Stans NoTubes "DART" Tubeless Repair Tool
The DART is Stan's solution to fix damaged tires faster, easier, and better than existing plug tools. While traditional tire plugs try to wedge rubber strips into a puncture, the DART creates a chemical reaction with your Stan’s sealant to quickly form a permanent airtight bond. The dual actions of the DART include the mechanical fill created by inserting a piece of material into the puncture, and a chemical reaction that activates our sealant. The DART is the best solution for repairing and sealing slices and large punctures in tubeless mountain, road, and gravel bike tires.[split]
DART’s patent pending ability to react with latex sealant makes it more effective than traditional tire plugs, and its mechanical features are also innovative. Traditional tire plug tools were developed originally for car tires, and their long, sharp tips can cause damage to rim tape or cut hands. Even worse, their plugs can actually expand many punctures because they rely on a tight fit to hold them in place. In contrast, the DART’s plastic tip is barbed to anchor firmly in place and stay put during even the most aggressive riding while being safer for rims, rim tape and your hands.
The laser-cut material of the DART is also more flexible and better able to contour to the shapes of different punctures, maximizing surface area to increase the sealing reaction. Because the DART anchors to your tire and creates a bond with your sealant, it also won’t pull out while riding the way a conventional plug can. Among the best features of the DART’s design are that it doesn’t require trimming once inserted and that excess material won’t get in the way of your ride. DARTs can’t be felt while riding, even when used for road tires, and they wear smooth naturally.
Weighing only 15g, the DART Tool is designed to be extremely light, durable, and easy to fit into pockets and packs, while offering an ergonomic design that’s easy to hold and allows precision DART placement.
Most important of all, we designed the DART to be quick to deploy, so you can get back on the trail fast. The head of the DART Tool is double-sided and reversible, allowing it to hold two sealed DARTs on each side. This makes it possible to install two DARTs quickly when sealing the largest slices or snake bite-like punctures that create multiple holes. Clear caps protect the stored DARTS, keeping them clean and ready to use, while being quick to unthread and easy to see through to ensure you have a fresh DART ready for your next ride. It all fits together in a compact tool that easily fits in any pocket or pack and can be accessed quickly, without having to disassemble anything on your bike.
The DART Tool’s handle includes a built-in valve core remover, making it easy to add sealant. The tool is made of an ultra-strong but light molded plastic. Because even the small details are important, the rod that presses DARTs into punctures is made of ultralight, corrosion-resistant and incredibly strong carbon. The length of the rod is specifically calibrated to let you insert DARTs to the perfect depth every time, just by pressing until the head of the DART Tool contacts your tire. No more damage to rim or rim tape during a fast repair.
Refilling a DART Tool is fast and easy. Our DART Refills include five replacement DARTs on a rack that lets you reload your DART Tool in only seconds.
Repairs large punctures and slices
Reacts with Stan’s sealant to form an instant, airtight seal
Barbed plastic tip anchors into tire and will not pull out when riding
Flexible material and laser-cut shape conforms to puncture and bonds with sealant
Wears off clean, no trimming needed, and can not be felt while riding, even on road tires
Lightweight, compact tool fits the shape of your hand for more precise use and includes built-in valve core remover
Includes two pre-loaded DARTs for sealing multiple and larger punctures
Clear caps keep DARTs clean and unthread quickly for fast deployment
Simple and easy to refill
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