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SKSAirchecker Digital Gauge/Pressure Regulator

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Item # SKS0020

Dial in your pressure and move up the pack.

The SKS Airchecker Digital Display Pressure Gauge is a far cry from a squeeze and a "seems good enough" as you roll towards the door for a long training ride. In the same amount of time that you can wonder what your tire pressure is at, you can check it and know.

SKS uses modern technology to make this happen. The Airchecker has a lit digital readout that gives you a reading in PSI or BAR. Simply push the 180 degree swiveling head onto the valve stem and you'll get an instantaneous reading that remains displayed on the screen after you remove the checker. It runs off of a standard CR-2032 battery. The SKS Airchecker Digital Display Pressure Gauge works with Presta and Shrader valves.

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Valve Type
Presta, Schrader
Recommended Use
pressure gauge, cycling accessory

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45 g

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Good while it lasts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This seems to be the most accurate tire pressure gauge on the market and it's a very nice piece to have out on the trails. I have had some reliability issues and am on my second one. Still worth replacing to me.

Had a few problems

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Nice when it works but oftentimes its just not doing its job


    doesn't allways work. I think it got stans in it and only works half the time. At first it worked awesome.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I am not sure if mine is defective, but I constantly get wrong readings. Sometimes it might read correctly, but mostly it'll get stuck reading wrong. It will real 3-7psi over and over. The worst product I've ever used.

    Useful as a backup

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I toss this in my glovebox when I go out for rides and use it to check pressure when I get to the trailhead. I'll inflate with my pump before we leave the house, but living in Utah, often times the trailhead is at a vastly different elevation than where the bike is prepped. Pop this thing on, double check pressure, and you are good to go.

    Honestly, the unit does feel a bit on the cheaper side, but as long as you don't drop it a bunch and slam it around it works just fine.

    Works well but...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer


    Seals wear out quickly on these things and then it stops reading pressure accurately. I've gone through 2 of these in a riding season so far.

    For someone like myself who is borderline neurotic about their bike setup this is a helpful tool. It works well and seems to provide accurate, consistent readings. My only complaint is that the construction is a bit flimsy and the seals do eventually wear out. Other than that I use it almost daily and have been happy with the purchase.

    must have kit for fatties

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    several of my bikes are getting fat--as in 27+, 29+ and snow/sand bike (4.6 and 4.8 tires). A few PSI one way or the other can really affect ride. This is my second purchase as I can't find my other one (It'll show up under a car seat within a week of this purchase). The fact that I'm rebuying should tell you that I'm a fan. I've never had any of the problems as some of the other reviewers using it on presta valves (never used it on shraeder). I am always using it on tubeless valves. I'm not certain exactly how accurate it is, but as long as the pressure measure is repeatable, that works for me (e.g. when I know 12.5 psi is the right spot for my 29x3 front tire for off road, then I just air up to 12. 5 everytime I hit the trail).

    Gets The Job Done

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've used nicer gauges but this one gets the job done. It feels very fragile but will always give you accurate readings. For the price this is a good option.

    Erratic and flimsy

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

    Totally disappointed, would love a unit just like this in a form factor like this for quick checks instead of rigging up the pump before every ride which is what I normally do.

    Well as many others have noted the whole unit immediately strikes you as super super cheapo. Like you take it out of the package and immediately it screams "this is going to break in your hand someday, and that day will likely be soon".

    On top of that mine was very fussy and erratic about readings. Would have to fuss and fuss w/ it. When it read then the concept was great and seemed accurate but it was REAL fussy on presta (aka most of the 7 bikes in our house). Saw other comments about 'not unscrew valve all the way' but even fussing w/ that didn't make a difference. Sometimes it ready perfectly other times zippo and fuss fuss fuss try to get it to read. Maybe mine is a bad unit but I don't want another one given how cheap it feels so its going back.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Good for the bike and vehicle. Does its job with no complaints. Easy to use on both valve types.

    Fast and Easy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this to leave in the car with the before-the-ride pump I use before every ride. So far it has done what I intended it to do, check the PSI on the bike and the car when need be. Much more reliable than gas station gauges, and more accurate than my pump for getting my bike tires just right.

    Not recommended for low PSI

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I wanted a digital pressure reader for a more accurate PSI reading of my fat bike tires. This one will not read a low PSI. Its fine for pressures over 15 psi but anything under that it won't ever read. Never would of bought this if I knew that.

