Dynaplug’s new composite Carbon Racer tire plugging tool drops 40% off the weight of even their lightest alloy Dynaplug Race for what shapes up to be “The World’s Lightest Tire Plugging Tool”. No need to weigh yourself down to be able to repair tubeless tire punctures on the go, just clip one of these suckers behind a bottle cage or into a bag, and you’ll forget it’s there… until it saves you from walking home. We even hear a big bike company will be including one with their next new race bike, very soon…
Dynaplug Carbon Racer ultra-lightweight tubeless tire plug tool
We all know by now that tubeless tires are faster to ride, offering more control, more comfort, and decreasing the number of flat tires. But punctures still happen, and Dynaplug has made a name for itself creating some of the best tubeless tire plug tools available. Now their Carbon Racer dials the weight back even more with new composite construction.
We’ve already used the new plug tool to fix a sidewall puncture when we got “a little too rad” on an off-camber landing, and it’s held air flawlessly on subsequent mountain bike rides.
Carbon Racer – Tech details, pricing & availability
Curiously, the Dynaplug Carbon Racer isn’t made from carbon fiber. Its body is actually molded from 30% glass fiber reinforced nylon, which gives it a carbon-like matte black look. The double-sided Carbon Racer features one smaller road diameter insertion tube to fit regular plugs, and one larger MTB diameter insertion tube to fit Mega plugs for bigger punctures on the other end. (A road specific version with two of the smaller diameter tubes will also be coming soon.)
The whole thing, with nylon covers on either end weighs just 14g (down from 23g for the alloy Racer). Throw in the included Carbon Silicone rubber tool holder that mounts behind a bottle cage for another 10g if you don’t want to put the 11mm diameter x 95mm long Carbon Racer in your pocket, saddlebag, or CamelBak.
As for availability, we hear it’ll be coming very soon as standard equipment on a new Cannondale. But in the meantime, you can get one now directly from Dynaplug for $48. That includes the Carbon Racer tool itself, three regular pointed-tip plus, two bullet-tip Megaplugs, and the rubber cage mount (that also fits the alloy Racer.)