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Old 06-27-06, 04:21 PM   #1
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mini pumps?

I need a mini pump with a guage but I have no clue which one to get since there so many different ones. I tried mtbr.com but the reviews there seem to be a little out of date when it comes to mini pumps. I went to all the LBS in my area and the model one LBS told was the best the other LBS contradicted and vise versa. Any suggestions on a durable mini pump with a guage?
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Crank Bros. makes a good one.
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I need a mini pump with a guage but I have no clue which one to get since there so many different ones. I tried mtbr.com but the reviews there seem to be a little out of date when it comes to mini pumps. I went to all the LBS in my area and the model one LBS told was the best the other LBS contradicted and vise versa. Any suggestions on a durable mini pump with a guage?
yesterday i *just* bought a 'wrench force' (trek sub-brand) pump... I don't know how mini you want it but it was 30 cdn (26-7 u.s.d?) and has a little gauge but my gauge was off by almost 5 psi... more like a general guideline as my lbs told me... glueless patches and sandpaper and extra rubber seal in the handle, locking t-handle, shraeder and presta compatible valve, no adapters needed. heck, i'll give you the site.

http://www.evanscycles.com/product.jsp?style=12372 just a store but w/e. dont have time to find official site. just googled.

dual design, so you're pumping on both strokes (in AND out!! amazing! :S) has a bottle cage mount.. but don't use it for risk of looking like a tool ... keep the thing in your backpack
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crank bros has a really nice one that has high volume and high pressure settings...You start with the high volume setting to fill the tire, and then with a twist of the handle change it over to high pressure pumping. Works awesome and makes getting to higher pressure so much easier than a standard pump can do (can pump both schrader and presta)
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thanks for the advise, I'll look into the crank brothers. I like the high volume and high pressure feature. Does anyone have experience with the Topeak pumps?
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thanks for the advise, I'll look into the crank brothers. I like the high volume and high pressure feature. Does anyone have experience with the Topeak pumps?
Since someone had to be first...yes, I do have experience with the Topeak Morph pumps. I have both the road and mountain bike versions. Both are superior to other pumps out there. Because of the design they are easier to use than other minipumps.

The road morph has a built in gauge and there is a mountain bike version with a gauge. Go here to see the models.
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Look for one that doubles as a fork pump at your LBS...one of my friends has one and he loves it b/c you can change it back and forth on the spot
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Look for one that doubles as a fork pump at your LBS...one of my friends has one and he loves it b/c you can change it back and forth on the spot
I bought one of those and was less than impressed. It didn't do a good job on either the fork or the tires because it was had too low a pressure for the fork and too low a volume for the tires.
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what is the difference between the Topeak Road morph and the Mtb morph? Can someone explain what the differences are? Is it because most road bikes us presta vs schrader valves?
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what is the difference between the Topeak Road morph and the Mtb morph? Can someone explain what the differences are? Is it because most road bikes us presta vs schrader valves?
A Road Morph using a slightly longer and significantly narrower barrel so that it can be used for the higher pressure, lower volume tires you find on road bikes. A Mountain Morph uses a slightly shorter, significantly wider barrel for the low pressure but high volume tires you find on mountain bikes. If you used a Road Morph on a mountain bike, you'd have to pump more to get to the same volume. You can do it but it will take more pump strokes. If you use a Mountain Morph on a road bike, you'd be able to pump it up to pressure but it would take more muscle.
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Why not try out the CO2 cartriges. I like them..light and quick. I have a large Blackburn floor pump for when I am not 'on the road'. I found those small 'take along' pumps take too long to fill up, perhaps they have been improved recently.
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Thanks for the info and link, cyccommute. I just took a nice long, warm, sunny, foot bruising 2.5 mile stroll today, and I'm going shopping. Right now.
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I had a Crank Bros. pump, but switched to a Topeak Road Morph. The guage on the CB was nice, but by the time I got it on the valve stem, half the PSI was gone.

(I'm a touring type, so in the morning I just want to check the pressure and bump it up about 5 PSI or so before starting the day's ride)

The Road Morph lets me do that almost as easily as a real floor pump.
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thanks for the advise, I'll look into the crank brothers. I like the high volume and high pressure feature. Does anyone have experience with the Topeak pumps?
I use a Topeak Einstein which contains a patchkit and has a neat builtin tyre lever. It also has a little twistlock that converts it from high-volume mode to high-pressure mode.



It would be nice if it had a gauge but to be honest, I've never really missed one. I have considered slipping my little Topeak digital pressure gauge into my CamelBak at times though.

One thing to note is that if you're running tubeless then you might be better off with CO2 since it's hard to seat a tubeless tyre using a mini-pump. Then again, most people I know who run tubeless carry a tube with them for on-trail emergencies since they're not going to easily repair a puncture in a tubeless tyre while out riding.
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Thanks for the info and link, cyccommute. I just took a nice long, warm, sunny, foot bruising 2.5 mile stroll today, and I'm going shopping. Right now.
Patch kit: $4.95
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Two mile walk in bike shoes pushing a bike with a flat tire because you left the pump at home: #*^$#@()*^$#@ priceless!
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The Road Morph lets me do that almost as easily as a real floor pump.
+1 . Had 2 flats couple of days ago - using Mountain Morph was the most pleasant part of the exercise.
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