Reserve's New Fillmore Valve Aims to Make Tubeless Easier

Nov 4, 2021
by Sarah Moore  

If you compare the bikes from the first ever EWS in 2013 to today's enduro steeds, it feels like almost every standard has changed in less than a decade. One thing has remained unchanged for much longer than ten years is the Presta valve. Get this, it hasn't been updated since its invention in the 1880s.

There have been more than a few changes to tire and wheel technology since then, including the invention of the tubeless system. Getting new tubeless tires mounted, inflated and seated isn't always the easiest task with Presta's century-old technology, so Reserve set out to make the process easier with their new Fillmore valve.

Fillmore is a completely new take on tubeless valves and Reserve says that the new, high volume design allows triple the airflow, while its self-clearing poppet eliminates clogged valves. In addition, its threaded cap allows you to back-off and air down to the perfect tire pressure.

Details:

• 3x airflow of a Presta valve
• No clog
• Direct-Inject: Coreless design
• Pressure is micro-adjustable
• Fits rim depths between 18mm - 28mm
• Lifetime warranty
• Price: $49.99 USD
• More info: reservewheels.com

Compatible with Presta pump heads, Fillmore valves are made for mountain, gravel and cyclocross rims up to 28mm deep.


Tubeless sealant is designed to fill a hole bigger than the hole in the Presta valve and so Presta valves are invariably going to clog at one point or another. Reserve's Fillmore aims to avoid that issue, with no valve core, three times the air flow of a Presta valve, and the unique poppet design of the airflow hole that protects it from sealant.


Reserve says Fillmore’s self-clearing poppet eliminates clogging by breaking through sealant build-up


That extra airflow also means that you should avoid that frustrating situation where you have to take out the valve core in order to get pressure into a tire that's particularly difficult to seat. You also won't accidentally unthread the core like often happens when you're using a twist-on style pump.

Compatible with Presta pump heads, Fillmore is made for mountain, gravel and cyclocross rims up to 28mm deep. It's also compatible with most sealant injectors and you can insert sealant directly into the valve for top-ups.

A set of valves will set you back $49.99 USD.


This short animation demonstrates how the Reserve Fillmore valves work.

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Reserve's Fillmore valve aims to avoid clogged valves, with no valve core, three times the air flow of a Presta valve, and the unique poppet design of the airflow hole that protects it from sealant.

The threaded cap allows you to back-off and air down to the perfect tire pressure.

The Fillmore is compatible with most sealant injectors and you can insert sealant directly into the valve for top-ups.


Learn more at reservewheels.com


326 Comments

  • 441 4
 First new standard I'm pretty pumped to see!
  • 23 23
 I see what you did there. Nicely played.
  • 122 1
 This comment gets a seal of approval.
  • 52 1
 good to see these things evalve
  • 61 1
 @bhowl: you had a chance, but you blew it!
  • 70 1
 I'm surprised this product info didn't leak early.
  • 5 27
flag CSharp (Nov 4, 2021 at 10:27) (Below Threshold)
 I'm presta-ly pleased but it's still a presta valve that the guy says it's not.
  • 15 1
 Something about it just sits nicely.
  • 7 0
 @chamberlink: I guess I'm not a real pinker.
  • 4 3
 Upvotes all 'round!
  • 2 1
 I better not push my luck...lest I blow a cap...
  • 7 9
 @CSharp: A for effort but I'll be honest, C- for executionSmile
  • 11 0
 Looking at my current valves, I suddenly feel deflated
  • 11 0
 I'm all clogged up, and have nothing to spray!
  • 5 0
 @H2o1199: EValve will be the e-bike specific version Smile
  • 3 0
 I’m also very imprestad
  • 5 0
 M0ar like $55 next month with this inflation
  • 2 2
 I just want to leave this here:
76projects.com/products/hi-flow-no-clog-tubeless-valves?variant=40862712463547

if you want the same thing for half price!
  • 196 5
 Looking forward to these when they're not $50.
  • 37 70
flag nickfranko (Nov 4, 2021 at 9:26) (Below Threshold)
 Not even. If they decide to stop supporting it, you're SOL. It's got a special o-ring, a special rod, and some tiny threaded end that's just begging to seize on there. This is just one of those ideas that looks cool on paper but come a few years down the road, it's just another mediocre design. Simplicity is one of the main reasons that the Presta and Shrader valves have stuck around so long. The more silly complications you add to it, the greater the difficulty of servicing and the more points of failure you have.
  • 5 0
 @nickfranko: I am worried about keeping that little cap on there, otherwise I think the design is good. As with everything, it will still be a wear item, so I am curious how long that O-ring lasts. The whole system should last years and years if it's worth the asking price.
  • 108 4
 @nickfranko: We actually reduced the complications with fewer parts than current presta valves.
  • 45 3
 Fillmore valves use a combination of 7000 series aluminum combined with a stainless steel internal rod, making the patented valves nearly three times the cost of a standard Presta. But, as a result of the no clog design, we expect Fillmore Valves to last as long as you own your bike.
  • 29 11
 Eh, I think the last normal valve stems I bought were about $15, and if you want to add a microscopic fancy brand logo, that'll be $30. If these deliver the promised functionality, I don't think the price is out of line.
  • 1 7
flag fabwizard (Nov 4, 2021 at 9:53) (Below Threshold)
 spell check Reserve's Fillmore vale aims to avoid clogged valves,
  • 24 45
flag nickfranko (Nov 4, 2021 at 9:54) (Below Threshold)
 @ReserveWheels: The presta valve is two piece (ignoring the required body seal and threaded piece that both need). It's a removeable insert and a body. You have a rod, a separate o-ring, a threaded part, an o-ring for the threaded end, a pin, and the body.
Unless 3 is less than 6, no you didn't reduce the complications and reduce the parts.
Also, you used proprietary parts that can only be supplied by you, further increasing complication in the event of failure.
  • 13 3
 @nickfranko - Dude, look at the picture, they removed the valve core
  • 9 4
 @nickfranko: how do you still ride if you invented presta valves in the 1880s?
  • 7 1
 @ReserveWheels: it’s a neat solution. given the cost, have you designed these to be maintainable? Can the popper be disassembled so that, in the inevitable situation that you do get sealant in there over time, or any other crud, you can take the rod out and get a pipe cleaner in?
  • 7 1
 You know every bling bike out there will have these
  • 18 3
 Just bought a pack of 20 presta valve cores for $10. Not that I need to replace them frequently, because I take the cores out when seating a tubeless tire. And without the core in, airflow is presumably the same as with Fillmores?
  • 13 5
 @dominic54: Fillmore valves are not rebuildable and we don't recommend disassembly. But, we have a lifetime warranty for the original owner. So, if you're having a problem, I'd recommend contacting out Rider Support Team to get squared away.
  • 32 3
 $50. Ugh this sport is starting to feel like it's for the upper class. I'll have to stick with my public school district salary presta valves for now.
  • 26 18
 @gtill9000: bikepacking.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Reserve-Fillmore-Tubeless-Valves-Review_3.jpg

There's the breakdown of the parts of this device. As you can see, there are quite a few parts and they're quite fiddly.

I have decades of experience of working on cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. I have had to deal with the brilliant engineering ideas of all different brands, which when they were new was great but after a couple years of use suddenly become the most unbearable wrenching experiences you've ever had to deal with. Like when Mercedes made an oxygen sensor heater system containing an ultra-expensive pump, multiple failure points, and extremely complicated to work on. Or when companies don't think of the material compatibility and now you have spark plugs that are fused inside of their respective holes (*cough* F150 triton).

