- Bontrager flash charger thing – wow
I’ve always been a firm believer in the pump like a b*stard school of seating tubeless tyres until today. I had 4 brand new tyres to fit and my mojo seemed to have ojomd. After singularly failing to seat the first 2 tyres, I borrowed a friendly bike shop’s flash charger gadget.
It’s blinking amazing. No need to even stretch the tyre across the rim. Roughly get the tyre on … Two capfuls of sealant … connect up the gadget … flip the lever … seated.
Needless to say, the friendly bike shop’s pump is now gracing my garage.Posted 3 years agotimb34Member
Have you tried it on road wheels/tyres?
My old track pump is on the way out and I like the look of these. But all the reviews just talk about how easy it is to seat mtb tyres and not really how much of an annoyance it is to have to pump up the whole chamber if you just want to check the pressure on 100psi road tyres.Posted 3 years agokimbersSubscriber
boxxer7 – Member
Mine failed to inflate a WTB vigilante 2.3 this week, had to fire up the compressor!
Coke bottle seated mine 1st time on Thursday
My problem with the flash is that it’s a terrible as a track pump
Which defeats the purpose of getting one of you still need another pump to get your tyres set upPosted 3 years agoPeterPoddyMember
Only works with tiny tyres though
Err no it doesn’t.Posted 3 years ago
First time with my 3in 29+ tyres and first time with a 4.6in fat tyre last week. You’re doing something wrong. I’ve done about a dozen tyres with mine and maybe double that with one at work and I can only remember 2-3 times where it’s needed a second shot.
No good as a normal pump though. I save mine strictly for tubeless inflation.
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