The upcoming Ryder Slug Plug is the most affordable tubeless tire repair kit on the market, coming in at just $10 for a complete pre-loaded kit that includes a refill pack. The body is a tough plastic and encapsulates the stainless steel tool tip so it won’t poke you or your gear while riding, and it’s designed to make plugging a tire puncture quick, easy and safe, too.
Ryder Slug Plug low-cost, tubeless tire repair kit
The kit comes with one tool (shown here twice, once closed up and once open and ready for action), and a refill kit with a five pack of both thin or thick “slugs” to close different sized holes. So, you get 10 slugs per kit, which makes this an even better deal. The slugs are stored in the included envelope to keep them clean, and you can preload one into the tool and keep it safe with the cap in place.
Two features make the Slug Plug easier to use correctly. First, when folded into place, the slugs are longer than the needle so there’s always going to be a little extra sitting above the handle’s tip. And there are two grooves on either side to let the plug nest into place.
Second, the handle bottoms out on the tire before you can push the slugs all the way in, so there’s little chance you’ll push it all the way through and have to use another slug.
One last little feature is the built-in tire valve core remover at the end of the handle, making it easy to add a little more sealant when needed. The Slug Plug starts shipping later this year with a retail of $10 with a lifetime guarantee. Additional refill kits will be sold, too.