Prestaflator – Multipurpose Bicycle Inflation Tool
Inflate tires in seconds!
Prestaflator is designed with a long-throw trigger valve. Use a light squeeze or brief, rapid shots to gently inflate Bike tires to your desired pressure over a few seconds. A full squeeze on the trigger provides maximum pressure for seating tubeless tires. The dial pressure gauge lets you follow your progress visually. Designed for MTB & Road tires with a wide range of pressure requirements.
NEW Quick-Click2™ Head for Tubeless & removable cores.
The Prestaflator Head now includes a removable cap with our new Quick-Click2™ push/pull head. Quick-Click2™ is the fastest and easiest Presta valve connection. Our original Quick-Click™ and our new Quick-Click2™ heads should be used with all Tubeless applications and any tubes with removable valve cores.
1way / 2way Presta Inflation Head inside.
Inside the Prestaflator head is our 1 way / 2 way Spin-on Presta design for inflating and deflating tires with traditional Presta valves. A few quick turns secures the head to the cap threads on the Presta valve and provides an air-tight seal. It has an internal sliding-action. Push the hose towards the head to push the Presta valve air release button without removing the head. This allows the Prestaflator to take a tire pressure reading without being connected to an Air Compressor. It can also let air out of the tire by simultaneously pushing the hose and pressing the air release button on the side of the Prestaflator handle. When you inflate or take a pressure reading, the head automatically slides back away from the Presta button. This returns the Presta valve to it’s natural one-way operation. This means there’s absolutely NO pressure loss when you disconnect the head from the tire.
The best accessories are included to make it a multi-purpose tool:
Remove the cap to screw-on Prestaflator accessory heads quickly without tools.
Add optional accessories for even more functionality:
Quick-Click2™ has the best seal plus the easiest installation & removal of any Disc head. Smallest head – fits ALL Disc wheels. Works so well it’s an everyday-use Presta head. Right-angle design is great for tight areas with Standard Schrader air valves. Firm spring clip holds at high pressures. Low profile design fits Kids bikes, Scooters and Motorcycles. The Big Quick-Click™ push/pull Tubeless Presta head works with or without the valve core removed for high flow tire seating. Shop duty for long-life Presta inflation. Prestacycle 1/4″ I/M 6061-T6 Alloy Quick Coupler Kit upgrades all your air tools to Prestacycle quality. 1/3 the weight of Steel or Brass, makes your air hose easier to handle.
Prestaflator is engineered specifically for the needs of bicycles and bicyclists. Only top quality materials are used for it’s components. We start with a cast Aluminum body and give it a bead blasted finish. Next we use 6061-T6 Alloy, Chrome and Stainless Steel components for all connectors and moving parts. The hose is made in USA of reinforced polyurethane. It’s 3X more flexible than our original Black hose and is rated for 300 PSI of continuous use. Smooth alloy clamps on the hose are more comfortable for use of the spinner head and are corrosion resistant.
Prestaflator’s unique variable-rate trigger plunger is long and narrow. Behind the trigger is a high-force spring. This allows the user to more easily regulate very small amounts of air to reach the exact pressure desired in even the smallest racing tires.
The pressure gauge has a durable steel case covered with a rubber shock housing and offers accuracy with +/- 2%. The dial has a bicycle-specific pressure range of 12 Bar/174 PSI. It’s high enough to inflate any daily-use tire, but not excessive so the gauge is easy to read.
Prestaflator is designed to offer years of reliable service. The body has a ¼” male threaded adapter so you can install many types of connectors. It comes with the most commonly-used ¼” I/M Quick Coupler in the box and ready to install with no tape or glue needed.
The hose, trigger and pressure release mechanisms are all threaded and installed using #7 O-Rings. They can all be removed and serviced with a 14 mm wrench. We offer rebuild kits so you can service and maintain your Prestaflator anytime.
The Presta / Schrader heads and couplers are made of 6061-T6 Alloy. They’re as strong as Brass, but only 1/3 the weight. This is no place for plastic. Drop your hose on the concrete with plastic pump heads and they could break. The Presta head connects to your tire valve with our new improved easy-on easy-off “24.1 pump head gasket”. Replacements are available through any cycling supply source.
Automotive inflators are not the same as Prestaflator and may not be safe at bicycle pressures. They use lower quality materials throughout, one-time glue assembly and low grade plastic pressure gauges to bring down the quality and price. Don’t let a gauge with a high pressure range fool you … inside the package are safety warnings. Even one with a 230 PSI gauge may only be rated for 70 PSI maximum use. Use one of those on a bike and the weaker seams on the body may crack, the air hose could burst or the connector could blast off the wheel. As soon as one seam or glued seal fails you get no reading from the pressure gauge. Failure and disposal of automotive inflators is common.
