Introducing the Effetto Mariposa Tappabuco Tubeless Tyre Plug Tool Kit, your ultimate solution for repairing punctures in tubeless tyres. This innovative tool is designed to provide quick and easy tire repairs, ensuring you can get back on the road or trail in no time.
Efficient Tubeless Tyre Repairs:
The Tappabuco tyre plug tool is the perfect companion for tubeless tyre users. It allows you to swiftly and effectively repair punctures, ensuring you can continue your ride without any interruptions.
Versatile and Handy Design:
Designed to work as an end-plug for both road and mountain bike handlebars, the Tappabuco is incredibly versatile. Moreover, it can be conveniently carried inside most Shimano and SRAM bottom brackets with inner diameters ranging from 15 to 20 mm.
Compact and Portable:
The Tappabuco is compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry with you on every ride. Its portability ensures that you're always prepared to handle unexpected punctures, providing peace of mind during your cycling adventures.
Reliable and Durable:
Crafted with top-quality materials, the Tappabuco is built to withstand the demands of regular use. Its durable construction ensures that you can rely on it whenever you encounter a tubeless tyre emergency.
Be Prepared for Punctures:
With the Effetto Mariposa Tappabuco Tubeless Tyre Plug Tool Kit, you can face punctures with confidence. Repair tubeless tyre punctures quickly and effortlessly, and keep enjoying your rides without worry.
Why We Created It
Tyre plugs have become a standard way of fixing bigger punctures in tubeless tyres. With “Tappabuco” (Italian for stopgap or literally hole plugger) Effetto Mariposa wants to offer a practical solution for road and off-road riding, easy to carry and fast to use.
Easy To Carry
Tyre plug tools have to be easily reached in case of puncture but – because of their sharp shape – they should be stored in a safe way. Tappabuco solves this, as it’s designed to work as end-plug for road and mountain bike handlebars, and it can be carried inside most Shimano and SRAM bottom brackets too (it will fit holes with inner diameter between 15 and 20 mm). Keeping the rubber tyre plug already in the Tappabuco fork ensures fast puncture repairing of tubeless tyres.
Important: Depending on the internal surface of the handlebar, it could be easier or more difficult to remove Tappabuco. Try extracting Tappabuco after inserting it into your handlebar: if it’s too difficult, lubricate the handlebar so that you can remove the tool and repair punctures quickly.
Replacement plugs can be kept on Tappabuco, leaving them as 5 pcs card and inserting the fork between two plugs.
Specific version for 1.5 or 3.5 mm plugs
Tappabuco is available in two Plug Widths:
Tappabuco 1.5: optimized for tyre plugs 1.5 mm of section, 50 mm length
Tappabuco 3.5: optimized for tyre plugs 3.5 mm of section, 50 mm length
While the bigger, more common 3.5 mm plug is great for bigger punctures on MTB tyres, several times a 1.5 mm plug is enough for smaller damages or road/gravel tyres: having both available is simply better. The somehow bad reputation of 1.5 mm plugs, unable to fix punctures, is due to the common mistake of using these small plugs with big forks… opening the hole more than size of the plug. The tiny, dedicated fork of Tappabuco 1.5 prevents this occurrence.
Tappabuco is made of high density silicone with a stainless steel fork, for maximum durability and adaptability. Weight is just 13 g for Tappabuco 3.5 and 11 g for Tappabuco 1.5.
Three kits are available: