Blackburn has made pumps for quite some time, but the new Pista line of High Volume and Piston floor pumps up the game with premium materials and designs…not to mention nice graphics on the mountain bike-specific Chamber HV. Gauges are oversized, and some place them at the top of the shaft for easier reading. And of course, there are integrated bottle openers…
The Chamber HV tops out at 50psi with a 4″ high contrast face, giving you a finer reading for cyclocross, gravel and mountain bike tires, even plus and fat bikes.
The pump head sits on the end of a long 47″ hose and uses an alloy top and lever with a convenient air bleed valve.
The hose wraps over the handle and secures to the shaft. Retail for the Chamber is $79.99.
At the top of the road-and-mountain compatible Piston lineup is the Piston 4. It gets a slimmer shaft than the Chamber to help you get it up to the track friendly max of 220psi (15bar). Hose length is 41.5″, gauge diameter is 3″. Retail TBD.
All four Pistons use a steel shaft, and the top three get a steel base, too. The Piston 1 gets a molded plastic base. It brings the price down to $29.99, psi to 140 max and hose length to 37″. It comes in three colors, and includes sports needles.