Zefal Lapize pump review£12.99

Frame fitting inflator

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Zefal's Lapize is a frame-fitting pump with a separate hose designed for bikes with pump pegs. Though its steel barrel and aluminium handle will complement the looks of a classic bike very well, we found it hard work.

The separate hose means you can grip it comfortably when pumping, but the Lapize has an insubstantial feel and takes an age to get a tyre up to pressure.

We also found that we had to stop to retighten the hose occasionally, as it loosened on the Presta valve as it heated up. Two lengths of pump are available.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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