Best bike floor pumps according to redditors

We found 199 Reddit comments discussing the best bike floor pumps. We ranked the 63 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Bike Floor Pumps:

u/Logan_Chicago · 31 pointsr/chicago

I've been riding in the city for 10 years so here goes:

  • Legally you're considered a "toy vehicle" and you have to obey all the same rules a car does. Most cars do not know this and will act as though you are somehow screwing up.
  • You can get in trouble for riding a bike drunk (edit: not a DUI though as I previously said, law changed in '95), but I've never been pulled over.
  • Riding on the sidewalk is illegal.
  • You are legally entitled to an entire lane if no bike lane is present. Good luck trying that one.
  • When cars pass you and you pass them you/they must give a 3' minimum of clear space on each side.
  • Legally you need a white front light and a red rear reflector, but get two lights and wear a helmet. Wear a helmet.
  • Give enough room so you can't get doored. Cars may get upset but you won't die. 1/3 of bike deaths are from doorings. If someone doors you they are in the wrong. Call the cops.
  • Don't post on reddit about how you run stop signs or red lights even when you look both ways, are aware that you have more to lose in the situation, and make sure not to impinge on anyone's right-of-way - they will down vote you to hell.
  • Cars turning right at the last minute and oncoming cars turning left are your biggest dangers.
  • Only lock to things that can't move and get a decent u-lock. The small orange Kryptonite ones have always been popular and are pretty good. No lock will stop a portable angle grinder.
  • Specialized Armadillos (not sold online) are your friend (my bias, others like Gatorskins, etc.); as are floor pumps.

    Cars are getting better at dealing with bikes as they become more popular, but overall the city isn't well designed for bikes. Thus, it is understandable that both bikes and car users will get frustrated with eachother from time to time. Nature of the beast for the time being.

    4 AM rides are great. As is drunk Lake Shore Path riding.
u/wallowls · 24 pointsr/bicycletouring

About a foot long, transforms into a floor pump. Easy to fill 100psi and beyond. Has saved my bad-lucky-flatted ass many times. Best there is.

u/cleansoap · 21 pointsr/bicycling

The higher the pressure you run the more often you should check.

I check my 100psi 25mm tires every single day.

I check my 50psi 40mm tires weekly.

If I were you I would not make a hand pump my primary pump and I would not make a separate gauge my primary gauge.

A decent floor pump with gauge is not very much.

u/computron5000 · 15 pointsr/bicycletouring

I've been using a Topeak "Road Morph" and it absolutely rules. It's got a little flip out foot thing, pressure gauge and can handle high pressures.

I even convinced Topeak to mail me some replacement parts so I can rebuild the thing on the road if I need.

u/hoffsta · 11 pointsr/cycling

Topeak JoeBlow Sport II is the most common floor pump I see used in bike shops around here. I've had one in use for about ten years and never had problem. Highly recommended.

u/Jehu920 · 9 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Is this your first bike?

You should really check out the beginner advice thread and the $200-600 thread in addition to this one. There's a lot of helpful advice in there including SIZING. KNOWING YOUR SIZE IS SUPER IMPORTANT SO KNOW THAT FIRST.

Also, if you're in this price bracket and you don't already have the essential bike accessories:

  • A Front Brake and Lever and Cable if you're not sure what sizes you need make a post in the weekly questions thread. Some of the bikes I suggest have one already, but if they don't GET ONE.

  • A Floor Pump

  • A Metric Hex Set

  • A 15mm wrench if your wheels require it (most do)

  • A Lockring Tool 100% essential if you plan to ride fixed

  • Some Grease

  • Good pedals! Clips and straps, bmx straps, or clipless can all benefit greatly from a little extra cash.

  • A helmet

    Note there are other options for all of these that could allow you to save money/space/whatever, but you won't go wrong with what I linked. I'd really suggest having these even if it means you go down a price bracket on the actual bike, they'll all come in handy.

    New Bikes

  • An Upgraded Dolan Precursa at £Whateveryouwanttospend is just so customizable and awesome and the pricing is great and really everyone should get this if they can. I'd highly suggest opting for the front brake, miche pistard clincher wheelset (tubular if you're riding track ONLY), and sugino75 crankset options. You can even get direct drives for only £109 extra ( a $500 crankset whaaaat) so that's cool. If you really want to dive headfirst you can get clipless pedals too, but if you don't know what those are definitely make a post in the weekly questions thread.

  • The Specialized Langster at $650 retail is a super solid street and track bike. They go on sale sometimes for less and for $600 or less it's really a no brainer.

  • The Wabi Classic at $750 has been my go to recommendation for a long time. It's made of super high quality steel has excellent customization options, and is all around awesome. The biggest downside is the super relaxed geo. If you want something that rides more like an average road bike check out the Special or Lightning

  • The PoloandBike Williamsburg at £760 is a great option for European riders. The name brand finishing kit and artchetype rims give it that custom bike feel for a good value complete bike. If you swap out the front tire and maybe upgrade the crank this bike can be truly superb.

