Every cyclist should carry a pump with them when cycling. Thankfully modern technology has enabled pumps to become smaller and lighter but still able to supply enough air to inflate tyres. Mini pumps offer convenience as well as punch as they can deliver impressively high pressures, needed for road tyres. Most mini pumps are small enough to fit in the rear jersey pocket while the slightly larger ones are supplied with a mounting bracket which fits underneath the bottle cage keeping the pump secure and out of the way. Most are both Presta and Schrader valve compatible but some are low volume for mountain bike tyres or high pressure for Presta valves only so please check manufacturers recommendations before purchase. Merlin Cycles staff will happily answer any compatibility questions so if you’re not sure about your current valves or need any advice please contact us.