- Planet X Tubeless pump, is it any good?
I’m looking for a spare pump to go in the car – the planet x tubeless specific one at £30 popped up on my FB feed yesterday. Anyone have it/any good?Posted 1 month agocorkblorkMember
It looks the same as the Wiggle own brand one: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-airblast-tubeless-tyre-track-pump-1/ with some minor cosmetic changes.
The Lifeline one is okay, I can’t really fault it for the price but it does feel cheap and plasticy. I have no problems using it as my only track pump. As far as the compressed air tank goes, I’ve seated tubeless tyres with it but it requires multiple “shots”. Although it’s 240psi, the volume of air in the tank is pretty small.
I would not get it for the purpose of seating really tricky tyres (or non-tubeless rated ones).Posted 1 month agosquirrelkingMember
Seating the tyre bead for the first time. You basically need a high volume surge of air to pop the tyre onto the rim (like a car tyre).
That pump appears to use high pressure as opposed to high flow, I’d rather have flow myself as that will mount tricky tyres or non tubeless options better (or just gives you more of a chance).
The other option is to inflate the tyre with a tube for the first time which stretches it and forced the bead into the rim. Leave it overnight and it should retain its profile after you pop the tube out. Never tried this though.Posted 1 month ago
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