Best bike pumps TechnoBuffalo 2021
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.
- Crazy-good ergonomics: BV bike floor pump
- Our favorite on-the-go kit: Vibrelli mini pump and puncture kit
- Most affordable: Bell Air Attack bicycle pump
- Quick and easy: Pro Bike Tool CO2 inflator
Crazy-good ergonomics: BV bike floor pump
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 as you push air in your tires. The BV pump comes with an easy-to-read gauge on the barrel and operates at up to 160 PSI.
Our favorite on-the-go kit: Vibrelli mini pump and puncture kit
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.
Most affordable: Bell Air Attack bicycle pump
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. It 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.
Quick and easy: Pro Bike Tool CO2 inflator
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
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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