JetBlack Jet RX Road pump review£23.00

Lifetime-guaranteed mini pump

BikeRadar score4/5

Australian company JetBlack’s RX Road has a similar design to the Lezyne Road Drive Mini, but at 32cm in length it’s more compact and lighter too, weighing just 114g.

It has a highly impressive pumping action and feels very good to use, with a 15mm diameter shaft and a reversible screw-on chuck that creates an ultra-secure connection with the valve. The action does start to become harder work after about 125 strokes, but even that would probably be enough to get you home – and we reckon you could hit the claimed 140psi maximum if you were prepared to put in the effort. It doesn’t get as hot as some either.

It’s not super-mini, but it is light – and Jet Black is confident enough to give it a very welcome lifetime guarantee. The plastic mount has two rubber O-rings, so it should be secure on the bike.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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