Michelin Twin-Barrel Footpump

10 Apr, 2007 1:00am

Price: £19.99 Accuracy: 30psi

Verdict

5
Legendary tyre maker Michelin shows it’s pretty good at putting air in them, too, with this footpump. The largest unit’s wide, treaded plate made secure pumping a breeze. It delivered the biggest increase – 6psi – and the reading was spot-on. The valve clip was easy to use, too, clinching our Best Buy.

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not available in india easily

Respected sirs,

I am interested in buying the above foot pump. Can u tell me if it's available in India.

thanking you,

with regards,

smshinde
01.02.2010

Respected sirs,

I am interested in buying the above foot pump. Can u tell me if it's available in India.

thanking you,

with regards,

smshinde
01.02.2010

Sorry I do not agree your choice of the best footpump. I have owned a Michelin twin barrel footpump for some 5 years now. It has been dreadful, too heavy, poor clips to hold the pump clamped, awful connecter and generally dreadful to operate.The connecter has now packed up.
Roger Heather.

I purchased the Michelin Twin Barrel pump after reading your review.

I must agree with Taxman (it's a shame I bought it before his comments were posted)

The pump failed about 4 months after purchase, unfortunately I lost the receipt so am unable to return it.
The action was stiff from day one and the cheap nasty plastic clips that hold the pump closed are poorly designed.
All the main parts that deal with the airflow are plastic and started leaking after a few months use. The cylinders are made from thin steel.

I didn't realise just how poor the air delivery was until I borrowed my neighbours old halfords single barrel pump (without gauge) which inflated the tyre with half the effort required from the Michelin pump.
I am still looking for a decent foot pump that will give reliable service.
My advice is don't waste your money on the Michelin pump

I bought this pump & from day one it was very wobbly when you pressed down on it. The clips which hold the pump closed fell off at the second use & the hose leaked after 3 months. I took the pump back for a refund and the guy in the store told me they had loads back!
Do Auto Express ever test the items sent to them or just go off how much advertising revenue they get from the makers? This pump is rubbish to put it politely, maybe the tester should be more pro active & use the thing for longer than 5 mins!

Hi @Glideman - sorry to hear you've had problems.

This test was carried out in 2007 but we've carried out similar tests more recently which might be of more use to you. This is the latest from 2010: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/p...

Due to the number of products in this test, there is a limit to the amount of time we can spend testing each item. But our production editor Dean owns one of these and has had a few problems with it - the clips have fallen off on his one, too.

We'll be retesting foot pumps in the coming months and we'll take your feedback on board.

Thanks again for getting in touch,
Auto Express

I also bought one and despite looking robust thee spring broke after little use!

This is the is a very poor pump the only thing letting it down is the valve connector the first snapped the replacement has juststopped working, come on michelin do some testing before you put into production and keep checking during production i thought i was purchasing the besy.... oh was i wrong

The Michelin pump is trash, as others have stated. It looks robust, but is not. The soft washers on the manifold (made of plastic) soon perished so it has no compression and it was hard to attach to the valve.