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Old 09-07-09, 02:06 PM   #1
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High End Tire Pumps

Looking to purchase another floor standing air pump and currious what else is out there besides the Top End "JoeBlow" Pump..? Any suggestions..



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The Lezyne CNC Floor Drive. I have a cheaper model, the Classic, which is fine so far.

I also have the JoeBlow Ace dual tube pump which has worked fine so far and moves more air per stroke in high volume mode than the Lezyne.

Silca and Zefal also make some good pumps at least by reputation.
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I have this one and have had good luck with it so far..
http://www.parktool.com/products/det...7&item=PFP%2D4
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JoeBlow Ace

Yes I also have a JoeBlow Ace, but always looking for something different then what I have..!




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I've never understood what makes a pump high-end versus low-end. What difference could there possibly be besides "pumps enough air into your tires" versus "can't pump enough air for high-pressure tires?" Durability maybe? Or weight, for frame pumps?
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I've never understood what makes a pump high-end versus low-end. What difference could there possibly be besides "pumps enough air into your tires" versus "can't pump enough air for high-pressure tires?" Durability maybe? Or weight, for frame pumps?
I am thinking it possibly has to do with durability and quality build of the components. Yes they all do push air..! The JoeBlow delivers air both on the up and downward stroke of the handle..




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I bought a SKS pump a few years back and it's quite different from the $10 pumps I see at Wally World. Although it is made of metal like the less expensive pumps, the SKS feels more stout in comparison. The base on the SKS was a heavy chunk of cast metal with integrated air gauge while the less expensive pump used some stamped steel. Every part of the pump is modular and can be replaced; for example the hose and nozzle assembly is threaded on to the base of the pump where the $10 pump has the hose crimped on. SKS also provides lifetime warranty on their product.
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Old 09-07-09, 06:57 PM   #8
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I've never understood what makes a pump high-end versus low-end. What difference could there possibly be besides "pumps enough air into your tires" versus "can't pump enough air for high-pressure tires?" Durability maybe? Or weight, for frame pumps?
This is a function to do with the diameter of the pump body rather than the quality of a pump. Pumps capable of high pressures will have smaller diameter but will be about the same height. A pump with 1" internal radius you use 4 times less force than a pump with 2" radius because the the area is 4 times greater on the 2" pump. The 2" pump can move more volume of air per stroke because the internal volume is higher.

A thinner pump may be easier to use at high pressures, but if you are trying to fill a high volume mountain bike tire it will take more strokes than a wider pump.
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I've got a Silca Pista that will last me a lifetime and then some.

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This is an SKS Renkompressor 75th anniversary model (1932 - 2007) pump from Germany. It came with a bell-shaped chuck that really should be used with two people to operate it. I removed this and added the Hirame chuck. This pump delivers a very high-volume of air very quickly. This would explain it's being the pump of choice for European pit-crews on bicycle-racing circuits. The gauge is in Bars and goes to 17 - which is 246.5 PSI. This has a wooden handle with an actual leather grip.


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+1 on the SKS Rennkompressor (might as well get the 75th anniversary).

Also, runner up for me was the Lezyne CNC track pump:
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I have a wrenchworks (I think?) high volume/high pressure pump. Easily pumps to 120psi (limit on gauge). I think I paid $30 for it 3 years ago. I would buy this model again, works awesome for a lower end pump.

I would surely go for all metal and o-rings if it was something to be used in high capacity. Something that the seals are replaceable!
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The Specialized Air Force pumps are very nice also. I have a Joe Blow, but there are other nice pumps out there, many of which have already been listed.
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I've got a Silca Pista that will last me a lifetime and then some.
Same here. I've been using it for over 30 years and it's still going strong.
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I have the Specialized floor pump. My son has the Joe Blow. We both like the Specialized better because the base is a triangle and it does not wobble around when you use it.
Other than that it pumps up the tire ....
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...sFloor&eid=384
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Looking to purchase another floor standing air pump and currious what else is out there besides the Top End "JoeBlow" Pump..? Any suggestions..



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I have the JoeBlow pump and its great and it was like 20 dollars.
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I've never understood what makes a pump high-end versus low-end. What difference could there possibly be besides "pumps enough air into your tires" versus "can't pump enough air for high-pressure tires?" Durability maybe? Or weight, for frame pumps?
Believe me, like anything else, you get what you pay for. I bought a very inexpensive air pump a few years ago and it literally popped and stopped working after just a couple uses.
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I have a Mt Zefal Husky floor pump for over a decade and it has served me well. It goes for around US$80 or so.
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