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Best Bike Pump Australia (2021 Buyers Guide)

A reliable bike pump will make your cycling life much easier. But did you know that having 2 reliable bike pumps is important?

Every serious cyclist should really have two separate pumps instead of just one. 

After all, you don’t want to have to inflate your tire at home using a mini bike pump. But equally, you can’t exactly carry a bike floor pump with you every time you take your bicycle somewhere, right?

So you need to pick two different bike tyre pumps. One for home and one for on the road. But how do you know which ones if you don’t even know what to look for in one bicycle pump? How do I choose a bike pump?

Not to worry, because we’re here to help. We’ve tested and reviewed dozens of pumps, from mini bike pumps to road bike pumps to bike pumps with a gauge. Below, you’ll find out which came out on top as the best bike pump in Australia.

We’ll also explain a bit more about the different features of bike pumps, so you know what to look for when shopping for a new pump. So, let’s have a look!

Best Overall

CyclingDeal Floor Bike Pump With Gauge

This pump’s easy-switch t-valve fits Presta, Schrader, and Dunlop valves (see bottom of this article for more explanation). This means you can use this pump on practically any type of bicycle, anywhere in the world.

Top 3: Best bike pump of 2021

Image Name Features
Best Overall Best Overall CyclingDeal Floor Bike Pump With Gauge
  • Weight: 1.1 kilograms
  • Dimensions: 61 x 22 x 13 centimetres
  • Type: Floor pump
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Best Budget Best Budget VeloChampion Mini Bike Pump
  • Weight: 160 grams
  • Type: Mini pump
  • Gauge: Yes
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Pro Bike Tool Mini Bicycle Pump
  • Weight: 96 grams
  • Type: Mini pump
  • Gauge: No
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In our top three, you will find both floor and mini-pumps. Although they do serve slightly different needs we decided to pick a floor pump as the best overall pump as it is just the handiest pump to use.

For more information about the differences between these pumps, and an explanation of some other important features when browsing through bicycle pumps, you can have a look at our bike pump buying guide at the bottom of this article.

Do you already know what to look for? Then you can straight away go through our top three below.

1. CyclingDeal Floor Bike Pump With Gauge – (Best Overall)

Specifications

  • Weight: 1.1 kilograms

  • Dimensions: 61 x 22 x 13 centimetres 
  • Type: Floor pump
  • Gauge: Yes
  • Maximum pressure: 160 PSI

The overall best bike pump on our list is the CyclingDeal high-pressure floor pump. It offers you the perfect mix of a sturdy floor pump at a reasonable price.

This pump’s easy-switch t-valve fits Presta, Schrader, and Dunlop valves (see bottom of this article for more explanation). This means you can use this pump on practically any type of bicycle, anywhere in the world.

The valve’s lock system creates a strong seal around the valve to ensure the pump is tightly sealed to the tyre’s valve, which means you don’t have to worry about any air escaping.

You can reach an impressive maximum pressure of 160 PSI with this bike tyre pump, enough for road and mountain bike tires alike. The steel barrel and comfortable handle ensure you can put enough pressure on the pump to quickly inflate your tires.

Lastly, the pump includes an accurate and relatively large gauge on the front so you can easily read the pressure while inflating.

Best suited for?

It’s the type of floor pump that any cyclists should just have lying around. Sturdy, durable, easy to use, and fits all valves. And all of that for a reasonable price.

2. VeloChampion Mini Bike Pump – (Best Budget)

Specifications

  • Weight: 160 grams

  • Dimensions: 22.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 centimetres 
  • Type: Mini pump
  • Gauge: Yes
  • Maximum pressure: 120 PSI

Next up is a cheap yet reliable mini bike pump, ideal for on-the-go. It’s a surprisingly sturdy yet very compact bike pump that easily fits on your bike or in your backpack. With only 160 grams you don’t have to worry about it being a burden while you’re out and about!

It further comes with a bike frame mount to easily fasten it to your bicycle so you never have to worry about losing it or having to take a bag with you. The aluminum alloy casing is durable and tough, which allows you to use more force when pumping your tires.

It’s compatible with all valve types due to its easily adjustable valve attachment. It has a small gauge included in the handle as well, although this can be a bit difficult to read sometimes. Lastly, with a maximum pressure of 120 PSI, you can use it on practically any type of tyre.

Best suited for?

People who want a cheap and simple mini bike pump to take with them on the go.

3. Pro Bike Tool Mini Bicycle Pump

Specifications

  • Weight: 96 grams

  • Dimensions: 18.54 x 2.49 x 2.49 centimetres 
  • Type: Mini pump
  • Gauge: No
  • Maximum pressure: 100 PSI

Another mini pump, but with several different features compared to the VeloChampion pump.

The Pro Bike Tool pump is made of durable yet lightweight titanium and is available in three different colours (titanium, black, red). With a weight of just 96 grams, it’s by far the lightest pump on this list, which makes it great for light and easy transportation. It comes with a frame mount so you can securely fasten it to your frame.

You can use the pump on any type of valve, regardless of your bicycle’s tires. One of the best features of this pump is the flexible valve extender tube because it allows you to use the pump at different angles. If you’ve ever used a mini-pump that doesn’t have this, you know how annoying it can be to find the right angle from which you can easily use the pump. With this extension, you don’t have this problem anymore!

Lastly, it lacks a bit in maximum pressure compared to the other two pumps, with a pressure of up to 100 PSI.

Best suited for?

People who want a mini pump for on the go, particularly for those who normally struggle to find the right angle when trying to pump their tires due to the extended valve.

How to choose the right bicycle pump

Let’s have a look at some of the key features of bicycle pumps. This way, you know what to look for when browsing through bike pumps.

Bike pump types

The first thing you want to decide is the type of pump. As mentioned, we do think every cyclist should have one of each.

  1. Floor pumps
    Floor pumps are for use at home. They are larger and have pedals/a platform where you can put your feet on to keep the pump standing steady while pumping.
    This allows you to use much more force than with a mini pump. And since the barrel of the pump is so much larger you also don’t need to pump as often.
    Floor pumps generally help you reach higher maximum PSIs when pumping your tires as well.
  2. Mini pumps (hand pumps)
    These are much more compact and designed to take with you while you go cycling. Most come with a mount to attach the pump to your bike while riding. Not all come with a gauge (due to the compact design) and you can’t use as much force with these as with floor pumps.
    But for tire inflation on the go, everyone needs a mini pump.
  3. Valves
    There are three main types of valves, and each valve needs a slightly different pumping mechanism. Luckily, most modern bike pumps come with either adjustable attachments or special multi-valve designs so you can use the same pump on different types of valves.

The different valves are:

  1. Schrader valve. Retrieved from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schrader_valve
  2. Presta valve. Retrieved from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presta_valve
  3. Dunlop valve. Retrieved from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunlop_valve