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Topeak Pocket Shock DXG Pump

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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Featured Review

“Compact, simple shock pump for most home mechanics”

The Good: Small enough to fit easily in a hydration pack. Will inflate a fork or shock from zero to fully aired up within a minute. Good for home use.

The Bad: Slightly difficult to grip comfortably. Bleed valve does not work well unless used in one specific way. Despite dual-stage chuck, still releases some air when removed.

Overall Review:

This is a solid shock pump for occasional home or trail-side use. I wouldn't recommend it for a shop mechanic or somebody who tinkers with their suspension all the time, because it's tricky to get a comfortable grip on this pump due to its small size. On the plus side, that small size means that you can bring it along on a ride easily if you're still figuring out suspension settings. The rotating hose allows it to fit into most tight spaces without much trouble. The dual-stage chuck is more cumbersome and slow to use than the lever found on some other pumps, and it doesn't quite prevent that little bit of air loss when the pump is unscrewed. Another reason to avoid this pump if you're constantly adjusting your suspension. I found that the bleed valve only works when the pump handle is completely compressed, and when I press the bleed valve in just slightly. It was frustrating at first when I couldn't get the air out of my shock due to this odd sensitivity of the valve. On the whole, this is a useful and well-made shock pump for occasional use and travel.

“good reliable shock pump”

The Good: compact, accurate readings, tough, reasonable price

The Bad: none really

Overall Review:

I've had this pump for about 2 years now, and I use it for a couple of bikes that have both air forks and shocks. It's compact enough that I always drop it in my hydration pack when I ride. The air valve works and I always get accurate readings. There's a little air loss when I disengage from the valve but I attribute that mostly to the air trapped in the hose. When reattaching it the pressure readings remain consistent.

I've dropped it many times on rocks and pavement and it's held up. No broken glass or off-readings. Basically, this is a good  shock pump that is accurate and reliable. I don't have to think about it which means that it's doing it's job!

Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Riding Type
Features
Miscellaneous This precision fork and shock pump is compact enough that it will fit in your shirt pocket. Short length maximizes high-pressure performance; inflates up to 300 psi. Features anti-air-loss shock valve and air pressure release button. Short length maximizes high pressure performance. Convenient rotating hose.
Price $34.98
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry