Blackburn Air Tower 5 CF Pump

1.8/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 0.0 kg

Product Description

The original Blackburn TP-5 has been called the mother of all floorpumps, capable of reaching 100psi in a mere 10 strokes. The Air Tower 5 CF builds on that reputation by combining improved Dual Stage, Dual Stroke internals to a sleek, sexy shape and lightweight carbon fiber barrel and gauge face. The working parts have been refined for improved reliability and serviceability.

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jonasneeser a Cross Country Rider from Pocatello, Idaho

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2010

Strengths:    High volume setting is great for seating tubeless tires.

Weaknesses:    Pressure gauge inaccurate on high volume setting at low pressures but you can just change to high pressure setting to top it off and get a reading.

Bottom Line:   
This is the best pump I've ever had by far. I've had no problems with it. Blackburn stands by their products. I had problems with my Blackburn AirTower 4 (after years of use) and Blackburn sent me a new one.

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Favorite Trail:   Slickrock

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn AirTower 4.

Bike Setup:   Tubeless tires

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Leopold Vander Smoot a Racer from Tucson, AZ

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2010

Strengths:    strengths?

Weaknesses:    I got one, the internals failed within a couple months; returned it, the gauge broke within a week; returned it, and blackburn sent an Air Tower 4, and those internals failed within a week. It doesn't seem it would be that hard to make a pump that could do something crazy like, i don't know, pump a tire...

Bottom Line:   

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   C02 innovations cheapy pump, still going strong

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bradtri a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2009

Strengths:    Nice looking sturdy base

Weaknesses:    Air Valve adapter is Garbage. Customer Support no help told me to send it in or return it.

Bottom Line:   
Stay far away from this one. I will not be buying another blackburn product.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   AO

Similar Products Used:   Joe Blow

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jansenmark a Racer from Austin, TX

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2009

Weaknesses:    Quailty is terrible. Handle broke after normal use. I sent it in. I received a replacement. The valve and gauge were broken on the replacement unit

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy this product.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $199.00

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mmullins437 a Racer from SLC, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2008

Strengths:    This floor pump is the slickest looking air pump for those weight weenies obsessed with carbon fiber (myself hesitantly included). It promises the best features of any pump: a high volume setting for filling up tires quickly and a high pressure setting for easily topping off road tires above 100psi.

Weaknesses:    This two stage system didn't last for long. I had only been using the pump for around 1.5 months and the high volume setting would no longer pump at all. It feels like the high volume dual stage is jammed up because I can't even press down on the handle.

Bottom Line:   
I would advise to stay away from this overpriced and faulty pump. I called Blackburn and they have replaced the pump with an Air Tower 4 model which has the simplicity of a single stage and has been a very reliable pump so far. Blackburn has a full warranty and great customer service and I really recommend their single-stage frame pumps and floor pumps, but not the dual stage models like this Air Tower 5 and their Air Stiks.

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Favorite Trail:   Gooseberry Mesa

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Park Tool PFP-3
Topeak Joe Blow Sprint
Blackburn Air Tower 4

Bike Setup:   that doesn't really apply here...

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