Airace had quite a few interesting little pumps and accessories on hand, including additions to their Bluetooth-equipped iSpeed line that should make high pressure jobs much, much easier.
Above, the new Infinity AS floor pump combines push-on heads for Schrader and Presta tire valves along with a thread-on chuck for forks and shocks. There’s no special valving in the shock’s body to reduce the amount of air sent with a single pump, so it’ll fill tires quickly. That means rather than finesse your suspension up to its ideal pressure, you simply pump (likely just once, maybe twice) a little more air than you need, then use the bleeder button on the hose to dial it back to your preferred setting.
With a max capacity of 300psi, it’ll top of any tire and hit the max rating on most rear shocks, too. Retail will be $117 when it comes out in November.
Airace introduced their Bluetooth iSpeed pumps last year with the iVeloce road and mountain bike models (120psi and 80psi max, respectively), shown on the left. New for 2016 is the iVeloce 2.0 (third from left) and iSpeed F2 (on right).
The iVeloce 2.0 upgrades to a locking lever-based valve head, shown below. The iSpeed F2 gets that, too, and adds an extendable hose with fold-out foot lever and handle. Its design makes it much easier to get all the way up to the 120psi max by letting you use it like a mini floor pump. Connect any of them their iGauge smartphone app and you’ll see your air pressure with about +/-1% accuracy.
The new Clever Twin Valve head gets a thumb lock lever to clamp it onto the valve stem tight so it won’t pop off up to 120psi. That means it also opens up and removes just as quickly and won’t unthread the valve stem and immediately release all your hard earned air. The iSpeed F2’s hose has flexible sections at top and bottom that slide out of the metal tube, extending it to 28.5cm and making it easy to angle it into position. Retail will be about $94 for the F2, and about $100 each for the others.
Also new are the Turbo CO2 S, where “S” is for small. The top of the valve head has a threaded port for a CO2 canister, and a flip flop design to fit both types of valve stems. If that doesn’t quite get the job done, their short strokes will top things off up to 80psi (MTB, black) and 120psi (road, silver). Retail is about $40 each.
The Handy is their new set of tire levers. The metal body gives them all the strength you’d need to pry off (or on) the most difficult of tires, but plastic inserts where they make contact with the rim prevent them from scratching or damaging the sidewall. One lever has a built in CO2 valve (works with Presta/Schrader) that lets you control the air flow by twisting the cartridge one way or the other. The set comes with one 16g CO2 canister and reusable insulating sleeve. Weight is just 10g, retail is $32.