Innovation Second Wind IH Pump

2.89/5 (18 Reviews)
MSRP : $22.00


Product Description

Second Wind offers riders instant CO2 inflation with a manual mini-pump back-up feature. Supports Presta and Schrader valves in the same opening with no threading necessary-just push on and inflate. Pump is small enough to carry in your seat bag. Uses threaded CO2 cylinders. Includes one 16g threaded cylinder.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by RogerMTB a Cross Country Rider from Netherlands

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2009

Strengths:    Backup hand pump when you're out of CO2 cartridges
Compact and light
Usable for different types of CO2 cartridges (NT16 and T12 within the pump body, all other threaded types using only the pump head)


Weaknesses:    Handpump capacity is insufficient
Pumphead doesn't seal valve which loses air


Bottom Line:   
Second Wind IH is now known as Second Wind MTB. To be able to pump you first have to set the correct valve type using the switch on the pump head. Afther that you can put the pump on the valve. The handpump is operated using the aluminium cilincer and can be used when a CO2 cartdridge is inside. Pushing the red button operates the CO2 pump.

The pump gives you CO2 infliation with the security of a backup hand pump at a low weight.

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Favorite Trail:   Ardennen

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   Math Salden

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F1000

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Glenn a Cross Country Rider from Wyoming

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2009

Strengths:    WOrks great for pumping in enough air to make sure things are in place.Then hit it with the CO2.The little hand pump is really slow but better than walking. This pump is better suited to road bike use.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Handy pump. Perfect for the road bike.

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Favorite Trail:   The last one

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   A bunch!

Bike Setup:   Which one? I've got nine in the garage.....

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Will T Smith a Cross Country Rider from Valparaiso, IN

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2008

Strengths:    It works to some degree. Can use cheap non-threaded 8g cyclinders.

Weaknesses:    Lousy pump. You cannot use the pump with a cartridge in the barrel. 8g won't do crap on a wide 29er tire.

Bottom Line:   
This isn't a "all in one" pump. It's more like lousy mini-pump that can be disassembled and reconfigured as a CO2 inflater. It would be better to carry a normal pump and have a multi-purpose CO2 inflater that could take ANY size cartridge.

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Favorite Trail:   www.outbacktrail.org

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Trek Bike Store, Sherrerville, IN

Similar Products Used:   Various frame pumps.

Bike Setup:   Karate Monkey, XT/X-9 level build.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Racer from Ogden, UT

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2007

Strengths:    Swings both ways, baby!

Weaknesses:    Takes a long time to get a lot of air in it in emergency mode.

Bottom Line:   
If the proper technique is used there is no problem with the way it seats on the valve stem: while the wheel is dismounted from the bike hold the pump with the head pointed straight up. place the valve into the pump head, valve pointed straight down. keep the pump very level and inflate. This keeps all torque off of the valve, which is better for your rims anyway and should be done with ANY pump.

One of the greatest advantages of this pump is it will take the expensive ($3/each) 16 gram bottles or the cheap ($3/box of five) ones available at a sporting goods store next to the paintball guns.

But believe me and try the above mentioned technique for connecting the pump. It works.

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Favorite Trail:   one with hills, road or dirt

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Many

Bike Setup:   Which one? got five.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by rider123 a Cross Country Rider from chicago

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2007

Strengths:    not much

Weaknesses:    hand pump is pretty much useless...will take you a long time to get tire inflated again and that is if your able to do so..have to hold the pump very steady or it will start to leak air ...C02 leaks if you dont get pump EXACTLY fitted over valve...this pump will get you home but thats about it

Bottom Line:   
hand pump is only good to limp home..valve does not seal air very well...hand pump stinks...co2 will work but not very good...good enough to get you home

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   store

Similar Products Used:   topeak pump

Bike Setup:   the kind with pedals

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Ohio

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2006

Weaknesses:    Leaks soon as the cartridge is in

Bottom Line:   
I don't like it, it looses all the air soon as the cartridge is in

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Road Machine

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marco a Cross Country Rider from Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2005

Strengths:    All bases are covered.

Weaknesses:    Hand pump doesn't push much air.

Bottom Line:   
I have used the the 2nd Wind for about four years now and I love this device. Sure the hand pump is small and doesn't push much air...but it's for emergencies. Like any hybred, this is not going to be the best of both worlds...but it comes pretty close and is the best hybred on the market as far as I'm concerned.

It's for those once a year unlucky rides where you've burnt through the two or three CO2s you brought along, covered your tube with speed patches, and your riding buddy forgot his mini-pump. You can pump out 90psi and limp home, or get your MTB tyres good to go.

I've never had the connectivity problems those other weak-wristed, can't put anything on straight-type of folks complain about.

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Favorite Trail:   Gambril

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Jim Thorpe, PA Bike Festival

Similar Products Used:   All the regular mimi pumps on the market.

