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…

Tech details

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.

Kickstarter.com & eventually Stompump.com

18 COMMENTS

  1. There are many reason why I want to like this, not the least because it would be nice to pump a bike tire without the look of ferociously manhandling one’s crotch. However, with ever decreasing room inside a bike frame for a bottle (not to mention a spare tube and lever), I feel like this takes up valuable space. I’d rather see work done a flat-pump (or simply user-refillable C02 cartridges), perhaps two chambers but with larger overall volume, that can fit more comfortably into a pack or into a space-limited front triangle. You heard it here first, folks.

    • Contrarian- I absolutely agree with your sentiment “pump a bike tire without the look of ferociously manhandling one’s crotch.” Every time I am bikepacking and someone gets a flat I feel like its a poorly written scrip for a porno. That being said with bikepacking in mind this seems like a great idea. I usually have enough “extra space” (loosely used) for something this size.

      • In terms of waste, a single CO2 cartridge is negligibly different from a single can of soda. I get one or two flats a year, and as soon as I find a recycling canister, I toss the cartridge in away, where it is melted down into something useful, with a few percent lost to ash.

  2. Is this company related to Silca? Or is their logo just oddly similar? (Black/white S topped by a crown, only missing the shield). I feel a trademark suit coming…

    • Completely agree, I’d be the last person to troll on trademarks etc, but the other day I scrolled past this and thought “cool idea Silca, but I haven’t got a spare $200 right now…”

  3. I can see this being handy for bike packers, but unfortunately this is of little use to me. It says its optimized for high volume medium pressure applications, which is almost too bad, because this would make a great travel pump to use with my Ritchey Breakaway road bike otherwise!

  4. The best part of the video was the Battle Bots. Also, I think the frustrating scenes of regular pumps and CO2 should be in Black & White, ala TV infommercials– Classic!

  5. Foot pumps are meant to be very high volume.
    Ever used one?
    It is way harder than a manual pump.
    Your leg/foot gets tired very quickly.
    It is an unnatural movement.

    Assuming you are riding and not strolling around, what muscles are working the most and you need to preserve?

    I can speculate that using this pump will considerably increase the changes to have cramps.

    It seems another product designed by cycling newbies.

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