Pressure guage...

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by 45acpguy, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. 45acpguy

    45acpguy Member

    Location:
    Granada Hills, CA
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Camber Comp
    Looking for recommendations for a compact pressure guage to carry in my Camelbak (Presta Valve of course). I see a lot of $10-$20 digi guage specials on Amazon, just not sure if those are decent/accurate

    Hey... I just noticed that I’ve been demoted from “Well Known Member” back to “Newbie” status :unsure:
     
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  2. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

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    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
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  3. 45acpguy

    45acpguy Member

    Location:
    Granada Hills, CA
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Camber Comp
  4. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
    Very carefully ....

    Sorry couldn't help it...

    If you want to be OCD ish (not that I am really)

    1) pump extra air into the tire with the stem at 4:00 position

    2) Then tap the the valve release a bit of air that should clear any sealant left..

    3) then use the gauge...

    Sound complicated takes about 20 sec

    Basically blow a little air out to clear the valve
     
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  5. 45acpguy

    45acpguy Member

    Location:
    Granada Hills, CA
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Camber Comp
    Copy that! Thanks
     
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  6. singlespeedrider

    singlespeedrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    On One Lurcher Single
    I have the meiser gauge but feel like it’s consistent 5lbs off. Bought it from amazon and returned it for another with the same results. I do not think I’m running 9lbs on my 27.5+ tires but that’s what I set them to.
     
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  7. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
    Some people prefer to do the same @ 10 position... choose yer poison
     
  8. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    9 pounds!?!? How much do you weigh?
    Sorry... had to ask!
    Meiser Gage is what I use as well (30 psi max), but it stays in my car in my duffel bag. I’m not going to carry a gage that weighs that much. I too run 27.5 plus on 40mm ID rims and my fat azz runs 15psi front and 17psi rear. Heck, I’m not going to carry a gage. If I get a flat, I fix it, pump it up with my pack pump, and use the “squeeze the charmin” technique to adjust pressure and finish my ride.

    Oh, and @45acpguy ? You are a member and no longer a Newbie, congrats!
     
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  9. 45acpguy

    45acpguy Member

    Location:
    Granada Hills, CA
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Camber Comp
    Sweet!
     
  10. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    I use the Topeak digital gauge, semi consistent accurate.
     
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  11. 45acpguy

    45acpguy Member

    Location:
    Granada Hills, CA
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Camber Comp
    I was looking at that one. Amazon has it for $27 I believe
     
  12. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    I have been using it for a few years and never have had a problem. I use it on the cars also.
     
  13. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
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  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    I figure if you stick with the same gage, even if it is off a couple of pounds, that as long as I get the desired result, I’m in the good!
    If 15 lbs on my tire gage is 17 lbs on my floor pump and I know that, it’s all good!
     
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  15. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
  16. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    I like the Topeak one seems to be really consistent and have been using it for quite some time and it keeps on ticking
     
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  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Do that many people actually carry a pressure gauge with them? I just pump my tires up before the ride, and if I have a flat and have to pump it back up, just do it by feel.
     
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  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I have the 30psi version of the Meiser and it works well... I also have a Performance special that is 3 psi different than the Meiser. As long as I remember that, I'm good to go with either...

    I would only recommend staying away from one that reads too high of pressure. A 30 will be more accurate for you running tubeless...
     
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  19. 45acpguy

    45acpguy Member

    Location:
    Granada Hills, CA
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Camber Comp
    I would think having one would be useful. I know that for Tapia Cyn (which is where I will likely be riding the most) there is quite a bit of paved road to cover from the Sport Complex to the fire road. Be nice to air down and have some idea of the pressure, rather than just guessing.
     
  20. 45acpguy

    45acpguy Member

    Location:
    Granada Hills, CA
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    2018 Specialized Camber Comp
    I ordered the 30 psi model
     
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  21. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That's what I find interesting...having squeezed my tires (no no no, not in that way) when inflated to the ideal pressure, I can get pretty darn close without a gauge. I know, because I've verified it after the fact.
     
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  22. ULEWZ

    ULEWZ Member

    Location:
    Northridge, Ca
    Name:
    Lew
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer Pro Carbon
    I use the digital one on my air compressor hose (from my jeeping days) and keep the Topeak in the truck just in case, but find making sure the Presta valve is at the 6 O-clock position limits sealant from spitting. I also try to remove air using my finger and not the built in deflator. Haven't plugged it yet, but who knows.
     
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  23. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    Fortunately my floor pumps are pretty spot on.....confirmed with both mechancial and digital gauges.

    Fortunately, the actual pressure really doesn't matter.....it seems to change from ride to ride. Generally it is a feel thing.

    If I get on the ride and there is too much air in, I'll let some out til I get the feel I looking for. If there is not enough air....I'll add some.

    Sorry, not gonna break out the gauge on a group ride to adjust my pressure. "Hold on guys.....my tire pressure is too high.....wait while I whip out my pump and gauge." Don't be that guy.
     
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  24. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
    Pretty much agree with @mtnbikej I am pretty OCD about pressure setup before a ride with the gauge, but I also know by feel. Then of course you start riding it gets hot or cold or long climb then a long descent ... then I adjust by feel!
     
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  25. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Accu gauge. I tested the squeeze test and I was never even close. Off close to 10 psi. My to peak mini pump and my co2 inflator have gauges an are very close in accuracy.
     
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