Portland Design Works Launches Industry-First Portable Fat Bike Specific Pump on Kickstarter

Portland Design Works, recognized innovators of cycling inflation tools, launched its newest leading-edge pump, the Fat Stevens™, on Kickstarter Tuesday May 19, 2015. The handy Fat Stevens™ 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 Shovels™ fat bike fenders, we hear form fat bike riders all over the world. The one piece of gear they kept asking us to make a fat bike specific mini pump. It took us a long time to develop, but we’re confident that the Fat Stevens 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 Stevens™ is both Presta and Schrader compatible, weighs less than a pound and is only 14” long, allowing it to easily fit in a backpack or frame bag. The Fat Stevens™ 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 Stevens™ also offers 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 a flip-style lock lever, the Fat Stevens™ pump is comfortable to use in any conditions. Like every PDW product, the fully rebuildable Fat Stevens pump is covered by a lifetime warranty any defects in workmanship or materials.

Portland Design Works is seeking marketing confirmation and funding of $30,000 through this Kickstarter campaign to defray the high-volume tolling costs for the Fat Stevens™ 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.

About Portland Design Works

PDW creates beautiful, simple gear for everyday cycling. Designed with intention in every detail, Portland Design Works to products are produced in consideration of cost, aesthetics, durability and rebuildability. Since 2008, we’ve been developing gear that cyclists would want to use for any and all of their rides. We guarantee our products for life against any defects in workmanship and materials. PDW is committed to supporting, advancing and celebrating the cycling community in our hometown of Portland and beyond and we are a proud member of 1% For The Planet.

For additional information, contact Jocelyn Gaudi or visit the PDW website.