The bike pump: an indispensable accessory for the cyclist
The bike pump is one of the indispensable tools of any good cyclist. Before an outing, the inflation of the tyres is obligatory, the foot pump being the most effective method with a minimum of effort. It's equipped with a manometer to measure precisely the tyrre's inflation, which won't be the same if you're an adept of road biking (greater than 7 bars) or mountain biking (between 3 and 4 bars depending on the terrain). There are bike pumps made of aluminium, steel or plastic, knowing that plastic is lighter but less resistant over time.
A mini pump will be carried out during outings, a hand pump that's attached to the frame of the bike or is placed in the back pocket of the bike, because we're never safe from a punctured tyre! To avoid changing the inner tube, it's also possible to use a cartridge to inflate the tyre instantly without having to change the inner tube.
Although foot pumps are adaptable to any type of valve, it's recommended to check the compatibility of the bike pump with the valves of your bike. They are indeed different between a road bike, mountain bike and city bike.
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