- Airshot or something similar
Im after a tubeless tyre seating pumpy thing and I was wondering if anyone could recommend one to purchase? Id like this pump to have a pressure gauge also because I would also like to be able to inflate the tyre to riding pressure as well as seat it. Are they all a much of a muchness? A pump is a pump isn’t it right? Any advice would be ace.Posted 1 month agoIvanMTBSubscriber
Lifeline Airblast, or PX Barbieri is not as good as it seems.
Yes, you can pressurize it to 200PSI, but tank is very small and burst of air is rather short.
It is OK, for small volume tyres – 40c or so – but anything bigger is a bit of a problem.
No such issues with Topeak Booster.
I don’t know what’s your budget, but I would go with biggest possible tank you can afford.
Cheers!Posted 1 month ago
I use an airshot with a Lezyne track pump. Faultless does far.
I had a lifeline airwave (I assume the previous version of the airblast) and it did ok for about 18months them something blew inside it and CRC just refunded me in vouchers. It sometimes needed two blasts to seat a tyre – the airshot is better.Posted 1 month agoRicBSubscriber
I’m in the same boat. I have a Topeak track pump so I’m looking at an Airshot or the Giant version. My nervousness is that track pumps aren’t really designed to pump to 160psi, despite what the gauge says.
A proper combined pump/tank will be designed to work as the necessary pressures but is much more expensive.
I looked at the CRC pump but was put off by forum reports of unreliability and the tank being too small for >2.4 tyresPosted 1 month agosnotragSubscriber
Looking at the price of the airshot, I highly reccomend skipping that and just getting yourself a compact workshop compressor.
No, you wont be running a 1/2″ rattle gun off one, but they are very, very useful – seating tyres, general inflation (bike, cars), a blow gun for drying off or cleaning dust etc.Posted 1 month agosandwicheaterSubscriber
Couple of buddies and local shop have this tubeless thingy,
Good bit of kit. Similar to the airshot but with a base (base base base base!).Posted 1 month agojossladMember
I used an Airshot for a long time and it worked pretty well. Eventually I opted for a modest compressor as re-pressurising the Airshot after failed attempts at seating tyres became rather tedious. I still have the Airshot though and it comes in handy on road trips.Posted 1 month ago
Also, running large volume 29er tyres asks quite a lot of the Airshot.ta11pau1Subscriber
Can you leave an air compressor pressurized for long periods or does it need to be emptied if not being used for a week or 2? If you had to re fill every time the noise would get annoying (espcially if it was a 50l one) but if it just needs to top up for 30 seconds once it looses some pressure it would be fine.Posted 1 month agostumpy_m4Member
I’m still using a DIY version made from a garden sprayer. Easy to make, huge capacity, so only needs pumping to 50-60psi, and works every time, even on 4.8 fatbike tyres.
any chance of some pics etc or details .. wouldnt mind having ago at one …. what garden sprayer did you start with ? … cheers in advancePosted 1 month ago
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