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- Used once, worked great Review by Errol
I never had an issue with this pump. The switch worked fine for me once I realized it rotated in one direction. I haven't had to use this for an emergency, but my friend and I checked our tire pressures in Fort St. John on our way from Reno, NV to Whitehorse, YT and it worked perfectly to get us both back up to a proper pressure.
I have one recommendation for the next revision of this product. Place a Schrader valve on the end of the outlet, just after it tees off to the pump hose. This way you can maintain the compact size while giving an easy way to attach a tire gauge to check pressure without having to constantly remove pump from the wheel. (Posted on 7/14/15)
- No go Review by Echo15
- Bought this several years ago for that "hope I never need it" situation. Well, finally had that situation and.....nothing. No power. No compression. Borrowed a bicycle hand pump to get home. (Posted on 4/8/15)
- Small & Fast w/some flaws Review by Monty
- This is one of the smallest and fastest pumps on the market (and cheapest) but as many have said in reviews, the switch is defective and the wires to the motor can become disconnected quite easily. I returned my first pump and received another with exactly the same problem with the switch. You have to bend the wires around the switch to get the pump to energize. I have decided that it will cost me the same to buy a more robust switch at Lowe's than to return the pump via UPS. There was another fellow who recommended that you dip some of the motor connections in vinyl coat to protect the connections from shorting out on the frame (sparks) and to use some locktite on other screws which could back themselves out. I will do all of these things as well. Most of the folks on my last ride liked the size and efficiency (quick air-up's) of this pump than the bigger, more expensive ones they were carrying. (Posted on 8/6/14)
- Great Things in small packages Review by HookedonHarley
- I was a little dubious of this compressor after reading all the reviews talking of switches, open wires, and stuff breaking. But I could not find anything comparable, so decided to give it a try. I am pleasantly surprised. Yep, it has a few weak points, but it comes with a very usable storage bag, and, with a little care, this compressor works very nicely. If you are concerned about the switch and wire issues, they can be easily remedied, and I believe the compressor itself is worth the investment. (Posted on 7/16/14)
- Size does matter Review by Mark
- Small package in this case is a good thing. Has the power to fill, packs down small. The in-line cord switch is a little hinkey - takes a few times to get it to close the circuit. (Posted on 7/8/14)
- Better than expected Review by Cathleen
- Gave it to my husband for his birthday. He has used it twice and is surprised at how fast it will pump up a flat tire. From zero to forty-seven pounds in just a few minutes. He doesn't like the exposed wires though. He fears they will be vulnerable to breakage floating around in a saddlebag. (Posted on 4/30/14)
- not a good choice Review by Darren
- I thought this would be nice because it is the smallest of the options and less expensive. The tab that locks the nozzle to the valve stem broke completely off the very first time I used it. Now I am out of country and finding this bit is impossible. Go with the Cycle Pump. I have had one for years ant it still works. (Posted on 4/28/14)
- It Works Review by Trundlebike
- Lost my first one to a thief, had to have another. Functional, durable, and has a great mechanical presence. Put loctite on all the screws and replace the switch if you must, but this device is a keeper. (Posted on 4/11/14)
- Works but with problems Review by Jerry
- As others have stated the switch is terrible. I have had mine about 5 years. First time I used it (for practice) it went OK except extra practice getting the hose to clamp on deep enough to let air in. Next time the switch did not work. I had to take it apart and reconnect it. A couple of more times all OK just had to be careful seating the hose clamp and taking it off. The last time It aired up the tire but not to full pressure but the plastic gear cover came off, screws fell out. I am shopping for a better one. (Posted on 4/5/14)
- Replace the Switch Review by Dean
- As it has been said numerous times; the switch is junk. Save yourself a potential crappy day and replace it right off. I've used mine a couple of times to repair tubeless flats and it works pretty well. (Posted on 3/12/14)