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Emergency Tire Valve
December 2, 2017 | ABS,News

If you ride off-road, at some point your cheap tire valve stem is going to break. Current valve stems require special tools and removal of your tire to replace the valve. That usually means driving back to camp and ruining the tire and sometimes the wheel in the process.

The patent pending Colby Valve is the only tool-free solution for replacing tire valve stems on-location in 5 minutes or less. No tire removal. No tools. No problems.

It’s a cheap insurance policy that every off-road rider should have.

 

 

The Colby Valve is a replacement valve that can be installed from the exterior of your wheel in 5 minutes or less. The Emergency version features tool-free installation and replaces your current valve stem in the case of leaking or breakage.

When your valve stem fails, simply pull it out or push it into the tire cavity. Then take the Colby Valve and insert it into the valve stem hole until the rubber gasket sits flush. Hand tighten the spacer until it stops, and you’re done. The Colby Valve will create a super strong air-tight seal that can then be inflated with any Schrader compatible pump.

Not only can you get back to civilization, you can keep going and enjoy your adventure or finish your work. The Colby Valve is 20X stronger than the common valve stem, so you’re good to go.

 

We offer 2 types of Colby Valves: the Emergency Valve and Permanent Valve. The only difference is the way they clamp down. The Emergency Valve uses a “winged spacer” design that you see above. This allows a completely tool-free installation. The Permanent Valve uses a hex nut that you need to tighten with a socket or wrench.
The Colby Valve is a replacement valve that can be installed from the exterior of your wheel in 5 minutes or less. The Emergency version features tool-free installation and replaces your current valve stem in the case of leaking or breakage.

When your valve stem fails, simply pull it out or push it into the tire cavity. Then take the Colby Valve and insert it into the valve stem hole until the rubber gasket sits flush. Hand tighten the spacer until it stops, and you’re done. The Colby Valve will create a super strong air-tight seal that can then be inflated with any Schrader compatible pump.

Not only can you get back to civilization, you can keep going and enjoy your adventure or finish your work. The Colby Valve is 20X stronger than the common valve stem, so you’re good to go.

 

If you ride off-road, eventually you’re going to break a valve stem. Unfortunately, it happened to Colby the day of a race. The result? A ruined tire and a disappointing weekend.

When Colby headed to his grandfather’s shop to fix his RZR, his grandfather, Neil, had an idea. What if he could make a replacement valve stem that could be inserted from the outside of the wheel without removing the tire? You’d no longer need special equipment and valve issues wouldn’t ruin your fun. Well, he did just that and Colby Valve was invented.

Neil started by building his valve and spacer concept from brass bar stock on a small lathe at his shop. He then reached out to a local rubber molder and had a few seals made. After tapping the valve to work with a simple wing nut, he had a working prototype.

Neil started showing the prototype to a few friends. Not only did they think it was a good idea, many asked to buy one. Others were so excited that they tried to invest money in the idea. With this feedback, Neil decided he should give this idea more focus.

As Neil asked around for marketing help, he kept running across the same name: John Scott Bull. JS worked at a global manufacturing company in sales and marketing, and had a history of start-ups. Neil stopped by JS’s office and showed him the prototype. JS saw the potential and partnered with Neil to bring the idea to market.

While they worked to find manufacturing sources and finalize a design, Neil made some additional prototypes. Colby and his friends received the first few.

Ironically, the weekend Colby got his prototype, he was climbing up a creek bed in his RZR and heard a hissing noise. One of his valves had hit something and was leaking air. He pulled onto some flat ground and used the Colby Valve. In just a few minutes, he was ready to roll. Instead of having to replace a second tire in a matter of weeks, he was back on the trail riding just like he was before.

A couple of weeks later, he and his friends were riding at White Rock in Arkansas. They came upon a broken down buggy on the trail. The rider had busted a valve stem on a large rock and had no idea how to get off of the trail without ruining the tire. Colby pulled out the Colby Valve and once again, in a matter of minutes, the rider was good to go.

 

 

 

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