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Beto 2-Stage Mini Pump with Gauge Review

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Background

Back in my cycling days, I had both foldable and road bikes to cycle. As such, both inner tubes use a different valve; Schrader and Presta. With this in mind, I decided to look for a portable hand pump that supports both valves and has a gauge for me to see the tire pressure.

One day, I happened to visit a bike shop and found the Beto 2-Stage Mini Pump with Gauge. As this fits the requirements as to what I am looking for, I decided to purchase it from the bike shop.

The Product

The Beto 2-Stage Mini Pump with Gauge that I bought comes in black color. It measures about 20.5cm in length. It is actually not mini in terms of portability, but this pump is able to fit into my Lezyne XL Caddy Saddle Bag. At the bottom of the pump, there is a switch that allows you to pump in 2 different modes; Hi-V and Hi-P, hence the 2-stage. As I did a web search on the 2 modes, this is what it means base on the description of a similar product on Amazon*:

"Hi-V mode means more air output every stroke, it allows you pumping faster at first, Hi-P mode means higher pressure and less air output. It slows the inflating speed but makes the stroke easier. Reach riding pressure with 60-70 percent fewer pumping strokes than conventional mini bike pumps."

Here are some pictures that I've taken of the product:

Beto 2-Stage Mini Pump with Gauge
The Beto 2-Stage Mini Pump with Gauge
Beto 2-Stage Mini Pump with Gauge Side
Side view of the pump showing the locking mechanism
Beto 2-Stage Mini Pump with Gauge Bottom
Bottom of the pump showing the 2 mode switch

Usage and Experience

I had used the Beto 2-Stage Mini Pump with Gauge on a few occasions when I was still cycling. I would bring it along when I am cycling with my foldable bike, in case anyone has a tire puncture during the ride.

The usage is very simple. Simply insert the valve into the appropriate value hole on the pump, lock it and you can start pumping. It is suggested to start with Hi-V first. As the pressure gets higher and it gets too difficult, switch to Hi-P for easier pumping strokes.

The gauge is a good thing to have on a portable pump to show the tire pressure. But somehow I am confused about the accuracy of the gauge. Sometimes the gauge needle did not even move when I try to pump, but sometimes it displays the pressure successfully. Hence I'm doubtful about the gauge and looks like it is better to feel the tire to determine the right amount of pressure needed.

You can watch the video of this product below or on YouTube:


Conclusion

Overall, the Beto 2-Stage Mini Pump with Gauge is a useful pump to bring along for your ride, other than having a doubtful gauge. I wasn't able to find this design online, but Beto has another design that is similar to this. If you are interested, you can click on the link below to find out more: