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Bike Flat Defender: Mastering Puncture-Free Rides with Dynaplug

Zac Crenshaw |

If the devil is in the details, a Dynaplug is the proverbial dotting of the "i". A staple on any RA Cycles employee's bike; this tool is the first arrow in the quiver for a tubeless puncture. If your sealant can't do the job, Dynaplug can.

As tubeless technology has made its way into the road realm, some riders are reluctant to make the switch. Whether it's a desire to stick to what they know, or if they received a horror story from a tubeless novice, there is typically some hesitance to commit to the tubeless lifestyle. The number one question, is of course, what happens when I get a puncture?

A large portion of the punctures you receive on a tubeless setup you'll never know about. Sealant prevents any minor punctures from being noticeable, but it isn't infallible. Dynaplug, quite literally, fills the gap. After stabbing the Dynaplug into your puncture and removing the tool, the plug will be left behind to keep you rolling.

The rubber tail from the plug will flatten out as you ride, and eventually fuse with the rubber of your tire. The plug stays in the tire, and there's no need for a messy extraction once you get home. Even better, you can continue to ride that tire! The plugs are designed to be a 'long' term solution, and not just a limp-home scenario. After a second plug on the same tire, replacement should be considered. If you find yourself plugging for a third time, the casing has been compromised enough and should be replaced.

As a more-than-satisfied Dynaplug Racer user, I don't let anyone out the door on a tubeless setup without one!

Dynaplug Racer Specifications:

  • Tool Body Construction: Nylon 6 with 30% Glass Fill
  • Dimensions: 3.75” x .437”
  • Weight: 14 Grams
  • Insertion Tube: Hardened 304 Stainless Steel
  • Plug Material: Viscoelastic Impregnated Rubber
  • Plug Tip: Nonabrasive Brass and 6061 Aluminum
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
  • Made in the U.S.A.

How to use Dynaplug:

 

How to Load / ReLoad your Dynaplug Racer:

Dynaplug Bike Flat Repair
Step #1: Roll plug between your thumb and forefinger to narrow it's diameter before attempting to load into the insertion tube. * Do not hold brass tip while rolling
Dynaplug Bike Flat Repair
Step #2: Slide plug into insertion tube until brass tip is flush against the tube. * If the plug too sticky or won't fit in the tube, re-roll and apply saliva / water to lube the plug. You can also clean the tube with a pipe cleaner and rubbing alcohol.

How to repair a flat with your Dynaplug Racer:

Dynaplug Bike Flat Repair
Step #1: Find the puncture. Listen for a hiss or use your hand to feel for the air escaping
Dynaplug Bike Flat Repair
Step #2: Align the plug with the puncture.
Dynaplug Bike Flat Repair
Step #3: Push it in!
Dynaplug Bike Flat Repair
Step #4: Pull the tool from the puncture. Plug will remain in the tire once the leak stops. Next trim the plug the add air if needed!
Step #5: Start riding again and forget that you had a flat tire!
Dynaplug Bike Flat Repair
Dynaplug Bike Flat Repair

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