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Muc-Off AirMach Mini Pump



Smart-looking inflator that is solid and secure in use
Well made & finished
Rubber cap keeps mud and water out
Small size fits in jersey pocket
Won't work on smooth valves

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The Muc-Off AirMach Mini Pump is a smart-looking, pocket-friendly design that will get you out of a flat situation. As with all pumps of this size, it provides a workout to get to a rideable pressure, but you at least get a secure valve/hose connection – as long as those valves are threaded; if you have smooth valves you'll need to swap them or look elsewhere – try our guide to the best cycling mini pumps.

Small pumps like these do require a lot of effort when it comes to inflating your tyres, but you need to kind of weigh that up against how often you are going to use it. After all, tyre technology has come on in leaps and bounds over recent years and while punctures are obviously still a thing, I wouldn't say they are as prevalent as they once were.

What I'm basically saying is that I focus on going as small as possible in terms of pump size rather than how much air volume it can chuck out. At just 155mm the AirMach fits easily in a rear jersey pocket, or frame/handlebar bag. Or you can use the included mounting bracket that fits under your bottle cage.

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It's only 78g, too (not including the bracket, 98g with), so it's not exactly heavy to lug around with you.

Performance-wise the AirMach has a volume per stroke of 32.21cc, which in the real world means around 50psi in the 25mm tyres I run after 150 strokes, and around 85psi after 250 strokes. That sounds a lot, but it's not excessive and easily achievable at the side of the road without your arms turning into soft noodley things.

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Muc-Off claims a max of 110psi is achievable, but the short body length and minimal grip on offer mean it's not going to be a pleasurable experience. I confess I didn't try, and most people aren't running their tyres at that pressure anyway.

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Both Schrader and Presta valves are catered for by way of a reversible head on the end of the extendable hose, and they screw onto the corresponding valve for security. Some Presta valves aren't threaded, so if you are running those you'll either need to replace them or get yourself an adaptor.

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In terms of overall quality, the AirMach impresses. The main sections are CNC machined 6063 grade aluminum alloy before being anodised in black and Muc-Off's signature pink for the end caps. It feels solidly put together, with minimal flex or wobbliness when at full extension in use, and thanks to the materials used you shouldn't have any issues with corrosion if it gets left inside a saddle bag for months at a time.

Price-wise, its £30 rrp puts it in line with similar offerings reviewed recently, such as the Zefal Gravel at £33.99 that Ali thought punched above its weight and the Topeak Roadie 2Stage at £36.99, which impressed me with its efficiency.

Lezyne's Pocket Drive mini pump, which has very similar specs to the Muc-Off apart from a claimed ability to pump your tyres up to a heady 160psi, is a little cheaper at £29. Hollis thought it was a good option for the money.


Overall, the AirMach is a good-looking pump that works well and doesn't break the bank.


Smart-looking inflator that is solid and secure in use test report

Make and model: Muc-Off AirMach Mini Pump

Size tested: One Size

Tell us what the product is for and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Muc-Off says, "Small in size but mighty in performance, our AirMach Mini Pump is the ultimate pocket-sized partner, to get you back on the road or trail in seconds!

Equipped with a durable machined aluminium barrel and precision-crafted piston, it can quickly and efficiently inflate tyres in no time, and the CNC machined reversible screw on valve head is compatible with both Presta and Schrader valves.

Whether you're out for a leisurely ride, hitting the bike park, smashing Strava segments or commuting to work, the AirMach Mini is essential to ensuring you can ride uninterrupted."

It's a well-made pump that can achieve decent pressures.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Muc-Off lists these details:

Compact design Durable 6063 Aluminium construction

Pull out flexible hose

Reversible CNC machined valve head is compatible with Presta & Shrader valves

Max pressure: 110 PSI

Length: 155.4mm

Diameter: 24.5mm

Volume per stroke: 32.21 CC

Includes mounting holster, fits underneath bottle cage

Fully recyclable card packaging

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Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Fits securely on threaded valves and feels solid in use.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Finished to a good quality.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

As with any pump this size, it takes a lot of strokes to get to a rideable pressure.

How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on

It's on a par with similar pumps, as mentioned in the review.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

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It's a good all-round pump that does what you ask it to, at similar money to many others on the market.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 44  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: This month's test bike  My best bike is: B'Twin Ultra CF draped in the latest bling test components

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,

As part of the tech team here at F-At Digital, senior product reviewer Stu spends the majority of his time writing in-depth reviews for, and ebiketips using the knowledge gained from testing over 1,500 pieces of kit (plus 100's of bikes) since starting out as a freelancer back in 2009. After first throwing his leg over a race bike back in 2000, Stu's ridden more than 170,000 miles on road, time-trial, track, and gravel bikes, and while he's put his racing days behind him, he still likes to smash the pedals rather than take things easy. With a background in design and engineering, he has an obsession with how things are developed and manufactured, has a borderline fetish for handbuilt metal frames and finds a rim braked road bike very aesthetically pleasing!

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