First shown at Sea Otter, OneUp Components is coming for your flats. Or more appropriately, coming to help you fix them. Thanks to the easy access to the EDC tool in your steerer tube, the system is uniquely positioned to allow for quick flat fixing for your tubeless tires – as long as you have the new Plug & Plier Kit.
Meant to mount to the bottom of your EDC tool (sold separately), the Plug & Plier consists of a tubeless Jabber tool with 15 tire plugs, and a new set of Quick Link Pliers that will work on 10, 11, and 12 speed chains. This will not only save you from struggling to use the chain link tool that was included with the original EDC multi-tool, but it will allow you to open SRAM Eagle quick links which were never compatible with the first tool.
Demonstrating how quickly a puncture can be sealed, the kit is a great option for racers and something we’ve seen on the bikes of some of the fastest enduro racers in the world.
If you don’t want to store tool in your steerer tube, it will also fit with the Plugger in the 100cc EDC pump (the Plugger will also fit in the 70cc pump, but without the Pliers), which can be mounted to your frame again for quick access. Sold in a kit with both the pliers and the Plugger with 15 strips, the kit runs $35 and is available now.
How to Fix a Tubeless Flat in Under a Minute
1. Install the OneUp Jabber into your EDC Tool
2. Load the Jabber with 2 tubeless plugs. (Using 2 plugs gives you the best chance of fixing a puncture fast)
3. Reassemble the stash capsule and put your tool back in your fork. (The Tubeless Plug Kit also fits inside both the 100cc and 70cc EDC Pumps. The Pliers do not fit inside the 70cc Pump)
The next time you get a flat:
1. Grab your EDC tool, jump off your bike and find the hole as fast as possible. The quicker you plug the hole the less pressure you’ll lose and the less you’ll need to pump your tire back up
2. Stab the tubeless plug into the hole and leave about 5mm of plug outside of your tire
3. Hold the plugs on the tire and pull out the Jabber. Push the tail ends of the plugs in to the tire to seal it some more. Now you’re done plugging the hole
4. Grab your pump and reinflate your tire to the desired pressure. Hop back on your bike and finish your ride or race run
5. After your ride it is a good idea to trim the plugs back to flush with your tire tread. This will prevent the plug from being pulled out when you’re next riding