Muc Off Launches a New Stealth Tubeless Puncture Plug Kit

Nov 30, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

Muc Off is the latest company to offer a hidden storage solution with their handlebar Stealth Tubeless Puncture Plug Kit

With the new plug kit, Muc Off joins the growing list of companies that are offering stealthy storage solutions for trailside repairs. The new kit comes in two parts with one tool for each side of the bars. A trimming knife can be found on one side and a 2-in-1 puncture plug/reamer tool on the other. Each tool side is CNC Machined from 6061 Aluminium and anodised in 10 different colour options it also is capable of fitting 17, 19 and 21mm inner bar diameters.

To fit the Stealth Tubeless Puncture Plug Kit into your handlebars you select the appropriate silica rubber expanders for your inner bar width then you securely fit the tool using an expander that is tightened by a 4mm hex. The kit has enough space inside for 5 x thin tyre worms 5 x medium tyre worms & 5 x thick tyre worms, all of which are included with the purchase of the tool.


Each side capsule reaches 89mm into the handlebars and they measure 27mm in diameter. Without the included tubeless worms the kit weighs 33 grams per side. The tool comes in a variety of colourways although some of them colorways may not be quite as stealthy as others. The pair of tools are available now for £30 // €35, you can find out more here.


75 Comments

  • 292 4
 Oh it goes in your handlebars, thank goodness
  • 84 95
flag bigtim (Nov 30, 2020 at 5:57) (Below Threshold)
 You can take your comment and go shove it where the sun don't shine.
  • 52 1
 @bigtim: Up the handlebar?
  • 20 59
flag getonyourbike (Nov 30, 2020 at 6:28) (Below Threshold)
 @bigtim: Tried to be funny. Failed. Next time, buddy.
  • 18 28
flag CustardCountry (Nov 30, 2020 at 7:09) (Below Threshold)
 @bigtim: I upvoted you dude.
  • 9 2
 @getonyourbike: tried to speak for everyone. failed.
  • 2 0
 thanks for that.. .almost fell of my chair in tears....
  • 48 0
 EDS Every Day Shiv
  • 3 0
 Name checks out.
  • 33 7
 A trimming knife? Is that really necessary? I'm no expert, but I've always found that simply shoving the bacon strip deep enough so it doesn't need to be trimmed is an easier option.
  • 140 0
 I don't know about that, but beeing able to pull a knife out of my handlebar seems incredibly cool somehow.
  • 10 0
 @trippleacht: we need more bar/knife combos!!
  • 1 0
 @trippleacht: This was good!
  • 190 1
 @trippleacht: "That's not a knife, THAT'S a knife."
"Actually sir, that's a rubber worm"
"Dammin, wrong side."
  • 34 1
 @bigtim: Ha ha, like it. bigtim more than making up for the above gag that bombed.
  • 2 0
 maybe good against bears
  • 4 0
 If you run a tire insert like a cushcore you probably shouldn't be ramming the bacon strip through it so trimming would be a better option
  • 2 0
 @juicebanger: Ramming the bacon strip through too deep is counterproductive when running ProCore too. Is there even an option for people running MrWolf?
  • 3 0
 I've fixed plenty of flats and continued a day's ride without trimming the tyre plug. It's fine, just do it when you get home.
  • 12 0
 @tremeer023: i had to stick 2 car tire sized plugs to try and save my new tire and i gained a new knob
  • 3 0
 @asmtb: You just changed the tire game for dh world cup mechanics. Cutting spikes and custom tire siping will seem passe compared to adding more knobs using plugs!
  • 2 0
 Trim your plugs a little shorter at home first, then when you use them push them in just enough to be level with the tread blocks and you won't have too much plug sticking in on the inside of your tyre. Trimmed to 40mm works well for me. Gives you more plugs too if cutting them in half works out.
  • 1 0
 @trippleacht: it should be better a corkscrew
  • 1 0
 @trippleacht: This would fit right in at www.reddit.com/r/mallninjashit
  • 1 0
 @tremeer023:

i rode a whole season with five plugs in my rear tire until the knobbies where gone. no keed to fix anything at home just continue riding. this plug stuff lasts without any issues in a tire’s lifetime.
  • 23 3
 No chainbreaker no deal...
  • 2 1
 See Wolftooth EnCase system.
  • 9 5
 Do you expect all your tire plug kits to have a chain breaker? Or just the ones that fit neatly in a bar end. Just curious.
  • 20 5
 If I want the oil slick one, can I get it free because it looks like utter shit?
  • 10 0
 I want a knife that comes out of the sides of each of my hubs...Mad Max style cause #rubbinsracin'
  • 1 0
 So the others ones need the tire plug and lots of bacon
  • 8 0
 It is nice, but I’d rather not butcher my grips to fit it. Something between this and the sharp tool/loose bacon strips combo that is there other offering would be good.
  • 6 0
 I use a bar end plug kit right now, and it really hampers my selection of grips. I’m a big fan of stashing stuff on my bike (so I never forget it), so I wish more companies would do an open ended grip. Also seems like the integrated ones get ripped apart way easier.
  • 3 0
 @GPP2117: Indeed. Not sure I could even butcher my Ergon GP3 enough to make this work.
  • 1 0
 @GPP2117: Yeah nah. Very rarely see an open handle bar end on one piece ie end plug integrated grips (normally single lock ring only which is a bonus) where as quite often see the double lock ring crowd missing a bar end plug.
  • 4 0
 @iammarkstewart: Try smashing it against a tree while cornering. Did the trick for mine! Broke the plug clean out and I replaced it with a roadie bar tape keeper.

