Cut, scraped, and even worn sidewalls can easily and securely be patched using the Park Tool TB-2 Tire Boot. The TB-2 is made with a thin, extra tough film that will withstand the most demanding conditions on the road or trail until the tire can be replaced. To use, simply peel off the protective backing and position the TB-2 inside the tire casing over the cut or worn area. A super strong adhesive using 3M technology keeps the TB-2 in position while reinstalling the tire and tube. There's no easier or more effective way to boot a cut or worn tire. NOTE: Always replace a cut tire as soon as possible. Set of 3.
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Weight: 10 grams
Weight: 10 grams
Tool Type: Misc Field Repair
I always carry a boot patch in my kit for every bike. Yes, a dollar bill can work in a pinch, but if you are out on some gravel it's nice to have the strength of the Park patch to get you home in case of a punctured sidewall.
Have not had to use one yet, came from sew-up background. Though we can use dollar bills or empty gel packages or other expedient items to accomplish a similar task, I feel more comfortable with using these. The adhesive will help to ensure that the item will stay in place while fumbling with remounting tires and tubes. When pressed for time to get back on the road this can be a real help, especially in inclement weather. I feel comfortable on long rides without hauling a spare tire along when I have a few of these on hand. They are much lighter and more compact than carrying a spare tire. They are not prohibitively expensive so I feel they are a good value item to take on rides.
When a member of my bicycle club got a sidewall tear, another member stepped up with the Park Tool Boot.
It worked great and I thought no more dollar bills, tube pieces, or tree leaves. After this episode quite a few of us ordered the Park Tire Boot. Knowing I have three of them on every ride brings a high level of security.
No dislikes here.
I carried around a 20th century tire boot for years, and when I finally had a chance to use it, it failed. Luckily another rider had one of these and it worked. Now I have 3 new ones that should last me the rest of my life.
I tore a 1/2" whole in the center of a Maxxis Aspen Exception tire trying to bomb a technical descent. Wiped the sealant off as best I could, put a tube in and blew it up. Got me home with out incident. When I took the tire off the next day the patch was permanently attached to the tire so I pulled the tube out and put new sealant in and have ridden it over five times with out any problem!
I split my one month old tire. I had recently split a older tire and bought these boots as insurance. I installed the boot a new tube and rode 10 miles back home. I'll always carry these boots from now on.
This is an excellent tool to have! I picked up a screw in my tire that had gone all the into the tube. I use this to patch the tire wall and it has worked great. I have the patch on now for over a hundred miles and the tire shows no sign of blow out or bumpy ride. I highly recommend this tool!
See above. You may need one in an emergency and the Park ones are definitely trustworthy and easy to carry. Try using a dollar bill or something, if you have one, but these are most likely, more reliable and more durable. Ride home rather than walk or..........have to make the call. Best of luck in your rides!
My husband use this product regularly because of road debris. He rides 6,000 miles per year and his tires do get cut more than mine. So he is very happy to have this tire boot available to him.
These are great to have in your flat back but also they're good for an expensive tire that has Low miles and a compromise in the puncture protection.
Instead of throwing away a $45 tire you can use one of these and get more mileage out of it.
After years of depending on a dollar bill to boot my tires, I finally had a situation where the $ didn't hold. In fact it was doubled and still failed.
So I guess the dollar isn't worth what it once was!
I bought some of these again to carry with me. Why not!!! They are inexpensive and work.
Park says these are emergency only patches. I have used one for over a 1000 miles on a front tire and it is still holding well. One trick is to trim the patch so that it goes from bead to bead, the entire width of the tire. Also, clean the tire well with alcohol.
After tearing the sidewalls in 2 sets of GP4000s' 6 times, I keep these in each of the underseat packs. I hope I never need them again as I will Never buy Continentals again, so far my Kenda Kalientes have performed better with almost 1500 miles and only 1 flat. But I believe in having insurance and these fill those shoes.
After cutting a tire twice some 35 miles into a ride, these held a nice big cut for the next 50 miles back without any problems. I also filled the tire up to pressue and they held well! I will not leave on a long ride withou them!
Th most underrated product out there. Every tool bag should have these. Cut them in half, in fourths. I can't tell you how many people ask me for a tire boot on longer, dirt, gravel rides. When your sidewalls wear out, when you get a big shard of glass that puts a big hole in your tire, this is what lets you ride home instead of walking or calling for help. Essential.
Even a small cut in the tire can leave you walking home if you have no way of containing the new or patched tube inside the damaged tire. Sure you can use the old dollar bill repair, or look for some leafs or scrap paper. These tire boots are the way to go, easy to use, they stick in place and there are 3 in the set to share with friends.
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