Noticing the small seals and that threaded end, unless you routinely open up and service that, you're going to find it fused shut at some point that's going to end up breaking out vice grips. I also worry about the cost of parts. I can buy a valve core for less than a dollar, whether schrader or presta, yet how much is the rebuild kit going to be for this? How much is a new rod if you strip out that allen hole? What about the o-rings or that metal cap?
I applaud them for coming up with a new design to help move us away from age-old presta valve, but I would love to see a less complicated system and I would REALLY love if they got rid of that end cap for a different design.
  • 9 0
 @dominic54: I have a set of them. Easy to take apart with a 2.5mm allen and an adjustable wrench.
  • 12 2
 @nickfranko: They need to make them lifetime warranty... Oh wait.... That sealed the deal
  • 12 20
flag thenotoriousmic (Nov 4, 2021 at 12:20) (Below Threshold)
 @ReserveWheels: Your absolutely taking the piss. I could cut some valves of an old inner tube for free. What planet are you living on where a valve costs more than a tyre?
  • 9 2
 @rickybobby18: just disassemble your valve and clear the sealant out. It’s a two min job.
  • 25 2
 Wait 3 months for the Ali express "reswerve" version for $5
  • 1 1
 @thenotoriousmic: how? My sealent is somehow inside the valve core
  • 9 3
 @thenotoriousmic: Tires wear out. These are lifetime. Have fun with your scissors mate
  • 5 1
 @Jonnysnow: take the valve core out, remove the screwy bit on the top, will be a bit stiff first time you do this, disassemble, clean and reassemble. Takes no more than two mins.
  • 10 0
 Surely they would sell at least 10x as many if they were priced competitively with other tubeless valves?
  • 6 0
 @rossluzz: As a public school district employee this hit home.
  • 3 0
 @thenotoriousmic: Hey may not know that there is a little tool called a valve core remover. easier than needle nose pliers. Buy a few and keep them in your pack, one in the tool box, etc.
  • 3 1
 @StinkyTO: I run peatys valves has one on on the valve cap and a spoke key on the other. Saved a tacod wheel with it a couple of months ago by the side of a jump. Highly recommend.
  • 11 0
 Can't see much reason for them to be $50 in the long run. Once they have volume and can forge the pin and stem, it should be much less than that. Might need to tweak the design a little to eliminate the need for the cross pin to retain it, I imagine that's where a lot of the cost is.

More excited about the bit that they didn't mention though. Looks like they incorporated a special groove a little way down the stem which I am guessing is for a quick release air chuck. Now THAT is what we really need.

Slightly worried about stainless and 7075 together in a wet environment though, that's a pretty big electro-galvanic potential so I can imagine a few wet-climate owners (certainly wet-salty-climate owners) finding they can't get the valve cap off one day to the point of breaking the needle.
  • 4 1
 @ReserveWheels: why is your warranty exclusive to the original owner?
  • 6 4
 @thenotoriousmic: I’m a little mystified that $35 for Peaty’s is cool by you, but you seem really angry about $50 for these. Where in that $15 delta is the tripwire?

I’m not dissing the Peaty’s. I’ve got a set on a bike. They’re fine. The caps are gimmicky, and they clog, but I think they work better with Cushcore than the Cushcore valves. I’d rather have paid less for them.

I’ll also cop to owning a $50 pair of valves. They’re made of titanium which allows them to have a thinner wall than aluminum valve stems, meaning the inner bore is just an RCH wider than an alloy stem. On one hand, they’re total dentist bullshit. On the other hand, they’re brilliant. That wider bore makes them much less prone to clogging, and improves airflow. Unfortunately, they aren’t Cushcore compatible.

Theoretically, by those metrics, I should be psyched on the Reserves, but meh, we’ll see. I’m clearly willing to spend 50 bucks on dentist bullshit high flow low clog insert-compatible stems. Maybe next time I need new valve stems I’ll keep these in mind.
  • 3 0
 @StinkyTO: He’s not talking about removing the valve core. He’s talking about disassembling the valve core to clean out sealant. Nobody seems to do it very much, but it’s really easy and effective. Plus, it’s less wasteful than just throwing it away.
  • 2 0
 Some name brand presta valves are already that expensive. Doesn't make sense to me as they all use the same valve core (probably manufactured at the same facility). I'd pay $50 if it means I won't have to deal with sticking/clogged/seized valve cores
  • 2 0
 @skywalker268: thanks, that’s helpful. Quite different to the manufacturer’s reply!
  • 3 0
 @Ehlingerj: besides a car, what is something that the warranty transfers to the next owners? Basically nothing
  • 2 0
 @nickfranko: Did this guy even look at the designs and compare them before writing up a critique?
  • 1 0
 @brandonschuh: I worked I warranty and repair at Cascade Designs (thermarest, msr, platypus, etc) and we applied warranty to the item, not the owner. Perhaps it’s changed since I left but I don’t think so.
  • 2 2
 @BrambleLee: Product reputation. I’ve always had a good experience with peatys stuff so I’m happy to pay a little bit extra but reserve are a parasitic trash company that have spent the last three years trying to sell cheap plastic rims that crack if you look at them wrong for astronomical prices so when they pull a stunt like this I just see it as another scam.
  • 51 2
 To set my tubeless tires I use a air compressor and just press the nozzle on the Presta stem without core- this is really easy. I then cover the stem with a finger and screw the core in, a little air escapes but a few pump strikes and the wheel is set. With these I will need an adapter to use the compressor, it also looks like the air flow will be slower which can be a problem with complicated wheels.
  • 6 1
 My approach is pretty similar, except I use a charger can. And I get the valve core ready and waiting, closed, in one hand while I pop the pump head off with the other and try to get the core in before the tyre goes flat again. If I've gone to 50psi to seat tube bead, the tyres normally about the right pressure after this. Inevitable drop the core on the floor half the time, normally when I'm tired from getting a stubborn tyre fitted...
  • 15 4
 Yeah totally. Remove the core, use the air gun to inflate and seat the tire, cover the hole, replace the core. You just saved $30.
  • 7 0
 That's exactly what I do, though I still have issues with clogged valves over time...
  • 4 1
 I just buy 25mm rims and not "wide trails", I put my sealant in my tyre and then the tyre on the rim and I pump, and then it is done...
  • 2 0
 @mountainsofsussex: this! And even though I'm quite cheap i got myself the Park Tool VC-1 which makes removing the valve core a super easy. Nothing to worry about.
  • 3 1
 I would like to hear from Reserve wheels on this point as this is how I also set my tires. If I cannot use my air compressor gun, then these will never be an option for me.
  • 1 0
 @mountainsofsussex: that sounds complicated. How much pressure do your compressor building up? Sounds weak.
I never have had a problems with 8 bar pressures. Just stick it on the valves and bam , everything is sitting and got enough pressure.
  • 3 0
 @Serpentras: I don't have a compressor - Giant control tank and track pump does the job, and gets me an upper body workout at the same time!
  • 5 1
 @kingpine: I have had maybe two clogged valves in 6 years. If they clog, I replace the core. The valve stem has never clogged on me. :shrug:

My approach to setting tubeless is similar to others. I don’t pour the tubeless directly into the tire. I do a dry bead set first—using my compressor to set the bead. Then I take the valve core out, use Orange Seal’s squeeze bottle and straw to get the sealant in, make sure the stem is clean on the inside, put the code back in, and fill it up. So much less mess.
  • 44 4
 SCHRADER!!!
its so plain obvious. Everyone else uses it. Bikes used it for decades. Why is this industry so obtuse????
2 standards- one American-German, used by nearly all industries, as reliable as can be. The other one is a French design, flimsy and thin, and only used in road bikes due to the narrow profile. And what does the industry choose...?

Im glad Santa Cruz is trying to improve the presta, but honestly its such a broken design that anything would be an improvement.
  • 16 4
 The can’t patent Schrader and charge $60 for them.
  • 6 0
 Schrade is so much better in almost all ways other than having a bigger diameter. I have never seen a bend schrader valve. But if one looks for a short time, one will see bend presta valves all around.