  • The All-City Big Block at $950 is easily the best looking bike on this list imo, but that aside it's a super ultra double awesome track bike. Really well rounded and could easily be the last fixed gear you buy. One thing to watch out for is the long top tubes that all city loves so much so take a close look at that geo chart.

    Used Bikes

    Another great thing about this price bracket is the used market. I daresay it is easy to find outstanding value bikes used in this price range if you know what you're doing. I helped a friend source this for $1100 and we were being choosey! Again, if you need help post in the questions thread or just PM me because I like helping people with this stuff.

u/lifetrees · 9 pointsr/cycling

I ride a road bike and use the Topeak Road Morph G. It is compatible with presta and schrader valves and has a built-in psi gauge. It's a bit heavy, but I love it!

u/brokendownandbusted · 9 pointsr/bicycletouring

Dont skimp on vital tools for your trip or it may get cut short.

I've owned two of these pumps in the last 16 years. They are bombproof, inexpensive (for the quality) and have been the go to while on the trail, even with friends who own additional pumps. They also fit both valve types.

Highly recommended:

u/partard · 8 pointsr/bicycling

Mount a pump to the frame under the water bottle cage.
I like the Topeak Road Morph

Get a Saddle Bag and fill it with

  • 2 spare tubes
  • Patch Kit
  • Tire Levers
  • Small adjustable wrench (if you don't have QR skewers)

    Optional but handy

    Bike Multi Tool

    2 CO2 cartridges

    CO2 Tire filler

u/RedditculousFinish · 6 pointsr/ElectricScooters

Buy a valve extender with a built-in valve core. Milton is the one I use to inflate my M365 hard-to-reach valve - works well. And should allow you to continue using your current pump.
If you're keen on a new pump, I bought the BV one from Amazon. Tis good.

u/Crabdude6 · 6 pointsr/cycling

I’ve been using this pump for the last 3 years and it hasnt failed yet. Previously my roommate had a cheapo one that lasted all of 3 months before it fell apart.

Topeak Floor Pump

Edit: fixed typo

u/w1n5t0nM1k3y · 5 pointsr/cycling

If you want something to fill the tire quickly, go with CO2 canisters, you can't get any quicker than that. If you want something a little more failsafe, I have the Topeka Road Morph G. It's a little bulkier than most, but I've found it very reliable, and can fill high pressure road tires rather quickly. There's another version for mountain bikes which doesn't work as well on high pressure but works to fill up the large volume quickly.

u/CarbonUnit8472 · 5 pointsr/MTB

I got this one. Very happy with it.

u/BBnet3000 · 4 pointsr/bicycling

From Google image searching it looks like Presta valve. Quite a lot of pumps work with this type of valve except for the very cheapest of pumps. The valve is narrower than a schrader (like a car tire) valve, which allows your rims to be narrower and lighter because the hole in the rim for the valve is smaller.

As an example:

Once I got used to presta I actually greatly prefer it to schrader. I have some old bikes at my parents house that use schrader and probably will put presta tubes in em at some point just do be done with it.

u/aggieotis · 4 pointsr/bicycling

I would recommend trying one out in a store. I got a Topeak JoeBlow Max based on Amazon reviews; and while I have no problems with it, it turns out my lady can't pump up past about 85psi without hopping up onto the handles of the pump.

Personally my favorite pump I've used is the Specialized Airtool Comp Floor Pump.

Personally I would stay away from Lezyne pumps as they are excellent at pulling out your valve cores...making all the pumping you did 100% worthless.

u/vulture-capitalist · 4 pointsr/bicycletouring

Here are some ideas!/more-details

u/Nerdlinger · 4 pointsr/bikecommuting

Rather than standard tire levers, I prefer to use a speed lever for changing my tubes/tires. Though I think I want to pick up one of their speedier levers, because that knuckle protection looks pretty sweet.

For a pump, I'm a huge fan of the Topeak Road Morph G. Though on one of my bikes I forgo the pump and just ride with CO2 and a chuck since I flat so rarely and it fit is my seat bag (though I still always carry two tubes).

And as others have said I try to never go for a ride without my multi-tool an ID some cash, a bank or credit card, and my phone.

u/Dc5e · 3 pointsr/bicycling

What kind of pumps did you have trouble with? Stem mounted ones I presume?

If you're still interested in a pump, I'd recommend you get one with a hose. I have a Topeak Road Morph G and it works great. It functions like a floor pump so you can use your body weight when pumping.

u/bloudermilk · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I've got the Topeak Road Morph G which I'd give a 8/10 after using it as my exclusive pump for almost a year. The build quality seemed okay at first but it's showing signs of age quickly and after being mounted to my frame is collecting all sorts of sand and dust internally that is affecting its performance – I should probably clean it. On the plus side, it's large and easy to use even to get high PSI and it has a built-in PSI. On the downside, it's large and somewhat hard to mount on my frame.

u/Yarzospatflute · 3 pointsr/bicycling

This is the best advice here. As for a pump, if you're going to go with a regular pump this one is what seemed to come up the most when I searched this sub and it's served me pretty well. It does kinda rattle a bit when riding, though. Down the line you'll probably want to get a regular floor pump, too, something like this maybe.

