Crank Brothers Power Pump Pro Pump

1.87/5 (23 Reviews)
Weight : 120 grams MSRP : $38.49


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Product Description

Crank Brothers Power Pump Pro Alloy is a high pressure pump that is a must on the road or trail. Small enough to put in a bag, but powerful enough to get all the pressure needed.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Joe Bananas

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2012

Strengths:    Design.

Weaknesses:    Everything but design.

Bottom Line:   
Thanks god I stole this piece of crap in my local store.It doesn't worth any single cent of its crazy high price.It literally fell apart after the first try.After 250 strokes i just reached 30 PSI and yes, I took my time watching the directios video guide in the cra(p)nk brothers site.Believe me, don't buy this pump, is the worst waste of money you can do, and even if you do like me and steal it you are wasting your time.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by npoblador a Weekend Warrior from chicago, il, usa

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2010

Strengths:    Small and lightweight.

Weaknesses:    Bulkier than expected. Not sure how you can get it up to 115 PSI. Surely you don't have to get up that high.

Bottom Line:   
Not sure why you all are having problems. Push it in and twist to lock and it hangs there on its own. There's a handy Hi-volume/ High-pressure knob at the handles end and I could pump up road tires to about 80 PSI.

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Favorite Trail:   palos hills

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Bike Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn (something) stick

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Hi-Fi Carbon-stock. Orbea Mitis Ultegra and FSA carbon

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by grnslo a Weekend Warrior from San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2010

Strengths:    light, has gauge (that does not really work)

Weaknesses:    actually filling your tire with air

Bottom Line:   
A complete waste of money. This thing will not inflate more than 20 psi, and will wear you out in the process

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   lezyne, blackburn, specialized

Bike Setup:   Bionicon Golden Willow, XT/XTR, Crank Bros iodine wheels, Formula discs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rumlan a Weekend Warrior from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2010

Strengths:    Small, Light weight, Compact, Psi gauge

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I'm surprised to see such bad reviews for this pump. Mine works perfectly seals great and the gauge works as well. I used this at home when I first received it to test it out and have fixed two flats in the bush with this pump now with no complaints.

Some people complaining about low air volume as a weakness but it's a compact lightweight pump... It's not as efficient as a larger pump obviously, but from my experience this pump performs great and does exactly what it was designed to do perfectly.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   '10 Trek Remedy

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by thorn a Weekend Warrior from Czech Republic

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2009

Strengths:    nice, space saving, sturdy and most works

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
I think it would not be sold in the U.S.. Then gets too bad reviews. just use the contents of the skull.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Prague

Similar Products Used:   not compare with what


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by BMAR325 a Weekend Warrior from Ontario,Ca

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2009

Strengths:    It's small and light weight

Weaknesses:    Does not work. waste of money. worst Mtn bike accessory purchase I have ever made

Bottom Line:   
Waste of money.

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Favorite Trail:   Webb Canyon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Incycle

Similar Products Used:   Topeak

Bike Setup:   Versus Blitz

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mik murray a Cross Country Rider from kendal, uk

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2009

Strengths:    none-- apart from the metal bits which went to the recycle centre

Weaknesses:    would not seal or sit on valve and when it did would only half fiil the tyre before falling off, VERY annoying

Bottom Line:   
looks solid feels solid but its all steriods and has nothin to blow. DO NOT BUY

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Favorite Trail:   Blair Atholl- north east Glen Tilt and beyond

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   blackburn,Lezyne Micro Floordrive HV Pump

Bike Setup:   cromo-steel rigid rockhopper, deore, rigida rims,flyer saddle. solid cheap dependalbe and 10yrs old

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tokyochris a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2009

Strengths:    Looks good, feels sturdy, compact.

Weaknesses:    Very difficult to get it to seal on valves, takes ages to inflate tyre - thats providing you succeed in getting it to work.

Bottom Line:   
Do not even think about buying this pump unless you don't mind being stranded.

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Favorite Trail:   South Downs Way

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Wiggle online store

Similar Products Used:   Top peak

Bike Setup:   Dawes 1.8

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by cornonthecobra a Weekend Warrior from Sweden

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2009

Strengths:    Good workout. Some air comes out. Compact. Looks good - as with most Crank Bros stuff IMHO.

Weaknesses:    Everything else. I can get to 40PSI when the guage is working. The guage only reads when pumping presta valves on mine. Takes forever to fill anything, reverted to my $10 zefal pump.

Bottom Line:   
As I'm slowly finding out, the lower end of Crank Bros' product range (i.e. not $100 pedals and adjustable seatposts) is of very low quality. Style over substance (just like their lower-end rusty pedals with awful bearings).

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   REI, Berkeley CA

Similar Products Used:   Various $5 - $10 pumps.

