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Bike floor pump

Best Track Pumps

The best track pumps (also known as floor pumps) quickly and easily inflate your tyres to the right pressure with minimal fuss. When you’re not at the trailside, a track pump is your best bet for tyre inflation.

To help you decide which is right for you, we’ve put together a list of our favourite track pumps at a range of price points.

Good features to look for include a stable and wide base to make inflation easier. You’ll find most come with a pressure gauge equipped for getting the precise psi your tyres need. Entry level track pumps use an analogue gauge, while more advanced models use more precise digital gauges.

You’ll likely be leaving your pump at home, so weight isn’t a factor. This means you can choose durable steel or aluminium barrels. The larger the barrel the more air you can pump in a single stroke.

It’s a good idea to choose a pump that is compatible with your tyres. Most track pumps are Presta and Schrader valve compatible. An ergonomically designed handle is a comfortable feature to make inflation less of a chore.

Not all track pumps are created equal. The higher the maximum pressure (psi) the easier it is to inflate tyres to standard mid-range pressures. For example, a pump with a max pressure of 180psi can inflate your tyres to 100psi easier than a track pump with a 120psi max can get to 100psi. We have a video guide on how to find the right tyre pressure to help you.

No matter what your budget is, you’ll find a quality track pump here.


Giant Control Tower 4 Pump

Giant Control Tower 4 Pump
giant

£12.99



Quick look

Max Pressure 160psi


Valve Presta & Schrader


Gauge No


Barrel Reinforced plastic


Base Reinforced plastic


Review

The Giant Control Tower kicks off our list. It’s a great entry level track pump at an affordable price. You’re getting 160psi max pressure as well as a Presta and Schrader compatible reversible head valve. An ergonomic handle makes for a more comfortable experience.



A great entry level track pump for casual riders.


Topeak Joe Blow Max II Floor Pump

Topeak Joe Blow Max II Floor Pump
topeak

£22.99



Quick look

Max Pressure 120psi


Valve Presta, Schrader & Dunlop


Gauge Analogue


Barrel Steel


Base Composite plastic


Review

Topeak’s Joe Blow Max II floor pump comes with a durable all steel barrel which is super sturdy, as well as a Presta and Schrader compatible TwinHead adapter valve. The oversized paddle handle makes pumping easier while an analogue gauge helps you get accurate pressure, and it’s easy to read.

Not only for cycling, the Joe Blow comes with adapters to inflate balls and bladders for your other sporting needs.



Versatile track pump for cycling and other sporting activities.


SKS Rennkompressor Track / Floor Pump

SKS Rennkompressor Track / Floor Pump
sks

From £44.17



Quick look

Max Pressure 230psi


Valve Presta, Schrader & Dunlop


Gauge Analogue


Barrel Steel


Base Metal


Review

Moving up the price point is the SKS Rennkompressor track pump. The Rennkompressor has been a favourite in bike workshops since track pumps came on the scene because of the high pressures it can reach, and its bombproof construction.

This pump comes with a huge max 230psi which is ideal for easy inflation of narrow road racing tyres. If you’re an ambitious road or track racer, you’ll want a pump that can reach these higher pressures quickly and easily.

The SKS is compatible with Presta, Schrader and Dunlop valves and comes with a tough steel tube and metal base for long time usage.



A workshop favourite with an ultra-high 230psi max.


Lezyne Alloy Digital Drive Floor Pump

Lezyne Alloy Digital Drive Floor Pump
lezyne

£74.99



Quick look

Max Pressure 220psi


Valve Presta & Schrader


Gauge Digital


Barrel CNC Machined aluminium


Base CNC Machined aluminium


Review

The Lezyne Alloy Digital Drive floor pump is professional grade with a super slick CNC machined aluminium barrel and base. CNC aluminium is very strong without the weight. A varnished wood handle adds a quality extra touch with a great feel.

Like the SKS above, this track pump can reach pressures up to high pressures with a max 220psi. A key addition to this pump is the digital pressure gauge, offering more precision than an analogue gauge can give you.



A professional grade pump with a super slick design.


Lezyne Digital Pressure Over Drive Tubeless Floor Pump

Lezyne Digital Pressure Over Drive Tubeless Floor Pump
lezyne

£138.59



Quick look

Max Pressure 220psi


Valve Presta & Schrader


Gauge Digital


Barrel CNC Machined aluminium


Base CNC Machined aluminium


Review

Last in our list is the Lezyne Digital Pressure Over Drive floor pump capable of seating tubeless tyres. With a max 220psi the pump can inflate tyres requiring the highest pressures.

Unlike the other pumps on this list, there is a second chamber that can be manually pressurized and released in a single continued blast to seat a tubeless tyre. That means you don’t need to buy a separate air compressor or CO2 unit.

An integrated foot lever opens and closes the chamber and because of the high max psi, the Lezyne can seat road, mountain and plus sized tubeless tyres.

The pump is constructed from high-grade steel and aluminium, is Presta and Schrader compatible and comes equipped with an extremely accurate digital gauge.



The best tubeless floor pump on the market.