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Blackburn Air Tower 4 Pump

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Item # BLB0015

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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.

  • Cast aluminum base
  • Rubber-covered ergonomic handle
  • Hidden storage drawers inside handle
  • Pressure gauge
  • Compatible with Presta and Schrader valves

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25

Hose Leak

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I originally bought the Air Tower 1 and realized that I just needed to spend a little more money if I wanted to get a decently made pump. So, I decided to upgrade to the Air Tower 4, in hopes that it would be exactly what I was looking for.

At first glance, it was. Good pumping capabilities, a decent pressure gauge, and pretty good quality build on the unit. However, when I tested it out, the hose leaked air as you pumped up a tire. Leak seemed to be at the fitting where the hose entered the body of the pump. I messed around a bit to see if it just needed to be tightened or something, but to no avail. I had to send it back and I decided to try a Lezyne after my two subpar experiences with Blackburn. Maybe this was just an isolated issue with this one pump, but I was just a bit disappointed with Blackburn.

55

This is the one you're looking for

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Pros:
- Sturdy Aluminum body. This thing will survive SkyNet's J-Day
- Pumps any tyre in seconds.
- Has a pressure gauge so you know how much air you're pumping in.
- Head pump fits both presta and schrader valves
- Makes you look professional

Cons: it doesn't connect to the Internet (yet..)

55

Saved my life

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have use this on my bike only once so I'm not sure if there's more to tell. So far so good. I really like how easy it is to use on my cannondale bike. One time i was suppose to pick up my sister from school, but when i came outside, one of my car's tire was flat. I have no electric pump, nor was it in a condition where i can drive it to a nearby gas station. I ended up using this to pump my car's tire, lmao. Fortunately it worked (although it took a good 40 minutes of pumping)...

55

Pump up the jam

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Had it for a year, still going strong. Best pump for the price, honestly.

Avg. ride time: 12h 24m per week
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55

Lifetime Warranty

  • 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.