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Old 03-14-11, 06:46 PM
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Best road bike hand pump?

Howdy,

Looking for the best tire pump for presta valve that will produce a 100 PSI without wearing me out. I don't mind paying a lot for a good one. Thanks if you can help.
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Old 03-14-11, 06:52 PM
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Topeak Road Morph G
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Old 03-14-11, 06:53 PM
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If you looking for something portable you can take with you, the Topeak Road and Mini morph pumps might be worth a look. The valve is on a hose so they are easier to use because you can press against the ground.
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Originally Posted by bhop View Post
Topeak Road Morph G
+1

Best pump I've owned.
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Old 03-14-11, 07:21 PM
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Lezyne HP Road Drive

https://www.rei.com/product/786538
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Old 03-14-11, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by kh6idf View Post
I'm a Lezyne Man. Smooth sexy industrial look. No plastic Topeak for me, thank you very much.

Get the Lezyne with the guage so you know when to stop. There's two versions one for road(HP, High Pressure) or Mountain bikes(HV, High Volume)

Get the HPG(High Pressure Guage) Micro Drive that has the foot pedal so you can pump it up easier. About $45-$50. It ismore expensive than the ToPlastic, but it is made of aluminum parts throughout other than the hose whereas ToPlastic has plastic handles and other plastic parts.

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Old 03-14-11, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
+1

Best pump I've owned.
Bingo.

There's a reason I bought the Road Morph G. I asked around on here awhile ago and the praise for it was overwhelming, it beat all the others by a long shot.
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For commuting?

Either of the aforementioned pumps can be 1 and 1A depending on your perspective. The TPRM does have a gauge and some plastic parts. It operates more like a small floor pump which, I've discovered can be a real relief when flatting in cold/rainy weather. All my bikes have the TPRM. It's also about 10.00 cheaper.
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Old 03-14-11, 09:55 PM
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Thanks for all the advice. I will definitely check out the two mentioned and will gladly accept any other opinions. Jim
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I use a regular long frame pump on my road bike. It'll get up to 120 psi and doesn't look as bulky hanging from the frame. I have a Road Morph too that I use sometimes, putting in a backpack or the big seatbag. Both are trusty pumps.
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Old 03-15-11, 10:46 AM
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I use a co2 cartridge inflator on the bike for flat repairs & a Black & Decker Air Station for home use. Works fast and I don't have to pump all day. As a bonus, it works on my car tires as well, saving me a trip to the gas station when those get low. I haven't touched my floor pump since I got that.
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Lezyne Micro Floor Drive

https://www.lezyne.com/micro-floor-drive-hpg
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Originally Posted by bhop View Post
Topeak Road Morph G
+1 I own one.
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Originally Posted by bhop View Post
Topeak Road Morph G
thanks for the recommendation. just picked one up off of ebay for a bargin!

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Old 03-15-11, 11:14 PM
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+ 1 Topeak Roadmorph G , I have been using them for a long time, it's a great pump.
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Old 03-16-11, 12:33 AM
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I used to be a big Topeak Roadmorph G fan but I've found something better https://us.dahon.com/accessories/2006...tpump-seatpost I used this on my recent Mississippi river tour and it was great. It stows out of the way and you can pump with two hands making getting to high pressures that much easier. Very highly recommended!
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Old 03-16-11, 01:50 AM
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For some reason I'd be paranoid about the pump mechanism getting damaged somehow. But that's really an ingenious design! I'm happy with my Road Morph, but still... I may very well consider snatching that up before our PCH tour.
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Originally Posted by bhop View Post
Topeak Road Morph G
+1 best pump I've ever owned, and has lasted a long time
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Old 03-16-11, 11:32 AM
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Best? Bruce Gordon's hand made Titanium version of a Silca Impero frame pump.
With a Steel Campagnolo Pump head.
not able to afford one myself, but I like the Impero plastic ones,
as the on the bike classic.
But I use Floor pumps before the ride, mostly..

Longer pump stroke = less strokes to reach pressure.

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Old 03-16-11, 11:47 AM
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i used to use hand pumps, and then i discovered CO2 pumps. for commuting, there's just no contest between the two in my opinion. after a flat, i can get my tire up to about 120psi in mere seconds with CO2, whereas who knows long it would take me with a hand pump, if i could even get up that high in the first place. and CO2 pumps are MUCH lighter, MUCH smaller, and, well, i just don't see the downside to them, at least for commuting purposes where you'll only ever realistically have 1 flat, 2 at the very most, to deal with on any given trip. if i ever had more than two flats to deal with on a commute, i'd seriously just throw in the towel by that point and walk to the nearest train or bus stop and take transit the rest of the way.

at home i have a nice floor pump for periodic top-offs, of course, but for on-the-road emergencies, CO2 all the way for me. it's so freaking fast; you're back on the bike rolling in a fraction of the time compared to hand pumps.
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Just remember, no portable/mini pump will be easy to use.. they are designed for emergencies. I got my first mini pump and thought it sucked.. till i tried another one.. made me love mine.


Id like to try a c02 pump one day.. but im really bad about buying spare tubes, and i always forget to replace my spare tube once ive used it. I imagine ill have the same problems with c02 cartridges.
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Id like to try a c02 pump one day.. but im really bad about buying spare tubes, and i always forget to replace my spare tube once ive used it. I imagine ill have the same problems with c02 cartridges.
that's why i buy them in bulk, when they're on deep discount (biketiresdirect often has 'em for $1.00 a cartridge). i got a bag of about 10 cartridges at home, and i keep another stock pile of them at the office. they're cheap, and pretty much last forever.

also, i rarely replace spare tubes, i patch and reuse old tubes. some of my older tubes have up to 5 patches on them. a 10 cent patch is A LOT cheaper than a whole brand new tube (not to mention more eco-friendly). i'll use a tube until the valve breaks or separates from the tube.

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Originally Posted by fmileto55 View Post
+1. I have both this and the Topeak Road Morph, which I purchased first. The lezyne, while more expensive, is much easier to use. Indeed it isn't much more work than my floor pump.
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I have the Topeak Road Morph G. I actually hadn't used it in a while until last night, when I broke my cheap Bell floor pump. Pulled out the Road Morph G and topped it off, no problem. Now I need a new floor pump...
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