Track pumps

A work­shop es­sen­tial that will keep your tyres at op­ti­mum pres­sure with min­i­mum fuss

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Work­shop essentials to get your tyres up to pres­sure with ease.


Whether you call it a track pump or a floor pump, a de­cent means of in­flat­ing your tyres is one of the first items you should buy for your home work­shop. But the range is vast, with prices go­ing from the tens up to the hun­dreds of pounds, and pre­sum­ing they all do much the same job, what are the dif­fer­ences? We’ve pulled to­gether a se­lec­tion to show what’s avail­able at var­i­ous price points. Crucial in choos­ing the right pump for you is to make sure that it is ca­pa­ble of achiev­ing the right pres­sure – for road bike tyres, this means one with a long, nar­row bar­rel. Also make sure the head is com­pat­i­ble with the type of valves your in­ner tubes use – for road bikes, that usu­ally means Presta valves, rather than the Schrader valves used on MTB and car tyres. For our round-up, we’ve high­lighted the claimed max pres­sure as well as the ease of read­ing the gauge, the con­struc­tion plus the hose and head. What­ever you’re look­ing for, we’re sure you’ll find some­thing here to blow your cash on…

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