I have screw-on schrader valves for presta bodys. I´m joyfull everytime I get to pump my tires, because I know I don´t have to unsrew my valves and I´m not at risk of break them.
  • 2 2
 @CustardCountry:
Can’t just say stuff, needs to make sense
  • 2 0
 yep, I'm running Joe's Schrader valves.. so easy to inflate
  • 1 0
 Yup, loving Schrader too. Only issue I see is that no one seems to make them compatible with inserts at this point. I cut out a big cross at the bottom of a Joe's Schrader valve and it does work somewhat (with ProCore) but flow still isn't quite there. Which is a bummer as the solution they use for Presta valves would work equally well with Schrader, but it is hard to make it like that yourself.
  • 35 8
 Umm, $49.99. Given current prestas last years, can be bought for less than $10 a set and a pack of 20 cores is less than $10, why? The current ones also flow plenty to seat tires.
  • 22 20
 I think you'd be surprised by the increased airflow. Makes seating super easy.
  • 13 34
flag friendlyfoe (Nov 4, 2021 at 9:42) (Below Threshold)
 @ReserveWheels: never had an issue with seating tires and these are ugly as sin.
  • 38 3
 @ReserveWheels: But you can just pull the presta core and then it flows even more air then these and doesn't cost 50 bucks? it's not like unscrewing the core to seat a tire is some huge task...?

I mean if these came on my new wheels I'm sure I'd be fine with them. But current presta valves are just not that big of a hassle to need a $50 dollar upgrade...

Also I don't get the point of "backing off the cap and airing down to the perfect pressure" Because you then have to take the cap off and use a gauge to check the pressure anyway? (I mean the majority of people that are "airing down" are gonna want to check what pressure they are lowering down to so they don't ruin those nice carbon rims)
  • 11 4
 @ReserveWheels: 90%+ of tires seat easily with the core in. A few require pulling the core and hitting with the air nozzle, which has a orifice much smaller than the internal diameter of a presta valve (i.e. the valve is not a flow restriction). To me, it is an expensive solution to a problem that does not exist. That said, I am sure you will sell boatloads to consumers that will gladly buy them, and that is good, the market consists of all types of customers.
  • 3 5
 @ReserveWheels If these don't clog over time and I can get an accurate reading on my digital air gauge, worth $50 all day long
  • 6 0
 @ReserveWheels: just seat without the core in and you're done
  • 8 3
 Literally all they did was make the rod longer so it seats at the bottom instead of the top. Clever solution. Charging $50 for it is just gouging. Should have just patented it and licensed the design so that everyone could have access to the solution. Instead they're being dicks as big corporations tend to be. Thinking small.
  • 11 4
 @friendlyfoe: no one is being forced to buy it. How is it "gouging"? They aren't water, food or shelter during a storm or drought. The aren't essential. They can charge whatever they like ... license it or not. If nobody buys them, they either go away or drop on price. Or...you could come up with better solution , design, test, source/produce, package and distribute them and charge $5 if you like.

I'll await my down votes and bro bashing. Big Grin
  • 4 5
 @bman33: The overarching concept in price gouging is raising prices " to a level much higher than is considered reasonable or fair." You are referencing one specific example of price gouging. In this context I mean that they are charging an unreasonably high $$ figure for an innovation that has significantly minimal costs to design or produce. As I said, a clever solution to a simple problem. Would have been much smarter to license this almost certainly patented design to anyone who wants to produce it, resulting in better technology ending up on every bike out there. Instead they have chosen to produce it themselves and are charging an absurd amount for something that isn't any more expensive to produce. Basically they're being dicks AND it's probably resulting in them making less money at the expense of cyclists. So yeah....gouging.
  • 2 0
 Am i the only one that never had any problem setting up tubeless tires with a floor pump and presta valves ?
  • 2 1
 @friendlyfoe: is not gouging if you have options, simple. Can't afford it? You can still get a regular presta for $10 so nobody is forcing the consumer to get them. Here is the legal definition of price gouging "Price gouging refers to when retailers and others take advantage of spikes in demand by charging exorbitant prices for necessities, often after a natural disaster or other state of emergency. ..."
  • 39 10
 $50?!

But wait we already have a different valve we can use! It's called schrader - used everywhere else.
  • 20 5
 Right? Why couldn't Reserve just start drilling their rims for Schrader and shipping them with grommets for anybody who still wants to run Presta? That would solve basically all of the same problems (more airflow, cores never come loose, valves won't bend in a crash) while still being compatible with nearly every bike pump in existence plus all of the tire inflators for motorized vehicles. But then I guess they wouldn't be able to sell as many of these $50 valves.
  • 24 1
 Never understood why we got rid of Schrader - I could inflate my tires in gas stations or with other regular pumps. Does anybody know the reason?

Having said that and with little hope that Schrader becomes the standard again, hope this Fillmore gets scale and lower the price. Hate my current valves.
  • 4 0
 @aug7hallak: ^^^ THIS...

Especially since most rims are wider these days anyway. (plus they had no issue using Schrader on narrow rims WAY back when)

What we really need is to be able to take our wheels down to our LBS and get them precisely drilled out and for all rim and wheel manufacturers to get onto certifying "if" their rims can be drilled out without issue by our LBS.

Done.
  • 7 0
 @aug7hallak: Right?! I converted my kids MTB, which has Shrader valves, to tubeless. So much better than Presta both from an air volume and durability perspective. I wish, now that wheel and tire diameters are wider, that manufacturers will start spec'ing wheels with Schrader valves.
  • 25 1
 @aug7hallak: European roadies adopted Presta because it could fit into uber-narrow rims and was light. Fast forward about a century, and mountain bikes typically used Schrader, because they're cheap, reliable, sturdy, easy to use. Oh, and hey, you can use the air compressor at every gas station. But no, that was a low performance thing, and the folks with the road bike backgrounds who got into mountain biking (and thus the industry) decided that they had to use Presta. Maybe because of some sort of ego/attitude thing, maybe because they already had Presta pumps, maybe because of a conspiracy involving some sort of cloaked reptile people. And here we are, all this time later, and we're still stuck with f-ing Presta.

And now SC/Reserve comes along and builds a better Presta valve. Being able to top up sealant without unscrewing the valve core is neat - but c'mon man, for $50, that's really the only advantage over Schrader that I see.

@ReserveWheels - nice job doing something technically interesting. Yes, you improved on Presta valves in a significant way. But you all have a good bit of cred and market power in this industry, and nobody is going to accuse you of making low-end, low-performance stuff. So how about leveraging that cred and shifting to Schrader (and then if you really want to be cool, re-direct all that innovation you just wasted on Presta towards making a better Schrader valve for those who'd gladly spend the extra so they never have to use a valve core tool again)? Otherwise, it's a case of doing an awesome job climbing the wrong mountain.
  • 5 14
flag nozes (Nov 4, 2021 at 10:27) (Below Threshold)
 @aug7hallak: Have you tried airing up a tire with a hand pump with a Schradder valve? It's way harder than with presta.
Apart from that,I haven't got anything against Schradder.
  • 6 0
 @nozes: I just the other day helped a kid with a Schrader valve pump up their (26"x2.3") tire. Used my OneUp pump, and found it no harder than with a Presta valve. I remember in the past using hand pumps where that was a pain because they didn't get a good seal. I think the problem must have been the pump, rather than the valve...
  • 6 0
 Yep, with wider rims, its time to bring back Schrader. I have some carbide bits to drill my carbon rims.
  • 3 0
 @aug7hallak: you can still use schrader if your not bothered about drilling your wheels. Threaded schrader valves are quite common on what look like pit bike / go cart tubes and they all have removable cores.
  • 4 0
 @g-42: This. I remember buying my first "real" mountain bike in about 1994 and they sales bro pointing to the presta valves as evidence it was "high end." That, and the STX-RC drivetrain meant it was "race certified." Ha!
  • 6 1
 @aug7hallak: Beats me, too. It's like somebody up there in the "industry" decided to pull a prank and see how dumb we are.


