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good standard of portable pump
on 23 August 2013
there are much better tyre pumps, but these will be full size... the kind you'd have in the shed/garage, and not easy to carry on a ride.
when asking various bike-shop assistants many tried to tell me it's too big to carry about ?!?!?
it's not even 30cm in length !!
it'll happily fit the length of most rucksack / camelbacs.
but even if it doesn't, the pump comes with the attachment to connect to the frame of your bike.
the range of the pump allows a good amount of air with each push, making filling the inner tube fairly quick whilst out on the trail, which is important when it's heavily raining.
the gauge is analogue as opposed to some of the newer digital models, so it might not be as accurate.
but once the needle gets close to the desired pressure, slow down your pumping, and the needle becomes easier to read, making it a slightly more accurate pressure read.
I've used this pump many times, and even stopped to help out fellow cyclists with punctures, they were also impressed as it was quicker than the tiny little pumps they carried themselves.
smaller and neater is not always a better choice for a portable pump. this is what you need !!