Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8


  • Good valve head mechanism
  • Solid build


  • Takes a few more strokes to inflate tyre compared to some rivals


Blackburn Air Tower 1


Price as reviewed:

This product is featured in: Track pumps: Seven of the best.

Like the Park, Blackburn’s Air Tower 1 needed to step up to the mark in order to gain some points besides those gained for value.

A relatively small diameter barrel did mean that it took 27 strokes to get up to pressure but it did increase the ease of inflation at the top end.

The comparative lack of flex in the construction helped too.


Like the One23, the valve hissed a little until the back pressure rose above 30psi but we never had any issues with the AnyValve auto-adjusting head leaking or sticking on either valve type.