This is what Eric Parsons from Revelate Designs said about the new PDW Fat Stevens on Facebook today.
Our Friends at PDW are kickstarting their new massive fatbike pump. Check it out. Finally a practical fat bike accessory that will encourage riders to air down / air up for changing conditions instead of slogging it out because their pump sucks. I’ve been wanting something like this for years for local riding.
That hit home with me. We just did a trail pump shootout, but maybe the Fat Stevens will raise the bar for fat-bike trail pumps from here forward. The following was released from PDW Today.
May 19, 2015, Portland, OR – Portland Design Works (PDW) – recognized innovators of
cycling inflation tools – has launched its newest leading-edge pump, the Fat StevensTM,
on Kickstarter Tuesday May 19, 2015. The handy Fat StevensTM pump expands the riding
landscapes accessible on fat bikes by offering an efficient and dependable high-volume
pump in a portable size.
“Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Dave’s Mud ShovelTM fat bike fenders, we
hear from fat bike riders all over the world. The one piece of gear they kept asking us to
make was a fat bike specific mini pump. It took us a long time to develop, but we’re
confident that the Fat StevensTM is going to set the standard for portable fat bike pumps,”
said PDW co-founder Erik Olson.
The ultimate inflation tool for fat tire riders, the Fat StevensTM weighs less than a pound
and is only 14” long, allowing it to easily fit in a backpack or frame bag. The Fat
StevensTM barrel is 39mm in diameter, larger than most floor pump barrels, and fills fat
bike tires in half the strokes it takes using a standard mountain bike mini pump. The Fat
StevensTM also offers users a sturdy flip-down steel foot peg which keeps the pump
stable, even when wearing bulky winter boots.
Designed with additional smart features including a composite pommel handle and
oversized knurled nozzle, the Fat StevensTM pump is comfortable to use in any
conditions. Like every PDW product, the fully rebuildable Fat StevensTM pump is
covered by a lifetime warranty against any defects in workmanship or materials.
Portland Design Works is seeking market confirmation and funding of $30,000 through
this Kickstarter campaign to defray the high-volume tooling costs for the Fat StevensTM
pump by half. Backers of the campaign will have access to purchase the pump at pre-
production prices and exclusive Kickstarter edition carry-cases made by local Portland
manufacturers BlaqPaks, among other rewards.
Click this link to go to the Kickstarter Page and see more photos – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fatstevens/the-fat-stevenstm-fat-bike-pump