I'd also agree that gloves aren't necessary. Also agree with two cages and two water bottles. I started with just one bottle but quickly realized that I need two. Any old cage will do, and Camelbak Podium bottles are a popular choice. I got the clear one so I can tell at a glance how much water I have left.

u/Phenax · 3 pointsr/cycling

As long as it's not way too small or large for you, that's a good buy. I own a vintage road bicycle and enjoy it more than most modern bicycles I've ridden. That being said, my recommendations:

  • Get a tune-up for sure, but don't paint it. It looks fine!
  • Get some nice bar tape (perhaps cork?) and replace that nasty stuff
  • Adjust your seat, it looks quite low; at the bottom of your pedal stroke your leg should be almost fully extended
  • Since you have a quill stem, you can also easily drop your handlebars further down, or pull them further up probably
  • Just as a word of precaution, you should invest in a nice pump with a gauge like this and check your tire pressure every few days (at least).

    Peugeots are definitely solid vintage road bicycles. I would have bought this if it were on my local Craigslist. As others have said, these are also great to convert to single speeds or fixies, but I'd keep it as a road bike. However if you wanted to sell it at a later date and you live near a college, it might be easier to sell it as a fixie ;).

    Congrats, enjoy the ride.
u/ROTTEN_CUNT_BUBBLES · 3 pointsr/houston

I have a heavy duty foot bicycle pump. I've used it indiscriminately for bicycles, motorcycles and cars for years. Highly recommend.

u/manithree · 3 pointsr/bikewrench

I've only used this one, which is a little out of your price range, but the bike storage room where I work has that, and an older Fezzari pump. The head on the joe blow is 1000x better, even though it's a less expensive pump.

u/cameranerd · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

I use this one and it has been great:

My last pump was a POS and didn't have a built in gauge. I'm much happier with this one.

u/fatherofraptors · 3 pointsr/MTB

That sucks dude... Here's my recommendations and what I personally have:

Crankbrothers F15

Joe Blow Pump

u/E39Echo · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Definitely get a bib, not shorts. I hate the elastic in shorts, and bibs also don't shift around on you. I am a big fan of Voler and they also have some of their items on sale on their website right now.

You didn't specify which kind of pump you have. If you don't have a floor pump; get one. You will always want to top off your tires before you go out. There is a lot of debate on pumps, but I love my Joe Blow Sport.

Don't get a camelbak. I am in love with my camelbak for hiking, skiing, hunting, etc. but hate it for road cycling. It is uncomfortable in the road cycling position. I'm no expert, but it also seems to generate a lot more drag, which will slow you down. Get bottles instead.

I'm a huge fan of 24 oz Polar Bottle. They are cheap and keep your drinks pretty cold.

I would also recommend a quality energy drink if you are going on long rides (4+ hrs). I love Cytomax Tropical Fruit. Buy super cheap bottles if you are using energy powder, because they are hard to clean and get kinda gross after a while. Before I started using a good energy drink, I would tend to bonk out after 4-ish hours. Switching to an energy drink helped me keep going on longer rides.

If you bought all of these things, you would be just shy of $200. Things I'd consider but don't think are absolutely necessary are: gloves and a good jersey. Also a bike computer, but a lot of people are just using Strava on their phones. You can also buy another bib in case you want to ride multiple days in a row.

Hope this helps!

Edit: Definitely have a portable pump and/or CO2 inflator with you on your rides.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Denver

> I also need air on another bike I just got from a garage sale, it has really weird valves that don't fit regular air machines.

You likely have a Presta Valve. It is very easy to purchase adapters or universal bike pumps that will inflate both schrader and presta valves. If the bike is older I recommend replacing the tubes in the tires as well. They are likely dry rotted and wont hold air very well. If the tires themselves are dry rotted I recommend replacing those too.

u/Enduro_Jeff · 3 pointsr/Dualsport

Get a pump with a little hose. And a pressure gauge built in is nice too. The hose makes it so much easier to pump because you can push against the ground to inflate. I have this one, I recommend it. It goes up to 100 psi easy so works for tubliss.

u/HenryJonesJunior · 3 pointsr/bikewrench

Serfas TCPG - $30, fits both Presta and Schraeder, goes on and off of all valves fine (I've had other pumps get stuck on threaded presta valves and destroy tubes before), comes with adapters for other things (sports balls, exercise balls) so you only need the one pump for everything inflatable you have, and works generally great. I've honestly not wanted anything more since I got it, and in a year of using it a couple of times a week across four bikes, it's never failed me.

