Archive for September 28th, 2006
The Crank Brothers Alloy Pro Pump is a very interesting pump with a lot of potential. It is not their smallest or lightest pump but is still quite small (9.3″) and light (6.1 Oz., less that 1/2 pound). It also has a neat mounting system that fits almost anywhere.
This is a pump to love or to hate. It works but is tricky to use. I can never seem to remember which is the correct direction to rotate the head so that it pumps air into my tire and if you turn it the wrong way you quickly have no air in your tire. Despise Crank Brothers claim this is not a high capacity pump. I lost count of strokes but think of pumping times of 3 or more minutes. Most users will not be happy after they pump a tire to 100 PSI.