Best budget mini pumps 2024 reviewed and rated

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When it comes to the tools you carry on every bike ride, having the means to repair a flat tyre is generally considered to be the minimum requirement, otherwise you could find yourself facing quite a long walk home... 

A key factor in getting your tyre rideable again is the ability to inflate it. An increasingly popular method is using one of the best CO2 inflators. But you need to be careful, as they can be a one shot solution. If that patch didn't hold the first time, or if you missed one of the holes, you could be left feeling a little deflated.

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Over 40 years cycling in a variety of disciplines including road riding, commuting, a self-supported Land's End to John o' Groats trip, XC mountain biking and several Polaris Challenge two-day events. Adventure, escape and fun are the motivations for my riding. I also love bike and kit design and have fillet brazed a couple of framesets using Reynolds 853 steel tubing for myself. A very satisfying experience to ride your own bespoke bike!

Height: 180cm

Weight: 66kg