Negatives/Side Benefits: If you use it to inflate a 75cm exercise ball, you'll be able to fry an egg on its casing by the time you're done.

u/wiggee · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I have the Topeak Joe Blow for home and Topeak MasterBlaster on my bike. I'd recommend the Morph wholeheartedly - it's got more power than my MasterBlaster, due to its larger footprint and footstand. Should get you through most anything, but a good big pump at home is invaluable.

u/ThatGuyinHouston · 3 pointsr/bicycling

The 1st pump I bought at my LBS was really problematic... it was hard to connect to the valve stem.

I talked to a buddy with a lot more biking experience and he recommended the Lezyne Steel Floor Drive Pump (odd name, right?) which I immediately ordered.

I've been using mine since February of 2015 and it's really a great pump. Easily screws onto my Presta stems, gets me up to full pressure quickly, and just works great every time. It'll work on Shrader, too, you just unscrew the end piece and turn it around.

u/802bikeguy_com · 3 pointsr/MTB

If you're talking about the lezyne micro floor drive, yes, it's awesome and worth the $.

u/lifeikeep · 3 pointsr/cycling

Gotta agree here. I don't believe it's a well-known problem unless you don't know how to use them properly. This is the pump I use, middle of the pack too. Perhaps you are trying to pull the pump clamp off at an angle, make sure you're pulling it off straight and maybe watch some videos on youtube.

u/complacentguy · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I purchased the joe blow 2 a few months ago. I've had to use it about every weekend to repair flats. So far it's done its job.

u/motor0n · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

I mean, anything with a gauge and ideally both schraeder and presta valves works. I have a pedro's pump which has shockingly bad amazon reviews as mine is 3 years old of ~daily use and is fine, but who knows.

Even if you're not planning on night rides, you should have lights for dusk/rain/etc. Better to have them and say 'oh yeah i'll go do ride where I might be out late' than be stuck out late and riding without lights. I actually think they are more important than a helmet, but whatever.

The lock is your call - security is important, and as long as you lock smart nobody's gonna bust that thing for your bike, so more power to you.

u/ITRAINEDYOURMONKEY · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring

A lot of hand pumps are tough to get skinny tire pressures, but I've had really good luck with the Road Morph. The nice little hose lets you put the thing on the ground and pump against the ground like a little floor pump. 110psi no problem.

u/SwervingNShit · 2 pointsr/cycling

If you're using tubs... or tubeless (can't remember which), I can't help you much from experience, but I can tell you Lezyne makes some beautiful and well-engineered products and you'll need a shock pump to seat the tubular or tubeless tires onto the rim, so I would feel confident recommending this Lezyne floor pump.

On the other hand, if you run clinchers, I've had good luck with this Topeak Joe Blow pump, rated for up to something like 160psi

Also, you likely already know, but just in case, here's /r/triathlon

u/mike413 · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I got one of these and it's been my all-time favorite pump.

However, I've only owned 2-3 pumps and I didn't go looking for the best pump in the world.
However, I love the features, and I've had zero problems with it.

It has a pressure gauge at the top, where I can read it. The hose starts at the gauge, and
hangs down and loops back up, and there's a hole to insert the chuck into when you're done.

It has a clip for the handle. When the handle is clipped, you can lift or hang the pump by
the handle without it sagging down.

I've never loved quick release chucks, but this one works fine because it fits on any size
valve without changing adapters or double-sided crap.

The chuck is AWESOME on my unthreaded presta valve. (why aren't all valves designed like that?)

I don't like the chuck as much on threaded tire valves, it seems like they will degrade the
rubber over time.

u/p4lm3r · 2 pointsr/bikewrench

The Pedro's Domestique is $20 on Amazon. I really only have experience with their Prestige and Super Prestige, but we get a lot of life out of their pumps.

u/Imayhavereadit · 2 pointsr/bikewrench

You mean something like this? That's an adapter that you can leave clamped in a Schrader air chuck that pushes right onto a Presta valve like a dedicated Presta chuck head.

u/bluster_cretin · 2 pointsr/bikewrench

Fwiw, I have had zero issues inflating to 100 psi with this thing:

u/sparklekitteh · 2 pointsr/bicycling

If you have a schrader-only pump (like this) then you'll need a presta adapter.

You can snag them at the LBS for a buck; I keep one in my patch kit, one in my saddlebag, two on the workbench at home. They do tend to go missing, stupid bike gremlins...

u/takeshita_kenji · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

The ring lock is an AXA Defender. It's not easy to get them in the US nowadays, unfortunately.

