The 5 Best Mini Bike Pumps For Less Than £15
Picture this – you’re making great time cycling to work, when all of a sudden you feel one of your tyres getting flatter and flatter. What can you do? You don’t want to be late, and you can’t ride your bike in the state that it’s in, but you don’t have a portable bike pump with you.
Avoiding eventualities like this is why it’s always handy, no matter why or where you’re cycling, to keep a mini bike pump on you at all times; one that can easily fit in your pocket or bag, or be attached to your bicycle should you suddenly need it.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so which mini cycle pump could you consider for no more than £15?
Perfect for road bikes, this Cykeway model is arguably the best mini bike pump on the market at this price.
With this powerful, 116 psi pump, your bike can easily be good as new in less than one minute, without the risk of any air leaking out while pumping, either. You can also switch from ‘Presta’ to ‘Schrader’ modes just by flipping the hose around; there’s no need to reconfigure your pump head.
And at just 19cm long and 89g heavy, it is neither overly noticeable nor will it take up too much space, whether you decide to attach it to your bike frame with its mounting kit, carry in your bag, or slide inside your pocket.
Another highly compact mini pump, this model from Diyife weighs just 160g and can be attached to your bike frame with the mounting bracket.
Plus, boasting a 120 psi pump, it’s another extremely powerful piece of kit, and can repair much more than just bikes, including footballs and basketballs.
It also comes with a gas needle to inflate the sports balls, a fixed belt and holder to attach the pump on the bike, a rubber binding strap to fix the tube, a puncture repair kit and user manual.
If it’s a sturdy mini bike pump you’re especially keen on, then this VeloChampion design might be for you. It’s made with quality aluminium alloy with durable and precise parts, built to last so it will outlast cheaper models with plastic components.
It also has a 120 psi pump, with 8.3 bar high pressure capacity, meaning you will save yourself time and energy while attending to a flat tyre, and can swiftly get yourself back on your bike again.
Like the Cykeway, it comes with ‘Presta’ and ‘Schrader’ valve attachments, meaning it is great for either road or mountain bikes, and its bike frame mount means it can be attached securely to your bike and will be held firmly in place, with being overly heavy so as to weigh you and your bicycle down.
Another seriously powerful design, this YKS pump comes with a 150 psi pressure gauge, so it can easily tend to road, mountain, BMX or hybrid bikes, to name only a few.
What’s more, its T-shaped rotatable grip, folding foot pedal and non-slip base make it a less strenuous task to inflate your bike, so you shouldn’t expend too much energy on just fixing your bicycle, either.
And again, it is made of aluminium alloy, which not only has a long shelf life, but is also particularly light and durable.
Finally, this pump from ICOCOPRO is also made from quality aluminium alloy with durable, precise parts, so it too is a model built to last.
Another pump with ‘Presta’ and ‘Schrader’ valve attachments, both are easy to switch between, meaning it is perfect for road or mountain bikes, and its 160 psi pressure capacity makes it particularly reliable whether your bike needs an emergency repair or just a maintenance of tyre pressure.
Meanwhile, the smallest body measures at just 4.9 inches, so it should fit in any bags, backpacks or even pockets, and weighing just 2.9oz, is it is so light that you should barely notice it until you need it.
Like the Diyife model, also, it can pump up much more than bike tyres, such as volleyballs, basketballs and footballs, while its surface is designed with non-slip stripes, so you won’t lose grasp of it while pumping your tyre up.
What do you think is the best mini pump in this price range? Let us know in the comments…