SKS Rennkompressor Pump

DESCRIPTION

For close to 40 years, the Rennkompressor has been the most popular pump in international cycling and the sole legitimate ancestor of all floor pumps. The 2008 version stands proud under the authentic orange finish of the original. As a concession to modern valve technology, in the future the Rennkompressor will come equipped with our new E.V.A. valve head, guaranteeing the perfect connection for Dunlop, Presta and Schrader.

USER REVIEWS

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[May 08, 2012]
Lunger
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Built like a piece of industrial equipment...solid. Comfortable handles, LONG hose, gauge has a rubber shield. Replacement parts have always been readily available for the 20+ years I have been using it.

Weakness:

The new EVA head is a bit funky. When it tends to snap open and smack you pretty hard. It takes quite a bit of pressure to get the lever closed...a little bit of lube on the area where the lever comes in to contact w/the seal relieves this quite a bit. Newer models of the pump have a plastic top cap where the older ones were steel.

Well built, solid piece of equipment...just what you want when dealing w/air pressure and something that gets abused pretty regularly. I bought my first SKS during my first trip to europe as a team mechanic in 1988 and have been using it ever since. I noticed that most of the european teams used this pump as a backup to their compressors and to fine tune tire pressure.

This pump has also been marketed under the "Zefal Husky" name. It has been so widely used for so long parts will be available for a long time to come I think....which is important when you are dealing w/pressure and seals...they fail eventually.

Similar Products Used:

All manner of brands, models, styles over the years....all fall short.

[Nov 22, 2011]
shikoku
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

tough, heavy and cool looking, best connection to Presta and Schrader with one fitting, each pump puts a lot of air in

Weakness:

gauge is hard to read at first

I love looking at this pump. It is cool and each pump is efficient, moves lots of air.

Similar Products Used:

two other Blackburn pumps, one over 10 years old

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