FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — By the end of Eurobike last month, an abused mountain bike tire still held air. A multitude of tubeless tire sidewall and tread punctures were sealed quickly and efficiently with Stan’s No Tubes’ new DART Tool that will be available later this month.
Unveiling its new tubeless repair kit behind closed doors during the four-day international show, Chris Currie, Stan’s creative director, punctured a mountain bike wheel to show how the Dual Action Repair for Tubeless (DART) tool works. A barbed tip distributes the DART, a ribbon-like laser-cut material into the tire that, when reacting with Stan’s sealant, fills punctures 5mm or larger in mountain, road and gravel tubeless wheels.
“My poor tire left Germany with over 50 DARTs in it, and we conducted about 30 demos,” Currie said. “Everyone was pretty stoked about the DART. The phrase ‘game-changer’ was uttered many, many times.”
DART is unlike many conventional bicycle tubeless plug tools on the market. In most cases, a piece of rubber or similar material is pressed into a puncture, much like a car-tire repair. Long applicator tools can be pressed too far into the tire and damage rim tape, according to Stan’s. The company also notes …read more