Specialized Air Tool HP floor pump review

This hi-viz track pump from the Big S makes light work of 100psi, is made from good-quality materials and is eye-catchingly styled

Specialized Air Tool HP
Sturdy pump that'll help you get more air for less effort
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A good-looking, well made pump with a light action, but could do with a more solid-feeling handle.

Reasons to buy
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    Big, stable steel base

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    Durable aluminium barrel

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    Reaches 100psi with minimum effort

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    Chuck works well

Reasons to avoid
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    Plastic handle feels a bit lightweight compared to the rest of the construction

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The Specialized Air Tool HP is a handsome-looking piece of kit, standing out from the crowd in its ‘Ion’ hi-viz colour way (it’s also available in silver) with a large steel base that curves forwards to combat rocking in that direction with sandpaper grips stuck to each side of the footplate.

It stands 65cm off the ground, a seemingly standard height that allows you to get your weight over the handle without doing your back in. However, as we shall see, the Specialized doesn't really need to be leant on t00 much to hit the sort of pressures a road bike user will be aiming at.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.