Thanks to the Orange Seal VersaValve kit, not having the right tubeless valve for your rim may be a thing of the past. First spotted at Eurobike late last year, the new valve kits are now available in both consumer and shop packs depending on your needs.

FB18: Orange Seal VersaValve kits cover all the tubeless valve bases

When it comes to valves, it’s all about that base. For the best seal, you need to use a valve base that interfaces well with the rim which is why there are a few different shapes on the market. The brilliance of the VersaValve is that this base is replaceable based on your needs.

FB18: Orange Seal VersaValve kits cover all the tubeless valve bases

Starting with the correct length valve body for your application (32, 48, 60, or 80mm), you then decide which base, or grommet, to slip on the valve. At that point, just install the replaceable valve core, place through the rim, and add the o-ring and aluminum nut to tighten it all down.

I’ve been using a set since Eurobike with zero issues – just a simple, light weight, perfectly executed seal.

FB18: Orange Seal VersaValve kits cover all the tubeless valve bases FB18: Orange Seal VersaValve kits cover all the tubeless valve bases FB18: Orange Seal VersaValve kits cover all the tubeless valve bases

Not only are the kits great for consumer who can just buy the length they need knowing that it will work on almost any rim, but the large kit should help with shops doing a number of tubeless conversions.

The individual valve kits include two valve bodies, four replaceable valve cores, two of each base grommet, o-rings, threaded nuts, RVC (removable valve core) tools, valve caps, and stickers. The 32 and 48mm kits sell for $24.95, while the 60 and 80mm kits are $26.95.

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5 comments

  1. Chase on

    When will somebody make valves with grommets than fit properly to the interior rim valley AND the arch on the exterior with a nice fat alloy nut for a good gap free fit on the exterior?
    With all these nerd machinists cranking out useless ceramic/alloy derailleur pulleys you’d think one would jump on this. Lots of scratched up CF rim valve holes out there.

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  2. cole on

    Doesn’t cover all the bases, not a thing of the past; apparently I’m the only one convinced through experience that presta valves are fragile garbage, whereas schrader valves are nigh indestructible. It’s external vs internal cam QRs all over again. FWIW threaded “bolt on” aluminum schrader valves can be found in the automotive segment, and they come with a variety of grommets just like this product.

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  3. cole on

    looking more closely at the pictures, I see these don’t have any change in geometry at the base to assist in creating an airtight seal, I reckon they’ll have a propensity to leak without ample sealant and installation torque.

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