Weldtite Tubeless Repair Capsule review – no-fuss tubeless repair kit

Simple tubeless repair kit packaged in CNC machined aluminum capsule

Weldtite Tubeless Repair Capsule
(Image: © Graham Cottingham)

BikePerfect Verdict

Performs well and everything is packed away within the durable CNC’ed capsule, it could be a little more space-efficient though

Pros

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    Simple plugging performance

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    Capsule doubles as a handle

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    Knife keeps plugs trimmed and neat

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    Plenty of storage for spare plugs

Cons

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    Large capsule size

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    Safety knife is tricky to use

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Like many other bike brands that produce bike maintenance products, Weldtite’s range includes several tubeless tire setup and upkeep products. Weldtites Tubeless Repair Capsule is their premium tubeless kit, storing everything you need to plug a pesky puncture at the side of the trail within a very blue anodized CNC tube.      

Weldtite Tubeless Repair Capsule tools

The kit contains the fork, a trimming knife and five repair strings (not pictured) (Image credit: Graham Cottingham)

Design

The plugging method isn’t any different from most other tubeless tire repair kits around. There's a fork tool that is used to stab one of the included five repair strings into the hole to seal the tire. At the other end, there is a safety knife so you can trim your repair strings so there less risk of them pulling out or rubbing your frame or fork, something that can cause a surprising amount of paint damage if conditions are gritty. 

Both these tools are mounted to CNC’ed threaded end caps which screw into the body of the capsule. The capsule not only keeps everything together, but it also works as a handle if you need more purchase when plugging. The kit comes in one color, this very eye-catching electric anodized blue.

Weldtite Tubeless Repair Capsule tool with a repair string

The capsule handle means the fork is easy to use although smaller holes will need to be enlarged to fit the plug (Image credit: Graham Cottingham)

Performance

When it comes to tubeless repairs the Weldtite Tubeless Repair Capsule works well. I found using the capsule as a handle meant it was easy to ram the fork into the tire and wiggle the repair string off when pulling it back out. The knife is a little fiddly to use but I like that I can trim the repair strings to size, especially as I found half a string enough to seal a tire. As with most other fork or claw tubeless kits, it will struggle to get into the smaller holes without making them bigger in the process. For smaller punctures, kits like Dynaplug’s Megapill or Peatys Holeshot are better.

The capsule feels well made and there is plenty of space to store ample repair strings or possibly a small tire boot too. The tube’s large diameter means it works well as a handle but less so in a pocket or frame storage so unless you ride with a hip pack or backpack you will probably prefer something more streamlined. 

Weldtite Tubeless Repair Capsule tool knife

The inclusion of a knife is a nice touch (Image credit: Graham Cottingham)

Verdict

The Weldtite Tubeless Repair Capsule isn’t revolutionary but it performs well and has everything you need to get a tire airtight again. There’s storage for loads of spare plugs and the knife means you can trim your repair strings down to size. Using the tube as a handle reduces faff getting the plug into the tire although I would prefer the overall size of the kit to be a little more space efficient.

Tech specs: Weldtite Tubeless Repair Capsule

  • Price: $TBC / £24.99 
  • Weight: 65g
  • Colors: Blue
  • Size: 85mm x 30mm
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.

Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg