Forget about Lance Armstrong’s tire repair expertise and the hundreds of spinoff videos. This “Patch N Ride” bicycle tire tube repair gizmo seems slicker yet cleaner than liquid tire sealants. The claim: You can repair flat bicycles tires (tubulars and clinchers, tubeless coming Real Soon Now) without removing the tire and tube from the wheel. After locating the puncture, a needle plunges a patch under the tire and into the tube.
The patchnride kit consists of the patchnride tool and consumable “patch pods” that contain the actual patch.
I have no experience with the patchnride repair kit, but I plan to pre-order soon and try it out on my own. A kit with the tool, two patch pods and two leak detectors is available for pre-order for $25 plus $5 shipping to USA addresses. If you order, you also get a referral code to get a $5 credit on future orders up to the $25 purchase price of the next patchnride kit. Product should begin shipping in about September. Replacement patch pod order information will be available later this week.
If you’re curious about how this works, this animation explains the patchnride concept.