GREAT. NOW WHAT?
Valve stems break. Fortunately, Colby Valve built a better valve stem. It installs from the outside of the wheel in about 1 minute, is 20X stronger than standard valves and made in the USA!
Your tire valves are probably your vehicle's weakest link. One hard impact and you're in a world of hurt. Don't take the risk. Be prepared with the best valves available: Colby Valves.
Why Colby Valves?
Our patent pending Colby Valves are hands down the STRONGEST, MOST CONVENIENT and BEST valves on the planet.
They are 20X stronger than normal valves and install in about 1 minute from the OUTSIDE of the wheel! Our Emergency Valves are even 100% tool-free! Plus, every Colby Valve is made in the USA!
What is the torque spec for Colby Valve installation?
If you happen to take your valves to a shop to install, or you have the equipment to do it, the torque spec is 10-15 inch lbs. If you're installing manually, just tighten until snug. There's a pretty clear "stop" built in. You don't want to overtighten to a point that the rubber seal spins in the rim. This can lead to the rim cutting the rubber and compromising the seal.
What's the difference between the Emergency Valve, Ultimate Valve and Permanent Valve?
The Emergency Valve starts with a brass nut that we overmold with a special UV resistant polymer. This makes a wing nut that allows it to be a completely tool-free installation. The Ultimate and Permanent Valves use brass hex nuts that require a socket or wrench to install. The Ultimate is really the best permanent choice because it's a full 1/2" shorter than the Permanent Valve. That's the real difference between those two. Like all Colby Valves, they all three install from outside of the wheel in about a minute.
Is the Colby Valve compatible with Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)?
Will a Colby Valve fit my wheel/tire?
Most likely, yes. The valve is designed to seal effectively at any diameter around the .453 standard. This is the size of everything from bicycles to Super Duty trucks. So, if you have an ATV, UTV, jeep, motorcycle, etc., you are good to go. If you have large farming or construction equipment, you might need a Colby Valve XL, which fits 5/8" wheel openings.
How do I air up my tire on-site after I install the Colby Valve?
Many people carry 5 gallon air cans, but there are several options. For smaller vehicles, CO2 inflators like the one from Pro Bike work well. You'll need 6 16g CO2 cylinders to fill up an ATV tire. If you want something more capable, a smaller battery powered unit like the one from Fineed might fit the bill. Then there's always the Air Armor option if you really want to make a statement.
Can I run Colby Valves at high tire pressures?
In testing, the Colby Valve held 3,000 psi indefinitely. So, it's safe to say that if you're using it on a wheel, as intended, you can safely run at standard pressures up to 150 psi.
How strong is a Colby Valve?
How is a Colby Valve different than a standard valve?
Oh boy. Get ready. The Colby Valve can be inserted from the outside of the wheel without removing the tire or the use of tools. Other valves can't do that. It's made from super strong brass bar stock, instead of thin stamped or rolled metal. Our seal is made of a high tech urethane material. Most OE valve stems are made from natural rubber, which doesn't hold up to ozone and temperature change over time. Colby Valves are all made in the USA, unlike the common valves made in Asia.