Giant Control Tower 3 Track Pump

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Product Description

Control Tower 3 auto-switches between Presta and Schrader thanks to the Auto Head valve and inflates up to 160psi. Featuring a solid steel barrell construction with stable steel baseplate, it comes fully loaded with ball needle and inflator.


  • Material: Steel barrel
  • Gauge: 2" Gauge
  • Base: Wide plastic base with gripper plates
  • Valve: Auto Head - Presta and Schrader
  • Handle: Ergo handle
  • Pressure: Inflates up to 160 psi / 11 bar

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Floor Pumps Guide


Floor Pump Guide

Floor pumps are the easiest way to pump up your bike tyres manually. Also known as track pumps floor pumps sit on the floor with a footrest for stability and grips for both your hands. We also have bike specific foot pumps. These are operated by your foot pressing down on a lever to pump the air. Both track and foot pumps allow you to add a lot of air to your tyres with each stroke.

What to Look For

No one loves pumping up tyres, but a good floor pump can make this essential task a lot easier. Here are the things to look for when choosing a floor pump for your home workshop.

Valve Head

There are two main valve types used for cycling: ‘Presta’ and ‘Schrader’. Most floor pumps are suitable for both valve types although some very high-pressure pumps are only suitable for Presta Valves. Some pumps will also work with older ‘Dunlop’ valves, and have fittings for pumping up balls etc.

A ‘reversable’ valve head will have one connection but this can be adapted to fit either Presta or Schrader valves by reversing a part inside the valve head. These valve types are best if all your bikes use the same type of valve.

valve head on bike pump

A ‘dual’ valve head has two connections: a small fitting for Presta valves and a larger one for Schrader valves. Dual valve heads with a lever to switch between each tend to work better than those without. Dual valve heads are great if you have two types of valves to work with, Presta on your own bike and Schrader on your kids bikes for example.

Screw on heads are a little more time consuming to fit but offer a better pressure seal, so are more efficient when pumping. These are great for getting very high tyre pressures and seating tubeless tyres.

image showing both Schrader valve and Presta valve

Max Pressure

Floor pumps are rated up to a specific maximum air pressure. You’ll want one that can easily handle the pressures that you’ll be using, for example, narrow road tyres need a much higher air pressure than wide mountain bike tyres. The maximum air pressure for a specific tyre will be written on the side wall.

It is best to get a pump that is rated to at least 20psi more than the maximum pressure you will need. This is because it can be quite hard work getting up to the max pressure rating of a pump. All floor pumps will be fine for pumping up MTB and hybrid tyres, but a higher-pressure rating is better for road bike tyres as well as for using with a tubeless inflator.

Tyre pressure written on side wall of MTB tyre

Typical Bike Tyre Pressures

Mountain Bike Tyres

Tyre size

Tyre pressure*


40 psi


35 psi


28 psi


23 psi


18 psi

Road & Hybrid Bike Tyres

Tyre Size

Tyre Pressure*


115 psi


100 psi


90 psi


80 psi


70 psi

Pressure Gauge

The pressure gauge lets you know how much air pressure is in your tyres as you pump them up. You’ll want a gauge that’s nice and easy to read. Larger gauges are easier to see but so are ones that are positioned towards the top of the pump closer to your eyes.

Digital pressure gauges tend to be more accurate than analogue gauges, so these are a good choice if you like to adjust your tyre pressures by small increments. Some pumps will even connect to a smartphone app, so you can view the pressure on a larger screen close to hand.

pressure gauge dial on floor pump


While a plastic bodied floor pump will work alright with most bike tyres, a pump that has a steel or aluminium tube with metal footrests will be much more satisfying to use and will likely last a lot longer. A nice long hose makes a difference too as you’ll be less constrained where you stand to pump up your tyres.

metal floor pump tube

Tubeless Floor Pumps

Great for seating and pumping up tubeless tyres, these pumps combine a tubeless inflator with a regular floor pump. Tubeless floor pumps have a chamber attached to the pump that you can pre charge with air, then release it all at once to seat the tyre on the rim. A simple switch mechanism allows you to change between charging the chamber and pumping up the tyres. Much easier than using a separate pump and inflator.

Using a tubeless floor pump

Delivery & Guarantee

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If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

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