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Old 03-22-05, 07:35 PM   #1
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Topeak Road Morph worth $44...??

MEC has them on sale for $44 CDN. No pressure guage though.



There's also this bag I want to get which is $59 CDN



Which one should I buy? Make my decision for me!
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Old 03-22-05, 07:43 PM   #2
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How much US is 44 CAD. Do you have a good pump now?

If not get the pump, if so get the the bag... best yet get both
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Old 03-22-05, 07:49 PM   #3
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I have the Road Morph pump with the gauge. Works great! I like having the foot rest and hose so you don't have to worry about 'snapping' a presta valve off like with the hand pump style.
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Old 03-22-05, 07:58 PM   #4
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The one WITH the gauge is a great pump ... definitely worth it!
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Old 03-22-05, 08:15 PM   #5
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The one WITH the gauge is a great pump ... definitely worth it!
Know any places that sell it with the guage?

By the way $44 CAD ~ $36 USD

Right now I have a $6 stopgap xmart pump that does 30psi, lol
Oh yeah, since i'm here, does it really pump to 160psi? In your experience there a practical limit?
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Old 03-22-05, 08:23 PM   #6
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Know any places that sell it with the guage?

By the way $44 CAD ~ $36 USD

Right now I have a $6 stopgap xmart pump that does 30psi, lol
Oh yeah, since i'm here, does it really pump to 160psi? In your experience there a practical limit?

I got mine at Nashbar. I don't know if it pumps up to 160 psi, but I will say this ... I've got next to no upper body strength, and with all the pumps I tried before it, I would be lucky to get about 70 psi into my tires. With the Road Morph, however, it hardly takes any effort at all for me to put 90-100 psi in. I was impressed!
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Old 03-23-05, 09:41 AM   #7
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When mine was ailing on the side of the road on a solo double century in the rain, I would have paid twice that for a new one. Now before you ask about it ailing, I had fixed 13+ flats over the last 6 hours and had pumped up the tire many more times than that with it so it had done industrial duty and with the rainy weather I had worn off all the lubrication on the inside of the cylinder.
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Old 03-23-05, 09:47 AM   #8
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My brother has the road morph without the gauge, I have one with the gauge. Either is worth it. It is an awesome pump to have with you.

My brother paid $29 (US) for his at supergo. I waited and a month later got one for $19 on sale at Performance. The Sale price was SuperGo's sale price, but Performance will do price match.

We are lucky enough to have both a supergo and a performance in the Phoenix area.

I don't have any idea what it would cost you to buy from either of these places on line and have it shipped to you, but might be worth checking
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Old 03-23-05, 09:52 AM   #9
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I love my Road Morph pump. I got this one after I had the Crank Bros. It was ten dollars more but totally worth it to me. I have used it with ease.
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Old 03-23-05, 09:59 AM   #10
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To say how good of a pump it is here is a figure. For those who od not carry CO2, about 70 percent of the guys I ride with have that pump... hmmm
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Old 03-23-05, 10:01 AM   #11
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Alas ordering online from the states is not an option. The prices are good especially with the exchange rate, but the customs and shipping just murders me. Damnit we need a performance/supergo in Canada!

*waves to CO execs

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Old 03-23-05, 10:31 AM   #12
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I just checked the MEC site and it lists the pump at 38 CAD now. Even better! I carry a mini pump in my bag, but it's next to useless as I found out last november.
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Old 03-23-05, 12:58 PM   #13
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MEC has them on sale for $44 CDN. No pressure guage though.
The value of a pump depends on where you happen to be at the time. If you're sitting in your living room, a pump has zero value. If you're on the side of a deserted road 10 miles from home with a flat tire and rain cluods rolling in, a reliable pump is worth it's weight in gold.

If you're a bike rider you need to have some kind of inflation device that you can carry with you. The Road Morph is a decent choice.
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Old 03-23-05, 01:32 PM   #14
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It does feel a bit fragile, though.
I wouldn't tour with it attached to the frame, in an exposed position.
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Old 03-23-05, 01:34 PM   #15
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So, what are some other good (hopefully cheaper?) choices aside from the road morph? Is valve breakage really that common?
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Old 03-23-05, 02:29 PM   #16
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Old 03-23-05, 02:36 PM   #17
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I have a miniframe pump that i bought at Target for like $12. It is nearly two years old and it works perfectly every time i have a flat. Granted i only need to achieve 30-50 psi but for a mountain bike tire that is all you need.

Must be a Roadie thing.
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Old 03-23-05, 03:26 PM   #18
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I just checked the MEC site and it lists the pump at 38 CAD now. Even better! I carry a mini pump in my bag, but it's next to useless as I found out last november.
Hey you hail from the 'hill as well! The $44 is including tax, i'm holding the pump right now. It feels very solid..!

They sold the same pump at Urbane Cyclist, but it was $54 + tax.
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Hey you hail from the 'hill as well! The $44 is including tax, i'm holding the pump right now. It feels very solid..!
Yep, near Yonge / Major Mack. Most of my rides are commutes to around Yonge / Clark, but I have to admit that I don't like riding much in the cold, so I haven't been out much yet this year, and I'm way outta shape again. I ride a blue/orange devinci hybrid if you see me on the road. On the weekends I haul my 2 year old around in a trailer. She likes the park at the Mill Pond

I forgot about Mr. Martin's and Mr. McGuinty's cut on the price of the pump. Always a bite in the butt!
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Old 03-25-05, 11:10 AM   #20
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Awesome pump! I think it is the best road pump out there.

I have had mine(guage) for 3 years always attached to the frame and it still works like new.
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Old 03-25-05, 06:59 PM   #21
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I got mine a few days ago. Tried 3 different mini pumps in the last month and this one is the best! No more bending valve pins or passing out trying to get my tires past 100psi. It is kinda big but its worth it.
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