The Mini-TG has its own built-in pressure gauge. This will show you that it takes about 180 strokes to get up to around 90psi. Which is when the really hard work will begin. But the Mini-TG does have a lot going for it. This quite small affair turns into a miniature track pump with a T-shaped fold-out handle and a plastic fold-out foot.
Whereas some other pumps have soft, flexible hoses, the Mini-TG has a solid hose, which is a little more awkward to use. It does contain the gauge though, and we were pleased that this was accurate too. But it doesn’t feel as tough or as durable as some of the options it’s up against.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.