Blackburn Frame Pump CF Pump

DESCRIPTION

Lightweight carbon fiber body, spring-loaded head and T-handle allow easy inflation to 160 psi.

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 13, 2011]
Paul Forgang
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:


Garbage

Weakness:

Overly complicated; you need someone to show you how to use it. When I finally figured it out, it broke; it feel apart when I used it.

Avoid this poorly constructed, overly complicated piece of garbage.

Similar Products Used:

Anything that I have used before is self explanitory simple and so much better

[Jan 12, 2010]
Joe Nation
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Cheap, simple, lifetime guarantee, all spares available.

Weakness:

My bike is too small for a large, but just about small enough for a medium. Maybe make five sizes instead of four for better compatability (although I've never found a bike they wouldn't fit). A flexible hose would give it five chillis.

Best frame-fit pump money can buy. Carbon one is fancy-lookin' but doesn't work any better.

[Dec 07, 2009]
pat charles
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Conveniently attaches

Weakness:

Doesn't work! Can't screw it onto the tire valve

I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone. I bought it for a 14 year old girl, and decided to test it priot to giving it to her. A very good thing that I tested it - after trying it on both my bikes, couldn't attach it to the air valve on the tire. Am returning it to Sports Authority

[Feb 08, 2006]
dinosaur
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Gets the air in. Dependable.

Weakness:

Cost (I got mine on sale for $33)

Nice looking, matches the other c.f. components I have on my bike. Easy to use, gets the air in. No need to pack c02, you will always have a source for air.

NOTE: The new model Blackburn frame pumps are sized differently that the old one's. I carry a large large and its fits under my top tube perfectly. No need for a velcro strap. I use a small ziploc tie as a pump peg secured to my ht. Make sure you buy the right size.

Although the C.F. model is lighter and looks nice than the alumumin model, it really adds no advantage, accept zoot factor (which is why I like it).

The nice thing about Blackburn frame pumps is they will inflate your tire to the desired psi and they are dependable. You can order rebuild kits from Blackburn. They sent me one for free.

I might be old school, but I gave up on co2. It will freeze A full length frame pump is the way to go.

You should practice in your garage. I apply the valve in the 12 o'clock position and inflate without touching the tire/wheel. This way the wheel/tire will swing back and forth and will not put stress on the valve stem. I snapped valve stems left and right before I discovered this method.

Similar Products Used:

Blackburn Airstick CF, Blackburn Al frame pump, Torelli Aria

[Jan 25, 2006]
Tom
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Reliability, ease of use, nifty fit on bike

Weakness:

Need pump peg, can rattle

I've used this pump on my road bike for 10 years with absolutely no problems. Compared to the smaller pumps that attach to water bottle cages, frame pumps have more volume and so pump easier. I highly recommend this model if you happen to have a pump peg--the pump has worked better and lasted longer than any of the on-board pumps I have used.

The only downside is that if you are absent-minded and do not attach the pump properly, it can rattle and even fall out. That has happened to me at least a half-dozen times (I'm absent minded), often at 20 mph+, but so far without calamity, and remarkably without damaging the pump.

Similar Products Used:

Many, many frame pumps

[Jun 17, 2003]
Smasher

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Tough, works well, rebuildable, stays securely on the bike.

Weakness:

None

I have two of these: one purchased a couple of years ago (which works very well), and the other found yesterday on the side of the road under a freeway overpass. It had been run over by a car, and the main tube was ovalized. I brought it home and squished the tube round again in a bench vise. It's pretty scuffed up, but it works fine.

Similar Products Used:

Blackburn Mammoth

[Apr 18, 2005]
John
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Durable. Reliable. Puts air in tire.

Weakness:

Plastic at end can crack if a pump peg is used. Doesn't fit OCLV frames - but then nothing does.

I've used this pump for six years and it will probably last forever. Puts air in the tire as well as the Zefal HP-X, but doesn't mar the frame as much. You need to use a TwoFish MegaBlock if you have a swoopy-tubed carbon fiber bike like an OCLV, but the other option is to carry a mini-pump, and all mini pumps suck for road bikes.

Fits perfectly under the Scott's top tube without a strap.

Similar Products Used:

Zefal HP-X
Silca plastic piece o' crap with Campy head.

[Feb 04, 2005]
Chris
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light, smooth action, doesn't seem to waste much air

Weakness:

Needs straps to hold onto my road bike frame. I used velcro.

Terrific pump. Gets up to high pressures above 100 with fewer pumps than other aluminum barrel models.
Gave only 4 chilis to Value because of high cost.

Similar Products Used:

Blackburn Mammoth aluminum (best for MTB), Zefal aluminum frame pump

[Jan 12, 2005]
Jonathan Hughes
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Beautiful black and silver carbon fiber frame pump. In high pressure mode, be sure you take an air guage with you because you may inadvertently pur too much pressure in your tires! I easily got it up to 145 psi when the tires only needed 120. (You have to have it in the "lock" mode for high pressure, where the red rod doesn't go all the way into the barrel.)

Weakness:

None, except it might rattle a little on rough roads.

Great pump, expensive, but it's worth it.

Similar Products Used:

Crank Bros Road Morph

[Dec 06, 2004]
G Mckshred
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

matches road bikes carbon frame, seems to work well so far (only had it for a couple months). Frame pump means no pump on my back.

Weakness:

got the medium for a 57cm road bike and whie it fits under the top tube, I have to use the velcro to keep it in place - and forget about using your seattube water bottle - as it will hit the pump each time to try to insert or remove the bottle from the cage.

it matches the bike so well it looks like its part of the frame.

I thought it would fit more securely under the top tube, and it is ok with the velcro strap.
Without the strap, it's only a matter of time before you launch yourself when it falls into your wheels.

Similar Products Used:

crank brothers mini pumps, blackburn mini pumps, instaflate, zefal mini pump

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