12v air compressor suitable for 120PSI tyres

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12v air compressor suitable for 120PSI tyres

Postby DarrenL » Thu May 09, 2013 12:56 pm

I'm looking for a 12v air compressor that is genuinely capable of up to 120psi for the presta valve tubes
I've got a supercheap compressor at the moment, that is supposed to handle 140psi, but in reality noses over at 80psi max

any suggestions ?
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by BNA » Thu May 09, 2013 1:08 pm

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Re: 12v air compressor suitable for 120PSI tyres

Postby human909 » Thu May 09, 2013 1:08 pm

A decent floor pump is faster, better and more reliable. I'm confused why you would need a 12V compressor.
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Re: 12v air compressor suitable for 120PSI tyres

Postby RonK » Thu May 09, 2013 1:31 pm

human909 wrote:A decent floor pump is faster, better and more reliable. I'm confused why you would need a 12V compressor.

Probably cheaper too.
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Re: 12v air compressor suitable for 120PSI tyres

Postby PB12IN » Thu May 09, 2013 3:41 pm

best of luck with that, even the big ARB ones would have trouble getting to that preasure.
I have 2 good 12V compressors one mounted in the car and one portable, and a 240v compressor but I use a $60 floor pump to do the bikes tyres, as it is quicker, easier, higher preasure and a whole lot quieter.
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Re: 12v air compressor suitable for 120PSI tyres

Postby Xplora » Thu May 09, 2013 4:24 pm

They aren't designed to achieve that kind of pressure. Get a floor pump or a proper tank compressor which CAN handle it.
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Re: 12v air compressor suitable for 120PSI tyres

Postby Pushy » Thu May 09, 2013 10:02 pm

Have you had a look at one of these?
$70 plus the battery and charger, not sure what the all up price would end up being.
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Re: 12v air compressor suitable for 120PSI tyres

Postby R12RT » Fri May 10, 2013 2:26 am

I have one of these:

http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/SCA-12V-Lightning-Air-Compressor.aspx?pid=129247

It will pump a bicycle tyre up to 120psi with no trouble at all.

However, it is easier and more convenient to use a floor pump.
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Re: 12v air compressor suitable for 120PSI tyres

Postby rkelsen » Fri May 10, 2013 10:15 am

Echoing the sentiments above: Lezyne Steel Floor Drive. $50 delivered to your door from Wiggle.co.uk.

That is all.
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Re: 12v air compressor suitable for 120PSI tyres

Postby Xplora » Fri May 10, 2013 3:12 pm

15 dollar Fluid floor pump does it too, but it sucks bad. I can't bring myself to spend more money. LOL
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