The Zefal Air Profil LL Mini pump might be pushing the limits of its moniker a bit – it’s 32cm long, which makes it much longer than a lot of other mini pumps.
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However, that extra length allows it to pack in an awful lot of performance, and you won’t be that far shy of 100psi after 200 strokes. Certainly the 80psi or so that it reached after 200 strokes should be enough to get you home – put in the final heroic efforts and you’ll get to a ton or more.
This again shows that size really does matter when it comes to pumps. Despite its length it weighs just 124g – plus an extra 10g for the carrier and Velcro strap.
The metal head assembly and locking lever all feel very solid and it’s only the 8mm shaft that shows any signs of vulnerability. You might also find you need gloves as the pressure rises to maintain grip.
This may not be the most portable mini pump, but is 124g really too much to carry for the extra peace of mind a slightly larger pump affords? We don’t think so.
- Weight: 124g
- Length: 32cm
- Stroke: 23cm
- Pressure at 200 strokes: 75-80psi
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.