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Rashiki 05-22-05 08:56 PM

Favorite mini pump?
 
Been having a lot of flats for the first time and I've been without a pump on me. Just wondering what mini pump you guys carry on you and whether you like it, or not.

fixedfiend 05-22-05 09:12 PM

I got this:

http://www.lickbike.com/lickimages/3492.gif

lightweight and supposedly pumps up to 140psi.

operator 05-22-05 10:24 PM

Topeak road morph, generally accepted to be the best pump to carry around. Check the road cycling forum.

CommuterRun 05-23-05 12:15 AM

I like the Crank Brothers Power Pump because of the gauge, the ability to switch between high volume/high pressure, and it can hadle both Presta and Schrader valves. Which is a plus for me with Presta on the bike and Schrader on the utility trailer. :)

Rashiki 05-23-05 03:36 AM

Thanks everyone. I'm gonna ride to some bike shops tomorrow and see what they have and how much. I looked on Nashbar and they have some very good prices. I like the idea of the guage on the pump and saw one of those on Nashbar. Thanks.

Daily Commute 05-23-05 03:38 AM

I'd avoid minipumps without a hose--they can damage your stem. Look at the Topeak RoadMorph or MountainMorph. They can get the tires up to 120 psi, they have hoses, and they are relatively compact.

samp02 05-23-05 03:44 AM

I use the torelli aria but its really only a backup if the CO2 fails or runs out. Aria requires lots of pumping but it does work :D

Erick L 05-23-05 05:21 AM

Topeak Road Morph here. Like it.

jeff-o 05-23-05 07:20 AM

Road morph here as well...

Bekologist 05-23-05 08:35 AM

Topeak road morph if you want to mount it to your bike (They make one with a gauge, which isn't terribly accurate), the Crank Bros. compact pump if it needs to go in a seatbag or jersey pocket, and the Zefal HpX if you want a classic framefit pump, which isn't really 'mini' but a pretty good pump.

recursive 05-23-05 09:45 AM

The Crank Brothers pump is the smallest pump I have ever seen, has selectable valve type and volume/pressure.

http://www.crankbrothers.com/powerpump_ultra.php

Perfect for a saddle bag.

midgie 05-23-05 09:58 AM

Topeak turbo morph w/digital gauge. :)

dee-vee 05-23-05 10:20 AM

Topeak road morph for life!!

OneTinSloth 05-23-05 11:35 AM

crank bros. power pump alloy.

Bolo Grubb 05-23-05 11:50 AM

Topeak Road Morph

DEK 05-23-05 11:50 AM

Another vote for the Topeak Road Morph. High pressure. Handles presta and schrader. Flexible hose. And it has a fold-down foot rest so it can act like a floor pump. Really helps the arms with that. :)

meme 05-23-05 01:08 PM

I've the Planet Bike Mini-Versair. It doesn't have the pressure gauge, but I can usually tell if the tire is stiff enough from the feel.

JBehrmann 05-23-05 02:36 PM

TOPEAK MINI MASTER BLASTER PUMP

It's cheap, tough, and it works. I hate spending much on a mini pump and then loosing it or having it stolen. I have two, and both have worked very well for the last couple years.

Bikeophile 05-23-05 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DEK
Another vote for the Topeak Road Morph. High pressure. Handles presta and schrader. Flexible hose. And it has a fold-down foot rest so it can act like a floor pump. Really helps the arms with that. :)

This is by far my favorite mini pump as well! It says up to 160PSI, but I know for sure that I have gotten my road tires up to 100PSI (I don't usually go much higher than that ever anyways).

brokenrobot 05-23-05 03:16 PM

Crank Bros power pump. Can't say I *like* it, but I dislike it less strongly than any of the alternatives I've tried.

Tweek 05-23-05 04:01 PM

Topeak Turbo Morph with digital gauge, best mini pump ever made imo.

Rashiki 05-23-05 10:00 PM

Well, it looks like everyone really like the Topeak Morph pumps. I was looking on Nashbar and I saw that they had the Topeak Mountin Morph pump. I looked on the Topeak site and tried to see what the difference between the Mountain Morph and the Road Morph was. The only thing I noticed was that the Road Morph was 20 grams lighter than the Mountain Morph. Is that all? Thanks.

Daily Commute 05-24-05 02:13 AM

I think (but I may be wrong here, so others, please correct me if I'm wrong) that the Road Morph is a little skinnier, which might mean that you'd have to use a few more strokes to get your tire up to pressure.

Bikeophile 05-24-05 07:18 AM

Here are the specs for the Topeak Morphs...from their website

ROAD MORPH
Folding foot support and flexible hose easily convert frame pump into a road-side floor pump

Aluminum barrel for long pump life

Inflates up to 160 psi

Padded T-handle provides a comfortable hand position while inflating

Quickly converts between Presta & Schrader valves

Equipped with clamp mount for multi-position frame mounting


Size(LxWxH): 12.7” x 2.26” x 1.1”
Weight: 230 grams, Clip Wt: 25 grams

MOUNTAIN MORPH

Mountain Morph™

The best pump for the trail. Fill fat tires super fast. Fold-out foot pad and hose turn this into a trailside floor pump.

Folding foot support and flexible hose easily convert frame pump into a trail-side floor pump

Aluminum barrel for long pump life

Inflates up to 160psi

Padded T-handle provides a comfortable hand position while inflating

Quickly converts between Presta & Schrader valves

Equipped with adjustable quick release clamp for multi-position frame mount


Size(LxWxH): 12.7” x 2.3” x 1.22”
Weight: 250 grams, Clip Wt: 25 grams



So from that...all I can see is that the MOUNTAIN MORPH is a TINY bit wider and a little HEAVIER...

also, upon checking...the one I use for my track bike is the MOUNTAIN MORPH...they both rock though!

jz19 05-24-05 06:44 PM

Crank Bros power pump because it is the smallest pump available and fits inside my saddle bag. Not very confortable to use but it works fine in case of emergency.


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