Bike Setup:   XT hubs + XM819 UST + Kenda Nevegal 2.1

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by DarkStarPT a Weekend Warrior from Calgary,Alberta

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2009

Strengths:    Light weight. Does quickly fill tire to 20 psi.

Weaknesses:    Hard to get a seal. Will not pump past 25-30 psi. Arms will fall off before then.

Bottom Line:   
Maybe all compact pumps can only pump 30 psi. Im not sure. But this one will wear you out trying to fill a tire. So if your already breathing heavy during a ride and have to fix a flat. This will set you over the edge. Hard to keep the seal on the pump and very hard to pump. No way it will do 115 psi like it says. 30 psi MAX.

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Favorite Trail:   Canmore

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   WipeOut Red Deer

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Rize 3

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mcfish a Racer from Missoula,MT

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2009

Strengths:    Looks cool, looks like it should work.

Weaknesses:    Simply does not work at all, can only acheive about 30lbs pressure after using for several minutes. The biggest disappointment and poorest bike product I've ever purchased. DON'T BUY THIS PUMP, IT SUCKS BIG TIME!!!
And it's too heavy for a mini-pump.


Bottom Line:   
Buy something else, or you'll ride home on a flat!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn mini-pumps, Performance brand mini-pumps. Not the greatest, but they work!


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by sk8dad a Cross Country Rider from Fremont, CA

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2009

Strengths:    Bomb proof construction. Built-in gauge. Instant switch presta and shraeder head. High volume vs high pressure switch.

Weaknesses:    The screw cap valve heads. On my trials rig with it's 2.4" wide shraeder tires, it's nearly impossible to get the head seated far enough on the valve and the screw cap threaded tightly enough to prevent leaks! Also the bulty head prevents the pump's usage in tight places (like my kid's 12" rear wheel). It's damn heavy for those of you who care.

Bottom Line:   
Nice concept, imcompletely executed, and probably not test a lot in the field.

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Favorite Trail:   Skeggs Point

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Various Topeak pumps, and the new (AWESOME) Lezyne Pressure Driver.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper FSR w/ Rockshock Reba Race.
Czar stock trials bike w/ FFW setup.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by waynohh a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2009

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Pressure guage doesn't work. Presta side doesn't work. Can't get over 30psi - which is only a guess of course because no guage! Not enough pressure to seat tire beads on rims, so completely useless when putting (back) on tires.

Bottom Line:   
I'd rather flush money down the toilet.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Power Pump Alloy

Bike Setup:   2005 Giant NRS 1, Mavic 819, Maxxis Crossmark, Hayes HFX-9, Derore XT, Race Face Evolve, Reba Race, Fox Float R, etc.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chrisy9001 a Downhiller from Phoenix, Arizona, US

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2008

Strengths:    The pump is very sturdy. The aluminum barrel is of very high quality and so are the internal seals of the pump. Also, it looks really good.

Weaknesses:    The pump's rubber seals for both the presta and Schrader valves leak air while pumping. However, I sent an email to Crank Brothers and they sent me another set of rubber seals. The warranty for these pumps is amazing, as Crank Brothers will send you any part for this pump, free of charge.

One thing I can say about this pump is that it is really hard to pump alot of air into the tires. The pump hurts your hand alot while using it. It's almost like getting a workout for your forehands.


Bottom Line:   
This pump is expensive. However, the warranty and service from Crank Brothers is excellent. They will send you any part you need for this pump, free of charge, so that is something you won't get with other manufacturers. However, it is very hard to put alot of air into your tires with this pump, but it is good for emergencies when you have nothing else to use. Other than that, if you are using this for home use, get a floor pump instead.

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Favorite Trail:   South Mountain

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Sport Chalet

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn Air Stick
Planet Bike Airship


Bike Setup:   I have three bikes, so I am too lazy to write. lol

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by BrentP a Cross Country Rider from Calgary

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2008

Strengths:    Coolest looking micro-pump on the planet.
Built in gauge (the reason I retired my previous pump and got this one)


Weaknesses:    Works like crap. Had a flat on the weekend and two of us pumped for 10 minutes straight (had to switch off) and it barely reached 30 psi (too little for my weight).

Bottom Line:   
I don't know if I got a defective pump, but mine simply doesn't work. I'm taking it back to the shop to see if there's a problem with it and whether the others they have will work any better. Bummer, because it's tiny, light, and very cool looking.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything in K-Country

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   Zefal and Planet Bike micro-pumps.


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silly Q's on CrankBro Power Pump Pro

I just picked up a Power Pump Pro, and have some silly questions. When connecting the pump to the valve... If I don't insert the valve far enough, it's not engaging (no psi reading), of course. But, if I insert the valve too far(?), the air starts rushing out of the tube, before I get to turn t ... Read More »

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