Cannondale Mini Pump Pump

2.38/5 (53 Reviews)
MSRP : $20.00


Product Description

Cannondale MG301 Mini Pump


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by joe from ny

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2001

Strengths:    always worked, got me home many times, has gauge, small size

Weaknesses:    arm and elbow are slightly sore after pumping 26 x 1.9 to 50 psi

Bottom Line:   
This product saved me from walking home countless times, it is easily rebuildable and cleanable. It is small and unobtrusive on the frame. Considering my cost, it is a good deal.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   cannondale f700

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chris Vallo a Weekend Warrior from Ossining

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2001

Strengths:    Well it was free...and it looks kinda cool

Weaknesses:    Um, doesn't like to compress air in a controlled manner to pressurize an inner tube.

Bottom Line:   
My 3 year old son thinks it makes a wicked toy Pump Shotty and I will no miss it one bit.
On the plus side the mount for it holds my snake light nicely for nite time riding for about $30...

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Favorite Trail:   Blue Mountian

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Trade

Similar Products Used:   $5 Foot pump from K-Mart

Bike Setup:   1996 Super V, Spinergy Rev-X, Magura Lites and whatever else was lying around an ex-Cannondale Team rider's house

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Cross Country Rider from London

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2000

Strengths:    Extremely durable
Quite cheap


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Unlike many of the other reviewers, I have had extremely good experiences with this pump. Have had it for over a year and have taken it touring in Patagonia (mud, gravel roads, huge amounts of dust) and Africa and the thing is still working fine. I keep expecting it to pack in from the environmental exposure, but it is still going strong. Dust cap came off in Patagonia and replaced it with a bit of duct tape... that's about it.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   2 Zefal pumps (both utterly useless)

Bike Setup:   Cannondale FS

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick Butcher a Weekend Warrior from Cardiff, Wales, UK

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2000

Strengths:    It pumps up tyres
It's small & light
You don't need a user's manual


Weaknesses:    Doesn't seem to work for people with diminished intelligence.

Bottom Line:   
I posted nearly 3 years ago with 4 chillis, this time I'm giving 5 on both counts. This thing still takes pride of place in my emergency toolkit and it's never let me down. When I've lent it to other people, they've always commented on how good it is.
If others are concerned about how long it takes to pump up a tyre they should carry a big stirrup pump around with them. This thing is for road/trailside repairs.
Hint to other users who can't seem to understand the mechanics of this thing: keep your f***ing hand off the hole at the top (it lets the air in and out)

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Bicycle Pumps

Bike Setup:   I set it up in my garage

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by jelloman a Weekend Warrior from College Station

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2000

Bottom Line:   
posted a prior review further down the list - to those who say this pump is not so bad probably haven't tried other pumps - i got a blackburn mammoth as a replacement and it is awesome for such a small pump! the cannondale broke right away!

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Favorite Trail:   
dirt ones with hills

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
blackburn mammoth



Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Preach a Weekend Warrior from Fort Worth TEXAS

Date Reviewed: November 11, 1999

Strengths:    
none


Weaknesses:    
doesn't put air in tire


Bottom Line:   
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the idea of a pump is to put air in the tube. Not only couldn't I get the C-dale pump to work well, I had to replace at least one tube because of it. Also bought a C-dale floor pump which worked just as well. Sold the floor pump for $5 and gave away the minipump. Got a Joe Blow and it rocks. Haven't used the einstein much but it works 1000 times better. Running presta valves.

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Favorite Trail:   
the next one

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Einstein


Bike Setup:   
'99 Klein Attitude Comp (stock)

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Staffan Nilsson a Weekend Warrior from Stockholm

Date Reviewed: July 27, 1999

Strengths:    
None


Weaknesses:    
Weak, doesn´t puch enough air. Expensive.


Bottom Line:   
Not even worth bringing out on your trail. Borrow your friends pump instead.

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
Mt. Zefal and others.


Bike Setup:   
Car-valve innertubes.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by androu morgan a Weekend Warrior from Portland OR

Date Reviewed: July 20, 1999

Strengths:    
Looks great, especially with the little gauge (which is why i bought it)


Weaknesses:    
Just doesn't work


Bottom Line:   
I found this pump to be difficult to use for all the reasons stated in the other reviews: strange angle on the air outlet, inaccurate gauge, pump head doesn't connect to the valve (schrader)very well. I discovered the trick of tweaking the screw knob on the pump end but serously, this pump is way to much trouble. I had all these complaints before reading the other reviews here and I'm glad it isn't just me being stupid. this pump sucks.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
I've used small pumps before. can't remember what they are but they worked fine.



Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from MA

Date Reviewed: July 17, 1999

Strengths:    
size


Weaknesses:    
frame bracket


Bottom Line:   
This pump is not half as bad as all these people say it is. If you're careful with it, it won't bend your presta's and it will pump up your tires if know how to use it. Of course, the guage is mostly decoration and the little frame bracket drops the pump almost everyday. Bottom line, most of these reviews are from people who don't know how to use the pump.

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Favorite Trail:   
Foxboro

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
none


Bike Setup:   
Klein Pulse Race

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by dan dare a Downhiller from goood `ol blighty

Date Reviewed: July 14, 1999

Strengths:    
good when its not broken


Weaknesses:    
too much brittle plastic


Bottom Line:   
the pump worked fine until i got i puncture 27 miles from home so out came the pump as i tried to pump air i realised that noyhing was coming out, then i noticed the plastic/rubber piece inside the handle had snapped in half meaning `no phat air for me tires` so it was a long walk...gutted

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Favorite Trail:   
anything that goes down

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
blackburn,specialized,you name it ive tried it


Bike Setup:   
haro dual slalom

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by tl a Cross-Country Rider from overland park,kansas

Date Reviewed: March 31, 1999

Strengths:    
The pump itsuelf is a quality product. I like the double action, and compact size.


Weaknesses:    
Takes 75-100 pumps to fill a deflated tire and the mounting clamp is junk. My pumps new home is somewhere along shawne mission's trail.


Bottom Line:   
Excelent high quality pump with a junk clamp.

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years


Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Joel a Weekend Warrior from College Station

Date Reviewed: March 22, 1999

Bottom Line:   
This pump broke on me after just 4 or 5 days of use - the plastic around the clamp broke, so when i tried to lock the pump onto the valve, it wouldn't stay down and air would leak out - this product stinks - at least it happened within the first week i bought it so i can return it.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by M. Moore a cross-country rider from Germany

Date Reviewed: January 25, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I have found this to be a great pump for the trail. It is easy to use and inflates quickly. During cross-country races cbviously CO2 cartridges are quicker, but they ain't cheap. For day-to-day use this pump works fine. I have had nothing but great experiences with Cannondale, from the four bikes to all the gear I've had, it has all been top-notch stuff. The one time I've had a warranty item, simply a broken zipper, they fixed it quickly and cheerfully. They are a quality company and stand by their products!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Sandmel a racer from Turner, OR

Date Reviewed: January 20, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I love this pump my friend bought one just before I did and both of ours work great. The first time I used it I knew it would be a great pump the gauge works and the tilting handle end helps a lot. one complant after pumping for a long time the pump gets very very hot but what mini pump dose'nt

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Hunter a cross-country rider from salem,Oregon

Date Reviewed: January 19, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I love this pump at first it gave me a little trouble but after that it works better than any pump I have ever owned even my floor pump. Good job C-Dale.
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