Topeak Shock 'n Roll pump review
Take two pumps to the trails?! Not us…! The Shock ‘n Roll from Topeak inflates both air-sprung suspension units and tyres in one handy effort. You simply click the shaft round depending on which you’re doing and the valve adjusts between Schrader and Presta fitting by simply unscrewing.
The whole design is pretty solid, resulting in an easy-to-use trailside pump even with gloves firmly in place. When in shock mode, the Topeak can inflate up to 300psi and the easy-to-read gauge allows for simple pressure adjustment via an air release button. Our testing has shown the gauge to be extremely accurate, clocking in at 158psi at a verified 160psi.
At 284g and with some chunky dimensions, the pump isn’t the smallest but is still lighter and less faff than carrying two separate pumps. The 360-degree rotatable hose makes it easier to inflate even awkwardly positioned valves.
Our first criticism would be that the dual-purpose design means that both tyres and shocks take longer to inflate than we would expect with a bespoke pump. Secondly, the operation of the pump is fiddlier and it’s not exactly the type of thing you can throw to a friend and trust they’ll figure it out. Also, for the price, you’re going to have to be an obsessive suspension fettler to justify the outlay.