Axiom Terminateair HP review

Nice pump, but a little slow to do its job

BikeRadar score3/5

Axiom’s superbly named Terminateair HP is a slim 23mm in diameter and 26.5cm long when closed, but extends to an impressive 60cm when the 18cm flexible hose is extended. It comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Alternating smooth shaped aluminium bands with raised, knurled hoops gives great grip, and the head works for Presta and Schraeder valves.

At 122g, the Axiom’s weight makes it slightly less susceptible to escaping from rear pockets than heavier options – but it’s unlikely you’d fit more than half of it in. Therefore the supplied bottle boss mount is the sensible option, and rubber seals keep moisture out of the body and head effectively.

This is a conventional pump, except that the hose pulls out from the smaller handle end, and you pump with the longer part. The Revalver screw-on head secures with a satisfying snick, and grip is outstanding.

The 16.5cm stroke length is impressive, but volume is moderate and it’s single-action only. This makes the action light, but 100 strokes produced just 33psi, measured after unscrewing the head, which releases a small amount of pressure. Its 160psi rating is impressive – so long as you’re in no hurry.

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

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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