Tuesday, March 9, 2010 12.00pm
By Russ Burton, What Mountain Bike
The Zefal Jet TL is the style of pump that has become pretty much the norm for most mountain bikers. It's too long for a jersey pocket but stashes neatly in a riding pack and is hardly noticed in terms of weight.
The handle ﬂips out and locks securely in position, and the valve switches round for Presta/Schrader compatibility. This model doesn’t pump a tyre up as fast as some higher volume pumps, but it does what is expected of it in an easy no-fuss way at a very reasonable price.
Where the Jet does deliver, though, is a ﬁrm locking clip which combines with a slight angle on the head of the pump to allow you to use it at 45° angle. That makes a huge difference in comfort as you frantically try to get that tube inﬂated before the rain clouds catch you. A ﬁnal well thought through detail is the cap that snaps over the valve.
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