Tubeless is awesome. Finding out your sealant has dried up causing a flat is not awesome. When the sealant dries up you have two options, pull the tire partly off the rim and dump the sealant in, or remove the valve core and squirt it in through there. Curt and Colin Shelman think they have a better way – with a tire lever. Well, a tire lever that has been merged with a syringe to create an easy, no mess sealant solution. The Injectalever works without removing the valve core or tire from the rim, which should keep your valves free and clear. Still in the design phase, the duo has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for the finished product.
After hand filing the initial proof of concept out of a block of plastic, the team is now on their second design drawing below. Using rapid prototyping samples have been made and sent out to be evaluated. Users have reported back, and a few changes will be made to the final design not shown here. We’re hoping that includes a bigger opening, since the tip clogging up would be our only concern. For $25 + $5 shipping you can get in on the first run of the Injectalever plus a rock from a gravel road in Kansas that spurred the design of the lever!