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El_Guapo 03-30-12 12:41 PM

Portable Bicycle Pump
 
Can anyone recommend a light portable pump that I can take with me on my rides? My main criteria are weight and effectiveness. The lighter the better, hopefully so that I can attach it to my bike when I ride. Thanks!

Seve 03-30-12 02:26 PM

A few that you might have a look at are the Topeak Road Morph w/guage or the Mini Morph
and the Blackburn AirStik 2-Stage LongNeck pump.

mulveyr 03-30-12 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by El_Guapo (Post 14036906)
Can anyone recommend a light portable pump that I can take with me on my rides? My main criteria are weight and effectiveness. The lighter the better, hopefully so that I can attach it to my bike when I ride. Thanks!


"Weight" and "Effectiveness" are pretty much mutually exclusive. So pick one. :-)

The lightest pumps don't push enough air volume to pump up the relatively large tires on your Trek without many, many, many pumps. The most "effective" pumps, which I would define as "Don't make you feel like your arms are about to fall off when you're done", weigh more.

Some people compromise by carrying a light pump, along with some C02 carts. But of course that just adds more weight...

El_Guapo 03-30-12 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by mulveyr (Post 14037518)
"Weight" and "Effectiveness" are pretty much mutually exclusive. So pick one. :-)

I know. But I was hoping for a miracle. :)

RStewinCA 03-30-12 04:13 PM

I have a small Lezyne pump. It does take a lot of pumps to fill a tire, but its well made and light.

http://www.lezyne.com/hand-pumps-category

mike4038 03-30-12 04:29 PM

I own a Topeak Road Morph w/gauge, and it works well. I saw this pump the other day and it makes a lot of sense (pump and co2).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAGlD...ayer_embedded#!

ChowChow 03-31-12 06:57 AM

Light? Get a mini pump. Check out REI http://www.rei.com/category/4500131

JohnnyRides 03-31-12 09:41 AM

I just got one of these from Amazon. Very small, attaches to your water bottle cage, and is highly rated. Just put it on my bike this morning....


http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Pocket-.../dp/B000FI6XGC

Dunbar 03-31-12 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by mulveyr (Post 14037518)
Some people compromise by carrying a light pump, along with some C02 carts. But of course that just adds more weight...

This is what I do since I can't stand the look of frame mounted pumps. I have this one, it easily fits in my medium sized saddle bag. I wouldn't want to fill up a whole tire with it but as an emergency backup to a CO2 cartridge it will do.

http://www.amazon.com/Crank-Brothers.../dp/B001AQQUF2

SuperDave 03-31-12 05:49 PM

This is what travels with me:

http://www.crankbrothers.com/pumps_ultra.php

derf36 03-31-12 10:30 PM

2 Attachment(s)
I have the Blackburn Airstick Longneck EVO.

It sits snugly against the frame vertically attached under the bottle cage.


http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=243398http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=243399

At home I use my Blackburn Air Tower 3

zonatandem 03-31-12 10:38 PM

Another vote for the Topeak Road or Mt. Blaster pumps.
Light, converts to a mini-floor pump with T-handle, foot pad and flexible hose that fits presta/schrader valve. Some even have a guage.
100 easy pump strokes puts 100 PSI in our 700x25 road tires on our tandem.
'Almost' a pleasure to have a flat!


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