We didnt prove him wrong.

Presta is objectively inferior in every way, but us riders have a short memory
  • 3 0
 @nozes: Dude, i think you're using your pump wrong. It's just as easy. If anything, the need to push the bolt with Presta valves is sometimes finnicky and requires several attempts, especially if sealant is used.
  • 7 0
 @g-42: you used the OneUp pump that is presta only to inflate at 26" Schrader valve?

I'm in 100% agreement about Schrader being the better valve design.

I distinctly remember at least one occasion where someone was spouting off that presta valves were better for high pressure applications while being stood beside an air shock that uses a Schrader valve and is rated to well over 200psi.

Presta are skinnier which was helpful in not reducing rim strength in road bikes on silly narrow rims.
That benefit is loooong gone in the both the mtb and road world.
  • 3 0
 @foxinsocks: Come to think of it,I haven't used a hand pump on a Schrader valve for many years. When we had to pump a 26x1.9 XC tire to 40 psi it was noticeably easier with Presta valves,and it was because of those days that it became standard.
For the low pressures we run now,it makes no difference.
  • 1 0
 @nozes: I don't think it became a standard because of the 40psi 26". Granted, in those days , before sealant, presta was not as annoying as it is today. I think it became a standard because of reduced weight, deeper rim profiles and easy compatibility with road bikes But anyways, i never found it more difficult to inflate, and im one of those riders with a puncture curse Smile
  • 25 2
 That price is really unfortunate. For $20-30 and twice the price of Presta for a set, I would get one for every wheel, $50 -nah its worth struggling with Presta.
  • 18 0
 Lol “it’s worth struggling”
  • 17 1
 that's pretty much how I felt. This is a $5-10 problem not a $35+ USD problem.
  • 10 0
 Having changed 4 tubeless tires last weekend and fiddling (not struggling) with the presta cores, I would be all in for these at about $25 per bike. For $50 per bike, I'll fiddle with presta and use my compressor. It's always worked, but the convenience of these is attractive. Just not $50 attractive.
  • 1 0
 Time is money…
  • 22 1
 Are presta valves *really* that problematic? I've had the occasional clog, and spent some time scouring the shop floor for a valve core that was launched out when I didn't remove it carefully enough, but I'm not sure if that adds up to $50 worth of an annoyance. If I was converting an existing set of wheels over to tubeless, or setting up some new wheels, and these were maybe $5 more than a set of presta valve stems I might consider it, or if I were a mechanic for a race team constantly swapping tires it'd be worth it for the convenience to have these on all the race bikes.

For the average rider/home mechanic who only swaps tires when they are worn out, or sets up a new set of wheels every couple years or so, I don't see the payoff for the add'l cost.

A friend of mine came over with a set of these a month or two ago. He was having issues getting a new tire seated with his floor pump and wanted to borrow my air compressor. He got them prior to release through a rep or something, wasn't clear how he got them, maybe some sorta media/influencer deal as he has a mildly popular youtube channel. He told me, "Check these out, but don't tell anyone or post anything. They haven't been released yet."

We made a big mess trying to put sealant in his new tire 'cause, despite the claim made here, they would *not* thread tightly into my Stan's sealant injector, and we leaked a bunch of sealant all over the floor. Maybe his, being a pre-release, weren't the final design and that issue was fixed?
  • 7 6
 Yes, they are. Ive broken/replaced so many, and im.pretty experienced with bike maintenance. In 20 years, i had maybe one schrader valve fail.
  • 3 0
 @foxinsocks: Also 20+ years of riding and maintaining my own bikes, including being an early adopter of tubeless, pre-UST when the Stan's conversion kits were the only game in town. Tbh, the biggest issue I've had with presta valves is tearing the tube when trying to get ultralight road tubes up to pressure with a compact hand pump. Not really an issue with tubeless, and not a problem that this is going to solve. That problem is solved by carrying enough spare CO2 cylinders and/or not running ultralight tubes.

Obviously, based on comments here, others have had a lot more struggles with presta than I have. I'll consider myself lucky and keep running my current valves for now.
  • 4 3
 @SoCalTrev:Yeah, perhaps we're on two different sides of the luck coin when it comes to presta. But be that as it may, you do have to admit that Schrader valves are just superior in every sense, except the negligible weight penalty (i'm putting aside for a second really esoteric tall/narrow rims).

I've yet to drill all my rims, so i do run some prestas. And every time i come back to the schrader im just... calm. Pumping air in, letting air out, filling sealant- it just works so well. With Presta i'm constantly fighting- it gets clogged, can break if you pump too hard, impossible to attach threaded pumps (which i like, since they're the most reliable) without potentially pulling the core out. Its just so damn flimsy!
  • 1 1
 Yes. The worst.
  • 14 1
 Some smart engineering here for sure! My question would be how does the air flow compare to a Presta valve with the core removed? For day to day use this looks like it could be way better than a regular presta valve, but for initial setup where a person 'usually' removes the valve core to get maximum air flow I'd be very interested to see how it compares. Also, because I enjoy ham-fisting removing my pump and I bend/destroy valve cores at every opportunity the durability of the 'core' here would be important to me.
  • 9 6
 But, what if you didn't need to ever remove the core? I know, crazy! There's enough airflow through the valve that with a HV floorpump, the tire begins seating almost within a few pumps.
  • 17 19
 @ReserveWheels: Yes, imagine the time savings. Instead of unscrewing the core and using the air compressor I could instead screw on an adapter and use the air compressor.

Wow, take my money....

Down-voting the comments with valid critiques is pretty lame for a manufacturer...
  • 6 0
 @ReserveWheels: What's actually crazy is the condition I let my rim tape get to, it's more pot-holed than a New Brunswick road after a hard winter, you could drive a Ford Windstar through the gap that exists between my tire's bead and the divots in my rim tape... But you know what? I don't want to change my rim tape, I'm emotionally invested in this tape, I'm committed to this barely functional piece of yellow crap pot-holes and all. But if you're telling me that these fillmores compare to a presta with the core removed, then I'll drink your kool aid.
  • 4 0
 @nzandyb: Pot-holed New Brunswick road after a hard winter...hah, nice one.
  • 2 0
 @stiingya: ...it uses the same pump head as presta, what is this adapter your talking about? Also, when you remove the core, you then need to pump up the tire again after seating it to inflate it. In theory, these new valves would take me half the time to inflate a newly mounted tubeless tire. Probably less if I am using a floor pump/hand pump.
  • 2 0
 @nzandyb: "more pot-holed than a New Brunswick road after a hard winter, you could drive a Ford Windstar through the gap that exists between my tire's bead and the divots in my rim tape...."

You deserve some valves, or at least a gold star, for how much I am entertained by your writing
  • 1 0
 I was wondering the same thing about air flow compared to a Presta valve with a removed core. I don't have an air compressor but I do have a high volume Lezyne floor pump. If I can mount a Maxxis tire with my floor pump, it looks like a great solution!

However, more importantly, will a variety of colors be available? Colorful valve stems are easy bling. At least make a variety of valve cap colors available, please.
  • 2 1
 @sriracha: You should have no problem mounting tires with a HV floorpump. Within a few pumps, the tire will begin seating. As for colors...just black for now, but the future is unwritten.
  • 3 0
 @talderson: My air chuck like 99% of compressors uses a schrader valve. So if you don't take the core out you have to use an adapter. So with the Reserve valve you'd screw and adapter on. With a normal valve you pull the core out and hold the air chuck at an angle and kind of press the side of the nib to inflate the tire at MAX PSI with no core. So either your removing a core, or installing an adapter. Same amount of work, but one is cheaper and you already own it.

No need to pump up the tire again, you just put your thumb over it after seating the tire. At that point you have TOO MUCH pressure. So when you then insert the core in the hole and screw it in and get your gauge you'll still be releasing air to get down to ride pressure.

