Blackburn KMP-1 Kamikaze Pump Older Pumps

3.71/5 (21 Reviews)
MSRP : $19.99


Product Description

Blackburn KMP-1 Kamikaze Pump


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ann a Weekend Warrior from vancouver WA USA

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2008

Strengths:    Have used this pump for 13 years without fail!! compact and easy to use

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
awesome compact easy to use bike pump

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $15.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by edie from WI

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2003

Strengths:    light

Weaknesses:    barrel fractured

Bottom Line:   
I used this for about 3 months before the plastic barrel fractured on me while trying to inflate my tires. (10 mile walk home.) Bought a Topeak Mtn morph the next day had haven't looked back...I've had that pump for almost 2 years now. (it's fantastic)
For god's sake buy something with a metal barrel.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   topeak mtn morph


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kenneth a Weekend Warrior from Denton,Ne

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2002

Strengths:    Cost
rebiuld kit available
Good mounting kit


Weaknesses:    Pin in handle assembly

Bottom Line:   
Great light pump for fixing those flats. The only problem is that the pivot pin that hold the handle on and allows the handle to rotate can work out. That gets a little annoying when the pumping gets a little harder. Just need to keep an eye on it but overall a great pump.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Bike Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Cheap hand pumps
Nice air compresser


Bike Setup:   '91 Bridgestone CB-1 with most componets

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stenchy a Cross Country Rider from Boca Raton, Florida

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2002

Strengths:    This pump is light weight and fairly durable. It attaches nicely to the bike frame, tucked out of the way under my water bottle cage. It inflates relatively well with alittle patience. Works on both presta and shrader valves.

Weaknesses:    The only real weakness found is in the handle design. It rattles loose on choppy terrain and collects vast amounts of sand,dirt and water that eventually finds its way into the barrel. THERE IS A SOLUTION! READ BOTTOM LINE

Bottom Line:   
A good pump that will get you out of a jam if you are stuck out in the middle of nowhere. The key to this device is keeping it clean from riding debris. After losing one pump to dirt, sand and water, I decided to somehow fix the problem because I still thought the item was great. All you have to do is take black electrical tape and wrap from the top of the handle down to the main cylinder. Similar to putting a grip on a tennis racket. This keeps the handle from shakig loose and it prevents dirt and water from entering the barrel. When you have a tire problem just unwrap, inflate and you are back on the trail. If you are careful, you can reuse the tape you just took off (hang it from your handlebar while using the pump.) All in all this is a good pump and its fairly inexpensive, plus light weight. No one likes being stuck, I had to walk 6 miles one day because I didnt have it. YIKES

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Sports Authority

Similar Products Used:   cheap pumps

Bike Setup:   2002 Specialized A1 Rockhopper FSRxc, modified quite abit

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Cross Country Rider from MD

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2002

Strengths:    Light, easy to grip

Weaknesses:    Plastic, poor sealing, Head parts wear quickly

Bottom Line:   
If your looking for a durable fork, look elsewhere. If you want something with a little bit of quality at an ok price this pump is fine. Better off getting something a little stronger and made of aluminum or something other than plastic.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   Schwinn xtr/xt/lx, mavics,

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from Toronto

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2002

Strengths:    light

Weaknesses:    plastic chamber

Bottom Line:   
This pump is never going to give anyone 40psi. Most tires need 45 minumum. If you don't care what happens to your tires in a race this pump is for you.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   rocky mountain elevation

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Per Wilson a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2001

Strengths:    light
small
has a life time warranty
cool design


Weaknesses:    none right at the moment

Bottom Line:   
a great pump when stuck in bad situations. I recomend it for keen moutain bikers

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Favorite Trail:   rail heritage trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Geoges Bike Shop Williton

Similar Products Used:   this is the first one I have hade

Bike Setup:   concord air flex

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob Ralph a Weekend Warrior from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2001

Strengths:    Pumps things up like a mofo. Can't beat the price. Lifetime Warranty.

Weaknesses:    Plastic?

Bottom Line:   
Good pump for the price. I dunno what that price is US..but it was $22.95 CAN. Catch you guys on the flip side.

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Favorite Trail:   Short Hills Provincial Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Liberty! Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Some Axiom pump, didn't even last a year.

