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.
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.
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.
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