Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 10

Pros:

  • Works well
  • Looks nice
  • Costs little

Product:

Lezyne Smart Kit

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£2.99

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Having had no punctures over the winter period using Vittoria Pave tyres, I was feeling a little smug. Famous last words, as I then blew it all with a rookie mistake. Running the tyres to within a smidgen of their life, I had the inevitable flat.

The Lezyne Smart kit is simple — rough up the punctured area and simply stick the self-adhesive, expandable patch over the top. No problems there. Coming with six 3M patches, a scuffer and an emergency tyre boot, you can’t fault these patches, especially at £2.99.

So far, the repaired inner tube is still going strong weeks after the repair and they also kept an inflatable bed, er, inflated so they get the thumbs up here. A clear plastic pouch should keep the patches together and will take up no space at all in your saddlebag.

Verdict

Good value, effective and stylish take on the humble puncture repair kit.

  • christopher phillips

    Hi everyone. I have just purchased the afore mentioned bike and I am quite amazed to see your review saying the bike is a “Bit of a porker”. My complete bike including pedals and xxl frame size tips the scales at a mere 7.69kg hardly a porker.

  • Craig Duncan

    Had similar disappointing results from Park Tool’s GP2 patches, which are the same idea. I used these a lot a few years ago.In addition, the six Park Tool patches come with a sandpaper square in a tiny (and I mean tiny) plastic box – slightly larger than a postage stamp, about 4-5mm deep. At the roadside, they were very quick and convenient to use. But I found that the inner tubes began to slow-leak a few months later. Upon inspection, I found that in each case the inner tube pressure has caused the patch to lift, like a small vein, from the puncture site to the edge of the patch. Eventually, I had to replace each one with a conventional patch.

    They are a good, fast, convenient ‘get me home’, but I wouldn’t consider the repair permanent.

  • Sy

    Fabulous climber, harsh and skittish over long distance. Jury is out on descending. Bloomin’ robust, converts really well to TT/Triathlon angles if it’s a smooth course.

    Avoid on bad road surfaces. It’s Yuk and very fatiguing.

  • Pedro

    I absolutely love my Boardman Pro Carcon Frame set, Like the previous comment I built it with Full Sram Red Groupset, Ceramic BB30 Bearings Ritchey UD SL Kit and Roval Carbon Wheels. Absolutely Fantastic in every way. I used to own Specialized Tarmac Pro and I’d say this ia a more lively and responsive ride, specially on climbs. Well Done C Boardman.

  • ZEMPOALTECATL

    HELLO I AM VERY HAPPY W MY BIKE
    I BUILT IT W THIS FRAME AND SRAM RED
    GROUPO AND SRAM s60 WHEELS W FSA PLASMA
    AND I THING THIS FRAME WORKS AWELSOME
    P.s SORRY MY INGLISH IS SO DAD.
    AT. ZEMPOAltecatl FROM CALIFORNIA.

  • Peter

    I have found this bike different to the review. I have upgraded to ultegra and xero wheels. The bike feels pretty light to me. Personally I think the frame could do with being a whole lot stiffer – I would give this bike a low score for acceleration.
    Once up to speed – it is a pure joy though, and descending is the bikes strong point, this bike just hugs the road. It looks fantastic, and in my opinion is the most hansome Kuota in the range.

  • Nigel

    Im afraid I have to agree with the fact that Halfords have very little if NO knowledge of the Boardman range, I am after the pro-carbon, I have been to many local branches and all have shown a complete lack of interest and knowledge.

    I cant beleive that Halfords are the only people to sell this bike and there really not clued up on the range.

    To add insult to injury they have none in stock……ANYWHERE…. when I asked if they would get one in for me to look at and try out for size I was told they were unable to do so ????

    The bikes of this quality and expense come with no pedals as the rider has a preference in type, I have never seen any type of decent road pedal/cleats in any Halfords store ?

    Its a VERY poor service, I read an article saying that if people could ignore the fact that they are having to go to “Halfords” to buy the bike they would really enjoy the bike and its qualities…..

    I think the real issue is the fact that no-one seems to know whats going on in Halfords, no product knowledge what so ever……..really VERY POOR !!

  • Francis Cooper

    I’ve tried hard to like these patches: they’re well packaged; simple to use and give every appearance of having the potential to do what it says on the tin. Sadly, they’re good looking but inept.

    I’ve had an unlucky winter with at least ten commuting punctures; I’ve used the Lezyne patches on at least six of these occasions: they’ve always failed. They get me home but then slowly deflate.

    Nice idea but from now on I’ll be going back to the glue.

  • Andrew

    It’s all very well saying how good the Boardman bike is, but a friend of mine discovered that our local Bikehut were unwilling to get him the model he wanted and showed a lack of knowledge of the product that lead to him being unconvinced that he’d get any knowledgable or helpful after-sales backup. He opted for another brand from a local bike shop.