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Floor pump with 0-40ish detailled pressure gauge?

May 19, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
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Hi folks,

This is my second post here (apart from a buy'n'sell), so I'm saying Hello and asking a question simultaneously.

Is anyone aware of a floor pump with a gauge that reads pressure accurately from 0-40 psi? My old Joe Blow has given up the ghost and cannot be trusted any longer as it reads from about 15 to 40 psi in a pump or two. Most floor pump pressure gauges naturally go up to 120 or 140psi, but I guess I'm searching for one where I can clearly see if I've got 22, 24, 26 etc psi in a 2.5" tire without having to squint at tiny increments with the remaining 40-140 psi of the pressure dial going to waste. And yes, I do wear glasses but my prescription is up to date.

May 19, 2013, 9:24 p.m.
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My solution was to get a motorcycle pressure gauge with a bleed button. I over pump a bit, then bleed to exact pressure. Works for me when I want to be right on.

May 20, 2013, 3:36 a.m.
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I use the Specialized Airtool MTB. Works great, seals up tubeless tires with ease and reads in 1psi increments. from 0 - 70psi.

two thumbs up!

May 20, 2013, 10:01 a.m.
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Best user name ever.

I got my floor pump at mec and it's got a decent gauge. I think if you really want accuracy you'd want a dedicated digital one though.

May 20, 2013, 11:16 a.m.
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Thanks for the suggestions folks!

May 20, 2013, 11:34 a.m.
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My 7 year old MEC Beto floor pump still does fine for tire pressures to 1 psi increments at the 20-60 range, but I'm now finding the need for a shock pump with a digital readout.


May 20, 2013, 12:57 p.m.
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I saw a digital Lezyne floor pump at West Van different bikes.

Cheers Ben

May 20, 2013, 1:06 p.m.
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another user of Specialized Air Tool track pumps here, super durable, easy to take to pressure and big size gauge very easy to read even with poor eyesight or in dim light

easily the best workshop-grade track pump I have used in last 10 years…track pumps are big problem for workshops in bike shops, we kill lesser pumps every few weeks (don't mention the Topeak "joe blow"! to a mechanic), so good to find a tough one like the Airtool

we use this because our shops sells mainly road bikes, but other models are more suited to MTB pressures

May 20, 2013, 3:12 p.m.
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if that actually does a reasonable job on car tires, that's a good deal, i'd buy it for that dual purpose. driving with underinflated tires is a crime, and all service stations should have free/operable air pumps, but i rant and digress…

May 20, 2013, 8:46 p.m.
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chevron baby, chevron

as for pumps, I'm really liking my Birzman pump, especially the quick-attach presta head. super convenient. I don't think they make a detailed enough gauge for what you want though.

Check my stuff for sale!

May 21, 2013, 9:29 a.m.
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This guy is specifically for MTB so the pressure gauge range goes to 70psi so is very legibile. The volume it moves is amazing. This is all I need to inflate stans tubeless.

May 21, 2013, 9:49 a.m.
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This guy is specifically for MTB. The volume it moves is amazing. This is all I need to inflate stans tubeless.

I have one and use it for seating tubeless tires, inflating car tires, and also for putting 4-10 psi in moonlander tires. It is BEST and has a nice handle and good gauge

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