There seems to be a huge price variance, some in my local Evans are £85! But would my air really be of lesser quality if I bought this one?
Track pumps - price variance
I use Blackburn Air Tower 2s that cost me £15 each, they feel like cheap toys but they inflate tyres better than my more expensive joe blow.
Thanks Northwind. Call it infation but I can't find one for less than £25, might give the cheapo e-bay one a whirl.
I'll be using it for a road bike as well, so want to get up past the 40psi mark!
I bought an airwave storm for 19.99 off CRC, seems well built and worth the money, not sure why you would pay much more tbh.
edit: this one
That one looks small to me but it does not state the size
IME they all work [ even cheapo supermarket ones] but a more expensive one will work for longer.
For occasional use it would do but I dont think you would want it in a workshop
The chain reaction banner at the bottom of this page swung me (I'm susceptible to advertising) and I went with Root.
YMMV - I had a google that one!
Revolution ones from Edinburgh Bicycle, £15, smart head. Does job perfectly!
I think there is a limit but in my experience the (slightly) more expensive ones tend to be more efficient, have a more reliable pressure gauge and a generally higher build quality!
I'd always want to steer clear of the real cheap ones, but I wouldn't be spending £85 on one either!
Same as Northwind: been using an Airtower 2 for years now and it does everything as a pump should (including putting up tubeless tyres). Nice that most parts are replacable too, which I had to take advantage of when I dropped a 'persuader' on the gauge.
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