Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just push a button and your tires were automatically inflated to the perfect pressure? That’s basically what ENVE is offering with their new Air Pressure Station. Technically though, the Air Pressure Station is just the regulator – you’ll still need an additional air compressor or bottled air system to make it all work.

Automatically inflate tires to the perfect pressure with ENVE's insane $750 Air Pressure Station

While there are plenty of inflation devices out there, few offer a way to automatically inflate tires to a preset air pressure. Fewer still are geared towards the world of bicycles with the ability to seat tubeless tires, and work at both low and high pressures. The ENVE Air Pressure Station looks to offer all of those things while having a few other neat tricks up its sleeve.

Automatically inflate tires to the perfect pressure with ENVE's insane $750 Air Pressure Station

To start, you’ll need an air compressor or bottled air system that is capable of 120-140psi. That system is then attached to the Inlet port of the Air Pressure Station (referred to as APS from here out). Note that while the Air Pressure Station includes ¼”x ¼” NPT Automotive & Industrial Style Fittings, you’ll need to supply the air supply hose and air supply hose fittings for it to work.

Automatically inflate tires to the perfect pressure with ENVE's insane $750 Air Pressure Station

With the air supply connected to the APS, you are then able to dial in the desired pressure between 3 and 145 psi. As far as we know, no other automatic air pressure regulator comes close to that range. Most are either designed for low or high pressures, but not both. You’ll also have the ability to set three individual presets which could be useful for say, road, gravel, and MTB tire pressures.

Automatically inflate tires to the perfect pressure with ENVE's insane $750 Air Pressure Station

Not sure what tire pressure to select? If you have an NFC compatible smart phone, the APS includes a scannable near field communication tag which brings up ENVE’s tire pressure charts in a flash. Pretty neat.

Automatically inflate tires to the perfect pressure with ENVE's insane $750 Air Pressure Station

Once you’ve connected the 15′ hose with an adjustable ENVE x KCNC presta-valve chuck to your presta valve, the unit will provide hands-free automatic inflation to the preset pressures, and provide an audible indication that the tire is inflated. If the tire is completely flat or you’re setting a tubeless tire, there is a Flat Tire Override button which is designed to safely seat the tire. The APS is said to be accurate to +/- 0.5% of psi and is IP66 rated for complete weather protection. Because of that, it can be mounted to mobile service trucks or hardwired into your workshop. The APS doesn’t include any option for schrader valves, but it seems like you could can simply connect another longer hose with a schrader valve chuck for use on your vehicle or bikes without presta valves.

Automatically inflate tires to the perfect pressure with ENVE's insane $750 Air Pressure Station

Now for the catch – as awesome as the APS is, you’ll have to pay for the convenience. The APS itself will run you $750, but remember that doesn’t include the air compressor and air inlet line, mounting hardware, etc. Add another $100-200 to the mix (at least), and you’re pushing $1,000 for the entire set up. But you’ll also never have to pick up a floor pump or a separate tire pressure gauge for perfect inflation again – as long as the APS is close by, and the compressor is running. Worth it? For shops and those inflating a lot of tires it certainly seems like it would be.

EACH AIR PRESSURE STATION INCLUDES:
• Quick Start Guide
• Inflation unit with air supply inlet and outlet fittings
• Power cord
• 15ft. coiled output air hose
• ENVE x KCNC Adjustable Presta-Valve Air Chuck
• ¼”x ¼” NPT Automotive & Industrial Style Fittings
• Wall mount bracket and hardware to attach bracket to unit

NOT INCLUDED BUT REQUIRED:
• Air compressor or bottled air
• Bottled air regulator (if using bottled air)
• Compressed air supply hose
• Air supply hose fittings
• Wall mount hardware – is not included as there are too many surfaces and customized ways this unit can be mounted. Be sure to use the appropriate hardware and anchors for the surface you intend to mount the unit to.)

enve.com

36 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve worked in a shop for almost 10 years. During the busy season I might have to inflate 50+tires in a shift. In no way would I ever pay for this. If it was half the cost, I wouldn’t pay for this. Have we really gotten to the point that holding a freaking gauged air chuck to a valve and controlling the psi our self has become that laborious?
    I thought I was done with ENVE when they told a customer and myself that their wheels don’t need truing because they were designed so well, and that installing/inflating a tire in no way can change the true of the wheel….but this? Yeah, I think I’m officially over their entire company. I get making dentist components and toys, but this is asinine.

  2. In all honesty, this is really eye opening. If they are willing to put their name on this, it makes me wonder about their profit margin on rims/wheels.

  3. I’m going to bet that they are just buying a regulator and slapping their name on it with some minor customizations. Talk about a waste of money right here. This is for people who have money burning a hole in their pocket and no sense.

    Auto-inflating compressors in 12v and 110v can be found on Amazon for under $70. Just buy one of those and put a bike friendly hose attachment on it. You don’t need scientific precision regulators for a bike. At most +/- 0.5 psi accuracy is necessary.

  4. Ain’t gonna lie, I love some ENVE parts. This thing, however, is a bit of a head scratcher. I love the idea, but the level of complication for complications sake (and price!) is over the top.

  5. I don’t think regulators like this are cheap, so I can’t really comment on the price.
    I’m not sure I see it much different than something like some of Abbey tools pricing or even something like a $13k off the shelf s-works road bike.

    • electronically controlled industrial regulators go for more than that, of course, they are used for more important things than filling bicycle tires.

  6. As obscene and infuriating as I find this product, it might not be too inflated a price. Electronic pressure regulating valves, especially those that can hold 0.5% accuracy, are not cheap.

  7. A $750 gizmo without Bluetooth and app? Pah!
    Seriously, this should at least have a touch screen to set pressure instead of those +/- buttons. Just imagine how cumbersome and tedious to use the bottoms each time you pump a different tyre. Memory function of pre-set pressures is another feature that is very useful but missed here.

  8. I don’t think the price on this is that bad actually, if it is a quality product. Sure you could get a similar product in a flimsy chassis with some cheap brass connectors and crappy hose and save 50% on the cost. But as a product that is meant to be used in a shop environment it’s not that bad. But I haven’t held or inspected the product so I could be wrong.

    Martins industries sells a similar product for about $400, but if you factor in the face plate and function customization and the NCF functionality, the price might not be far off.

  9. wait???what?? 3 preset pressure settings? Each of my MTBs have different pressures for front and back tires. My wife’s tires have different pressure front to back and so does my CX bike.and that has to be changed depending on course conditions. Then there’s my road bike and kids bikes. I need about 15 presets, or the ability to use it like a regular pump. 3 is totally useless. Its not even portable and has to hook up to an existing compressor.
    And $750 dollars???? are they mad?

  10. Did I miss where to order it? I think this will make a great stocking stuffer for xmas. Plus I need one for my garage. $750? That is a deal.

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