Let it travel with you
Sometimes, big things come in small packages. We know how cliche that sounds, but in the case of the Portland Design Works Little Silver Pump, it's completely fitting. When it's not traveling in your pocket, the Little Silver is capable of high pressure inflation. And when you add in a gorgeous design with bamboo and CNC'd accents, the Little Silver becomes an exception to every rule.
Portland Design Works' Little Silver Pump is made from a mix of forged and CNC-machined aluminum alloy. This construction provides a few distinct advantages -- lighter weight, increased durability, and a beautiful finish. Starting with weight, the Little Silver tips the scales around an ultralight 85g. And considering that the 190mm body provides phenomenal leverage, and thus greater output, it weighs very little for the power of inflation that it renders. For durability, the forging process means everything. During forging, the aluminum is shaped throughout the process (instead of being set in a cast) creating a continuous grain throughout the body. This heightens its strength characteristics, ensuring that the Little Silver will outlast you.
The pump gets its name from the small, polished, and nearly-mirrored body finish. At the end of the main cylinder, you'll find the pump head. PDW has made it a breeze to switch between Schrader and Presta by including a three-piece, interchangeable assembly. The head itself is made from CNC'd aluminum and features a forged alloy lock lever that secures the head to the valve to prevent air from escaping. The system requires minimal effort, and with the carved bamboo handle, you're guaranteed to experience a smooth and efficient inflation process for either valve type.
The Portland Design Works Little Silver Pump is available in the color Silver and in a 190mm (7.5in) size. The pump also includes a Silver mounting bracket. PDW recommends the Little Silver for high pressure/low volume tires.
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Without a doubt, this is the best designed and executed mini-pump I've ever had the pleasure of owning.
It's a rare thing when you pull out your mini-pump to fix an ill-timed flat, and have your friends ogle over your pump like it's a new set of carbon clinchers. You'll have to get used to as this is a pump just straight up looks amazing. It's also stupid light and fits perfectly in your back pocket. I don't even notice it back there, until I actually have to use it.
Most importantly it functions quite well for presta and schrader valves alike. It's fairly minimal effort to get your road tires back up to adequate pressure, to continue on your ride. Portland Design works has quickly become one of my favorite accessories brand, and this is another excellent example of their commitment to exceptionally designed products! Highly recommended.
'Built Like a Rifle"
The folks over at PDW are real smart. This pump is built like a rifle so you can totally disassemble and service or replace a broken part. Thus this product will last a long time : )
Great pump - Great company!