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rolandg 03-28-10 03:03 PM

new pump
 
I picked up a Topeak Peak DXII Masterblaster pump at my LBS today any thoughts or comments on these pumps?

preston811 03-28-10 03:15 PM

too late you already bought it :) why don't you let us know? I'm sure it's fine.

rolandg 03-28-10 03:34 PM

Ooops my bad, as usual bass akwards.

cycle life 03-30-10 10:10 PM

so how do you like it

rolandg 03-30-10 11:55 PM

Haven't had a chance to try it yet, to busy trying to figure out which lights to get. Any suggestions?

xtrajack 03-31-10 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rolandg (Post 10589534)
Ooops my bad, as usual bass akwards.

Welcome to my world.

I am drooling hard over the seatpost pump someone had mentioned on one of the other forums.
It is on the GAS list.

josephjhaney 03-31-10 07:16 AM

For what it's worth, TOPEAK doesn't make a bad product IMO. I was in a crash and snapped the plastic mount off my seatbag, I emailed them, they asked me for my addy, and sent me a new one, no questions asked. Blackburn is another company with this same philosophy. Can't go wrong.

Joe

Seagull01 03-31-10 09:14 AM

Am I the only person who just has a floor pump that hangs out in the truck or at home, and a CO2 inflation device for the ride? I had a frame mount pump that I bought at the same time as my mountain bike. I thought it was cool until I swapped out the wide knobby tires for 1.95 hybrids (slick along the center, knobs on the side) and tried to push 60 PSI into the tire with the hand pump.

The CO2 thing is just so much easier to deal with :)

tarwheel 03-31-10 10:20 AM

I carried just CO2 for a long time until I had 2 flats in one day. The second flat was a slow leak and the only way to find it was to fill the tube with air, which used up too much of my second CO2 cartridge so I wasn't able to refill the tire after fixing. Bottom line, I had to walk my bike home 4 miles in cleats. I started carrying my Zefal pump again after that ride, in addition to CO2.

PaulRivers 03-31-10 11:32 AM

I would have gotten the Road Morph or Road Morph mini, personally. :-)

http://media.rei.com/media/704095.jpg

http://media.rei.com/media/648089Lrg.jpg

P.S. Actually, the important question to ask is - is it for a mountain bike, a road bike, or a tire size in between?

Seagull01 03-31-10 02:21 PM

Yea, I can see where a co2 inflator is useless without a cartridge. Good point. I'll start packing 3 or 4 canisters now.

rolandg 03-31-10 04:33 PM

700C X 35 Hybrid

PaulRivers 03-31-10 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rolandg (Post 10605010)
700C X 35 Hybrid

You know, I asked the question, but now I don't really have an answer. LOL - oops.

I haven't used that pump. I have like the Topeak Road Morph and the Topeak Morph, and I prefer those personally. Suppose you'll just have to try it and see. :-)

rolandg 03-31-10 06:20 PM

More'n likely.

rolandg 04-06-10 08:18 PM

new pump bracket
 
Moved my bike downstairs, on the way down the pump brushed my leg and the bracket snapped near the top bolt. I sent the following email to Norco, Topeak's rep in Canada.

To whom it may concern

I recently bought a Peak DXII mini pump and affixed it to my bike. I was moving the bike downstairs when the pump brushed against my leg and the top part of the bracket snapped in two. Could you send me a new bracket, please.

Roland Groemmer

Their response:

Roland,

I cannot send you out a bracket as we do not deal with consumers directly. You will have to order one from you local bike shop. the Norco part number you will need is 176970-04. the part cost. $6.50 cdn

Sincerely

Tyler Schmidt
Norco Products
Customer Service and Warranty

Not bad for a pump bought a week ago this past Sunday, guess you get better service in the States.

PaulRivers 04-06-10 09:36 PM

"new pump bracket"

Well that is the most bizzare thing I've ever heard - just about a month ago I searched and searched and searched for the under-the-water-bottle-cage mount for the Topeak Road Morph. I finally emailed them directly - they said I had to call them. I called the number they gave me, they knew actually what I was talking about, and they shipped it to me.

Now I would agree that that's poor customer service, but if I were you I would bring back the pump and the bracket to the bike shop and exchange or return it. My LBS has been pretty good about taking back things that were obviously defective, like it sounds like yours was.

preston811 04-07-10 03:46 PM

To anyone looking at a Topeak Road [Mini] Morph, check out the Lezyne Micro Floor drive, it's between the 2 in size, and is all metal construction. It's more expensive and Lezyne is a young company, but it may just be the new king. They also have a new one called the Swivel Drive, I'm not sure exactly how it differs. I have their Alloy Floor Drive floor pump and it's fantastic and looks amazing in a corner. I bought their Pressure Drive S for the road, it's all metal and has a convenient hose which stores inside it, but those tiny pumps are still a pain in the a$$ so I carry CO2 as well.

