Performance Hurricane HP Mini Pump Pump

3.09/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $12.84


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Performance Hurricane HP Mini Pump


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Berkeley Mike a Cross Country Rider from Berkeley

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2010

Strengths:    High volume and high pressure.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I hate mini-pumps. If they are small and light they have little power or are fussy and lame. I run a High school racing team. When we have flats everyone wants to use this pump. It expends for large volume and still has the muscle for high pressure. I carry it in my camelback and stays in great working condition.

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Favorite Trail:   Single Tingle

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   you name it

Bike Setup:   Stumpy Pro-XTR
Bontrager Racelite-XT/XTR, lots of carbon

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by NA1NSXR a Cross Country Rider from SoCal

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2008

Strengths:    Inflates mountain bike tires to a ridable pressure relatively easily, reversible head works on both shraeder and presta, mounting bracket (although just plastic) actually retains the pump even during hard riding

Weaknesses:    flimsy construction, poorly designed mounting bracket

Bottom Line:   
I had this for less than a week. After a crash on the bike the plastic mounting bracket snapped off the mounts. I bought another bracket for $2. Then, after laying the bike down today, the pump's barrel was dented slightly and rendered the pump useless. I tried to force the pump a couple of times to see if it would work in an emergency but the pump handle pretty much just ripped off the thing. Another qualm is the bottle cage mounted plastic bracket, which is offset to the side. This is supposed to allow you to also have a conventional bottle cage mounted to the same holes with the included extra long screws but having the pump on the side of the bike tube is just asking for it to get banged up. The only good thing i can say about that is that although the pump is mounted to the side of the frame it does not interfere with the pedal stroke.

I am ashamed that I tried to save some money by buying the cheapest pump in a large chain store. I should have known such a thing couldn't be trusted by anyone except for recreational riders.

3 value chilis for users unlikely to damage the unit as it works fine and is very cheap.

1 overall rating because this is advertised as an ATB pump and it is simply too fragile to use in an all-terrain situation.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   Performance


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Trevor a Weekend Warrior from San Clemente, CA. USA

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2006

Strengths:    The pump has retroflective silver paint, which might be easy to find in low light in the garage. Also if you get a flat tire in a bad neighborhood, you may consider using it as a defensive club on your walk home since it will not inflate your tire.

Weaknesses:    Everything, I bought the pump about 3 months ago and attempted to use it on about 3 flats. The air would leak out from the head faster than I could pump. Upon attempted use of the pump this evening, I was overcomed with rage and cracked it in half over my leg. DONT BUY IT. Spend a few more bucks and get something that actually works.

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy it, waste of time, money, sweat, anger, and calories.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Similar Products Used:   none yet

Bike Setup:   tricycle-adult

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tim a Racer from Arlington, VA

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2003

Strengths:    Cheap, lightweight, small

Weaknesses:    Poor reliability

Bottom Line:   
I got this pump about a year ago, have used it to fix 2-3 flats. It got the job done, but it took a while to inflate to 45 psi. Then last night it just wouldn't pump any air. I was extrememly lucky that my walk back to the car was only a few blocks, not a few miles. Not sure what killed the pump, nothing is visibly wrong with it. Winter rides in slushy conditions with it strapped to the frame may have contributed to the failure.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn aluminum frame-fit pump

Bike Setup:   Hardtail XC race bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kevin a Racer from chicago

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2003

Strengths:    It works every time and is easy to flip the internal adapter for presta/schrader. Easily stowable in a pack and doesn't rust anywhere. CHEAP

Weaknesses:    Limited PSI for road tire and may take some efforts. Not something you want to carry on a race course-C02 for that.

Bottom Line:   
It works, better than the floor pump I had. If you want a cheap pump to throw in a camelback, give it a try. 80psi limit I think so think about something else for your road bike. Can't beat the price. It's nice to get something from Performance that does work.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   performance-where else

Similar Products Used:   I can't remember, have had this one a long time.

Bike Setup:   Stan's no tubes with Contis

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Al Schuehle a Cross Country Rider from Redmond, Wa

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2003

Strengths:    Small Size
Will pump to 100+ psig as advertised
Able to get a good seal on Schrader and Presta valves
Low cost


Weaknesses:    A little slow to pump to max pressure
A bit heavy (134 gm) but anything above 0 is heavy!


