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Old 09-02-08, 05:11 PM   #1
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What is a good pump to carry on your bike?

What do you think of this pump? Has a gage. Crank Brothers Power Pump Pro-Black

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Mini%20Pumps

I have one of those Nasbar 20.00 specials but not too keen on how it works. I am more likley to loose all my air before I top up my tires.

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Old 09-02-08, 05:30 PM   #2
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It'll take an hour to inflate a 120 psi tire with that pump.
Try a "bigger" pump to inflate tires a little faster/easier.
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Old 09-02-08, 05:32 PM   #3
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I'll never buy anything from crankbros again. I bought a similar pump a few years back, without the gauge. Claimed to pump to 120, BS! $30 POS, IMO! Couldn't get the tire over 30.

Found a $5 Blackburn special at SportMart that easily took it up to 90 psi. Now carry a frame pump, carbon Blackburn, works great, no hassle.

A female friend of ours bought the same pump I had from the LBS cause they told her it would pump her roadie tires to 120 no problem. I did a little test for her using the pump, it sucked too. She quickly returned it!
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Topeak Road Morph G.

Has a hose & foot peg so that you can stand on it and pump, plus an inline gauge.

Buy one of those and a floor pump, and you're set.
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I have the larger version of the Crank Brothers one and it works great.

I use it all the time (every other week) on my folding bicycle when I travel, I easily fill my fat tires from 0 up to 60 psi with it.

A friend borrowed it and was able to get skinnies up to 120 psi.

The high volume / high pressure switch helps a lot.
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Old 09-02-08, 06:11 PM   #6
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I use one of the CO-2 cartridge pumps. Easy to carry even with an additional CO-2 cartridge. And it pumps up the tire in little or no time.
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Topeak Road Morph G.

Has a hose & foot peg so that you can stand on it and pump, plus an inline gauge.

Buy one of those and a floor pump, and you're set.
uh huh

Some even say they don't need a floor pump with the Morph.
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I use one of the CO-2 cartridge pumps. Easy to carry even with an additional CO-2 cartridge. And it pumps up the tire in little or no time.
Me too. I haven't pumped a tire alongside of the road for years. The speed and convenience of using CO2 rocks and that's coming from a retro grouch.
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Old 09-02-08, 10:30 PM   #9
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Topeak Turbo Morph G- love that dial gauge! Link: http://www.topeak.com/products/Mini-Pumps/TurboMorphG
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I have a really old Blackburn pump I found in my garage. Works but it takes me about 8min to pump up a road tire to a good pressure.

Good workout for my arms though.
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I have the Topeak Turbo Morph. Its quite like the Road Morph, save that its a bit shorter, and a bit fatter. I would imagine that makes it a bit more suited to mountain bike tires rather than road tires, which does quite nicely for me - both it and the road morph are very nice pumps.
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Me too. I haven't pumped a tire alongside of the road for years. The speed and convenience of using CO2 rocks and that's coming from a retro grouch.
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Not a pump, but I recently stopped by Genuine Innovations HQ in Tucson and their most popular inflator is the Ultraflate Plus. This is really the only model I use, and carry 2 16 oz cartridges for every 30 or so miles I'm riding.
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I use one of the CO-2 cartridge pumps. Easy to carry even with an additional CO-2 cartridge. And it pumps up the tire in little or no time.
That's obviously a good idea too. Just be careful when you get one that it fits the valve you have. I've got one CO2 head that only fits presta and one that fits both.
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this one
http://blackburndesign.com/frame_pump.html

http://blackburndesign.com/road_pumps.html

The Topeak previously mentioned is good. You might also want to carry CO2 as a backup or for when you are too tired to pump up a tire.
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Best unit for me:
Topeak Road Morph

Best company that provides support:
NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!! Topeak
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Old 09-03-08, 10:58 AM   #16
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Not a pump, but I recently stopped by Genuine Innovations HQ in Tucson and their most popular inflator is the Ultraflate Plus. This is really the only model I use, and carry 2 16 oz cartridges for every 30 or so miles I'm riding.
I know that I posted about the Road Morph earlier, but honestly, I carry CO2 on more of my bikes. I've got the Air Chuck SL and two cartridges, plus tube, tire levers, tiny patches, and minitool, in a seat bag that I unclip & move to whatever bike I'll be riding.
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More praise for Topeak. I have a Mountain Morph and it's solid and pumps well.
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If you don't want to sport the large Topeak Road Morph, I've had good success with the mini DX blaster or something. It's got a gauge, I've gone up to 120 lbs although it took effort. It's double action which means it pumps on both strokes. That's good and bad especially at the high pressure. But no longer am I maxing out at 60 psi with a pump that gets hot and feels like it's going to explode trying to get that last 1 psi.
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Topeak Road Morph G.

Has a hose & foot peg so that you can stand on it and pump, plus an inline gauge.

Buy one of those and a floor pump, and you're set.
Ditto.

I have one for each bike.
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I use C02 cartridges on my road bike and a Topeak Morph series pump on the touring bike. On tour I really needed a good pump since I was maintaining three bikes including mine for a 4200+ mile tour. That is a lot of pumping and the Topeak was great. Mine was actually a Mountain Morph, but it the same as except a bit shorter that the Road Morph. The Mountain Morph fit better on the frame of my touring bike.
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Topeak Road Morph G.
Got one on my commuter. Best accessory I ever bought. Beats every other portable pump I've ever owned.
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Yep, I use a road morph as well. It's my only pump atm.
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