If you’ve ever tried setting up tubeless tires without a compressor it can sometimes be a frustrating, if not impossible experience depending on the rim/tire combination you’re looking to run. Topeak is out to make your life easier with the new JoeBlow Booster, which they showed off at the 2016 Sea Otter Classic.
The JoeBlow Booster, like the Bontrager Flash pump and the new Lezyne pump, features an integrated air chamber that stores an air charge of up to 160psi to quickly fill tires and insure the proper tubeless installation. Once the tire is mounted, you can change the JoeBlow Booster to “inflate” mode to fine tune air pressure as you would with a standard pump. Instead of a lever in the handle like the Bontrager offering, or a foot lever like Lezyne’s pump, Topeak’s JoeBlow Booster uses a large twist dial that encircles the pump’s gauge.
The JoeBlow Booster retails for $159 USD and is currently available.
We also caught sight of Topeak’s JoeBlow Dualie. The twin gauge pump was designed for use with fat bikes and other settings where very low pressures are run, as well as for use with mountain bikes where more moderate, but still fairly low pressures are used. The two gauges measure to 30 psi and 75 psi, respectively. To us the Topeak JoeBlow Dualie sounds like a great option for those folks looking to dial in their ‘cross tires to Goldilocks’ “just right” standard.
More info: topeak.com