SKS Airworx review

Perfectly adequate unless you're inflating high pressure road tyres

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £25.99 RRP | USD $53.68
SKS Airworx

Our review

Sturdy, effective and good value; best below about 100-110psi
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Having used an SKS Rennkompressor for eight years, I was interested to see how its cheaper workshop-grade pump would stack up.

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The answer is: pretty good, on the whole. The pump body and plunger are steel, as is the big, non-folding footrest. The plastic handle seems sturdy, and the hose is easily long enough to reach a bike on a workstand. The pump head, which is replaceable, has separate holes for Presta and Schrader valves. The gauge is easier to read than the Rennkompressor’s because it’s bigger, clearer and situated at the top of the pump. It won’t pump to such a high pressure, though: it’s rated to 144psi but kept blowing off the valve at around 130psi. At anything up to 100psi or so it was just as good as the Rennkompressor, so tourers, commuters and mountain bikers can save £14 by getting the Airworx (or £20 less for the Airworx without the gauge). For road bikes, though, get the Rennkompressor.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Airworx
Brand SKS

Connector type Presta Schraeder
Pump Material Steel
Max Inflation Range 130
Strokes to 100psi 28
Weight (g) 1664