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View Poll Results: What kind of pump do you prefer?
Frame Mount 24 68.57%
co2 11 31.43%
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Old 06-30-09, 07:47 PM   #1
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What are ya'lls opinions on pumps for riding and why?

Frame mount or co2.
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Old 06-30-09, 07:53 PM   #2
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Frame mount for the win. Never ending air. C02 is bad if you're using patches where you have to inflate and deflate several times to find the puncture.
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Old 06-30-09, 07:53 PM   #3
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Co2 is cold. And you have to buy the canisters. And you usually have to use more than one if you screw up with the pressure.
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Old 06-30-09, 08:01 PM   #4
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'Frame mount', assuming that includes Blackburn Mammoth in the hydration pack. Yes, endless air at no additional expense.

CO2 only makes (any kind of) sense for racing. Otherwise, it's silly.
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Old 06-30-09, 09:27 PM   #5
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Frame mount.....the extra cost of the co2 just doesnt pay for itself.
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Old 06-30-09, 09:31 PM   #6
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Co2, provides less strain on my already bad shoulders.
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normal pump in my camelbak (topeak master blaster DX, btw can't believe they actually named a pump that lol) but i carry co2 for races to save time (and energy)

co2 on the road cause less flats, lazy and 120psi=hard to pump
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Old 07-01-09, 07:26 AM   #8
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Crank Bros. pump in my Camelbak on the trail.

CO2 on the road. Smaller, lighter, easier to carry in my saddle pack and, as was stated above, the high PSI is rough on a hand pump.
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Old 07-01-09, 07:34 AM   #9
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Topeak, Mountain Morph G (with gauge). Rubber hose to help avoid damage, allways works very well, gauge is accurate within 2#(mine), fold out pump handle and foot rest. Easily pumps to 100#, quickly.
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Topeak, Mountain Morph G (with gauge). Rubber hose to help avoid damage, allways works very well, gauge is accurate within 2#(mine), fold out pump handle and foot rest. Easily pumps to 100#, quickly.
Mountain and Road Morphs, two of the best IMO.
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Co2 that accepts non-threaded cans.

Buy Daisy pellet pistol refills at WalMart. For 2.35" tires, I use 2.

If I were doing a long/remote ride...pump.
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Old 07-01-09, 10:06 AM   #12
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I use this.
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I find when I ride with pumps I have a hard time keeping my feet on the pedals and even worse if I have to hoof it....oh OH! you mean an air pump...damn it....
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I have a Blackburn on both the MTB & Road bike. I would have to look at each model to remember which they are, but 1 time purchase for each, and a Lifetime warranty!

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junkyard has the right idea. co2 for road, frame pump in my pack for mtb. risk of multiple flats is higher off road.
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Mini pump and co2. Initial inflation w/pump to @25-30psi(I've had the same zefal mini double shot for 13 yrs.!) Finish it off w/ co2(BB gun cartridges like ed suggests.) Pumps last a long time if you carry them in your camelbak.
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Pump and tube either in a jersey pocket or in a camelpak. I've attached the pump to the frame before and it gets in the way.
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Old 07-02-09, 01:41 PM   #18
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Co2 that accepts non-threaded cans.

Buy Daisy pellet pistol refills at WalMart. For 2.35" tires, I use 2.

If I were doing a long/remote ride...pump.
At Wally World ? Blasphemy
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^^ He likes to buy name-brand at discount .

I get the generics in the bulk tub at the local Ace Hardware.
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Old 07-02-09, 02:20 PM   #20
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I'm probably jinxing myself, but i haven't flatted in a while. Seriously, it's kind of weird. I used to flat all the time, and i was a road-style frame pump in the pack type of guy. Nowadays, I don't even bring the pump to shorter rides, figuring i'll walk out and go home. But, for longer rides, i prefer the pump in the pack.

I've used CO2, and found it to be too finicky for my tastes, but many ppl do swear by it!

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