Like an army knife for punctures, this might seem to be overkill except that it’s small enough to carry and will invaluable when you need it: intercontinental travellers take note.
Rather than a standalone plugging system requiring additional tools, or a full system with loose parts, this has been designed specifically for motorcyclists. Nippy Norman’s 4-in-1 tool contains a pair of pliers, a rasp, an insertion tool and sharp knife as well as five ‘repair strings’: everything needed to fix 99% of tubeless punctures.
And it packs into a sheath measuring just 130x68x50mm: small enough to fit in a jacket pocket or under a bike seat.
The repair strings are pre-vulcanized so don’t need any glue, and they’re designed to both plug the hole and leave a patch-style repair on the inside of the tyre.
Nippy Normans also offer a range of compact pumps – both manual and electric – for complete roadside tyre repair capability; ideal for commuting, touring and particularly “adventure touring” when access to recovery and garage services is limited.
The Ultimate Puncture Repair Tool sells for £46 including VAT but is currently on offer at the introductory price of £39, with five repair plugs and carry pouch.