As most tubeless wheelsets come supplied with a set of valves, or at the very most, cost an extra tenner, why would you even look at Peaty’s Tubeless Valves? Over £20 is a lot to spend on a pair of valves afterall, but they look flipping fantastic. We first caught sight of these colourful valves at Eurobike last September and were immediately smitten.
Peaty’s valves are available in 44mm and 60mm lengths. Both the stem and valve cap are machined from 7075 grade aluminium in a range of ten anodised colours. Those rainbow hues match those used by Chris King on their own components. Ideal if you are really serious about colour matching components.
The shape and compound of the soft rubber base of the valve makes for an excellent interface with the rim bed and seals valve holes of up to 8mm diameter. Each valve also have a machined lock nut with rubber o-ring to make the perfect seal. I have tested the valves on a variety of both carbon and alloy rims and found them to seal perfectly each time with no signs of leaks.
If you think the valve cap looks a little bit different to the norm, that’s because it is actually an integrated valve core remover. The cap is machined to make removing the valves a doddle when you need to top up your sealant.
Admittedly they are expensive, but the quality and the range of colours available will make them appealing to many. Peaty’s also guarantee the valves for life. If you somehow manage to break, snap or bend a valve, they’ll replace it free of charge… As long as you still have proof of purchase – so don’t lose it!
If you want to colour match your bike or just want a quality pair of valves that you can rely upon, I’d thoroughly recommend them.
Last modified: 17th March 2020