Blackburn Air Tower 4 Pump $69.95
There is no shortage of good floor pumps out there; most are pretty hard to differentiate from one another. Blackburn's AirTower 4 looks like most of them. Looks can be deceiving, though: The pumping performance of the AirTower 4 is a cut above.
Start with the bottom. Check out that base. Stable. Cast Aluminum. It is 240mm x 120mm. The pump stands 67cm tall, giving you a 45.5cm pump stroke through a 39.2mm barrel. You grab on to a 242mm wide, contoured, rubber-covered, ergonomic handle. The handle has storage drawers inside. Great places to stow that pin for inflating rubber balls, a valve extender for pumping up tires on deep-dish wheels, and the "crack pipe" that allows you to pump up your disc.
The pump head is at the end of a 92.5cm hose. The head itself can handle both Schrader and Presta valves and has a locking lever to make sure no air escapes. The head itself can be rebuilt; Blackburn has the spare parts. The gauge is at the top of the pump rather than the bottom for easy eyeballing. Max pressure is 160psi. There is a lifetime warranty on the pump. The color is Silver with Blackburn design logos. The claimed weight of Blackburn AirTower 4 pump is 1797g.
What community has to say
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have own this pump for 7 years. Pump is efficient and the pressure gauge is at the top where it should be. A couple of times the adapter the has worn out with threaded values destroying it on the inside. Call the manufacturer and they will ship you a new one for free.
Write your question here...How do you...
Write your question here...How do you switch from one stem type to another?
It can do both with the single head. No switching required.