Meet The Future Of Tubeless Technology
Imagine a world beyond the Presta valve. Santa Cruz envisions the future of tubeless technology with the Reserve Fillmore Valve system.
A bold vision from the ground up, the Reserve Fillmore Tubeless Valves employ a coreless, direct injection system, tripling the air volume of standard presta valves while its revolutionary self-clearing poppet design eliminates clogged valves. That means drastically easier tubeless tire setup without removing valve cores.
Fillmore is backward-compatible with Presta pump heads and forward-thinking with a micro-adjustable threaded valve cap which allows ultra-precise airing down to dial in the perfect tire pressure every time. With the Reserve Fillmore, Santa Cruz has designed the next generation of the tubeless experience.
- High Flow: 3 X airflow makes seating and inflating tires a snap
- No Clog: Eliminates clogging and busts through dry sealant
- Micro-Adjust: Airs down to the perfectly dialed tire pressure
- Direct-Inject: Coreless design for no-fuss injection of sealant
- 50mm length
- Sold in pairs
- Intended use: mountain bike, gravel and cyclocross
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50mm - Black
Mfg PartNum: 67-24145
70mm - Black
Mfg PartNum: 67-24365
90mm - Black
Mfg PartNum: 67-24364
I bought these valves to convert my rims to tubeless use, (tubeless ready rims of course) due to the advantages of rapid inflation to see the beads, and a no clog design for use with the sealant. Iï¿½ve been riding tubeless for quite a while now, and my only complaint has been that the valves progressively become clogged with sealant. I have been able to remove the valve core and clean it out with a properly sized drillbit, but it only does so much. These work great so far. My only concern is that the caps that are essential for the functioning of these valves can be lost when in the field. For this reason, I have taken some day glow, orange, nail polish, and painted a bright ring around the valve cap so that I can find it in the grass. I would definitely buy these again.
These definitely allow more air through them than regular tubeless valves, I still use a compressor to pop my tires into the bead hooks on my wheels as I've had to do with every install but these valves make it seem instantaneous. Seriously it was less than a second with previously installed tires that had stretched a bit and rim tape that had sunken into the spoke holes slightly. While I'm not saving a lot of time with these valves I'm pretty sure these will inflate any tire (including handmade flat tires) without a problem. While I've only let air of my tires a couple of times during rides I do appreciate the ability to do so without removing the cap completely. Not having a Presta core to open does take some getting used to and I find myself still trying do it on occasion and enjoying a laugh at my own expense. These are expensive valves and maybe they're not worth the money but I like them so far and they seem like they should be durable, just wish Fillmore had a chrome or titanium colored option for the replacement caps they sell.
I would have never thought I'd be willing to spend so much on something so basic, but I liked these so much on my gravel bike that I got another set for my MTB. It's not that it's knock-your-socks off advanced technology. I've never had clogged valves, which seem to be the Fillmore's main selling point. I like them just because they work so well you don't have to think about them anymore. I haven't successfully set up tubeless with these valves with just a floor pump, but my Airshot does the trick without having to remove any valve cores. And I can use a Lezyne pump without having to worry about accidentally unscrewing the valve cores. And I don't have to worry about bending or otherwise damaging those spindly Presta mechanisms. Maybe others don't have these issues with traditional valves, but it's happened to me enough that I'm happy to remove these headaches from my life and just enjoy the ride.
The high-flow really does make setup easier. With some tires, I've been able to seat the bead even without my burst tank. Never had a single clog, and they seal great, especially with the cap that pulls on the popet valve. Yeah, these are expensive, but never dealing with clogged cores ever again makes the Fillmores worth every penny.
These valve stems make running tubeless tires a dream! The stems are easy to install. Once installed, these stems allow more than enough air to pass through them that mounting tubeless tires can normally be accomplished with just a floor pump. In addition, these valve stems do not clog! I have converted all of my wheels (all tubeless) to these valve stems.
Got these with a coupon for my new gravel wheels, along with new tires. At the same time, was also mounting a second set (mud) tires on my other gravel wheelset, so I got to A/B the Fillmore vs. the standard Presta setup. Valve installation is as easy as Presta, but where Presta requires removal of the valve core for tubeless tire installation, potential clogging of the core and need to keep replacements handy, Fillmore does not. Same for adding sealant--just put it in through the Fillmore. No fuss, no muss. it really is that easy and clean.
The only thing I can see becoming a problem is losing one of the metal caps, but for now I am very happy with these valves.
I know people are pissed that these valves are so expensive, but holy schmokies I am a lifelong rider and an old woman and was able to set up my first ever tubeless tires with Fillmore Valves and a regular pump. I did not want to buy a compressor or special pump or go to the gas station to inflate bike tires. I used 24mm WTB tape (two wraps), Schwalbe 40mm G-One Allround Performance 700x40 gravel tires on WTB i19 TCS wheels, Fillmore Valves, and Muc Off sealant. I was so damn surprised that before I added the sealant that the tires inflated right away AND held air. I poured the sealant into the tire as opposed to using the valve because I felt like it was going to take too long for the Muc Off to work it's way thru the valve. Really - just a regular pump!
These work great on my mountain bike but were not long enough for the rims on my gravel bike. Another issue is you have to use the cap. (The thing you have not used for years.) You better hope you do lose the cap. There is no easy replacement is available. That means buying a whole new set. Ouch!
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