Pumped Ltd was formed by Gareth Bristow and Philip Pike in 2012 to exploit the mechanical advantages of an innovative patented mechanical device, designed by Gareth, that converts a single rotary action into multiple linear movements, with obvious uses for air and fluid displacement. With numerous markets and industrial sectors that would benefit from highly efficient and compact pumps, it was decided that the initial focus would be on a segment of the leisure market Gareth and Philip know very well.
Drawing upon their years of experience as cycling enthusiasts, Philip and Gareth are only too aware of the time and effort that is required to inflate a cycle tyre even with the best hand pumps presently on the market.
Currently the top selling small pumps require at least 8 pumping actions to achieve 1 psi of pressure and the worst requiring 20 or more pumping actions. With a mountain bike tyre requiring a pressure of 50 psi, it can take considerable time and effort to inflate a tire. They indentified a clear potential for a range of compact cycle pumps that are smaller and deliver an increased volume displacement, that result in far quicker inflation times than those presently on the market.
Gareth has now completed the design and development of a range of compact hand pumps that are smaller and deliver at least twice as much air volume per stroke than the current best mini pump design on the market.