The 10 Best Air Shock Pumps

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in May of 2016. Motorcyclists and mountain bike enthusiasts know that the pressure in their suspension forks and shock absorbers determines how well they will handle bumps, vibrations, and road noise. These compact, yet powerful, air pumps are specifically designed to keep your suspension at the optimal level by allowing you to make precise adjustments for a smooth and comfortable ride. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Syncros SP1.0

2. Giyo High-Pressure

3. Beto MTB

Editor's Notes

December 17, 2020:

We made some minor changes to the list, with most of the products staying in their current place. We update the Beto 2 in 1 to the Beto MTB, which has an improved gauge that's easier to read. We added the Fox Racing Digital HP to the list, which is great for making precise adjustments to your suspension. It is somewhat larger than other options but should still fit inside a backpack. The Fox Racing 027-00-007 was updated to a newer model, the Fox Racing 027-00-012. This one is capable of delivering more PSI and is dual-chambered, meaning it can both inflate tires and air shocks.

September 03, 2019:

Proper suspension is vital for getting both a smooth ride and optimal performance from your bike or motorcycle. Rather than going to a mechanic or cycle shop every time you want to add or remove some air from your shocks, consider buying your own shock pump. They aren't very expensive, are small enough for easy storage, and make it easy to fine tune your ride to suit your preferences. Unlike tire pumps, which are the exact opposite of this, shock pumps are low volume and high pressure. This means they won't move a lot of air with each pump, but can reach a high PSI without busting a seal or being ridiculously hard for the user to operate.

For those who want a digital model, we have included the Syncros SP1.0, Rockshox HP3-A1, and Venzo Mini. Of these, the Syncros SP1.0 is our favorite because of its two-stage, no-leak valve that prevents air loss during disconnection. However, if size and weight are more important, you may prefer the compact Venzo Mini.

Of the analog models on our list, the Giyo High-Pressure, Pro Bike Tool 300, Progressive Suspension GP3-100 Mini, and Topeak Pocket DXG also feature some form of leak-free disconnection. However, it is worth noting the Progressive Suspension GP3-100 Mini is only capable of 100 PSI, which can be a problem for some applications.

The Beto 2 in 1 is the most versatile option on our list, as it offer high-pressure and high-volume modes, so it can be used on shocks and tires. It is also very compact and comes with a mount for attaching it to your bike's frame.

Special Honors

Specialized 472E-3005 This pump features a comfortable T-shaped handle, which users may find fits better in the palm than straight or round handles. It is also equipped with a micro bleed valve for fine tuning the PSI, and it has a long and flexible hose.

Harley Davidson Touring Suspension Air Pump While we will be the first to admit that you will be partially paying for the brand, this is still a high-quality unit that allows for safe and simple adjustment of your motorcycle's suspension system. It has a swiveling hose to make valve connections easy and allows for no-loss disconnections. However, it is only capable of 60 PSI.

4. Fox Racing Digital HP

5. Fox Racing 027-00-012

6. Venzo Mini

7. Topeak Pocket DXG

8. Pro Bike Tool 300

9. RockShox 300 PSI

10. Progressive GP3-100 Mini

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

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