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First Use of Topeak Joe Blow Sport Floor Pump (Yellow Barrel)

Old 07-03-22, 02:19 PM
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First Use of Topeak Joe Blow Sport Floor Pump (Yellow Barrel)

On a recommendation by a member I just got this floor pump - tried it out on an old 700x23 - I was comfortably able to get the psi to 100 but it was a bit of hulk type effort to get another 10 psi - now I know there are reports that someone was able to get very high pressures with a frame pump like the old Zefal but in all honesty don't most of us struggle a bit when we go over 100psi on any floor pump - or are those last handful of pounds really much easier with say the Joe Bloe Twin Turbo or the new Sport 2-stage - the model I have is the Sport single stage .
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I use a Silca Pista Plus to get my tires to 140 psi. Of course, itís harder to pump as the pressure increases, but not so much as to be a struggle.
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Are you using gravity and your body weight to help?
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Originally Posted by smd4 View Post
I use a Silca Pista Plus to get my tires to 140 psi. Of course, itís harder to pump as the pressure increases, but not so much as to be a struggle.
I think you're probably an outlier for clinchers - I'm more interested in the experience of members who are at 90-110 for clinchers - Topeak has pumps that are promoted as able to deliver 160-200 psi but I'm assuming that's for tubeless .
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Originally Posted by blinky View Post
I think you're probably an outlier for clinchers - I'm more interested in the experience of members who are at 90-110 for clinchers - Topeak has pumps that are promoted as able to deliver 160-200 psi but I'm assuming that's for tubeless .
For tubeless at the same tire size pressure is usually lower than for tube type or tubular tires. When I was using very narrow 700 x 20 clinchers my Silca Super Pista floor pump was able to pump my tires up to 150 psi
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Are you using gravity and your body weight to help?
It would be great if you could explain how one does that - all I can envision is someone sitting in a chair that's attached to and above the pump handle .
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Originally Posted by blinky View Post
I think you're probably an outlier for clinchers - I'm more interested in the experience of members who are at 90-110 for clinchers
Oh, definitely. The point is if I can go that high without a struggle, then you should have no problem going to 110.
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Originally Posted by blinky View Post
It would be great if you could explain how one does that - all I can envision is someone sitting in a chair that's attached to and above the pump handle .
lock your elbows, grab handle, lower yourself by bending at the knees.
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
For tubeless at the same tire size pressure is usually lower than for tube type or tubular tires. When I was using very narrow 700 x 20 clinchers my Silca Super Pista floor pump was able to pump my tires up to 150 psi
That's nothing , there's a guy out there who does that with a frame pump .
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
lock your elbows, grab handle, lower yourself by bending at the knees.
Thanks , will give it a try .
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Originally Posted by blinky View Post
That's nothing , there's a guy out there who does that with a frame pump .
Which I donít believe for one secondÖ
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Which I donít believe for one secondÖ
My point !!
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Make certain the valve on the wheel isn't stuck or sticking. I've got one tire that the valve sticks and if I don't burp it when I loosen it to add air, then I do get a significant amount of resistance at the bottom of the pump stroke.

I doubt I could fill my tires with air from a floor pump if I am sitting in my easy chair. <grin> Though I've always been able to pump to a much higher inflation pressure with my floor pump. Even back in the days of skinny tires and rock hard was the defacto pressure to be at.

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There is also a Joe Blow Race pump which has a gauge which tops out at 200psi and has a "thinner steel barrel for easier pump up to 200 psi / 14 bar." https://www.topeak.com/global/en/pro...-joeblow--race
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Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
There is also a Joe Blow Race pump which has a gauge which tops out at 200psi and has a "thinner steel barrel for easier pump up to 200 psi / 14 bar." https://www.topeak.com/global/en/pro...-joeblow--race
Don't want to start collecting floor pumps - don't need more than 110 in my 700x25's and my Topeak Sport gets me there with some effort - if I want less effort and/or more pressure I'll use the compressor - would like to reburbish my old Specialized floor pump if possible , would get me to 120 when I was running 23's .
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Make certain the valve on the wheel isn't stuck or sticking. I've got one tire that the valve sticks and if I don't burp it when I loosen it to add air, then I do get a significant amount of resistance at the bottom of the pump stroke.