Admittedly, if it's a new tire I will add more air to get it up to 45 PSI and let the casing stretch over night...?
  • 4 0
 @ReserveWheels: but what about the really stubborn rim/tire combos where you absolutely need an open valve and a high-powered compressor or something like the air shot?
  • 16 3
 and probably not compatible with tire inserts then, eh? id try them out though!
  • 2 0
 This was my thinking.
  • 48 1
 They are compatible with CushCore and other inserts. You may just have to push the valve a bit harder to release air. But, yeah, 100% compatible.
  • 3 0
 @ReserveWheels: That answers my question.
  • 4 3
 @TylerG96: Either you spend a lot of time in Canada, or you have a bunch of Canadian friends...
  • 3 0
 @ReserveWheels: That is awesome. Great product!
  • 1 0
 @ReserveWheels: But what about filling the tire? Can pump air pressure alone push the poppet into a tight fitting liner?
  • 7 1
 @ReserveWheels: Can you send me some to "test out"?
  • 2 0
 @noakeabean: @ReserveWheels: We should probably have people testing in different nations to see... Things and stuff... and to make sure... for reasons... I will take the burden of testing for my fellow Canadians, because it's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.
Plus, these would look great on my reserves! Smile
  • 9 1
 @noakeabean: For the low, low price of $49.99...you got it.
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flag noakeabean (Nov 4, 2021 at 9:51) (Below Threshold)
 @ReserveWheels: How about the low low price of 0$
  • 7 0
 @ReserveWheels: You should clarify that the valves are free but shipping is $49.99.
  • 2 0
 @tkrug: This day and age, that's a good deal!
  • 17 2
 Schrader.
  • 5 0
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjMRj0jEef0 Switched so Schrader on all my wheels. Never looking back.
  • 5 1
 @partsgeek: me too. The bike industry will literally do anything to avoid using the perfect solution that already exists.
  • 2 1
 Yeah, I applaud Reserve Wheels for developing improved products, and I even won't complain about the price as I understand there was quite some effort (and money) put into product development plus higher end components, low production numbers etc. etc. But in this case it's a bit painful to know there is a really good and proven out of the box solution available... Schrader valves!

I've always drilled my 26" rims to mount Schrader valves, but they were always cheap ones and with my new 29" rims I am hesitant to try it (and lose the warranty). But now I realize how much simpler everything worked with Schrader valves.

I did convert one old rim to tubeless (Sun Singletracks...), and it worked flawlessly with Joe's Schrader Tubeless valves.
  • 4 0
 @trialsrookie: innovation is good but this is industry silliness at its finest.

Another user @fartymarty got me onto these a few months back. I’ve since drilled out all six wheel sets in the house, including the Mrs carbon rims to take them. I think hers only needed a 1mm larger hole on them. I buy these from eBay and other valves from AliExpress.
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151400052268

I would like to see carbon rim makers offer conversion as a service. Maybe allowing “CeRtiFiEd” shops to ream it would be the go? I’m going to ask the machinists at work if they can come up with a foolproof, simple (and cheap) solution to do it. At the end of the day if enlarging the valve hole by 1.5mm (0.75mm further from the centre effectively) will cause a rim to fail, then there’s a fundamental flaw with the design.

I will continue to preach the gospel of schrader until the industry ends the presta idiocy.
  • 8 0
 "You also won't accidentally unthread the core like often happens when you're using a twist-on style pump."

Lezyne-proof! Worth it just for that... My Lezyne pumps just won't die, but they like to kill.

I have a nice collection of valves going, but if it's ever stolen I'll grab a couple of these no problem.
  • 7 2
 I’m confused how people have such issues with valve cores and lenzyne pumps… tighten your core a little bit more and you are fine forever more
  • 3 0
 @stormracing: I think the problem is it always happens when you are in a bit of a rush, like when the weather is shitty and you tighten the pump on just that little bit too much. Finally get the tire pumped up, then hurriedly undo the pump and woosh all that effort wasted.
  • 4 0
 @stormracing: I've had it happen a few times over many years of use with lezyne pumps. What I find more frustrating with their pumps is how many different pump heads I've had to replace and that none of them have worked well.
  • 3 0
 @stormracing: 99 out of 100 times, the Lezyne pumps work great. That 1 time happens to be at the top of a windy hill when it's 5 degrees below freezing and you burped your tire. True story. That was fun. Went out and bought a OneUp the next day.
  • 1 0
 @vunugu: maybe I’ve just read all the horror stories and I’ve grown to overtighten my valve cores so that never happens haha. I get where you are coming from though!

@als802: why have you had to replace so many? I’ve been pretty pumped on mine that I got 4 years ago and use 5 plus days a week. I hope mine continues to work now!

@JustinVP: hahah yeah that don’t sound fun! Sorry that happened. Hope you got another good string of 99 pumps to go through though before another one of those stories!
  • 1 0
 @stormracing: All the variations I've had have failed in some way or just work so poorly I replaced them. I'm currently using a push on type with the sliding lock collar for presta, which threads to schrader. Since new has worked on about 75% of prestas, it either won't lock on or blows off. At this point it works about 25% of the time. The other kinds had similar issues, they worked ok for awhile but never consistently or well.
  • 3 2
 Lezyne pumps are the problem, not the valves. Nerver had a worse pump and I had many.
  • 10 0
 Sorry I can't watch the video because the Maxxis logo isn't aligned with the valve.
  • 10 1
 sweet! I'll be looking back at these once I get through the little bag of 100 presta cores. Hopefully they're still available in 30years when I need them. ;-)
  • 12 4
 Another elegantly made solution for a problem that Santa Cruz would have you believe exists. But doesn't.

