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  • Tubeless Valve Kits by Silca

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    An attention to detail is something the engineering at Silca has excelled at for almost 100 years. I’m really excited to Introduce the newest release of Tubeless Valve Kits and Platinum Tape. These kits add strength, reliability, and aero-dynamics to your ride where the ‘rubber meets the road’.

    Developed after years of struggling with heavy brass valve stems or fragile uber-lightweight aluminum stems, Silca Tubeless Valve Stems were engineered to present a perfectly optimized solution. Extracted from the finest cold drawn aluminum bar (rather than hollow extrusion), the Silca Tubeless Valve Stem design yields a refined stem weighing less than half of the brass valve stems, yet remain 50-200% stronger in comparison to common lightweight aluminum valve stems. The Speed Shield prevents carbon rims from being scratched or damaged by the valve nut and are optimized with spherical interface to the stem nut to eliminate bending forces which can lead to poor sealing or worse, valve stem failures.

    The Highlights and Features:

    • Less than half the weight of brass valve stems
    • 50-200% Stronger than typical aluminum valve stems
    • Ultimate level, fully machined brass valve cores with improved airflow
    • SpeedShield Improves wheel aerodynamics while protecting carbon rims
    • Spherical nut eliminates bending forces on valve stem for improved strength
    • Available 44, 60, 80, and 100mm lengths
    • Kit contains 2 Valve Stems, 2 Spherical Valve Nuts and 2 SpeedShield Rim Protectors
  • Silca HX-One Hex Wrenches


    As an ex mechanic of nearly 11 years, it’s safe to say I’ll always appreciate quality tools; especially something as often-used as a set of hex wrenches. If I were still working as a full-time mechanic, I’d all over these HX-One wrenches from Silca. Not that there was anything wrong with my Pedros wrenches, I just really like that these Silca wrenches come with a 1/4” socket adapter, 6 Torx bits as well as 2 flat head and Phillips head drivers. Oh yeah, and the Beech wood box is a pretty classy touch too.

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