Essential for cyclists, bike pumps will save you from losing that edge in your ride. Tyres will lose some pressure post-ride, especially the rear tyre as all of your weight is resting on it. Although you might not notice this loss every time you ride, after a few rides, a little top-up doesn't hurt. A quick pump up pre-ride will keep your bike in tip-top condition and help you to get the most out of your session.
From sturdy track pumps to compact mini-pumps, the size of the pump you choose will determine where you can take it and how fast you can pump up your tyres. A large track pump will be most suited to a full secure pump-up before a long, as it can get multiple bikes done in half the time of smaller pumps. For on-the-road air however, a mini-pump will slot into your saddle bag or jersey pocket.