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Sette Air 2 ST-35 Pump

4.82/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 240 grams MSRP : $45.00

Product Description

  • Barrel: Aluminum
  • Gauge: Precision 1.5” Analog
  • Hose: 5” Long External Swivel Hose
  • Valve Release: 2-Stage Non-Leakage System
  • Pressure Tuning: Bleeder Valve Button

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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by moo

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2013

Strengths:    when new, it worked as others have said--screw on to valve, depress schrader valve with red screw, pump up, and reverse.

Weaknesses:    red schrader depresser develops leak around its o-ring after 2 years of use

Bottom Line:   
I know there are some vocal folks on these forums that insist that shock pumps don't lose air, it's just the pressure in in the hose escaping when you take them off. They're right, when the pump is functioning as intended. This pump worked well for a few years, but now when I use it, I screw it on the valve, depress the schrader valve with the red screw, watch the pressure jump up, then slowly drop. A hissing is heard at the red screw/brass base junction. Soapy water on the variosu joints on the pump/hose reveals no other leaks other than this spot.

There's a single o-ring on the red screw that is supposed to keep the air in. I guess this must have worn out. I'll look for a replacement o-ring, maybe oversize it a little to keep it snug.

it's a bummer, because it's a nice system.

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Similar Products Used:   Fox shock pump

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dpf a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2013

Strengths:    Beefy
construction materials,
build quality,
400 psi,
soft to use,
Deflate button

Weaknesses:    Size due to psi measurement device

Bottom Line:   
A must buy, incredible portable pump that is able to inflate tires and shocks.
It will solve any problem while riding.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by el_roy1985 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2012

Strengths:    Cheap, compact, lightweight, durable, goes to 400psi., pressure release valve, ability to seal schrader before unscrewing pump from valve.

Weaknesses:    Have yet to find one.

Bottom Line:   
Cheapest shock pump I could find, and it's an amazing pump at any price. The red knob allows you to depress the schrader valve after screwing the pump onto the valve. I do this to seal the pump to the shock, fill the line with the amount of pressure I think the shock has, then turn in the red knob and I'm able to more accurately check the pressure which was already in the shock.

The red button is for releasing the air pressure. Nice feature that allows you to release pressure without removing the pump from the shock. I also use it after pumping up the shock and turning out the red knob. I release the line pressure (because it is now sealed of from the shock pressure) and then unscrew the pump from the shock. This seems to make it slightly easier to unscrew from the shock valve.

This pump is also made out of quality materials. Aluminum body, brass fitting, and a stainless braided hose. It seems to be holding up great so far, and I don't see any part of it that looks like it might fail any time soon.

For the price I got this pump at, I'm amazed at how good it is. Other pumps that just screw on, pump and that's it, were all more expensive then this one when I was looking online. So if you are on the fence about getting this pump, go ahead and do it. You will not regret it, because this is an amazing product at a great price.

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Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   www.pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Shock pump I got with the bike. Just a plain one without anything fancy like the Sette pump.

Bike Setup:   2008 Giant Reign 2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sparrMTB

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2012

Strengths:    price, two-stage valve, looks, sturdiness

Weaknesses:    bleed valve difficult to control slowly

Bottom Line:   
One of those products where you can feel the quality in the parts used. Got it on sale for $17 on pricepoint and it's definitely worth it. Really like the two-stage valve, definitely helps control leakage when unthreading it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ProjectDan35 a Cross Country Rider from Rhode Island

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2011

Strengths:    Everything, this is a beautifully machined shock pump. There isn't one flaw with it. The 2 stage screw on valve is brilliant, and nicely machined out of brass. The steel braided hose is a nice touch. Will pump a shock up to 100psi in 6 pumps or less. Max PSI is 400.

Weaknesses:    None!

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is: There is no need for any other pump over $20 when you can buy this for under $20.

Question. How many PSI does it take to fill the shock pump when you screw it on the fork? 5psi maybe?

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   None.........especially after this pump I've been using.

Bike Setup:   2010 Specialized Rockhopper Comp / fully modded.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Maida7 a Weekend Warrior from Asheville, NC

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2011

Strengths:    Great design

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is a well designed product at a great price. Like most stuff from Sette you get performance at a lower price.

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Favorite Trail:   Pisgah

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by trboxman a Weekend Warrior from North Bend, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2011

Strengths:    Designed well
Small and light
Dual stage valve engagement
Minimizes air loss during disengagement
Swivels on the hose and chuck head

Weaknesses:    Knurling on the chuck head could be more pronounced.
The bleed valve lets out too much air.

Bottom Line:   
This pump is a well thought out and quality manufactured product. The chuck head is beautifully machined but it would be easier to use if the knurling was more pronounced. I found that my fingers slipped as the head approached being fully screwed down onto the Schrader valve, regardless I think that the design of the dual stage chuck head is brilliant. There is very little air loss when you engage and disengage the chuck. The pumps operation is smooth and crisp. While the bleed valve is a very nice feature it lets out too much air for fine tuning however it's easy enough to just pump back up to your desired pressure. All in all I'm very pleased with my purchase and highly recommend this pump to anyone looking for a function specific shock pump.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Sette Ace

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kurtisd a Weekend Warrior from SoCal

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2010

Strengths:    Easy to use, very minimal air loss when removing. Works like it's suppose to.

