A blast of fresh air from Schwalbe as it releases the Tire Booster

Carlton Reid
A blast of fresh air from Schwalbe as it releases the Tire Booster

The Tire Booster makes installing tubeless tyre easier, says a statement from Schwalbe. 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,” explained Peter Krischio, Schwalbe Product Manager Race.

In the professional workshop or at the garage, a compressor helps out. The Tire Booster, which was developed in collaboration with the British start-up Airshot, supplies a pressure of up to eleven bar.

“The tyre immediately seats itself safely on the rim and seals everything evenly,” said 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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An adapter is also available for even bigger blasts. 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 tyre seats itself - usually with the typical loud crack - firmly on the rim," said Krischio.

The Schwalbe Tire Booster will be available from December and is to retail for 59.90 Euros.

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