Bontrager Turbo Charger HP  2013 Mountain Bike Review

Bontrager Turbo Charger HP 2013

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Bontrager 47,532

Max PSI: 160psi (11bar)

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The Turbo Charger HP is a mid price range pump from Bontrager, it’s packed with just about everything you would need from a track pump, with a few handy extras too. First up of note is the Auto Select head, it doesn’t matter whether you are running Schrader or Presta valves, simply attach the head and it will adjust itself according to the valve. It works really well and we had no issues with either style of valve.

The Turbo Charger features a purposefully narrow barrel, while this means it takes longer to pump a tyre up, as less air is being inserted with each stroke, it does make the pump excellent at high volumes. Maybe not so important for hard core MTB riders, but if you have other types of bikes which run higher pressures then you will enjoy the Turbo Charger HP as it really makes it easy.

The gauge is situated at the top of the pump making it easy to see and we liked the fact the base has three feet which adds to the stability when pumping. The hose is a whopping 45 inches and the maximum pressure is 160psi, which should be plenty for any type of bike!

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This review was in Issue 22 of IMB.

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By Rou Chater
Rou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.

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