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Low Pressure Gauges

Sept. 15, 2016, 11:01 a.m.
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The analog gauge on my floor pump is great for my road and commuter bikes, but not so great sub 30 psi.

What gauges, analog or digital, have you found work well at low pressures?

Sept. 15, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
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the one on my Bontrager HP pump. extra tall, huge easy to read dial, low pressure pump for fat tires. best. pump. ever.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/cycling-accessories/bike-pumps/bontrager-turbo-charger-mtb-floor-pump/p/12166

Sept. 15, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
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I have the Schwalbe Airmax Pro digital gauge. It seems consistent.

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

Sept. 15, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
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I have an SKS Germany air checker, does the trick.
https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/airchecker/

Sept. 15, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
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I have the topeak D2 digital is very accurate and good battery life. Bleed air function with active pressure monitoring allows to get your psi perfect.

Sept. 15, 2016, 6:52 p.m.
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Bleed air function with active pressure monitoring allows to get your psi perfect.

Mine doesn't do that, should've got the topeak!

Sept. 15, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
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Mine doesn't do that, should've got the topeak!

Me too lol.

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

Sept. 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
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Have the Topeak D2 gauge as well. Use it for auto/mtn/road and suspension.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Sept. 16, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
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Have the Topeak D2 gauge as well. Use it for auto/mtn/road and suspension.

Does it work well for your suspension? My shock pump is a POS and seems to loose like 5-10 PSI when I disconnect it from the shock, so the Topeak gauge might come in quite handy for me… does the topeak guage loose much air when being disconnected?

Sept. 16, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
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I have an SKS Germany air checker, does the trick.
https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/airchecker/

Second the SKS.

You might want to look at Lyzene floor pumps if you find one cheap. Their gauge is just fine no matter what level.

Sept. 16, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
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Does it work well for your suspension? My shock pump is a POS and seems to loose like 5-10 PSI when I disconnect it from the shock, so the Topeak gauge might come in quite handy for me… does the topeak guage loose much air when being disconnected?

I have the SKS SAM pump for airing up suspension.

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Sept. 17, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
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I have been using the "works connection" digital shock pump. Its made for motos.. Works fantastic.
Its the same one fox starting selling as their own a few year back.

Sept. 17, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
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0-60
Cheap
Consistent

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.1000404234.html?gclid=CK67lI_8ls8CFVCVfgodAF0DbA

Originally posted by Purecanadianhoney
I don't see how hard it would be to scrape out the head of your cock once in a while.

June 26, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
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Similar to yellowdogx's recommendation, I got one of these:

The bleed valve for fine tuning is a nice feature.

There are also 15, 30, 100, and 160 psi versions. I could only find the 160 locally, at MEC.


 Last edited by: PaulB on June 26, 2017, 7:57 a.m., edited 4 times in total.
June 26, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
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Did you find the stand alone gauge to be a lot more accurate than the gauge on your floor pumps? My floor pump is good at inflating tires but I've wondered about the accuracy of the gauge.

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