Stop & Go Tubeless Tire Plugger With CO2
Like a Charm
Went out to my bike one morning and the rear tire was flat. Found a roofing nail sticking out the side (not the side wall). I called some shops, but they would repair, only replace. The tire was still pretty new, so I didn't want to spend that money. Search Revzilla and found this. Bingo!
The instructions were pretty good, but I found a video on their website that was helpful. It's pretty simple to use...
but it's tough on a hot day. It was 90F and crazy humid. I found it hard to twist the allan wrench tight enough to get the plug into the tire. My hands were sweaty and there's not enough grip on the inserting unit. I thought I had it all the way in, but then I'd remove the insert and the plug would still be in it. It took me 4 tries to get the plug into the tire (and I almost got heat stroke). I'm sure it would have been fine on a cooler day.
And the result... I've ridden two full weeks, over 800 miles (daily commuting) and the tires only lost 1psi. To be fair, the other good tire also lost 1psi, so I'm calling that normal fluctuation. So the plug looks good and will probably hold forever.
I did not try the CO2 so I can't comment on that. But I have it for later if I need it (I hope not). The kit comes with a ton of plugs, so I ride with it all the time now. I definitely recommend everyone get a kit like this.
July 25, 2016
A MUST !!
I followed the instructions. Plugged my tire and my tire is holding its pressure just fine. Why didn't i buy one of these long time ago !!!! The CO'2 cartridge thing just didn't work for me, I just rode to the gas station and used the air hose.
July 20, 2016
When I received this product, I was skeptical as there were more procedures and parts than the usual plug and glue operation that I'm used to, but this actually works well. After looking at the directions several times (photos) and using the tools as they're depicted, everything becomes much more logical. I plugged my tire, it held well and rode on that plugged tire for about 3 months (tires had only 2000 miles, couldn't pitch them!) with no issues (not recommending). I did need to add air at a compressor 20 miles down the road after plugging the tire, but that was expected using one CO2 canister. Yes I do like and recommend this product and will purchase again.
June 28, 2016
One of those things you bring with you AFTER you've had the experience of a flat tire on a lonely highway.
You can ride for years without encountering a flat tire. But when it finally happens, this little kit is the difference between getting home, or being stranded on a lonely highway. Its simple to use, no messy glue-stuff, and did hold air-tight on the repair I did. It comes with 4 CO2 cartridges that will inflate the tire roughly 8psi each. When you use them, make sure you hold them in the foam-sleeve that comes with the kit. They get ICY cold.
November 16, 2015
It will probably get you home
It's easy to use and the tools in the kit are high quality. But, I didn't have excellent results. It held long enough to get home but the following morning the tire had lost 10 PSI. I pushed the plug into the tire and tried another and leaked also. Immediately. I have no problems normally using a tire that has been plugged but these definitely aren't trustworthy for anything but getting to the nearest repair shop. I conditionally recommend the kit because it's better than walking away from your bike.
September 29, 2015
Installs and works as described
I had a nail in the tread of my nearly-new rear tire, and the shops I called didn't want to plug it, they only wanted to replace it with a new tire (I asked why... they said "insurance reasons").
So I did some research, an tried this plug kit. The steps to install are pretty straightforward, but there are, oddly, 2 sets of instructions, and they aren't exactly the same, so it pays to read both first. It only took about 15 minutes to install (taking my time, doing it right). It's been a couple weeks, and ~250 miles, and the plug is working great.
September 7, 2015
Bought it, used it, like it. Simple and quick to use.
June 26, 2015
Did not work for me
I have only used this once and failed to stop the leak. The original hole was very small (small nail), so it's possible that I didn't accurately follow it's track with the reamer, but whatever the cause it leaked worse after the attempted plugging than with the nail in place.
June 22, 2015