Blackburn Air Tower 1 review

Blackburn trackpump
Cycling Weekly Verdict

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.

  • +

    Good valve head mechanism

  • +

    Solid build

  • -

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

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.