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Stompump lets cyclists' legs do the pumping

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The Stompump is presently on Kickstarter
The Stompump is presently on Kickstarter
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The Stompump is presently on Kickstarter
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The Stompump is presently on Kickstarter
The Stompump's planned retail price is $90
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The Stompump's planned retail price is $90
Using an included frame dock and safety strap, the 185-gram Stompump can be mounted on a bike's water bottle bosses
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Using an included frame dock and safety strap, the 185-gram Stompump can be mounted on a bike's water bottle bosses
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Serious cyclists typically carry compact hand pumps with them on long rides. Using such a pump to inflate a completely flat tire from scratch, however, can be an arduous process. That's why the foot-operated Stompump was created.

Using an included frame dock and safety strap, the 185-gram Stompump can be mounted on a bike's water bottle bosses. When it's time to firm up a tire or fix a flat, the pump is removed, its hose is pulled out, and its chuck is attached to the tire's valve stem – it works with both Presta and Schrader valves.

From there, well, you just stomp on it. According to its creators, Woody Tate and Reason Bradley, it can fill a 29-inch mountain bike tire or a fatbike tire three times faster than a hand pump. With a maximum capacity of 60 psi (4 bar), however, it's not ideal for filling super-high-pressure road bike tires – although Tate tells us that a road-specific version may be coming.

Using an included frame dock and safety strap, the 185-gram Stompump can be mounted on a bike's water bottle bosses
Using an included frame dock and safety strap, the 185-gram Stompump can be mounted on a bike's water bottle bosses

Along with the novelty factor of its being a compact bike-mountable foot pump, some of the Stompump's other features include machined aluminum construction, stainless steel fittings, and an integrated air filtration system … plus there's a storage compartment in the center where you could stash gear such as a patch kit.

And yes, you could use it to pump up things other than bike tires.

If you're interested in getting a Stompump, it's currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of US$79 will get you one, when and if they reach production. The planned retail price is $90.

Source: Kickstarter

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3 comments
ChairmanLMAO
This looks very nice. As an offroad motorbiker I'd need to go between 7lbs and 23lbs - heres hoping it works for that!
Leonard Foster Jr
Yeah but theirs a hand warmer size li-ion pump out goes over 100psi fits in a seat bag wedge pack etc.
Terence Hawkes
I love it! Anyone who has wrestled with a silly little hand pump will really appreciate this.