Schwalbe release Tire Booster for easier tubeless assembly

With the new Tire Booster from Schwalbe, tubeless tyre assembly can be accomplished easily. The light, handy cylinder can be used both statically and on the road.

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The Schwalbe Tire Booster in use at the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure.

 

A powerful blast of air is required for tubeless tyre assembly so that the tyre bead quickly presses into the rim flange and the tyre is sealed. “Depending on the combination of tyre and rim, it doesn’t always work with conventional floor pumps,” explains Peter Krischio, Schwalbe Product Manager Race. In the professional workshop or at the garage, a compressor helps out.

 

For safe and easy fitting without a compressor, Schwalbe is now launching the Tire Booster, which was developed in collaboration with the British start-up Airshot. With it, a pressure of up to eleven bar can be immediately applied in the tyres. “The tyre immediately seats itself safely on the rim and seals everything evenly,” says Peter Krischio. “The Tire Booster is a significant advantage for assembly of tubeless tyres. At a light 435 grams, you can easily take it along on your trips.”

 

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The Schwalbe Tire Booster makes tubeless tyre assembly easier.

 

If you need an even bigger flow of air, a special adapter is also available. For this, the valve insert is removed and the adapter is screwed directly onto the valve spindle - the airflow is thus maximised.

 

And this is how it works: connect the Tire Booster to a conventional floor pump using the SV valve on the Tire Booster, fill the cylinder and then operate the quick-release valve. The air immediately distributes itself evenly and the tire seats itself - usually with the typical loud crack - firmly on the rim.

 

The Schwalbe Tire Booster will be available from December 2016 from specialist bicycle retailers for 59.90 EUR.






46 Comments

Shebeen, Oct 24 2016 04:34

so it's like the coke bottle version, but with CE stamps of approval?

 

that product testing must have been fun.

Jacquers, Oct 24 2016 04:35

Similar idea to that Topeak pump, but at a better price. Nice!

BDF, Oct 24 2016 04:37

My Ryder pump is also similar. Have seated up to 2.35 650B with it no problem.

Koei, Oct 24 2016 04:42

Can I use it to clean my laptop too?

Matchstix, Oct 24 2016 05:36

Same as the airshot it seems

Bizkit031, Oct 24 2016 05:42

Same as the airshot it seems

Yea this is not new airshot does the same and were the first.

fanievb, Oct 24 2016 06:53

For R200 more you can buy a small compressor from adendorf
#justsaying

Skylark, Oct 24 2016 07:32

Yea this is not new airshot does the same and were the first.

In the article "Schwalbe is now launching the Tire Booster, which was developed in collaboration with the British start-up Airshot"

AlanD, Oct 24 2016 07:38

Pretty cool and handy to have but a trip to the petrol station cost you nothing, ok, a tad bit of petrol but how often would you need to seat tyres anyways

bikebloke, Oct 24 2016 07:48

they are trying to get us roadies to go tubeless because they got all the mtb crowd to go with it.

 

may go tubeless when the tubeless tires are closer to ordinary tires in price - right now it costs double for a tubeless road tire as compared to an ordinary one - they last just as long as one another and expense of all the stans and tape etc is about the same as a tube .

 

so its twice as expensive to run tubeless for the same mileage .

 

oh yeah and you may need new wheels too because all road wheelsets are not tubeless compatible.

 

and add the price of this new tire booster gadget- which you will use once or twice a year.

 

then consider what happens if you rip a tubeless road tire and it wont seal - do you want to try fit a tube (which you will carry anyway) in that monster non stretch bead thing on the road side ?

 

compare all this to really tiny marginal gains (you aren't going to run it soft for better traction this isn't CX) .......

 

and let me think ..which pros run tubeless again  ................ :ph34r:

 

its a gizmo with hype :whistling:

 

ill stick to tubes and your ordinary tires thanks schwalbe :thumbup:

V12man, Oct 24 2016 07:49

One could Probably make one of these easily enough with a paintball cylinder and a few bits and some smarts

Matchstix, Oct 24 2016 08:47

Fire extinguisher

Hairy, Oct 24 2016 10:29

Only reallY struggled to mount two tyres before that I had to go to a petrol station and have a moment or two of humour failure ..... one was a 26er tyre and the other 650b. ....the common denominator though wad that they were both Hans Dampfs

lechatnoir, Oct 24 2016 10:57

so it's like the coke bottle version, but with CE stamps of approval?

 

that product testing must have been fun.

 

Scuba tanks hold 300bar or more... doubt this can reach that much, but probably can hold far more than even the best footpump can attain.

Matchstix, Oct 24 2016 11:21

We have destroyed 2 floor pumps trying to pop a tubeless tire of a rim with a tube inside. . 11 bar plus. When the tire popped. . .

Sarge, Oct 25 2016 07:59

Hi,

I am not a MacGyver type of person, so not into the home made gismo's. If this will make the seating of a new set of tyres easy, with little hassel...I'm in.

Regards

Sarge

rock, Oct 25 2016 09:16

free.

 

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Sidewinder., Oct 25 2016 09:59

free.

 

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And obviously mtb's never go anywhere there isn't a petrol station right? No mtber really likes getting away from city, really just a useless product.

rock, Oct 25 2016 11:05

And obviously mtb's never go anywhere there isn't a petrol station right? No mtber really likes getting away from city, really just a useless product.

 

not sure where you are going, is this product meant to be carried in your pocket while out riding??

Sidewinder., Oct 25 2016 11:27

not sure where you are going, is this product meant to be carried in your pocket while out riding??

More like, say you are camping at trails far from town, or are at a stage race...or even if a tire dies on you during a race and you have spares in the car. Point being, I can see where it would be convenient. If you already have a compressor or the correct valve adaptor to make a mess at the garage, then don't buy it.

It's just annoying how the first response to any new product is negative on these sites.

Skylark, Oct 25 2016 11:28

Very handy product price isn't so crazy considering bike industry prices.

rock, Oct 25 2016 11:46

More like, say you are camping at trails far from town, or are at a stage race...or even if a tire dies on you during a race and you have spares in the car. Point being, I can see where it would be convenient. If you already have a compressor or the correct valve adaptor to make a mess at the garage, then don't buy it.

It's just annoying how the first response to any new product is negative on these sites.

 

ok I get it now.

Hairy, Oct 25 2016 12:05

wonder if they tested that under conditions similar to a nice and toasty SA summer where the user brings a charged unit to a race, leaves it in the car (No shade) and comes back later.

 

I would think the pressure in that will increase substantially .... is there a release / safety valve at all in the design of the unit?

Mongoose!, Oct 25 2016 12:20

is it really that unsafe to make your own?

Even if you wrap the cylinder (2L plastic bottle) with duct tape to prevent it from shatter in possible explosion? :ph34r:

mudda, Oct 25 2016 12:28

I have had a compressor - and that takes up space for just a "tubeless"  ... got rid of it

 

I go to the garage, buts its annoying having to do it there with motorists coming and going ...

 

The virgin active so far has been the best - with the bike service area ... 

 

However ...This makes perfect sense for home use ... I will get one when they at shops ..

 

for convenience ..