The SahmuraiSword (named after creator Stefan ‘Sahmurai’ Sahm) is an easy-to-use, simple-to-store and, most importantly, safe, way of carrying a tubeless plug system on your mountain bike. Built into what are essentially bar-plugs, the system allows you store both the plug and reamer tool inside your handlebars.
champion Stefan Sahm of Team Bulls. “For a long time I’ve been trying to figure out how to carry these essential tools in a different way,” explains the man affectionately known as Sahmurai. “In the past I would’ve taped them to bike or carried in my back pocket,” he says. “Too often the plug lost its stickiness during riding because of dust or wet conditions, and it is really just too dangerous to put the sharp thing your back pocket.”
According to Durand he and Sahm realised fairly early that they did not have all the technical know-how, so they enlisted the help of Anton du Toit, who has an engineering firm in Paarl. Not only did he help with the knowledge, but also had the tools to help produce the early prototypes.
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– Cost will be around R350 (incl VAT).
– The SahmuraiSword fits handlebars which range from 18 to 21mm in diameter.
– An explanatory video is available here: SahmuraiSword Video
Source: Arc Media