Work experience Ben's take on a cunningly featured pump
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Posted on: February 11, 2011
Did Ben write this? If so, he should be congratulated on his correct use of the word ‘fewer’….
Question – any idea on the longevity of the hose? Cheap no-name pumps with integral hoses don’t fare so well, for example, and once the hose is gone, the pump’s kinda useless
“the hose has been reinforced to give it some resistance against rocks and other such things it may scrape, hit or come into contact with when you’re pumping on the floor”
I can’t see that the hose is going to scuff on very much at all
I’d be more worried about the base (once set up as a footpump), I read that as its plastic, any eneven surface and being so unsupported like that (with the grooves for the head to slot back into) its going to snap off leaving you without a base or somewhere to neatly stow away the head?
When your up on a hillside with the light fading, the clouds coming in, the temperature dropping, a group waiting on you and maybe being bitten by flying things you’re not exactly going to be gentle on the pump?
do you think it would seat the bead of tubeless tyre? i think I have got my mountain morph to do this, but i’m not sure.
How does it match up to the Top Peak Mountain Morph?
Cos that is the yardstick I would use for out in the hills pumps
well its more compact as the hose on the Airace is internal and the lock lever is made of aluminium so that’ll be more durable.
hope that helps
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