This is what I got. One of the valve heads fits perfectly into my Presta frame pump's port.

u/gl21133 · 2 pointsr/bikewrench

I have two of these, they're great. Work with presta (what you have) or schrader (what most cars have) and don't cost an arm and a leg. Alternatively I have a Spin Doctor Essential at work, but it was $5 at goodwill.

u/hitssquad · 2 pointsr/cars
u/aesthetics247 · 2 pointsr/onewheel

BV Bicycle Ergonomic Bike Floor Pump with Gauge & Smart Valve Head, 160 psi, Automatically Reversible Presta and Schrader
Just one of these

u/barackstar · 2 pointsr/onewheel

I've just been using a basic foot pump (like this one) that I already owned, but I've been meaning to get something with a digital pressure gauge. That $100 model seems overkill, I'm seeing similar products on Amazon for $50-60.

u/dlrose · 2 pointsr/brighton

pump wise, I've got basically this: just so you know what I'm talking about. After tearing the stem on my tube 3 times inflating it with a more normal hand held pump I said fuck it, and went looking for something like this which is just a mini floor pump. Good and stable and inflates quickly.

for a multi-tool, you want something that has at the bare minimum tyre levers and a number of hex key sizes (to fit brakes, handlebars adjustment, seat adjustment...). Needle nose pliers can also come in useful.

u/noburdennyc · 2 pointsr/cycling

I would get this pump

it's got a gauge and a little flip out foot so you won't get as tired pumping up a tire. Cyclists aren't known for their upper body strength.

u/AimForTheAce · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

Pretty good - Nashbar Earl Grey.

Expensive and okay - [Lazyne floor pump](|404_8961|1000880001|none|b35b4657-fbfe-4d84-87a9-4f011ca9df2c|pla-183695793640&lsft=cm_mmc:PLA_Google_LIA|404_8961|1000880001|none|b35b4657-fbfe-4d84-87a9-4f011ca9df2c|pla-183695793640&gclid=Cj0KEQiAsf_BBRDMpoOHw4aSq4QBEiQAPm7DL5gwoFKy3f3EQg-sHikQlFSd2a1SQoR2nPOloZ0Ph7waAm3F8P8HAQ
). I'm surprised how "meh" the head is, esp. pumping up to higher pressure. I often use the presta valve adapter when I use this one. I got one from a local REI when they are having a sale.

Moderate priced and okay. Pedro's Domestique . This one seems to be designed to pump up fast for lower PSI. Once you get to 100PSI or so, pushing becomes pretty hard. I bought off of craigslist for $10. The price was right.

This one takes cake for me. Ryobi Inflator with SKS presta adapter. Fast, easy to use, and works great. You need battery and charger. If you wish one for xmas, this is it.

I also have an old Zefal which I keep in office's bike parking. It's decent but not sold anymore.

u/areunot_entertained · 2 pointsr/MTB

Micro portable floor pump. I can seat a bead with this pump with a spare inner tube on my fatbike. Worth every penny.

u/Redarrow762 · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Your 5 tubes could have almost bought [this] ( Just buy a proper pump already. I use this pump, it works great.

u/bikeiag · 2 pointsr/bicycling

this is the one I have, when I bought it from amazon it had like 4.5 stars, but now it has 3.5 stars, not sure what happened there. I'll probably just get a bontrager pump, I hear they are very good.

u/dalesd · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I have the Turbo Morph. Same pump but it comes with a gauge for $5 more. I only have it around in case I flat while out on a ride. That's happened once in ~7000 miles.

Mostly I use my large floor pump, to top off the tires before rides. [Serfas TCPG Bicycle Floor Pump] ( $30.

You need a mini pump in case you flat, but it can't compare to the ease of use of a floor pump.

u/bakemaster · 2 pointsr/UCDavis

I really like this pump I bought last year to mount on my frame. Good balance of compactness and utility, it has a pressure gauge, and the presta/schrader adapter stays in the pump in either configuration so I don't have to worry about losing extra parts.

u/scirc · 2 pointsr/utdallas

Honestly, it was more convenient for me to just buy my own pump. The one I got is like $30 (there are cheaper options available if you scroll down), but at least you know it works, and have it on-hand at home instead of having to find the one on campus that isn't broken.

u/Sinbound86 · 2 pointsr/MTB
u/jaredharley · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I've been very happy with my Joe Blow Sport II.

u/ChristophColombo · 1 pointr/MTB

For use with a compressor, I prefer this one. It's a little more reliable and robust.

u/KreamoftheKropp · 1 pointr/bikewrench

I was looking at this one just now,

u/Central_Incisor · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Topeak Joe Blow Sport II Floor Pump

This one has lasted well for me, gets up to road bike pressures, and comes with attachments for balls and mattresses.

The Lezyne Steel Floor Drive Pump might be more of what you are looking for.

u/smashinMIDGETS · 1 pointr/bicycling

I bought a Topeak on sale at my LBS for around $25 bucks 2 years ago, and have never had a problem. It's got great reviews and seems fairly solid.

u/SteenerNeener · 1 pointr/bicycling

I have that same pump.

About half of each pump motion leaks out of the head instead of into the tire. Seems it blew a seal constantly pushing my tire to 110 psi.

