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TRAIL KUBUKI CORNDOGGER
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It finally happened to me today - I gashed a sidewall on my rear Conti Gravity UST. I didn't have a patch kit or a tube and the Stans wasn't sealing the hole. Luckily it was an easy hike out. But it could have been worse...

Which begs the question:

What's the best field repair on a UST tire? On epic rides far from civi should I be carrying an emergency tube and/or a patch kit? Can I use a patch kit on th.e inside of the tire and will it hold long enough for me to roll out of the hills?

Don't try and talk me out of my UST setup. TIA
 

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TwistedCrank said:
It finally happened to me today - I gashed a sidewall on my rear Conti Gravity UST. I didn't have a patch kit or a tube and the Stans wasn't sealing the hole. Luckily it was an easy hike out. But it could have been worse...

Which begs the question:

What's the best field repair on a UST tire? On epic rides far from civi should I be carrying an emergency tube and/or a patch kit? Can I use a patch kit on th.e inside of the tire and will it hold long enough for me to roll out of the hills?

Don't try and talk me out of my UST setup. TIA
Tubes, quick and easy.

For in the field repairs you will need to carry; superglue, patchkit (car tire kit preferred), Bigair co2 can or three, 2oz of Stans or Slime, good tire levers, rag to clean the stans up. It can be done, it has been done but why? just throw a tube in it and deal with it when you get home.
 

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for small rips that the sealant won't fix, i use a plain old elephant tape (gaffer tape) as i've found parks tyre boots won't stick if you use sealant

its cheap, strong, very adhesive and air tight and lasts a lot longer than the tyre does!
 

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I actually don't ride tubeless, but my friend does. From the various flats he's gotten, a tube worked 80% of the time. The one or two times that the tube failed was because the hole in the tire was too big and the tube bulged out from the hole.

Given that, I would think a tube a some duct tape will handle any type of flat.
 
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