Great lil kit to stap onto your bike with a tube and your prefered CO2 kit. Simple & reliable patch kits with strong and durable levers. Worth having one of these for each of your bikes or saddle bags.
Bought these for my husband so he could fix our flat tires on a mountain bikes. He loves the ease-of-use without having to use some rubber cement and letting that dry. You just use the small piece of sandpaper to scratch the surface clean the area and apply the patch. Press and rub on the your back on your way. Also it comes with 4 tire tool.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Not a whole lot to say about Park Tool's patch kit, it just isn't that complicated. Lots of other vendors and big box stores have similar crappy versions of this same package. Do yourself a favor and buy this one; you'll get good quality tapered patches and everything else you need in order to get the job done in the field (or on the road).
I do wish it came with a case, but that's hard to do with the tire levers included. There are ways to make this package smaller (check out Park Tool's other vulcanizing patch set),. but the size isn't so big it's of concern.
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Best patch kit out there!
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been having bad tube/tire luck lately, so decided to make sure all my bikes had some levers, patches, and tubes to carry. Levers are levers, but you buy this because it comes with the Park GP-2 glueless patch kit. These are by far the best patches out there. Super easy to use and never fail!
I've tried other composite/aluminum levers and come back to these every time...mainly because they have outlasted the test of time. I've been on my original set for nearly 4 years! I recently bought another pair as my girlfriend stole mine for her pack. They are lightweight and if used properly (make sure to separate the bead seal all around the tire before using so the tire can stretch off) they will perform time after time.
I'm tubeless now but will hand the patches over to the GF as well. I've used these patches in the past and work very well for thorns or other small punctures. I have used them on small pinch flats but as always, make sure to bring an extra tube!
I've been using Park Tool's tire levers and patches for years now. The levers have never broken, even with some seriously tight beads on tubeless road tires. Although technically the patches are designed simply to get you home so you can replace the tube, I've had tubes with patches from this kit last for 6 or more months (the puncture demons having been graciously and miraculously held at bay by the cycling gods) without losing air. I've had some tubes with up to three of these patches on it before needing to be replaced. They just work (and they'll save you a lot of money, too!).
I've used these levers for many years with few issues. Yes, I've snapped one on a particularly troublesome tire, but really, you can break anything if you try hard enough. I always carry one, and occasionally give one to someone in need. How could these be better? Fluorescent colors (but Park is blue, yes, I know). 4 stars because Chris King does not make a tire lever, I'm saving my 5 star tire lever rating for that.
You probably need levers to get yout tire off. What if you get two flats in one ride with only one extra tube. You're going to have to patch one of them. Stick on patches are much easier to use than glue on patches on the side of the road or in the woods. Good idea, Park, to sell them together.