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    3 Topeak Morph Pumps - difference?

    1. Topeak Road Morph G Bike Pump with Gauge
    For road bikes? Says "with gauge", but not seen in the picture.

    2. Topeak Turbo Morph Bike Pump with Gauge
    What's "Turbo"? (Gauge shown in picture.)

    3. Topeak Mini Morph Bike Pump
    "Mini", so smaller than the other two? No gauge, I guess?

    Any forum members have any of these? Thanks.
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    Try their web site instead of the retailer:

    http://www.topeak.com/products/Morph...1iu2ueo59j4987

    This site explains all their models.

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    A Mini is the emergency pump I carry most of the time - haven't had to use it. It's smaller than the others and has no gauge.
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    Thanks. Their website is very clear. (price of one of them increased since I posted ).

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    These are the best on-the-bike pumps I've used, by the way. I've ruined more than a few tubes pumping them up (rip the valve stem out) before getting mine ... but no more.

    They still suck compared to a real full sized floor pump, of course ... but they're way better than the other portable pumps out there.

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    I've got an old Mountain Morph with no gauge. It was designed for mountain bike tires, but I've used it mostly on one of my road bikes. This is a good on-bike pump.

    I've got the Road Morph G as well. It's on my weekend/long-ride road bike. This is a really nice on-bike pump IMO. The gauge is a little small, but it works OK, It seems to increase in increments, and that takes a little getting used to. I've used it a few times for flats on my own bike and a number of times during our group rides. People are impressed with the little pump with a hose, foot peg, and gauge.

    The hose and foot peg make inflation of tires a lot easier than otherwise.

    If you're riding the roads, I would recommend the Road Morph G.

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    I have the road morph G. It has a fairly accurate gauge and has worked well for me although I only run @ 90psi in my commuter tires.

    I once stopped to help a road cyclist with a flat and he did not have a pump. He needed 115psi and there was no way that pump was going to go past 100. I have had no issues getting 90-95 psi with this pump - it's good in an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougmc View Post
    These are the best on-the-bike pumps I've used, by the way. I've ruined more than a few tubes pumping them up (rip the valve stem out) before getting mine ... but no more.

    They still suck compared to a real full sized floor pump, of course ... but they're way better than the other portable pumps out there.
    Lezyne > Topeak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    He needed 115psi and there was no way that pump was going to go past 100. I have had no issues getting 90-95 psi with this pump - it's good in an emergency.
    I've not had that issue with my Road Morph G. I inflate my rear tire to 110 to 120 and the front to 105 to 115. If I'm helping someone else with a flat, I ask what pressure he or she wants, and we inflate accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    Lezyne > Topeak.
    Yep. There are a couple of threads here about Lezyne and most everyone loves them. I plan on getting one just based on all the positive comments. Although using CO2 yesterday couldn'tr be easier
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
    Yep. There are a couple of threads here about Lezyne and most everyone loves them. I plan on getting one just based on all the positive comments. Although using CO2 yesterday couldn'tr be easier
    I've tried Lezyne, the handle is quite uncomfortable. It's probably much lighter and slimmer, but as far as the effort (muscles) used to pump, does anyone know which one between Lezyne and Topeak is easier to pump at high pressure?

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    I have the Mini Morph and the Morph with a gauge. Problem in both. The Normal morph is long and does not easily fit on the bike. The mini does not put a great deal of air into the tube with each stroke- But they are the only Pump I have found that can get me to 120psi without me feeling as though I have just spent an hour in the gym on a Hard cardio workout. I couldn't be without them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    Lezyne > Topeak.
    Yup. I almost bought a Lezyne, then I saw the price.

    Two of my bikes are outfitted with the Topeak Road Morph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vol View Post
    I've tried Lezyne, the handle is quite uncomfortable. It's probably much lighter and slimmer, but as far as the effort (muscles) used to pump, does anyone know which one between Lezyne and Topeak is easier to pump at high pressure?
    The laws of physics can't be violated no matter who makes the pump.

    Ease of pumping is a function of barrel diameter. The smaller the diameter, the easier it's going to pump.

    So why would anybody want a pump with a fat barrel? It's because a fatter barrel lets you move more volume so it takes fewer strokes to reach your desired pressure.

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