Rated 5 out of 5 by Pembo6 Small, light, perfect for the camelbak
Love it. It's only a very basic pump, but the quality seems good. So small and light it fits perfect in my really small camelbak. I have minimal space so that's why I got this pump. It pumps slow coz it's small. But I only use it if I get a flat while riding. I keep a larger pump in the car for top ups before a ride.
I wouldn't buy this as a main pump. But it's perfect for the backpack on the trail.
29 June 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dr00py Lightweight, punches above it's weight. Suitable back-up.
I normally use CO2 cannisters and wanted a small cheap pump to put a bit of air into the tube to make it easier to work with before inflating it with CO2. As such I wasn't concerned about it's performance and didn't expect much for less than ten Aussie dollars.
But recently I got a puncture only a few kilometers from home on a century ride and didn't want to waste a CO2 cannister so I used my Piccolo pump to get the tube as high as I needed to to get home, and when I got home and used my floor pump to check the pressure I was suprised to see that I got it up to 92 PSI with this little pump. Pretty impressive considering it's rated at having an 87 PSI maximum and I felt that I could probably have put a bit more air in.
On the downside I find that the handle can rattle a bit but that was easily fixed by stretching a small piece of old tube over the pump body under the handle. It also mounts to the seat tube via a single bottle cage screw so you might need to use a few extra washers under the other screw to have the cage perfectly horizontal with the tube. Other wise there's a risk of cracking a carbon cage if you use too much torque.
The volume of air that it pumps in each stroke is quite low but that's to be expected with a pump this small and light (compared to a floor pump for example).
Conclusion: This pump is an ideal back-up and punches above it's ten dollar price tag.
03 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SiJJ Cheap little pump
I've had this pump for just under a year, and it has been my only pump. It is really small, and as such it does take a long time to pump a tyre.
It is quite tricky to fit onto the valve, but with practice this stops being a problem. I've had no faults with mine, so I wonder if the most recent batch has had quality issues? For £6 though, you really can't go too wrong.
19 January 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous useless best way to put it
30 June 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Died at first use
This pump died on the FIRST use when the anti-return valve got blocked (no air would come out of the pump) after only a few strokes (less than 4 bars). It's small and light but definitely TOO light! Will not buy SKS pumps anymore!Fortunately CRC refunded it (thanks CRC!).
06 June 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Broken in 60 seconds!
I've been using these pumps for quite a while and although they are light and simple I would not recommend one for daily use. I lent one to a stranded cyclist one time and she broke it. I thought she was just clumbsy but I did the same thing a while later, and stone the crows I just broke a third one, being careful with it. The pump screw-on presta-schraeder adaptor breaks off at the threads. I still have one left but when (not if) it breaks I am going back to a Zefal mini pump.
24 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous quite impressive
I used this pump a few times in the last couple of weeks. This pump is tiny and I like it so far. It weighs 81g (with the frame support) which is pretty light. What I like most about it is that it seals a presta valve pretty well (although it seems compatible with schraeder as well) and it is easy to pump. It is a tiny pump hence it will only push a small volume of air with each stroke but the energy required to push is not that high. So for pros, it is light, good quality, seals well. As cons, it has a very low volume. But then again, if you want more volume it can not be that tiny and easy to carry. Can't comment on durability but five stars so far. If its durability is low I'll come back and downgrade it!
23 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Bought this little thing as replacement for my BIG aluminium topeak pump. It is verry light and does the job but it's little bit hard to pump my city tyres up to 85 psi. Highly recommended as it helped me after puncture 11 times so far.
03 January 2013