I bought this one on Amazon this week to replace it. Not sure how I feel about that one... fighting to get the presta head to open the valve on my tire sometimes.

u/stevenlongs · 1 pointr/bicycling

If your bike pump is shrader you will either need an adaptor or you could just buy a floor pump that does both valve types. Something like this.

u/BBorNot · 1 pointr/boostedscooters

I see misinformation on here.

People do not use gas station compressors to fill bike tires not because the compressor is not powerful enough but because the compressors distribute too much air too quickly. It is easy to overfill your tires and have them burst (I have seen this happen). Plus the gauges just aren't very accurate. You can use a gas station compressor to fill bike tires if you are very careful.

I do not have a Rev, but if I did I would use a proper bicycle pump with a gauge like this one.

u/LeTiger · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

I've been using this one for quite a few years, and I love it! Really awesome small solution with great replacement parts for the whole unit. It's another pump that a lot of people swear by (including myself, but I am fallible like the rest)

u/Tim_Buk2 · 1 pointr/Brompton

On the Most helpful Customer Comment for the Topeak Joe Blow Sport II Floor Pump at the top of the page has only two stars:

>186 of 191 people found the following review helpful

>cheapo materials

>By iiigoiii on June 17, 2011

>there's a couple of problems with these pumps, as other reviewers have pointed out for this pump and the original sport.

>- the head can be difficult to get a seal with, especially on the presta side. it may take several tries before being able to get air to flow,

>- the dual head is large, making it difficult to get onto smaller wheels with closer spokes,

>- the hose material is a cheap plastic, not rubber - it quickly starts to crack wherever it's bent (near the outlet and where it's stored over the handle) and soon blows out.

>their support company, todson, refuses to warranty the hose even though it's a material defect. instead of paying them a third to half the cost of a new pump, get 3/16" fuel line from your local auto parts store. fits perfectly, will last a lifetime, and only costs about two bucks!

This review, and the 186 people who agree with it, gives me cause for concern, particularly with the small Brompton wheels, hence why I am on here looking for input. :-)

u/st123 · 1 pointr/chicago

I carry this bad boy around and use it exclusively as my bike pump. It's been a great investment.

u/Skitch_n_Sketch · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

Giro has a nice selection of helmets for varying budgets. I'd also recommend checking out Specialized and Lazer. Trying one out in a store is ideal, especially if you're buying a pricier one.

I'm using this pump myself with no problems. I've also heard good things about Specialized pumps.

u/Beer_Is_So_Awesome · 1 pointr/motorcycles

Do you have a decent bicycle floor-pump? Good pumps will take a bike tire to 130psi plus, which is far more pressure than you'll need to put into a motorcycle. They're more durable and far better built than those sloppy, stamped-metal car-style foot pumps. Because they're designed to put out high pressure and low volume it'll take you a while, but you'll get there.

A Joe Blow (which I consider to be a very good pump) will set you back less than $30.

u/chattcyclist · 1 pointr/bicycling

Just keep in mind, if you get a small pump to carry with you (so you can pump up your extra tube if you get a flat) make sure it has a flexible cord so that you don't break the stem on your tube. This one is good.

u/boredcircuits · 1 pointr/bicycling

Not really? I'm guessing here, but I think these might also be called "floor pumps". Most people use the terms interchangeably.

u/dairypope · 1 pointr/bicycling

So, I have that same pump but I've never used it on any tire that already had air, it's always been as part of a flat repair on the road. It might actually be normal, my floor pump doesn't register anything until I give it enough air pressure to get the presta valve to open.

I might suggest that you get a floor pump for your regular tire maintenance. Your arms will thank you. I've been very happy with my Topeak Joe Blow 2.

u/bkrassn · 1 pointr/bicycling

I like these shorts they are not that expensive and have lasted well over a year and going strong. My floor pump looks something like this but I can't remember the brand name. As far as tools you likely just need a screw driver and an allen key for the adjustments. There are some youtube videos that explain the process. You will want a work stand. <-- is the one I got. It is a little bouncy but it works and it was under $100 so I'm happy with it. You may want to throw in a pedal wrench while your at it.

u/knoticalknovelties · 1 pointr/Super73

Ok cool, yeh I've been looking at fat tire folding pumps. The one that comes up with a review is topeak mountain morph. Around $30 also. I haven't pulled the trigger on any but I really should considering I ride this to work and I don't want to get stuck walking it if possible haha.

u/cleverRiver6 · 1 pointr/FZ07

I’ve used this one for years BV Bicycle Ergonomic Bike Floor...

u/PedalinGardener · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

Sounds like a bad pump. I've never had a foot pump that worked well. Schwinn stuff ain't the greatest either I have found. My favorite floor pumps are Specialized, and my favorite pump to carry on the bike is the Roadmorph.

u/chairfairy · 1 pointr/Minneapolis

A good U-lock is kind of the gold standard for security. Chain locks and cable locks have to be super hefty for me to trust them. Also, learn to lock it properly. Wheels can also be stolen. Getting skewers that are not quick-release isn't foolproof but it does add some security.

