Bontrager Air Rush Road mini pump review£22.99

Far from an ordinary inflator

BikeRadar score5/5

This Bontrager inflator delivers a neat double whammy. The conventional low volume, but high-pressure compatible, 68g mini pump works fine if you’re not in a hurry to fix a flat on a training ride.

If you need to get wind into your wheels fast though, you can screw in one of the two included 16g CO2 cartridges for immediate inflation.

The flow regulator dial on the end means accurate pressure control so you won’t waste a cartridge if the pump isn’t quite attached properly.

The slim pump drops easily into a back pocket but it also comes with an H-shaped bracket that’ll fit under your bottle.

Being able to hold the pump is a whole lot easier than trying to hold on to a freezing cartridge body. All in all, this is a really well-designed flat fixing kit at a cracking price.

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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