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Topeak Road Master Blaster, any good?

Old 08-25-06, 08:08 PM
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Topeak Road Master Blaster, any good?

I've been reading the reviews and found that a lot of people like the Topeak Road Morph, but I was wondering if anyone had used the more traditional frame pump from Topeak, the Master Blaster Road, since it would fit my frame quite well. Thanks for your comments.
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I have an old mini master blaster, and I recently upgraded to the road morph, because it has a flexible tube between the pump and the valve (as well as an in-line gauge). When the pump body is attached to the valve, it's hard to pump with very much force or speed without risking ripping the valve out of the tube. The road morph is fantastic, btw, and is much smaller than I expected.
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I have the old Topeak Master Blaster road pump. Great pump. Very solid. It fits my frame nicely, and doesn't rattle as long as the velcro strap is on. I can get at least 80-90 psi out of it, more than enough for an emergency refill.
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Originally Posted by va_cyclist
I have the old Topeak Master Blaster road pump. Great pump. Very solid. It fits my frame nicely, and doesn't rattle as long as the velcro strap is on. I can get at least 80-90 psi out of it, more than enough for an emergency refill.
I'm wanting to buy a mini pump (and hope I never have to use it) for both my mtb and girlfriends road bike tires. Is the Master Blaster still as good as it was when this thread was new? What other pumps should I consider?
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I'm wanting to buy a mini pump (and hope I never have to use it) for both my mtb and girlfriends road bike tires. Is the Master Blaster still as good as it was when this thread was new? What other pumps should I consider?

Mini pump?...Topeak Road Morph....that is all.

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I'm wanting to buy a mini pump (and hope I never have to use it) for both my mtb and girlfriends road bike tires. Is the Master Blaster still as good as it was when this thread was new? What other pumps should I consider?
I'm a believer in different pumps for road and mountain bike on-the-ride repairs.

A mountain bike tire needs a lot of aor volume but not a whole lot of pressure. Consequently I like a pump with a fat barrel. I've got a couple of Blackburn Mammoths that I carry when I'm riding a fat tire bike.

A road bike takes less volume but needs a lot more air pressure. Consequently I like a pump that is long and skinny. I have a couple of Zefal HPX's but I haven't used either since I discovered the wonderfulness of using CO2.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch
I'm a believer in different pumps for road and mountain bike on-the-ride repairs.

A mountain bike tire needs a lot of aor volume but not a whole lot of pressure. Consequently I like a pump with a fat barrel. I've got a couple of Blackburn Mammoths that I carry when I'm riding a fat tire bike.

A road bike takes less volume but needs a lot more air pressure. Consequently I like a pump that is long and skinny. I have a couple of Zefal HPX's but I haven't used either since I discovered the wonderfulness of using CO2.
There's a Crank Bros pump with a mechanism to switch between high pressure and high volume.
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