Review: Dynaplug Tubeless Repair kits

Reliable tubeless repair options made in the USA

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The Micro Pro has a lot of accessories in a very compact package.

The Micro Pro has a lot of accessories in a very compact package (click to enlarge).

The Lowdown: Dynaplug Tubeless Repair Kits

Tubeless bike tires are one of the best technologies introduced to mountain biking. Flats occur a lot less often as those thin, pesky inner tubes are eliminated from the system. And when the tire itself is punctured, Sealant inside the tire is usually sufficient to seal the hole.

But flats still occur with regularity on the trail as the sealant can’t seal big holes or the sealant in the tire dries up and goes unchecked. So we’ve all been there, shaking the tire to no end hoping the sealant will plug the hole. And when all else fails, we pull out the inner tube of shame and step back in time and install the tube.

The case of the Micro Pro is made of CNC'd aluminum.

The case of the Micro Pro is made of CNC’d aluminum (click to enlarge).

Dynaplug, from Chico, CA has been offering tubeless repair kits for automobiles and motorcycles for years so they saw an opportunity to offer their unique, patent pending solution to the world of bicycle tires.

Stat Box
Micro Pro MSRP: $55 Carbon Ultralight MSRP: $25
Micro Pro Weight: 46 grams Carbon Ultralight Weight: 32 grams
Included Accessories (Micro Pro): 2 insertion tubes, 5 tubeless tire repair plugs, knife, 1  clearing attachment, 1 pipe cleaner Included Accessories (Carbon Ultralight): 1 insertion tube, 3 tubeless tire repair plugs, 1 pipe cleaner
Cost of extra plugs: $10 for 5 Rating: 4 Flamin' Chili Peppers 5 Chilis-out-of-5

Pluses
Minuses
  • Plug is consistently easy to install
  • One has to find hole before tire is fully deflated
  • Plug can work with or without sealant
  • More expensive than competition
  • $25 and $55 options
    • Construction and technology is first-rate
      • Made in USA

        Full Review: Dynaplug Tubeless Repair Kits

        The Dynaplug solution is indeed a novel one. At the heart of the system is a patent pending carrier that inserts a plug into a punctured tire. To do this, a brass tip connected to a tacky rubber plug is pushed in to the tire. Pulling the carrier out leaves the tip inside the tire and the plug to cover the hole.

        The Carbon Ultralight kit come with a set of three plugs while the Micro Pro comes with five.

        The Carbon Ultralight kit come with a set of three plugs while the Micro Pro comes with five.

        We’ve tested it in several situations and the seal is reliable indeed with or without sealant. Even on the sidewall, Dynaplug can be used as long as the structure of the casing is still intact. If the casing is cut or slashed, then all hope is lost.

        Continue to page 2 for the flat repair process »

        About the author: Francis Cebedo

        The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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        • MsC says:

          Won’t the brass tip of the plug damage the rimbed in case of a second flat?

          • Francis Cebedo says:

            It’s a remote possibility if the rim is carbon. But one would have to ride the flat tire for a long time. Also, the recessed part of the rim is out of the way, The sidewall is the only exposed part but that is such a small surface area.

            For very cautious buyers, they also sell a ‘bullet’ style brass tip which is rounded instead of sharp. It’s a little harder to insert to plug the flat.

        • bryan says:

          This is a product that is overdue. I have plugged many punctures in my car tires with great success, this is just a downsized version of the same. I’ll pick one up the first time I see one in my LBS.

        • Kerrold says:

          This looks cool, but WAY to expensive for what it is. I use the $6 Genuine Innovations UST Tubeless Plug Patch Kit and it works great. Same concept with out all the fance metal works….and lighter.

        • Skinewmexico says:

          I’ll just pick the same thing up at Walmart for 1/4 of the price. Appeals to those who base functionality on price though.

        • matt says:

          Will it work with the higher pressures of Road Tubeless?

        • Dan says:

          at x10 the cost of the competition (Genuine Innovations), this product is not worth it. The $6 solution works great!

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