Before ordering the pump, I searched the forums and the
topeak morph line of pumps were well regarded.
I wanted a pump with a flexible hose line and the gauge on the
turbo morph was an interesting added feature.
When I received the pump in the mail (none of the lbs had the
pump) I examined the box, the directions and upon loosening
the hose one of the plastic ears to hold the hose broke off.
After examining the design, I surmised that the hose clamps
were inherently weak and subject to breaking off. I called
topeak and talked to a customer service representative
with my concerns and suggested that a velcro loop might
be a solution with more longevity.
I would like to hear from anyone with similar pumps as to how
the hose clamp have held up over time? I intend to replace
the pump with the same model and see how it goes.