Air up easier - and more precisely - with Blackburn's new floor pumps

High-volume mountain bike pump and updated high-pressure offerings

The latest crop of plus-sized and fat-bike tyres have changed the landscape of air pressure, and Blackburn has new floor pumps to address this.

Blackburn has five new pumps: one that is high-volume specific for mountain bikes and the other four for both road and mountain use. All of the pumps are compatible with any bicycle valve, have easy-to-read gauges, and feature tough, steel construction for dependability.

Chamber HV

Mountain bike tyres rarely need more than 50psi, and the new crop of wide rims (30mm wide internal) as well as plus-size tyres and fat bike's massive rubber need much, much less in terms of air pressure. With plus-size tyres and even more so with fat bike tyres, each psi makes a huge difference, and dialing in those ultra-low, ultra-precise pressures can be tricky when using a pump that goes up to over 100, or even 200psi. Companies have taken note, offering pressure gauges for reading the ride-changing low numbers.

A pressure release valve makes dialing in the perfect psi simple
A pressure release valve makes dialing in the perfect psi simple

Blackburn's new Chamber HV floor pump tops out at 50psi (3.4 bar) and is designed to deliver a huge amount of air with each pump thanks to its oversize barrel. The large, 4in gauge and pressure release valve on the pump head should make hitting your exact pressure super simple. The big barrel could also be useful when setting up tubeless tyres, as a huge rush of air is needed to pop the tyre beads out to the rim. We'll hopefully get a Chamber HV pump in on test and do a proper review.

  • Oversize pump shaft for extra durability
  • Pump head features rugged alloy cap and lever
  • Super long 47in hose to reach valves in stands or car racks
  • Convenient integrated hose keeper on handle
  • PSI and Bar increments on gauge, with vibrant, colour-matched background
  • 50psi, 3.4 bar maximum
  • Integrated bottle opener
  • AnyValve pump head works on all bicycle valves
  • $79 / £79 / $79 AUD

Piston 4

Why bend over when you don't have to? Blackburn's Piston 4 floor pump puts the 3in gauge and the hose up near the handle for convenience. If you're a fan of super-high tyre pressures, or riding in a velodrome, this 220psi / 15 bar pump is worth a look.

With a 220psi / 15 bar maximum, the Piston 4 is ready for even the highest pressures
With a 220psi / 15 bar maximum, the Piston 4 is ready for even the highest pressures

  • Top mounted hose for easy reach
  • Super long 41.5in hose to reach valves in stands or car racks
  • Convenient integrated hose keeper on handle
  • PSI and Bar increments on gauge , with vibrant, colour-matched background
  • AnyValve pump head works on all bicycle valves
  • 220psi, 15 Bar maximum
  • $64 / £N/A

Piston 3

With a massive 4in gauge, 37in hose and steel barrel and base, the Piston 3 should be a workhorse tyre inflator. It'll top off your tyres up 160psi / 11 bar. 

A massive four-inch gauge makes pressure reading easy
A massive four-inch gauge makes pressure reading easy

  • Pump head features rugged alloy cap
  • Extra long 37in hose to reach valves in stands or car racks
  • Convenient integrated hose keeper on handle
  • PSI and Bar increments on gauge, with vibrant, colour-matched background
  • AnyValve pump head works on all bicycle valves
  • 160psi, 11.0 Bar maximum
  • Gray/Orange or Matte Black/Gray
  • $49 / £N/A

Piston 2

The Piston 2 has a smaller 3in gauge, and a tough steel barrel and base. Blackburn's AnyValve pump head remains, too, so this pump works with all bike valves.
Tough, reliable steel comprises the barrel and base of the Piston 2
Tough, reliable steel comprises the barrel and base of the Piston 2
  • Extra long 38in hose to reach valves in stands or car racks
  • 3in gauge
  • Convenient integrated hose keeper on handle
  • PSI and Bar increments on gauge, with vibrant, colour-matched background
  • 160psi, 11.0 Bar maximum
  • AnyValve pump head works on all bicycle valves
  • Matte Black/Cyan or Gray/Hi-Viz Yellow
  • $39 / £N/A

Piston 1

The pressure gauge on Piston 1 is 2in, the barrel is steel for durability, and the pump head is Blackburn's versatile AnyValve.
The Piston 1 is available in Matte Black, Dark Olive and Red/White/Blue
The Piston 1 is available in Matte Black, Dark Olive and Red/White/Blue
  • Sports needles included
  • 2in gauge
  • Convenient integrated hose keeper on handle
  • Reinforced plastic base, with molded 'topo map' pattern
  • 37" hose to reach valves in stands or car racks
  • PSI and Bar increments on gauge, with vibrant, colour-matched background
  • 140psi, 9.7 Bar maximum
  • AnyValve pump head works on all bicycle valves
  • $29 / £N/A
Russell Eich

Tech Writer
Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. Between wrenching in bike shops, guiding professionally, and writing about bikes, Russell has honed an appreciation for what works, gained knowledge of what doesn't, and can barely contain his enthusiasm for what comes next. His two-wheeled passion continues in the Rocky Mountains high above Boulder, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: High altitudes, forgotten singletracks, bike parks, roads without cars
  • Current Bikes: Custom Meriwether steel hardtail, Specialized S-Works Enduro 29, Kona Jake the Snake, Trek 69er, and a bunch more
  • Dream Bike: Yeti SB5c, Intense Tracer 275C, Black Cat custom road
  • Beer of Choice: Gin + Tonic
  • Location: Rollinsville, CO, USA

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