Peaty's (United Kingdom) - Seal punctures every time with Peaty’s Holeshot Tubeless System.
We finally have a full range of Peaty’s Holeshot Tubeless gear to stop punctures and keep you shredding, and we’ve designed everything to be super easy to use. We don’t just stick our name on off-the-shelf products, we work with a whole team of pro riders and testers who know all the best hacks for getting the best from tubeless tyres too.
So here’s our top ten tips for sealing tubeless punctures super fast and securely every time…
Why do I need to shake the sealant before I use it?
We’ve spent three years getting the exact mix of our Peaty’s Holeshot Biofibre Tubeless Sealant perfect. The platelets and fibres can sink to the bottom of bottles and pouches though so always shake well before you load up your tyres. Pro Tip: Even amounts of glitter all through is a good guide the mix is on point.
How much sealant do I need to use?
Because it works so well you don’t need to overdose on Peaty’s Holeshot Biofibre Tubeless Sealant and 2ml for every mm wide your tyre is should be fine. That’s why our 120ml pouch is perfect for the average 60mm wide 2.4/2.5in tyre. However if you know there are a ton of thorns, flints or other spikey shit where you ride or you just want extra insurance, slop some extra in. After all a sturdy 29er inner tube weighs 300g plus so even if you double dose you’re still saving weight.
What do I do If I get a puncture?
Most of the time just keep on riding and the sealant will do the hard work for you! Escaping air will always suck Peaty’s Holeshot Biofibre Tubeless Sealant towards a puncture, so most will seal while spinning. But if a big hole is still leaking, stop and rotate the wheel so it’s at the bottom and tap the tyre to rush maximum sealant to the right spot. For punctures on the sidewall of a tyre you may need to lean your bike over and tap the tyre on its side so the residual pool of sealant is sent to cover the hole.
What’s the fastest way to plug my tyre?
If you’re in an Enduro race where every second matters, then stick the pointy end of your Peaty’s Holeshot Tubeless Plugger Tool through one of the 3mm plugs and press it down the sides of the tool. That way it stays loaded and ready for instant use if you get a big gash Peaty’s Holeshot Biofibre Tubeless Sealant alone can’t solve.
How do I get the best seal with a tubeless tyre plug?
For the best seal use the roughened rasp section on the shaft of your Peaty’s Holeshot Tubeless Plugger Tool to clean up the hole before fitting the plug. The plug will then stick much better for a secure, tyre saving result.
How do I pick the right size tubeless tyre plug
We put two sizes of plugs into our Peaty’s Holeshot Tubeless Plugger Tool kit so you can use the right one for any puncture. The thinner 1.5mm plugs are awesome for small punctures on the side wall or down by the rim / bead as they’re easier to push in and won’t widen the puncture unnecessarily. The fat 3mm plugs are perfect for bigger holes and gashes which tubeless sealant can’t seal - or punctures in an awkward place which keeps getting opened back up again from aggressive cornering.
My tubeless plug keeps blowing back out! Help!
If you’ve got a really big split or slash in your tyre then double up your plugs. Putting two side by side can fill an even bigger hole and our super sticky, self bonding plugs can heal tyres you’d be binning with other kits.
Which way up should I hold my CO2 inflator?
The unique, patent pending ‘Straight Line’ design of our Peaty’s Holeshot Tubeless CO2 Inflator already has outstanding, freeze free inflating speed at any angle. Put the valve at the bottom and push the Inflator down from above though and the liquid CO2 is dumped in first, blowing your tyre up to full pressure in seconds. It’ll use all the gas inside too, rather than leaving a trickle you can’t get to, so you’re tyres will be harder, faster so you can ride harder, faster.
How often should I check my tubeless tyre for punctures?
When we were testing Peaty’s Holeshot Biofibre Tubeless Sealant we often got punctures without realising, because they sealed so quick the pressure drop was tiny. However you should still check your tyres before every ride as you might want to put in a plug in any medium sized holes (even if they’ve sealed with sealant) so they can’t open up again with hard cornering, or pull out any screws or thorns etc in the workshop - where fixing is easy - before they fall out on the trail. So check for thorns, cuts, sealant spots on tyres or spray on the frame after every ride so you can plug holes properly ready for your next session.
Got any tubeless race hacks?
Lining up the tyre logo with your Peaty’s X Chris King Valves isn’t just essential for sick portraits of your rig on insta. It means you can find your valve instantly when you need to inflate fast.