Bike pumps are an essential piece of kit for cyclists. Even if you're lucky enough not to get a puncture, tyres lose pressure slowly over time, and different amounts of pressure suit different situations.
There are loads of different types of pumps, and knowing which one you need isn't always obvious. If you need a helping hand, click below for our buyer's guide to bike pumps.
Maintaining your bike tyre pressures is one of the most important things to get right on a bike, as it could affect your safety when cycling. Read Halfords' guide on how to maintain your bike tyre pressure for help with doing it correctly.
Checking and maintaining your tyre pressures regularly means you'll enjoy a smoother and safer ride, so it makes sense to do it! Read on to find out how to do the job properly.
Flat tyres are a bothersome situation so it's best to be prepared and invest in a Topeak bike pump and puncture repair kit before getting stuck - (possibly in the middle of the countryside with only a herd of cows for company!).
Before such a scenarios arise it is best to keep a bike pump attached to your frame is a good idea so it's always there in an hour of need.
Thankfully, Halfords are on hand with a great range from basic hand pumps to high performance track pumps - even pumps that can be mounted on the bike frame. And for puncture repair, we have a range of puncture repair kits and tyre sealant too.
Bike pumps will also help you to maintain your bike tyre pressures at the right level, vital for grip and control while riding.