Specialized Air Force 2 Pump

3.25/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $14.99


Product Description

  • Performance mini pump at an affordable price.
  • Presta/Schrader reversable head.
  • 10" long with 6 3/8" dual-action stroke
  • Aluminum barrel for strength and weight savings
  • Kraton head and handle for secure and comfortable grip
  • 160psi rated capability
  • New for 01 bracket for more secure and convenient frame mount


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    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by JRideCB a Cross Country Rider from Crested Butte, CO, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 13, 2009

    Strengths:    The rubber ring that produces the pressure finally keeps slipping after 6 years. Good tool to have.

    Weaknesses:    Rubber ring

    Bottom Line:   
    Great pump

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    Favorite Trail:   401

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Brothers Bikes/Heber

    Bike Setup:   Giant Trance X

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by wkb 21 a Cross Country Rider from Edinburgh

    Date Reviewed: April 7, 2005

    Strengths:    Compact

    Weaknesses:    Leaky, traps hand, pull stroke very inneffective.

    Bottom Line:   
    The pull stroke on this pump is very poor. This seems to be due to either an assembly or a design fault. The 'O' ring that should prevent leakout from the gland is not captive to ensure that it stays where it should be. As a result, it lands at the piston where it is ineffective. Hence bad leakage on the pull stroke.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $16.00

    Purchased At:   Edinburgh


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from NI, New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: April 20, 2002

    Strengths:    Weight, compact, easy to use

    Weaknesses:    Dirt can enter valve - protection cap/plug not provided(have cut a piece of thin plastic and inserted under cap to prevent this happening)

    Bottom Line:   
    Read a review in Mountain Bike mag that gave the Air Force 4 2nd place, so went out and brought the Air Force 2 (is the same pump, but only one head, that is reversable). Double action, easy to clip onto a Presta valve and it works a treat. Have pumped up two tyres so far and I cant complain. It's compact, light, clips into supplied bracket real good...means nothing will slide out or down, not like my old pump which did this and jammed into the wheel spokes on a corner! As a bonus, there is a choice of colours as well. So...anyone looking for a compact, securely mounted, lightweight double acting pump, go for it.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $13.00

    Similar Products Used:   Zefal HP

    Bike Setup:   Specialised Stumpjumper FSR XC

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Aiden Wrenn a Cross Country Rider from UK

    Date Reviewed: February 11, 2002

    Strengths:    light, looks nice

    Weaknesses:    very difficult to use

    Bottom Line:   
    get somthing useable. I found that the only way to get it to attach to the valve was to take it apart and reassemble it on the valve. Needless to say I lost a bit out of it in the dark one time. The next pump I bought I spent some time in the shop making sure I could attach it to the valve, and yes, I did have it set for the right type of valve.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:   Hardisty cycles

    Similar Products Used:   blackburn shorty

    Bike Setup:   hardrock A1 comp FS. Marzocchi mxc. LX chainset & front mech

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Psycho a Weekend Warrior from Cleveland, OH, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 2, 2001

    Strengths:    cheap price
    plastic case keeps it clean
    decent quality


    Weaknesses:    plastic case that keeps it clean cuts the hell out of your leg!

    Bottom Line:   
    A well built, lightweight pump that would be hard to beat for the price.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $13.00

    Bike Setup:   Rockhopper Comp

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Alfonso a Cross Country Rider from Oakland, California, USA

    Date Reviewed: December 21, 2000

    Strengths:    compact, pretty durable and lightweight, comfortable grip

    Weaknesses:    that plastic case may protect the pump from the elements, all right -- but repeated gashes on your leg from the sharp edges gets old REALLY fast

    Bottom Line:   
    [This is a review for a 1999 Air Force 4 pump]

    When a pump works consistently, it works... end of story. Granted, less expensive pumps in the market boast greater pumping efficiency, the difference translates to mere seconds wasted in on-trail repair time (insignificant unless you race, in which case you should be carrying a CO2 system anyway!).

    This pump's edge as far as I can tell is durability. Mine has taken severe beating from crashes and even a pickup truck runnning over it -- yet, it refuses to quit. Remarkable. This is a pump worthy of highest quality rating, but definitely not the highest value unless you score one at a discounted price.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Topeak Mini Master Blaster

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight, Specialized M2 hardtail, Airborne Zeppelin

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Taf a Cross Country Rider from Wales

    Date Reviewed: July 8, 2000

    Strengths:    Price, performance, build quality
    Mounted onto frame in case which keeps the crap out


    Weaknesses:    small volume, takes a bit to pump a tyre had

    Bottom Line:   
    at less than a tenner (UK ponds)great value

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   blackburn

    Bike Setup:   Orange Evo2

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Oxted, UK

    Date Reviewed: December 24, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Small, fairly light, good mounting system.


    Weaknesses:    
    Poor valve connector, mechanism becomes stiff over time, VERY inefficient pumping.


    Bottom Line:   
    This has an alloy body and lever, and is a two-stage extending pump. It blows on the in and out stroke. Waste of money. Never has been very effective, virtually refused to inflate Schrader valves at all, Presta were better but the connector is wearing out quickly. Don't buy it, the Blackburn is better-made and more efficient, albeit with fairly low volumes - they have a good range if you want something bigger.

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    Duration Product Used:   
    6 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    Blackburn Airstik


    Bike Setup:   
    Raleigh Hardtail

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