Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking Gear Reviews and Roundups





Blackburn Air Tower 5 Pump

5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 3.1 kg

Product Description

  • Dual Stage/Dual Action internals
  • A new Presta/Schrader Double Barrel Head
  • New T-handle
  • Relocated Stage Selector button and a sleek
  • Refined shape

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nihilo666 a Weekend Warrior from Surgut, Russia

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2009

Strengths:    Good handle, stable base. Inflate high volume and high pressure tires with ease.

Weaknesses:    When new, it is so tight to remove a hose from presta valve.

Bottom Line:   
Gauge is close to read and very precise. Pumps at pressing and lifting - it is useful when you try to inflate tyres with tubless convertion kit (such as notubes or noflats). Double head means you never have to swap parts. You may use it with Presta or Schrader without changing anything. 2009 Blackburn line does not include Airtower 5, but Airtower HP instead now. I don't need 220 psi, but I need a gauge at the top of the pump with Schrader compatibility. Who wants only Presta-specific floor pump? So I'm glad that I've got Airtower 5 as long as it is on the market.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   topeak joeblow

Bike Setup:   presta

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by greg a Cross Country Rider from colorado springs

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2008

Strengths:    sturdy handle, durable base, lifetime warranty. gauge is at the top of the pump.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is the best pump on the market by far it is all metal from the shaft to the base so it feels sturdy.. It will give you the most air put out per pump, it takes about 12 pumps to totally fill my mountain tires. But if you need use for those skinny road tires it has high volume and high pressure knobs at the click of a button towards you feet. Also another cool feature is that the head unit is at the top of the pump and not the bottom so no more squinting to see the psi #'s. Also a huge benefit is that it comes with a lifetime warranty against failure so no worries there. I would strongly recommend this pump to anyone who is looking for a new one or anyone who currently has a park.

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Favorite Trail:   ute valley, palmer park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   colorado cyclist

Similar Products Used:   all of the crappy parks, pedros prestige and domestique topeak joe blow.

Bike Setup:   ?

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