Did you get excited when The Robert Axle Project announced their Chris King color matched axles? Well, if you’re the type to stress over having the perfect pentanes for your anodized accessories, there’s another way to add some Chris King color to your bikes. This time it comes in the form of tubeless tire valves from Peaty’s. Who else?

Peaty's x Chris King Tubeless Valves are a match made in anodization heaven

Steve Peat and Chris King have a long standing relationship thanks to King’s Buzz Works program, so it makes sense that the two have partnered up for some matching valves. The light weight aluminum valve stems are available in either 42 or 60mm lengths, and include an integrated valve core remover in the matching valve cap.

Peaty's x Chris King Tubeless Valves are a match made in anodization heaven

The valves are now available in 10 matching colors for Chris King anodized products. That should be perfect for adding a pop of color to your bike – matching or otherwise. Priced at $32 for a set, the valves also have the advantage of Peaty’s Valves for Life program – “If you manage to break, snap, bend or crack Peaty’s valves they’ll fix or replace them free of charge! [Terms and Conditions apply].”



  1. Anything great about the valve? Less chance of clogging w/ sealant or super high flow to get a difficult tire seated?
    Or are they just good at instagram type stuff?

    • The only way you’re going to get a valve that clogs less or gets better flow is to go Schraeder but the industry doesn’t seem too interested in that option. So yes, it’s all about that ‘gram.

  2. Pentane is an organic compound with the formula C5H12—that is, an alkane with five carbon atoms. The term may refer to any of three structural isomers, or to a mixture of them: in the IUPAC nomenclature, however, pentane means exclusively the n-pentane isomer; the other two are called isopentane (methylbutane) and neopentane (dimethylpropane). Cyclopentane is not an isomer of pentane because it has only 10 hydrogen atoms where pentane has 12.

    Pentanes are components of some fuels and are employed as specialty solvents in the laboratory. Their properties are very similar to those of butanes and hexanes.

  3. It has been my bike shop mechanic experience that aluminum tubeless valves (any brand) clog much faster than steel ones like the standard Stan’s valves. So much so that I can’t sell them in good faith anymore. However, I will say that they look cool.

    • that doesn’t make sense to me – the valve cores are standard size, therefore the internal diameter of the stem is standard. In my limited experience, it’s the valve core that clogs. Perhaps your observation comes from aluminum being utilized in long stems, which are more apt to hold sealant in the bore than a shorter stem, contributing to faster/greater buildup on the core.

      • Temperature capacity difference?
        For the same volume, steel is more stable to temperature change (more energy required to heat up/ cool down). Is it the temperature and pressure change that activate the sealant?

        • can’t imagine that’s the answer – tiny thermal mass in an unlimited reservoir of unconditioned air, so they’ll both end up at the ambient temp very quickly. Unless sealant solution is corroding the valve stem internals (which shouldn’t happen with anodizing I believe), there should not be a difference.

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