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The next time you head out on a ride with your tubeless tires, stash Innovations' Tubeless Tire Repair Kit in your pocket or bag. The system uses butyl rubber plugs and includes an insertion tool to allow you to quickly patch your tires on-the-go, so you can make sure a flat tire won't send you home from the trails early.
- Item #INN000D
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Tubeless Back Up
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Haven't really had to use it yet to be honest, but figure I'd share what I am carrying with me in my trusty fan pack for quicker local rides. I will usually keep a tube on hand as well, but honestly the bead on my DHF with the Ibis 742 rim is so tight I would love to not have to have to throw a tube in mid ride. I've had tires in the past that I've nicked a big enough hole to not have it hold air, but this would have solved that issue.
you'll be thankful if you ever need it.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I do my best to get out on all day rides or bikepack trips. Riding tubeless, I loathe ever actually having to put in a tube so this tubeless repair kit is a light weight wonder that has not let me down yet. It won't get you out of a massive sidewall tear, but in conjunction with some sealant, big holes and small gashes have been no match to date. If you end up with a larger hole that sealant is struggling to seal, use this. You don't need to remove the tire--just use the included tool to push a little chunk of plug into the hole. On a small gash I used the tool to push the middle of the plug into the hole; spin the tool to ball up the plug on the inside of the tire and then remove the tool leaving the two tag ends out. I trim the plug ends and added an extra dose of sealant and it did the trick trailside. I recently removed and tossed a spare tube that was zip tied to my bikepack rig (on the seat stays) because after a year and a half, I've not needed it and it was looking pretty ragged just from living back there for so long. I don't carry a spare tube while riding anymore unless I'm going so far that I would absolutely not want to walk out.