Dynaplug debuts world's lightest plugging tool

Dynaplug's very light tubeless repair tool
Dynaplug's Carbon Racer is ready to keep you rolling along (Image credit: Dynaplug)

Dynaplug has been a tested name in tubeless tyre repair, since 1991.

Benefitting from nearly three decades of helping riders get mobile again, after terrain has taken a toll on their tyres, Dynaplug is now marketing a Carbon Racer tool.

Claimed to be the world’s lightest plugging kit, it weighs only 14g, which is half of Dynaplug’s conventional alloy Racer tool. For mountain bikers who obsessive count the grams, this matters.

The Carbon Racer is moulded from a premium nylon, which makes it tough and light. Dynaplug’s latest offering has a complement of tyre saving bits totalling three regular pointed tip plugs and two bullet tip Megaplugs. With a combination of these at your disposal, even the most unfortunate tyre casing or tread puncture, should easily be sealed.

Trail bike riders might stow their plugging kits in a hip pack, but XC racers have a predisposition to mount any quick-response tyre saving tool directly to the frame. Dynaplug provides a carbon silicone tool holding platform (weighing only 10g), which mounts on your frame's downtube, using the bottle-cage screws. It also happens to be compatible with the alloy Racer tool.

Best of all, is that the mounting platform can accommodate a bottle cage on top of it, delivering a stacked stowage solution, which is sure to please the utilitarian logic of many XC riders.

Although small in its overall profile, the ergonomically shaped Carbon Racer tool is designed to exert the required force when you need to seal a puncture swiftly, without straining your fingers or risking injury.

Dynaplug’s Carbon Racer toolkit is original equipment on Cannondale’s latest line of Scalpel XC and downcountry bikes. If you wish to purchase it as a standalone item, recommended retail is $47.99.

Lance Branquinho
Freelance writer

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born journalist who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. As well as Bike Perfect, Lance has written for MBR.com, Off-Road.cc and Cycling News.