Pump bicycle tires with your seat: BioLogic PostPump 2.0
By C.C. Weiss
September 25, 2012
The BioLogic PostPump 2.0 lets you carry a full-power floor pump on any bike ride. The device combines a pump with a seat post for a portable, low profile solution. You'll never get stuck pumping your face red again.
Cyclists usually have to compromise when it comes to pumps. A floor pump is the weapon of choice when the only consideration is filling your tire quickly. It's both quick and easy to use, but its big size limits it to the garage. A portable pump is necessary for in-the-field flat repairs, and frame and mini pumps are lightweight and easy to carry. However, a small pump means a small burst of air, and inflating a tire with a tiny pump is tiring and time consuming. Mini pumps are great – up until you actually have to use one.
BioLogic eliminates all compromise by integrating a high-capacity floor pump into a seat post. You may not have the room or will to carry a floor pump in your backpack or on your frame, but by sliding it inside, you shouldn't even notice it. The pump remains out of the way but readily available when you need it. Simply pull out the seat post; attach the retractable hose; stand on the flip-out base; and literally pump your seat up and down to fill the tire. It promises to be much faster and surer than the average portable pump.
The PostPump has been around for several years, and BioLogic updated it with the PostPump 2.0 last month. The model includes a flip-to-fit aluminum Presta-Schrader adapter, so you can easily use it for either of the two major types of tire valves. The new model won a 2012 Red Dot Product Design Award.
The PostPump 2.0's 25.3-ounce (718-gram) weight is much more than smaller, portable pumps, but if you don't mind the added weight on the frame, it looks to be a good option for tire repair. Save the energy and muscle strength you'd use on a tiny pump and put it toward the ride home.
At US$50, the PostPump 2.0 is priced competitively with many other floor pumps on the market. Considering that it serves as both a portable pump and floor pump, it could potentially save you money by eliminating the need for a second pump. It is missing a pressure gauge, which comes standard on many floor pumps, however.
The short video clip below shows a play-by-play on the PostPump 2.0's features and use.