Bicycles have been popular around the world for well over a century. In the last decade, however, biking as a hobby has skyrocketed in popularity. Whether you’re taking the bike along a river trail, traveling across the city, or going on long excursions across the country, chances are that you know someone who’s really getting involved in biking. Owning and caring for a bike, however, can be a costly and unwieldy process. Of course, you need a helmet, locks, and bike racks, but you also need to be prepared for potential problems. What happens if the chain breaks? What if the brakes fail? What if you get a flat tire? That last one seems like it has an obvious solution: the bicycle pump. That’s great and all if you notice the flat tire at home, but what happens when you’re 100 miles from home on the trail and your bike gets a flat? What then?
Good Things Come in Small Packages
The biggest problem with a bicycle pump is that it’s quite cumbersome to transport. While it’s not incredibly heavy, trying to cram it into a backpack would be difficult to say the least. This was the thought process when Blackburn asked StudioRed to help design a new kind of bicycle pump for cyclists who may travel long distances. The AirStick was the result. This small air pump can fit in the palm of a rider’s hand. It’s lightweight yet durable, so it can stand up to whatever conditions it may have to face. The folding handle allows for strong pumping force while still keeping its portability. It’s capable of delivering over 160 psi from its double action pump and is so effective that even motorcycle drivers and ATV users became avid fans of the product.