Best Bike Pumps

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a cyclist who prefers scenic trails or the bike lane, a bike pump is an essential tool to all riders. Bike pumps are perfect for performing routine and emergency tire maintenance. When it comes to inflation, we’ve selected the best options around.

Staff Pick

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Vibrelli Performance Bike Floor Pump

Strong and durable

The heavy-duty steel barrel on the Vibrelli Performance pump won't crack or break like lighter weight plastic pumps. The Performance fits Presta and Schrader valves and inflates at 160 PSI. We love the Rapid T-Valve design! It creates reliable seals to valves and never leaks air. This kit comes with a glueless emergency puncture kit, ball inflation needle, an inflatable device valve, plus an enviable 5-year warranty.

Best Mountable Pump

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Pro Bike Tool Mini Bike Pump

Portable with a frame mount

The bar-style pump from Pro Bike Tool clamps on to your frame with an included mount so you can take it with you. Presta and Schrader connections are part of this package, and it's a breeze to switch between the two. The flexible air hose bends to connect with hard to reach valves, delivers 100 PSI efficiently, and has an integrated pressure gauge. When you need a portable package, this is the best around!

Crazy Good Ergonomics

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BV Bike Floor Pump

Ergonomic for comfortable pumps

Pushing air into a dead tire is hard work. The BV floor pump is ergonomically designed to make the process less stressful to your hands and back. The valve head switches between Presta and Schrader while the smooth, oversized handle goes easy on your body while you're pushing air in your tires. The BV pump comes with an easy to read gauge on the barrel and operates at up to 160 PSI.

Favorite Portable Kit

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Vibrelli Mini Pump & Puncture Kit

Compact and ideal for emergencies

Don't let a flat put an end to your outing! The Vibrelli Mini is a tiny pump that clips to your frame with a plastic connector and Velcro fastener. The cleverly designed valve grips tightly to both Schrader and Presta valves without adapters, and the extendable telescope handle delivers 120 PSI. This package comes with a glue-less puncture repair kit so you can get back in the saddle quickly without letting a flat end your fun.

Most Affordable

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Bell Air Attack Bike Floor Pump

Classic and reliable

When you need a basic pump that can handle everything from your tires to your basketball, you want the Bell Air Attack. This is the pump your dad probably had in the garage. The Air Attack is a no-frills model that does everything well. You can top off your tires, pump up an exercise ball, or inflate a basketball. You'll get a floor pump, reversible Schrader/Presta valve head, plus a ball needle and inflation cone.

Quick and Easy

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Pro Bike Tool CO2 Inflator

Swiftly revives tires

When every second counts, the fastest pump around is the CO2 Inflator from Pro Bike Tool. Slide a CO2 cartridge inside the foam sleeve, screw on the valve head, and your tires will go from zero to full in seconds. Twin valve heads thread to either Presta or Schrader valves, and this small piece of kit will fit in your bike bag or jersey. If you're into racing, the CO2 Inflator will be your new best friend.

If you want our recommendation

You can keep your tires properly inflated with a bike pump. Bike pumps are essential for routine tire maintenance and are critical in an emergency. (You should always be repaired for a flat.) The best bike pump is the Vibrelli Performance Bike Floor Pump. With steel housing that's made to last, a Rapid T-Valve, and an accurate gauge, the Performance airs up tires quickly so you can get back on the road.

When you need to travel with a pump, nothing beats the mini pump from Pro Bike Tool. Measuring less than nine inches and weighing only a few ounces, this lightweight pump works with Presta and Schrader valves and creates a super tight seal during inflation. 

Our favorite fast model for races or backwoods riding is the CO2 Inflator. Tires inflate in seconds, there's no valve head switching required, and this compact model fits in a jersey or bike bag.

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