Is this suitable for french valves common to most road bikes?
I have been told portable pumps tend to bend the valves on road bikes. Is there any truth to this?
This pump comes with a little extendable hose, so you're very unlikely to bend the valve. It can be used with both Presta (the French style) and Schrader (the car style) valves by turning the little rubber piece inside the nozzle (one minute job, with no tools needed).