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GÜP introduces tire sealant/inflator can at Sea Otter

Published April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — GÜP Industries is launching a combination tire inflator and sealant canister at the Sea Otter Classic this week. The KWIKI is being marketing as an all-in-one product designed to seal and inflate tires simultaneously.

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The 125 milliliter canister contains an eco-friendly foaming latex sealant capable of sealing up to a 4 millimeter tire puncture (up to 2 millimeters in tubes) in seconds. The company (whose name is pronounced like "goop") said the product will seal certain sidewall tears. GÜP KWIKI features a silicon "speed adapter" that eliminates the need to remove valve cores for maximum inflation, and is compatible with both schrader and presta valves.

"No matter how far cycling technology has come, a flat can still make or break a ride or race," said Tomas Petricko, the new brand's founder. "Even if you have CO2, not everyone is running tubeless, and even if you are, sealant can dry up and become less effective over time. GÜP is the ultimate backup plan designed to get you back in the saddle faster, allowing you to focus on the ride, not the fix."

The canister can inflate tires up to size 29x2.4 and works with tubes, tubeless and tubular tires. The company said the can has enough pressure to reseat tubeless tire beads.

The canister weighs 122 grams and can be secured to a frame, seatpost or seat rails with the GÜP Hölster, sold separately.

GÜP KWIKI retails for $14.99, and is available now in singles or six-packs at GUPIndustries.com and bike shops. It is being distributed to dealers through BTI and DoubleKross Distribution, Inc., and directly through GÜP Industries.

More information: gupindustries.com.

Topics associated with this article: Sea Otter Classic

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