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Best Mini Bike Pump: Never Let A Flat Tire Keep You Down

Best Mini Bike Pumps
Daniel Carraway
Written by Daniel Carraway

Whether you are a casual or a professional cyclist, having the best mini bike pump can save you a lot of time on the road or in the wilderness. Bike pumps are usually in different sizes and shapes, but finding the best portable bike pump that fits perfectly to the frame of your bike is easy to do.

It is important to know that bike pumps are not just made to look stylish and lightweight, but they also have a few features that are specific to different types of individuals and to different bikes. These features can make a huge difference in a race and will also ensure that your pump never lets you down when you need it most.

Mini bike pump features

With that being said let’s look at some key features to consider before buying a pump:

  • Valve type: The valve type is one of the most important features to look at and to ensure that the pump you buy fits you tire. Most pumps are made to accommodate both Presta and Schrader type valves, but they do not necessarily accommodate the Woods valve type
  • Weight: Weight is not something you would consider if the pump is going to stay at home, but if you are a serious cyclist, you would want a pump that is not too heavy and still easy to use and carry with you.
  • Size: Size is almost the same as weight and should only be considered if you plan on riding a lot and carrying the pump with you. You don’t want to carry a pump that’s too large an unwieldy.
  • Type: the type of pump can generally save you a lot of space. If you choose a frame pump, the pump will easily attach to the frame of your bike and you will not need to stress over not having room in your bag. The bigger foot pumps are better for home use and are generally not portable.
  • Gauge: While hand pumps generally do not have gauges, the track pump often does and generally you will have to look for an accurate gauge that is easy to read and does not add too much extra size and weight to your pump.
  • Pressure: While many bikes do not need pumps that are more than 240psi, sometimes having a stronger pump can be beneficial and you will have the ability to use the pump for other daily tasks, like inflating balls and even those portable beds.

If your pump can fit all of these criteria, you will surely have the ultimate pump to ride with, and a pump that will never let you down when you run flat.

Top Mini Bike Pumps for 2017

Spin Doctor RXE Mini Pump

Spin Doctor RXE Mini Pump

Weight: 3.2 ounces

Max PSI: 100

Key Features: Portable and lightweight, extractable hose, large volume barrel to inflate mountain bike tires, reversible heads for Presta and Schrader valve types

Best Use: Mountain biking and road cycling

Description: The Spin Doctor RXE mini pump is one of the lightest and most portable bike pumps on the market. The heads are easy to reverse and can be swopped for the Presta and Schrader valve types.

One of the best features of this lightweight pump is its small size. The pump can easily fit into your backpack and you will not even notice it is there.

The 100psi limit is perfect for the average biker and you will not really need more pressure. The extractable hose allows you to move the head and easily reach your valve from a distance without having to maneuver the pump too much.

For mountain bikers, this pump is fitted with an extra-large volume barrel. This will allow you to easily inflate the thicker and bigger tires without any hassle.

Finally the pump is fitted with a mounting bracket and the hardware is included upon purchase. This will allow you to attach the pump to your bike and save some extra space in your backpack.

Overall this pump is great for mountain bikers and with the easy to mount hardware, you will have the added benefit of riding without a backpack to reduce the weight and make those climbs a little easier.

Topeak Peak DX II MasterBlaster Mini Pump

Topeak Peak DX II MasterBlaster Mini Pump

Weight: 0.55lbs

Max PSI: 120psi

Key Features: Great for Schrader and Presta valve types, durable all alloy barrel, great single action design, folding T-handle with Kraton grip

Best Use: Mountain biking and cycling

Description: Professionals and beginners alike will enjoy the comfort and ease that the Topeak Peak DX II MasterBlaster mini pump provides. The pump is fitted with Kraton grip technology to ensure that no matter the weather conditions, this pump will never slide out of your hands.

The folding T handle makes it comfortable to hold and the single action design will make it easy to inflate your tire in the shortest possible time.

Sometimes cyclists and especially mountain bikers may fall and then everything breaks, but the high quality durable all-alloy barrel of this pump will certainly not.

The head of this pump is perfectly designed to accommodate both the Schrader and Presta valve types and the maximum pressure is around 120 psi

Finally the pump is not only durable, but extremely lightweight and you will receive a mounting bracket upon purchase. The mounting bracket can easily be fastened to your bike and you will have more functionality and added space in your backpack.

Vibrelli Mini Bike Pump

Vibrelli Mini Bike Pump

Weight: 0.5lbs

Max PSI: 120psi

Key Features: Compatible with Schrader and Presta valve types, dual “telescope” functionality, bonus glue less repair kit, sports needle for inflating balls

Best Use: Mountain biking, cycling and sports use

Description: The Vibrelli mini bike pump is one of the most multi-functional bike pumps on the list. The pump is not only made for outdoor and cycling use, but also has the added benefit of providing a sports needle that will allow you to easily inflate your sports equipment.

The design is quite modern and the dual telescope feature will allow you to easily switch between high volume and low volume in inflation.

