Filzer Mini Pump … πŸš΄πŸ»

This is the pump I travel with.

A Filzer Mini Pump. It’s compact, light, and even has a fold out handle and foot hold. It’s a great Pump.

The Pump also displays pressure in both PSI and BARS. The BARS display is in a larger font, and given my eye sight these days, is easier to read. So, I inflate in BARS.

I have been experimenting with tire pressure. The roads I ride are a mix of smooth Tarmac, older paved roads with numerous, mostly filled, potholes, and even some packed gravel. Today, I lowered the pressure to 3.5 BARS in front, and 5 in the rear. Or, 51 and 73 PSI respectively, as opposed to 73 and 102 PSI I have been riding.

Guess what. I did not notice any difference in speed, but the ride was noticeably more comfortable.

Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

2 thoughts on “Filzer Mini Pump … πŸš΄πŸ»

  1. Lower pressures and wider tyres seem to be the new vogue. When I started road riding I had 700×23 tures at 110psi. Now I’m running 28mm at just under 80psi. More comfortable and just as fast/faster as they absorb the road. Also just gone tubeless and loving it.

    • They make a difference. I’m riding with Compass 32’s on this bike and 35’s on the all road. I haven’t sacrificed any speed, and not only are they more comfortable but handle better too, particularly on the descents.

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