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    Mini Pumps

    Okay people, give me your recommendations on a solid, relatively inexpensive mini-pump.
    Ones with a short hose preferably.
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    I have a Topeak Mountain Morph. It's amazing. It has a hose, and a fold out handle and foot/stand thing. The hose keeps the pump on the ground, and keeps you from ripping you valve stem off like those ****ty jerk off pumps do. It's small, light, and once again, amazing.

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    Nothing comes close to the Topeak Road Morph pump... Topeak even recently released a mini version. Haven't tried it yet and it doesn't come with a guage but it's smaller.

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    What is the main difference between the road morph and mountain morph?
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    I have no idea, but the mountain doesn't have a gauge. However, it inflates my BMX tires up to 120psi (you can usually only get about 60psi out of a mini pump). It also has shrader and presta adaptors, I don't know if the road does or not.

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    another for the topeak morph, never leave home without it. built in gauge is pretty accurate, and i've aired up my tires plenty of times with no problems.
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    Road has a reversible head, so I assume it has both schrader and presta ends.
    So, I guess the difference is the gauge and since they're both the same price at Performance, seems like a no brainer.

    Performance says that the mountain has the gauge, not the road.
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    I have the Topeak Master Blaster, and it's functional, but I'd like something better. I'm considering the Road Morph for convenience, or the Crank Bros Power Ultra Alloy for it's pocketable size. I'd appreiate input on both of these pumps.

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    Whoa whoa, mattface.
    Get your own thread.
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    i used to carry the crank bros mini in my camelback when riding off-road, and everytime i'd need it to fix a flat i would pull it out in pieces. the body would unthread from the head and separate. this happened a couple of times, and just when i was considering loctite, deejay from innovations gave me a co2 head so i gave the crank bros to a friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    Whoa whoa, mattface.
    Get your own thread.
    Dude take a look at the Crank Bros pump. It's under 7" long, and 118 grams. and $16 bucks at Cambria If it can really get a tire up to 115psi it's a really appealing little package.

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    That's pretty rad, but I really like a mini hose.
    Then it works basically like a mini floor pump and it helps prevent ripping the valve when pumping.
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    you could probably get your tire up to 115psi with that, it would take a bit of effort, air volume adjust or not, and you would also run the risk of tearing your valve off from the physical strain. i was visiting portland and airing up my tires after my flight when i commited this very act. marched off downtown in search of a better pump (the morph), and haven't looked back.

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    I'm sold on the mountain morph.
    $26 on ebay plus shipping.
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    $21 without a gauge.
    Sold.

    That's a link to the mountain morph without the gauge.
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    anyone try that cyclaire **** out yet? http://www.cyclaire.com/

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    So, both mountain and road come with and without gauges.
    Any real difference between them?
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    so you're right, i still want a gauge

    http://www.topeak.com/2006/products/...urbomorphg.php
    http://www.topeak.com/2006/products/...roadmorphg.php

    here's the two spec sheets for the gauged road and mtn versions

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    the turbo morph g has a flip down gauge, which is a little easier to read while inflating, and it seems to be a tad more accurate. the road morph has the gauge incorporated in the air line, so it takes some fiddling to get it in position to read.

    edit...after looking at morbot's links, it seems that they may have changed the design for the road morph gauge, but f#ck it, my morph g is going on three years old now, with no problems yet (sounds of knocking on wood)

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    I'd forgo a guage to save 2" of packing space, but not to save $10 or 10 grams. The road Morph does look better all things considered. The hose and flip-out foot-stand thingy make an easier to use pump, but it's also 3" longer than the mini morph, so that may be the winner for me. The crank Bros is even 4" shorter than that, but I guess I'd rather have 10" of good pump than 6" of lame pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    Any real difference between them?
    The previous year's mountain models did not have a gauge and didn't have the same upper end range that the road model did... this year it appears they both have guages so probably not much but I haven't seen them yet.

    edit: nashbar has the road morph for 26.95

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    I love my Road Morph. Pumps to 120 psi pretty easily and having the built-in guage is pretty convenient. The reversible head insert came in handy last week when a friend of mine bought an old Peugot road bike with Schraeder valves and flat tires.

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    I ordered the road morph with the gauge.
    Almost can't wait to get a flat on the road now.
    Only not so much.
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    yeah, i have the road morph with gauge, and it's been awesome.

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