I run tubeless tires on all of my bikes now and whilst I have had significantly achievement with modest punctures sealing up automatically, from time to time bigger holes and even gashes occur. Even though 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 in the course of Eurobike at the finish of the summer season. In contrast to traditional plug tools, which function by pressing pieces of rubber or related 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 uncomplicated, protected compound chemically reacts with Stan’s sealant, generating the quickest, easiest, and most trusted answer for repairing and sealing slices and massive punctures in tubeless mountain, road, and gravel bike tires.
The Stan’s applicator is developed with a plastic barbed tip that holds the DART and can not be inserted as well deep to have an effect on rim tape. When inserted and with the necessary quantity of Stan’s sealant currently in the tire, DART swiftly fills the puncture and in impact becomes aspect of the tire’s compound. Since of that, the DART does not need trimming just after sealing. The catch? Even though assured to seal with Stan’s frequent or Race sealants, the organization can not assure it performs when applied with sealant from other brands.
A comprehensive DART Tool, which includes two loaded DARTs, weighs only 15 grams. This is in aspect mainly because the rod that presses DARTs into punctures is produced of ultralight, corrosion-resistant, and extremely robust carbon. DARTs are produced to be stored for extended periods and are quick and simple to reload and reuse. Clear thread-on caps not only let you see by way of them to confirm regardless of whether your DART is in truth loaded and prepared for its subsequent repair, but they also shield your DART, maintaining it clean in between utilizes. A DART Refill container is out there and incorporates a rack of 5 DARTs.
Each the DART Tool ($25) and DART Refill ($20) will be out there for obtain quickly.