Innovation Second Wind IH Pump

Innovation Second Wind IH Pump 

DESCRIPTION

Second Wind offers riders instant CO2 inflation with a manual mini-pump back-up feature. Supports Presta and Schrader valves in the same opening with no threading necessary-just push on and inflate. Pump is small enough to carry in your seat bag. Uses threaded CO2 cylinders. Includes one 16g threaded cylinder.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 29, 2009]
RogerMTB
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Backup hand pump when you're out of CO2 cartridges
Compact and light
Usable for different types of CO2 cartridges (NT16 and T12 within the pump body, all other threaded types using only the pump head)

Weakness:

Handpump capacity is insufficient
Pumphead doesn't seal valve which loses air

Second Wind IH is now known as Second Wind MTB. To be able to pump you first have to set the correct valve type using the switch on the pump head. Afther that you can put the pump on the valve. The handpump is operated using the aluminium cilincer and can be used when a CO2 cartdridge is inside. Pushing the red button operates the CO2 pump.

The pump gives you CO2 infliation with the security of a backup hand pump at a low weight.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 09, 2009]
Glenn
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

WOrks great for pumping in enough air to make sure things are in place.Then hit it with the CO2.The little hand pump is really slow but better than walking. This pump is better suited to road bike use.

Weakness:

None.

Handy pump. Perfect for the road bike.

Similar Products Used:

A bunch!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 25, 2003]
clark borgia
Downhiller

Strength:

none that I know of. It never worked

Weakness:

never got to inflate a tire, although i'v had 4 flats.
This product didn't clamp around valve stem as needed to inflate.

pissed off twice, then learned to carry another pump

Similar Products Used:

Innovations "air chuck" worked fine

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jul 30, 2007]
Mark
Racer

Strength:

Swings both ways, baby!

Weakness:

Takes a long time to get a lot of air in it in emergency mode.

If the proper technique is used there is no problem with the way it seats on the valve stem: while the wheel is dismounted from the bike hold the pump with the head pointed straight up. place the valve into the pump head, valve pointed straight down. keep the pump very level and inflate. This keeps all torque off of the valve, which is better for your rims anyway and should be done with ANY pump.

One of the greatest advantages of this pump is it will take the expensive ($3/each) 16 gram bottles or the cheap ($3/box of five) ones available at a sporting goods store next to the paintball guns.

But believe me and try the above mentioned technique for connecting the pump. It works.

Similar Products Used:

Many

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 07, 2003]
Chas
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

CO2+ emergency backup hand-pump in a small package.

Weakness:

Hand pump takes a lot of pumping for meager results.Had to use brass valve adapter for good seal on the prestas

My at home test showed the CO2 to work fine w/ a brass adaptor valve attached.The hand-pump allowed only 32pds presure after over 250 pumps.Too hard to pump after that,maybe break the pump.Not a bad solution for someone wanting a CO2 as primary w/ a light weight backup in a small package, cheep.Maybe 2 small CO2 heads a few extra CO2s would give the same backup and weight...What do you expect for $20???

Similar Products Used:

many...

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 14, 2007]
rider123
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

not much

Weakness:

hand pump is pretty much useless...will take you a long time to get tire inflated again and that is if your able to do so..have to hold the pump very steady or it will start to leak air ...C02 leaks if you dont get pump EXACTLY fitted over valve...this pump will get you home but thats about it

hand pump is only good to limp home..valve does not seal air very well...hand pump stinks...co2 will work but not very good...good enough to get you home

Similar Products Used:

topeak pump

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Apr 22, 2006]
David
Cross Country Rider

Weakness:

Leaks soon as the cartridge is in

I don't like it, it looses all the air soon as the cartridge is in

Similar Products Used:

Blackburn

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Aug 18, 2003]
STEVE
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

SMALL, VERSATILE, PUMP OR CO2

Weakness:

NONE

This is the best pack pump I've owned. It has out performed several other pumps and this was on road tires. Pump first and co2 to finish off the high pressure. Pumps to 80-90psi.
It's fast and in the southern summer heat sitting on a back country road with a flat is no fun.

Similar Products Used:

ULTRAFLATE, NUMEROUS FRAME PUMPS

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 04, 2005]
Marco
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

All bases are covered.

Weakness:

Hand pump doesn't push much air.

I have used the the 2nd Wind for about four years now and I love this device. Sure the hand pump is small and doesn't push much air...but it's for emergencies. Like any hybred, this is not going to be the best of both worlds...but it comes pretty close and is the best hybred on the market as far as I'm concerned.

It's for those once a year unlucky rides where you've burnt through the two or three CO2s you brought along, covered your tube with speed patches, and your riding buddy forgot his mini-pump. You can pump out 90psi and limp home, or get your MTB tyres good to go.

I've never had the connectivity problems those other weak-wristed, can't put anything on straight-type of folks complain about.

Similar Products Used:

All the regular mimi pumps on the market.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 16, 2002]
Rob Zwissler
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

It's a good idea in theory

Weakness:

In reality, its not good at either function (co2 or manual)

The manual portion of this pump is horrible, I couldn't get my small 700x32c tires past 55-60 psi (I ride with 80 psi), I pumped a good 10 minutes till my arm was sore and I was tired and frustrated from wasting my time. The co2 portion is large, doesn't lock onto the presta valve, and is inferior to any other co2 pump I've used. I now ride with a Air Chuck (great co2 pump!!!) and a Crank Brothers Power Pump as a backup (dual piston which reaches 80 psi in my tires with no problem, just a little effort). The Crank Brothers pump is of higher quality as well.

Similar Products Used:

Crank Brothers Power Pump (dual piston mini pump), Innovations Air Chuck (co2), SKS Air Gun (co2)

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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