Best Bike Pumps TechnoBuffalo 2020
A reliable bike pump is a necessity for city riders and those who like to hit the trails. Whether you need a pump for tire emergencies or routine maintenance, these are our top picks this year.
- Strongest and most durable: Vibrelli Performance Bike Floor Pump
- Best mountable pump: Pro Bike Tool Mini
- Crazy good ergonomics: BV Bike Floor Pump
- Our favorite on-the-go kit: Vibrelli Mini Pump & Puncture Kit
- Most affordable: Bell Air Attack
- Quick and easy: Pro Bike Tool CO2 Inflator
The heavy-duty steel barrel on the Vibrelli Performance pump won't crack or break like lighter weight plastic pumps. The Performance fits Presta and Schrader valves and inflates at 160 PSI. We love the Rapid T-Valve design! It creates reliable seals to valves and never leaks air. This kit comes with a glueless emergency puncture kit, ball inflation needle, an inflatable device valve, plus an enviable 5-year warranty.
The bar-style pump from Pro Bike Tool clamps on to your frame with an included mount so you can take it with you. Presta and Schrader connections are part of this package, and it's a breeze to switch between the two. The flexible air hose bends to connect with hard to reach valves, delivers 100 PSI efficiently, and has an integrated pressure gauge. When you need a portable package, this is the best around!
Pushing air into a dead tire is hard work. The BV floor pump is ergonomically designed to make the process less stressful to your hands and back. The valve head switches between Presta and Schrader while the smooth, oversized handle goes easy on your body while you're pushing air in your tires. The BV pump comes with an easy to read gauge on the barrel and operates at up to 160 PSI.
Don't let a flat put an end to your outing! The Vibrelli Mini is a tiny pump that clips to your frame with a plastic connector and Velcro fastener. The cleverly designed valve grips tightly to both Schrader and Presta valves without adapters, and the extendable telescope handle delivers 120 PSI. This package comes with a glue-less puncture repair kit so you can get back in the saddle quickly without letting a flat end your fun.
When you need a basic pump that can handle everything from your tires to your basketball, you want the Bell Air Attack. This is the pump your dad probably had in the garage. The Air Attack is a no-frills model that does everything well. You can top off your tires, pump up an exercise ball, or inflate a basketball. You'll get a floor pump, reversible Schrader/Presta valve head, plus a ball needle and inflation cone.
When every second counts, the fastest pump around is the CO2 Inflator from Pro Bike Tool. Slide a CO2 cartridge inside the foam sleeve, screw on the valve head, and your tires will go from zero to full in seconds. Twin valve heads thread to either Presta or Schrader valves, and this small piece of kit will fit in your bike bag or jersey. If you're into racing, the CO2 Inflator will be your new best friend.
If you want our recommendation
The best bike pump in my eyes is the Performance from Vibrelli. With steel housing that's made to last, a Rapid T-Valve, and an accurate gauge, the Performance airs up tires quickly so you can get back on the road.
When you need to travel with a pump, nothing beats the mini pump from Pro Bike Tools. Measuring less than nine inches and weighing only a few ounces, this lightweight pump works with Presta and Schrader valves and creates a super tight seal during inflation.
Our favorite fast model for races or backwoods riding is the CO2 Inflator. Tires inflate in seconds, there's no valve head switching required, and this compact model fits in a jersey or bike bag.
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