Birzman’s new Zacoo Maha floor pumps have what looks to be the saving grace for valve heads.
Their new Snap-It valve head simply pushes onto the valve stem, then the gold collar slides down to lock it onto the stem. To remove it, just pull up on the gold bit and it pops off. Easy peasy. And, they say it holds plenty tight to keep from blowing off at high pressures.
If you’ve suffered from pulling removable valve cores right out of the stem as you unthread screw-on pump heads, this should sound pretty good. The true test will be to see how it holds on smooth valve extenders. It’s Presta and Schrader compatible.
Even better, the barrel is angled at 5º to make pumping a little more comfortable, and there’s a high volume mountain bike specific pump that goes up to 120psi and various regular ones that’ll go to 220psi.
Even more better? There’s a mini-pump with the Snap-It valve head, too…
The Inifinte mountain bike mini pumps get the Snap-It pump head and come in the regular version (shown) and one with a built in CO2 booster. A road version of both is a bit slimmer with a higher PSI rating. Want.
Thanks to Tom at i-Ride for sending this in!