Mini pump recommendation?

woozor
woozor Posts: 117
edited September 2011 in Road buying advice
Im after a little pump to attach to my newly ordered Cannondale road bike.

Any reccomendations for something that does the job well and attaches near the bottle holder securely?

Comments

  • I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • Topeak Road Morph works really well - depends if it's a real emergency measure or you want something that works really well when you need it. CO2 is the way to go - I use the Nano which is fab.

    I don't like Lezyne screw-on pumps. If you use one, make sure you've really tightened the Presta valves else they will unscrew when you undo the pump - very frustrating after lots of pumping effort.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Lezyne pumps are the best I've used in 20+ years. I'd not bother with co2 unless youre too puny to pump a tyre.
  • cougie wrote:
    Lezyne pumps are the best I've used in 20+ years. I'd not bother with co2 unless youre too puny to pump a tyre.

    Or don't have the 20 minutes it takes to do the 5000 strokes with a mini-pump to achieve 90psi. CO2 takes 5 seconds....
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    I have found the medium sized Lezynes to just not do the trick (as in, they really struggle to get a decent pressure in). Hence, I have some co2 for when I am in a hurry (or the weather is horrific) or a Lezyne Road Drive (in a large) for lazy days in the sun. The Topeak morph ones are fantastic and would be my pump of choice (if they weren't so ugly :wink: )
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Meanredspider my lezyne does the job perfectly well and doesn't take long to get up to pressure. I may time it next time I need to but it's nearer 1 minute than 20 ! ;-)
  • cougie wrote:
    Meanredspider my lezyne does the job perfectly well and doesn't take long to get up to pressure. I may time it next time I need to but it's nearer 1 minute than 20 ! ;-)

    Bet it's the frame pump and not a mini though :wink: Either that or you get far too much right wrist exercise to be proud of that :wink:

    The only time I tried my frame Lezyne pump, it unscrewed the valve 3 times before I managed to get my tyre up to pressure. Then the stupid connector fell out of the pump somewhere on my commute - took me a lunch break retracing my ride on foot before I found it. The thing is sat in the back of a cupboard somewhere now. The Road Morph is soooooo much better (even if it isn't pretty)
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • white91
    white91 Posts: 431
    Nothing wrong with my Lezyne, does the job perfectly, try getting 2+ punctures and using CO2.

    BTW the connector is a brilliant design as it screws into the pump!
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,926
    Initially I thought the Lenzyne was great and I preferred the screw on hose. However, in the last week I've had 3 punctures and each time on inflating a new tube I've had the problem of the tube inner core unscrewing as I've unscrewed the hose. I've tried not screwing on the hose so tightly and that seems to have overcome the problem... just a bit nervous about it though.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Kona Hei Hei/Calibre Bossnut
  • white91 wrote:
    Nothing wrong with my Lezyne, does the job perfectly, try getting 2+ punctures and using CO2.

    BTW the connector is a brilliant design as it screws into the pump!

    I carry 2+ cannisters for my Nano and it's still lighter than the Lezyne fram pump :wink:

    And the connector for the Road Morph is a brilliant design as it was finished at the factory and is already attached to the pump. Oh, and has a pressure gauge, oh, and works like a track pump so all your effort goes into the air not into keeping the pump still. The Lezyne is pretty much exactly the same as my dad used on his bike with rod-operated brakes - the world has moved on :D:wink:
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • Dabber wrote:
    Initially I thought the Lenzyne was great and I preferred the screw on hose. However, in the last week I've had 3 punctures and each time on inflating a new tube I've had the problem of the tube inner core unscrewing as I've unscrewed the hose. I've tried not screwing on the hose so tightly and that seems to have overcome the problem... just a bit nervous about it though.

    Yup - it's a really stupid design. Nowhere in the engineering world does a connector rely on the next connector just being done up tighter. Sure you can get around it but honestly it's a compromise. I know the Lezyne fans will jump to its defence but the experience above is exactly my experience - and I've not had issues with any other pump
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • white91
    white91 Posts: 431
    white91 wrote:
    Nothing wrong with my Lezyne, does the job perfectly, try getting 2+ punctures and using CO2.

    BTW the connector is a brilliant design as it screws into the pump!

    I carry 2+ cannisters for my Nano and it's still lighter than the Lezyne fram pump :wink:

    And the connector for the Road Morph is a brilliant design as it was finished at the factory and is already attached to the pump. Oh, and has a pressure gauge, oh, and works like a track pump so all your effort goes into the air not into keeping the pump still. The Lezyne is pretty much exactly the same as my dad used on his bike with rod-operated brakes - the world has moved on :D:wink:

    Anyone who can lose a connector which screws into a pump for storage is probably not the best person to give advice on pumps! You can also buy replacement connectors with pressure gauges too.

    As long as your valve is done up properly you should be ok, plus you have less chance of bending the valve with lateral force.

    Mine weighs 112g, if thats too much then you are probably good enough to be sponsored anyway.
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,926
    white91 wrote:

    As long as your valve is done up properly you should be ok, plus you have less chance of bending the valve with lateral force.

    Avoiding bending the valve was one of the initial attractions of the Lenzyne screw in connection.

    However, since I had the first valve inner core unscrew when I unscrewed the hose I went through my spare tubes and made sure that the inner cores were all tightly screwed in. Unfortunately that never resolved the problem.
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

    Wilier Cento Uno SR/Wilier Mortirolo/Specialized Roubaix Comp/Kona Hei Hei/Calibre Bossnut
  • white91 wrote:

    Anyone who can lose a connector which screws into a pump for storage is probably not the best person to give advice on pumps! You can also buy replacement connectors with pressure gauges too.

    As long as your valve is done up properly you should be ok, plus you have less chance of bending the valve with lateral force.

    Mine weighs 112g, if thats too much then you are probably good enough to be sponsored anyway.

    You never had something vibrate loose? It's not actually a key feature of any other type of pump - as I said, it's a feature of pumps from my dad's era - he's in his 70's.

    Done up "properly" - like the way you get them out of the box? Or are they shipped not done up properly? Never ever bent a valve...

    I didn't say they weigh too much - that weight is the same as 3 CO2 cartridges and Nano fitment. I've never needed 3 cartridges.

    I just don't understand the Lezyne's appeal. The Road Morph is a better pump in so many ways.

    But I'm never going to change the mind of the Lezyne brigade
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH