Those of you who ride tubeless know the problem: Flat tires due to dried out sealant. With milKit this is history. Riders and racers can quickly measure and check their remaining tire sealant with a simple, portable kit, adding sealant as needed while leaving their tires on the rim. The Swiss invention comes onto the market this summer. In order to boost the launch and to cover a part of the production costs, the inventors are running a campaign on the crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo (www.igg.me/at/milkit). During the first three days of the campaign, backers benefit from an early bird discount. The campaign will run until the end of May with the goal of at least 25,000 USD.
Tubeless tires have more traction, a lower rolling resistance and are more puncture proof than traditional bike tires. But they can also be a pain to maintain, potentially slowing you down in the middle of a race — unless you’re riding with milKit.
Until now, the maintenance of tubeless biking tires was tedious. milKit (www.milKit.bike) eliminates the guessing game: Professional and amateur riders alike check and add sealant quickly and easily. A milKit comprises two easy-to-install valves that are compatible with all standard rims and a custom applicator. Key advantage: No air escapes from the tire when the valve heart is unscrewed. With the applicator, bikers remove, inspect and inject sealant whenever needed through the valve, while their tires remain on their rims, no mess or fuss. A rubber flap on the patented valve prevents the sealant from getting into the valve, thus no more valves clogging. The tire stays on the rim, the air inside the tire and the hands clean – a quick and simple solution for a safe ride.
– Installing milKit is easy: Insert the special milKit valves like usual valves in rims. They fit to any standard rim.
– Pump the tire to 1.5 bar / 22psi
– Insert sealant with the milKit applicator and keep your hands clean
– Save time: Measure and refill sealant without deflating the tire.
– No more guessing games: Riders will always know exactly how much sealant is needed
– A rubber flab prevents sealant from filling and blocking the valves
– Clean hands and simple to use