Stompump foot pump
Mending a puncture at the roadside is one of cycling’s biggest chores. Mini-pumps that are small enough to pocket or clip to your bike are fine but not great for actually inflating a tyre. Stompump’s biggest claim is that this compact foot-operated unit (it’s just 73mm x 68mm) will inflate a tyre three times faster than a conventional mini-pump.
It’s a very well put together product, with the body, foot and pedal top all manufactured from very neatly CNC’d aluminium.
Along with the flexible hose, stainless-steel fittings and dual-valve (Presta and Schrader) head, it screams quality throughout and at 185g it’s pretty light.
The main plunger has a rubber bung, which when removed, hosts a storage compartment that’s 22mm wide and just over 50mm deep – big enough for some patches and glue.
The pump is rated to 60psi, not great for ultra high-pressure slim road tyres but more than ample for modern, wider tubeless road tyres and it is perfectly suited to big-volume gravel tyres.
The pump took 46 ‘stomps’ to inflate a 650b, 47c gravel tyre to 50psi. By contrast, a six-inch long mini-pump took 200 pump strokes to reach only 45psi.
On 28mm road tyres, after 30 ‘stomps’, the pump resistance is pretty high because the Stompump is far better at high volume than it is at high-pressure.
The Stompump even seated a tubeless tyre that had lost pressure within a few stomps on the plunger. Impressive because that only usually happens with at least a track pump.
I’d recommend the Stompump for tyres over 32mm all the way up to plus-sized 650s, and even massive volume mountain bike tyres. However, it doesn’t have a built-in pressure gauge, so you need to be confident judging pressures by hand.
The Stompump will fit in a bottle cage mount, but unless you’re running a gravel chassis with an extra cage mount, this means your water carrying ability will be less.
The composite mount does have slots for zip-ties, so it could be mounted elsewhere providing your frame has the space.
For commuters, the compact size will easily fit in a backpack pocket and at a push a jersey pocket.
Would I recommend the Stompump? Yes, if you’re using it on a gravel bike or big-tyred commuter or e-mountain bike, although for standard high-pressure road use it’s not ideal.
Stompump foot pump details
Stompump’s biggest claim is that this compact foot-operated unit will inflate a tyre three times faster than a conventional mini-pump. David Caudery / Immediate media
- The main plunger has a rubber bung, which, when removed, hosts a storage compartment that’s 22mm wide and just over 50mm deep.
- This well put together product boasts a body, foot and pedal top made from neatly CNC’d aluminium and stainless steel fittings.
- The pump is rated to 90psi, which is more than ample for modern, wider tubeless road tyres and big volume gravel tyres, not high-pressure slim road tyres.