Blackburn Air Tower 1




  • Good valve head mechanism
  • Solid build


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

Price as reviewed:


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.

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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.