Zéfal Profil Max FP70 pump review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The thick plastic piston pushes a lot of air — meaning it will work well on larger volume tyres — but it feels neither as strong nor as durable as the metal alternatives.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Easy to read gauge

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    Good pump volume

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Not very accurate

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    Tricky valve connector

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A huge gauge with a suitably massive marker bevel makes it easy to read but not very accurate.

The small connector is stiff to fit and awkward to use — we managed to bend a valve core trying to hold it on properly, no thanks to a super-stiff locking lever.

It does get better with use but it’s still far from ideal. This pump took the fewest strokes to 100psi thanks to a generous volume that is further increased by a handle that returns a long way on the ‘up stroke’ — certainly further than feels natural when pumping.

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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.