Bike Setup:   1999 Rocky Mountain Soul

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by michael springer from bethesda, md

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2001

Strengths:    none that I can think of

Weaknesses:    Will not inflate a tire more than @25 lbs -- initially thought it was just my mechnanical ineptitude -- but 3 other folks tried to make this baby work and confirmed it is a real dog

Bottom Line:   

somebody should have shot down this kamikaze before it crashed. on the off chance it got a lemon, I tried one of these baby in a bike shop -- either blackburn produced a lot of lemons or blew it when they designed the kamikaze-- clearly the firm can design and produce acceptable products

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Favorite Trail:   shafer farm

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   bike place

Similar Products Used:   several no name el-cheapos -- do not work well but they work -- used a friend's blackburn two-stage -- it is fantastic -- it is almost as fast as my floor pump.

Bike Setup:   Trek 850, with specilized saddle and rock shock jett long travel front shock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Frog a Cross Country Rider from Severna Park

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2001

Strengths:    Light weight
Rebuildable
Pumps air


Weaknesses:    Plastic

Bottom Line:   
Got a GT had to get rid of beloved frame pump.
No problems but it strangely shattered one very cold night???.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:    LBS

Similar Products Used:   Mt. Zeafl frame pump


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chas Sample a Cross Country Rider from Madison, WI, USA

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2001

Strengths:    Light Weight, Rebuildable

Weaknesses:    ?

Bottom Line:   
I am very happy with this pump. I mounted it on my seat tube using the included bracket. This location was convienent, but exposed the pump to plenty of mud and sand. I used the pump several times when I had flat tires, and it worked well. Yesterday, I took the pump apart, and found that it was full of dirt. This did not seem to impair performance, so it must be a robust design. I cleaned it and relubed it, and it is ready for another season. Good user-servicable product.

4 Chilis for Value (its just plastic)
5 Chilis for Performance

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   None


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Linda Wankow a Weekend Warrior from Alexandria

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2000

Strengths:    I need to get hold of a manual for the bicycle pump - any suggestions??

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is...The pump is excellent - lightweight and compactible - I love the idea of the 2 different valve types for the tires.

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Favorite Trail:   C & O

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   City Bikes Washington DC


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James LaPointe from Toronto

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2000

Strengths:    light, works fine.

Weaknesses:    a tad big for hand pumps now a days,
the thingamagjig inside the head that you flip around to allow to filp from preta to the other one is weak because it's plastic.


Bottom Line:   
good, cheap, light, hey it's a good pump, but i also find that the thing that holds the handel down in the pump is a bit weak because when i hit a pump on my bike it comes out.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   silent sports

Similar Products Used:   i cant remember what one i used...

Bike Setup:   dont matter

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sapo Feo a Weekend Warrior from Flatland, TX

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2000

Strengths:    Easy to use, nice grip, pumps like a charm.

Weaknesses:    Handle assembly.

Bottom Line:   
I really like this pump, except......I've used it for about a year. The only problem I've found is that the handle unscrews itself from the pump shaft. This most recently happened while I was in the middle of a rainstorm in the Mountains and needed to fix a flat. Ouch! However, even without the handle, I was able to pump the tire without the handle and mud my way home. I went stright to a bike shop to replace the pump and found that the new versions of this pump have some kind of adhesive seemingly to prevent this from occurring. I have contacted Blackburn to invoke the lifetime warranty. I'll repost if I encounter any trouble in that regard. All in all, I think with the fix they have made this is a super, affordable pump. 3 chilis overall for mine, I think the new, improved ones deserve a four.

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Favorite Trail:   anything

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   None


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Henry Ong a Weekend Warrior from Torrance, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2000

Strengths:    Lightweight, mounts on bike easily, somewhat compact, inflates tires.

Weaknesses:    Haven't seen any weaknesses...

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line: it pumps, it inflates, it gets you out of those jams! Anybody that rides should have a frame pump no matter what. Saves your from having to grind on your cleats all the way home! It was a good value for me since it came free with my bike purchase ;)

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Cheap 15 year-old floor pump.

Bike Setup:   '98 Bianchi Peregrine, Shimano LX/STX-RC, Rock Shox Indy XC.

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