iPump Twist pumps up tires; keeps cyclists rolling

There’s little that’s more disappointing for cyclists than to arrive at their favorite spot for biking and then finding that their tires are low and really need more air.

iPump Twist is a portable carbon fiber air pump designed to keep cycling enthusiasts rolling. To use, start by pulling out the flexible hose, then grasp the handle, twist, and pump air into the tire using the palm of the hand. It can pump up to 120 psi and is durable and shock resistant. The product also offers a convenient storage case to add to the ease of having it available during riding.

While the iPump Twist seems very similar to other tire pumps, it weighs only 25 grams, making it highly portable and a good tool to have on long trips. Other useful tools that cyclists might appreciate knowing about include My Task, 8rlicht and Funnell. Those who’d like to try their hand at building their own bike might find the Bamboobee campaign interesting. This product seeks to raise $10,000. Early bird backers get one iPump Twist for $80 with an expected delivery of February 2015.