Park Tool TB-2 Emergency Tire Boot (Pack of 3)
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The fastest, easiest, and most secure way to repair a cut or worn tire sidewall. The TB-2 is produced using a strong, waterproof vinyl membrane with fiber weave reinforcement. A super strong pressure sensitive adhesive assures the boot stays in place in any tubed tire, road or mountain, high or low pressure. A true ride saver.
- The TB-2 measures approximately 76mm x 45mm (3" X 1.75")
- A super strong pressure sensitive adhesive assures the boot stays in place in any tire, road or mountain, high or low pressure. A true ride saver.
- The all-new TB-2 is produced using a strong, waterproof vinyl membrane with fiber weave reinforcement.
- Product Dimensions:7 x 3.2 x 0.2 inches ; 0.3 ounces
- Shipping Weight:0.3 ounces
- Domestic Shipping:Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping:This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
- Item model number:TB-2C
on June 7, 2009
Be aware that these patches are for inside your tires, not the outer surface of your tubes, in situations where you can actually see the tube through a hole in the tire. If you're looking for glueless / pre-glued patches for your tubes, I recommend Park Tool brand for that as well though several other brands also make good pre-glued patches.
Saved me the other day
on April 26, 2010
By Amazon Customer
Yesterday, I was 60 miles away from home (and 15 miles to public transit) in a rural area and got a blow out. Got 3 gashes in my tire. One was so severe, the tube was bubbling out. Got the patches out and completed the ride (20 more miles) These patches really work, and you don't know its worth until you are stuck out there in the middle of no where. My riding buddies were impressed. The dollar bill or powerbar wrapper might have worked also, but these things don't have adhesive so a tear could continue to propagate and cause a disastrous blow-out. These are highly recommended.
on September 27, 2011
By James A. Shepardson Jr.
These saved my but a couple weeks ago and they are cheap, you should definitely have one of these in your seat bag.
A smart item to keep in your bike kit.
on March 16, 2012
By R. P. Crockett
Many people think this is a 'patch', and it is, but it's for your tire, not your tube! You may not need to use one of these on most typical fl@ts, but when you do need one of these, if you don't have one with you, you're not going anywhere (unless you want to try the paper money trick).
Everyone should carry one of these!
on May 27, 2013
By Gary L. Reeves
I have been in the situation of being in the middle of a ride and having the sidewall of a tire fail. People have used a dollar bill, a piece of paper, or some other item to attempt to "limp" home. This item is made for just such an emergency. I hope I never have to use it, but I ride just little easier knowing I have it.
This is a great low-cost emergency get-home fix for large slices in road ...
on November 27, 2014
By Arvin Alp
This is a great low-cost emergency get-home fix for large slices in road bicycle tires. I've also found that running 120 psi in a 700x25 tire will cause a tube to rub and eventually (after a few hundred miles) blow out at even small through-cuts in the tire. So when I replaced a tube on the road I made sure that if the tire had a cut, I put a small boot in it. At home I apply Super Gel deep into the cut tread from the outside, squeeze out and wipe away any excess and continue to run it that way.
Add one to your kit!
on August 7, 2011
By M. Dionne
I've used one so far, for a small hole, and I think I should have just left it on permanently, the repair was that good. When I peeled it off, the adhesive stayed on the tire so the patch was not re-usable.
Thick and large enough for emergency repairs.
on November 25, 2013
Haven't had to use it yet - but it seems more than adequate for the purpose. Based on an article on bicycle emergencies I once read, I always used to keep the mylar wrapper from a granola bar in the bag for this purpose. The only time I ever had to try it, it didn't work. Tube pushed right out. I guess there is a limit on how big a cut that works on.
Best Tool For the Job
on January 29, 2013
By D. Remick
Why should you buy this product? After all, there are cheaper homemade alternatives that can do the job... Well, here's why:
Does the job well - could be easier to apply
on September 24, 2012
By Amazon Customer
I had not heard of these previously either - wish I had about them a month ago when I got a hole in my old tire - could have kept it going!!! Had a flat the other day and couldn't get the object completely out so used this to cover and prevent a new flat. The big complaint about these is that they aren't sticky - at all - when you first apply them. I cleaned the tire with alcohol before using, but after pausing to get the tube ready, found the boot had fallen off of the tire. Tried again with the tube in place - the adhesive barely stuck enough to resist sliding a little bit until I got the tire in place. In fairness - if I'd stuck it on with the tube in place and immediately sealed it up, it probably would have held long enough to get the tube in position the first time. But that's awkward and risks contamination of the tire with dirt - not to mention making it hard to place the boot perfectly over the hole.