Products are good but still you lack the variety that are available in store located in Europe
I was on the lookout for a good floor pump to avoid the short (but frequent) trips to my local bike repair shop. After a lot of research, I narrowed in on the FLP 5000 floor pump, and I don't regret my choice of buying it from the local Decathlon Store (Thrissur). The guys at the store gave a short demo on how to use the pump (with details regarding how to reverse the front end to adapt it to different valve types). I have been using it for over 2 weeks now. It does what it says and is very easy to use.
Build quality, pressure gauge, ease of use
I bought this pump last week on Decathlon Edinburgh, planning to use it in a road bike. Specs on paper were good: readable manometer, high pressure, dual valve. Trying to inflate my tyres became a chore, though.
1) The pump comes configured for Schrader valves. This shouldn't be a problem, but the instructions are confusing, and the rubber ring was so tightly stuck that, after breaking a nail, I could only manage to reverse the ring using a scissor blade.
2) Once in "presta" mode, the cap is very fiddly. A colleague's cheap floor pump is much better.
3) Due to the above issue, I didn't trust the pressure reading.
After this experience, I went back to the store, the very same day, to get a refund, which I used to get the Airworx 10.0 pump. It may be twice the price, but so far it hasn't ended up in blood, pain and frustration.
Price, specs on paper
Annoying valve switch, presta leaks at high press.
Thank you for your detailed review on this product. I do agree that this pump can be quite fiddly if you need to change the inside of the valve over to presta from the original set up. This is so tight because if it isn't it will leak air, this however does provide the issues you faced. In store I always recommend the FP900. We use this in all the stores across the UK both in the build area and workshop.
Hope you have better luck with the Airworx 10.0.
Rob Basnett b'Twin Product Expert DECATHLON
What a difference this pump makes over the telescopic one I have on the bike.
Ease of connection.
Had to buy an adapter.
you need air, this will work. you need saolid tyres for the road, this will work. I nfact, just buy one!!
easy to use and switch adapter
The plastic thickness of the base is just right to use a 2.5 mm drill to create a Kensington lock slot (buy a cheap "Kensington type"lock for ~£3), then you can put this in a communal area where you keep your bike - useful if you live in flats and keep your pump in the flat, but bike downstairs and want better than a hand pump.
Cheap, works well
Simple easy to use
Simple to use
Great pump and takes the tyres up to 80psi with ease
Did both types of valves
No dual head
Really good pump. I use it every time I go for a long ride. Takes no time.
Dual nozzle. Quick
Great pump, works well up to and above 100psi. Feels sturdy, gets the job done. Bargain for this level of pump.