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    Bicikli Huszár sudo bike's Avatar
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    What's your favorite frame pump?

    I'm in the market for a new pump, and I'd like to get one that can attach to the frame while still being "good enough" for use as a main pump. Currently I'm just using my bike as a commuter, but once I become a stronger rider I'm going to try and get some touring done this year.

    So, basically I'm looking for a pump that:

    • Is fairly comparable to a floor pump for needed power (somewhat more is OK, but I'd rather not get one of those crappy little pumps that take forever to get up to proper PSI).
    • Can attach to the frame.
    • Is pretty rugged.
    • If there is one, one that has foldable feet for floor-style pumping would be really cool. Not necessary, but a bonus.


    I'm running Presta valves and fairly low PSI - only 80-85 on 35 tires. I have a dedicated gauge, so an included one isn't really necessary. I'm not really concerned about weight, I just want something that works well. I'd rather not break the bank either, but I am willing to drop a little more cash for a pump that'll last me. So, what pumps do y'all on tour use?

    (Apologies as I realize this has surely been asked, but I couldn't find anything applicable in the first few pages of search)

    Recommendations are appreciated!
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    I use the Topeak Mountain Morph; it or the Road Morph are generally well thought of for touring. I used one for the Trans America and was pumping tires on three bikes so I got to use it a lot. I found it worked better than any other I have tried.

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    Topeak Road Morph, until something better comes along.
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    I'm on the road morph bandwagon, because I'm notorious for breaking valve stems with my standard frame pumps.

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    Thanks for the replies. The Road Morph looks really good, so I went ahead and ordered that. Looks like it's exactly what I was looking for! Thanks a lot y'all!

    So, no problems getting it up to your working PSI, yeah?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sudo bike View Post
    Thanks for the replies. The Road Morph looks really good, so I went ahead and ordered that. Looks like it's exactly what I was looking for! Thanks a lot y'all!

    So, no problems getting it up to your working PSI, yeah?
    About as easy as anything on the market.
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    I run a mix of Presta and Scrader with the Zefal HPx. It does a great job covering both valve types and quickly gets tire back up to riding pressure. Last time I looked, came in diffrent sizes, bike frame dependent. I was so happy with the one on the tandem, that i got the new one last year to cover my presta tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyakdiver View Post
    About as easy as anything on the market.
    Great! Lookin' forward to it!
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    I can hit 120 psi pretty easily by putting my weight over the top of it, but it takes a bit of fiddling around to find the most efficient way to use it. I like to have my right foot on the foot plate with the pump stabilized a bit against my leg, and then one palm and one hand on the handle. I always feel nervous when I lend it to others because they put a lot of unstable force on it and shake side to side with the shaft extended all of the way out. I am usually worried that they will buckle it and so I act all helpful by taking over the operation.

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    Don't forget the Topeak Turbo morph.
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