Dynaplug has just released the Covert Bar End Tubeless Repair Kit, which keeps four tire plugs ready-to-go by carrying two compact Dynaplug tools inside your handlebar. The kit is currently available as a complete setup including a pair of ODI Vans lock-on grips, plug tools for both ends, and a couple spare plugs.
Apparently it was customer requests that prompted Dynaplug to add a bar end kit to their lineup, so in this case the squeaky (leaky?) wheel got the grease!
The bar end plug tools thread into small mounts which connect to any ODI compatible grip lock. The mount simply replaces the usual end cap, so no modifications are needed to install the Covert kit. When needed, the plug tool comes out with a few twists of its flattened edges.
Dynaplug’s Twin Tube technology allows you to store two plugs in each tool. The plug tool’s tip is double sided and threads into the tool body. When you need an additional plug or a different size, just unscrew the plug tip, flip it over and screw it back into the plug tool. While you ride, the plug tips are protected by a cover that snaps on and off.
The covert kit comes with one tool that has a standard sized Twin Tube on both ends, and one that has a standard/Megaplug Twin Tube. Dynaplug suggests setting up one tool with their Soft Tip plugs and the Megaplug-capable tool with a Megaplug, so you’re ready to quickly seal up smaller or larger punctures. Also, both types of plug can be doubled up to seal bigger holes. Each bar end tool comes with three brass Soft Tips and one spare Megaplug.
The Dynaplug bar end tools are made from anodized billet 6061 Aluminum and hardened stainless steel. These compact tools certainly won’t weigh you down, as a pair loaded with plugs weighs just 38.5g. The tools do protrude from the bar ends a bit, but doubtfully enough to be problematic.
The Dynaplug Covert Bar End Tubeless Repair Kit is made in California, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. MSRP is $69.99. At this point there is no suggestion that one-sided kits will be offered, but maybe if enough of us ask…