You likely won't need the socket wrench combo, unless your wheels are bolted on with hex nuts. Otherwise, a patch kit and a bike multitool will cover 95% of your on-the-road needs, plus a pump. It's not the smallest option but I'm a big fan of the topeak road morph. I also carry tire levers and a normal (non-combo set) 5mm allen wrench, since it's the size I use most.

One of the tricks to winter riding is to ride through the shoulder season so you can gradually work your way down into lower temperatures and figure out your layering. Much easier than going from summer riding to commuting at 5 below zero.

u/samvegg · 1 pointr/bicycling

My expereicen from multiple shop owners is that the park tool one is an over priced POS that breaks easily. Better off getting an automotive one and modifying it with one of these

u/AlanEsh · 1 pointr/cycling

This is the best replacement head&hose I've found:

Long hose, might want to cut or look for just the head.

u/RalphBear · 1 pointr/BikeShop

Where are you located?
I have a Diamondback shock pump and one of these floor pump if you interested

Performance Bike Floor Pump with Gauge & Glueless Puncture Kit - Rapid T-Valve - Simple Switch from Presta to Schrader Valves

u/ElCondorHerido · 1 pointr/bicycling

I've had a Park Tools one and a Topeak Joe Blow and the Joe Blow is much better. Highly recommended

u/jzwinck · 1 pointr/bicycling

Topeak is good. For example:

Blackburn is also good. I've had one for over 20 years.

u/SolemnForm · 1 pointr/askTO

Sometimes the rubber seal is bad and you can't pump the wheels. Either this or you might have used to wrong side of the pump. If you have the tall slim valves you need to use one side, if you have the sorter, chubbier valves then it's the other side.

Gas station can be bad because it's pumping a lot of air very fast so if you're not careful you'll blow your tire with too much air.

That said, lots (most?) bicycle stores will let you pump for free.

Or get a floor pump off amazon, they're not that expensive and you don't need a super duper one if you're only going to use it once in a while (i.e. you're not a pro shop). This one is nice:

u/muammargaddafisghost · 1 pointr/bicycling

You should inflate your tires more. 30-40 psi is a good range for mountain bikes, but if you're on the road, you'll want around 80 psi. Underinflation is more likely to cause flats, due to either the tube being pinched or the larger surface area on the ground (if you run over glass, rocks, thorns, etc.) I have had this pump for around 3 years and it works perfectly every time, highly recommended.

u/st3venb · 1 pointr/bicycling

Anyone have any good recommendations on pumps with built in pressure guages? I'm currently looking at the following:

Would love any input.

u/kziv · 1 pointr/ladycyclists

I have assorted issues with putting air in my tires. What works for me is:

  • I use a pump that screws to my valve stems instead of the normal kind that attaches with the lever. I find that it sits better and I never have air leaking out because of an insufficient seal (not your problem, but it's a common one)
  • After unscrewing the valve, I tap the valve tip before attaching the pump to get a little hiss of air. This seems to loosen up the valve a bit, making the "stuck" issue go away.
u/stonecats · 1 pointr/bicycling

can i get a (160psi?) pump recommendation. every few years i have to buy a new pump that i maybe get to use 10 times - because the stupid rubber or piston fails to hold 110psi pressure (presta valve) that i need. i don't need it to be portable, foldable, or any type of "feature", i just want the fucking thing to outlive me and not be just another disposable pos in a landfill. i store my pump in a dry room temp closet, so i don't know what the deal is with these low shelf life pumps, i mean what's the point of having one if it's always going to fail to work when you finally need it. sorry for venting...

ideas thus far;
120: (portable gauge no hose)
160: (standard gauge hose)
210: (portable gauge hose)
so i can throw it out in a few years,
unless you have a better idea.

u/BRENNEJM · 1 pointr/theydidthemath

I’m probably screwing up on something super basic here, but...

The largest mining truck in the world is the Belaz 75710 (it’s over 60 ft long, with 13 ft tall tires). It takes eight 59/80R63 tires ($65,600 each)! They are each rated to 220,000 lbs @ 110 psi.

Road bike tires are required to be around 80 to 130 psi. This $17 pump on Amazon maxes out at 160 psi.

While it would take you forever, I’m pretty sure you’d be able to pump up the tire to 110 psi without any problems.

I think you’re right the pump couldn’t handle the situation pictured though, because to pump a tire on a vehicle with only 4 wheels, the pump is also having to lift the weight of the vehicle (according to this). I would imagine these small pumps couldn’t overcome that weight.

u/RXrenesis8 · 1 pointr/motorcycles

I have a mountain bike with fat on/off road tires and they get filled to ~55 psi for road use.

