I assume the device is precise. The one I got did NOT have a rubber outer ring - like a tire, which protects the unit. I got a 2nd one from the manufacturer with the rubber ring - a very nice feature. I got the unit because of VERY good reviews. Seems to be a very nice unit, easy to use
Summed up: Very nice unit. Easy to use - absolutely necessary when using CO2 cartridges
Likes: Accurate, Easy To Use, Simple
Works for: Road
November 19, 2010
reviewed by: bbrutsch
Tire pressure is important in cyclocross, one or two pounds can make the difference. I bought this after a DNF due to using a friends pump. You see even though my pump's gauge wasn't really accurate I knew from experience what a given pressure felt like so I could compensate. Using the friends pump his gauge was inaccurate differently and the race ended badly.
This little guy gives you the real pressure of your tires every time. It has a great "bleed button" and will adjust and give a new reading after every bleed. It also solved the mystery of why I was having to add 8 lbs more to my rear tire than my front. I have different valve stems on front a rear and that was throwing my pump's gauge off, something I only discovered with this gauge. As another reviewer stated removing the gauge doesn't release any air.
Summed up: Accurate, consistent measurement every time.
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Works for: Cyclocross
September 24, 2011
reviewed by: roxpop1
This reveiw is more a reflection on the wonderful customer service of Tree Fort Bikes. I receved my first Meiser guage and was very impressed with the quality. I immediatel tested my mtb tires, cyclocross tires, and it wasn't until I tested my road tires before there was a problem. While Meiser advertises that the reading will be kept until you release the air, this is not the case. The pressure reading from the road bike tires drops like a stone. Immediately! Tree Fort sent me another. No charge what so ever. No questions. No hassels. Problem was the next one performed exactly the same way. I returned one of the two along with a note that while I was a customer I am now an advocate of Tree Fort Bikes!
Summed up: Well made piece of equipment but only suitable for low pressure readings.
And for Tree Fort Bikes; it's all great!
Works for: MTB, Cyclocross
June 18, 2016
reviewed by: dplessas
This is another "cool tool" to have in your collection. A great gauge that is a Must Have! Very accurate, and no leaks! If you want the best.. If your a pud-knocker, pass it up. If you want the best of the best.. Then you gotta have this one...
I cannot comment on the accuracy of the gauge because I don't know which of my gauges are right and wrong! However, I can say this one gives CONSISTENT results. A notable feature of this gauge is how it holds the pressure inside the gauge after getting a reading, giving you time to remove the gauge from the tire and view the reading. Don't forget to release the pressure in the gauge before getting another reading.
Awesome little gauges. I own a couple and have bought some as gifts. The bleed function is great since you can remove the gauge then check the pressure, you don't have to worry where the stem is at. I broke the plastic face on my MTB one, but it continues to work flawlessly.
I was worried about getting accurate air pressure readings on my Presta-valved tires, as I've never had them before. All of my equipment is for Schrader valves. Anyway, this thing is great. Very easy to use, extremely accurate, and priced right. I love it!
Nice, simple, works really good.
My gripe is the one I got has a different dial face than what was shown on the website. I was about to complain but it still works so I'll let it go this time. Since I use it for the road (as well as mtb), the 100psi mark is a bit obscured but not completely unusable.
The way I use it is I push it in the valve then while it is still in, I take a reading because although it "retains" the reading if taken out, there is a small variance between "in" the valve and "off" the valve. I decided to take the reading "in" the valve. Not sure which is accurate though.
Either way, this is more accurate than what was in my floor pump which over-inflates. It may seem heavy but I think if this was lighter, I would question its durability and construction. Like my Moroso car gauge, this is a keeper.
Summed up: Dial face is different from what was advertised but it works as intended. Looks well-made.
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Likes: Tough, Easy To Use
Works for: Road, MTB, Cyclocross
June 01, 2010
reviewed by: A Guest
Only gauge I've used where a bunch of air doesn't leak out of the tire when testing. Saw it first at local bike shop, had to have one of my own! Other brands I've tried allow so much air to escape that the pressure reading is worthless. It's like, "well, you had 100 psi before you checked, now who knows because a bunch of air leaked out when you removed the gauge". This one doesn't do that! On the down side, it's a little heavy to put in your jersey for a ride, but that's no big deal. Buy one!