Types of Bike Pump & Inflators.
The bike pumps and inflation solutions @ Livermore Cyclery include everything you need for home, trail, and road, not if but when the the inevitable happens. Don't get caught flat and deflated just
These are sturdy and easy to use leave-at-home pumps, that are perfect for the garage and bike shop use. They provide high-capacity air-filling power (some models inflate up to 220psi/10 bar) for a variety of tasks in addition to bike tires, such as tubeless tires and they can handle high-pressure pump jobs that many smaller portable pumps cannot. Most have large, built-in gauges for easy pressure readings. Floor pumps are your fastest, safest pump option.
Bontrager Turbo Charger Pumps
The Turbo Charger is a charged up floor pump delivering more volume per stroke for faster inflation. A soft, co-molded handle provides a secure grip when it's time to lean in on higher-pressure inflation and locks securely in place for easy transportation and storage. An Auto-Select head instantly locks onto both Schrader and Presta valves.
- Bontrager TLR Flash Charger Floor Pump
With Flash Charger TLR, setting up tubeless tires at home and on the road is a snap. Pinkbike.com's product of the year is a designed for efficient installation of Tubeless Ready TLR tires without the need for a compressor. A pressurizable chamber instantly releases air creating seamless tubeless tire seating. Air compressors are so over.
- Specialized Air Tool Floor Pump
A high-performance floor pump that's tough and durable, yet comfortable and easy to use. The air bleed valve at the pump head means that you're able to easily set precise air pressure in your tire. For shop, MTB and TLR applications.
Frame & Mini Pumps
Mini pumps are lightweight pumps provide a quick, easy solution to flats on the road or trail. Most can be attached to various places on your bicycle frame (some can even fit under your water bottle) using mounting hardware or a rip-and-stick strap. Mountain bikers tend to keep their mini-pumps safely inside their hydration pack, away from trail obstacles.The mounting of the pump on the frame is one of the more familiar and traditional means of carrying a pump while you are riding.
Race Options - Triathlon, MTB & Road
When you are out solo on an Ironman™ course you will never want to have to deal with a flat or the quiet subliminal voice chanting "what if" adding to the feelings of race day
CO2 and Instant Inflation
These offer a quick, temporary fix in a lightweight, minimalist option. Popular with racers and anyone who want to ride light (they can fit in a jersey pocket), an inflator kit consists of a nozzle and a cartridge. There is no pumping involved. Cartridges are essentially single-use only as, once used, any remaining CO2 leaks out after a few hours.
Cartridge shopping tips:
- The 16g size is best for a single 700c road tire.
- The 20g size can fill a pair of 700c tires or a single (26” or 29”) mountain bike tire.
- Some nozzles include a shut-off valve to make inflation more precise.
- Some nozzles and cartridges are threaded—others are not—so make sure you get a compatible set when buying replacement cartridges.