SILCA Valve Extensions: Simple, air-tight installation without tape or thread seal, while reducing noise and vibration on the road.
That dreaded valve stem 'click' has tortured many a deep-section wheel rider over the years, often only discovered after about everything else on the bike has been rebuilt and greased, valve stem 'clicking' or rattling occurs when the valve stem moves within the valve hole in the rim, generally on rougher roads. Silca uses a patent-pending ribbed gasket which is compressible to both fit more tightly to the hole as well as to cushion any contact between the rim and extension when the gasket is aligned with the hole, and if the gasket is located beyond the hole, it still provides critical vibration damping which can greatly reduce noise.
SILCA Presta valve extensions work by simply threading over top of an open Presta valve, and work on both fixed core and removable core Presta valves. SILCA extensions solve air leakage due to poor thread fitment or to stem loosening by using both elastomeric gaskets at the interfaces as well as a thin film sealant on the thread surfaces. There is no need for Teflon tape when using SILCA valve extensions as the sealant for the thread interface is already inside the threads! This thin film seals air-tight and is non-adhesive so your extensions will be re-useable.
SILCA Presta Valve extensions work on ALL Presta valve types, but do NOT move the valve core to the top of the extension. If you are looking for extensions which move the valve core, please look at the SILCA RVC Extensions.
Note: The fitment recommendations given by SILCA in the chart below are based on standard clincher and tubular tire well depths, your rim may vary slightly. Some rims have deeper tire wells, and some tubes may use other valve lengths. To ensure proper fit, you should measure the distance from inner rim face to the base of the tire well. Valve stem, plus valve extension should measure 14-24mm longer than the distance between rim inner valve hole and outer valve hole. Locating the gasket within the hole is ideal, however, even if the gasket is entirely located outside the rim, some noise reduction will occur due to the damping effect of the gasket.
PLEASE USE FITMENT CHART IMAGE TO DETERMINE SIZE
- Made from CNC 6066-T6 Aluminum with Elastomeric Gaskets
- Extensions have hex opening at the top for tightening (2.5mm)
- Package Contains 2 Extensions pre-coated in thread sealant, and 2 ring gaskets for the additional seal at the valve.
- MADE in the USA
Few brands have been more intimately connected to the last 100 years of cycling than Silca. The Italian-born brand's legacy of legendary quality has seen company's pumps being passed down through generations of professional mechanics and cycling enthusiasts - riders who value the experience of bike maintenance and understand its performance value. Now based in the US, Silca's heirloom quality pumps have been joined by a growing selection of thoughtfully designed tools and stylish accessories. Read more about Silca.
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of 3T, Alchemy, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, Intense, Sidi, Silca, Stages and Troy Lee Designs.