Bike Setup:   MTB and Road

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt Schechter a Weekend Warrior from Washington, DC

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2005

Strengths:    Size, versatility, price

Weaknesses:    Hand pump a little useless, CO2 seal could be better

Bottom Line:   
Obviously the hand pump is not going to be a major help for a flat. But it helps with the "light" inflations necessary during a tire change. After that, switch to the CO2, which works just fine. Make sure you hold the seal tight, and you're on your way. If you want just a hand pump, don't use this. However, the dual action is great. Plus, fits in my saddle bag just fine, and a riding buddy keeps his in his shirt. Plus, how can you go wrong for $20?!?

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Wrench Force Quick Shot

Bike Setup:   Trek 2100

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Steve a Cross Country Rider from Indio

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2004

Strengths:    Great idea... co2 with back up mini pump.

Weaknesses:    Smart head is a nightmare to engage. Mini pump is virtually useless. Mine started sticking after fouth or fifth unsuccessful attempt to inflate a tire.

Bottom Line:   
This thing left me stranded on two occasions. Worked fine in the garage then totally failed on the trail.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Crank Brothers Power Pump, Blackburn


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by STEVE a Weekend Warrior from TUPELO

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2003

Strengths:    SMALL, VERSATILE, PUMP OR CO2

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
This is the best pack pump I've owned. It has out performed several other pumps and this was on road tires. Pump first and co2 to finish off the high pressure. Pumps to 80-90psi.
It's fast and in the southern summer heat sitting on a back country road with a flat is no fun.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   PERFORMANCE BIKE

Similar Products Used:   ULTRAFLATE, NUMEROUS FRAME PUMPS

Bike Setup:   KOMMUTANT, MTB CONVERT

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by clark borgia a Downhiller from salinas, ca

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2003

Strengths:    none that I know of. It never worked

Weaknesses:    never got to inflate a tire, although i'v had 4 flats.
This product didn't clamp around valve stem as needed to inflate.


Bottom Line:   
pissed off twice, then learned to carry another pump

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Favorite Trail:   pro loop of Sea Otter Classic race

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   cambria bikes

Similar Products Used:   Innovations "air chuck" worked fine

Bike Setup:   weyless 67, with xt,lx mix

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Lancaster, Ca. USA

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2003

Strengths:    Light, seals on schrader valve well, pump works good if you understand it

Weaknesses:    uncomfortable pump handle

Bottom Line:   
I did a test on it last night since the guys below seem to think the pump "blows". For my 2.1 inch M/B tire, I got an increase of about 7 PSI for every 100 pumps (I stopped at 45 PSI - more than enough for even my hybrid to limp home). It does work and it works well. If you want to inflate something faster, carry a bigger volume pump or better yet put a CO2 cylinder in it like you're supposed to. The IH works incredibly well. CO2 kicks @ss. Use the pump to put a little air in a new tube, mount the tire, and finish the job with the CO2. One chili ding for the uncomfortable handle.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chas a Cross Country Rider from Nashville ,TN

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2003

Strengths:    CO2+ emergency backup hand-pump in a small package.

Weaknesses:    Hand pump takes a lot of pumping for meager results.Had to use brass valve adapter for good seal on the prestas

Bottom Line:   
My at home test showed the CO2 to work fine w/ a brass adaptor valve attached.The hand-pump allowed only 32pds presure after over 250 pumps.Too hard to pump after that,maybe break the pump.Not a bad solution for someone wanting a CO2 as primary w/ a light weight backup in a small package, cheep.Maybe 2 small CO2 heads a few extra CO2s would give the same backup and weight...What do you expect for $20???

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Cumberland Transit in Nashville

Similar Products Used:   many...

Bike Setup:   The Fuel

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jason Martinez a Cross Country Rider from AUSTIN

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2003

Strengths:    Great Idea, Small package, lightweight

Weaknesses:    Hand pump is hard to operate, the smart head doesn't keep contact.

Bottom Line:   
This would be a great product if it actually worked. Forget trying to use the hand pump, it doesn't work. the CO2 works but you have to keep the pump head contacted perfecty or all the air will lak out. I figured for 20 bucks this would be a great product to try but I recommend you Buy a different product.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   bikenashbar.com

Similar Products Used:   Almost every brand of pump available

Bike Setup:   SantaCruz Blur

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jay a Weekend Warrior from Woodbridge, NJ USA

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2002

Strengths:    Pump broke after first use. Emailed the company about warranty support and they did not respond. CO2 function works well, but the hand pump sucks.

Weaknesses:    Manual pump broke after first use.

Bottom Line:   
CO2 portion is only good. The manual pump portion broke after first use.

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Favorite Trail:   Chimney Rock

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2002 Trek 4300 Disc (stock)

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