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Old 03-07-18, 09:35 PM
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The more I look at it the more I want to just get a Silca Super Pista and be done with it but $235 is a lot of money for a pump.

I wouldn't get my hopes up with that one either- Silca used to be good, but now

many dissatisfied users.

Check out the top of the line Specialized Air Tool pump- it's good.

Or Bontrager super charger as suggested by Sy Reene.

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Analog easily seen so like that and the screw-on chuck is the only way to go-- a bit tricky undoing ('gotta use both hands and hold the bottom of the swivel). Even so, digital sounds okay too if it's easy to read but not for over $100
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I wouldn't get my hopes up with that one either- Silca used to be good, but now

many dissatisfied users.

Check out the top of the line Specialized Air Tool pump- it's good.

Or Bontrager super charger as suggested by Sy Reene.
That is disappointing to hear. The pump looks like an engineering marvel. Seems like it should work amazingly well and hold up for a long time.
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I have two of theirs. The part I like the most is the thread-on pump head. I can get very short valves do on a larger profile rim, I don't need as long of an extension.

I have the digital gage one. Nice, no big deal IMO. I have the Air Tool and a Silca (30 years old). I use the Lezyne most because of the head.

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I like the twist-on head as well. It needs a new o-ring occasionally, but easy to change.

It takes a bit of skill, but I don't lose any air when connecting it.

Threading on just seems gentler on the inner tube valve for some reason.

The steel drive floor pump has worked fine for me for years.
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Adding. The Air tool is a better pump. Heavier and bigger. I may switch heads. The Air Tool is bigger than I like for travel.
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Originally Posted by alarsen77 View Post
That is disappointing to hear. The pump looks like an engineering marvel. Seems like it should work amazingly well and hold up for a long time.


Apparently quality control is not so good.


This one looks promising. The only negative that I see is that the gauge goes too high

so that 0-100 psi is about 1/3 of the dial.

https://www.amazon.com/Velowurks-Pri...oor+pump&psc=1
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Apparently quality control is not so good.


This one looks promising. The only negative that I see is that the gauge goes too high

so that 0-100 psi is about 1/3 of the dial.

https://www.amazon.com/Velowurks-Pri...oor+pump&psc=1
That does look nice. Yeah the gauge would be better if it topped at 160. But other than that it looks very nice.
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Awesome! Thanks. If I don't win I'm still considering the superpista non ultimate. I love the machining on that pump it looks so well built.
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I have a lezyne and a joe blow. For the money the joe blow is a great pump. It's my garage pump. The lezyne is also a great pump, smoother operation and very accurate, although it does take a little practice with the threaded chuck. I keep the lezyne in my basement workshop out of the elements.
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Well I ordered a Lezyne CNC Digital floor pump from REI going to give it a try. I have to say I was very close to ordering a Super Pista on Amazon with a small credit I had on there. But part of me struggled with a $235 bike pump even though it was less than double the cost of the Lezyne I bought.
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REI has a generous return period, if nothing else.
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REI has a generous return period, if nothing else.
Yeah that's true. The complaints that people have been saying about the Silca worried me. So I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend $235 on a pump that might fail just like the rest of them.
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Although I have read a bunch of great reviews on the super Pista I'm half tempted to cancel the order and REI and just get the Silca. They have an amazing warranty if anything ever does go wrong.
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I fear that you may be investing too much mental energy (and money) into your pump.
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I fear that you may be investing too much mental energy (and money) into your pump.
I think you're right. I tend to overthink purchases way too much. I'm just going to stick to my original purchase.
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I think you're right. I tend to overthink purchases way too much. I'm just going to stick to my original purchase.


The one that 3 people said they HATE in the first 11 posts?
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I received the Lezyne Steel Floor Pump for Xmas. I find it a smooth operating, and well built, pump. It has a stable base, a long hose, and an easy to read pressure gauge. After a bit of practice with it I have no issues with connecting and disconnecting the chuck.
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The one that 3 people said they HATE in the first 11 posts?
It seems a lot of people hated the Chuck and it now comes with the new abs 1 pro Chuck and REI has an amazing return policy so I'm giving it a shot.
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I ordered the Velowurks pump, & it arrived today.

Initial report: pretty good but gauge doesn't work.

At least my disappointment is $65 worth & not $235 worth.
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I ordered the Velowurks pump, & it arrived today.

Initial report: pretty good but gauge doesn't work.

At least my disappointment is $65 worth & not $235 worth.
Well I didn't order a $235 pump either. I was tempted but realized it was a bad idea. I decided to give the Lezyne a try and will be picking it up at REI tomorrow. Worst case scenario, I have to return it to REI and get something different.

It's a shame about the velowurks pump gauge not working. It is a good looking pump.
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Well I didn't order a $235 pump either. I was tempted but realized it was a bad idea. I decided to give the Lezyne a try and will be picking it up at REI tomorrow. Worst case scenario, I have to return it to REI and get something different.

It's a shame about the velowurks pump gauge not working. It is a good looking pump.

They're going to send another one.

Long hose, tall w/ long stroke, stable.

Chuck is metal & a bit heavy so can bang into things.
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They're going to send another one.

Long hose, tall w/ long stroke, stable.

Chuck is metal & a bit heavy so can bang into things.
That's good they are sending another one. I will see how the Lezyne is today.
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Well I went to REI to pick up the Lezyne as I set it up for in store pickup and it was damaged in shipping the tab that holds the Chuck at the bottom of the base was snapped off in shipping so they had a new one shipped expedited to my house and gave me 20% off for the hassle. REI has always gone above and beyond for me which is why I continue to buy stuff there.
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