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VittoriaPit-Stop Road Racing Tube and Tire Repair Kit

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Item # VIT0070
Description

Pit-Stop Road Racing Tube and Tire Repair Kit

The foremost deterrent for riding tubulars is how blasted difficult they are to deal with when you puncture. Though the advent of liquid sealants has been a revelation, Vittoria sets the puncture-repair bar with their Pit Stop Tire Sealant. Contrary to other options, the Vittoria Pit Stop uses latex foam instead of liquid latex, and it works on both butyl and latex tubes. Because it is foam, it's much lighter than the liquid options. It's easy to use, and less messy than dealing with liquids. If you flat on the road, the Vittoria Pit Stop sealant will inflate the tubular tire while it also introduces the foam to seal any punctures. It pumps a 700c tubular up to 6.5 bar/90psi. Pit Stop is designed to be used on road tires. It will fit either a presta or schrader valve. Alternatively, you can use the Pit Stop to pre-empt flats by loading a new tire. With the Vittoria Pit Stop Tire Sealant you too can enjoy the sound of the hole squealing then almost instantly sealing up after a puncture. Please note we can only ship Pit Stop via Ground.

  • Latex foam
  • Works with Presta and Schrader valves
  • Compatible with tubular and clincher tires

Tech Specs
Materiallatex foam
Recommended Usebike maintenance
Weight

Actual Weight

No Mount, One Size
83g
2.93oz

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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>Rating: 5

Amazing, surprisingly good.

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Weight
180 lbs

I had carried a can of this around with me for a decade or so as an emergency backup to spare tube and patch kit. Finally decided to give it a try since it was so old. Tire had gone down fairly quickly, over about 30 seconds, so I knew it was a decent size hole or whatever the failure had been. The can seemed to work fine but only inflated the tire to about 80? PSI. Turns out that is sufficient but I am old school and have only recently started riding at 90-100PSI instead of 120 so I used my pump to add a bit of pressure. All was good for about 10 minutes then there was a sudden POP-HISS-spit that lasted about as long as it takes to say "Pop". My riding buddy said he saw a cloud of something come from my wheel. Amazingly, it held enough pressure to finish the ride. Once home I pulled the tube and there was a ~1cm gash that this stuff had been sealing against the tire. I am impressed and will buy another can.

>Rating:

Can I still use vittoria pitstop even if I have applied other sealant brand/type on the same tyre before?

Hi Julius. I wouldn't recommend it. The latex in the Pitstop apparently is particular about the formula in order for it to seal well.

>Rating: 1

Useless

I was a little skeptical about this item but I wanted to try it on my clinchers. The thought of a 5 minute tire fixture versus 30 minutes replacing a tube was a no-brainer. I wanted to give it a shot. So, my back Vittoria tire and Conti tube flated and I put it to the test. The installation went well and it was super fast. I just plugged it in and gave it a slight push and it filled with foam. I gave it some time, about 10 minutes, and it was tight as a rock. It works!...not. Rode about 2 miles before I was riding on rubber and rim again. Totally useless. Never again. Ubered it home.

Did you rotate the wheel to distribute it after inflation?

I sure did.

Your problem was mixing Continental & Vittoria ... don't you know that's like mixing matter and anti-matter? You're lucky you didn't blow-up the galaxy! No product works 100% of the time, and while it says it works on butyl tubes as well as latex tubes, I have found it to be far more reliable with latex ... but even with butyl tubes, it's worked for me more often than not.

>Rating:

is this suitable for air(plane) travel (checked in or hand held)?

TSA does not generally allow any pressurized items on flights.

Not in the US at least. Had two cans taken by TSA.

>Rating: 4

Works well, but finicky

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I'm an old-school guy. Steel. Lugs. Tubies. I never go for a ride without a spare tub toe-strapped under my saddle. I also always carry a can of Pit-Stop in a jersey pocket, because sealing the tire that's already glued to the rim is much preferred to having to peel the flat and mounting the spare, especially if the tires are well-glued (and nearly impossible to strip on the side of the road). Pit-Stop does the job well for the most part; you do have to make sure that the can and valve-stem are both positioned properly before activating, otherwise the foam tends to spray everywhere but inside the tire. But once you get your technique down, Pit-Stop is a ride saver.

>Rating:

I'm not clear on the instruction for using this product. The pictures on the side of the product don't have complete information. why do you spin the tire after using the product? How long does it have to set before riding or pumping up the tire further?

You spin the tires to help distribute the latex evenly throughout the tire; it doesn't really need any time to set-up; generally once the foam is exposed to air, it starts to set-up. Pump up your tires right away, give the wheel another spin. Remount the wheel, and ride away.

>Rating:

What are the dimensions?

About the size of a mini-pump. Fits very easily into a jersey pocket and leaves lots of room for other stuff.

>Rating: 4

Small

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Haven't had to use this yet but I was surprised at the overall size of the bottle. No mount... nothing electrical tape can't fix for mounting to the seat tube. Hope I never have to use it but certainly isn't a bother to carry around.

>Rating: 5

It works !!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just bought this as a " emergency worth a try " item . Darned if last night on our first after work bike ride of the season with some friends, my wife runs over a thorn not 10 minutes into a 2+ hour ride. Right thru her Conti Gatorskin clincher tire and tube. I thought what the heck - lets at least try this stuff. It worked - she was able to continue and do the entire ride. Pumped up her tire last night to 76 psi and just checked it this morning - still holding air. I'm going to get a few of these to always have one on hand for long rides !

>Rating: 5

Riding Tubies? Here, Take This!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

No other way to put it other than this is absolutely required for your Tubular Tires for every ride. When you don't have the luxury of a team or wheel car behind you, this is absolutely necessary for getting home if your Tubular tires blow. Easy to use, seals up even the gnarlier cuts and gashes that can happen, and with a shot of co2 or a few hits with your hand pump you'll be able to keep going. Nobody likes to make the desperation call for a pickup, take this and you'll be fine.

>Rating: 5

Tubular Must Have

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This works awesome for people who train daily on tubulars. If you do get a flat this will seal it up, a little CO2 and you'll be able to get back home, no problem. The pit stop canister doesn't require much pressure at all. If you do push it against the valve too hard it can deform enough to spray out the sides and cause a mess. Nice and easy, just the way it should be.

>Rating: 5

Best for tubulars

This is the best insurance for flats. Seals up small punctures and inflates the tire as well. i just pack 2 of these and a co2 on my rides, instead of packing a pre stretched and pre glued tubular with me. Takes up a lot less room and isnt as messy as dealing with tubulars.

>Rating:

Does the Vittoria Pit-Stop tube and tire...

Does the Vittoria Pit-Stop tube and tire repair kit work on clinchers with tubes in them. Thanks

might be a bit late nut still may help others... According to this, yes... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GoA9v6ZR0c

>Rating: 5

Quick fix for a flat

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I carry this with me when out on the trails. Quick fix to a flat and keeps you rolling. I've tried prefilling but doesnt always prevent flats, sure fixes them.

>Rating: 5

Nice For Fast Repair

The pit stop kit is a essential if you are training on a tubular! The Pit stop can seal your flat if its no to big of a hole.