Also... ESI grips ftw.
  • 1 0
 @andrewbikeguide: interesting. I haven’t had that issue. On my bike one side has a plug kit with an expander bar end, and my other bar end just has a push in bar end. My issue is with the relatively few double lock ring open-ended grips on the market, not with the bar ends.
  • 7 0
 These kind of stuff interested me a lot!! Since I use a backpack again, I now see how dumb I was....
  • 7 1
 I don't want any extra weight in the ends of my best weight to dollar ratio bike part
  • 3 0
 Why wouldn't I just use the knife I always carry to trim the plug? I use the KOM Tubeless Repair kit. One of the lightest and most compact tools i carry in my pack. It worked perfectly the 2 times I've needed it. Fits in my hip pack and I dont have to F around with my bars. www.amazon.com/KOM-Cycling-Tubeless-Repair-Bikes/dp/B07YQBW2FS
  • 3 0
 I want this so much, but the PNW Loam grips have enclosed/integrated bar ends... I love those grips, so I can't see me getting off of them, sadly.
  • 10 7
 Well I ordered my purple anodized ones, as you can never have enough purple.
  • 1 0
 I use this one... www.condorcycles.com/products/panaracer-tubeless-tire-repair-kit...
was one of the first ones out there and it comes with horrendous little scissors.. .can even do your nails afterwards =)
  • 2 0
 I got a knife in the bike, bad news
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVVwJ1-qeGI
  • 2 1
 It's not a lot of use when the real issue is the appalling valves they make snap in half. The gold ones look so good. Yet I snapped two (having never snapped a valve before).
  • 2 0
 There will be more than enough room left inside the handlebar for storing a couple of spare valves (and missing links, breaker pins, snacks, ammo... ) Go full enduro and fill it to the brim.
  • 1 0
 Can i just have two of the knives and no plug kit. i wont be able to solve any problems but ill have knives in my bars so nobody will mess with me.
  • 2 0
 Just got a set of Muc Off tubeless valves. They are so much better than Stans.
  • 1 0
 Wow. Between this, the new One Up tool and the Cushcore "tire lever" there is a lot of butt stuff going on around here for sure. 2020 sure has been a weird one.
  • 1 0
 Can I buy just one side? My Granite Stash chainbreaker is in the other. Need more orifices!
  • 2 0
 Why not get the Granite stash tubeless tool for other side then?
  • 5 0
 Maybe get some bar ends for extra stash spots?
  • 2 0
 I really want Stans Darts in my bar ends.
  • 1 0
 At least this model doesn't have a "Glass Breaker" point on the end like the Dynaplug version.
  • 1 0
 That’s definitely the Bear Grills of tubeless repair kits.
  • 1 0
 This will never fall out of handlebar ?
  • 1 0
 I've got a tyre plug which fits in my Saint bb axle. Wonder if you could bodge this to fit there - it looks nicer than mine.
  • 1 0
 why does it need an alloy cover if its inside your bars?
  • 1 0
 Otherwise, I'm sure a spray of Schwalbe's Doc Blue will make it melt
  • 5 0
 To keep the rubber worms from filling your handlebars.
  • 2 0
 zefal
  • 1 0
 Did the sahmurai not patent?
  • 1 0
 Their's doesn't require a hex key - it just twists in. Problem with that one is it doesn't fit every bar - seems like Muc Off did a nice job with various inserts so it can fit in either carbon or aluminum.
  • 1 0
 @Lokirides: Sahmurai claims that their's fits a similar range of Muc Off's in their FAQ's : sahmurai.com/faq#what-size-handlebars-does-the-sword-fit-into
  • 2 1
 Sahmurai Swords are a third of the weight, half the cost, no extra tool is needed for use and plastic bar ends hold up better than alloy ones, IMO. As much as I like supporting Muc Off, is there a reason to go with theirs that I'm missing?
  • 2 1
 @kingsRunEast: Yeah but I'm just explaining these products are different enough that even if sahmurai did patent theirs, this wouldn't be an infringement. Storing things in your bars is not a unique, patentable idea.
  • 1 0
 @Lokirides: Ah! I see.
  • 1 0
 I need the green one!
  • 1 0
 Take a spare tube
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