At WhiteCrow Tech we have taken great pains to achieve a fully mechanical design. This means it’s the rider who has to exert energy at some point or other (Sorry guys, no doping here!!!). That said, for starters it’s way easier to drive an Air Pump with your legs and exploit the stored energy in the forward motion of the bike than use your arms normally would!
We’ve also understood how it’s usually easier during most rides to provide effort to run the Air Pump when deflating the tire. For example, we normally like to climb up a smooth section at medium-to-high pressure, then drop into low pressure to ride down a technical single track. So you can always inflate your tires for free and also deflate them for free, whether you’re on a typical technical single track or simply downhilling. And if you find yourself with no option but the need to drop pressure to uphill, your own bike gearing will also help. Our upcoming performance analysis page will further clarify this.
Finally, there’s a safety advantage: in case of emergency it’s always easy & quick to inflate the tire to improve the handling of the bike when accelerating to very high speeds.