A mini and ultra-light bike pump to slip into your backpack and go to the office or on a stress-free hike. We like it because it is compatible with all valves (so all bikes!) and it is well designed. Unlike other pumps, it inflates the tire both when you pull and when you push. Nice to save time! Ideal to re-inflate your tyres at the last minute or in case of a surprise puncture, far from any civilization.
- Fits all bikes (compatible with all valves)
- Pressure gauge to know the pressure of the tire
- Delivered with the bike mounting bracket
- Weight: 158g
- Size: 27.4 x 3.8 x 1.8 cm
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- To maintain your bike, and in particular to take care of your punctures, also discover the Bicycle repair kit.
How do I inflate the tires of my bike with the Topeak Mini Dual pump?
Whatever valve you have on your bike, here are the steps to follow:
- just unscrew the cap of the valve (sometimes it is lost, it's not very serious)
- for presta valves, unscrew the valve safety device (small moving part at the top of the valve) after removing the cap.
- to push the valve into the pump head as deep as possible. Lock it with the latch and... inflate!
Air must be added as long as the pressure gauge indicates a pressure lower than the recommended pressure on the tire sidewall.
When do I inflate my bike?
Properly inflated tyres are the key to a safe cycling experience. We recommend checking the tyre pressure once a month. Properly inflated tyres reduce the amount of energy required to move your bike forward, as well as the risk of punctures and tyre wear. The recommended tyre pressure in bars is normally indicated on the side of the tyre.
What's a valve?
The valve is the inner tube end that protrudes (towards the inside of the wheel) and to which the pump hose is connected. There are three types of valves: Presta, Schrader and Dunlop. For a pump compatible with these three valves, it is here !
To identify his valve:
- SchraderIt's also the valve on cars, it's a little wider than the others, and when you take the cap off, there's a needle in the middle that you press to let the air out if you need to deflate the tires.
--> Valve most often present on recent city bikes, VAE, trekking bikes
- Presta is a thinner valve on which you have to unscrew a small safety catch to be able to inflate after removing the cap. If you press this safety catch after inflation, the air escapes. Remember to screw it back on before putting the cap back on.
--> Valve mostly presents vintage bikes and road bikes both old and modern
- Dunlop It's thin like a Presta, but there's nothing to unscrew before inflating, except the cap.