The pump is the unsung hero of cycling. You wouldn’t get very far without one. While a mini-pump gets to go along for the ride, the hard-working floor pump has a great responsibility at home. Either way, both serve the same purpose: to inflate your tires. A floor pump typically does its job faster and with better accuracy, while a mini-pump can get you out of a jam and back in action until you’re home again, where you can top off your tire pressure with a floor pump. Ideally, you should have one of each and be comfortable using them. Here’s a quick guide for better understanding this necessary tool.
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