Repairs large punctures and slices
Reacts with Stan’s sealant to form an instant, airtight seal
Barbed plastic tip anchors into tyre and will not pull out when riding
Flexible material and laser-cut shape conforms to puncture and bonds with sealant
Wears off clean, no trimming needed, and can not be felt while riding, even on road tyres
Lightweight, compact tool fits the shape of your hand for more precise use and includes built-in valve core remover
Includes two pre-loaded DARTs for sealing multiple and larger punctures
Clear caps keep DARTs clean and unthread quickly for fast deployment
Simple and easy to refill
Stan's developed the Dual Action Repair for Tubeless (DART) to fix damaged tyres faster, easier and better than existing plug tools. While traditional tyre plugs try to wedge rubber strips into a puncture, the DART creates a chemical reaction with your Stan’s sealant to quickly form a permanent airtight bond.
The DART’s patent pending ability to react with latex sealant makes it more effective than traditional tyre plugs, but Stan's didn’t stop there. To create the best repair for tubeless tyres possible, they made sure every detail was right. Traditional plug tools were originally developed 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 material of the DART is also more flexible, and its laser-cut shape is optimized to contour to the shape of different punctures, maximizing surface area to increase the sealing reaction. Because the DART anchors to your tyre and creates an instant bond with your sealant, it also won’t pull out while riding the way a conventional plug can. One of the best features of the DART’s design is that it doesn’t require trimming once inserted, and excess material won’t get in the way of your ride. DARTs can’t be felt while riding, even on road tyres, and they wear smooth naturally.
The DART Tool is designed to be extremely light, durable and easy to fit into pockets and packs, while offering an ergonomic design that’s easy to hold and allows precise DART placement. The DART Tool’s handle includes a built-in valve core remover, making it easy to add sealant. The tool is made of an ultra-strong but light molded plastic. Because even the small details are important, the rod that presses DARTs into punctures is made of ultralight, corrosion-resistant and incredibly strong carbon. The length of the rod is specifically calibrated to let you insert DARTs to the perfect depth every time, just by pressing until the head of the DART Tool contacts your tyre. No more damage to rim or rim tape during a fast repair. The head of the DART Tool is double-sided and reversible, allowing it to hold two sealed DARTs on each side. This makes it possible to install two DARTs quickly when sealing the largest slices and punctures and even multiple punctures. Clear thread-on caps protect the stored DARTS, keeping them clean and ready to use, while being easy to see through to ensure you have a fresh DART ready for a repair, and quick to unthread for fast deployment. It all fits together in a compact tool that easily fits in any pocket or pack.
What makes the DART tool different from other plug kits?
While most plug kits are modified or scaled-down versions of car and motorcycle products, the DART was designed from the ground up as a bicycle-specific tool. Rather than wedging a hard rubber strip into the tire, the DART uses a flexible fabric that conforms to the shape of the puncture. The Darts are also treated with a catalyst that reacts with the sealant to instantly create an airtight seal. This design lets you seal cuts and punctures easily on the tread as well as in the sidewall of the tire, a place where other plugs often fall short.
Can I use the DART with another brand's sealant?
The DART was developed for use with Stan’s Sealant, but will react to some extent with any tubeless sealant that uses latex as a base.
Do I need to trim the DART after the puncture is sealed?
No, the feather material is soft and pliable enough that it does not interfere with the tyre and trimming is not necessary.
What is the hole on the base of the DART tool handle?
There is a valve core remover integrated into the DART tool, allowing you to add more sealant without carrying a dedicated valve tool.