Ryobi Cordless Inflator Vs Floor Pump For Bike Tires
Ryobi Cordless Inflator Vs Floor Pump For Bike Tires
I bought a Ryobi P737D cordless inflator for pumping up bike tires. It was pretty cool, but I wanted to see how it compared to a regular floor pump, for speed, convenience, accuracy. Personally, I think the Ryobi cordless inflator is really cool and I will probably be using it over the floor pump.
Ryobi P737D Cordless Inflator:
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So glad I found your video! I’ve been trying to pump up my bike tire (needs minimum 75psi, max 115psi) and have been using both a hand and floor pump. Couldn’t get past 26psi with the hand pump, and 51psi with the floor pump. Since I already have Ryobi 18v tools and a couple of batteries, I’m ordering one of these right now. Thank you, RJ!!
I used this everyday for 6 weeks and it developed issues like struggling to go over 30 psi. Worked great before that
How much u pay for it
I’ve had this Ryobi well before I ever worked on bikes. It works great on everything from wheel barrow tires to car tires. BTW, it’s awesome on bikes.
Any chance one of these would seat a tubless mountain bike tire?
cool pump! what can you say about mine??
Does it come with an adapter for the presta valve? I couldn’t see it in the package.
I never think about speed when inflating my road tires. Slow and steady imo. Manual floor pump just simply works well.
It’s a cool gadget though.
New to biking after a 50 year break. I started with trying to change a 1979 Schwinn Collegiate 1-1/4 tire to 65 PSI. No luck so far with the floor pump valve stem attachment. I need a floor pump like yours. The Ryobi does look cool but it has to be $50++ and it belongs in a vehicle or shop. As of this date, I’m in the weeds but I finally found a real bike shop in the US Virgin Islands!! Hoorary, finally we have one. I’m bringing the pump and bike to him (Wally) tomorrow morning.
Can i use it for tubeless setup?
Si have the air hawkpro
I salvage bikes and just got one of these Ryobi Electric Pumps. I love it. Without moving the bikes to my big compressor & can fill tires quickly! Most of the time the bikes only need air in the tires and some lubrication. People are lazy or often don’t have a pump. They put out the bikes by the trash and I fix em and sell em cheap to cover my expenses . Needy kids get a bike too .Biking is great for people in these crazy quarantine times. Bikes don’t end up going into the landfill too ! Doing my small part to re-cycle and re-purpose our resources !
I have a ryobi w a manual gauge and it doesn’t take nearly that long to get to 60psi? Also, it would have been interesting to see if you had put the ryobi back on the road bike tire to compare the digital gauge readings you got from the independent gauge? I like my ryobi, it really is faster. Maybe the earlier models were stronger, however, it doesn’t have a digital gauge.
I like simplicity and reliability. I’ll pick a hand tool over a power tool most of the time. I make exceptions for the power drill, impact driver, and a few other DIY tools.
Well …. Working as a service mechanic for a guy that has 3 thousand rental bikes … I need a dc compressor as I pump many bikes a day !! Presta valves inflate much faster than any others do ……
use the ryobi all the time
Bicycle tyres are very low volume, it would be interesting to see the same test using a water bicycle float (Chiliboat, Schiller or similar), pumping those to 7.2PSI using a two-way hand hand pump takes quite long, not to mention the strain the upward stroke places on one’s lower back when exceeding 5-6PSI (I’ve injured my lower back twice, could barely move for 2-3 days, I’d love one of these pumps).
You get more excercise with the floor pump!
Hey RJ i bought this ryobi inflator but i really didn’t like the pump head it came with,i am planning on using it for mobile repair, i opened it up and replaced the hose and pump head with a topeak smarthead upgrade full metal hose, came out great .
I just use my car’s 12v air compressor. That way I dont actually have to hold a button down or pump a hand pump.
I just bought one and the priests valve is garbage and won’t stay on… anyone else have similar experience?
Well, that’s a no-brainer: The floor pump! It never runs out of batteries, it’s much faster and the little bit of exercise it takes to use the floor pump will do me good.
all i know is that pumping my floor pump to 110 psi on my road bike gets difficult for seniors so i like this battery operated pump. can you tell me how many tires you can inflate per charge, roughly.
Does it blow HOT AIR and the hose gets very hot to touch after 3-5 mins?
Manual pump, all day every day!
*The battery-powered pump is also useful for car tires. Pretty sure you can’t use a hand pump for vehicle tires.*
Can u not just set a value for the ryobi and walk away?
being in a wheelchair, i might have to invest in the handheld pump
Topeak Jow Blow is $50 and Ryobi is #35 no batt (but I already has batt)..so tough decision.
I use it all the time. Pumped up my airbags on my motorhome to 70psi. A guy had a trailer full of firewood and stopped in front of my house needing air I put 35lbs of air in a fully loaded trailer. I keep it in my van and the air pressure sensor came on of course on the highway. I pulled over and checked all 4 tires topped them off and on my way. After that last one my wife even thought it was a great tool and now asks if it’s in the van.
Whatever they make it always ends up in the shape of a drill.
Rj Can you pre set a switch off pressure
Ryobi makes the P747 which is another pump that does high volume/high pressure and auto shuts off after a determined PSI. Been using it for my car and bicycles tires. You should check it out!
I’m thinking about it. When we go out on a family cycle ride, that includes my sister in law, it’s usually me who does all the tyre pumping, that can be 6 bikes.
I’ve got the Makita 12v one. Bought it mainly for the car because I was getting fed up of the queue at the garage! But I use it for bikes as well, though I do have a floor pump. It seems to be fairly quick to me. Not cheap mind, but I’m already heavily invested in Makita tools for use at work so had a spare battery and charger. Makita now do an 18v version too, but I like the compact 12v one.
I considered a battery pump as my kids were not physically able to use a floor pump. Found the SKS pedal pump gives my kids more of an exercise 😉 and is cheaper and did not need charging. Thanks for your comparison.
Yes great video
I just saw this and interested for small tire and bikes. I hate using my heavy compressor or hand pump!
hahhaha so ironic when you say the e-pump takes alot less physical energy to use than a conventional pump the fact you are pumping an equipment that suppose to make you exert more physical energy…humans becoming more lazy
I use the same ryobi pump and love it. I cut off the schrader end and spliced in a dual-head & hose from a cheap floor pump. Now I have a longer hose that can handle both schrader & presta and dont need that pesky adapter.
Its a thing that I notice with the time on ryobi power tools, it’s if you use a small batterie less power so the bigger the batteries better.
I am for floor pump. Simple and reliable proven for years.
The ryobi really ends up being cheaper if you already own other ryobi tools and battery seems to last for many inflations. That is, you’d already own the battery and charger. I have one on promotion at HD for $20. They’re typically on sale for major holidays like Xmas (so Black Friday). I bought a slice air check to use with it so more convenient than the adapter that comes with the inflator
Cordless inflator is slower on one bike tire. But if you live in an apartment and want to do a car tire it’s faster, if you count the time to take a shower after the hand pump.
I have 2 of the ryobi pumps. 1 I use 1 at work for gas line pressure tests. The other I use on my mowers and bikes at home. I’m invested in ryobi system so this was a No-brainer. The pumps are really low cost! And convenient.
I got one , I don’t use it, I use the floor pump, I don’t remember why I stop using it, but I know I did
You baht one…???
Awkward not ahkward
Before watching: I’ll see what this tool is about?
After watching: I’ll invest in a more high volume floor pump then…
How about this: The Ryobi High Volume cordless inflator