I can attest to the functionality of the glow in the dark face. I purchased the 30 psi model and when it arrived I "charged" the face by shining a maglite on it, and it was easily readable for 15 minutes in a dark room. I stopped checking after 15 min as I thought 15 min of readability was more then enough and didn't feel the need to test further. I'm more than happy with my 30 psi gauge so much so that I'm getting the 60 psi model for my other vehicles.
On a side note, remember to buy a gauge that reads approximately double the expected reading. So if you inflate your tires to 15 psi (my dirt bike) get a gauge that reads to 30 psi as mechanical gauges are most accurate at half the maximum value displayed on the face or in this case 15 psi.
ANSI B40 recommends that the operating pressure occurs in the middle half (20 to 75%) of the maximum value marked on the face so for a 30 psi gauge, 6 - 22.5 psi. is where this gauge will be most useful.
I am a die hard dirtbiker and generally never hesitate to fill the garage with useless trinkets of questionable value regardless of price. For some reason, however, I never dropped the hammer on a quality air gauge. I recently switched to Tubliss tires for my bikes and they require a very accurate low pressure reading to get the most from your tires. The $1 gauge I had laying around just was not cutting it.
At a recent group ride, a buddy pulled out a Joe's Racing gauge for me to check my air pressure as my trials tire is very happy in the 6-8 psi range. Using my wife's cheapy digital from her car, I THOUGHT I had 8 psi in there. wrong, try 14 psi! I then realized I needed a nice gauge and the Joe's was it.
Well made and GASP made in the USA! It just flat out feels like a quality tool...not something cheap you settle on from China-mart. The best thing is that they make gauges for many different ranges, so I have two now to cover my bikes and another to manage...
Excellent product with Super accurate reading. Be sure to buy a pressure gauge that will allow you to read in the middle of the zone. I run 13 pounds in my Honda CRF 230F motorcycle and this 30 pound gauge is perfect. I would prefer to get the one that HOLDS the reading but I found it is not that inconvenient to read it while it is being used. The one that holds the pressure reading costs 2x as much so it was not worth it to spend the extra $25 to get that feature. For my motorcycle, I found that the brass fitting works much better than the stainless fitting. It comes with both fittings. Sturdy, well Built and a wonderful tool. Note: This model does not hold the pressure reading after removing it from the tire. The gauge that holds the pressure reading costs a lot more but it's OK, this one works excellent and the price is very reasonable for the excellent quality.
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