Genuine Innovations Mountain pipe review£29.99

Hybrid CO2 pump

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Genuine Innovations (GI) have put some serious thought into their genuinely innovative hybrid hiss-fixer and the results put it right onto our most wanted kit list.

They aren’t the first to combine a CO2 canister and pump, but it’s done well. The adjustable pressure release means the 16g canister gives accurate reinflation of up to a 2.3in tyre rather than just a single-shot burst.

The canister also forms the handle for the conventional fat shaft pump. This tops up tyres (or fills them completely if you’ve already used the canister) quickly for a short-stroker.

The hollow shaft includes a Schraeder adaptor and two patches, and there’s room for split chain links, spare bolts and so on. At 184g it weighs much less than a separate pump and CO2 combo, and its price is comparable too.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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