4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good pump - Just needs getting used to,
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This review is from: Beto Mini Pump CMP-008 - 2 Way Alloy RVS Head With Gauge (Sports)
I should start off by saying I'm not actually sure I like this pump! But it's getting 5 stars because I think it works exactly the way it's supposed to. I think some of the negative reviews are from some people not understanding the type of pump it is.
This pump pushes air into the tyre during the pulling action as well as the pushing action. This should mean half the work but in practice it means the pulling action is quite difficult. This means you can't get into your stride as you can with normal pumps - You can't get into a 100-pumps-a-minute thing you can usually. It just has to be slow and controlled. That doesn't make it a bad pump - It just feels like you are going slow when in reality it's probably working just as good because the pulling action is also filling the tube with air.
One thing I'd really liked to have seen with this pump - and all bicycle pumps - is a hole somewhere you could put cable lock through (Doesn't have to be a big hole just big enough for a Master Retractable Lock or similar or fit) so that I could leave the pump in its holder on the bike. As it is any holder seems pointless since a nice looking pump like this'll end up having to put in your bag anyway when you leave the bike.