Dynaplug Announces New Covert Bar End Tubeless Repair Kit

Oct 14, 2020
by ECHOS Communications  
The Dynaplug Covert Tire Plugging Tool

PRESS RELEASE: Dynaplug

Our new tool is designed to be the people's tire plugger– made by popular request from our customers, the Dynaplug Covert tubeless tire repair kit features "Twin Tube" technology, which allows riders to store two plugs in each tool. That's 4 plugs ready-to-go!

The Covert tools threads into mounts that snap into an ODI-compatible grip lockring, adding new functionality to the riders- favorite locking grip system. Even better, the Covert kit includes a free pair of ODI Vans LOCK-ON grips! Just lock on the grips, and you're ready to go.

The Dynaplug Covert Tire Plug Tool

Riders everywhere are going stealth, with mini tools, spare tubes, and other repair accessories hidden inside frames, steerer tubes, crank spindles, and even thru-axles. Now Dynaplug jumps into the plug side of the hidden tool game with a stealthy version of their plug system.

The Dynaplug Covert Tire Plug Tool

A couple turns of the Covert tool removes it from the end cap. The snug snap-on cap protects the plug tips when not in use, just pop it off, and the plug is ready to deploy. The Twin Tube™ technology plug tube unscrews from the tool body to flip around with the other size plug prepared to deploy. Fit one side of your bars with the Soft-Tip ready and one with the Megaplug, and you're ready to go with both sizes, or set them up the same if you tend toward a standard size hole when getting flats.

The Dynaplug Covert Tire Plug Tool

Following in the pattern of their Racer-series tools, the Bar End Racer is double-sided, with one standard Soft Tip plug and one Megaplug ready to plug almost any type of puncture. Megaplugs are (as the name implies) extra-large for big holes, while Soft Tip brass plugs fill garden-variety small tire holes. Both plugs can be doubled up or combined to fill super-sized holes. Covert kits include three spare Soft Tip plugs and one Megaplug.

Dynaplug Covert Kit Highlights:

Kit includes:
2 - Dynaplug Bar End Tools
2 - ODI VANS LOCK-ON GRIPS
1 - Megaplug
3 - Standard Plugs
1 - Standard Twin Tube™
1 - Standard/Megaplug Twin Tube
MSRP: $69.99

Find more info at Dynaplug.com

Tool Construction: Anodized Billet 6061 Aluminum and Hardened 304 Stainless Steel with Brass/Alloy and Viscoelastic rubber plugs.
Weight: 38.5g (2 tools loaded with plugs)
Limited Lifetime Warranty

The Dynaplug Covert Tire Plug Tool



52 Comments

  • 37 3
 Outboard aluminum lock-on collars? The 90s called and want their grip tech back. PS: Dynaplug, we don't want to add a crapton of additional metal to our bikes when plug tools can be made at a fraction of that weight in plastic. And while you're back at the drawing board, how about reformulating your plugs so they don't melt and stick to everything else but my tire?
  • 7 1
 No kidding. Had to bin all the spare Dynaplugs I bought after just a month in the garage: they'd melted into a goey, frayed mess that I couldn't re-roll into any kind of shape that could be inserted into the tool. It's Stan's from here on out: cheaper, lighter, and they're not made of cheap tar & feathers.
  • 2 1
 Tried Dynaplugs. Then tried bacon strips.

Prefer bacon strips. They seem to stay in better and I can put a tube in later without pulling the bacon strip out (pointy dynaplugs are a tube no-no).
  • 5 1
 Agree on the lock-on collars, disagree on the melting plugs. I've had a Dynaplug racer in my frame strap kit for 3 years now. Used it at least a dozen times, and several of those were for buddies who had bacon strips that failed to plug the hole. The Dynaplugs just work. I keep my spare plugs in the little plastic blister pack and have never had them melt on me. My bag of spare parts often lives in the car reaching temps of 120-140F in the summer with no issues. That said, I also feel no need to buy a new set of grips with a bunch of extra metal when my Dynaplug racer is arguably just as easy to access and won't bruise my palms.
  • 3 0
 @LokiTheCat: Just to share my experience, I have not had the melting issue you all speak of. They have worked exactly as intended, and I have not had issues with melting or longevity. Maybe I'm lucky, but these days I am skeptical of opinions on PB being from potential shills, so here I am, sharing my n of 1. #IHaveNoConflictsOfInterest
  • 31 0
 Stealthy? Looks like it sticks out miles.
  • 17 0
 @pbuser2299 In the realm of really bad ideas this is a cake taker.
Anyone who has ever landed on or gotten stabbed with a bar end will know this.
They are in effect concentrating all of that energy into a surface area about 1/4 the size of a normal bar end.
Not well thought out IMPO.
  • 5 0
 @Augustus-G: On the plus side in a pursuit situation, you could flick them out to form deadly little caltrops on the trail. Wibner would probably approve.
  • 1 0
 @pbuser2299: LOL, that'll do it. What's next? Oil Slick dispenser? I know! Spiked Axle Ends!
  • 17 3
 Places left: inside a condom around the bottom of a dropper post, hanging from a cable like a Nokia holster, glued to the unused side of the pedal, slid in void between a cassette and the spokes.
  • 60 1
 I've been riding one handed and just holding all my sh*t in the other hand.
  • 2 0
 In all seriousness, could someone tell me why more things are not stored in the spindle of cranks?
  • 5 0
 That's kinda what I do already, except I just insert the condom full of goods straight into my prison wallet. This method isn't really compatible with the pointy end of a Dynaplug though.
  • 2 0
 @Counsel: Your urethra can hold the pointy part. Almost like the sheath to a sword.
  • 2 0
 or the good ol' prison wallet...
  • 1 0
 @chillrider199: I fill mine with zip ties folded in half. Surprisingly handy. Saved a ride this year fixing my buddies shoe.
  • 12 0
 That would get clipped off a tree in a matter of a few rides, poorly thought out
  • 1 0
 810mm bars, usable width 800mm
  • 1 0
 That was my first thought and I have 730mm bars. I don't know how many countless times I've clipped the barks off of trees. I don't think these bar end gadgets will survive one full season with trees and rocks.
  • 12 0
 $70 but you get free grips lol , is it April 1st again
  • 3 1
 Yep, and those Vans grips are great if you hate your hands!
  • 9 0
 That pokes out further than most PB commenters dicks!! Wait a minute..
  • 4 0
 when you have your stem stacked that high it does indeed look stealth
  • 9 0
 I prefer an innie over an outie.
  • 8 0
 Finally a bar end design that fits my needs! Sincerely, Vlad the Impaler
  • 7 0
 Yeah, thats gonna be a no from me dog.
  • 3 0
 I can´t rely on tire plugs since I never know if my sealant is dried up or not. Therefore I need a spare tube. Since I have a spare tube on my rides I have no need for tire plugs. Catch 22.
  • 4 0
 Not really a catch 22 because you have a solution, but I understand what you're saying.
  • 2 0
 Do you not check your sealant every couple months? Genuinely curious, as I recently starting running tubeless and “they” say to check every couple months and then top off the sealant at ~6 months, assuming you haven’t leaked a bunch.

