Stan’s NoTubes Introduces DART Tool and Refill Kit

Press Release


Stan’s NoTubes is proud to introduce the DART, an entirely new and better way to repair tubeless tyre punctures and slices that are 5mm or larger. Although Stan's Sealant alone handles most punctures, the DART makes the toughest tubeless tyre repairs fast, easy, and reliable for every rider. Unlike conventional plug tools, which function by pressing pieces of rubber or similar material into a puncture, Stan’s Dual Action Repair for Tubeless (DART) tool also reacts with Stan’s tyre sealant to fill the puncture and create an airtight bond with the tyre.

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What makes DART "dual action" is its use of both mechanical sealing and chemical sealing. A barbed tip with special material mechanically anchors into the tyre and fills the puncture, while a simple, safe compound chemically reacts with Stan's sealant, creating the fastest, easiest, and most reliable solution for repairing and sealing slices and large punctures in tubeless mountain, road, and gravel bike tyres.

 

 

Safer, More Effective Tubeless Tyre Repair


DART’s patent pending ability to react with latex sealant makes it more effective than traditional tyre plugs, and its mechanical features are also innovative. Traditional tyre plug tools were developed originally for car tyres, and their long, sharp tips can cause damage to rim tape or cut hands. Even worse, their plugs can actually expand many punctures because they rely on a tight fit to hold them in place. In contrast, the DART’s plastic tip is barbed to anchor firmly in place and stay put during even the most aggressive riding while being safer for rims, rim tape and your hands.

 

The laser-cut material of the DART is also more flexible and better able to contour to the shapes of different punctures, maximizing surface area to increase the sealing reaction. Because the DART anchors to your tyre and creates a bond with your sealant, it also won’t pull out while riding the way a conventional plug can. Among the best features of the DART’s design are that it doesn’t require trimming once inserted and that excess material won’t get in the way of your ride. DARTs can’t be felt while riding, even when used for road tyres, and they wear smooth naturally.

 

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Easy and Fast to Use


During development, the DART was meticulously engineered to make tubeless tyre repair more simple and straightforward than any other tyre repair system. Ease of use was a priority. When repairing a puncture, simply position the tip of the DART into the puncture and press until the head of the DART Tool contacts your tyre. The length of the rod is specifically calibrated to insert DARTs to the perfect depth every time and to anchor them into place securely. That means no more damage to rim or rim tape during a fast repair.

 

 

Rapid deployment was another key design criteria of the DART Tool. The double-sided head of the tool holds two sealed DARTs on each side, allowing both to be used quickly in succession to seal very large slices or snake bite-like punctures that create multiple holes.

 

The DART Tool’s ergonomic design features an ultra-strong yet lightweight molded plastic handle that is easy to hold and allows precise placement, a serious advantage when repairing difficult-to-reach punctures next to a tyre knob or bead. That same handle includes a built-in valve core remover to make it even easier to also add more sealant whenever necessary.

 

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A complete DART Tool, including two loaded DARTs, weighs only 15g. This is in part because the rod that presses DARTs into punctures is made of ultralight, corrosion-resistant, and incredibly strong carbon.

 

DARTs are made to be stored for extended periods and are fast and easy to reload and reuse. Clear thread-on caps not only let you see through them to confirm whether your DART is in fact loaded and ready for its next repair, but they also protect your DART, keeping it clean between uses. A DART Refill container is available and includes a rack of five DARTs.

 

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17 Comments

Schnavel, Oct 07 2019 04:29

This looks great, but once again, no RRP is given...

 

If it works as well as Stan's claims, it could bring new life to tyres that previously would have been binned.

Eddy Gordo, Oct 07 2019 05:28

I like the patch bit. Better suited to bicycle tyres.

Eddy Gordo, Oct 07 2019 05:32

Stan's Dart Details
• Mechanical tire plug with sealant enhancing chemical
• Small size
• Two heads on tool
• Valve core remover
• Weight: 15 grams (complete tool, two Darts)
• Price: $25 USD, 5-pack of refills ($20 USD)
• Available: Late October

Eddy Gordo, Oct 07 2019 05:33

I could do these articles for leHub. would love to

 

https://www.pinkbike...stans-dart.html

Eddy Gordo, Oct 07 2019 05:33

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DieselnDust, Oct 07 2019 07:51

Brilliant! Sold at carbon

MphatiPyga, Oct 07 2019 08:24

Now what am I going to do with my Slug Plug? I like it!

morneS555, Oct 07 2019 09:07

I could do these articles for leHub. would love to

 

https://www.pinkbike...stans-dart.html

that first comment on pinkbike is gold haha. I literally always scroll down to the comments first.

Eddy Gordo, Oct 07 2019 09:36

I also want one!! No damn!, I need more than one, but I suppose I could make do with one. LOL

GrahamS2, Oct 08 2019 05:22

The one and only time I had a slice bigger than 5mm, pretty much all the Stan's sealant in my tyre ended up sprayed all over me and the trail. I wonder if this would still be effective with no sealant left, like a regular plug is?

Fr3dd13, Oct 08 2019 07:05

Very good point. I would also like to know.

 

 

The one and only time I had a slice bigger than 5mm, pretty much all the Stan's sealant in my tyre ended up sprayed all over me and the trail. I wonder if this would still be effective with no sealant left, like a regular plug is?

Two Wheels Trading, Oct 08 2019 07:43

Hi Guys,

 

we have managed to secure a small batch of these from their first production run -- due late October. Pricing is being confirmed - will post here as soon as we have it - just waiting on clarification in terms of tariff / duty for this item. 

 

Target would be around the R 400 to R 450 mark - Rand willing! 

Mawbs, Oct 08 2019 02:07

will it only work with Stans sealant or will other sealants also work 

Two Wheels Trading, Oct 08 2019 02:51

will it only work with Stans sealant or will other sealants also work 

 

it is designed to work best with Stan's Sealant - as Part 2 of it's function is a chemical reaction that takes place when it comes into contact with their sealant. It will however work with other Latex-Based sealants - but if you want the full benefit of this product it should be with their sealant. 

 

we were shown these at the Eurobike Show at their distributor meeting - this product is a game-changer!!!! 

Slowbee, Oct 08 2019 03:58

What happens when there is no more sealant in the tyre due to said cut ?

Two Wheels Trading, Oct 09 2019 06:30

What happens when there is no more sealant in the tyre due to said cut ?

 

"What makes DART "dual action" is its use of both mechanical sealing and chemical sealing. A barbed tip with special material mechanically anchors into the tyre and fills the puncture, while a simple, safe compound chemically reacts with Stan's sealant, creating the fastest, easiest, and most reliable solution for repairing and sealing slices and large punctures in tubeless mountain, road, and gravel bike tyres. "

 

as per above, it will still work like a normal plug , that is the mechanical sealing , ( only better due to the softer, better material used ) - you just miss out on the MAGIC of the tip+stans chemical reaction.

madbradd, Oct 10 2019 02:30

Hi Guys,

 

we have managed to secure a small batch of these from their first production run -- due late October. Pricing is being confirmed - will post here as soon as we have it - just waiting on clarification in terms of tariff / duty for this item. 

 

Target would be around the R 400 to R 450 mark - Rand willing! 

 

How many darts would this come with, and how much for darts?