As an added benefit, users will have the ability to use the quick repair kit and if you should encounter a puncture, you could easily patch up the problem and ensure that you have a stress free and comfortable ride

Finally, the mini pump is made from 6061 aluminum alloy materials that will ensure that your pump never breaks if it should fall or if you have an unfortunate accident.

The pump will also include a mounting bracket that will allow you to easily attach the pump to your bike and save you much needed space in your backpack.

TopBox Mini Portable Bicycle Floor Pump Foot

TopBox Mini Portable Bicycle Floor Pump Foot

Weight: 3.6lbs

Max PSI: 200psi

Key Features: Gas powered inflation, foldable, high quality aluminum alloy, added piston for inner use, high quality gauge to measure the perfect pressure levels

Best Use: Mountain bikes, cycling, motorcycles and everyday use

Description: If you are looking for a multi-functional foot pump, the TopBox mini portable floor pump will be a perfect addition to your outdoor equipment.

The pump has a maximum pressure of 200psi that will allow you to easily inflate your motorcycle tire as well as the tires on your bikes. The gauge will ensure that you always have the perfect pressure level and will make it easier to inflate your tire.

The base of this pump is made from durable aluminum alloy and is designed to be portable. Once you are done with the pump, you can easily fold it up and it will not take much space to store.

The added piston and gas powered feature will perfectly work together to ensure that you can inflate your tires quickly and easily. No more continuous exertion of force.

The head on this pump is perfectly made for both the Schrader and Presta valve types to ensure that you do not have to constantly change the head. This will save you both time and money.

The larger barrel will allow you to generate more pressure and airflow with each pump and the pump also comes with a lifelong warranty to ensure top quality.

BICICLETA Mountain/Road Tire Mini Bike Pump

BICICLETA Mountain/Road Tire Mini Bike Pump

Weight: 2.2 ounces

Max PSI: 100psi

Key Features: Presta and Schrader valve compatible, very lightweight, multi-functional and extremely durable aluminum

Best Use: Mountain biking, sports use and cycling

Description: The BICICLETA Mountain and road tire mini pump is made with multi-functional use in mind. The pump is so small that it easily fits into any backpack, but still has the power to exert pressure up to 100psi. This small pump is great for casual riders and will take up virtually no space at all.

The pump is made to fit both the Presta and Schrader valve types and the added sports needle will give you the opportunity to inflate any sports ball with ease. The machine-manufactured CNC professional quality aluminum will make this pump extremely durable and ensure that you will never have to buy another pump again.

This pump is the ultimate pump to take everywhere and to put in almost any bag. Sports enthusiasts will find that you can easily inflate an average soccer ball in less than 2 minutes. This pump is also easy to use for children and because it is so affordable, now every kid can have their very own bike pump.

Mini Bike Pump with Gauge

Mini Bike Pump with Gauge

Weight: 0.45lbs

Max PSI: 120psi

Key Features: Extremely lightweight, easy to read pressure gauge with integrated hose, secure frame mounting kit, compatible with Presta and Schrader valve types

Best Use: Mountain biking and cycling

Description: The Mini Bike pump with gauge by Pro Bike tool is one of the more advanced and high quality bike pumps on the market. The pump is made to be compatible with both Presta and Schrader valve types and the CNC quality aluminum structure will ensure that your pump never breaks.

The pump is fitted with a very easy-to-read gauge that will allow you to get the perfect level of inflation with every pump, and the added hose will make it easier to inflate tires on motorcycles as they are sometimes in hard to reach locations.

The design has been made to ensure that you reach optimal pressure with the least amount of power exertion.

Finally a mounting kit is included to allow you to easily attach the pump to your bicycle and save some extra space in your backpack and with the lightweight materials, you can be sure that you never have to leave your pump behind for the fear that it may be too heavy.

Micro Bike Pump

Mini Bike Pump with Gauge

Weight: 0.3lbs

Max PSI: 210psi

Key Features: Made from high quality CNC machined aluminum alloy, Presta and Schrader valve type compatibility, frame mounted, sports needle included, lifetime money back warranty

Best Use: Sports use, mountain biking and cycling

Description: AFP cycling has produced one of the best pumps available with their Micro Bike Pump. This pump is not only compatible with both Schrader and Presta valve types, but it also offers an added sports needle for use with various sporting balls.

The bike pump is very lightweight and will still exert up to 210psi worth of pressure to ensure that you have full inflation within the shortest possible time.

The pump is made from high quality CNC machined aluminum that will ensure that your pump never breaks and the lifetime 100% money back warranty proves this feat.

The aluminum body of this pump is protect by an anti-erosion and anti-dust mud cover to allow you to ride anywhere with your mountain bike without the fear that it may get clogged or dirty.

The pump is not only mounted to your bike with brackets, but it also features an added Velcro strap to ensure that the pump never falls off and you always have it with you in times of need.

Overall this pump is great for multi-functional use and will never break or let you down. It is also small enough to fit in any duffel or sports bag and will allow you to carry the pump with you wherever you go.

