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Bontrager TLR Flash Can sets up tubeless on the go with any Schrader floor pump

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Anyone who has ever tried to seat tubeless tires at home without the use of a compressor will know what a hassle it can beIt often ends up being a messy job and is sometimes just plain impossible without the use of a workshop-grade air compressor. The all-new Bontrager Flash Can TLR is a portable, multi-use canister that can pressurized to 160 psi with a standard Schrader valve floor pump. Once pressurized the air can be released rapidly to seat tubeless tires.

Bontrager TLR Flash Can

bontrager tlr flash can pump tubeless set up

This piece of kit has the potential to make setting up tubeless tires at home and on the road an absolute breeze. The transportable air canister inflates to 160 PSI with a traditional pump, and a quick flip of the lever instantly releases stored air for smooth tubeless tire seating. This should be brilliant for race weekends when you frequently find yourself needing to change tyres depending on the conditions but don’t want to go back to running an innertube. Often, mechanics at a race HQ won’t have access to a compressor either, so this could be a nice solution.

The Flash Can has no pressure gauge but a bleed off valve prevents over inflation. A simple flip of the lever releases the stored air into the tire rapidly, as a compressor would.

The head of the TLR Flash Can fits both Schrader, Presta and Dunlop valves

Pricing and Availability

The Bontrager TLR Flash Can is priced at $69 and is available now direct from Trek.

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Alex
Alex
3 years ago

I don’t get it. I already bought a pump that has a chamber for less than $70. Why would I need something else to replace something I have a 2-in-1 combo for?

Nathan
Nathan
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

For people who don’t have or want two-in-one floor pump. My pump generally lives in my car and gets moved a lot. Those two in ones are heavy and clunky. I have a separate tubeless sealing chamber that lives in my garage; It doesn’t need to be as mobile.

Joe Bond
Joe Bond
3 years ago

Very plastic looking-wonder how it tolerates being fully charged in an air conditioned house and then loaded in a car with no shade on a hot, sunny day.

Nathan
Nathan
3 years ago
Reply to  Joe Bond

Going to go out in a limb here and guess that the actual chamber and valves are metal and the plastic is just exterior fairing.

YaddyHadda
YaddyHadda
3 years ago
Reply to  Joe Bond

Fine, because there is a bleed off valve for anything over 160 psi?

KYLE RODLAND
KYLE RODLAND
3 years ago

You can totally DIY one of these for like $40, with a legit air tank and fittings from Amazon.

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

I’ve been using the Specialized version of this (the Air Tool Blast Tubeless Tire Setter – $55) for a while now and find it to be incredibly helpful.

@JoeBond, while I can’t speak to the construction of the Bontrager unit, I generally only “charge” the unit when using it, then store/transport it without air in it. I’m sure both the Specialized and Bontrager units are put together to withstand this usage indefinitely.

Dave
Dave
3 years ago

All new????
It is a 100% identical copy of the one sold under the Serfas brand name and 98% identical to the one sold under the “Pro” brand name (only the inflator head is different), and quite probably about 20 other brand names.
It’s just been picked out of a catalogue on Aliexpress and “slap our name on the side thanks”.
These airtanks for tublessing have been around for years….. There’s utterly nothing “All new” about it!

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
3 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Yes, this is the Serfas AF-1 Air Force One Air Canister with a Bontrager sticker on it.

Woody
Woody
3 years ago
Reply to  Velo Kitty

…which are both BETO JetAir

Belgmeister
3 years ago
Reply to  Woody

And there you found the source!

thehill952
thehill952
3 years ago

what the heck is going on in that picture! just buy an airshot!

Woody
Woody
3 years ago

Add your logo and away you go…

https://www.beto.com.tw/products/ins.php?index_id=38

bsgt
3 years ago

You can buy an actual 3gal compressor for $70 and a presta inflator for $20. And compressors work for lots of stuff besides tires. Solution in search of a problem…

Dinger
Dinger
3 years ago
Reply to  bsgt

I have a small compressor that I find doesn’t pass air at a high enough volume @100psi to set my more finicky tubeless setups. Not sure if my hose or fittings are a limiter there.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
3 years ago
Reply to  Dinger

Prestaflator and 3 gallon hotdog compressor user here. I’ve got no issues seating mtb tubeless all the way down to 40 psi with this setup. Typically issue is a bad/sticky valve core.

Greg
Greg
3 years ago

OR you could go to Home Depot and get a small (2gallon) air compressor with accessory kit for $70. Add a slip on presta adapter and done.

Woody
Woody
3 years ago
fabiano
fabiano
3 years ago

a fast search.. this air tank is the same Beto and Shimano Pro..

Jack
Jack
2 years ago

If you already have a pump this is much cheaper. And it holds more air than many combo chambers which struggle with big MTB tyres

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