We’ve seen and tested several floor pumps with auxiliary air chambers that can be filled to high pressures for easier tubeless tire mounting. Now, Schwalbe’s made that system more portable by separating the high pressure chamber from the pump. The new Schwalbe Tire Booster is a steel can that you can pump up to 11bar (160psi), then attach to your valve stem to quickly fill and seat a tubeless tire. Besides being a little more portable, or just letting you have a couple of them handy for fleet seating, it also threads onto the valve stem such that you can remove the valve core if higher air flow is needed.
The Tire Booster can be refilled with a standard floor pump, so long as that pump can push air up to 11bar. It’ll retail for €59,90 when it starts shipping in December 2016, weight is 435g. It was developed in partnership with British firm Airshot, which also sells the device with their branding for £59.99.