Given the popularity of tubeless tires, it's no longer enough for a floor pump to deliver one puff of air at a time, which is why we're seeing more and more options designed to act as mini air compressors, pushing out a big burst of air in a matter of seconds. Crankbrothers' new Klic floor pump falls into that category, with a detachable canister that can be charged up to 160psi and used to help inflate those stubborn tires.
The pump has a modular design that's similar to what's found on Crankbrothers' Klic hand pumps, with the pressure gauge and hose hidden underneath the pump's handle when it isn't in use, giving it a super clean, modern look.
Klic Floor Pump Details
• Hose stores in handle when not in use
• Canister to quickly seat tubeless tires
• Digital or analog gauge options
• Price: $200 (analog), $229 (digital)
• Contact: www.crankbrothers.com
When it is time to use the pump, the gauge is removed from the handle and clipped into the bracket that sticks out about ¼ of the way down the pump's body. The head is reversible to accommodate either Shrader or presta valves – just unthread it and flip it over to select the valve type. If you're going to use the compressor feature, there's a silver lever that's used to dump all that air into the tire once it's charged up.
There are three versions of the Klic floor pump on the way. Without the compressor can, the pump alone will go for $100 USD. With the can and an analog gauge, the price is $200, or $229 for the digital gauge version. There are also two color options, black or silver.