    Know before you go

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Prior to buying this I never really took the time to make sure my PSI was dialed in pre-ride. This little beauty makes checking my PSI apart of the pre-ride ritual on everyride, I have even started to carry this in my truck as the gas-station air pumps have the worst gauges ever!

    Unlike a lot of pressure gauges, this one has both presta & shrader compatibility for your convenience and there is no need to carry around one of those silly little adapters.

    This thing is pretty compact, light, and beyond easy to use. Display is clear and readings seem accurate.

    Only concern I have overtime would be the overall durability of this product if you are keeping it in your tool kit/box. Overall, super satisfied with this purchase and would recommend for anyone to add this to their kit.

    Terrible in practice

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I was excited to get this gauge but it is extremely finicky and that negates its utility. I would recommend the topeak travel gauge.

    Great gauge

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This great to take with me on my bike rides just incase I get a flat, so when I put the new tube in I know how much pressure I have. Small enough to take with me in my case.. easy to use.

    Not the easiest to use nor very sturdy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    SKS made their mostly plastic pressure gauge light, perhaps to keep down the weight for people who obsess over every gram. But it isn't very sturdy as a result. It flexes readily in your hands. The instructions fail to note anywhere that the valve locks when it is turned 90 degrees with respect to the body. The locking valve enables you to secure the gauge in place and take readings as you bleed out air to hit the exact pressure you want. You have to rotate the valve back in line with the gauge body in order to disengage the meter from the valve. If you don't, it's extremely hard to remove. Even in the unlocked position, it is hard to get the gauge off the presta valve without rocking and finessing it off. My old $8 analog gauge can be popped on and off with little effort. It's also really sturdy.

    Pressure readings can take a few seconds each. It seems the gauge needs to let the pressure build inside the gauge as the numbers on the readout tick upward then stop. If you release air, you must wait again for a second or two for the number to settle. On some presta valves, I needed to apply both hands firmly to get the gauge to seal and arrive at a reading. The gauge is too flimsy to use one handed much of the time. The unlocked neutral position doesn't have a clean click to confirm its position. Readings seem easier on Schrader valves, but I doubt the valve gripping lock feature would hold it in place on a Schrader.

    So, it's a bit flimsy. It doesn't pop on and off presta valves easily (though one reviewer states that partially opening the presta valve solves that problem. My own observation is that slight differences in presta valve design make it much easier or harder to remove the gauge. It is somewhat slow to produce a reading. Readings are discrete. Each distinct reading takes the gauge a second or several to arrive at. The values aren't retained when you remove the gauge. As noted, the precision is in increments of 0.5psi.

    It looks cool. It lights up and the Amber light is pleasant. It's light weight. It locks onto Presta valves which is convenient when releasing pressure to hit a target.

    It's an open question based on your expectations whether or not it's a good value at $25. I can't recommend it from what I've already observed, but I really need a gauge so I'll probably stick with it even though it's pretty underwhelming as a tool.

    I totally agree, This gauge is terrible. Very finicky, does not release easily, cant tell if its checked the pressure. This is for Presta, maybe for schrader it works. Avoid!!!

    Quality and compact

      This is a nice, compact, durable digital pressure gauge. Better than some of the older one's I've used which use a smart head. I'm a bit happier with having two separate options for presta and shrader.

      my only complaint would be that the gauge operates in 0.5 increments. At least i have more confidence in these readings than I do on my floor pump.


        Received my gauge. At first I was wondering why it wasn't reading my air pressure using the presta valve, but I figured it out. The thing I was doing wrong was, I completely backing out the presta valve screw. I needed to not back it out completely, so that the tip can press against the inside nipple on the gauge. This is so much more convenient and I don't need to use the presta to shrader adapter anymore. Also, its light and easy to carry in my camelbak.

        Maybe not unscrewing the Presta valve all the way will make it easier for me to easily remove the gauge after measuring the pressure. So far, what I've found is that different wheels with presta valves are easier or harder to measure, then remove the gauge. I'll try that tip and see if it helps. When it is easy to remove, it just pops right off. When it's not, it has to be carefully worked until it comes off--which is a pain.

        One thing I could be happier about is structural integrity. I appreciate their concern to keep the gauge saddle bag light. But it's just a bit flimsier than I would like as a consequence. I have an old cheap analog dial gauge, but it's so much more rugged. I could crack the SKS in half with my not super strong fingers. That would be impossible for me to do on my old $8 "spin doctor" gauge.