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Giant Control Mini 3 Pump

4/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • 6000 Series alloy construction
  • Reversible Presta and Schrader compatibility
  • Thumb lock lever secures valve during use
  • Folding ergonomic T-handle

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alec

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2012

Strengths:    Does schrader no probs at all. Might take a wee while but lightweight and brilliant for the backpack

Weaknesses:    Just try doing presta with it. It's blooming useless.

Bottom Line:   
Brilliant for schrader only. Avoid if you want a dual pump.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kjmillig a Weekend Warrior from Tainan City, Taiwan

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2010

Strengths:    Small, light weight, compact, ease of locking to the stem.

Weaknesses:    Not as quick as I'd like, but only an air compressor will do that.

Bottom Line:   
I've never used a mini pump before, but I'm glad I bought this one. It's easy to carry, does the job it's intended for, and, so far, does it well.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   My local Giant deale

Similar Products Used:   Zefal full length frame pump.

Bike Setup:   Front suspended commuter, light offroad Giant CS 800.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Natedogz a Cross Country Rider from NorCal

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2009

Strengths:    Compact, lightweight, efficient, comfortable handle, and the handle folds and securely locks the pump closed so it fits in my Camelbak easily and stays compact. Durable, been in my pack through several good crashes and still works fine.

Weaknesses:    Could be a little faster to air 29er tires to full pressure after changing tubes on the trail...but that would make it a larger/heavier pump thus defeating some of it's benefits. Not a big deal, still pumps up fine....just nit-picking.

Bottom Line:   
Great pump, especially for the money!!! Lighter weight than my Innovations Ultraflate Plus with just one CO2 cartridge (and I used to carry 4 cartridges.) CO2 barely gets 29er tire up to riding pressure and can only carry so many cartridges. If you get a slow leaker, or you and your buddies get a couple flats on a ride, a pump is alot better than any CO2 inlfater!!! Pump locks on to the valve stem quickly and easily, inflates pretty quickly from fully flat to riding pressure. Comfortable folding handle locks the pump rod in and tightly to the pump body. Buy this pump! :)

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Favorite Trail:   singletrack

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   College Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn Mountain Air (another good compact hand pump) and Genuine Innovations Ultraflate Plus (CO2 inflator.)

Bike Setup:   2008 Specialized Rockhopper Disc 29er with some mods.

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