The Truflo Easitrax 4 floor bike pump is a good budget option for inflation that we reckon is one of the best floor pumps for bikes and with its steel barrel and base should give you reliable operation for years. Truflo may not be a high profile accessories brand, but it’s been around since the 1980s producing functional, lower priced bike pumps.
The Truflo Easitrax 4 floor bike pump is an all-rounder, rather than an MTB-specific high volume pump, so it will serve just about any rider. With its 160psi rating you can get narrow road bike tires up to high pressure, even if no one runs their tires that hard anymore. Likewise, an MTB tire with a psi in the 20s isn’t too much effort to get inflated – you’ll just take a few more strokes than with a pump that shifts higher volumes.
Design and performance
The gloss black finish of the Truflo Easitrax 4 track pump looks smart and it’s got a very readable pressure gauge showing both psi and bar that sits a way off the floor so that it’s easier to read. The base isn’t as large as some flashier pumps, but it’s sturdy and there’s little flex between it and the barrel.
The Truflo Easitrax 4 attaches to your bike’s valve with a single aperture head that fits both Presta and Schrader valves, so you’ve got the different valve type options sorted. The single head is a nice feature that you don’t always get even on much more expensive pumps. There’s a sturdy plastic locking lever that keeps it in place securely as you pump.
Truflo’s plastic handle is adequately large, although not quite as broad as that on the Topeak JoeBlow Mountain X pump, that we reckoned was the best floor pump for bikes in our buyer’s guide to the best floor pumps for bikes. It’s also got an open structure with reinforcing longitudinal ridges, that can get uncomfortable if you’re using the pump for a long time or looking to achieve high pressures, but it’s by no means a show-stopper particularly for high volume MTB tires where the low pressure needed makes for easier pumping.
You should definitely have a floor pump in your armory to get your tires inflated quickly and easily before you set out on a ride, rather than trying to use a minipump, and the Truflo Easitrax 4’s pressure gauge will ensure that you’ve got your tire pressures just right. The Truflo Easitrax 4 floor pump is a well-designed budget option that will do all that without you needing to pay out for a flasher pump.
Tech Specs: Truflo Easitrax 4 floor pump
- Price: $32 / £35 / €42
- Size: 64 x 22 x 10 cm / 25” x 9” x 4”
- Weight: 1.3kg / 2.9lb
- Handle width: 23cm / 9”
- Hose length: 92cm / 36”
- Compatibility: Presta/Schrader
- Max pressure: 160psi / 11 bar