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OneUp Components 70cc EDC Pump mini-pump review

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Liam Mercer

Tech Editor here at off.road.cc Liam can also be found photographing bikes as well as revelling in cycling's intricacies. Whether it's gravel, mountain, or e-MTB as long as it's a bike on dirt, he's happy.

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With the 70cc EDC Pump, OneUp Components has taken an impressively efficient and well-built mini-pump and expanded its functionality to store the Every Day Carry multi-tool. It does fall foul of a couple of the common mini-pump pitfalls and it’s certainly not cheap but its all-out capability outshines the negatives.

 

OneUp Components 70cc EDC Pump - Technical details

As well as creating some mighty fine componentry, the EDC tool put OneUp Components on the map. Traditionally, it’s a covert multi-tool that sits in a fork steerer which, in its early days, required threading that unfortunately voided the warranty of the fork. Since then, the brand has been working on clever ways to store the EDC tool without requiring metal removal from important bits of the bike – the Threadless Carrier is a case in point.

The other and the most functional is the EDC Pump but OneUp has gone a little further. Not only can it store an EDC tool but the EDC Plug Kit or a 20g CO2 canister, granted you ditch the EDC tool to create the space required. This pump also opens up other opportunities as it can store whatever can fit inside.

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2024 oneup edc pump tool.jpg, by Liam Mercer


Here, we’ve got the EDC Pump in 70cc guise (there's also the 100cc option that can hold a complete EDC tool). That 70cc model can fit an EDC tool but without the large storage capsule.

Built using CNC-machined 6061-T6 aluminium, the pump is also home to an integrated CO2 inflator that can be unscrewed from its push-on, Presta-only, Fast-On pump head. This feature has been picked because it doubles up as the CO2 inflator. All of its internals are fully sealed and weatherproofed.

Claiming that it has the highest volume-to-weight ratio on the market, the 70cc EDC Pump is said to weigh 135g without anything inside on the brand’s website whereas I weighed it in at 140g. With the EDC tool installed, it went up to 255g. 

OneUp Components 70cc EDC Pump - Performance

I’ve said it repeatedly, but I’m well into on-bike storage and the EDC tool and Threadless Carrier have maxed out my bike’s tool-carrying capabilities. However, this isn’t something that can be switched from bike to bike easily, and, as someone who swaps bikes on the regular, the EDC Pump has made life a lot simpler and it has expanded my repair capacity while condensing it all within the size of a 194mm long pump. I can now load a bike up with a bottle cage and the EDC Pump, equipped with the EDC tool and be pretty much sorted for most outcomes. 

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2024 oneup edc pump co2.jpg, by Liam Mercer


The EDC Pump stretches its appeal to those who don’t use the EDC tool because the pump alone, is a cracking bit of kit and fairly lightweight. However, the real trick is that it delivers a good amount of air quickly. From flat, I’ve been able to get a tyre up to around 20psi without breaking a sweat and without getting tired. Not that I would rely on it to do so on the regular but I’ve also managed to seat tubeless tyres with this thing. 

Ergonomics aren’t too shabby either for a small pump. The whole pump is ridged which provides a solid grip when pumping and the push-on pump head makes attaching the pump super easy. However, the ergonomics aren’t perfect and that’s kind of understandable given that the EDC Pump is designed to store things within itself and because it’s small. Regardless, its action is beautifully smooth, making it a pleasure to use when the time comes.

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2024 oneup edc pump green.jpg, by Liam Mercer


As there’s no hose between the pump and the valve, a hint of care is needed in order not to destroy the valve core under heavy pumping efforts. And because it’s of the push-on variety, an extra hand is needed to ensure proper security.

The CO2 inflator is a smart addition that we’ve seen on other pumps, such as the Crankbrothers Klic HV but the inflator on the EDC Pump is a little cleverer in that the pump head is the CO2 inflator. It’s easily accessible as the outer bevel is knurled for grip. However, it can be removed with the help of an 8mm Allen key. From there, it’s the usual trick of threading a cartridge in place and pressing the assembly onto a valve. 

OneUp Components 70cc EDC Pump - Verdict

The main qualm that comes with the EDC Pump package is its price. At £65 it’s rather expensive but it is light, efficient, well built and most of all, adaptable to one’s specific needs. Then to make the most out of the EDC ecosystem, the EDC tool is another £65 on top of that.

At this price, a real player is Lezyne’s CNC Tubeless Drive. It’s a mini pump that’s also home to a full tubeless repair kit, including a CO2 cartridge that's included in the price. It’s £87 but well made, comes with a hose and is plenty efficient enough. Though, it’s bulky and weighty, so it may not be ideal for on-bike storage.

Before the EDC Pump, I’ve been using Syncros’s Cache IS 2.0HV Bottle Cage which is a system that mounts onto a bottle cage. It contains an eight-piece multi-tool, a high-volume mini-pump, a chain tool and it can hold a bottle. It’s £60 and even then, it doesn’t offer quite the bike-repair power of the EDC Pump and EDC Tool. The pump isn’t as efficient, the build quality is good but not as good as the EDC Pump and it doesn’t offer the level of functionality.

Although it's an investment, the OneUp Components 70cc EDC Pump pays back, especially for the serial bike swapper and packless rider. It’s a well-built, efficient and lightweight pump that makes easy work of tyre inflation and can even seat tubeless tyres. When combined with OneUp’s EDC tool or anything else you can stuff inside, it becomes a bike-repair powerhouse, being all you need to carry on all but the biggest of rides that can be easily swapped between bikes. Not only does it cover the needs of the trail rider but bikepackers, gravel riders and weight weenies will have something to appreciate here. 

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