I doubt I could fill my tires with air from a floor pump if I am sitting in my easy chair. <grin> Though I've always been able to pump to a much higher inflation pressure with my floor pump. Even back in the days of skinny tires and rock hard was the defacto pressure to be at.
I usually let some air out before pumping - yes I remember those days of rock hard tires and my skinny body could get them to 120 with my Specialized floor pump with minimal effort .
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The 90lb GF has a very difficult time with anything close to 100psi. @ 150lbs I have no problem pumping 150psi+ on my charge canister. I just use my body weight and push down. Maybe I am the ideal height for floor pump at 5'7"? Six feet plus people maybe it's harder to pend that far down with pressure? dunno.

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Originally Posted by blinky View Post
Don't want to start collecting floor pumps - don't need more than 110 in my 700x25's and my Topeak Sport gets me there with some effort - if I want less effort and/or more pressure I'll use the compressor - would like to reburbish my old Specialized floor pump if possible , would get me to 120 when I was running 23's .
110 PSI in 700 x 25C tires seems kind of high; what rim width are you running? But despite not needing anything over 100 PSI, the charge pump below looks so legit that I want one ASAP; I assume I can get up to my riding pressures in two strokes, as I am a chubby ably assisted by my body weight.

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The 90lb GF has a very difficult time with anything close to 100psi. @ 150lbs I have no problem pumping 150psi+ on my charge canister. I just use my body weight and push down. Maybe I am the ideal height for floor pump at 5'7"? Six feet plus people maybe it's harder to pend that far down with pressure? dunno.

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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
110 PSI in 700 x 25C tires seems kind of high; what rim width are you running? But despite not needing anything over 100 PSI, the charge pump below looks so legit that I want one ASAP; I assume I can get up to my riding pressures in two strokes, as I am a chubby ably assisted by my body weight.

it's not faster at all, sorry. It works great for tubeless tires. can pump up to 220 psi. I never tried that though. I have tried several times to get away with 125/135 psi to set up tubeless tires. Just not enough air/psi with only 135psi and the small canister. I have much better luck at 150psi. When it gets up around 150psi I slow way down. I think it would be difficult for me to hit 220psi at my weight of 150lbs.
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
it's not faster at all, sorry. It works great for tubeless tires. can pump up to 220 psi. I never tried that though. I have tried several times to get away with 125/135 psi to set up tubeless tires. Just not enough air/psi with only 135psi and the small canister. I have much better luck at 150psi. When it gets up around 150psi I slow way down. I think it would be difficult for me to hit 220psi at my weight of 150lbs.
I just saw you post the same charge pump in another thread re: tubeless tires, and now realize what this is for. I already have a pancake compressor (for my car tires), but do not use it to inflate my tubed bike tires; I was traumatized at a young age by inflating and exploding multiple bike tubes at my neighborhood gas station.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
I just saw you post the same charge pump in another thread re: tubeless tires, and now realize what this is for. I already have a pancake compressor (for my car tires), but do not use it to inflate my tubed bike tires; I was traumatized at a young age by inflating and exploding multiple bike tubes at my neighborhood gas station.
who knows what psi a gas station uses.

On your air compress you can set air pressure with the regulator. If you are not trying to seat a tubeless tire you can set the psi to something low like 90 psi.

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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
On your air compress you can set air pressure with the regulator. If you are not trying to seat a tubeless tire you can set the psi to something low like 90 psi.
You are totally right! Now instead of buying this pump I only have to buy a Presta inflator (preferably with a gauge that goes up to 150 PSI if I ever go tubeless); do you have a recommendation?
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Some pumps are marketed as high pressure and some pumps are marketed as high volume. That said, I've never had trouble getting 100+ psi on any floor pump. The more expensive pumps just felt nicer getting there.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir View Post
You are totally right! Now instead of buying this pump I only have to buy a Presta inflator (preferably with a gauge that goes up to 150 PSI if I ever go tubeless); do you have a recommendation?
I don't have the space, so I don't have any real world experience.

If you don't mind spending money, everyone seems to love the park tool one.
Park Tool INF-2 Shop Inflator Presta/Schrader


some people have had good luck cobbling something together piece meal with stuff from mcmasters/homedepot etc...

If you just want to blast air into seat you tires then manual top off with your floor pump you could use something cheap like this





If it was me and I already committed the space for an air compressor, plugged it, waited for to fill several gallons I would just want the park tool. ha-ha
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