Soon enough you won’t need to work up a sweat after getting halted by a flat tire. Now on Kickstarter, Stompump is a compact, easy-to-use foot actuated tire pump that is actually small enough to take with you on the bike, and made-in-the-US.
Stompump foot powered tire pump
Out of one of the minds that gave us the BarFly out-front Garmin mount comes a new cycling product meant to add a little convenience to our lives. The Stompump is a pump you stomp on. Nothing so innovative there – a foot powered tire pump. But this one is actually compact enough that you can take it with thanks to bottle cage mount, and promises efficient inflation up to 60psi with its machined aluminum construction.
Everyone needs an easy-to-use, reliable inflation device at home and out on rides. While a floor pump is a quick solution at home, most mini pumps are finicky to deal with out on the trail, and take a lot of time and effort to inflate a big tire after fixing a flat. While many riders prefer CO2 cartridges, they too can be error prone and can leave you stranded if you screw up. Enter the Stompump foot pump…
Developed as a compact, precision high-volume foot pump, the Stompump gets a fully machined aluminum body, with a short hose flexible and a simple press-on head that works with both Presta & Shraeder valves. At just 185g, it is able to pump a mountain bike tire up 3x faster than a normal high-volume mini pump, and without the hassle of leaning over a wheel, trying not to lever too much against the valve.
Its design also includes a fairly unique integrated air filtration setup to keep dirt out, so it will run smoothly for a long time. It also builds a central storage compartment into its main body that makes for a good place to stow a flat repair kit, like a tubeless tire plug setup or a tube patch kit.
The whole thing – made in the USA in Marin County, CA – compresses and locks down to a size about as big around as a water bottle, but maybe half as tall. It can be tossed in a backpack, or stowed on the bike with the included mounting bracket and velcro strap, attached to your bike’s water bottle cage bosses.
Availability Timeline & Kickstarter Pricing
The project has pretty much already hit its small Kickstarter funding goal three days into its two month crowdfunding campaign. To get one it’ll cost you $79 (or just $69 if you act super fast!) That’s eleven bucks savings from the final retail price. Delivery is slated for August 2018. The team behind the project is well versed in the cycling industry and getting products to market, so it’s about as sure a bet as you’ll find on Kickstarter.
They’ve already got the design and manufacturing solution wrapped up. So the small Kickstarter was really more about gauging consumer interest and then helping to fund the first ramp up of production.