Bontrager Supercharger Floor Pump review£39.99

Accurate workshop pump

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There are loads of track pumps on the market these days, but the latest one in our workshop is a good 'un.

Top of a three-pump Bontrager range, paying £10 extra for the Supercharger gets you a pressure bleed valve on the head for super accurate inflation and deflation. While the shaft is slightly wobbly and it’s not the fastest filler, the stroke is smooth and easy.

The broad base and handle keep the whole unit stable right up to the 160psi max and the top-mounted gauge is accurate.

The head adjusts automatically for Presta or car type Schrader valves – handy if you need to pump up kids' and neighbours' bikes, and there are even football and paddling pool adaptors.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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