Rated 4 out of 5 Solid track pump, easy to fit & remove
The pump is solid, and easy to use.
The screw fitting isn't something I've used before but it is really easy and works really well to inflate Presta valves without losing pressure when you remove the pump. I recommend this feature particularly.
The barrell feels a little lose from time to time, but it never loses presure or comes close to feeling aas though it's any sort of problem.
The stand is excellent and tough even on gravel.
The readout is great for PSI, but not so good for Bar the dial for which suffers a lack of markings so if you prefer to use BAr this will quickly frustrate you.
The schreder fitting is easy as well - simply turn the adapter round and carry on as before.
10 April 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Lovely bit of kit
I did the usual, read a lot of reviews in an attempt to gauge best value for money and performance and they all seem to lead to this one. I was rather impressed on arrival nice solid build not to heavy but felt sturdy enough to last. When I've been using it the ABS valve is really handy and the fact it screws onto your valve rather than clamps onto it. Just means theres mono chance of bending your inner tube valve. The air cylinder doesn't contain as much air as you may think when you press the handle down. But only takes a couple more pumps. Overall happy with my purchase and hopefully it'll last a long time.
02 August 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Poor long term reliability
I've had this pump for 2 years. It has been fine but has now just stopped working. I could pump air in but the pump refused to draw out - a bit like holding your finger over the end of a syringe while trying to pull the plunger out. I took the pump apart but there is no way to reach the stuck part.
It's now in the recycling bin which is dreadful for a £50+ pump. I'm now using a £10 Halfords foot pump. Maybe I'll try a Silca pump but to be honest with you the £10 foot pump works better than most.
01 August 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous A pump for a lifetime...
I purchased this pump about 6 months ago, with the the view of buying a pump that will last many years, after using cheaper plasticky pumps that fall apart after 6-12 months. This pump is beautifully crafted, with a large dial, wooden handle and a very long hose that can reach the valve when a bike is in a work stand. Pumping a tyre to 120psi is a breeze, and even going on to 160psi takes little effort. I have only experienced Malc's issue a couple of times, but this is usually due to old tubes, so I just tighten the valve core, and most of my tubes don't have removable cores, so isn't a problem. I would highly recommend this pump to anyone after something that will last a long time, work perfectly, and bring a little bit of bling to your garage!
03 January 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent pump
I did a lot of research on pumps from all the main brands before I bought this pump. I didn't want to buy a pump to find out it was bad and have to buy another one. I read a lot of reviews on Amazon and out of 30 reviews this had 27 five star reviews and 2 four star reviews. Compare that to Topeak JoeBlow Max II which only had half of the reviews being 5 star.
The pump comes with a flip thread chuck which can be flipped over for either presta or shrader and screwed on to the valve which creates an airtight fit. You really feel like 100% of the air that you pump is going in to the tyre and it pumps up very quickly. The chuck has a button on it which releases pressure which closes the presta valve before you unscrew it. It also comes with a slip chuck for presta valves that just slips on. The whole pump is made out of solid alloy steel except for the wooden handles. When storing, the hose goes over the top and hooks on (not screw on) to the base which slight tension in the rubber hose (works with the slip chuck or thread chuck attached). I got the red one and it looks fantastic. I think that this company is probably making the best pumps at the moment, the only one I could find that comes with a screw on chuck, and they're a high quality german engineered company. I recommend this pump over the high volume dirt drive version unless you are only going to be pumping tyres that are rated below 70psi which is that pumps limit, as this one would still pump fat tyres relatively quickly (I used it on a hybrid and it was fast to pump). Also, before using this pump I was just using a very low quality hand pump, and now with the ease of getting my tyres to a higher psi, I was at least 10% faster on my bike ride.
To correct another reviewer 'malc', said they had a problem with removable presta valves becoming unscrewed. Well if that is a problem then, in the instructions it says you can use a thread locker 'Loctite' to secure the valve in place or search on here for 'thread locker' and you will find another one (maybe super glue would also work). Also it comes with the slip chuck for free and no spare O rings so it should last a long time and you can also get spares.
31 December 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Beautiful
Very high quality build, both looks and feels very solid and classy. Scale goes up all the way to 15 bar / 220 psi. Very easy to fill my road-tires all the way to 10 bar. I don't recognize the valve problem that Malc is talking about, sure it has happen maybe 2 or 3 times, but out of a couple of hundred times that isn't a non-issue for me.
I would gladly recommend it to any friend looking for a high-quality, good looking floor pump.
22 October 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Not for presta valves
I bought this as a replacement for a Joe Blow that my wife left behind at a B and B. It arrived a day before we went to France for a sportiv and didn't get used until the morning of the ride. Screw the chuck onto the valve, pump the tyre, remove the chuck and the valve core came out as well. Tried again and again then used a CO2 inflator. I've tried it on tubes from just about every maker and it removes the valve cores every time. I bought the slip chuck adaptor to try and solve this, which it does, but any product that is supplied with 6 spare O rings has to be a bit suspect. As expected the O rings don't last too long.
I believe it's fine on schrader valves but definitely something to avoid otherwise.
07 December 2010
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