Ok, so this tool is a little bit nitc, but the first time you take your bike out on a long ride and get a flat you’ll appreciate how potentially screwed you could be if unprepared. Rather than jump through hoops to come out of it unscathed, pre-order and then pack this $30 repair kit and quickly/permanently fix the problem, without even removing the wheel to do so! Right!?
The patchnride employs single-use cartridges in a small dispenser-type-thingie that can fix tubular and clincher wheels on the road, in 60 seconds. You’ve typically got to remove your wheel as part of 15-step process to fix a flat. Here you’ve got 4:
- 1) Locate the puncture with our leak detector.
- 2) Remove any debris with the patchnride tool and insert into the puncture.
- 3) Make sure the tool is fully inserted in the tire and push the go button on the tool and release the Air Seal Patch ™.
- 4) Remove the tool from the tire and press down with your thumb on the repair. There will be a little rubber piece sticking out and that’s your signal that the repair is complete. You’re done, friend.
Best part? If that every same tire gets messed up another 4-5 times, you can still fix it. Get back out there! (Just make sure you’ve got more patch pods for future use). Enjoy!