In recent years, tyre and tubeless technology have come on leaps and bounds, but there are still times when the skills run out and you find that ill-placed rock, root or prickly bush; all hidden and waiting to ruin a perfect day on the trails.
Having the ability to safely and quickly fix your tubeless puncture on your mountain bike is essential and in this edition of #MTBminute, our guide Chris Gibbs shows you the key stages of how to plug that hole and continue your ride without getting into a mess!
10 easy steps for how to fix a tubeless puncture
If the sealant fails to plug the puncture, get off the bike quickly and remove weight from the tyre
Inspect the tyre and rim, ensure the tyre is still seated on the rim
Prepare tyre bung for use
Rough up the hole with the round file provided
Apply glue to hole and fit bung to the pronged fork
Insert the bung into hole – ensuring not to push the bung all the way into the tyre
Remove pronged fork applicator slowly ensuring the bung stays in tyre, check fix and apply additional glue
Trim the excess bung to prevent it being pulled out when riding
Replace the wheel and spin it at speed to ensure remaining sealant fills any holes around bung
Inflate tyre back to normal pressure and carry on with your ride
Tick, tick, tick, tick…
What can you learn in a minute? Well, quite a lot as it turns out…
From changing a gear cable to fixing a tubless puncture, in the #MTBminute we take on some of the most pressing questions around your mountain bike life and attempt to show you the key stages in just 60 seconds!
Using decades of collective guiding, riding and mechanical experience we’ve carefully created each minute-long video to give easy-to-follow, practical tips that will instantly demystify skills and techniques. They might still take a lifetime to master but with the #MTBminute at least you’ll be off to a solid start.