Prestaflator is different… a high quality, serviceable tool… designed, built and warranted for use on Bicycles.
- Variable-rate trigger!
- Presta AND optional Schrader!
- Professional shop-grade tool.
- 6061-T6 Alloy Presta Head.
- Replaceable I/M compressor quick-release attachment.
- 174 PSI (in 2 PSI increments).
- 12 Bar (in 0.1 Bar increments).
- Large 2 ¼” / 6 cm dial pressure gauge.
- Rubber pressure gauge housing for shock protection.
- Cast aluminum pistol grip handle with bead-blasted finish.
- Two-finger trigger valve for precise air flow regulation.
- Thumb-control pressure release button.
- High-pressure hose for easy access on any wheel.
- Head accepts many thread-on accessory Heads.
Air compressor and air hose with quick release connector required for use – not included.
Maximum air pressure is limited by your compressor’s capabilities.
Prestaflator warrants all air tool products manufactured by Prestaflator to be free of defective material or workmanship for one (1) year, and under the conditions stated herein. This warranty is expressly limited to repair or replacement of product found to be defective. Prestaflator assumes no liability for loss due to failure of any product to perform satisfactorily. Prestaflator makes no other warranty, expressed or implied, except that of title. Any and all other warranties are expressly disclaimed.
This warranty applies under conditions of intended use and is exclusive of equipment subjected to: Failure to follow recommended assembly and service procedures, Lack of proper maintenance, excessive duty cycle, exposure to the elements, shipping damage and modification not authorized by Prestaflator. No warranty claims will be honored without prior authorization for repair from Prestaflator. Any replaced or repaired equipment will be warranted for the remainder of the warranty term only.
Please visit our Compressors Page for our evaluations and recommendations.
Is it safe to use an air compressor with bicycle tires?
Your concern is exactly what Prestaflator was designed for. The Prestaflator offers a unique variable-rate trigger valve. Short bursts or a light squeeze on the trigger flows less air. Keep one finger or your thumb behind the trigger, and you can easily regulate small additions.
I am not familiar with your Quick Presta heads. How do I use it?
Just push the head onto the valve. Just enough to get past the loosened cap of the valve. You will feel a slight “click” sensation. It’s now on right where you need it. Threadless Presta valves may fall back into the rim when the tire is empty. Push on the tire side under the valve to keep it sticking out.
Why is the head sometimes hard to install or remove from the tire valve?
This problem has come-up more often with a few different brands of newer Presta valves. The problem has been that tube and tire makers increased the diameter of the spin cap of the Presta valve. That caused airflow blockage, and then bikers would push the head onto the valve farther than it is supposed to go. Once it’s on too far, it’s very hard to get off.
We’ve come out with a new design for the Rubber insert that solves this problem. It works great, and it goes on and off all new and old types of Presta valves very easily. All Prestaflator tools and Prestaflator Rebuild Kits shipped after June 10 2012 have this new 2013 model Rubber insert. You can purchase the Prestaflator Rebuild Kit to update any older Prestaflator tool. It also updates similar Silca Pump Heads.
How does it work for Schrader valves?
Our optional Quick-clip Schrader head is high pressure rated and faster for more frequent Schrader use.
Does Prestaflator release air from the tire with the push button?
Our Spin-on Presta head offers a feature to let pressure out or take a reading. Our Quick heads are one-way only. We’ve designed our tool with a variable rate trigger which allows you to ease-up to the exact pressure you want. And once you take our head off, nothing from inside the tire is lost.
Does the gauge read the pressure in the tire or the incoming air pressure?
With our new Spin head, you can take a pressure reading from the tire. Otherwise, once inflation has begun the gauge shows the pressure of the tire. It holds the tire pressure reading after inflation until the tool or pressure button is released. Technically speaking, it measures the pressure you have allowed to pass-through with the variable-rate trigger into the tool. The pressure inside the tool is equalized with the pressure inside the tire because pressure opens the presta valve. The presta valve closes itself when the pressure on both sides is equal.
Are there different kinds of Presta valves?
Presta Valves (also known as French valves) are standard. The greatest variation is whether or not the body is threaded for a hold-down nut. The Head used on the Prestaflator fits all types of Presta valves. The head maintains contact by friction with a rubber grommet.
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