- Product Dimensions: 6 x 2 x 22 inches ; 9.6 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- ASIN: B00113JAG0
- Item model number: PMP-5
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #336,540 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
Park Tool PMP-5 Dial Adjust Frame Pump
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- The PMP-5 quickly adjusts (no tools needed) to fit small to large size frames
- All aluminum barrel construction ensures long life and fluid operation
- The PMP-5 is presta and schrader valve compatible and features a dual density
- One pump, multiple bikes, fast and easy
- Maximum pressure: 160 psi / 11 bars
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|Package Height||1.34 x 5.59 x 21.73 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.75 pounds|
One size does fit all. A full-length frame pump that securely locks into nearly any frame. The PMP-5 quickly adjusts (no tools needed) to fit small to large size frames so riders can use one pump for multiple bikes and retailers can stock just one frame pump. All aluminum barrel construction ensures long life and fluid operation. The PMP-5 is Presta and Schrader valve compatible and features a dual density, soft touch flip-out handle for smooth, comfortable pumping. One pump, multiple bikes, fast and easy! (Max. pressure: 160 psi / 11 bars) Patents pending
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Top Customer Reviews
With an actual pump, you never wonder if you have enough cartridges with you, or realize that you need more before a ride because you forget that you used your last one the last ride. As for a full size pump over a mini-pump, people buy the minis because they weigh less. The few ounce difference between a mini and full size pump might amount to seconds over a century or stage race. If you're racing at the level where a few seconds count, you don't have a pump. A mechanic rides up next to you in a team car and swaps your wheel. For the rest of us, I don't see any reason not to carry a full size frame pump.
That being said, my Zefal hpx seems to be the gold standard by which frame pumps are judged. It has served me well for the last ten years, and many hundreds of pumped tires. Even when searching for recommendations of frame pumps today, the hpx seems to come out on top across the internet. However, I have been told by a couple of different dealers now that there has been no US Zefal distributor in the last few years, so parts are nearly impossible to come by. The hpx has replaceable plastic "wings;" the little concave braces that fit against the bike's tubing. These flex and eventually break with years of use. I lost one years ago, and the other is about to break. Although the pump still works perfectly, I decided to look at other options instead of ordering parts from Europe. Naturally, I am going to use the hpx as a standard for comparison.
There do not seem to be many frame pumps on the market. Based on my experience with Park Tools, and their good reputation, I got the PMP-5. Unlike the Zefal hpx's, which came in fixed sizes, the PMP-5 is adjustable to a wide range of bikes.
I was unable to compare the PMP-5 against my bike before getting it. I had hoped that it would fit along a seat stay, keeping it out of the way. Unfortunately, on its shortest setting, it came up a fraction of an inch too long. I think this is an ideal place for a frame pump, out of the way of bottles, headlight batteries and other things that populate the main frame triangle.
The length adjustment mechanism consists of a plastic chevron on the cylinder cap that slides into one of eight side slots off of a central slot on the pump handle. When handling the pump, it's easy to move the chevron out of the desired adjustment, and you must take it out of the desired slot to unfold the handle for use. So you have to be careful to hold it in the desired position until you get it on the bike, at which time everything is held together under the spring tension. I would like to see an adjustment method that locked down some how, but this is a workable solution.
The handle folds out to about 100 degree angle from the pump body, and an over center mechanism snaps it into place. My hpx does not do this, and this is a very nice, hand-friendly feature. Now if only they could do that at the pump head end, too.
The materials and construction are comparable to those on the hpx. Since they worked fine on the hpx for ten years (and I imagine would go on for another ten easily), I have little doubt that the parts will last for a long time. And I hope that Park, being a domestic company, will have replacement parts readily available. One nice upgrade of the Park over the Zefal is that that piston shaft is anodized. Despite my attempts to keep the one on the hpx greased, its shaft is quite corroded.
The PMP-5 has deep, wide, rounded grooves on the end of the folded handle and pump head to brace against the tubing. These seem to conform to my bike frame better than the hpx ever did. The ends of the pumps are offset from the center of the pump body so that the body clears cable fittings, battery pack straps, and other things that may be on a top tube. And there are no "wings" to break off and then have to order from Europe.
I have used the PMP-5 a number of times already. After years of using the hpx 3, the stroke felt short to me. But then, I just complained that the PMP-5 was longer than I liked. I compared them side-by-side, and interestingly, the Park has a longer cylinder body than the Zefal. However, the Zefal DID have a longer stroke. It makes me wonder what all the space near the pump head in the Park was doing. The Park cylinder is slightly larger in diameter than that of the Zefal, so actual volume with each stroke is probably similar.
Finally, there is the issue of maintenance. Eventually, you'll want to add a little oil inside the cylinder to seal the O-ring. The Park PMP-5 requires that you remove a tiny set screw with a jeweler's screwdriver. It's not hard to remove if you have the appropriate tool, but certainly not as nice a solution as the screw-off cap of the hpx that could be removed with little more than your bare hands.
I am sad that my perfectly functioning hpx will be relegated to the parts box to await some possible future use, but I suspect that the Park PMP-5 will serve me just as well for as long or longer.
But when one of the fins on my 15-year-old hPX broke recently (the fins help hold the pump to the frame), I decided to try the PMP-5. Park has a pretty good reputation in the cycling community for their tools, the price was right, and with Prime I had free fast shipping. So, I went for it.
First, the good: The latching mechanism works very well--no leakage at all--and comes configured for Presta valves, though it can do Schrader as well. The mounting system is good--no fins at all, just two rubberized barrels that hold the pump nicely in place.
On the bad side, the first problem is universality. The hPX comes in sizes, and I used the largest (?) size, hPX4, because I ride a 58cm frame. The PMP is adjustable to fit all frames, and therein lies the rub. Because I ride a large frame, the version of the hPX I had has a long air chamber and a long throw--which means it moves a lot of air with each stroke. Because it must fit all frames, and because of the adjustment mechanism that allows it to do so, the PMP-5 has a much shorter chamber and throw, and so it requires a lot more pumping to fill a tube, and you never get the sense that even after all that pumping, you're anywhere close to 100 PSI. It's a crawl-home pump, not something you'd want to use and continue a fast ride. The second problem is also universality...the mechanism the pump uses to adjust between frame sizes is clever, but unlocks when pressure is removed, which means that any time you use the pump, you'll need to remember to reset the size while mounting it on your bike.
The final problem may be just something that I don't like--the handle pivots to form a "T" against which you press to pump air. (Zefals don't do this--you just grab the cylindrical handle and go) Because the handle pivots, you can, in theory, use more pressure. But remember, you're holding the pump with your left and pushing and pulling with your right, and that makes a T-handle, which is great if you're using a floor pump, pretty much useless. Instead, it feels flimsy and hard to grab.
This is a tool you're only going to use in an emergency--it's certainly not going to be your main pump. To just get you home when your tire goes flat, it's an OK tool. But if you're like me, and you want to continue the ride without limping home, and you have the choice, go for a Zefal in the correct size. You won't regret it.
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