Cannondale Precise Floor Pump: Practically Perfect

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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

Pros

  • Fits Presta and Schrader without adjustment.
  • Clear dial.
  • Doesn’t trap fingers

Cons

  • 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.

Overall

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.

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Review Info

Brand: Cannondale
Product: Precise Floor Pump
From: cannondale.com
Price: £55.00
Tested: by Hannah for 10 months
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Hannah Dobson

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I came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. I like all bikes, but especially unusual ones. More than bikes, I like what bikes do. I think that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments. I try to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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  • Cannondale Precise Floor Pump: Practically Perfect
  • b33k34
    Full Member

    That *looks* really clever.  I wonder how they’ve made the gauge work like that.

    of course the real test is if it’s actually accurate at all those pressures – gauge accuracy usefully falls off significantly away from the middle of their range – so most HP pumps are good at road bike pressures but misread significantly at the 15-30psi of mountain bike tyres.  20psi on both my Lezyne and Silca is closer to 30.

     

     

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    A link to where I could actually buy one would be great 🙂

    mert
    Free Member

    of course the real test is if it’s actually accurate at all those pressures

    If it’s anything like the vast majority of plastic gauges it’ll be fairly average-to-poor when it’s brand new and woeful-to-WTF after you’ve had it 6 months.

    hightensionline
    Full Member

    That looks good, and nowhere near as steep as I expected the price to be.

    Expert placement in front of the weeds for the photos, incidentally. 10/10.

    Gribs
    Full Member

    of course the real test is if it’s actually accurate at all those pressures

    Does that actually mater? The only thing it really needs to be is consistent so you can get a repeatable tyre pressure and set it how you like.

    thisisnotaspoon
    Free Member

    of course the real test is if it’s actually accurate at all those pressures – gauge accuracy usefully falls off significantly away from the middle of their range – so most HP pumps are good at road bike pressures but misread significantly at the 15-30psi of mountain bike tyres. 20psi on both my Lezyne and Silca is closer to 30.

    Surely that assumes whatever you’re checking it with is accurate.

    Either it’s the same range, same problems.

    Or you use 2 separate gauges, and if one is inaccurate it just makes it look like the pump gauge is inaccurate at one end.

    FWIW my Topeak pump, SKS guage and the old oxford guage all agree to within their stated accuracies.

    nickc
    Full Member

    That *looks* really clever.  I wonder how they’ve made the gauge work like that.

    yeah me too, I wonder how they do it?

    jeffl
    Full Member

    A link to where I could actually buy one would be great 🙂

    https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=cannondale+Precise+Floor+Pump

    😉

    zerocool
    Full Member

    I just pump my tyres up to the same pressure every time (I have no idea if 30 and 35psi on my gauge is accurate but it’s the pressure I like. Same for the jump bike, 65PSi (maybe the most terrifying thing I’ve done on a bike recently was pumping it up that high when it already felt hard!) and 100/120 on the road bike.
    As said above consistently doing it the same is probably more important that getting the number exactly right anyway.

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