I always carry two extra tubes AND carry the Super Patch just in case. I know, call me paranoid but better safe than sorry. On a recent ride, this patch saved the day for a newbie rider who was stranded on the road with a flat and no tube. She'd have been riding for 6 months without a spare tube and of course her luck finally ran out. Just be sure to keep the area to be patched clean and scuff it up good and carefully apply the patch smoothly without any folds and burnish it down and it's good to go.
I have had these fail, especially when I put them on and immediately pump up my tires and try to go. If I put on the patch and leave the tube for some hours they work much better. They do work better than some other brand instant patches.
I loved these patches till last week when for no apparent reason and no warning, one just let go over night. I came out to go to work and discovered I was going to be late. Again, the tire was perfect pressure coming home the evening before, I had no indication of failure. Mind you it held fine for a year or more, but I hate this kind of surprise. Back to patch and glue for me, can't be late to work.
I still prefer the old school patches. These seem to leak after some time. Been using glue patches for years. Ttryed these because of the positive reviews. They work ok. But stick with the old patch.
After trying four times in 100 degree heat to patch a buddy's tire with traditional patches, I decided never again. After switching to these my time off the bike repairing a flat has dropped, and my time in the saddle increased. What more could you ask for?
I can't believe that I was still using the old patch-and-glue repair kits when these kits cost so little. I'll never go back, this kit has saved me on the trail a couple of times now.
Very compact. Easy to apply. I've been using these for years and they usually hold up for almost a year, at that point the glue breaks down and it begins to leak again. By the time a 4th leak is repaired, the 1st will break down.
Hey a patch set is super cheap compared to replacing tubes for ten bucks whenever you get a flat from a nail or thorn or glass or whatever.
I like the fact you don't have to carry a glue tube with these.
I've been riding a patched tube in a 25mm tire now at 100-110 psi for about 2 months now and have had no problems at all.
Everyone should have a patch kit!
Carried the small patch kit with glue tube for the longest time. Even though many times the glue in the tube had evaporated away. Had bought some of thes patches for 'just in case'. Well, just in case did come on a long ride, and these patches performed great! Easy to prep tire and apply. No issues with patch peeling off or not sticking. I'm a convert! I've ditched my old patch kits, and have gone solely to these. Smaller and lighter in your repair kit, and they do what they're supposed to. What's not to like?
Compact, light, easy to use, and it works! You shouldn't leave home without it.
I've never used the glue but I'd imagine it'd be more cumbersome. This is a great patch that'll get you back on the road in no time.