Bottom Line:   
I wanted something somewhat small (9 inches) light (134 gm) that would fit both types of valves and would pump to 100 psig. Also did not want to have to fiddle with changing heads or seals when going from one type of valve to the other. Many pumps I tried claim to pump to 90-120 psig but in reality they would only pump to 60-80 psig! Also pumps with the intellegent head (IH) claim to fit both types of valves, sort of "one size fits all", but in reality they would leak and pop off at high pressure (maybe OK if you are going to Mtn bike 55 pisg pressures). So far the Hurricane gets a good seal and pumps to 100+ psig. The "T" head is nice in that it makes for a good hand hold to support the pump when pumping. Hopefully this pump will last which is the only concern.

The other option considered was the CO2 system which has its own pros and cons. I decided first to try the Hurricane rather than mess with storing and carrying compressed CO2.


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Favorite Trail:   Moab - Slick Rock

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   SKS Maxi Matrix Zoom
Blackburn Mtn


Bike Setup:   GT I-drive with Presta valves
Old Gary Fisher with Schraeder valves
Raleigh R700 with Presta valves

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ash from Fremont, CA

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2002

Strengths:    Fits nicely on Schraeder valves. Feels durable. Relatively lightwieght (I carry it in my backpack all the time).

Weaknesses:    Plastic T-handle may be the first thing to break.

Bottom Line:   
Great pump for the price! I was thinking of buying the Topeak mini-DX which was only a few bucks more and had the SmartHead, but it was 3 inches shorter so it meant a lot more pumps! This is a great pump to bring along on rides. Usage tip: You can get any mountain bike tires rock hard by using smaller strokes.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   performance bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Heavy, crappy Bell pump. Didn't even fit the valve and weight twice as much. I tried a few other cheapy mini-pumps and they didn't fit the Schraeder valve properly.


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Bob Grabowski a Cross-Country Rider from Forest Hills, NY

Date Reviewed: December 24, 1999

Strengths:    
Lightweight
Small
Full Time Schrader/Presta Valve


Weaknesses:    
None I've found


Bottom Line:   
This pump fits nicely on the bike frame, and works well. I couldn't ask for more.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Blackburn Mtn Air Pump


Bike Setup:   
Cannondale F600 Mountain Bike

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Alex a Cross-Country Rider from Ogden, UT

Date Reviewed: October 22, 1999

Strengths:    
None at all. It's a piece of junk.


Weaknesses:    
Develops little pressure and pushes very little volume.


Bottom Line:   
This was the older mini-pump. I took it apart and try lubing some of the parts but the pump pumped very little air. What do you expect for 9 bucks!!! I recent got a Topeak Einstein and it kicks butt!! But I also paid twenty bucks for it. I guess the saying is true!

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Favorite Trail:   
Skyline Trail

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Schwinn bicycle pump, and a Topeak Einstein. Those products are much better.


Bike Setup:   
XCR-1000 full XT

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by brian a Cross-Country Rider from sunnyvale

Date Reviewed: September 24, 1999

Strengths:    
paid 5 bucks for it


Weaknesses:    
takes FOREVER to pump up a tube.


Bottom Line:   
Well this pump will put air into your tire it will just take you a hell of a long time to do it. I have had to use it twice on the trail and it sure took a lot of strokes to put in enough air just to be able to ride. Definitely not a pump to use if you race and get a flat. I am going to get a new one before I race again.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Bike Setup:   
Bontrager Race-Lite

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Hunt. Bch, CA

Date Reviewed: September 17, 1999

Strengths:    
It's perfect! (and really cheap!)Light weight


Weaknesses:    
None


Bottom Line:   
At the risk of losing all my credibilty I'm rating this cheap little high pressure pump the best!First of all, price is not an issue with me.I believe that quality and performance determine a product's value-not how much it costs. I tried every pump ( or at least 20 of them) and this one is by far the finest, easiest to use and capable of extremely high pressure with very little effort - and has much more volume than you would expect from a pump this size!(and this is compared to the Blackburn Air-Stick (heavier)that I think is a really good pump!) It has a dual head which never leaks and a telescoping aluminum barrel. Works much better than every pump I've used (at any price)-and is the cheapest(under $13.00).I tried this pump after an exhaustive search and as a last resort and couldn't believe that a house-brand (Performance) cheapie literally blew all the others away! (no pun intended) I was also considering ease of use for my wife's road bike, and this one requires the least effort to reach 110lbs! You won't regret buying this pump! This is the ONLY instance I've found so far in cycling that the cheapest product is the best designed! It easily deserves a 10 flaming chili thingie rating!

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Every pump made


Bike Setup:   
MTB/Road

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