76 Projects were first to market with a new Hi Flow No Clog Tubeless Valve, though we only caught wind of it after release of the Reserve Fillmore , another tubeless valve with the “Hi Flow No Clog” tagline. The 76 Projects offering is, by some margin, the more affordable of the two, retailing at £24.50 for the pair. It’s available in three different length options for rims of varying depths, and each set comes with a bunch of spacers so you can tailor it to your specific rim depth. Credit: Blair Kemp The classic Presta Valve, though sufficient for tubeless setups, isn’t ideal. They have a tendency to clog up with sealant, making post-burp sealant refills and post-puncture re-inflation a bit of a pain. A blockage can also make it difficult to unscrew the Presta head, not ideal when you want to perform a quick check of your tire pressures before heading out. The blockages can be dealt with by removing the valve core and cleaning out the offending sealant, but that takes time. We all want to spend more time riding our bikes, not maintaining them.
The 76 Projects Hi Flow No Clog Tubeless Valve seeks to solve this problem with a design said to eliminate the possibility of clogging. The higher volume shaft should be less vulnerable to clogging, and it is also said to permit 4X the airflow of a Presta Valve – without the need to remove the core. We got a set in for […]