This is a very small pump by any standards – just 87g in weight and, at 24.5cm long, small enough for a jersey pocket. And it was surprisingly decent to use, too.
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The pressure after 300 strokes – around 40 to 50psi – wasn’t that great, and it would take something over 300 strokes to get a road tyre up to a high enough pressure to ride home… but you’d get there in the end.=
The carbon barrel is responsible for the Lifeline’s minimalist weight, but it still manages to feature a flip-out T-shaped pumping handle that results in a very good grip. The shaft is quite narrow, but the short 10.5cm stroke means you’re not putting undue pressure on it while pumping.
And though reaching its claimed maximum pressure of 120psi would take a near-superhuman effort, overall this is a very decent product at a bargain price.
At a glance:
- Weight: 87g
- Length: 24.5cm
- Stroke: 10.5cm
- Pressure at 200 strokes: 40-50psi