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Old 03-26-16, 09:37 AM
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Floor pump for travel?

Pumping 6 tyres [if wife and daughter and I travel together] after a long flight is a PITA when I use a hand pump. Any suggestions for a light weight floor pump that I can take with me when we travel?
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When I fly, I take my topeak mini morph. It's got a gauge and a foot pedal, which helps.
But if I drive, I take a full size floor pump, which is a bit cumbersome.
I've been considering getting one of those smaller lezyne floor pumps.
I think they're called the travel drive.
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I thought that the Morph series would feature. I was thn=inking more in terms iof something like the SKS Air Express. 750 grams, versus a Road Morph of 250 grams. Willing to take the 500 grams weight penalty for the convenience of a 'big' pump.

I will never touch Lezyne again. Been burnt too many times. Always tempted by form over function, and had them fail on me at critical times.
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I don't know the brands, but have seen some with fold-up foot steps, which may help fit into luggage.

Maybe on cheaper models but they might be good enough as a travel pump.
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Lezyne Micro Drive floor pump (or link with my referral code). A little small for normal use, a little large for carrying on the bike, perfect for tossing in the case.



You can see the hinged thing at the bottom you can stomp on. And the screw-on valve works well.

Worked for me on a Europe trip.
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I have the Lezyne ^ and had a Morph. I haven't found a compact pump with a gauge that doesn't suck. One option is to take along a separate accurate pressure gauge.
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Topeka makes 3 travel floor pumps, which also function as stands, all under the model name "Transformer": X, XX and RX. You can find them on Topeak's floor pumps web page
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The luggage compartment is pressurised, you don't need to deflate your tyres unless it helps with the boxing of the bikes.

Otherwise the road morph works well for me.
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I have a lezyne micro drive floor pump like the one pictured above but without the gauge. Squeeze tire with thumb works for me.

It's good for travel or to keep in the office.

None of my 3 lezyne pumps have failed. I wonder what happened to depakvrao's?
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
I have a lezyne micro drive floor pump like the one pictured above but without the gauge. Squeeze tire with thumb works for me.

It's good for travel or to keep in the office.

None of my 3 lezyne pumps have failed. I wonder what happened to depakvrao's?
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Lezyne Micro Drive floor pump (or link with my referral code). A little small for normal use, a little large for carrying on the bike, perfect for tossing in the case.



You can see the hinged thing at the bottom you can stomp on. And the screw-on valve works well.

Worked for me on a Europe trip.
Very same pump. 3 failed on me. Leaks somewhere in the hose/joints. Once when I was 60 kms from home with a flat, and I couln;t get a ride back. Rode back at maybe 40psi.
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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
The luggage compartment is pressurised, you don't need to deflate your tyres unless it helps with the boxing of the bikes.

Otherwise the road morph works well for me.

I know and I would not deflate tyres earlier, but this happened to us on a regular basis, and I feel it was the pressure that did it.

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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
I thought that the Morph series would feature. I was thn=inking more in terms iof something like the SKS Air Express. 750 grams, versus a Road Morph of 250 grams. Willing to take the 500 grams weight penalty for the convenience of a 'big' pump.

I will never touch Lezyne again. Been burnt too many times. Always tempted by form over function, and had them fail on me at critical times.
If you're looking for full size pump that folds down a little more for travel, Topeak makes a Mega Morph:
Topeak® Cycling Accessories ? Products - Mega Morph?, black

But I'll warn you (having bought one thinking it was smaller), it is a full size pump. It just doesn't have things sticking out from the sides of it so it packs a little better. They say it's 1,100 grams. Here's a pic of one next to a full size topeak floor pump:


Axiom makes a pump they say goes to 200psi but it looks like it might be road morph size, Axiom HP Enforceair:
https://www.amazon.com/Axiom-Enforcea...iom+floor+pump

I've also looked for something for travelling who's size is more in the middle, but this is about what I've found. I'm actually using a road morph on a trip right now - it's worth the size and weight savings for 1 bike, but I gotta admit that would be a hassle to pump up the tires on 6 bikes with it.

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I use this one from Specialized. It comes in its own carrying case. My wife and I travel at least once a month and I've pumped a lot of ties over the last couple of years. I prefer it to my full sized floor pumps.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/ac...or-pump/105425
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