Innovation Micro-Flate Head Pump

3.17/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $12.99


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ronald Oliver a Weekend Warrior from San Diego

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2010

Strengths:    Inflates tires without a pump.

Bottom Line:   
If using presta, get a schrader adapter. Screw 16gm co2 cannister onto microflate all the way, screw schrader adapter ont presta valve stem, screw microflate to adapter, now that everything is tight and ready, un-twist cannister about 1/2 turn and let all of contents into tire. Your road tire will be at 130psi, your mountain tire will be at 45psi. Keep on truckin'

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Favorite Trail:   Road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Floor pumps, frame pumps, mini-pumps.

Bike Setup:   Carbon Road bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by funnelwebmaster a Weekend Warrior from honolulu

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2009

Strengths:    small, light weight, simple to use

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
does what it is supposed to do, not difficult to use. instructions printed right on the can (of the big sir C02 cartridge). remember to point the valve down while inflating. Doesn't get any simpler tan this, and beats carrying around a hand pump.

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Favorite Trail:   makapu'u point

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   santa cruz superlight

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by BLT from Burbank, California USA

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2007

Strengths:    Light and compact

Weaknesses:    Confusing at first; difficult to control release of CO2; easy to waste cartridges; only uses higher-priced threaded cartridges; no insulation so hand freezes

Bottom Line:   
This is a minimalist CO2 pump. It is compact and light but lacking in features. In six months, I have fortunately only had to use it 3 times, and only on presta valves -- it does seem to screw on a bit (but not tightly) and I haven't had trouble with the CO2 coming out from around the stem, but it is still awkward to unscrew the cartridge to release the CO2 into the tire. Ideally, you need 3 hands to do it right although 2 will do in a pinch. Once the release begins, your "unscrew" hand freezes because there is no insulation provided. In retrospect, I really wish I had bought a pump with a valve. Pumps should have valves!

Product package came with a nylon bag (useful for my toolkit), a patch kit and 2 tire levers. I needed a pump that day and this seemed like the best choice. Not.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   This is my first CO2 pump

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Cyclocross

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Daniel a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2005

Strengths:    Easy to use, works quickly

Weaknesses:    CO2 is not reusable

Bottom Line:   
I like the microflate. I have used it twice and it works very well. The 40g Big Air cans are better than the 16g CO2 cartrages because they hold more air and weigh less. This is a big step up if you don't like using and manual pump.

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Favorite Trail:   Trail 100, South Mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   hand pumps

Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic - Mavic crossmax rims, XTR drivetrain..

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tyler from Arlington, Texas, United states

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2005

Strengths:    haha are you serious?

Weaknesses:    Does not screw on all the way so air cannot come out with scrader valve. Does not come with a manual so you have to "guess" how to use it. I wasted one whole CO2 cartride because of this. What good is a CO2 adapter if it doesnt even screw on all the way to deliver air? Worst POS ever.

Bottom Line:   
Came in a kit with two cartridges, two levers, patches and a saddlebag. Worst thing I have ever used. I more or less feel robbed. I would give it zero flaming dog turds but apparently that is not possible.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by C a Racer from Honolulu

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2003

Strengths:    Small, light, durable, cheap

Weaknesses:    hard to control inflation rate

Bottom Line:   
The thing works, but with presta valve, you need strong hands to hold it in place while you discharge the CO2. It screws on to schrader valve, probably much easier that way. The "twist to open airflow" method is pretty hard to control. But it's only 10 bucks, and the cartridges are 5 bucks. It'll put enough air in your tires to get home.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Similar Products Used:   This is my first try with CO2

Bike Setup:   Road bike

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