Weaknesses:    None as far as the actual pump. My one complaint is that the pump is only available from PricePoint as far as I know and in besides the shipping charge and additional $1.25 is added for "insurance" (kind of lame).

Bottom Line:   
At this point I couldn't be happier with the pump,

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint

Similar Products Used:   Basic Manitou shock pump (hated that thing)

Bike Setup:   Various rides

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by quietcornerrider a Cross Country Rider from CT

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2010

Strengths:    Easy to use
Good design
400 psi max
Bleed Valve
Only $17!

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Unlike the Specialized, this pump is easy to use, has a gauge that reads psi accurately, and easily puts 270 psi in my shock with only 5 psi loss upon disconnect.

I thought there was something seriously wrong with my shock, but turns out, it was my pump all along.

And I only paid $17! This pump can't be beat.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Windpipe Combo pump

Bike Setup:   KHS XC904r

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by moishlashen a Weekend Warrior from North B, MN

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2009

Strengths:    Well made. Works perfectly.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Works perfect. You thread it on with the pumps nipple retracted. Once nozzle is on and sealed you advance the nipple to expose the pump chamber to the shock chamber and pump. Reverse to take off. Works perfectly and you lose little to no air. Great pump.

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Favorite Trail:   Various

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint

Similar Products Used:   Buzzy polinator-good pump, Fox pump

Bike Setup:   Soulcraft with all the goodies Shimano, Thomson, King, Magura, and Cane Creek have to offer.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cogged a Cross Country Rider from Honolulu

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2009

Strengths:    Flexible design, loss-less pressure release system.

Weaknesses:    Small graphics, making the gauge a little hard to read.
Exposed braided stainless steel hose could scratch the frame if not careful.
Bleed button releases too much air, and is hard to control.

Bottom Line:   
When I first used the Sette pump, I felt it was a little bulky and labor intensive to use, but I quickly changed my mind after using it on the road to dial in a new Manitou Minute MRD fork and Magura Hugin rear shock.
The Sette pump is a very well thought out design.
It has 360 degree swivels on both the schrader fill head and pump end of the hose, along with a 360 degree swivel on the pump, allowing the hose to be clipped parallel to the pump body for storage.
The brass fill head's threads are tapered nicely and easily threads on to the schrader valve stems without cross threading.
The Magura pump was the most difficult to keep from cross threading, as it has an angled fill head, with a quick release lever on the side.
You have to screw it on at an angle because of this offset angle design, and have to be really careful not to cross thread it as you screw it on to the schrader valve.
You have to fight the filler hose, as it tries to keep the fill head straight, and you need to bend the hose to angle the fill head and attach it to the schrader valve with one hand, while holding the pump with the other.
The Sette's fill head turns smoothly, and attaches to the schrader valve easily every time.
The Sette pump's gauge is a little hard to read, as it has smaller graphics for the psi scale than the other pumps, and does not read out below 30 psi.
The loss-less pressure release system is well thought out.
A red alloy knob on the backside of the brass fill head is unscrewed until it backs away from the schrader valve completely, closing the schrader valve and preventing air loss when removing the fill head.
It self seals with a common o-ring, which is easily replaceable should it wear out.
The red alloy knob is actually a long rod that presses and opens the schrader valve for filling, when screwed in.
When done, unscrewing this knob closes the schrader valve stem completely, while still under pressure.
Then, the brass fill head is unscrewed from the schrader valve stem.
It's a little more time consuming than the Magura's quick release lever, which does the same thing, but the Magura's angled head defeats any advantage that the quick release lever gives you.
The Magura's quick release lever feels a little flimsy, and I have no idea how long it will last before breaking off.
The Sette fill head and pressure release knob is built like a tank, and will probably last forever.
The Sette system is more time consuming, as you have to screw on the fill head and the pressure release knob, and then unscrew both, but it works reliably every time, and doesn't cross thread when attaching to the schrader valve.
After spending a few hours constantly adjusting my fork and rear shock, the Sette is now my favorite shock pump.
It even has a rubber coated gauge which none of my other pumps have, so it is designed to take some hard knocks without letting you down.
It has a plastic gauge face, unlike the others that use a glass face.
I can't say which is better; in 10 years the Sette gauge face may become scratched and yellow, but it won't shatter like a glass face if dropped.
The only gripe I have with the Sette is the air bleed off button.
It releases too much air, and is very hard to control for fine tuning.
However, it was easy to pump back any lost air to exactly the level needed.
The Magura and Wrench Force wins hands down in control of the air bleed off button.
If you're using a pump without some type of loss-less pressure release system like the Sette or Magura pumps, you are not getting accurate pressure fills.
I didn't realize for years how much pressure was lost when removing my Wrench Force pump, especially on the smaller capacity SPV and negative air chambers on shocks, giving me inaccurate readings and wrong settings.
Contrary to what some may think, the air you hear escaping when removing a pump hose is NOT the air in the hose only, but air escaping the schrader valve as you are unscrewing the hose.
You can never unscrew the filler head fast enough to prevent a large pressure loss through the schrader valve.
The Sette shock pump was obviously designed by a real bike rider, and is highly recommended.
For the price, it outperforms even the most expensive shock pumps on the market.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint

Similar Products Used:   WrenchForce, RockShox, Magura shock pumps

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Joker, Manitou Minute MRD Absolute 100mm fork, Magura Hugin rear shock, XTR derailleurs, wheelset, and crank,
Avid disc brakes

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