No one wants to buy $50 valves. Sell. Them. For. Less. They're f*cking valves for f*ck's sake.
  • 6 1
 I inflate my tires before every ride, I only add sealant every three months at most (usually more like 4-6mo). Removing a valve core to seat a tire and/or add sealant is much less of a hassle than removing an easy to lose valve cap in a dirt or gravel parking lot every time I ride.
  • 4 0
 FWIW, Fillmore will work without the cap. If you happen to lose the cap, contact our rider support team. We got you.
  • 7 2
 I these people complaining about price. It's really not that much more than a quality valve stem like a Peaty's or Muc-Off. If you're getting those or just about any other branded unit you're looking at $20-40. Call it $30 on average. So for an extra $20 you get a lifetime warranty and a better functioning unit. Honestly doesn't seem like that big a deal to me. Especially when you're talking about $1500 plus wheel sets on $8000 plus bikes. If you're bitching about $20 don't ever go to Starbucks.
  • 2 1
 Bingo!
  • 7 3
 Not sure why everyone is shitting all over this idea. I'm not sure there is a mass market for $50 valve as regular prestas valves work fine for the majority of people/setups. But if it works for those tougher situations then it could be well worth the price for some poeple.
  • 8 0
 I've been using these for a month now. I'm a fan, zero issues so far.
  • 5 1
 Thanks Hardtail Party. Love what you're doing over there on your channel.
  • 6 2
 Good idea but the price is a joke...excuse being they cost 3 x as much because of 7000 series aluminium and a steel rod. Fact is if a regular valve cost 50p to make in China (most likely a hell of a lot less) and these valves cost 10 x as much to make that still doesn't justify putting up the price 3 times as the profit margin is still massively bigger than a regular valve. These corporate companies and marketers must think everyone is an absolute mug...it's a shame because they are actually a good idea, if they sold for the same price or a fiver more than the competition and are patented they would sell like hot cakes...think they are aiming at a very niche crowd at that price, I'm not the biggest fan of presta but I'm also not gonna spend 50 quid on a pair valves when presta is mostly fine as long as you aren't ham fisted and have an IQ above an ape. £50 can buy you a basic smartphone these days, and they want that for a bit of threaded pipe....
  • 4 0
 An improvement to an inferior valve design is still an inferior valve. I'll be over here still using my reliable AF custom schrader valves pilfered from a moto tube. More airflow, never clog, and have large diameter hex nuts that will never work loose no matter how inept I am using a hand pump on the trail. Not to mention I don't need to carry a stupid adapter to use a common air compressor.
  • 4 0
 Marketing for people who don't know how to set-up or use tube-less valves. Removing the valve core to seat the tyre will give you much higher flow rates than this "Filmore" valve. It will also be replaceable externally for when you smash it off with a rock.
I can remove a presta valve core with my hands meaning it's tool-free.
  • 4 0
 As a physicist and former mechanical engineering student I want to say that their diagram is the most hilarious marketing diagram of anything physical I’ve ever seen in my life. Cheers to the Santa Cruz ad team! Dear laaaaawd!!! Good to see not one (sober at least) engineer was around when that arrow graphic was drawn up. Bless your graphic design teams hearts!!! If only you could coat the valve with an anti-reflective coating!!!
  • 6 3
 I have questions. Does it work with inserts? Cushc5seems like it would lock the poppet in place. Also, is the core still removable for cleaning? If you are putting sealant through it from the outside some will get trapped too. Finally, does it work with sealant injectors that go inside the valve, not around it like Stan's?
  • 4 1
 Yep, works with inserts...just need to push valve a bit harder to release air. Any sealant would be pushed through by pump and not stay in valve. And, we'd recommend an injector that goes over the valve.
  • 3 0
 Promising design, albeit a bit expensive at the moment. Curious how the air flow compares to a presta valve without the valve core. @ReserveWheels I don't need to remove the valve core often and its easy to do so, but when I do I need max airflow.
  • 3 3
 But, what if you never needed to remove the core? Fillmore valves use a combination of 7000 series aluminum combined with a stainless steel internal rod and should last as long as you own your bike
  • 1 0
 The air flow on the Fillmore valve is the same as a typical valve with no core installed. Inflating and deflating.
  • 5 1
 mine clog fairly often using orange seal or race sealant so might give it a go, mine never seem to clog when im at home with all my spares, usually when i pull up to the trail head or want to adjust mid ride lol
  • 5 1
 Nice! Glad someone was working on this problem. I think I've already spent *way* more than $50 worth of my personal time fighting with clogged valve stems not letting enough air through to seat a tire.
  • 1 0
 That was our goal.
  • 6 1
 Offset spoke holes are the problem with seating tires on Reserve wheels. Once the tape has sunken into the hole, the bead will not cooperate.
  • 3 0
 Agreed - I've never been able to easily seat Maxxis tires on my Reserves, even with a tubeless setter or air compressor, because the air just blows right underneath the gap between the tire bead and dimple in the tape from the spoke holes. I have a tube that only gets used for this - I first mount the tire with a tube to get the bead up on the rim, then unmount the tire on the side further away from the offset and remove the tube, leaving the tire already up and over the rim on the difficult side. Remount the tire, fill with sealant, and the tire seats easily from there.
  • 5 2
 I've got some 76 projects ones on order, looks a neater design and they're £25... 76projects.com/collections/shop-other-accessories/products/hi-flow-no-clog-tubeless-valves
  • 1 2
 I hope 76 did there patent research...
  • 2 1
 Having trouble with the 76projects website loading... but if these Reserve valves are just a copy of those.... I retract my previous comment!
  • 1 0
 @stella10: Has this been done before? I've always hated presta valves, so was pretty excited to see these.
  • 3 1
 76 valves are the same terrible design as V-max and PMP. This design has many flaws which is why it never gained traction with those other brands
  • 1 0
 @AckshunW: Looks like the design internally is different, but the name is literally "Hi Flow, No Clog" which SC literally says in this video LOL.
  • 4 1
 Ok, this is pretty awesome. Was ready to purchase 6 for all my wheels but at $50 usd for a set .... that's too rich for this Canadian. Love the concept and design and the problem this solves.
  • 12 10
 So, they took an easily-serviceable valve and made it more difficult to service. Then jacked up the price on it. If only there was another high-volume valve out there that cars, dirtbikes, and street motorcycles already used, which was also easy to service. And it could start with shr- and end in -ader. That would be so cool. Reserve, when you make items don't be like Mercedes and BMW engineers where you forget that servicing the item shouldn't be more difficult than the design you're trying to replace. I don't want to have to remove my tires to have to service your unique design.
  • 6 2
 cant inject sealant through one of those
  • 1 5
flag bonkmasterflex (Nov 4, 2021 at 9:30) (Below Threshold)
 @adrennan: Didn't even think about that... you probably need a proprietary injector tool... I'm sure it'll be reasonably priced. Let's say... $3,000?
  • 5 5
 @bonkmasterflex: wut? I was saying that schrader valves cant get sealant injected through them. Sometimes giving a little top off through the valve is just way easier than unseating the tire.
  • 6 0
 @adrennan: Yes you can. If the tire is empty, you can actually do it without even removing the core, but if you want to make it easier you do it just like a presta valve: unthread the core, put in the sealant, put the core back in, you're done. It's the same way they seat tires in an auto shop to get the max volume of air, and you can get the tool at Walmart, any Auto shop, etc.
  • 2 8
flag adrennan (Nov 4, 2021 at 10:28) (Below Threshold)
 @nickfranko: I have never seen a schrader valve with a removable core I guess or at least never noticed it.
  • 2 0
 @adrennan: For example your car has a removable core, they remove it to seat tyres - never saw how car tyres are seated?

Same with bikes, remove core, inject sealant, install core, done.
  • 7 0
 @adrennan: They all have a removable core
  • 2 0
 @tonit91: I don't exactly go look over the car mechanics shoulder while they work. Next time I will and say you sent me Smile
  • 5 0
 @adrennan: Every schrader valve has a removeable core. As Tonit91 said, it's required to seat tires. That being said, schrader valves allow for more air than a presta valve, so you could probably seat a tubeless bicycle tire without even removing the core.
  • 8 1
 @nickfranko: I'm gonna say you can absolutely seat a bike tire with a schrader valve in place. Some of the things that I hear (on pinkbike in particular) makes me think a lot less people should be working on their bikes themselves.
  • 4 0
 @drunknride: As long as they're willing to learn, that's what really matters. Or, because it's PB, we can all fight each other. Lol
  • 5 0
 An air compressor is only another $50 and with much more use than just seating tires...
  • 7 5
 I was so tired of dealing with clogged valves and replacing cores and pumping tires through such a tiny opening. I often run out of fresh cores and I spend my valuable ride time cleaning my F$%ing valves. I just got these and they are so worth every penny. What use to be a joke is now a very pleasant non-issue.
  • 9 0
 >> I spend my valuable ride time cleaning my F$%ing valves.

You've really optimized your life! ...and yet you wasted at least minutes commenting on a bike website for jerks like me...
  • 5 1
 @plyawn: We'll I'm at work now so no ride time wasted, maybe just a little work time wasted Wink
  • 3 0
 Got our hands on some of these a few months ago and, honestly, super impressed. Hard to go back to old school valves now with the inevitable dried sealant clog ups. Nice work, Reserve crew!
  • 1 0
 Thanks Giro. You keep up the good work, too and we'll see you out there on the trails.
  • 3 1
 All the people asking for a freeby "to test" and complaining about the price, nobody is twisting your arm to buy them. But I got your back...@ReserveWheels since you believe in your product so much and the price is pretty dang high, why not offer a money back guarantee?

