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Schwinn AirDriver 1500 Floor Pump Pump

2.14/5 (79 Reviews)
MSRP : $42.99


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Carol

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2013

Strengths:    None.

Weaknesses:    You can't put air into anything.

Bottom Line:   
We tried to put air into our bikes but it just would not work. (the bike brands were schwinn) you can push the pump down when it is not being put to use but when you try to put air into bikes the pump wont go down. so overall it is a piece of garbage.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by lee

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2012

Strengths:    None.

Weaknesses:    Target should pull these from the shelves NOW! I can't even get this turd to pass air into the tire. It makes me wonder if Schwinn has any sort of a quality control department. Worst waste of money and now time because Ihave to return it. Damn....

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy it. Seriously.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by FredFender

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2012

Strengths:    Absolutely none. I gave it one chili, but would rate it negative 5.

Weaknesses:    Valve is a total piece of garbage. I cannot believe Schwinn would put their name on this pump. If the tire is flat, it will never attach to the stem. It closes backward from any logical valve, it will not stay on, it's too cumbersome, it sticks in the wrong air passage and won't produce any air. No instructions. Just all around terrible, waste of my hard earned money. Never buy.

Bottom Line:   
Don't ever buy this, and in addition it left a bad impression on the Schwinn name.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by keylargo a Weekend Warrior from Key Largo

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2012

Weaknesses:    Too complicated for its own good. The fancy built-in ball needle (which I do not have any plans on using) doesn't seal properly, preventing the pump from being able to fill a tire tube without constantly adjusting the needle inflator until it seals enough to direct the air to the primary filler. The multi-purpose filler is bulky and will not fit on short tube stems. The pressure gauge reads 20 PSI lower than actual value, requiring the use of an external pressure gauge.

Bottom Line:   
The pump itself may be fine but the "features" render the unit unusable. Piece of junk!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   K Mart

Similar Products Used:   Had used a similar Bell pump (foot powered) that broke after several years of use. Side-by-side the Schwinn pump looked like a better quality pump so I choose it over the Bell pump. The pump itself may be better quality but the filler renders the Schwinn pump unusable unless I can replace the filler.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Surfergirlinoz a Racer from Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Qld Australia

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2011

Strengths:    Looks Good

Weaknesses:    Lack of instructions

Bottom Line:   
Usually very careful with what I buy, had used a similar model before as I ride both racing bikes and mountain so bike pumps are part of life. However, could not get the ball valve to stop working. Packed it up, receipt and all and was going for a refund when I read 'Dave's' comments. Not accepting defeat, tried it again, this time pushing the pump as hard as I could over mountain bike valve, pulled out the lever and it worked, two very pumped tyres. Now I can head off to Burleigh Heads to catch some waves.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lou a Weekend Warrior from HHI SC

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2010

Strengths:    nice gauge

Weaknesses:    Not easy to convert fromstandard to schrader type valve. A cheap piece of plastic in the head piece has disabled the thing and parts are nowhere to be found

Bottom Line:   
Make it better next time

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   bikeline


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chris Abbamondi a Weekend Warrior from Hickory, North Carolina 28601

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2010

Strengths:    Nice overall design and features. PSI gauge was a selling feature.

Weaknesses:    Everything. Open/Close valve works opposite the way you would normally operate such a device, making it difficult to get firm pressure of the nozzle onto the valve stem while lifting up on the lever to lock it in place. The psi gauge is also hard to read because as soon as you start pumping, it red lines the needle past 160psi, then it backs down approximately 20psi every few seconds. A regular tire pressure gauge would be more accurate and give instant results. For the amount of time spent on getting this thing to work and filling front and back bicycle tires, if I were to enter a professional bike race, I'd be dead last!

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy this pump. For all the fancy do-hickies it has, it's not worth the aggravation. Somebody could get hurt using this thing or pop a blood vessel from all the frustration! And it looks as if at least one person posting on this product has indeed gotten hurt. Find yourself a simple bicycle pump, spend an extra buck on a metal tire gauge and save yourself a hassle. I'll be returning this to the store.

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Favorite Trail:   N/A

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Wal-Mart

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   700c Men's Schwinn 26" Varsity Road Bike

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by JIM a Weekend Warrior from FRANKSVILLE, WI, USA

Date Reviewed: September 12, 2010

Weaknesses:    After only 2 summers my Schwinn Airdriver 100 wouldn't work. The well engineered head would not stay on the bicycle tire valve.

