SKS Airchecker Digital Presta and Schrader Pressure Gauge
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This compact, convenient bicycle tool can be used to quickly and accurately measure tire pressure, and release excess air if needed. A large, backlit digital display shows pressure in both bar and PSI formats, while the rotary head ensures easy access and use on either Presta or Schrader valves. The lightweight pressure gauge weighs just 45 grams.
In 1921, German bicycle accessory company SKS was founded by Karl Scheffer-Klute in Sundern, Germany (SKS = Scheffer-Klute Sundern). The company, which originally just produced high quality bike pumps, today manufactures floor pumps, mini pumps, mudguards, bike fenders, chain guards, and other accessories.
- Compact, convenient bicycle tool can be used to quickly and accurately measure tire pressure
- Quick release valve can be used to bleed off excess air if necessary
- Large, backlit digital display shows pressure in both bar and PSI formats
- Rotary head ensures easy access and use on either Presta or Schrader valves
- Lightweight pressure gauge weighs just 45 grams
- Product Dimensions:8 x 5 x 2 inches ; 2.9 ounces
- Shipping Weight:2.9 ounces
- Item model number:SKS
on April 4, 2010
By Ryan S. Shenk
I mainly use this for my mountain bike with Schrader valves, but it also works great on my car tires. The gauge is accurate to 0.5 psi, which helps when trying to get my bike tires to a consistently low pressure without getting pinch flats. The only con is the unit turns off pretty quickly, but at least the battery should stay charged since it can't be left turned on. Overall it's been a great gauge.
Works, but at what price?
on May 22, 2013
So, I like this gizmo. I have a fatbike (you know big snow tires and associated silliness). I run between 4 and 15 psi in the tires. I find, that normal bike pumps cannot or will not (they are willful) tell me pressures that low. I got this thingy so I could measure pressure that low. I found that it is okay at this, but on my other bikes (you know, with skinny tires) when I tested this out, there was a lot of variability (+/- 5psi). So, when you want your mountain bike to have 30psi, it actually matters if you have 25psi or 35psi. This thing doesn't really give me the confidence that I've got it just right. I feel like if I sample the pressure 5 times, I shouldn't see that big of a range (and no, I know you're thinking, "it's just that the pressure goes down, because this idiot is letting out air every time he attaches this thing", but that is not the case unless in the process of letting out air small goblins are sneaking up and blowing in more air so the pressure shows up higher. So, I guess it's pretty good, but not sure I trust it if my life depended on it.
Very pleased overall, only a couple small issues
on May 25, 2011
By S. Wolfe
I've recently received this gauge and have so far been quite happy. The tool seems to be of high enough quality (as nice as any other digital pressure gauges I've had for my car), is easy to use, and compact enough to easily bring along on rides.
on September 9, 2009
By John B. Kelly
Very pleased with the accuracy of this gauge,only con is cycle time. Backlit & with case,would highly recommend.
works good for me
on April 10, 2011
i knew coming in by the previous reviews what to expect. to measure psi you have to unseat from presta and reseat. you can't deflate and measure psi at same time. oh well. it works fine for me with presta valves. i'd imagine it will work a bit better in the future when the rubber gasket on the presta side loosens up a bit.
SKS Airchecker Digital Airgauge
on September 9, 2010
The SKS airchecker is an excellent tire pressure gauge. It is quick and easy to use/read. I have used it on both presta and schrader valves on my families bikes and I have even used it on the car. Well worth the money.
Best One Yet!
on May 18, 2010
By Swamp Fox II
I had one of these when they first appeared in the US market. It worked great! Quite accurate! Lost it on a biking trip. This one works just as great! Buy it at Amazon. They had the best price too!
Some information on the tire bleed feature
on February 3, 2014
By The Irish Patient
Several reviewers and potential purchasers of the SKS Airchecker have discussed the virtues of having a tire bleed feature. By that, I mean the ability to continuously monitor the air pressure while bleeding air from an overinflated tire. The consensus is that only analog gauges can do that.
nice design/finicky unit
on November 18, 2013
I want to give this a 5 star. It has a great design, nice backlight, .5 reading, great for getting accurate psi readings for my Cyclocross & Mountain bike tires where a couple psi make a big difference. Just have had problems with gauge being finicky, when i need it the most.. Might be a battery/electronics issue but, to get gauge to work I have to press & hold on battery cover to keep it from turning off. Have had many instances where unit turns off while trying to get a pressure read. When it works i am very happy & has helped getting consistant readings on my tires. Just had too many problems when it doesn't want to work properly. If i could get this unit to work all the time I would be so happy.