Topeak PocketShock DXG shock pump review£28.00

Small, accurate and great value

BikeRadar score3.5/5

This small, impressively light shock pump is still good for 300psi, so it’s a near perfect option for those wanting just one shock pump for home and trail use.

The Topeak DXG is lighter and with more features than common generic options. In a feature copied by others, the Topeak uses a ‘Pressure-Rite' connector for separate valve attachment and needle engagement. With this, the pump's head is threaded onto the outside of the shock's air valve. From here, a second lockring is tightened, which in turn compresses the valve's pin. It's a little more fiddly, but the connection it creates is perfectly solid and it ensures against accidental air loss on removal.

The dxg's large gauge is easy to read : the dxg's large gauge is easy to read
The dxg's large gauge is easy to read : the dxg's large gauge is easy to read

Large and magnified, we wish more gauges were like this

When pumped to a verified 160psi, the large gauge on this pump recorded a respectably close 154psi. It took 131 strokes to get to an actual 160psi, which is just a few more than what a larger and heavier generic Fox or RockShox pump requires.

The long rotating hose is a nice touch and means you can keep the gauge in easy sight, even when the shock's valve placement is trying to tell you otherwise.

Given it weighs in at a portable 176g and offers a easily read gauge that sits close to absolutely accuracy, the PocketShock DXG is a top choice if you're seeking dial-gauge shock pump. Our only major gripe is with the placement of the bleed valve, which can be accidentallly pressed.

Be sure to read how the Topeak PocketShock DXG fared against its competitors.

David Rome

Former Editor, Australia
Dave was the editor of BikeRadar Australia until early 2016.
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