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    Bike Pump for Commuting

    Over at the Commute by Bike website, theree was a nice post about bike pumps that you can carry with you on your commute: http://www.commutebybike.com/2012/05...etting-pumped/

    The author recommended the following four pumps:

    • Serfas Grifter
    • Topeak Road Morph G
    • Lezyne Micro Floor Drive High Volume HVG
    • Lezyne Micro Drive HPG



    Does anyone have any thoughts on these pumps or have other recommendations?

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    I use the Topeak with no problems.

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    have carried and used a lezyne medium pressure drive - it works well, like the flex hose and it fits nicely in my saddle bag tool pouch.
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    Topeak Road Morph G on Amazon.com for $27 looks good to me. Have been using it for years. It is well designed and is effective for getting air in the tires using its mini-floor pump design and features. It is also small enough to ride comfortably in my Jannd economy pannier along with a spare tube, plastic tire irons and small patch kit.

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    I have a Topeak Minimorph that works ok. I wish the hose was a bit longer sometimes though.

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    Lezyne

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    I've have had good luck with the Road Morph and you could always just carry a CO2 cartridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrapin44 View Post
    Over at the Commute by Bike website, theree was a nice post about bike pumps that you can carry with you on your commute: http://www.commutebybike.com/2012/05...etting-pumped/

    The author recommended the following four pumps:

    • Serfas Grifter
    • Topeak Road Morph G
    • Lezyne Micro Floor Drive High Volume HVG
    • Lezyne Micro Drive HPG



    Does anyone have any thoughts on these pumps or have other recommendations?
    I have the mini Road Morph, and it's almost as good as my floor pump at home. It easily fits in my panniers (my last frame-mounted pump was promptly stolen), it's reliable and easy to use, and it wasn't too expensive. Five stars.
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    I have been carrying the Road Morph G on my commuter for ~3 years but have only needed to use it 2 or 3 times. Worked great when I needed it.

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    Toppeak Road Morph G for me. Used a dozen time but not for me but rather folks who showed up for group rides who had their bikes collecting dust in the garage....argh. Yeah, some showed up with flat tires. Another time I beat a man pumping his rear tire with a Bell floor pump while I used my Topeak in his front tires whike at the parking lot. His wife was laughing at him while he stared at me speechless.
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    +2 for Lezyne. Don't have to worry so much about pulling on the valve stem.

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    One more vote for the Topeak Road Morph. I've fixed a number of flats with mine.

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    +1 Road morph. 7 years and still going strong, Has saved me (and others) many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
    I use the Topeak with no problems.
    this.

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    Topeak Mountain Morph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aggiegrads View Post
    +2 for Lezyne. Don't have to worry so much about pulling on the valve stem.
    +3 Lezyne pressure drive, size small for my smaller frame bikes.
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    GIYO Micro Floor Pump GM-07 - great little pump. like having a floor-pump with me all the time.
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    I have a cheapo Chinese pump that isn't double action but it works pretty well, and has no trouble filling my tires to 80/85psi. I replaced the valve head with a double headed Presta/Schraeder valve head, as my tubes are Presta but my AirZound needs Schraeder.
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    Topeak Road Morph is my favorite. Have a Lezyne Road Drive that I use on one bike where I only need 35psi.

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    Serfas Grifter? heh that might work well with my Serfas Drifter tires.
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    I've been using a Zefal frame pump for years but recently bought a Topeak Road Morph based on the excellent reviews I have read about it. The really nice features of the Road Morph are the pressure gauge and the foot pad so you can use it like a floor pump. The only down side is you can't just pop it on a frame with pump pegs, but need to attach the included mount to a bottle cage or with zip ties to the frame.

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    I have been using Silca plastic frame fit pumps for years. Unfortunately they seem to be out of production. Their only probems they sometimes break when being used to ward off dogs.

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    I had a Road Morph. The separate hose and foot flap are nice in theory, but in practice they are just cumbersome. I got a Blackburn Mammoth 2-stage and love it.

    http://www.blackburndesign.com/pumps...h-2-stage.html

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    Some people swear by frame pumps, I have a mini pump that has always worked great. Topeak Mini DX
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    My LBS says you can't pump up these high pressure tires with a hand pump. Any truth to that?

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