In March 2022, HOVSCO E-Bikes US released a new article detailing how to choose the right pump. Cyclists should always be prepared to inflate a flat tire or simply top up tire pressure. In the process of riding, the most troublesome problem for the rider is the problem of the tire. A puncture or air leak will terminate the rider’s journey. Therefore, during the riding process, the rider is best to carry a pump, so that the problem can be solved in time. Here are some ways to choose a pump.
All bike tubes use Presta or Schrader stems. Another option, the Dunlop, is rare in the US but can be found on some bikes internationally. A bike pump can handle any kind of valve. If a rider is buying a pump, be aware that lower-priced pumps may require an adapter to fit one of the valve types. Others will automatically adjust to fit Presta or Schrader valves without adapters.
These heavy-duty, leave-at-home pumps are ideal for garage and bike shop use. These pumps offer high-capacity air-filling power (some models can inflate up to 220 psi/10 bar) for a variety of tasks in addition to inflating tires, and they can handle more demanding tasks than many smaller portable pumps can. The majority have large, built-in gauges for easy pressure reading. Floor pumps are the fastest and safest pump option.
Designed for road cyclists, these pumps attach directly to the frame (usually below the top tube), eliminating the need for the additional mounting hardware required by micro pumps. They are longer and heavier than most mini pumps, but they work faster. With their large capacity (up to 160psi), they are designed to fill high pressure tires on road bikes. Depending on the rider’s frame size (measured in cm) or top tube length (measured in mm). Riders make sure they have the necessary bike information before shopping.
Fix flat tires on the road or trail quickly and easily with these small, lightweight pumps. Most can be attached to various places on the bike frame using mounting hardware or ripstops (some can even fit under a water bottle). Mountain bikers tend to keep their mini pumps in their hydration packs away from off-road obstacles. When shopping, consider the pump’s psi capacity:
- Models up to 90psi are suitable for mountain or comfort bikes.
- Models up to 120psi offer fastest for mountain or comfort bikes; OK for some road bikes.
- Models up to 160psi are ideal for road bikes.
Many mini pumps now come with built-in hoses. This handy feature reduces pumping pressure on the valve stem, which can actually break when using a standard rigid pump if not used carefully.
These provide quick, temporary fixes in a lightweight, minimalistic format. Consisting of a nozzle and cartridge, the inflator kit is popular with racers and anyone looking to travel light. No pumping required. Cartridges are basically single-use because once used, any carbon dioxide left in them will leak out after a few hours. Repair or replace the damaged tube and fill it with carbon dioxide. It should last until the end of the ride. When the rider gets home from the ride, all the carbon dioxide is expelled from the tube and then refilled with air. Shopping Tips:
- 16g is the optimal size for a single 700c road tire.
- The 20g size can fill a pair of 700c tires or a mountain bike tire (26″ or 29″).
- A shut-off valve on some nozzles makes inflation more precise.
- When buying replacement ink cartridges, people need to make sure they are buying a compatible kit. Some nozzles and cartridges are threaded, while others are not.
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