Bottom Line:   
Scwinn quality isn't what it once was! My dad's bicycle pump is over 40 years old and I had to get rid of it because the rubber tube developed a crack! Poor design on a fancy valve connection.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   TARGET


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by gswan a Cross Country Rider from Prior Lake, MN

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2010

Strengths:    This looked like a great pump

Weaknesses:    The handle on this pump fell off on the downstroke and the metal shaft cut a deep hole in my husbands face nearly taking out his eye (the shaft was under 60 psi at the time.) DO NOT BUY THIS PUMP! My attorney will be in touch with the Schwinn boys.

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT BUY THIS PUMP FOR ANY REASON!

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Favorite Trail:   All bike trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Target

Similar Products Used:   USA pumps of various brands. This never happened with US products.

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Touring bike and Trek touring bike (When the bikes were still made in the USA.)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by wennings a Cross Country Rider from Fredericktown, Mo USA

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2010

Strengths:    Good Pump,

Weaknesses:    Bad Head Attachment and hoses are too short, Pressure Guage should be at the top not bottom of the pump.

Bottom Line:   
The washer that holds the schrader valve in place is too long. When the end cap is screwed on, it deforms the washer sleeve and pinches the schrader valve so it will not go on. I trimmed the washer sleeve bace 1/4 inch and it works great. How did this pass quality control reviews at Schwinn?

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Favorite Trail:   St Joe Rails to Trails, Katy Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Walmart

Similar Products Used:   Bell Pump, European Pump (Bars Only)

Bike Setup:   I have three bikes, a Diamondback for Touring, a Peugeot PVN10 for racing and a Schwinn Varsity for short commutes

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Vera a Weekend Warrior from New orleans, LA. USA

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2010

Strengths:    Clever, almost too much so.

Weaknesses:    incredibly difficult to understand and operate, overly complicated. It lead to me cutting open the back of my hand trying to attach and switch settings.

Bottom Line:   
After spending over an hour fixing up an old bike, I attempted to re-inflate the tires. Never in my life have I been so frustrated with a bike pump! After struggling unsuccessfully, I got online and found a webpage explaining why this bike doesn't get the job done. " It looks like most tire pump heads, but it has two differences. There's an athletic ball inflation needle that swings out from the head for use with basketballs, footballs, and such, and the levers on the inflation head also hold adapters for Presta valve stems and inflatable toys. It looks simple and obvious. I thought the action of swinging out the ball inflation needle operated a valve to determine which part of the head the air comes out, but I was wrong. There's an internal check valve inside the head that responds to positive pressure from the side being inflated. That is, if you are inflating a tire, the head will sense the pressure from the tire, and the internal check valve will shut off the ball inflation needle. If you are inflating a ball, the internal valve will shut off the tire chuck. The position the ball inflation needle has nothing to do with where the air comes out!" (-http://www.epinions.com/review/Schwinn_Air_Driver_1100_Deluxe_Floor_Pump_With_Gauge/content_441805278852) Because the tires I was attempting to inflate were completely flat it took about fifteen minutes to get the valve to recognize the pressure and activate. Much too complicated, and now, due to my struggles, I'm sporting a giant slash across my hand. Not worth the ingenuity. Just buy something simpler.

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Favorite Trail:   turtle

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Target


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by NYLegMan a Weekend Warrior from NYC

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2010

Strengths:    Easy to pump, but NO instructions. Won't stay secured to valve, keeps blowing off.

Weaknesses:    Piece of crap! Requires disassembly, rotating, switching parts and STILL won't work!

Bottom Line:   
DON'T DON'T DON'T... JUNK FROM CHINA

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $24.00


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Katie a Weekend Warrior from Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2010

Strengths:    Pressure Gauge and multiple uses

Weaknesses:    No Instructions at ALL!

Bottom Line:   
I was excited to finally fix my bike, but with this pump, it was so frustrating! If only there had been a manual it wouldn't have taken me so long to figure it out. The lock is backwards than one would expect and you have to use a lot of force when pumping up a tire. When I figured it all out, I was content with the product. It's not faulty, you just have to figure it out.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Walmart


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lookitworks a Cross Country Rider from texas

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Frustrated i just figured hell...might as well just stick it in there and pump. IT WORKED! lol i know the air comes out of the golden nozzle thing but you just gotta stick it wherever you want it and pump pretty clever idea but obviously too clever for us :P

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Target


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Vern Mueller a Weekend Warrior from Erie, PA,USA

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2009

Strengths:    None. I couldn't get it to work. The horrible instructions talk about a pesta attachment. I couldn't find one.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't work at all. One of the worst pieces of crap that I ever bought. No instructions. website instructions are worthless.

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy it. Anything would be better. Nothing would be just as good

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Walmart

Bike Setup:   Cannondale

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