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Heh all

I'm looking for recommendations of decent Minipumps ..

I don't want to spend any more than £10-£15 so realise I'm quite limited in my choices ..

Currently considering:

http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/product/34428/Lezyne_Classic_HP_Drive_...

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?PartnerID=79&ModelID=25825

http://www.airbone.com.tw/ZT702Product.htm

http://www.airbone.com.tw/ZT707Product.htm

I'm particularly liking the Airborne ones as they're very compact (important to me) and if the stated psi is correct will give me more than just enough air "to get home".

Does anyone have any experience of any of these, what are your thoughts?

Cheers all.

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pjay [249 posts] 5 years ago
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If you want something compact I would suggest either a CO2 inflator or a Lezyne Road Drive. If you don't mind something a bit larger, I would recommend a Topeak Road Morph. I got one of these after struggling with a Blackburn Airstik. All cost more than your budget, unfortunately.

The ones you link to above all look too small to be of any use whatsoever.

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simonmb [353 posts] 5 years ago
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I've never found a mini-pump that really does the job for anything more than just getting home / to safety - and even then only after a lot of hard work! I, too, carry a CO2 inflator - quick, easy, lightweight, does the job. Go for the 16g cartridges if you decide.

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Simon E [2681 posts] 5 years ago
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I bought a Lezyne Pressure Drive and think it's great. Although it takes a fair number of strokes to get a decent amount of air in a tyre it's rare that I need to use it.

The main reason I bought it, along with the great build quality, was the flexible hose - no more bent Presta valves, and it's the only way I can satisfactorily get a pump between the spokes on my kids' bikes (14" and 20" wheels).

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Fringe [1047 posts] 5 years ago
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ive gotta topeak micro rocket, very good (for a mini pump0.. dont go for the sks one, tis bad. have my old one if you want, you may get 10psi outa it before your arm falls off

http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/MicroRocketAL

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dave atkinson [6214 posts] 5 years ago
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of those four, the lezyne is the only one i'd touch. the other three you might as well try blowing up a road tyre with your lungs.

If you really want a small pump then the micro rocket is worth a look too, like fringe says. The lifeline Alu is worth a look too: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-aluminium-mini-pump/

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zombie paul [55 posts] 5 years ago
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+1 for the Lezyne Pressure Drive. It's a wee bit more than £15 but IMO it is worth every penny.

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Martin Thomas [380 posts] 5 years ago
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and +1 for the Lezyne Road Drive. It's tiny, gorgeous and effective. What more could you possibly want in a pump?

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phax71 [287 posts] 5 years ago
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Cheers all

Plenty for me to be looking into here.

Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.