Specialized Air Force 4 Pump

Air Force 4

  • Versatile mini pump designed for ease of use and dependability.
  • Dual Presta/Schrader head
  • Dual pump action
  • 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

  • User Reviews (8)

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    Alec   Weekend Warrior [Dec 09, 2001]
    Strength:

    small, light, could pump you up enough to get home

    Weakness:

    puny, just forget it for getting full psi

    baaah, it's ok i suppose just to get you home if you're in a jam, but unless your hands and fingers are impervious to pain; just forget about using this to get you to full psi - it's not gonna happen and you will have smashed it to pieces way before then, as you jump up and down on it in frustration

    Similar Products Used: el cheapo pumps
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    1
    VALUE
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    1
    wayne   Weekend Warrior [Apr 16, 2003]
    Strength:

    compact and stores out of the way on the bike
    I ride road and mtb so dual

    Weakness:

    O ring broke after 2 months, local bearing outlet gave me 2
    I put spare inside barrel after 4 mths still ok, so no problem repairing it on track

    value for money it is ok
    yes it is slow to pump up a tyre, but look at the size of the unit and take into account that it is dual action and its what I would have expected

    Similar Products Used: none
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    RATING
    4
    VALUE
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    4
    Bill   Weekend Warrior [Sep 06, 2001]
    Strength:

    presta and schrader in one pump

    Weakness:

    difficult to use; the action of inflating a tire causes the stem to wear down against the rim allowing for slow leaks from the tube.

    rip off. I have used cheaper pumps that work a whole lot better.

    Similar Products Used: blackburn pumps
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    1
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    2
    neil   Cross Country Rider [Oct 08, 2001]
    Strength:

    dual thing

    Weakness:

    nothin'

    i dont know why people don't like this, it works great and u don't have to put yer thumb over the other hole, the only thing that was wrong with mine is i tried pulling it out on a presta when it was still clamped in and the little presta head pulled off with it, but that was my fault.. but i reccoment this pump to anybody who has bikes that use both.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Chris   Cross Country Rider [Jul 31, 2001]
    Strength:

    Shnazy little container/mounting bracket it comes with.
    Fast action

    Weakness:

    Little confusing to figure out at first
    Air comes out both ends (see below)
    Big

    This is a pretty decent pump - it definitely does a great job of pumping up my tires. It was a touch confusing to figure out at first, particularly the lever part, but it's all good now. My only real qualms are that the pump is pretty big. The unit has two nozzles - one for the presta and one for schrader. You have to plug one of the nozzles to pump the air in, which is fine, because you're typically holding the pump on with a thumb anyway!

    At any rate, it's a great pump, I just need to find out how to strap it to my mount, or get a bigger camelbak!

    4 flamers for value - 20 bucks CDN!!
    3 flamers for overall - too big and the air coming out of both ends!

    Similar Products Used: Trek something or other
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    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Tom   Weekend Warrior [Aug 16, 2002]
    Strength:

    Fairly light. You can pump both schrader and presta tubes.

    Weakness:

    A bit bulky with the dual head, but that's why I have a Camelback.

    This pump has saved me on the trail several times and I have had no prolems with it. It was easy for me to figure out how to use, and you can pump both schrader and presta without taking the head apart or doing anything funky with the pump. This is great for helping other people too. Pumps pretty good for a small pump. I had no trouble getting my tire to correct pressure with this pump.

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    5
    VALUE
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    5
    Hadrian   Cross Country Rider [Aug 19, 2002]
    Strength:

    -Light
    -Dual valves
    -Forward and Aft pumping

    Weakness:

    -Bulky
    -Takes a lot of pumping to get your tires up
    -Had a little problem with the clip

    Great pump for emergencies. Don't even think about using this pump for regular use. Takes a good hundred pumps to get the tires at a descent PSI. It's a reliable pump and can do both types of valves. The clip thing for mine snapped off when i went off a 3 foot drop. No biggie, that's a warranty issue and was replaced immediately at the shop. Good pump. Worth getting.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Jeff   Weekend Warrior [Sep 15, 2004]
    Strength:

    Nice mounting bracket. Decent price.

    Weakness:

    Somewhat difficult to use in terms of placement. Easy to break. I was pumping my tire and the head broke off from the air tube. Not-so-specialized.

    Good pump for the price, but get something better at Ebay for the same money.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
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