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MilKit launches Booster, a portable tubeless tire inflator

Published October 3, 2017

ZURICH, Switzerland (BRAIN) — MilKit, which sells a tubeless tire sealant valve system, is now launching a system to pressurize aluminum water bottles with air to inflate and seat tubeless tires. The Swiss company said its Booster system is less expensive than an air compressor and is portable. The bottles can even continue to be used for drinking water.

"Many tubeless users and bike mechanics approached us and said that they loved the milKit valve system, and asked if we couldn't also find an easy solution to the one problem remaining with tubeless tires: inflating them without having to use a compressor," said Pius Kobler, co-founder and CTO at milKit. "This inspired us to develop the Booster."

An aluminum drinking bottle combines with MilKit's valve and fitting designs. The Booster can be inflated with a standard bike pump. Because the Booster attaches directly to the valve, it's more efficient than other systems, the company said.

The product is being launched on Kickstarter.

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