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Can anyone recommend a good tyre inflator?

Tim W

Feb 11, 2021
Sydney Australia
I’ve been eyeing off the new makita cordless compressor - I already have the batteries and charger for my cordless tools. I’m sure all the power tool brands have them. I can’t see that one in your link lasting long. Its very small, and I’ve learnt undersized things with motors dont tend to have long life.

Didn't know this existed, thanks! I will pick one up from Bunnings. I already have many batteries/tools for this system.


Mar 13, 2018
Perth Australia
I've got a compressor that connects to a vehicle's 12 volt battery via alligator clips. I haven't been game to connect it to my SR+ yet. I can't think of any reason why I couldn't. Discussion welcome.


Feb 12, 2021
New England
A small portable battery powered inflator sounds like all you need but unfortunately they are all made in China and break easily or do not work right out of the box. You will only know when you need to use it. That is why a bicycle pump is a decent choice.
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Mar 8, 2020
inflates quicker and lighter/more portable than a compressor.

Not sure that's accurate.

The WIndgallop product I am using (link earlier in thread) is very small, and only weighs 900grams.

I have had a number of bicycle track and foot pumps (MTB and road cyclist) over the years, and most of these are either heavier or more awkwardly shaped than this portable compressor.

Something else to consider: If you are pumping up from empty after plugging a flat, it can take a few minutes with either a small compressor or a foot pump.

With the compressor, you set it going then you can wait on the safe side of the guard rail on the highway. Using a foot pump, you are exposed the entire time.
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