Few things irritate cyclists as much as a flat tire in the middle of a beautiful day on the trail, much less during their commute to work.

For riders always looking for ways to address that problem as quickly as possible, Fanttik has released a new portable tire inflator with an impressive range of utility. The X8 Apex Air Inflator arrived recently to some fanfare, and the company has also partnered with Aventon for broader distribution.

Lovers of e-bikes will likely know Aventon. The California-based company made a name for itself designing accessible and easy-to-use electric bikes.

Less known is Fanttik, but the company made its presence felt with the X8 Apex. The design quickly won both a Red Dot Design Award and an IF Design Award earlier this year.

aventon x fanttik x8 apex air inflator

Wide application range leads the way

The recognition of the X8 Apex’s innovative design isn’t too surprising, given its ability to quickly reinflate not only bicycle tires, but flats for motorcycles, cars, and even miscellaneous products like sports balls.

For that reason, the X8 Apex has already become a favorite among owners of Teslas, who repeatedly endorsed it on social media.

Fanttik’s collaboration with Aventon means that its flagship product will be available on Aventon’s website, Aventon-approved dealers, and even Best Buy stores. The big box outlets will begin carrying some of the company’s e-bikes, as well as X8 Apex inflators, later this year.

“Bicycle sales have skyrocketed since the pandemic, and this presents an opportunity for related accessories,” Du Bo, CEO of Fanttik, said of the new partnership. “We share a similar commitment with Aventon, both are user-friendly with cutting-edge design. We are thrilled to launch the co-branded X8 Apex Tire Inflator with Aventon. [It] can inflate nearly everything one might need during a trip or ride.”

Bo added that the inflator comes with a built-in battery and lightweight frame to support portability.

X8 Apex user utility

When it comes to inflating tires — or even a basketball — the X8 Apex offers both functionality and speed. It can handle pressures up to 150 PSI, and its powerful motor inflates 50 percent faster than competitors while maintaining accuracy within 1 PSI, according to the company’s specs.

It takes 20 seconds to pump up a single road bike tire and 5 minutes for an average car tire with zero air pressure. When fully charged, the X8’s battery can inflate six car tires, 13 bicycle tires, or 80 basketballs. For those worried about ease of use, the device comes with five presets for inflating cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and balls. And a custom mode allows users to tailor the X8 to more specific needs.

Discount available now

Commenting on the partnership’s benefit for Aventon, founder JW Zhang said aligning with Fanttik supports its intent to the riding experience for its customers.

“Aventon is focused on providing e-bikes and e-bike equipment with elegant designs and reliable performance with the end goal of bringing as many people into the e-bike community as possible. The Fanttik X8 Apex Air Inflator has a beautiful design and makes it easy to tackle a flat tire, especially for fat tires,” Zhang said.

The X8 is currently selling on Amazon for a significantly discounted price of $89. MSRP checks in at $130.

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nooner
nooner
13 days ago

Or…. about $40 on Aliexpress..

tech9
13 days ago
Reply to  nooner

Yep, for the exact same one without the logo. They are all pretty much crap too.

Cyclekrieg
Cyclekrieg
13 days ago
Reply to  tech9

What one would you suggest then? The Fanttik gets really good reviews.

G Cake
G Cake
13 days ago
Reply to  Cyclekrieg

I bought a Ryobi P737 and swapped the chuck to a SKS Dual head. Works great. Nothing I would carry on me, but I do take it to bike events, use at home instead of a pump. Its fantastic. I have 30$ into the pump and replacement head, then I already owned a bunch of Ryobi batteries.

Mr. Crikey
Mr. Crikey
13 days ago
Reply to  Cyclekrieg

Fumpa Pumps, 3 sizes 6tire, 2tire and 1 tire.
The big one is 13.oz

https://www.fumpapumps.com/

sts
sts
13 days ago

And it weighs only …

hold your breath …

3 pounds.

Yeah, sure that’s a portable tire inflator for cyclists.

Holy Cow! You can’t make this up.

Bikerumor should hire Peter Hilby
Bikerumor should hire Peter Hilby
13 days ago

They are selling ebikes to Best Buy, I had a kid come in skinned up from hitting a tree because the brakes weren’t bled correctly went straight to the lever, and sold directly to the consumer via best buy. Why haven’t Radpower etc been skewered by the NTSB for delivering unsafe products (mechanical disc brakes for a 500w ebike) that don’t stop?

I am still available to write for your publication for money.

Wm.J.Townsend
Wm.J.Townsend
12 days ago

You may remain unapproached because of the six errors in your missive displayed above.

Chris White
12 days ago

I think a requirement for writing professionally is knowing how to use periods, commas and sentences correctly.