Blackburn Shorty Comp Pump

3.54/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $25.00


Product Description

Half the size, twice the air! This is the little pump that could. Bomb-proof aluminum, high-impact construction and reinforced plastic parts embrace the rigors of the trail. Oversized barrel pumps to 90 psi and fills tires fast. Fits both Presta and Shrader valves with easy conversion. Integrated mud/dust cap keeps grime out of pump; disassembles easily for cleaning and maintenance. Includes side clip to store pump on bike.


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2013

Strengths:    Extremely Reliable. Easy to use & service.

Weaknesses:    When at upper limit of pressure threshold it can be hard work to get that last Psi into the tube but who runs Rock hard tyres anyway

Bottom Line:   
Have owned this Pump 1997. Has not failed me, still going strong. Cannot for the life of me figure out why some people have had problems with this pump its basic to use and sturdy as hell.
The Bracket is also very sturdy as it too has lasted since 1997 n therefore been used, abused n crashed many times over!
Its outlasted 5 bikes!
Just Bought a rebuild kit for it as the Rubber jobby that grips the tube valve has started to perish

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by simon a Cross Country Rider from Guildford

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2011

Strengths:    It hasn't broken after much use and pumps quite quickly

Bottom Line:   
I don't think the pump is available anymore, which is a shame as I'm not sure if Blackburn's current models are as good. But if you have one, right now in the UK you can get a rebuild kit for it (Blackburn Pump Rebuild Kit - PRK3) for just two pounds from chain reaction cycles

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=16862

I got one and rebuilt my pump so hopefully it's as good as new now and will last another 7 years !

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Favorite Trail:   Afan

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   can't remember


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2008

Strengths:    Long lasting. Durable. Capable of both schrader and presta valves. Lightweight.

Bottom Line:   
I've been using this pump religiously for the last 9 years and it hasn't failed me yet. The action is smooth and delivers air with every pump. The only issue i've had is the rubber piece which allows you to switch from presta to schrader, or vice versa, no longer comes out. Luckily I only need it for presta valves. I highly recommend this product and the Blackburn brand.

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Favorite Trail:   Singletrack

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Scene in 1999

Similar Products Used:   Topeak garbage

Bike Setup:   it's been used on numerous bikes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael from Houston, TX USA

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2006

Strengths:    Small, lightweight, very durable

Weaknesses:    Mounts to frame on waterbottle holder screws and sticks out to the side. This leaves the possibility to have a waterbottle also, but I use a Camelbak. I wish it would line up with the bottom tube. Also, I had a minor wreck at night on the trail and it broke the holder (lost my pump)...going to buy another Blackburn, either a Shorty or a Mountain Air.

Bottom Line:   
Great pump! Sometimes it is stated that the short action doesn't pump the tube up fast enough. I can pump up both of my tires (from flat) in under 2 mins. Other pumps might do it faster but the size is more than worth the trade off.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by james senior a Weekend Warrior from uk

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2006

Strengths:    small

Weaknesses:    the little plastic valve thing inside broke with in a month, I have never used it since until last week when I got a replacement and now it leeks air from the bottom of the pump, useless thing


Bottom Line:   
i loved the size of it but was let down completely

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Favorite Trail:   glen tress red route

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   hardesty cysles

Similar Products Used:   specialized air force 4

Bike Setup:   specialized enduro elite 05

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bill Coulam a Cross Country Rider from Houston

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2006

Strengths:    Light, small, durable

Weaknesses:    Thumb lock is really hard to get leverage under to lock in place. But then again, I have wimpy fingers like a 12 yr old girl.

Bottom Line:   
Have ridden with this in my camelbak for the last 6 years everywhere. It has always come through for me. It is only recently as I've switched back and forth between Presta and Schraeder that I've cut up the little rubber gasket and broken a little piece off the plastic valve insert. So it is time for a new one.

But it usually didn't take more than 60 to 120 pumps to get a tire on the road again, depending of level of deflation.

I mainly wanted size and durability, and that's what I got.

Five flaming chilies!