My only reservation, putting sealant into a tire unseated can be a messy situation when you try to blast air into the tire, so I prefer filling my tires after the fact via the valve stem.
  • 3 1
 Sorry but the price of entry is steep for an incremental improvement in functionality. I'm sure enough people will pony up the funds to have this but I won't be one of them for sure. Are we sure this isn't an early April Fools joke?
  • 2 0
 I'm interested in anything that will let me avoid unthreading the little valve with gloves on to top up the tire before every ride. I'm a bit worried about the red gasket thing failing since it is in the style of CushCore's, the rubber on my CushCore valve came loose and started leaking and air was coming out of the spoke holes, couldn't fix it. Same thing happened to a friend. I guess that's what warranties are for.
  • 2 0
 We offer a lifetime warranty for the original owner. So, if you ever had problems with the Fillmore valve, contact our Rider Support Team and we'll get you squared away.
  • 3 0
 Can someone please explain to me why did the whole industry ditch the Schrader valve? I'm happy to drill every new rim I get, and I'm happy for everyone who buys presta valves for $50. but... Just... why?
  • 2 0
 Because we buy it. Same answer that applies for most of the "changes" in the industry
  • 3 0
 I know the brand isn’t the most popular here on PB but E13 presta valves are noticeably better than regular valves. Larger aluminum body and a hex on the part that goes on the inside of the rim. All good stuff and not $50
  • 3 0
 Who has ever bent a valve core in a crash? I’ve bent value cores taking the pump off awkwardly, but don’t see how it is possible to bend a valve core in a crash with the valve cap on.
  • 3 1
 Thank God you guys built a better mouse trap!! I just switched back to tubes because of all the points you mentioned... Looks like I will be buyin some new vales and headed back into the tubeless world again.....Thanks SC Reserve wheels, truly a needed fix..
  • 2 0
 I have Presta on 6 bikes, 4 of those bikes are tubeless and all 4 of those tubeless bikes have clogged valves, all the time. So, I like it and would especially like it for 45mm deep road rims rather than MTB. But I have to say, in general, Schrader is just better in all the ways so if some to sort that out for tubeless that would be great.
  • 2 0
 I see this like custom spokes. Sure there are benefits but when it breaks on a trip and the local shops don't sell that brand you are SOL. So now I need 2 sets because even with the warranty you don't have a wheel for a week or 2. Presta ain't dead! Remove core for inflating stubborn tires, remove core and clean/replace when required. Or bling your bike with these is that makes you happy.

Presta ain't dead!
  • 4 0
 Valve cores get clogged up eventually, especially with more viscus sealants. Just buy a 3$ valve core and problem solved.
  • 1 0
 Wait, is Reserve Wheels different than Santa Cruz's Reserve wheel? I'm confused. Looks like they are either really trying to spin it off and separate the brands or there is some confusing branding going on by one of these parties.
  • 3 0
 We are/were Santa Cruz Reserve...same as we've always been. Just trying to be a bit more of our own thing...but still the same great warranty and service we've always been known for.
  • 2 0
 @ReserveWheels: Thanks for the clarification. Appreciate your responses.
  • 5 0
 Why cant you just remove your valve core???
  • 3 1
 Same. I always remove the core to add sealant and have had clogging issues exactly zero times. To me this is a solution looking for a problem...
  • 5 4
 Take my money now!
This solves the #1 issue with my bike that has repeatedly messed up rides lately.

Presta valves are only good when they’re new, then the bending and clogging starts and it’s a nightmare to deal with the slow leaks and the valves so clogged you can’t even pump air in. And the clogging is so much worse with Cushcores.

Bravo @ReserveWheels !
  • 2 0
 I use a 1/2" hole saw and core out a 1/2" hole in my Cush Core where the valve goes so that there is extra sealant flow and no blockage of any type of valve. I will definitely try these out! Nice job @ReserveWheels
  • 4 0
 I just loved watching this video as my coworker is desperately trying to seat a stubborn tubeless tire
  • 2 0
 I got 4 of them, they are very nice. Especially compared to presta valves^^
  • 1 0
 yes I use the shit out of those. Not sure this rad new product does anything different.
  • 3 0
 I might save the the 50 bucks and just clean my sticky Presta valves every now and then. For example when I am changing sealant anyway.
  • 3 1
 Dump that silly sealant injector and just use a Stan's style 2oz. bottle instead. Just inject straight into the valve and recap. The bottle is 2oz, so it's easy to measure as well. Zero cleanup required.
  • 1 0
 I'll agree that those 2oz bottles are convenient to use on the one-off tire set up, but having an injector is definitely a better way to go. My household has 9 mountain bikes, and if I needed a 2oz bottle for every wheel for each bike, I would be stuck with a pile of those little bottles. Much nicer to have 1 big bottle of sealant, and an injector to go around to each bike. Certainly more eco-friendly that way too. Can you imagine if shops used 2oz bottles for every tubeless setup?
  • 2 0
 @leon-forfar: Where I work, we have one 2 oz bottle that gets reused over and over again... That said, I'm the oddball who prefers to use the injector syringe.
  • 2 0
 @leon-forfar: you really setting up 9 bikes tubeless at the same time and need a "pile" o 2oz botles? Smile

By that logic you need a "pile" of injectors too...?
  • 1 0
 @stiingya: Fair point, but you have to pour the sealant from a bigger bottle into the smaller 2oz bottle and risk a spill. The injector will be cleaner and can fit more than the 2oz of sealant in one go.
  • 1 0
 @leon-forfar: We'll I have spilled a little now and then! Smile Nothin to cry over though... But the bottles seem to work fine for occasional top ups though the valve. I pour it in the side of the tire before I close it up installing a new tire.

Nothing wrong with buying an injector though! Smile
  • 2 0
 About once a year I get a clogged valve. Clearing it out is a ten second job with an old piece of spoke. $30 I would maybe entertain, but a $50 solution looking for a problem is a but much for me.
  • 1 0
 ITs Damn skippy time the clogging tubeless valve issue was addressed, but the fix doesn't justify an already ridiculous price tag for a little piece of aluminum. Come on, that thing CANNOT cost that much to produce. Show me the financial reports from Reserve.
  • 1 0
 Progress is good.
Let’s keep progressing.
Now make tires that don’t need inserts.
I’ll run these valves.
But it would be better if there were tubes so I could cut them open and build them ghetto tubeless.
Just saying.
  • 3 0
 Looks like they're worth a try. I'll pick up the chinese copies for 1/5th the price when they become available in a few weeks.
  • 3 1
 Hey try these they look just the same but a little bit cheaper, just found them online as use there bottle cage mounts.

76projects.com/collections/mtb/products/hi-flow-no-clog-tubeless-valves
  • 1 1
 i was gonna link these, and they work with inserts
  • 3 0
 Cool, looks interesting and like no brainer engineering. But who on this planet had issues with valve stems being the hard part about tubelss?
  • 1 0
 I pull the valve core anyway to inject sealant and seat the tire beads with a compressor. I've never had a valve with stans seal up on me (worst case I drive a nail thru the valve to break it). Not worth it to me, but nice idea I guess!
  • 1 0
 @reservewheels How do these work paired to Cushcore, Tannus Armour, and other inserts. Does the sealing end open enough when pushed against an insert to function at full design? I like the long stem design (just swapped all my hose bibs around the house to Frost-Free designs. Same principal). Makes complete sense.
  • 2 0
 Yes, it works, but the poppet pushes against the CushCore when you release pressure, so it takes additional force on the cap to let the air out of the tires.
  • 1 0
 These look good, but I haven't found much of an issue with Presta. My main issues with tubeless valves is many of the valves do not make a great seal with the rim well and you have to crank down the attachment nut. Also, the attachment nut can damage carbon rims. I'd like to see better sealing in tubeless valves and better attachment nut assembly, so it does not damage the rim.
  • 6 3
 Crap. This is in my wish-I’d-thought-of-that category. Such simple obvious but clever changes! Nice one.
  • 7 3
 $50.00, ahhhh no thanks. Ridiculous pricing!
  • 4 0
 its SC so it's gonna be *$49.99 each
  • 3 0
 Do digital tire gauges work with these? I’m guessing that you just use the presta on pumps and gauges?
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 We attempted to ensure proper function with every pump and gauge during the design process.
  • 3 0
 What if I don't wear Birkenstocks? Are they necessary for putting in sealant?
  • 2 0
 For all the years I've had presta valves for my wheels (since the late 80's), I've never bent a pin or had a bent pin. How does anyone get the presta pin bent?
  • 4 0
 Oatmeal and black coffee will unclog your valve.
  • 1 0
 uh yeah... thats how you know its time buy new cores
  • 2 0
 I always remove core in order to add sealant, so I do not need to remove tire, with new design I do not see how it possible to add sealant via valve;
  • 1 1
 You can add sealant directly through the valve simply by removing all pressure in the tire and using either a syringe style injector with tube or cutting the top of the sealant bottle to size.
  • 2 0
 @ReserveWheels: Thnx for the update, I would not say I have problem with current Presta valves, however in case will experience any issue, or with new wheels will upgrade
  • 1 0
 wow that is awesome and totally depressing cost wise. Fifty buck price seems like it was pulled out of my ass.
I will remain doing my Ghetto tubeless with one 24" tube and a cup of sealant 15 bucks tops.
  • 2 0
 @ReserveWheels or @mikekazimer I've got two pairs in my cart ready to check out, but just wanted to make sure - will my Topeak digital gauge work normally with these?
  • 3 0
 Can't 100% guarantee, but we have tried most of the gauges on the market today without issue.
  • 6 0
 @MegaMatt5000, my Topeak Digital Shuttle gauge works with these valves without any trouble.
  • 4 1
 So the actual dust cap lets air out?
Can't help thinking that's a shit idea
  • 2 1
 These do the same and are allot cheaper too, and i have no links to the company just spotted them while ordering a computer mount.

