Bike Pump Valve Types
Because the two valve types are different they require two different types of head on a pump or as is often the case an interchangeable head.
Bike pump valve types. Several pump designs can handle presta valves including pumps dedicated solely to presta valves those with separate connectors for each type a unit with a reversible gasket that handles both valve types or one equipped with an adapter that converts from presta to schrader. They re the same as those used on cars and are found mostly on inexpensive bike models. Schrader valves are more common. Bikes typically come with one of two types of valves.