Shimagnolo 04-07-10 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by preston811 (Post 10638000)
To anyone looking at a Topeak Road [Mini] Morph, check out the Lezyne Micro Floor drive, it's between the 2 in size, and is all metal construction. It's more expensive and Lezyne is a young company, but it may just be the new king. They also have a new one called the Swivel Drive, I'm not sure exactly how it differs. I have their Alloy Floor Drive floor pump and it's fantastic and looks amazing in a corner. I bought their Pressure Drive S for the road, it's all metal and has a convenient hose which stores inside it, but those tiny pumps are still a pain in the a$$ so I carry CO2 as well.

+1
And they use a *threaded* connection to the valve stem instead of the cheap piece of rubber the others use.

Accordion 04-09-10 10:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shimagnolo (Post 10638028)
+1
And they use a *threaded* connection to the valve stem instead of the cheap piece of rubber the others use.

A huge thumbs up to Lezyne. I had read so much about them I bought the Lezyne Micro Drive for my CAAD9. Unreal! It's just a real, solid CNC machined piece of beauty. I've had a lot of different portable pumps and this one takes the cake! I can't explain it. Everything just works smoothly and solidly. No plastic. No flip valve trying to thumb it over. Take the tube out of the body, screw it to the pump, thread it onto the presta valve and pump. I can get to 100psi with ease. Seriously, it's no big deal to get to 100psi. No CO2. No cartridges. No waste. No refilling with air once you get home.

I liked it so much I bought the Lezyne alloy floor pump. I paid $69 delivered for it. Piece of art! Same great CNC machined build quality. Thread on the valve and it took probably 10 smooth pumps to get from 80 to 120psi. I can't say enough how much I love these Lezyne pumps.

I don't work for Lezyne. Don't know much about them. In fact, never had heard of them until about two months ago.

I cannot recommend them highly enough. It's good to see a company build something right the first time.

wrafl 04-10-10 08:06 AM

Thanks for the headsup on the Lezyne, I have 2 hand pump, Topeak Morph and a Blackburn I think that I find useless. I might consider getting the Lezyne, just don't know which on line store I spotted it selling for $30.00. I'll just have to research it again. When I'm at home before I go for a ride, I check my tires and if they are somewhat low on air, I use my regular tool shed compressor to fill air.

Shimagnolo 04-10-10 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrafl (Post 10650270)
Thanks for the headsup on the Lezyne, I have 2 hand pump, Topeak Morph and a Blackburn I think that I find useless. I might consider getting the Lezyne, just don't know which on line store I spotted it selling for $30.00. I'll just have to research it again. When I'm at home before I go for a ride, I check my tires and if they are somewhat low on air, I use my regular tool shed compressor to fill air.

Lezyne has a huge range of hand pumps.
Check out their site carefully, so you know what you want, and what the online vendors are actually offering:

http://www.lezyne.com/products/hand-pumps.html

Some tips in their model names:
"HP" = High Pressure (road tires)
"HPG" = High Pressure with Gauge (road tires)
"HV" = High Volume (mountain tires)
"HVG" = High Volume with Gauge (mountain tires)

Some are available it different lengths (small, medium, large).
Some are available in different colors.
Also note that not all models have hoses.

What I have:
- Micro Floor Drive HP in the rack bag of my touring bike.
- Pressure Drive (medium length) in the saddle bag of my road bike.

wrafl 04-10-10 08:31 AM

[QUOTE=Shimagnolo;10650316]Lezyne has a huge range of hand pumps.
Check out their site carefully, so you know what you want, and what the online vendors are actually offering:

Shimagnolo, thanks for linking the Lezyne site. I'll probably browse on their wide selection of hand pumps.

preston811 04-12-10 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrafl (Post 10650270)
Thanks for the headsup on the Lezyne, I have 2 hand pump, Topeak Morph and a Blackburn I think that I find useless. I might consider getting the Lezyne, just don't know which on line store I spotted it selling for $30.00. I'll just have to research it again. When I'm at home before I go for a ride, I check my tires and if they are somewhat low on air, I use my regular tool shed compressor to fill air.

I see it for $30 at Universal Cycles, high pressure version. w/ gauge $44. I found that using Google Products.

I've read nothing but good things about it. I hefted one at REI (they want $39), and it was impressive, I almost got it. The only reason I didn't is because it didn't jive with my minimalistic fixed gear :D I had a fantasy that a Pressure Drive S wouldn't be a pain to pump a tire up with, but unfortunately I guess that's the inevitable nature of a pump the size of a hotdog. I might just pick up a Micro Floor Drive in the future. Or the Swivel Drive: the only difference I see is a shorter hose and no foot peg? The shorter hose makes it look cleaner imo. It's a bit shorter overall (260mm vs 300) so probably won't move quite as much air but it apparently still leverages against the ground so I think it would work almost as well.

If anyone nabs one of these, post your thoughts :thumb:

wrafl 04-12-10 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by preston811 (Post 10657120)
If anyone nabs one of these, post your thoughts :thumb:

Placed an order this morning for the S Bike Mini Pump with an e bay merchant for $30.95 plus $4.00 shipping and I expect it to be here towards the end of the week. I'll post on how it is performance wise.

KDC1956 04-14-10 05:45 PM

The only bike pump I will carry and use if I get a flat is the Zefla HPX #3 road frame pump reversable vale.The #3 fits my bike they come in different sizes.



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