Bontrager Charger

 
3.5 stars
 (11 Reviews)
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Description

Bontrager's Charger pump features a durable steel barrel, easy-to-read raised gauge, and an auto-select head that instantly fits both Presta and Schrader valves. Plus, the large and stable base minimizes tipping.

Consumer Reviews

 
3.5 stars

(11 reviews)

54% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to pump  (5)
  • Good handle  (4)
  • Stable  (4)
  • Precise  (3)
  • Rugged  (2)
  • Accurate 

Cons

  • Leaks  (5)
  • Inaccurate dial  (3)
  • Hard to Pump 
  • Requires two people 
  • Falls over 
  • Gauge does not work 

Best Uses

  • Mountain bikes  (4)
  • Road bikes  (3)
  • Keep in the garage  (2)
  • Not just bikes  (2)
  • Every day use 
  • Bikes you can't ride 

 
5.0
Oct 11, 2012

I now enjoy pumping up my tires

Pros:
Ease, Good Pricevalue, Accurate
Cons:
Best Uses:
Every Day Use
I had an old pump with a plastic head. I was looking for a pump with a metal one. This Charger had a metal one that can do Presta or Shrader(sp) and the price didn't break the bank. The guage is accurate and this pump is so easy to use and not hard on the arms. It even has a rotating dial with a red arrow to make it easy to reach your desired amount of air. The length of the hose is great too! I have been using this pump every day for the past 2 months as I make sure my tires are right where they're supposed to be. I do ride every day at least 10 miles each day. I have two bikes: one that needs 90psi and one that needs 100psi. This pump is easy for both. I would highly recommend this pump!
by everyDave biker from Milwaukee, WI

 
1.0
May 02, 2011

Great for deflaing tires...

Pros:
Cons:
Leaks
Best Uses:
Right from the store this thing leaked like a sieve full of swiss cheese. Absolute garbage.
by Minstrelboy from Reno, NV

 
5.0
Apr 09, 2011

Works as it should

Pros:
Rugged, Good Handle, Stable, Easy to Pump, Precise
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Bikes, Mountain Bikes
I approve.
by Jackson from Langley, BC

 
5.0
Dec 21, 2010

Great pump

Pros:
Precise, Good Handle, Easy to Pump, Stable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Mountain Bikes, Not Just Bikes, Keep In the Garage
I've had this pump for a few months and have had no problems with it. It has worked great even though its been tossed around a little.
by Hodge from Running Springs, CA

 
5.0
Dec 25, 2009

Just what I wanted

Pros:
Easy to Pump, Rugged, Good Handle
Cons:
Best Uses:
Keep In the Garage, Mountain Bikes, Not Just Bikes
Just what I needed and even if it does break, it has a lifetime warranty.
by Bikebreaker from Chesapeake, VA

 
4.0
Aug 16, 2009

Works for me

Pros:
I get a good seal
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Bikes, City Bikes
This works for me. One of the best presta valve seals I've had. I usually ride at 140+. No complaints. I've not experienced what the other reviewers describe.
by Steve from Long Beach, CA

 
5.0
Jul 25, 2009

Great pump so far

Pros:
Stable, Easy to Pump, Good Handle, Precise
Cons:
Best Uses:
Road Bikes
I use this pump for my road bike. Its easy to read and works better than the 20 dollar schwinn pump i Initially bought from target. The best feature is the auto select head it abruptly swithches to what ever valve you need to use. Shrader or Presta. All in all great pump.
by Fujiboy from Sacramento, CA

 
1.0
Jul 25, 2009

not so good

Pros:
Cons:
Inaccurate Dial, Leaks
Best Uses:
I bought two and a month or so after use the stem starts to leak. Spend $70 and get a Joe Blow.
by LV Rider from Las Vegas

 
1.0
Jun 23, 2009

Giant piece of garbage - AVOID

Pros:
Cons:
Gauge does not work, Requires two people, Inaccurate Dial, Falls over, Will not make seal, Leaks
Best Uses:
Bikes you can't ride
I'm going to sound like a 18 year old. Trust me, I'm 40.I purchased this pump at [...]. I took it back believing it was defective. The one I exchanged for had the same problems.It will not make a seal and the gauge is very inaccurate. Tire pumps and pressure gauges are SAFETY equipment. You simply cannot sell an unsafe product. This pump is PURE GARBAGE and it should be pulled off the shelves immediately.I am so infuriated for the 2nd time (Because I've now missed rides twice) that I considered driving through the front window of RBM with my [*]
by POD from Frisco, TX

 
1.0
Jan 24, 2009

Can't get parts = JUNK!

Pros:
Easy to Pump
Cons:
Leaks
Best Uses:
Valve head began leaking on the inside after approximately 10 uses...and I am not exactly a rough user or equipment abuser. In fact, I am quite the contrary. Upon looking for new dual head valve asm to replace the leaking one, it would appear that this [*] has no replacement part available. It is plain silly to have to replace an entire [$] pump for a $3 part. I definitely do NOT recommend.
by Sharky from The Woodlands, Tx.

 
2.0
Dec 09, 2008

Pain to Use

Pros:
Stable
Cons:
Hard to Pump, Leaks, Inaccurate Dial
Best Uses:
Mountain Bikes
The auto select does not work very well, shop around before buying
by Gonzo09 from Austin, Texas