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I've had a few and looked at a ton of different pressure gauges for mtb'ing, and not one of them was perfect. My analog gauges were reliable, never needed batteries, and had a great bleed valve, but accuracy was tough because most of them go to 140-160 psi on a small dial. I've found that single psi changes can affect how my tires feel... so they don't cut it.
I moved to digital gauges a couple of years ago... the accuracy is great, but there hasn't been a useable bleed function... until now!! :D
Enter the Topeak SmartGague D2. Lightweight, small, great accuracy, schraeder + presta compatability, a swivel head (seems goofy but actually nice to have), and a useable pressure bleeding function!!
When you hit the "Tune" button the gauge goes into continuous sampling mode, and you can watch the pressure drop as you bleed it.
Hopefully it lasts and continues to perform long term... we'll see. Happy as a clam for the moment.
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Looks nice,but will it check low volume forks & shocks without letting air/pressure escape?
 

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Bordershy said:
Looks nice,but will it check low volume forks & shocks without letting air/pressure escape?
I doubt it. I've always used my shock pump for that, since very few gauges that I've seen will even fit on the positive air valves on my Rebas.
 

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... Happy as a clam for the moment.
Clams have one opening for both eating and crapping. It takes them all day to move a few freakin' inches. And sex? You don't want to know. So enough with this expression, OK?
 

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meltingfeather said:
are you covering a hole with your thumb or something?
i'm not sure i understand where the "bled" air is escaping from. :D
Out the side of the clear tube...he is bending it.
 

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I think that German Sigma brand have got a digital gauge with a bleed port too.

Now i would like to have this combined in a pocket pump for trail use.

I live in the French alps, here we put more pressure for the climb (usually involving a bit of pavement at the beginning), and then releasing pressure, puting on protection, lowering the seat, pulling up the talas before the downhill.
 

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I have one and use it on cars trucks motorcycles and bicycles, and it works great, except for the Reba shock.
 
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