SKS Interbike 2016
SKS has released a pair of innovative tubeless tire solutions for in-house and on-the-go inflation.
Video: SKS RideAir and TL Retrofit Pump Head
SKS USA general manager Mark Burgener shows off two new tubeless tire inflation solutions for in-house and on-the-go inflation. The TL retrofit pump head allows for easy tubeless seating with any floor pump, while the RideAir provides a reusable, portable tubeless seating solution.
Two slick new products from SKS take the bite out of tubeless tire seating frustrations, both for in-house and on-the-go solutions.
The TL (tubeless) retrofit pump head works as a replacement pump head for any floor pump. It allows the user to do two things at once for an easy tubeless inflation experience. One side of the pump head features a C02 valve, compatible with threaded 16g or 24g cartridges. Simply thread in the cartridge after affixing the pump head to the tire’s valve stem, then finish the seal of with one or two pumps of the handle until you hear the “pop.” The TL Head also acts as a stand-alone C02 inflator. Just remove it from the pump hose and throw it in your pocket for a portable emergency C02 inflator.
SKS also showed a portable air tank with enough pressure storage to seat a tubeless tire. The RideAir is reusable, needing only 40 or so pumps from an average floor pump. It also features an easy-to-read pressure gauge to let you know when it’s ready to go. The RideAir uses a single small button to release the pressure all in one shot. The canister is designed to fit in a standard water bottle cage.
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SKS TL Head