There have been a bunch of new tubeless repair plug kits released recently. But Dynaplug has to be one of, if not the, original micro tubeless repair kits. Founded in 1991, Dynaplug has been offering permanent repairs on motorcycle, car, truck, SUV, ATV, scooter, trailer, tractor, and most recently, bicycle tires for years. Designed and manufactured in the U.S., Dynaplug kits have impressive form factor and they continue to improve on their designs with options like the new Dynaplug Air.

Dynaplug Air plugs and fills your tire at once, plus other options for tubeless fixes

While it’s been out for a bit now, we caught up with Dynaplug at Interbike to check out all of their tools in person. The Dynaplug Air is a genius little device that allows you to fill your tire through the hole, and then remove the tool while simultaneously plugging the leak.

Dynaplug Air plugs and fills your tire at once, plus other options for tubeless fixes
Dynaplug now has two sizes of plugs – the standard and the new Megaplug for large punctures in bicycle tires. You’ll need the Dynaplug Racer or Micro Pro/Pill with the Megaplug conversion kit to use them though. Standard plugs use a non-abrasive brass tip, while the Megaplugs use aluminum tips to keep the weight down.

Dynaplug Air plugs and fills your tire at once, plus other options for tubeless fixes

This is possible thanks to the air hole in the needle applicator underneath their metal-tipped tire plugs. Push the tool deep into the tire so the air hole is inside, crack the CO2 to inflate the tire, and then pull out the tool – the metal tip catches on the tire causing the plug to stay in place.

Dynaplug Air plugs and fills your tire at once, plus other options for tubeless fixes

The Dynaplug Air kit also comes with an inflation hose in case you need to use the CO2 without needing the plug. And a screw cap keeps the applicator safe and ready to go on the CO2 so you don’t lose precious time. The Dynaplug Air kit sells for $74.99 with the tool, four plugs, two 16g CO2 cartridges, and the air hose with presta adapter. You can add the Megaplug adapter and four Megaplugs for $19.99. There’s even a road bike kit with shorter plugs making this perfect for roadies as well.

Dynaplug Air plugs and fills your tire at once, plus other options for tubeless fixes Dynaplug Air plugs and fills your tire at once, plus other options for tubeless fixes

The Racer is a dual sided repair kit that offers the standard plug on one side and the Megaplug on the other side, both ready to go at a moment’s notice. Sold for $43.99, the kit includes the tool, three regular plugs, two Megaplugs, and two insertion tubes. One thing to note, all Dynaplug tools come in multiple colors and include a lifetime warranty.

Dynaplug Air plugs and fills your tire at once, plus other options for tubeless fixes

Called the Dynaplug Carbon Ultralite, this tool is also their least expensive at $24.99. The difference is that it takes a little longer to use since you have to assemble the tool each time you want to use it. The four repair plugs, insertion tube, and pipe cleaner all fit inside the handle.

Dynaplug Air plugs and fills your tire at once, plus other options for tubeless fixes

Dynaplug Air plugs and fills your tire at once, plus other options for tubeless fixes Dynaplug Air plugs and fills your tire at once, plus other options for tubeless fixes

The new Megapill is a slightly larger version of the original that has been enlarged to fit the new Megaplug. It also has increased storage for standard plugs as well, carrying up to five standard plugs and two Megaplugs. It also includes their new Micro Knife which allows you to trim the plugs once installed for a flush fit. Like most Dynaplugs, it’s made from 6061 aluminum with hardened 304 stainless tubes and sells for $74.99.

Dynaplug Air plugs and fills your tire at once, plus other options for tubeless fixes Dynaplug Air plugs and fills your tire at once, plus other options for tubeless fixes

Finally, the Survivor was originally just a waterproof storage capsule that’s green, because, you know. But it can also be purchased as a Megaplug conversion kit for your current Micro Pro/Pill. The Survivor is $19.99, while the conversion kit includes the capsule, one Megaplug insertion tube and one Megaplug for $24.99.

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15 COMMENTS

    • Good question. I’ve used these plugs on many tires/rims and never had an issue, though I suppose it’s possible. I also would guess that if it really bothered you, you could plug the tire on the trail, then when you get home you could remove the tire and snip off the metal tip from the inside of the tire, leaving the plug material itself.

        • I have not. Knock on wood, I haven’t gotten a road/gravel flat that hasn’t sealed on its own with sealant since I can remember. I’m sure I’m due for one now! I’m sure it would work pretty well, you’d just need to trim it after plugging. I have used them on some crazy pinch flats on MTB tires that normally would have been hopeless, and have had a 100% success rate.

          • I had to. A week ago. I have the Dynaplug Racer. Used the small (standard) plug with the sharp cone as the more rounded one didn’t want to get in there. Worked as it should and as it always did so far on gravel and mountain bike tires. The sealant sealed the last bit of leakage around the plug. Tire is now as airtight as it was before.
            I carry a short utility knife blade in the box where the spare plugs are to cut the plugs after installation.

  1. I have used this numerous times, even using 2 plugs side by side on a sidewall tear, worked beautifully and I continued my ride, 3 months later, they’re still in there with minimal loss of tyre pressure between rides, BRILLIANT!

  2. These are great. I’d highly recommend them to anyone, especially the Racer model. The Pill and MegaPill are pretty heavy though, I keep those for my touring bike and mobile tool kit respectively.

    This stuff is expensive, yes. But it works so well, I’ll never go back to bacon strips.

  3. The number of times the Racer or Air have saved me from walking out easily surpass any up front cost. I’ve run tires with plugs for well over a year and had no problem. Metal tips have not done any damage to carbon or rim tape. The Air is really something when you think about how much time it saves.

  4. Used the racer model to help a teenager with a flat on Mt Hough in the Sierra Buttes a few weeks ago. First time I ever used it and was surprised how fast and easy it was.
    Seems much more elegant than the one that uses the strips, which I saw someone in Downieville using the next day.

  5. I’m a fan (I carry the Megapil on my gravel rig). However, don’t CO2’s screw with your sealant? I think there’s some debate if it’s the CO2 or the cold temperature shock, but I’d love to get some confirmation that this isn’t an issue.

  6. The idea is brilliant, but for road bike use the insertion tube on the Dynaplug Air is too long. If you squeeze it into the tire all the way so that the air hole is inside the tire you’ll probably damage a 25 or 28c tire on the opposite side.
    I’ll cut that tube shorter and then also cut the plugs shorter before installation as they are always unnecessary long for road bike use.
    While inflating the tire or at least when pulling the tool out the leak should face the ground in order to make sure that the plug is submersed in sealant which quickly seals the small leaks that will exist between tire and plug.

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