My bicycle pump is all I ever use to fill up my motorcycle tires, and I've used it on my car tires in a pinch, though it does take 5-10 minutes or so for car tires if they are really low!

u/dennis · 1 pointr/bikewrench

Yah.. which Topeak pump do you have? I've been using my Topeak Pro for years now, and I love it.. The one time it stopped working, all I had to do was screw down the top part that had gotten loose.

u/AgentDaedalus · 1 pointr/bicycling

I use this one.

Had it for three years and it will works great.

u/Zakamiro · 1 pointr/bicycling

I just bought this, or at least this same thing but as a different brand, the serfas tcpg floorpump. I don't know how to linkify text, so pardon this:

I have had it for about a week, and have had to 8 tire inflations with it so far, with both presta and schrader, and I'm still amazed by how it works, but it does. It seems durable and decent quality, and I have no regrets getting it considering the value I think I'm getting out of it.

u/ChimpStyles · 1 pointr/bicycling

When you say "Trails", do you mean singletrack loose dirt bike paths, or more along the lines of fire roads, hard packed dirt with a bit of gravel?

If the latter, I think your "city tires" will probably do just fine. Even if they're full slicks (which I suspect they aren't), simply letting some air out of the tires will provide the control you need.

On the tire's sidewall you'll find a max PSI rating. For the road keep it near it's maximum for rolling efficiency. Probably anywhere from 60 to 85 depending on the tire they put on. Lower it to 45-50 for dirt. You'll be surprised at how well the bike handles.

But ChimpStyles, you ask, What if I want to ride 5 miles on the road to the trailhead and back? Won't that suck with the tires deflated? Get yourself a portable pump replies the ever stylish ChimpStyles. You'll want one as part of your toolkit if you get a flat. I like the Topeak Road Morph G. Ask your local bike shop for help if you don't know how to change a flat, I'm sure they'll help.
Thanks ChimpStyles, you're the best! cries monkeyfunky.

And they all lived happily ever after.

If you are going to be riding some more serious / technical / whateveryouwanttocallit trails, then some knobby, dirt-specific tires would be of benefit. In that case, if you can afford a second wheelset I would do that. Tell the shop you what you want 'em for and they'll help you pick out a good set. That will be way cheaper than buying a different bike. You can get a good wheelset with tires for ~300-400 vs. 600-tothemoon for a decent mountain bike.

Have fun on the bike.

u/kallisti_gold · 1 pointr/bicycling

Well, I haven't used it but this one has four stars on Amazon.

u/DuckysAndBunnies · 1 pointr/bicycling

Hey, I was very recently in the same place as you. I bought my first road bike this summer and my first few rides were plagued by pinch flats. I think a large part of the problem was in fact my pump. It was a cheapy with no gauge on it.

I bought one of these joe blow pumps from my LBS. Best decision I made. No flats ever since (which is about 200 miles and a sprint triathlon in extremely crappy conditions). Although I am slightly saddened that I paid 20$ more for that same pump you see in the link, I'm glad its about the same price then as the pump you said you already have. It is a great pump and all you will ever need. Hope this helps.

u/jacobev221 · 1 pointr/cycling

Ha! Same pump that I bought here in america just a few weeks ago -

u/ravy · 1 pointr/bicycling

I totally agree with the customer service comment. I bought a pump last week, and it broke on the second tire I was pumping up. Filled out a return online, got instant credit back, ordered a different brand and had a brand new pump on my door step the next day. By the way, this pump was terrible.

u/jchristianh · 1 pointr/bicycling

The Serfas looks a lot like one I recently purchased:

I like it, and it seems to do the job quite well on both Presta and Schrader. My only gripe is that on both its a bit tough to get on the valves. The Serfas may not have that issue, and is a bit cheaper. If I had seen that one I'd probably have bought it instead. :)

u/Smaskifa · 1 pointr/cycling

I use this floor pump at home, but carry CO2, a spare tube and patches on my bike. I also have a Lezyne floor pump, but I prefer the Schwinn. The screw on attachment on the Lezyne is more annoying to deal with than the lever activated connection on the Schwinn. Plus, with Presta tubes with removable cores, the Lezyne sometimes ends up unscrewing the core when trying to disconnect the pump. I've used Loctite on them, but it still happens. No issues like that with the Schwinn. Also, the Lezyne's Schrader valve connection simply won't work on my Airzound for some reason. Schwinn works fine.

u/UpTheDownEscalator · 1 pointr/bicycling

It's just a plastic/rubber gasket that will seal over a schrader or presta valve. Other popular pumps have a two-sided valve.

u/MostObviousName · 0 pointsr/bicycling
u/HARSHING_MY_MELLOW · 0 pointsr/bicycling

Just so you know, CO2 is purely a temporary measure as the molecules are more attracted to the rubber than standard air. After you fill the tire with a cartridge and arrive home, you should always empty the tire and refill with air.

I use this Serfas pump and it is awesome.