Peaty's has expanded its range of bike care and tubeless set up kit to now offer a tubeless puncture repair kit and a CO2 inflator. Titled HOLESHOT, the CO2 Inflator Kit claims to be the fastest, safest, easiest and smartest inflator around, while the HOLESHOT Tubeless Puncture Plugger Kit is said to offer a stripped-down, rider innovated design.
The HOLESHOT Tubeless Puncture Plugger kit uses a rather different claw than almost all plugs currently on the market. Instead of being built with two prongs, it uses a 'hook and a half' design that the brand reckons is a game changer. This is because it doesn't widen the puncture as much as a traditionally designed plug tool might and it's said that it releases the plug easier in the puncture when removing the tool.
Peaty's says that because it doesn't create as big a hole as standard designs, users can insert a smaller diameter plug and because there's less damage to the tyre carcass, the brand's testing predicts that a plug can stay in for much longer than a larger plug in a larger hole. Another bonus of this is that it's better for use with lighter weight and more fragile road, and gravel tyres, according to the brand.
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It's not just the fork that's received an awful lot of attention as its anodised alloy Tool Pod has also seen some serious thinking. It comes built with o-rings to keep dirt out and the plug clean, and the body reverses to become the handle. The Tool Pods come in 12 Chris King colourways, Black, Bourbon, Emerald, Gold, Matte Mango, Navy, Matte Punch, Red, Silver, Matte Slate, Matte turquoise, and Violet. It then becomes home to two sizes of fast fit plugs, 1.5mm and 3mm in diameter with the former aimed at plugging small, sidewall holes that the sealant struggles to get to and the latter for larger punctures.
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That's the Tubeless Puncture Plugger Kit, now for the HOLESHOT CO2 Inflator Kit. It's built with an inline 'press to fill' valve that does away with any awkward angles that can wreck valve cores. It doesn't need to be screwed on either. All that's required for operation is to sit the inflator onto an open valve and push. The inflator is small enough to fit between a wheels spokes which further reduces weird angles and allows for quicker inflation as the gas doesn't need to turn a corner, says Peaty's. It also minimises any residual pressure left in the cartidge which can be dangerous.
2022 peatys holeshot co2 inflator sleeve.jpg, by Liam Mercer
The HOLESHOT CO2 Inflator uses a plastic-free design and is made from CNC machined 6061 alloy head and wing on a brass slider. The brand then says that the o-rings have been tested in all conditions. It comes in all of the same colours as the Tubeless Puncture Plugger Kit and there are two 16g cartridges included in the HOLESHOT Road and Gravel set, while the Mountain Bike Pack gets two 25g CO2 cartridges. There's also a closed cup freeze protector to keep your hands safe while using the inflator.
Prices for the HOLESHOT CO2 Inflator Kit go from £28 for the road and gravel kits while the mountain bike kit is priced at £30. Then, the HOLESHOT Tubeless Puncture Plugger Kit will set you back £22.
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