Park Tool PFP-3 Floor Pump

2.27/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $57.00


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Norman Mattson

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2013

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Didn't last very long. The seals blew out after a few months. It wouldn't even pump a child's balloon at this point. Very disappointed. Not sure it can be repaired or if it's worth the trouble.

Bottom Line:   
Don't waste your money on this model.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Marty

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2013

Strengths:    OK for MTB tires.

Weaknesses:    Terrible for road tires - can't pump to higher pressures.
Inaccurate gauge.


Bottom Line:   
I purchased this floor pump a few years ago. I've put up with it for years, and finally decided to get rid of it. It's OK with lower pressures (i.e. MTB), but terrible with high pressure. After about 80psi, it takes too much energy to get it any higher. The air pressure gauge also is inaccurate (reads 15psi higher than actual). I don't recommend.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by SurfinTurf a Weekend Warrior from San Diego CA

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2012

Strengths:    None, really.

Weaknesses:    Poor design. Poor quality.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is this pump never worked very well to begin with. After a short time, the gauge completely failed. I bought it based on the Park reputation, and I was disappointed to discover what a poor quality item it was. My personal take-away from this experience is that Park has sold out their hard-won reputation of having their name represent the highest quality in bicycle tools. This pump, and other Park tools which I've bought, demonstrates to me that this reputation is no longer justified. Another iconic American brand bites the dust, oh well... The silver lining of this experience, for me at least, is that I've discovered that whatever tool Park makes, Pedro's makes the same tool, better and cheaper. Your mileage may vary, but this is my experience with this pump and Park Tools in general. And I'm happy to share it with you.

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Favorite Trail:   Uh... the one to your mama's house?

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Topeak.

Bike Setup:   Hammerhead 100x, xtr, x0...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AD4E a Cross Country Rider from tallahassee, fl

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2010

Strengths:    works great, reliable, good gauge, ez to pump up any tires: 29'er or 700c

Weaknesses:    none--really!

Bottom Line:   
far as i'm concerned, this is must be one of the best values in floor pumps going. & if u care, it will give 130 psi EASILY. i think i've seen 160 just as a test of a tire once.

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Favorite Trail:   hard pack/clay

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   don't recall

Similar Products Used:   silca

Bike Setup:   29'er & road

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Oldguy a Weekend Warrior from Indy

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2008

Strengths:    It works. Park tech support is solid.

Weaknesses:    None for the price.

Bottom Line:   
The pump just works. Gauge is reasonable accurate (+/- <5%). Dropped pump on concrete floor & busted gauge. Called Park to buy new gauge but they sent replacement (along with revised head piece) for free. No better pump or support for the price. BTW- I like my Topeak Joe Blo Pro a little better, but then it's way more $$$.

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Favorite Trail:   TRTP

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Bike Line (LBS)

Similar Products Used:   Topeak Joe Blow, Performance Hurricaine, various no-name pumps

Bike Setup:   IH Hollowpoint (LX/XT set-up), Cannondale & Specialized roadies.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from Spring Lake, Mi

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2008

Strengths:    Easy to switch between valve stem types

Weaknesses:    Cheap feet that flex when using pump. Leaked air after three months of use.

Bottom Line:   
After about 2 1/2 months of non heavy use the pump started leaking air. Local bike shop rebuilt pump, after about 1 1/2 months of minimal use pump started leaking again. Park Tools sent new ring for air chamber didn't fix problem so they sent a new pump that I just received. Service was great from Park Tools, but don't have much faith based on other reviews this will last. Had a bad feeling about this after first couple of uses the way the feet woobled. Park should abandon pumps if they can't produce something better than this. Other products they make are great. Would not buy another one.

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Favorite Trail:   North Country Trail Tippy Dam

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   Rock N Road Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Cheap discount store pump that lasted 12 years without any maintenance.

Bike Setup:   Diamondback XR8

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Noah from Lacey, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2007

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Broke on first use. Blew a hole in the plastic base before reaching 40 psi

Bottom Line:   
POS - don't buy!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $32.00


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Y X a Weekend Warrior from Germantown, MD

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2007

Strengths:    Parktool name with a cheap price tag.

Weaknesses:    Inaccurate gauge; poor durability; hard to use pump head.

Bottom Line:   
The gauge became inaccurate (the needle hangs around 5 psi, won't go back to 0) after about 6 months use, and now the whole pump is broken. I definitely won't recommend this pump.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Parktool PFP-2


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gabe a Cross Country Rider from Port Washington, WI, USA

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2007

Strengths:    It says "Park Tool" on the side.
Has a pressure gauge and easily switches from presta to schrader.


Weaknesses:    Difficulty reaching high pressures.
Poor durability.
Hard to use valve clamp.


Bottom Line:   
Park Tool usually makes good quality stuff, so I don't know what happened with this pump. The valve clamp is hard to use because the lever is longer than the clamp body, so you end up yanking on the hose to tighten the clamp. When you un-clamp it, the rubber seal wedges itself between the valve stem and the plastic clamp body and makes it hard to pull off of the valve stem. You end up losing a couple of psi while you struggle to remove the clamp from the valve stem. I use this pump for all of my bikes - from 30 psi to 120 psi. After using this pump for about a month, I started having difficulty getting over 100 psi and after another month, the plastic piece at the base cracked and leaked air on every stroke. I would not buy this pump again if I had the choice.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher pump (probably re-branded product).
Cheapo Wal Mart pump.


Bike Setup:   Giant VT-1, Crossmax XL, Sram XO, Manitou Minute 2:00, Manitou Swinger 4-way Air, Hayes El Camino.
1998 Schwinn Moab 1 hardtail.
Trek T1000 road tandem.
Sun beach cruiser tandem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Willem Boom a Cross Country Rider from Bend, Oregon USA

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2007

Strengths:    Great quality, Functions well, no issues. Not sure what the other reviews challenges were with the product. Worked really well for me. Also an excellent price. Park Tools rock!!

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Buy it. You will like it!

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Favorite Trail:   ANY AROUND BEND

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   Topeak, Bell, etc...

Bike Setup:   Jamis XC Expert (2005 Frame), 2007 Shimano XT Compenents, XTR Pedals, Fox RLC Float Fork, Thomson Stem, Sette Seatpost, WTB Shadow Race Seat, Easton EC 90 Flat Composite Bar, Sun Ryno Rims, DT Swiss Spokes, Panaracer Tires, Ergon Grips

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by michael Hill a Weekend Warrior from Harrison

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2007

Strengths:    Price

Weaknesses:    Presta valve end is too tight.ripped off two valve stemes on my tube.

Bottom Line:   
Dont waist your time buying this product.you will just end up returning it after you kill a few tubes.

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Favorite Trail:   Versailes State Park IN

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   performance Bicycle

Bike Setup:   2004 James Dakar sport

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