Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Heavy but pumps ok
You could say I have a love/hate relationship with this.
It's big, heavy and ugly, but does the job well.
I have used this for about a year with my 29er which takes a bit more air volume than a 26 inch tyre. I have been caught out previously with useless mini-pumps that attach directly to the valve. This one has a long flexible rubber hose that attaches to the valve.
It's a bit like a transformer action figure in that everything needs to unfold before you can use it - the foot peg, the handle, the hose and the gauge.
- Pumps up a 29er tyre fast (I run about 38-40 psi)
- Long flexible rubber hose
- Comfortable handle
- Heavy and large. Takes up a lot of frame space
- The head rubber (part that attaches to the valve) wore out quickly resulting in not being able to achieve full pressure. It's a low cost spare part though.
- Gauge stopped working properly - still measures pressure but only when you have compressed the air in the pump
- Footpeg breaks off too easily.
If I could find a lighter alternative I would get it. However so far I haven't found anything that pumps as well as this. My riding buddies like using it instead of their useless mini-pumps. So I'm the mug who has to carry this thing around!
I would rate it about 3.5 stars out of 5.
04 June 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Порочная конструкция
Ломкая конструкция. Дело в чем: когда снимаешь головку с ниппеля (а для этого надо приличное усилие), рука сама ложится на манометр, он как будто специально сделан, чтоб за него хвататься. Вот тут-то и поджидает засада: корпус манометра хрусь-хрусь пополам очень даже легко. А дальше все потроха под давлением выстреливаются наружу.
У меня не конкретно этот насос, но очень похожий. Сломал в первый же день. Починить можно, законопатив наглухо дыру, но это будет уже насос без манометра.
24 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Fantastic
This is by far the best pump I currently own. I use this now instead of a track pump as it gets up to 100psi easily. It fits easily onto the bike as well as in my backpack. I live in Hertfordshire and the roads are rubbish so I get lots of punctures and therefore gets lots of use. It has decreased my puncture repair time and also puncture repair stress.
15 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great!
I've had this pump with me on every ride for the last two years, it's great! It works with both Presta and Schrader valves.
Being able to use it as a floor pump is just so much easier, inflates a tire in no time.
The hose partly hides away inside the handle which in turn snaps on to the pump itself. Neat :)
16 June 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellente pompe
Pour une pompe, c'est une vraie pompe, puissante, efficace. On obtient très facilement la pression souhaitée sans forcer. Le petit tuyau est pratique pour ne pas détériorer la valve et le levier bloque très bien l'embout. Il suffit de retourner la pièce intérieure pour avoir l'embout adapté à la valve. J'ai d'autres mini-pompes mais celle-ci gonfle très efficacement, c'est tout ce qu'on demande à une pompe.
07 April 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Good pump after you understand it!
Got this product to day. Having had Topeak products in the past though it was going to be excellent. It
isn t too bad and does work fairly well with just a few pumps to get your tyres pumped up to the right psi. It pumps up well to rock hard tyres, around 130 psi i m guessing. It took me a while to figure out how to switch from Schrader to Presta value, partly because i couldn t get the rubber part out at first, so as to then reverse the rubber part with the plastic part. Eventually after 30 mins i got the correct fitting and pumped up my tyres really well! I did have to use YouTube to get some video help with explaining it all. It is very lightweight and a good pump to have on a long road journey and works well overall.
I would say it is a good decent pump but i thought it the instructions could ve be better.
(ps i can t get the bayonet handle full down just now)
08 February 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous used it brill
finally had to use it last week this pump is great yes it takes a bit longer to inflate than track pump but the fact is you can stand it on floor and use the little flip out bit and get some real pressure in there with out getting reppetative strain injury. Some thing I also thought was cool the head that attaches to valve actually slides down the hose and gives you just that little bit more hose .!!!!!!!!
12 November 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous A gripe
Had this pump for about 6 months now and I was very happy with it, but today I was inflating a wheel on a friends bike and expounding the greatness of this device. The head jammed tight on the valve and when I attempted to remove, the plastic just snapped. I have tried several glues but none will hold on this type of plastic. What a big disappointment as up to now, I thought this pump was the best thing since the sliced pan. If I can get a replacement part, I should be happy to expound the benefits of this pump again but so far, I have had no success.
14 June 2011