I run tubeless tires on all of my bikes now and whilst I have had a great deal accomplishment with smaller punctures sealing up automatically, often bigger holes and even gashes come about. Although present puncture repair tools like DynaPlug come in handy, they do not perform for gashes bigger than 5mm. This is exactly where the new Stan’s No Tubes’ DART Tool comes in.
Stan’s unveiled the new Dual Action Repair for Tubeless (DART) tool throughout Eurobike at the finish of the summer season. In contrast to standard plug tools, which function by pressing pieces of rubber or equivalent material into a puncture, Stan’s DART tool also reacts with Stan’s tire sealant to fill the puncture and develop an airtight bond with the tire.
What tends to make DART “dual action” is its use of each mechanical sealing and chemical sealing. A barbed tip with specific material mechanically anchors into the tire and fills the puncture, whilst a easy, protected compound chemically reacts with Stan’s sealant, building the quickest, easiest, and most dependable remedy for repairing and sealing slices and massive punctures in tubeless mountain, road, and gravel bike tires.
The Stan’s applicator is made with a plastic barbed tip that holds the DART and can’t be inserted as well deep to impact rim tape. When inserted and with the essential quantity of Stan’s sealant currently in the tire, DART speedily fills the puncture and in impact becomes element of the tire’s compound. Simply because of that, the DART does not call for trimming following sealing. The catch? Although assured to seal with Stan’s standard or Race sealants, the corporation can not assure it performs when utilized with sealant from other brands.
A comprehensive DART Tool, such as two loaded DARTs, weighs only 15 grams. This is in element simply because the rod that presses DARTs into punctures is produced of ultralight, corrosion-resistant, and extremely powerful carbon. DARTs are produced to be stored for extended periods and are rapidly and uncomplicated to reload and reuse. Clear thread-on caps not only let you see by means of them to confirm regardless of whether your DART is in reality loaded and prepared for its subsequent repair, but they also defend your DART, maintaining it clean involving makes use of. A DART Refill container is readily available and contains a rack of 5 DARTs.
Each the DART Tool ($25) and DART Refill ($20) will be readily available for buy quickly.