76projects.com/collections/mtb/products/hi-flow-no-clog-tubeless-valves
  • 7 5
 So, its a check valve then? Invented in 1907. That marketing though!.....
  • 1 0
 My question looking at this design....if I lose the dust/aircap on a trail or in the workshop how does the poppet thing then seal back up?
  • 5 1
 The poppet doesn't 'need' the cap to work. Air pressure in tire would hold poppet closed. If you lose the cap, the valve still works to get you home. And, you can contact us and we'll get a new cap out to you.
  • 4 1
 Innovation I can appreciate!
  • 2 0
 these will ship for free with the new 720wh battery upgrade kits for the bullit right?
  • 2 0
 Watching this is the first time I’ve felt like a Dad since having a baby months ago.
  • 1 0
 I always eventually lose the caps for my presta valves. What happens if you lose the caps for these? And how much are replacements?
  • 1 0
 The system is designed to hold tire pressure with or without an air cap. If you lose the caps, contact our Rider Support Team and we'll get you taken care of.
  • 2 0
 So what happens when you run tire inserts (i.e. CushCore)? The valve will just be really tough to open?
  • 7 4
 Ordered, what a killer solution.
  • 1 2
 What tires are people running that they can’t seat them with a floor pump without the fancy charger stuff? I can think of one tire I couldn’t seat that way, a wire bead Magic Mary. Specialized, Maxxis, Versus and the other Schwalbe tires I’ve ever come across.
  • 3 0
 2 words, stocking stuffer
  • 1 0
 Sorry if I missed this, bit will it work with cushcore or similar. Seem is a insert was tight enough it might stop u from operating the poppet?
  • 1 2
 I really like the idea of that thing of nog getting the sealing in it ,and that thing of seating the tires with only a pump air ,because it is only the problems with the valves ,and yes if you pump them with a small air pump the valve gets damaged after one or two punctures ,and the rim it self ,so in that matter could you please send me some to try ,cause I always love the brands to brag about something but in reality when I’m use their stuff some of them just doesn’t really work ,and I use the stuff ,just like phones ,garmins devices,wheels,cassetes ,chains,brakes,suspensions ,helmets ,backpack’s,glasses ,shoes (5.10),pedals ,cranks,dropper’s seats ,saddles ,protective gear gloves,grips,and so on ,most of them just doesn’t work or last ,some are good ideas but…,I would love that brands “give “stuff to me to try them and to tell them how was it ,so if any of them are reading this ,you are welcome to contact me ,thanks
  • 3 0
 50 bucks my ass have a good day sir.
  • 3 1
 Just drill out for Stan's Schrader tubeless valves. Life is so much easier.
  • 2 0
 They're perhaps pricey, even allowing for the warranty, but otherwise, good stuff! Cannot deny wanting a set!
  • 2 0
 Rumor has it Presta's going to start selling their valves pre-clogged! Super Stoked!
  • 1 0
 I assume that the caps are proprietary as are the twist on valve nuts, or can one use any generic replacement made from aluminum?
  • 3 0
 Innovative! I like it.
  • 2 0
 does it work with CushCore or other tire inserts?
  • 7 0
 100%...yep...just need to push valve a bit harder to release air. But, is compatible.
  • 3 0
 yes
  • 3 0
 awesome
  • 3 1
 About damn time someone made a proper tubeless valve
  • 1 0
 Pretty neat. I also really like the MilKit valves. Personally I just remove the valve core when i'm seating a bead.
  • 2 0
 not until they come in oil slick
  • 2 0
 Will Stans race sealant flow through these?
  • 2 0
 Yes, Stan's shouldn't pose any problems. You can add sealant directly through the valve simply by removing all pressure in the tire and using either a syringe style injector with tube or cutting the top of the sealant bottle to size.
  • 1 0
 How do you fill the tire up with sealant through the valve with inserts installed?
  • 1 0
 The URL at the bottom of the article is bad; there's an extra .com in there that sends you to a 404.
  • 2 0
 We should all just get this Smile
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjMRj0jEef0
  • 2 0
 but my wallets empty from that 5010. Do SC owners get a discount?
  • 3 1
 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 50$ !!! WHY ON EARTH WOULD I PAY 50$ !
  • 2 0
 looks good, a little too good. ah ah ah ah
  • 1 0
 Don't want it, don't buy it. But at least you cat people got your new ball of yarn for the day.
  • 1 0
 @ReserveWheels: Will it fit rims with an internal depth of 17mm or is it really only 18mm-28mm?

Thanks!
  • 2 0
 No one have thought of schrader type valves????
  • 1 0
 No thank you at $50. I'll just stick to my Joes Presta to Schrader adapters (which are also stupid expensive).
  • 1 0
 $50 seems like an inflated price for these, I’d pay $30 without holding my breath.
  • 1 0
 Hope they make longer ones for road bike wheels.....
  • 3 0
 The future is a sea of possibilities.
  • 1 0
 Already looking forward to the Gen 2 of this!
  • 1 0
 Seems like a cool idea but can we get them in different colors?
  • 1 0
 Are these compatible with Raceface ARC Offset rims?
  • 1 0
 I’m not having a Bar of these.
  • 1 0
 why do you need to put the cap on to adjust the pressure?
  • 1 1
 Looks like a schrader valve! Seriously, drill your rims for schrader an your life will be much easier.
  • 1 1
 I think that presta is not a problem, the lack of bicycles and components is a problem, but presta is not a problem.
  • 3 3
 what about when you inevitably bend the pin? another $50?
  • 5 0
 It'd be pretty hard to bend the pin - it's a lot less fragile than what's used in a typical Presta valve, since it extends the whole way through the valve.
  • 5 0
 Seriously doubt that… and Lifetime warranty
  • 5 6
 I just ordered a pair, I'm stoked on some innovation. Treat yo self, fool!
  • 7 7
 Wow, I want that... 49.99 FUCK YOU!!!
  • 6 3
 go buy a razor scooter
  • 1 1
 Does it work with tire inserts ?
  • 2 0
 Yep, it works, but the poppet pushes against the tire inserts when you release pressure, so it takes additional force on the cap to let the air out of the tires.
  • 1 0
 hey, what about weight?
  • 1 0
 5.5g per
  • 1 3
 Really enjoying the borderline copyright infringement with the symbol on the valves.
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