Wrenchforce ATB mini-pump Pump

2.93/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $25.00


Product Description

Wrenchforce ATB mini-pump


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by egchaos a Weekend Warrior from denver

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2008

Weaknesses:    too much plastic

Bottom Line:   
My fingers hate this pump a lot. I had to attempt many times to find the right way to lock it on. Since the nozzle is in a difficult angle it got very frustrating. If it didn't get locked the right way i would have to unlock it. If my fingers were too close to the lever it would smash them. I finally just chucked it and will be driving tomorrow.
the guys at the shop said it was good. I don't think it is my fault because I am pretty good with figuring things out and making it work but maybe it is. Just wanted to vent.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   performance bicycle,


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Floyd a Racer from Mad River Valley

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2008

Strengths:    fast inflation, accurate guage.

Weaknesses:    bad reviews at this web site

Bottom Line:   
Surprised to see this pump get panned. I was so amazed by its performance I thought it would be at the top of this list. First pump I've ever used that I've liked - works better than my full size frame pump (Topeak Master Blaster) Much better than Crank Bros or Zefal. I'm gonna buy one. I'm hoping bad reviews were just from people not seating the valve in the pump properly - I found it easy to use.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   crank bros, Zefal, topeak

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Ocoee single speed

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Becky a Cross Country Rider from Iowa

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2007

Strengths:    It is small. As for strengths, that is about it.

Weaknesses:    Oh where to begin. You can't get more than about 30 PSI into the tire. Also, it is really easy to bend the presta valve because as you are pumping, any movement of the pump (which is inevitable since it is a hand pump) puts a bending force on the valve.

Bottom Line:   
I guess I can say that I paid $20 for this pump only to learn that I should have gotten a better one.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Bike Setup:   Trek 1000

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Craig a Cross Country Rider from San Francisco

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2004

Strengths:    Dual action; auto select heads.

Weaknesses:    Mud cap is lame. Gauge is completely inaccurate. 2 year warranty.

Bottom Line:   
Trek should do better than this. Stick with Blackburn (lifetime warranty that they really do honor. They replaced my 5 year old pump with a new one at no cost. I bought this one because I needed one in the interim) or Topeak.

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Favorite Trail:   Skeggs or Cheeseboro Canyon

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   20.00

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn Mammoth MTH-1

Bike Setup:   Trek 7000 hardtail completely upgraded through the years.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zuvy from Joplin

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2004

Strengths:    Lightweight (156 grams); Not TOO small, but small enough to fit in any of several different places on the frame; Moves a good amount of air, yet will produce plenty of pressure for any mountain bike tire; Has patch storage in the T-handle; Switchable from Schrader to Presta; Uses a replaceable O-Ring instead of a leather cup inside. Easy to use and has never failed me.

Weaknesses:    None that I'm aware of. Does it's job as it was designed to.

Bottom Line:   
I'd buy this pump again, and will if I can find one.

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Favorite Trail:   Any Forest Singletrack

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   E Bay

Similar Products Used:   Topeak, Zefal

Bike Setup:   2001 Schwinn Rocket 88 Stage 1; Avid Mechanical Disc Brakes; Mavic 517/Ultegra Wheels; XTR Derailleurs; Wipperman Stainless Steel Chain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by E-Bomb a Racer from Tulsa

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2004

Strengths:    Mine is the Mosquito model.
Fast, on the go C02 action with a manual
pump feature that can be used anytime, as
long as there is a cartridge in the barrel.
The C02 control system worked great.
Mini design is light and portable.


Weaknesses:    Like it says, manual pump is for minimal use,
not to pump tire up to 70psi. This is explained
in the directions, so technically it's not a weakness.
It's a limitation. Use it to put about 20 pumps in,
so your tube is positioned correctly within tire.
Then open up the C02 release and fwoop!


Bottom Line:   
So far, so good. Worked exactly as
it was suppose to.

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Favorite Trail:   Turkey Mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   T-Town Bicycles (the best!)

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   '02 Trek Y-26. Every component upgraded
except wheel set and front derailluer.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Anders a Cross Country Rider from Cph, Denmark

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2004

Strengths:    Fair build quality, handle lock, high pressure capable

Weaknesses:    Valve "lock" function extremely pooly designed! If you're not Superman: Stay away!!!

Bottom Line:   
Wrenchforce "Ventilator 3":
First look reveal a short moderately fat pump for both auto and french valves (latter not tried). Aluminium barrel and "inner stick". Handle is lockable - very convenient when throwing the pump in a bag. The pump comes with a mounting-bracket for the bottleholder (pump attached to bracket with velcro strap). The valve works nicely with auto valves - no air is let out between pump strokes.

