Have you been bitten by the mountain bike bug? If so, chances are you’ve been spending countless hours online doing research about what upgrades you can make to your bike. You want it to be faster and more comfortable. It’s amazing how most cyclists are willing to spend thousands of dollars on fancy new parts. But then, they tend to ignore one simple and free way that will ensure a more pleasant ride – getting the right tire pressure. One way to ensure that you get the tire pressure right is by investing in the best mini bike pump.
Getting the right tire pressure is important for good performance and a comfortable ride. But if your bike has been sitting idle for quite some time, the tires may slowly leak air over time; thus, their pressure will decrease. This is why it is important to check the tire pressure from time to time.
Many of you may probably have a track pump at home to ensure that the tires maintain the ideal pressure. But flat tires are bound to happen to everyone at some point. So you need to be prepared for situations like this. A track pump is too big to carry around with you on your bike rides. As such, you may want to consider getting a mini bike pump instead.
In this blog post, we did a roundup of some of the best mini bike pump on the market. Check out the list below to see which one will best suit your needs and budget.
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Lezyne Sport Drive HP Pump
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The pump barrel and shaft are made of aluminum, as well as the ends of the hose. The handle and end caps are made of plastic. The Sport Drive HP has a shaft that measures 23mm in diameter and a handle about 30mm. It looks like a conventional mini bike pump, but it gets your tires up to high pressure. IN fact, it delivers a maximum inflation pressure of 120 psi.
The hose is double-ended and is compatible with both Schrader and Presta valves. It also comes with a mounting bracket for easy pump storage. Overall, it is a beautifully-engineered and highly-efficient pump that can easily inflate tires to riding pressures with fewer strokes.
Crankbrothers Sterling Long Frame Pump
The Crankbrothers Sterling Long frame pump features an aluminum barrel. The construction is solid. You can feel the quality in your hand. The aluminum body was designed to keep its weight to a reasonable 141g. Thanks to its dual piston design, users have the option to switch between high volume (1 to 40 psi) or high pressure (40 to 100 psi). This can be done by simply twisting the dial on the base. Another highlight includes the universal head that fits either a Presta or a Schrader valve.
Blackburn Airstik SL Pump
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The Blackburn Airstik SL Pump has a lightweight aluminum shaft and barrel. Weighing only 60g and measuring about 16cm long, it is the smallest and lightest among Blackburn’s pumps. But don’t let it fool you into thinking that it will only deliver a limited amount of air. In fact, it is capable of delivering a maximum pressure of 160 psi. It also features a dual chamber, which is designed to move 37% more air than similar-sized pumps. The inner shaft of the pump works as an air chamber, which results in an increased air volume per stroke.
As compared to the other pumps on the list, the Airstik SL has a Presta-specific head and has a maximum pressure of 160 psi. It also features a specific dual chamber. It can help you inflate a flat tire and you don’t need to have arms like Popeye to make it happen.
Topeak Road Morph G Mini Pump
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This mini bike pump comes with a folding out handle, a hose, and foot peg. It may be small, but it is capable of pumping up tires at roughly twice the time of a traditional track pump. It lets you enjoy all the benefits of a truck pump, even when you’re out on the trails.
The Topeak Road Morph G Mini Pump has a durable aluminum body that ensures that your pump survives a skip across the tarmac, even after dropping it out of your back pocket during a bike ride. The pump weighs about 247g, which is about 100g heavier as compared to the other mini pumps on the list. But considering how well it operates, the weight and size can’t be considered as a downfall.
GT Attack Mini Bike Pump
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The Attack Mini Pump may be small enough to fit into a jersey pocket, but it does have awesome pumping performance. In fact, it has a claimed maximum pressure of 120 psi. The hose works with most valves, so you can use it on different bike tires. It is also extractable, so it easily stores away when not in use.
This high-pressure mini bike pump is an excellent tool to bring along whether you’re on the go or out on the trail. It makes the task of inflating your tires quick and easy.
Spin Doctor Rescue HP Mini Pump
This mini pump is recommended for cyclists who are looking for a pump for high volume tires. It is compatible with both Schrader and Presta valves and has a maximum capacity of 120 psi. It comes with a durable CNC alloy body and handles, as well as mounting bracket that allows you to attach the pump to your bike frame.
Lezyne Micro Floor Drive High Volume Pump
This mini bike pump has a maximum capacity of 90 psi and weighs 150 grams. It features a 24-inch hose that easily reaches most valve stems and a comfortable machine handle for proper control. The floor pump works with Presta and Schrader valves; thus, making it an excellent choice for both mountain and road bikes.