I've been using this pump for several years now, both as an emergency standby *and* as my standard way of maintaining tire pressure. It's reliable, fast, and simple, and I'd never go anywhere without it. I often use it to refill my tires to highway pressure after I've deflated them for offroad trekking.
The valve connector is tricky to use at first, but eventually got the hang of attaching it. The benefit of using a latch-on connector is that you can fill tires hands-free.
I strongly suggest you order the separate pass-through tire gauge as well.
Yes, this may be more expensive than other solutions, but it's worth the cost. (Posted on 2/24/13)
Sorry the Cycle Pump Air Compressor has caused you problems. All Aerostich products are guaranteed (…for thirty days unconditionally, and then two years if problems are due to defect in either material or workmanship). Please return the Cycle Pump Air Compressor to us for immediate repair or replacement at no charge. - Customer service (Posted on 12/20/12)
I chose this pump based on price, thinking it would be better than similar pumps as it is expensive. For a trial, I used it to add air to my tires. It took two or three tries to get the connecting nozzle attached to the valve stem without leaks, very poor fit/quality. It took several minutes to add a couple of pounds to my tires. I wasn't impressed but will carry it with me as it's better than nothing. I can't imagine how long it would take to air a tire from a flat. I cannot recommend this product. (Posted on 12/19/12)
The pump was on back order, but the website did not indicate that. I had to wait an interminably long period to receive the pump. The phone rep agreed the site should have indicated it was on back order, but that was all the empathy I could get from him. Then, Aerostich seemed to ship the pump the slowest way they possible could. Got just in time for leaving to our AVA Intl Rally in Kanab Friday.
The connector / nozzle does not fill / connect to my air shock valve properly; and the pump will not fill them. While the pump will fill tires quickly, I need to top off my rear air shocks too; and this is not the pump for that.
Lastly, for $100 Aerostich charges (plus shipping), they could have included the inline gauge, and not gouge their customers extra for it.
Bum deal in my opinion, with the exception that the pump is small and will fill you tires just fine; just bad service and not the complete air mgmt solution I thought I was paying for. (Posted on 7/5/12)
I purchased this pump because in the last year I have gone through 3 cheepo pumps (one of them the (slime model it last one use). I use the pump on my truck and motorcycle and it works great. I hestitated putting out over $110 for a tire inflator but it works and works well. Added 10 lbs of air to my truck tires in about 3-4 minutes. Heated up some by the 4th tire but nothing dangerous. (Posted on 12/9/11)
Although a great little unit, you should be aware of a couple things:
- The unit is perhaps a wee bit heavy for everyday carrying. It weights 1 lb, 3 oz., versus typical hand pump at 5 oz. and (2) 16gm CO2 cartridges with nozzle at 7 oz.
- The air hose is much longer than it needs to be, and makes everything bulky & awkward to pack since the hose doesn't wrap nicely anywhere. It comes with a stuff sack which is great for a backpack but it won't fit in a crowded tailbag nicely. (Posted on 9/7/10)