All in all everything seems in perfect order! BUT... The pump is locked to the valve by twisting the aluminium barrel. Works ok in the shop - bu when the pump is on a valve: AAARGH! I've never had problems opening a jar - but even in warm weather I've got huge problems holding on to the barrel. Great force _is_ necessary. With cold hands it's virtually impossible!!!

Unless you plan on carrying a wrench (and potentially ruining the barrel) with the pump the verdict is:
"NEARLY USELESS!"

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kazman a Downhiller from mass

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2003

Strengths:    Small. Actually works

Weaknesses:    Rubber cap ripped off

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that for $20-$30 this is a good pump. It fits both presta and shredder and works good on both. The rubber cap busted off in the first week but it really isnt needed. The lock works great and havent really had a problem with it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel 80

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Andy a Cross Country Rider from Middletown, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2002

Strengths:    It pumps air

Weaknesses:    It doesn't pump air very well

Bottom Line:   
It took me longer to inflate the tire with this pump than it did to change the tire. In addition, I couldn't get more than 25 psi. in the tire.
Simply put, this pump is junk. Don't walk, RUN away from this one...

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Favorite Trail:   Stewart State Forest

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   The Bicycle Doctor

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn

Bike Setup:   2001 Trek 8000

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Matthew Keele a Cross Country Rider from Pocatello, Idaho USA

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2001

Strengths:    Light weight

Weaknesses:    It broke after three uses and I was left stranded for an hour and a half.

Bottom Line:   
Spend more on a better pump. You'll have to eventually

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Favorite Trail:   Gbison Jack to Midnight Springs to City Creek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Scott's Ski & Sports

Similar Products Used:   CO2 but too expensive

Bike Setup:   99 Giant warp ds2

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mark Gold a Weekend Warrior from Concord, NH, USA

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2001

Strengths:    Air goes into the tire.

Weaknesses:    Not much air goes into the tire.

Bottom Line:   
Using this pump is great for burning calories -- like having a portable gym connected to your frame. But if the reason for using this pump is to pump up a road bike tire to more than 80 pounds, I cannot recommend it.

It is useful for emergencies to get barely enough air in the tire to get home. But I think most riders may be better off with a Topeak mini pump (easily pumps over 120 lbs) or CO2 or a frame pump.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Topeak Road Morph

Bike Setup:   Airbone Zepplin road bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve Pokorra a Weekend Warrior from Bathurst, Australia

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2001

Strengths:    The McGuiver of pumps ! Gives me another place to stash junk in its handle

Weaknesses:    Mines a "reject" with a nice split in the handle.. alloy pipe will soon solve that problem

Bottom Line:   
For a reject its quite nifty. Only used it once, but gotta love the convertible tip. The added tools are quite nifty, if some what useless (2 tyre levers ? Come on). The hollow handle is VERY handy for stashing patches tho

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Favorite Trail:   Mount Panorama

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Pets & Pedals

Similar Products Used:   Car tyre pump (great big metal thing you stand on, pushed a LOT of air. 30 PSI into a 26x1.75 with 10 strokes)


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joel a Cross Country Rider from austin, texas

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2000

Strengths:    light, inexpensive
little picture on the side for Schrader/Presta
inexpensive


Weaknesses:    doesn't hold valve stem well

Bottom Line:   
I got this pump as a gift, and had it on my Bonty until the bike was stolen. I works great, especially for the price. It's dirt simple, and there are little pictures on the pump body to show the arrangement of the little components for Schrader/Presta valves. However, the pump has a tendency to leak air at the valve stem if it is not held just right. Overall, a great pump for anyone, especially if they are on a budget and don't mind buying Trek products.

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Favorite Trail:   barton creek/zilker

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   Bontrager Privateer/Judy/LX

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Singletrack a Cross-Country Rider from Owatonna, MN

Date Reviewed: September 22, 1999

Strengths:    
Durable, double action pump, comfortable, easy to use, cool looking, made of aluminum


Weaknesses:    
plastic schrader to presta piece is hard to get out


Bottom Line:   
This is a great pump. It pushes a lot of air. It is comfortable even without a t-handle. Much better than any other pump I've tried and at under $25.00 it is cheaper than many others. It also pumps easily!!! The only downfall is that little plastic piece that needs to be switched around when pumping different stem types. Bring a paper clip to use as a hook and pull it out. Otherwise it is great!

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Favorite Trail:   
all of them

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
zefal, topeak



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