I had no issues using a cheap floor pump to seat the 2 sets of new tubeless tires but I understand that my experience was likely an exception rather than the rule, so I understand the hesitation of unseating and reseating if a compressor isn’t readily available...
  • 1 0
 Take your wheel off, shake it, listen.
  • 1 0
 @Osirian: Here in the desert southwest we have a rather novel way of checking our sealant freshness.
When you get home from a ride you flip your bike over or put it in your work stand and start pulling out the mesquite, palo verde and umpteen varieties of cactus thorns out of your tires. If it seals up you know you're good to go. If not you know it's time to do some work before your next ride. Smile
  • 5 0
 Dynaplugs do work extremely well in my experience. But I agree with the above comments, that things sticks out way to much.
  • 2 0
 So I see all those tools and gimmicks for patching tubless tires and I think to myself:

"Hmm, I haven't had a flat in two years yet I ride hard and I ride three to four times a week. Am I missing something?"

I carry some bacon strips, but my last flat was on a 29 x 3" DHF, which was notorious for punctures due to casing.

In the past two years I have worn out a half dozen tires, mostly Maxxis EXO 60tpi, not one flat, just the occasional seep at the sidewall.

I ride the Northern Sierras (Granitic, Volcanic), Utah (rock and more rock).
  • 1 0
 Same, never flatted in the last 3 years on maxxis exo casings, no cushcore. I'm so complacent about it now that I usually have bacon strips but no pump.

At this point who even cares if you have a bad day and have to walk home if it happens once every few years only? Like, it's not even a big deal
  • 1 0
 @Dogl0rd: I'll remember that next time I flat in the middle of a 30 mile ride 10 mi from my house in the middle of nowhere on a mountain
  • 2 0
 @rickybobby18: just my experience.. I'm a light rider and my rides aren't usually more than 15 miles. If they are I can throw a tube and a mini pump in a camelbak that I am going to need anyway for extra water....only commented cause I shared the same experience with the previous guy, I can't be the only person who almost never flats
  • 1 0
 @Dogl0rd: What sort of PSI are you running?

I have had the same experience as you, but only when my rear is the doubledown casing, front gets by on exo. Then again I run a bit lower than some, 19-20 front, 21-22 rear. Tried lightening up the load on the rear with an exo casing a couple years back but I'm just too vulnerable to flats at low PSI where I prefer to be.

165 lbs by the way, pretty rocky local terrain by the way.
  • 1 0
 @landonpate: I'm 160 with gear and generally 22psi front 24 ish rear. Was riding sharp rocky not very steep trails in South Dakota and now steep rocky to blown out dusty socal trails. No bikeparks though
  • 4 0
 Ah, something new to rip my arteries to pieces in case of a crash! Even better then an outside lockring alone.
  • 2 0
 Maybe someone needs to bring out bar-end-ends that cover any protruding edges.
  • 1 0
 Pretty neat overall, but looks like it could be hard to take out in muddy conditions, or with wet hands.. is it grippy enough? Question arose for me since winter is on the way, and every time you lay your bike down the bar end digs in the ground..
  • 4 0
 Is this for people who find open bar ends not dangerous enough?
  • 2 0
 That part always get scratched. I think it's a bad idea to put something that looks like a tumor there. Aliexpress has - in my opinion - better alternatives for 5 USD.
  • 1 0
 Wow. Terrible execution. I made my own with a £6 Genuine Innovations Tubeless Tyre Repair tool, an Ergon bar plug and some hot glue. Works great and it proper stealth and lightweight.
  • 3 0
 I clicked on it because I thought bar ends were coming back. Disappointing...
  • 2 0
 I think the twin tube technology is very safe to use. Maybe I get on of these plugs for my girlfriend.
  • 1 0
 Dope! Metal plug tool the size of my multi tool and I can't use the grips I like?? I'm ready to go back to my crazy ex too
  • 1 0
 Dynaplugs are way too expensive. Stans Dart will easily vanquish this rival.
  • 1 0
 Perfect for the 4x and megavlanche crowd, impale the competition
  • 1 0
 My bar end peace pipe is more "covert" than this
  • 1 3
 Check all the one track mind mtb specific comments. ????????

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