The Raleigh’s performance is on a par with most of the frame-fitting pumps we’ve tried – and you’ll get up to pressure fast. But for a model that costs the same as the best pumps out there it doesn’t feel substantial enough. The aluminium barrel has a solidity to it but this is slightly let down by a more flimsy feeling shaft, and there’s more plastic used than in Zefal’s HPX.
The plastic handle is well shaped and prevents your hand getting caught, and the raised plastic section at the other end is well shaped, with dimples aiding your grip. But the locking lever and the majority of components in the head are plastic, and the RSP doesn’t have the reassuringly durable feel of many of the other pumps here.