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Old 02-07-14, 05:26 AM   #1
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Air Pump

Whats a good air pump with a presta valve with a decent price?

I'm actually going out to travel with my bike, so maybe something I can carry easily?



Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Old 02-07-14, 06:01 AM   #2
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I use a floor pump primarily at the house and carry a frame pump on the bike. Look for a pump with a hose to reduce the risk of damaging your valve- Lezyne and Topeak have models like this.
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Old 02-07-14, 07:04 AM   #3
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Lezyne Steel Floor Drive at home. Topeak Road Morph G on the bike.
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Old 02-07-14, 10:36 AM   #4
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Any of a number of floor pumps at home and a Topeak Race Rocket on the road.
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in Car, battery powered air compressor, or on the bike carry .. on the ride?
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Old 02-07-14, 08:32 PM   #6
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Well, if you are talking about a pump to take with you while you are cycling then get the Topeak Road Morph. Built-in gauge, presta and can pump up to 120 psi. Love it!
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Lots of people like Road Morphs. I don't. I bought one, tried it, and returned it. Big, clunky, and the gauge is rather imprecise. On the bike, I like a mini pump with a hose and screw on chuck, like the Lezyne Road Drive or Topeak Race Rocket. The Lezyne is available with a gauge if you feel that's needed. The Race Rocket is better in a number of ways IMO. The hose is captive, is free to rotate, can't loose the o-rings like on the Lezyne, and the chuck works a bit better.
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Whats a good air pump with a presta valve with a decent price?

I'm actually going out to travel with my bike, so maybe something I can carry easily?

Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Depends on your physical size. A big strong person can handle small pumps. It takes arm strength to do those. A larger frame type pump takes more finesse to use. It works best like using a floor pump. A smaller person can work a floor pump easier than a mini pump.
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Old 02-09-14, 10:07 PM   #9
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Lots of people like Road Morphs. I don't. I bought one, tried it, and returned it. Big, clunky, and the gauge is rather imprecise. On the bike, I like a mini pump with a hose and screw on chuck, like the Lezyne Road Drive or Topeak Race Rocket. The Lezyne is available with a gauge if you feel that's needed. The Race Rocket is better in a number of ways IMO. The hose is captive, is free to rotate, can't loose the o-rings like on the Lezyne, and the chuck works a bit better.
I have a similar view ... had a Topeak Road Morph which failed on the first day of a 5,000 km tour ... foot broke off when being used at a campsite. Since then I have stuck to using Lezyne micro floor drive pumps both in high pressure and high volume configurations. Very happy with them. Having the gauge is also handy out on a tour or when using the mountain bike and changing riding conditions.

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I just got the best mini pump I ever tried it is the Quicker Pro. It fits in the jersey, or in the seat wedge bag (I have pretty small Specialized). The bag holds two spare tubes, tube repair kit, tire mounting levers, Swiss Army knife, Crank Bros. Tool set and the pump. I also made a hose extension from a threaded Presta valve and Topeak hose with another gauge. This thing works really well. The pump works very fast, specially considering it's size. I am going to try and attach some photos. If it doesn't work, I am linking a photo page as well. Regards.



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I pretty much concur with this review:

http://swhs.home.xs4all.nl/fiets/tes.../index_en.html

The larger the piston diameter, the less pressure is required for the same stroke and tire pressure. That is the trick of this pump. Not as cute, but works well.
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It depends to some extent on how much you use it. I had a Topeak Pocket Rocket on my road bike for a while, but while it does the job, it's not fun, it takes several hundred strokes to get up to anything like enough pressure even with 23s. The Road Morph was OK. Finally I realized that once I get up to the size of a road morph, it's taking up that profile on the frame anyway, so I got a Zefal HPX. I don't think it weighs any more than a Road Morph and it tucks under the top bar (YES I know that's not an "official" location - don't care) so it doesn't really take up any room.

At home I have a Topeak Joe Blow. I like it very much though I haven't tried a lot of floor pumps. I can imagine a presta head could be better, but it works for me.
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+1 on the Road Morph. I've had the same one for 5+ years, and in all that time I've had to replace the internal ring once. I'd say I've gotten my money's worth out of it
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Lots of people like Road Morphs. I don't. I bought one, tried it, and returned it. Big, clunky, and the gauge is rather imprecise. On the bike, I like a mini pump with a hose and screw on chuck, like the Lezyne Road Drive or Topeak Race Rocket. The Lezyne is available with a gauge if you feel that's needed. The Race Rocket is better in a number of ways IMO. The hose is captive, is free to rotate, can't loose the o-rings like on the Lezyne, and the chuck works a bit better.
I wonder of Lezyne has addressed any of these issues in the newer gauge drive pump: Lezyne - Engineered Design - Products - Hand Pumps - High Pressure - Gauge Drive HP I like the idea of having a gauge, but squeezing the tire works too...
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There are zillions of good pumps out there. Even some bike-branded pumps such as Trek and Giant are good. I happen to like Topeak and Lezyne, but most anything you get will be good. Check them out at your local bike shop. You won't be sorry you did.
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