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SKS AirChamp Pro C02 Pump

2.6/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

Compact CO2-inflator complete with bottle cage clip and one 16-g-cartridge. Capable of single handed operation having integral control button and thumblock lever. Extra compartment for a spare CO2-cartridge. Reversible connection for all types of valves.

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Michael Armage from Bleakheart, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2005

Strengths:    This Pump looks the part and can be used to carbonate lemonade

Weaknesses:    No Durability, clip is flimbsy, too heavy, poor design, lacks performance, too expensive, have doubts that it is made in germany, other than that it is a great paper weight

Bottom Line:   
Save your money and buy a different pump, this one is sad. Ride Safe and Smart

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Favorite Trail:   Bleakheart Cracken Track

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Europa Cycles

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Gitane Mach 4260, Dura Ace, Look, Selle Marco, Pro,

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brett a Racer from Perth, Australia

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2004

Strengths:    The Airchamp pro is small light and easy to use. I particularly like the locking mechanism and the way that you can start and stop the air flow.

Weaknesses:    The frame clip allows the pump to move around slightly which can lead to rubbing on the frame if not checked.

Bottom Line:   
I would recommend this poroduct to my friends. I have owned the Airchamp for approx 2 years and at a time when you get a flat it turns an annoyance into a fun activity. Can be expensive but if you run high quality tires then punctures are normally few and far between.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Have used an instaflate cartridge before and was dissapointed with the lack of a trigger.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Peter a Racer from Perth, Western Australia

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2004

Strengths:    Have used a mates pump and its quick and gets about 100 psi in a road tyre.
Cost to run is not too bad if you only have the occasional flat.

Weaknesses:    I didn't check mine before putting it on my bike and lost the screw cap. Didn't notice until I got a flat and couldn't use it.
Also, the one I borrowed previously froze the valve open but you just need to give it a tap.

Bottom Line:   
Its ok but make sure its screwed together tight. I'll probably buy something similar again.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeffrey Zelek a Cross Country Rider from Newington, CT USA

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2003

Strengths:    Light wieght

Weaknesses:    Broke 1st day. The pin that pierces the CO2 cartridge snapped right off rendering the unit totally useless.

Bottom Line:   
Would not recommend. Poor quality of materials. No durability. Which really suprised me because this item is made in Germany. I have an SKS fork pump which is of the hightest quality and I would recommend. So I can not knock SKS as a brand as a whole. Just that this CO2 pump is a lemon.

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Favorite Trail:   West Hartford Res.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Newington Bike

Similar Products Used:   This is the first one

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Sub22 Hardtail set up for cross country racing.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2001

Strengths:    -Easy to use
-Comes with a clip to put on a bottle mount. Or you can carry it in a pocket/ hydration pack.
-Can be used on all valves.

Weaknesses:    -Durability may be an issue in a few years. So far so good.
-Doesn't have a compartment to store a second cartridge as
-Cartridges are both expensive (around $4 AU each) and hard to get hold of enough for a few months racing.

Bottom Line:   
Like I say, so far it is excellent. 1 16 gram cartridge will fill one tube/tyre to as much pressure as I need. The 16 gram cartridges are hard to get here in Aus that I have found. It fills a tube within 5-10 seconds, alot faster than using a handpump.
I wouln't use this on social/recreational rides. The running costs are too high to use.
If you can, try one before you buy it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $23.00

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn MP-4.

Bike Setup:   Giant ATX 890.

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