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Old 06-02-14, 01:45 PM   #1
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Good high pressure pump for commuting

So, by chance not choice, one of our cars is going bye-bye. It has served my wife and I for many, many years but our 14 year old Camry is in need to more work (and money) than we are willing to put into it. Since my original commuter (88 Trek 800 dropbar conversion) needs some love and work, we picked up a new Trek 1.2C for my commuting and riding enjoyment. I haven't had a bike with 700x23 tires in a long time, and the old pump I used to have has long since bit the dust.

What I wanted to know what what do you all carry for a pump and are the CO2 style pumps worth it? I want to avoid a on-frame pump if possible so I am guessing the CO2 pump would be the way to go?
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Old 06-02-14, 05:41 PM   #2
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Lezyne makes very good high quality pumps...Some people swear by their Topeak Road Morph...Personally I prefer Lezyne, because of it's smaller size which is easier to carry.
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Old 06-02-14, 05:57 PM   #3
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Lezyne makes very good high quality pumps...Some people swear by their Topeak Road Morph...Personally I prefer Lezyne, because of it's smaller size which is easier to carry.
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Old 06-02-14, 10:24 PM   #4
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Sweet, I'll have to check them out because lugging around my full size pump means my jersey pockets are full haha!

If anytime else has suggestions I am all eyes.
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Old 06-02-14, 10:27 PM   #5
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I have a Topeak Micro Rocket CB on my commuter. I have used it a couple of times. It pumps the air in pretty good for its compact size.
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Lezyne Pressure drive. Make sure to get the one that is for road bikes (120 psi) and not the mountain bike one. Plenty of reviews here and on Amazon for this great pump. I've used mine about 6 times and I love it every time I use it.
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I don't own one yet, but my next will surely be a Lezyne Micro Floor Drive. A compact pump with floor pump action!
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I have and can recommend the Lezyne Pressure Drive CFH pump. It's a small, high pressure pump that also has CO2 capability. It also uses a short section of hose to connect to the value stem which I prefer since it puts less side-to-side abuse on the stem during pumping. I shopped for a while before deciding on this one and haven't regretted it one bit.
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A floor pump is a necessity, a frame pump while also as important, makes a poor choice for everyday tire inflation maintenance.
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Old 06-03-14, 01:02 PM   #10
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I just switched from a Topeak Pocket Rocket to a Road Morph. The 23s pinch flat a lot - I get a flat or two every month on this bike, and the pocket rocket takes too long. The Road Morph is what I've used on the other bike and it can hit the pressures a lot faster.
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Old 06-03-14, 02:23 PM   #11
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I just picked up a Lezyne Road Drive in the large size. I have a 60 cm from so it will go on the seat tube and break up that a bit. I liked their design over the Topeak, and almost picked up their pump/CO2 setup but held off on that. I don't need to carry more crap than I need with CO2 canisters.

Thanks for all the feedback, really helped narrow it down and helped (I am sure) me avoid buying a crappy pump and regretting it. Hopefully this will come to people's aid in the future when they are looking because I didn't find much when I searched the commuting forum.
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Old 06-03-14, 02:55 PM   #12
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This is the answer: SKS Rennkompressor

This thing is built like a brick s***house. It's been around for 40 years and continuously refined. If you have a problem, they have parts. The valve is decent and the whole thing is overbuilt plus it folds up for easy travel and storage. It's also not expensive at about $50. It pumps up to 200 something psi. It will be the last pump you ever buy (unless you lose it).

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