Zacro Mini Bike Pump

Zacro Mini Bike Pump

Weight: 6.4 ounces

Max PSI: 120psi

Key Features: Compatible with Schrader and Presta valve types, glue less puncture repair kit, ball needle for sports use, bike frame mounting hardware

Best Use: Sports use, mountain biking and cycling

Description: The Zacro mini bike pump is one of the easiest pumps on the market to use at a very affordable price. The head of this pump is compatible with both Presta and Schrader valve types and also features an added sports needle to allow you the opportunity to inflate your sporting equipment.

One of the added benefits you will receive upon purchasing this pump is the glue-less repair kit. This will allow mountain bikers to have more freedom when enjoying the outdoors without the fear of getting a puncture.

The repair kit is easy to use and even features a manual that will show you how to repair a puncture.

For sports enthusiasts, the pump is small enough to fit into any duffel bag or sports bag without consuming too much space

Finally the design of this pump is made to help you quickly inflate your tire and the pump without the exertion of too much power.

After you are done, you can attach the pump to your frame and forget about it. The mounting hardware is very easy to use and will allow you to save the extra space in your backpack.

SportyGorilla Best Mini Bike Pump

SportyGorilla Best Mini Bike Pump

Weight: 6.1 ounces

Max PSI: 150psi

Key Features: Compatible with both Schrader and Presta valves, added needle for sports use, lightweight construction and nonslip T-bar handle features

Best Use: Sporting, mountain biking and cycling

Description: The Da Vinci of all bike pumps is what the Sporty Gorilla Company claims this pump to be. The SportyGorilla best mini bike pump features a head that is compatible with both Presta and Schrader valve types.

They have also added a sports needle and bladder needle to allow you to easily inflate your sporting equipment

The pump has the power to exert up to 150psi worth of power. This will make inflating your bike tires as easy as 1 2 3. The pump is designed to allow for easy inflation on the tougher BMX bikes, but the pump can use all that power for your normal tires as well.

The design is made from high quality aluminum, giving you a lot of durability without sacrificing too much weight. The handle is made as a nonslip T-bar shape that will allow you to even inflate your tires in the wet condition without the fear that the pump might slip.

The pump is quite small in size and will fit easily in almost any bag. You will not notice the weight and even though the pump cannot be mounted to your bike, you will still be able carry it along without the fear of it holding you back on those uphill battles.

Final Thoughts

With the recent surge of interest in the biking industry, having a durable and great quality mini pump has become a must. Even though you may still find that the floor pump can do the job, having a mini pump will be so much easier and will ensure that you never have to push your bike home because of a flat tire.

Buy your Mini bike pump

We would like to thank you for reading this article and we would like to encourage you to let us know about your experience with these pumps.

We would also like to know whether you think a foldable foot pump is better or if the portable mini pumps make life easier while you enjoy your bike ride, so please leave a comment below.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Daniel Carraway
Daniel Carraway

Daniel Carraway joined our team last year. He is a gear freak when it comes to hiking, climbing and camping. He went to REI Outdoor School to meet new people and learn best practices. Don’t even try to argue with him about the latest backpack or ice axe, he tried most of them. Daniel’s dream is to climb Mount Everest.

  • Ryan Freeman

    Could’ve done with the Vibrelli mini pump when I was a kid – seemed to always be on the hunt for a needle to pump up soccer balls! Debated whether to buy a mini-pump or a bigger pump with feet. Decided on this as I figured its main use would be when out and about and I got a flat. Love how lightweight it is and the fact that it can attach to my bike is a bonus. The puncture repair kit is a nice touch, though a bit gimmicky. Feel like most riders would already carry a repair kit anyway!

  • Daniel Carraway

    These mini bike pumps are really innovative. I know what you mean, we could’ve saved hours if we had these babies when we’re growing up. It’s amazingly lightweight and compact, too. Affordable? You bet!

  • Alexander Bianco

    Depending on how you bike, and how you prep for your biking excursions, its important to think about whether you want something that you could grab for multiple bikes, or simple pick a pump that is best for each one. I’ve convinced myself that I am far too much of an on-the-go person to search for a pump whenever I want to go out, so I have pumps for all my bikes. Between my wife and I, that totals seven, and we have a pump along for each one.

  • Daniel Carraway

    Wow, that’s quite a lot! I’m surprised the neighbors haven’t borrowed your mini pumps, yet – I would if I’m your neighbor, LOL! I have two bikes but sadly just one mini bike pump for me. Maybe i could drop hints to my friends since my birthday is coming up soon. Or I could just show them this post! 🙂

  • Rebecca Jones

    I think the Vibrelli looks like the one I’d go with. It’s affordable and a lot of people agree that it’s very well built. There didn’t seem to be any manufacturers issues, either. Seems small enough to fit into any kind of carry on you might be using, too. Alexander, that’s a great idea to have pumps for every bike. I never would of thought of that!

  • Daniel Carraway

    Hi Rebecca! I’m glad you found the post useful since it provided a lot of options for you. And yes, Alexander had this wonderful idea of having one pump each for every bike they own. Pretty radical, right? But a very wise move, if I may say so.
    Thanks for stopping by with your inputs, I appreciate it a lot. 🙂

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