Rated 3 out of 5 by KurvZ on of those gadgets now in my cupboard
Never really found this as useful as I had expected , its now in my cupboard somewhere , if if was a live reading i would use it all the time , but as you have to keep re attaching it to the valve every time you let some air out it renders itself almost useless for me
02 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Great! Works Well!
Works well. It's better than the Topeak model. Recommended.
09 May 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Easy-to-use, a good product
09 April 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Its okay
Reason for purchase was an obsessioon with MTB tyre pressures - ie could I get more grip/speed. It does what it says on the tin BUT if the pressure is wrong its tricky to lets the air out till the right pressure is reached. Eventually bought a good track pump with accurate guage and an air release valve - quicker and easier and just as accurate. OGF
08 April 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Just doesn't work
Maybe I got a dud one, but this expensive piece of kit simply doesn't work. I bought SKS because of the quality brand, and you end up with a quality built piece of kit... that doesn't work.
Put it onto a racing inner tube (I have several makes that I tried it on) and you have to force it hard, jiggling it and pushing down with a lot of pressure to get it to take a measurement, which leads to a bit of air loss and a reading that varies by a quite a lot. Taking it off involves wiggling it, pulling it, swearing at it etc., losing tyre pressure in the process, which ends up with a random low pressure reading on the gauge - you HAVE to read it in situ.
The 'reduce pressure' button is worthless. I'd seen a review on chain reaction which pointed this out, (but strangely I can't find it anymore). Basically it won't read the pressure whilst you are reducing the pressure, that's fine: you can't do that. BUT once you let go of the button you have to take it off the tyre and then reapply it to get a new reading. Given my comments above you'll see this is a frustrating (and ultimately worthless) process.
Maybe I could at least get some use out of this on my mountain bike, or car tyres.. nope, because it just doesn't work. Again it doesn't seal against the valve properly, and I gave up when I thought I'd end up with a flat tyre on the car.
The stated pressure limit is about 160psi - so might not be high enough for a lot of fork pressures, but given the way it fails to seal effectively you'd probably have flat forks before you could even get a reading!
So, in summary, a nice build quality piece of kit, but unfortunately... it doesn't work! Shame on you SKS, so much for being a quality brand!!! Try the Topeak equivalent instead???
30 December 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Does exactly what it should do. Measures the schrader and, for the first time ever for me, the presta as well WITHOUT letting out loads of air from the tyre in the process. Simple one button operation. The head tilts 90 deg in either direction from the position shown in the picture. Comes with a small carry bag. My only niggle would be that the pressure reading does not update as you release pressure using the built in function.
24 October 2008