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Favorite Trail:   Mammoth Pass, CO

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Green Mountain Sports

Similar Products Used:   Zefal, Performance mini pumps

Bike Setup:   Do you really care when reading about a pump? ($3000 worth of custom frame and parts)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Doug a Cross Country Rider from Park City, UT

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2004

Strengths:    Very Durable, pumps both schrader and presta valves, small size.

Bottom Line:   
I also dont know what the poor reviews are about. This pump is durable, light, and easy to use. It is made of quality parts and has treated me well. I have not had to walk because of this pump. It does take a little while to fully inflate a tire, but no different than other small pumps. I do not use the frame clip so I cannot attest to its durability, but the pump itself is great.

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Favorite Trail:   Wasatch Crest Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Jans Mountain Outfitters


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dirk Diggler a Cross Country Rider from Middle of California

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2004

Strengths:    durable, very durable

Weaknesses:    adds a little xtra weight to the bike

Bottom Line:   
i don't understand what some of the folks down below are talking about... if you have problems with this pump you probably should take the ENTIRE bike down to the LBS and have them put air in your tires for you.

i have used this pump as my main pump for around 5 years if i remember correctly, maybe more, and i haven't had a problem with it, definately more durable than anything fully plastic out there and i have no trouble reaching 60 psi what so ever.... if you can still find one of these little fat dudes pick it up.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   dont even remember

Similar Products Used:   probably mt zefel stuff

Bike Setup:   it matters for a pump?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Graham a Weekend Warrior from Madison, OH, U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2004

Strengths:    Small, Large air chamber, Good Grip, Cool Looking.

Weaknesses:    Hard to Change from different Valves.

Bottom Line:   
Sweet Pump I haven't had a problem with it, works Great.
It's hard to change for different valves but then I only use one kind So theres no Problem.

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Favorite Trail:   My Secret one

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Dicks

Similar Products Used:   Can't Recall.

Bike Setup:   XTR, Avid Mechanicle, Psylo Race, Kona Stinky, Free-ride junk.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Annandale

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2003

Strengths:    Pump worked fine. Liked the compact size.

Weaknesses:    Cheap plastic mount bracket for it.

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for my pump today and noticed that the
bracket that attached it to the bike is broken - and the pump is gone. I have no idea when that happened - never crashed or anything! If you get this pump, make sure you
wrap a velcro strip around the bike frame, and don't just rely on the strap through the crappy bracket!

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Favorite Trail:   Wakefield

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Performance

Bike Setup:   Proflex 856

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by scott a Cross Country Rider from park city, ut

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2002

Strengths:    looks good

Weaknesses:    got a flat on the trail and could not get the stem on the pump to save my life
had another rider try and he couldnt get it on


Bottom Line:   
if you like to walk
then this is the pump for you
not worth the bomb proof aluminum that it made from

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Favorite Trail:   glenwood loop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   jans mountain outfitter

Bike Setup:   kona manomano

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tony from Ludlow

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2002

Strengths:    Compact, light weightworks on presta and schraeder valves(supposedly), can be easily taken apart to clean/repair

Weaknesses:    weak plastic and rubber parts inside

Bottom Line:   
Don't bother setting it up for presta valves, it just wont work and you'll be pushing your bike home. I did get about 3 uses out of it for shrader valves, but the rubber grommet in the pump got all cut up and would catch on the valve stem, the plastic pin inside bent to the side, and the plastic push-rod inside wore a groove from the locking mechanism, making it unusable. This pump is good for maybe 2 emergency uses, otherwise its junk.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose pump

Bike Setup:   Trek 6500 stock setup

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kazman a Cross Country Rider from USA

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2002

Strengths:    Small...looks good...not bulky..safe.
Fits both presta and shredder valves.


Weaknesses:    A little tough to use at first. At times it doesnt go on all the way, so time is wasted. Takes about 1-2 min to pump up a flat.

Bottom Line:   
Worth the 30 bucks...and you can probably find it at a cheaper price. It really is better for fine adjustments, so dont use it as your main pump, only for the trails.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel 80

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