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A floor pump is hardly the pinnacle of technology, yet it seems surprisingly difficult to get right. The Cannondale Precise Floor Pump is spot on, especially for the multi-bike household.
- Brand: Cannondale
- Product: Precise Floor Pump
- From: Cannondale
- Price: £55.00
- Tested by: Hannah for 10 months
- Fits Presta and Schrader without adjustment.
- Clear dial.
- Doesn’t trap fingers
- Not a ‘blaster’ pump for tubeless
Let’s start with the handle. It’s an ergonomically shaped rubbery affair – nice because it’s not unpleasantly cold on your fingers. The ergonomics mean you’ll want to grab it the right way round, but that’s not difficult. The handle doesn’t descend all the way down to meet the body of the pump, so you can’t trap you skin or fingers. Nice. The action is smooth and with your feet on the grippy foot stand at the bottom, the pump feels nice and stable.
The head of the pump is very easy to attach to Presta or Schrader valves. Just push on and flip the lever, start pumping. As a household with both types of valves in regular use, this is great – no fiddling around with different holes, or bits that flip, or whatever. Pump and go. Job done. The gauge is nice and clear to read, with large print and colour coding, and a graded scale so at the lower pressures you can be more accurate with your reading. It has some simple suggested pressures for different types of application – a reassuring feature for when novice teenage mechanics are undertaking their own bike maintenance. The suggested pressures are also pretty useful/fit for purpose.
The pump is high volume enough that you can pump up mountain bike tyres quite quickly, but it’s still useful for high pressure tyres like on a road bike. There’s a bleed valve for letting a bit out too, if you take things too far. You also get a couple of valves – and storage for them – so you can pump up things like balls or airbeds. The hose is usefully long, and stores away simply in a couple of clips.
Does everything you want a pump to do except the blast pump function you sometimes need for awkward tubeless tyres. Cannondale has nailed the basics with this Cannondale Precise Floor Pump model.
|Product:||Precise Floor Pump|
|Tested:||by Hannah for 10 months|