Commuting to work requires a bit of planning ahead. A flat tire can’t be an excuse for being late. In addition to carrying a spare tube it is a good idea to have a pump – even if you’re using a CO2 inflation system. It is always good to have a backup plan in place. The problem with being prepared is that it means carrying way too much stuff. One easy solution is a seatpost pump.
BioLogic hasn’t introduced the first seatpost to include a pump inside, but the company’s logically took the concept to the next step and fittingly named it PostPump 2.0. What makes stand out is that instead of a low-capacity pump that will have you trying to pump air until it is lunch time, the PostPump 2.0 functions much like a high-capacity floor pump.
It features a flip-out foot stand and yet makes use of a saddle as a handle so users can actually stand while pumping. The design further features precision-machined aluminum fittings to ensure maximum pressure and stroke volume. It also offers a flip-to-fit adapter so it can be used with post Presta and Schrader values. And yet it can still be integrated inside the post. This design recent won a 2012 red dot product design award.
“The PostPump has three important advantages compared to standard hand pumps,” said Philip Robinson, inventor of the PostPump concept. “First, it has a much higher stroke capacity so it takes a lot fewer pumps to get your tire inflated. Anyone whose arm has cramped and has had to take a break while pumping a tire can appreciate this. Second it works exactly like a floor pump; you stand and push down to pump — no more kneeling in gravel while you pump. And finally, because the pump is hidden inside your seatpost, it’s always ready when you need it.”
The PostPump 2.0 is available now in a 33.9mm size. Time to get pumped up about it!