In this article I will share my thoughts on the Park Tool Emergency Tire Boot TB-2 patches, that have secured a place in the Craft Cadence Essentials Case when riding my Canyon road bike or Scott Scale 925 mountain bike.
On the road I’m riding a normal folding tire, non-disc wheelsystem, while on the mountainbike it is a tubeless ready centerlock disc wheel system.
Park Tool Emergency Tire Boot TB-2 patches
On the product page of the Tire Boot TB-2 patches you can read that:
“A torn tire body doesn’t have to mean the end of a bike ride. The TB-2 Tire Boot is constructed from a strong, waterproof vinyl membrane with fiber weave reinforcement. A super-strong pressure-sensitive adhesive assures the boot stays in place in any bicycle tire that utilizes an inner tube, whether road or mountain, high or low pressure. Application is as easy as wiping the area clean, removing the backing, and squarely applying the tire boot to the affected area. A true ride saver.”
The Park Tool Emergency Tire Boot TB-2 patches have dimensions of 76.2 x 44.4 mm (almost the size of a credit card). That’s why I put these in the card storage of Craft Cadence Essentials Case. Just like a CO2 cartridge the Tire Boot TB-2 patches are designed to get you home and thus be considered a temporary fix.
On the road I have never had the issue of slicing open my tire in such a way that I couldn’t get home. On the mountain bike it makes more sense to have the Tire Boot TB-2 patches with you, in addition to a set of self-adhesive patches, like the Park Tool GP-2 Super Patch Self-Adhesive patches.
On the Emergency Tire Boot product page you can also read: “Not recommended for tubeless tire systems” and I think it is of because of the latex inside of a mountain bike tire. The main difficulty here is that you need to have the inside of the tire clean and free of any dust or latex sealant residue (which can be tough). Luckily take a spare inner tire with me, but still carrying the Emergency TB=2 patches. If it can bring me home for the price-point of 1,00 in the worst case scenario (also on the mountain bike) I’m happy to have it in my tool-bag.
Luckily I didn’t need to use the Park Tool Emergency Tire Boot TB-2 patches yet.
Concluding thoughts and wrap-up
The price point of the Park Tool Emergency Tire Boot TB-2 patches varies from €3,00 – €6,00 where I’ve paid €4,00 for a pack of three. And if this emergency product can bring you home for about €1,00 than I’m happy to have it with me out on the trails.
If you are interested in the best puncture repair kits, than please check out the Cycling Weekly article over here. The size as well as the temporary fix of the TB-2 patches are discussed in the article.
Would you invest the €4,00 for a pack of three?
Do you have hands-on experience with the Park Tool Emergency Tire Boot patches out on the (off-)road?
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