Interbike 2012: PrestaFlator Pro goes one-handed, PrestaLever price drop
Coming this spring, PrestaFlator’s new PrestaFlator Pro is a one-handed take on controlled tire inflation. When connected to an air compressor, the new US-made model will allow easier better-controlled inflation of tires. Dave from PrestaFlator was kind enough to give us the scoop- check it and other news out after the break!
The prototype shown here is largely complete, though the adjustable inflation button (turn to adjust flow, press to inflate) will be moved to the gage side on production models (which we agree is more ergonomic). The second button shown is a bleed valve, which will be welcome to tubeless tire users, which can require high pressures to seat. The PrestaFlator Pro will be available with 40, 80 120, or 220psi gages and should hit the market somewhere between $100 and $130.
In other PrestaFlator news, this updated gasket is said to seat better on the top of Presta valves (against the first step) and will retrofit to Silca pump heads as well as PrestaFlator devices. Very reasonable at $3. Finally, strong sales have allowed the company to reduce PrestaLever (reviewed here) prices to $6 apiece or $15 for three.