Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Air Pump

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator no1mad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    NE OK
    My Bikes
    '06 Kona Smoke
    Posts
    8,031
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to the Forums

    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
    Ride what and in what manner pleases you. Those that mind don't matter, and those that matter don't mind. srsly.
    Community guidelines

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    NW AR & Central LA
    Posts
    2,673
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lezyne Steel Floor Drive at home. Topeak Road Morph G on the bike.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Looigi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    7,587
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Any of a number of floor pumps at home and a Topeak Race Rocket on the road.
    Ride more. Fret less.

  5. #5
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    2,513
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    in Car, battery powered air compressor, or on the bike carry .. on the ride?

  6. #6
    Junior Member ray.garza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Mission, Texas
    My Bikes
    2012 Specialized Sirrus Limited and 2013 Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    14
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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!

  7. #7
    Senior Member Looigi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    7,587
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Ride more. Fret less.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Garfield Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Huntington Beach, CA
    My Bikes
    Cervelo Prodigy
    Posts
    5,200
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jok3r96 View Post
    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.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Aushiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    978
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    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.

    Andrew

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Laguna Hills, OC, California
    Posts
    265
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

    20140719_123708.jpg20140719_160747.jpgIMG_20140719_160953.jpgIMG_20140719_161014.jpg

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/741938...7645784865134/

    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.
    Last edited by ComPH; 07-21-14 at 12:17 PM.

  11. #11
    Seņior Member ItsJustMe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    My Bikes
    Windsor Fens, Giant Seek 0 (2014, Alfine 8 + discs)
    Posts
    11,776
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.

  12. #12
    Senior Member mustridebikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    My Bikes
    Novara Randonee
    Posts
    73
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +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

  13. #13
    Senior Member metalheart44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Sierra Foothills, NorCal
    My Bikes
    Holland Exogrid
    Posts
    409
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    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...

  14. #14
    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Village, New York City
    My Bikes
    too many
    Posts
    20,510
    Mentioned
    101 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    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.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

    Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •