While a mountain bike specific mini pump may not seem like quite the anomaly as a MTB-only floor pump, we’re happy to see the specialization.
The new SKS Aeron offers a 72psi (5 bar) max pressure and should pump things up quickly with its large volume canister. I like the thread on, flexible hose of the Topeak model I reviewed, but I’m finding more circumstances where a thread-on-only pump just doesn’t work. The SKS Aeron solves this with a one-size-fits-all valve head and clamp lever that’ll keep it in place while you’re pumping away. It’s just $24.99 and includes a matching frame holder.
Bonus: The metal body looks like it’ll hold up better than some other SKS mini pumps we’ve reviewed. At 157g, it’s not too heavy, but it’s vying for weight weenie status like those all plastic ones.