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Enve pursuing perfect tyre pressure management

Enve is making the pursuit of perfect tyre pressure possible
It might be small but the Enve Air Pressure Station is big on convenience
(Image credit: Enve)

Renowned American composites brand, Enve, has now branched its product portfolio into pressure-regulating components.

For those riders and home mechanics who are obsessive about mountain bike tyre performance, the new Enve Air Pressure Station will have specific appeal.

Although most mountain bikers are quite content to rely on their traditional floor pressure pump to ensure that tyres are correctly inflated, there are always those who require more.

Correct tyre pressure is one of the most crucial dynamic influences on any mountain bike. If your tyres are over or under-inflated, you’ll suffer harsh ride quality and steering that is too heavily affected by terrain.

To ensure perfect tyre pressure, a floor pump simply won’t do – the tolerances in its sealing and mechanical functions are too large. You need a device that is specifically calibrated to purpose, allowing the narrowest margin of accuracy.

Enve promises to deliver a more accurate and convenient mountain bike pressure control solution with its Air Pressure Station.

The system connects to your existing air-compressor, but features some clever industrial design details and packaging. As any home mechanic or workshop employee will attest, modern tyre beads and rims don’t always play nice with each other.

Seating tyres can be agony, but with the Air Pressure Station you can preset it to a high-volume air rush function, for effortless seating or reinflating of tyres.

The system also features three presets which allows you to store popular air pressure settings, for intuitive use. Accuracy is a unique selling point with the Enve Air Pressure Station. The system is claimed to operate within a 0.5% margin of indicated pressure.

Recognising the value of a digital user interface the Air Pressure Station is also equipped with NFC data harvesting technology. That means it can read recommended pressure tables off your Smartphone.

Powered by a 110/120V current the Air Pressure Station weighs 1.93kg and includes a 4.5m coiled air hose.

At $750 the Air Pressure Station is not an incidental purchase. If you are inflating many tyres a week and value the precision of doing that correctly, its smart settings and ability to integrate data could prove invaluable.

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born media professional who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his fascination with trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. Rides: Morewood Kwela Cotic Simple 26 Pyga 160mm aluminium prototype