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Post by leapb4ulook » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:31 am

I'm thinking of getting a new pump. It needs to be small so I can carry it riding and have a small flexible valve connector so it fits in different hubs. I thought about getting a shock pump, just because it fits my criteria, but as it's meant for mountainboard suspension it's going to be really low volume, but then mountainboard inner tubes don't have a lot of volume anyway, especially if they're already partially inflated.

What do people think? Would it work ok? What pumps do other people use?
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Post by Jasper » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:31 am

i use one of these its light, small, does the job. on the downside, it dosnt have a valve connector so wont work with all hubs, but its not been a problem yet.
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Post by Alex's Phat Wheelz » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:09 pm

I have been thinking anoint the exact same thing I have been looking at these dunno if it fits your criteria though


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Post by ade_mcc » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:34 pm

Roger - I used that exact pump for a couple of years until one of the seals went. Hard work if blowing up a tire from deflated - easily over a hundred compressions needed, but very easy to increase a tyre by 10psi or deflate using the bleed valve. Good, all metal housing and gauge, small and the flexible hose can get everywhere. +1 from me.

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Post by belac » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:10 pm


i've been using this for a couple of years now (doesn't look to different to the shock pump) , absaloutly swear by it. very light, fits into a backpack without even noticing it. goes to 140+ so 100 on a mb tyre isn't a problem. downsides are theres no gage (s?) and if your pumping up a break board with a valves on the board side of the wheel then the large valve head is a bit clunky.

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Post by indigo_wolf » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:34 pm

A sucker for a pretty face....

Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HP (300 mm... less than 12 inches high). Longish tube and threaded valves makes attaching to valves on a variety of hubs fairly painless.



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Post by BryceAZ » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:03 pm

Where does IW get those wonderful toys?


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Post by Warg » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:50 pm

I have a Lesyne floor pump and compact pump. They're solid, reliable, have flexible hoses and none of that push on - pull off nonsense that damages your valves and tears the rubber around them. Screw on fittings for presta and schrader valves. No leaks.
Plus, passers-by won't think you're wanking while you furiously try to pump air into your tube with some cheap piece of plastic.
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Post by Mutley » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:01 am

Got one for GM for xmas, poundland. Small light awesome.

I think it was a pound but you can wait to see if they have a half price sale :)
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Post by _Kryten_ » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:17 pm

Heres the monster i take with me to all the centers in my board bag but when i go free riding its a little to big but the shafts on the rams are over sized to make it such a stronger pump


but when it comes to free riding im thinking of investing in somthing small easy to use and quick like one of these


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Post by AndyD » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:07 pm

I've been wanting one for a while with the exact same criteria as you Roger, and then I stumbled upon the perfect pump when I least expected it...
In ASDA of all places!

The perfect portable pump?...
  • Small.
  • Very compact.
  • Light.
  • Small flexible valve attachment.
  • Simple sturdy base.
  • Twistable handle - choice of straight or angled.
  • And most importantly a gauge!
    A brilliant gauge! It's built into the base so feels pretty sturdy, 0-120psi with 40 60 80 very visible and right in the centre, the 3 settings I usually use!

Also comes with repair kit and tyre levers for the seemingly bargain price of £13!

Yet to comment on durability...

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Post by leapb4ulook » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:21 am

That is pretty cool.
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Post by Hero-Boarding » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:16 am


I user thos super small super light weight and go up to 6Bar!!

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