a Weekend Warrior
from Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Date Reviewed: September 18, 2000
Strengths: cheap, small, very compact, able to attain high pressure (after about 100+ strokes), very durable metal body
Weaknesses: very short stroke, no valve cap
Excellent little pump. Paid about $15 CDN at Canadian Tire. Comes with snap in bracket; you should probably add a velcro strap in rough terrain. Dual Action; pumps both on the push and pull stroke. Takes about 150 - 200 strokes to pump up an empty inner tube. Its a bit of a workout, but I like the convenience (floor pump or air compressor just too big to carry). You should be able to attain very high pressures. I have never measured the pressure of my tires, but I like them rock hard for commuting on roadways. Mine does not have any valve covering. I'm not sure about the new version. I guess I could always stick a cork in the hole if I was worried about mud. The thing is so small you could stick it in your fanny pack.