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Old 02-09-20, 07:18 PM
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Portable pump

Anyone have any mini pump they really happy with? I've been using a topeak mini morph for 10 years maybe and it finally gave out. I was looking at just replacing it unless someone has one they recommend I should look into. Seems like an insignificant purchase but its winter and I'm bored...
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Old 02-09-20, 08:12 PM
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If you got ten years out of your old one, and you were happy with it, why not just buy the same one again? Stuff wears out, but ten years is a good lifespan.

If you are really looking for a different mini pump, though, I am pretty impressed with this one. Very well-built.
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Old 02-09-20, 08:17 PM
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I finally just gave up on these kinds of pumps and went with CO2 instead. It's just so much easier for me. Smaller. Lighter. I just like the whole system better.
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Old 02-09-20, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by bpcyclist View Post
I finally just gave up on these kinds of pumps and went with CO2 instead. It's just so much easier for me. Smaller. Lighter. I just like the whole system better.
You should check the weights of some of these devices. Depending on the dispenser you’re using, the device itself and two CO2 canisters will probably weigh more than a small mini pump. Even the Silca Tattico, which is relatively heavy, is lighter than the CO2 canisters I would need to carry for a long gravel race.

As for the size: a mini-pump generally bolts onto the side of a water bottle cage...doesn’t really take up any space that you’d otherwise be using for something else. The CO2 system, on the other hand, takes up valuable space in a seat pack.

Still, for a road ride of moderate distance, I’m with you: I’ll take CO2. But for a longer ride, or any ride that goes off pavement, I’d rather have a mini pump. You never know what will happen.
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Old 02-09-20, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris! View Post
Anyone have any mini pump they really happy with? I've been using a topeak mini morph for 10 years maybe and it finally gave out. I was looking at just replacing it unless someone has one they recommend I should look into. Seems like an insignificant purchase but its winter and I'm bored...
Topeak morph g line. They have flexible hoses for easier inflation, the T handle is nice for higher pressure, and there is a gauge.
the only significant difference between the two is how much air per stroke due to the road pump being better for higher pressure.
Anything smaller just makes you sweat.

For road bike tires - road morph g. https://www.topeak.com/global/de/pro...-road-morph--g
For mtb/gravel bike tires - turbo morph g. https://www.topeak.com/global/de/pro...turbo-morph--g
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Old 02-09-20, 09:36 PM
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I have a Topeak Mini Morph that I've been using since 2008. Every so often I disassemble it and re-lubricate the pump. It's been moved from my road bike to my hybrid, but it still serves me just fine on the hybrid.

I have a Lezyne Road Pump on my road bike. It's fine too. For usability I prefer the form factor of the Topeak Mini Morph (any of its "morph" siblings would be fine, too). For sleek looks, the Lezyne has it.

CO2 is fine if you never get more than two flats on a ride. In goathead territory that's not necessarily a foregone conclusion. I do bring CO2 along once in awhile, but I'm always reluctant to leave the pump behind. It has an unlimited supply of refills built in. With the CO2, my first flat will be turn-around time because having only a single cartridge in reserve is living too dangerously, for me. I can go weeks at a time with no flats, but I've had as many as five on a single ride.
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Old 02-09-20, 11:30 PM
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Leznye Road Drive is an excellent pump. A bit pricey, but extremely light weight and gets the job done on road bike tires.
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Old 02-10-20, 03:43 AM
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Topeak RaceRocket HP and HPX -- both convertible for Presta or Schrader. There's another version that's better suited to high volume, low pressure tires. Great ergonomics too. The HP is the smallest functional mini pump I'd consider. Fits a jersey or jeans pocket, or even my Serfas medium size Speed Bag with the expandable pouch open.

Blackburn Core Slim (Presta only). Similar length and stroke as the RaceRocket HPX. Ergonomics aren't as good, due to hard, sharp metal end caps. But it has a better valve core tool.
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Old 02-10-20, 04:48 AM
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I really like my Topeak Pocket Rocket. I've just replaced my Blackburn track pump with a Topeak Joe Blow Sport III. There's no doubt that Topeak pumps are a hard act to beat.
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Old 02-10-20, 08:47 AM
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silca frame pump. mine is probably older than most of the people on this forum, and I can still easily get 100 PSI with it.
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Old 02-10-20, 10:00 AM
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A friend of mine has a Stomp Pump and it works really well.
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Old 02-10-20, 10:10 AM
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I used to use CO2 but upgraded to this for gravel riding: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-18...P739/305269932
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Old 02-10-20, 03:14 PM
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I used to use CO2 but upgraded to this for gravel riding: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-18...P739/305269932
Does that fit in your saddle bag?
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Old 02-10-20, 03:53 PM
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I carry the Xiaomi electric pump. It's quite bulky but not that heavy. I put it in my back pocket because there's nothing to carry except other smaller stuff. Normal pump I will struggle when reaching the higher psi. But this I can set to the desired value and let it do the work. I rarely get punctures and have not use this pump since buying but good to know that it will be easy fixing and getting the pressure spot on to continue my ride. But it is quite noisy though
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Old 02-11-20, 10:09 AM
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If you got ten years out of your old one, and you were happy with it, why not just buy the same one again? Stuff wears out, but ten years is a good lifespan.

If you are really looking for a different mini pump, though, I am pretty impressed with this one. Very well-built.
That's a great looking pump. I've been looking for a portable pump that does both Presta and Schrader (suspension and tires). I wonder though, if it could reach into the back of my velo to get to the rear shock. I might have to see if there's a local vendor to try one out.
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