A bike pump is an indispensable tool used to maintain a bicycle. Among the different types of pumps, many cyclists prefer to use the hand pump and CO2 inflators. At Mr Cycling World, you can shop for an inflator or pump at the most affordable price.
We offer a wide range of products including a combo package of CO2 inflator set and tyre levers as well as different brands of manual hand pumping equipment. In case you want a 2-in-1 pump, you can order the Positz Shock Mini Pump with 300psi gauge. Keep your tyres in good shape with our top-quality pumps and CO2 cartridges.
Bicycle Pumps - A Total Must-have for Every Cyclist
The bike pump is one of the most important tools of a cyclist. It serves a simple purpose - to inflate the tubes. Nowadays, you get to choose from a variety of bicycle pump models and makes. This short guide will help you determine how to select the best item. Let’s take a closer look into the different bike pumps available in the market.
Types of bicycle pumps
At Mr Cycling World, we offer an extensive selection of bicycle pumps from established brands like Positz, Zefal, SKS and Giyo. Here is a brief introduction on each inflator or pump type:
- Hand Pump - Known for their portability, hand pumps are the top choice of many cyclists. It's small size make it easy to pack inside your bag when you tour the city or explore rough terrain.
- CO2 Inflator - In a hurry to inflate your tubes? You can use compressed CO2. Although CO2 cartridges are more expensive than pumps, these inflators are super helpful especially during emergency situations.
- Shock pump - If you ride an MTB, it pays to bring along a shock pump with you. It's a small volume, high-pressure bicycle pump that often provides a maximum of 300 psi air pressure.
How to select the best item
When shopping for bicycle pumping equipment, you should consider the pressure and volume needed. Do you need a pump with a small volume and high pressure?
Don’t forget to check if the pumps you want to buy is compatible with a Schrader or Presta valve. Schrader valves have flat and wide ends while Presta valves are equipped with locking nuts. One quick way to identify which valve you have on your tyres is by checking if you need to press the valve to let the air escape.
If you’re still not sure, ’t know how to identify which type of valve your bike has, you can consult with our staff.
You must also assess the gauge accuracy, weight, size and make. As much as possible invest in a good quality pump that can last for years, even after frequent use.
How to know when to pump your tyres
Bike tyres need enough air pressure to ensure a smooth and safe ride. Some cyclists tend to have a hard time figuring out when they should inflate their tyres. Failing to inflate tyres on time may result in serious damages to the rim as well the tyre thread and tubes.
Below are some key tips you should remember when checking the air pressure of your tubes:
- On average, it takes about two to three weeks before MTB tyres lose their pressure.
- Road bikes need to be inflated once every week.
- It takes roughly two weeks for a hybrid bike’s tubes to lose air pressure.
- Use a tyre pressure gauge to determine if there’s enough air pressure inside the tubes.
Proper bike maintenance is a must!
Taking good care of your bicycle should be one of your top priorities, most especially, if you use your ride every day. This way, you can ensure a hassle-free ride and the durability of your tyres and wheels.