NEW – Economy Prestaflator!
The Prestaflator ECO is designed with a Medium flow trigger valve providing a perfect balance for inflation and seating tubeless tires. The dial pressure gauge lets you follow your progress visually. Designed for Bicycle Mountain & Road tires with a wide range of pressure requirements.
Presta / Schrader auto-select head engages with a simple flip of the lever. Quick lever release minimizes air loss at disconnect.
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 Alloy body and give it a Nickel plated finish. The hose is made of reinforced PVC. It’s more flexible than rubber hoses and is rated for 300 PSI of continuous use. Smooth alloy clamps on the hose are more comfortable for use.
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 – The Original
Beware of fakes and cheap imitations sold by one-product sellers. These are not real brands that can stand behind your product. Prestacycle is the originator of the Prestaflator. We are a full-line Bicycle tools company providing the Cycling industry globally with world-class tool designs. Our R&D has created a proven design that we have consistently improved-upon through years of experience.
Prestaflator is different… a high quality, serviceable tool… designed, built and warranted for use on Bicycles.
- 2″ / Steel body dial pressure gauge.
- 150 PSI (in 2 PSI increments).
- 10.5 Bar (in 0.2 Bar increments).
- Copper coil mechanism provides good accuracy.
- Polymer Presta / Schrader auto-select head.
- Engages any valve with a simple flip of the lever.
- Presta AND Schrader!
- Quick lever release minimizes loss at disconnect.
- Replaceable I/M compressor quick-release attachment.
- Rubber pressure gauge housing for shock protection.
- Cast alloy pistol grip handle with Nickel-plated finish.
- Thumb-control pressure release button.
- High-pressure hose for easy access on any wheel.
Air compressor and air hose with quick release connector required for use – not included.
Maximum air pressure is limited by your compressor’s capabilities.
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 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.
Can I get or change the gauge to a lower pressure range?
Please check-out our Digital tool for easy-to-use pressure readings at any level!
We don’t put lower range analog gauges on our tool, and our custom threads intentionally prevent users from doing this.
Most reasonably-priced consumer air compressors hold anywhere from 100 – 155 psi these days. All it takes is for one-time to forget to unscrew and push the presta valve, and the first shot with the Prestaflator will instantly load the tool with the full pressure of the compressor. If that pressure is higher than the gauge can read, the gauge has been instantly destroyed.
While compressors do have regulators to control output pressure, many consumers don’t understand the need to use them, and even when they do, they might have multiple applications for their compressor and forget to re-set when using a low pressure inflator.
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?
The hose threads right onto 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?
No. 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?
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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Prestaflator warrants the Prestaflator ECO to be free of defective material or workmanship for six (6) months, 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.