Park Tools PFP-7 Professional pump review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The only plus side was that the grips are the best with wet or oily hands.

Reasons to buy
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    Good grippy handles

Reasons to avoid
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    Short hose

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    Not very accruate

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With a reputation for producing high quality tools, we had high expectations for the PFP-7.

So to say we were disappointed would be an understatement.

The action of the barrel in the chamber felt rough, the foldable base isn’t the most stable, and then there’s the connector. Despite its immense size, it’s awkward to use and takes quite a bit of effort to get on and off.

For a pump with the word ‘professional’ in its name, we were left a little bemused. It’s not particularly accurate, the hose is too short for a bike on a workstand, there’s no air bleed and it doesn’t feel durable enough for regular workshop use.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.