Fix A Flat for Mountain Bikes!

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The Dart tool can also be used on road and gravel bike tubeless tires
The Dart tool can also be used on road and gravel bike tubeless tires
Stan’s NoTubes

Almost all high-end mountain bikes now come with tubeless tires, which are capable of sealing small punctures if filled with a liquid sealant. The just-announced Dart tool, made by Stan’s NoTubes, is designed to better-fix the bigger holes.

Stan’s was one of the first companies to introduce a mountain bike tire sealant, and it’s still probably the most-used brand. The latex-based liquid contains small rubber particles, which block and then seal smaller holes in tires. For larger punctures – over 5 mm – riders typically have to utilize a third-party automotive-style tool, that inserts a worm-shaped sticky rubber plug into the hole.

The Dart tool likewise utilizes a carbon fiber rod to hand-push a polymer strip (called a dart) into larger punctures. That material not only fills the hole, but it also chemically reacts with the Stan’s sealant already in the tire, to form a seal that’s reportedly much stronger than that which would be created by a standard plug.

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