Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 51

Thread: Pack pump

  1. #26
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Granite, UT
    Posts
    738
    I used to swear by the two stage Blackburn pumps...

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	blackburn_mammoth_2_silver.jpg 
Views:	90 
Size:	824.8 KB 
ID:	237197

    they're great for what they're worth, but I switched over to the Lezyne Techdrive HV.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Tech_Drive_HV_Medium[1000x700].jpg 
Views:	86 
Size:	41.5 KB 
ID:	237198

    The removable hose allows you to get a little bit sloppy with your strokes when your arm gets tired. Or so says my wife.....

  2. #27
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Down In A Hole, Up in the Sky
    Posts
    24,474
    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Lezyne makes a pump, as well as others I'm sure that threads onto a valve stem. I popped a tire and the tube I had didn't have a stem long enough for my mammoth pump to get a good purchase in the rim I have. A neighborly feller came up on me about in tears and let me use his. I was sold. That thing was awesome.

    Plus it was shiny.




    this guy http://www.lezyne.com/product-hpumps...crofldrhvg.php
    Wifey was at the top of UPS a few weeks ago, and there was a dude nearly in tears because he foolishly tried to bleed a few psi from his fork, and let it all out. (Who hasn't been there?)
    Anyhoo, someone in wifey's party had this exact pump, and saved his Porcupine run.
    Moral: this pump is for crybabies
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

  3. #28
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    5,929
    Topeak Mtn Morph/Road Morph/Mini Morph > everything else. Being able to push the pump against the ground takes the pain out of fixing flats.

    https://www.topeak.com/us/en/products/pumps

    Mini Morph is fine for anything but fatbikes. I'd take a Mtn Morph for that. The G versions have gauges if that's important to you.

  4. #29
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    Posts
    1,422
    Blackburn's got a new pump with a mini length of hose.
    https://www.blackburndesign.com/core-mini-pump.html

    I've used it twice recently after some unlucky flats. Definitely an improvement over a fixed pump head and its backed by their lifetime warranty and awesome customer service. (I contacted them one time about how to clean a pump's internals since it was feeling a little gritty and they just sent me a new pump instead).

  5. #30
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    11,518
    When it works right the Lezyene is pretty sweet. I have also watched a friend pump up his tire and the proceed to unscrew the core. 3x!!!

    I was amused.

  6. #31
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    Posts
    1,422
    Quote Originally Posted by Not bunion View Post
    When it works right the Lezyene is pretty sweet. I have also watched a friend pump up his tire and the proceed to unscrew the core. 3x!!!

    I was amused.
    The blackburn pump I mentioned actually includes a valve core tool in case you pull this move.

  7. #32
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Virgina (It's humid here)
    Posts
    4,354
    If I was buying a mini today I’d get the OneUp pump that doubles as CO2 inflator AND stores a CO2 cartridge inside.


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums
    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

  8. #33
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    slc
    Posts
    10,249
    Never personally had the valve core issue with the lezyne micro floor drive. The HV is awesome. I'll never own another pack pump that isn't this style.

  9. #34
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Virgina (It's humid here)
    Posts
    4,354
    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Never personally had the valve core issue with the lezyne micro floor drive. The HV is awesome. I'll never own another pack pump that isn't this style.
    I've experienced it with BOTH my Micro Floor Drive HV and my CNC Travel Drive. It sucks balls so big they should be in porn. It sucks at the trail head. It sucks even more on the trail when you've just suffered through changing out a flat. I crank my valve cores on so fucking tight now they're a pain to get off.

    I bought them because they're shiny pretty things. Basically; Crank Brothers Marketing 101.

    FWIW, I couldn't stand the Micro Floor Drive. Takes up too much space in the pack, shitty valve, and the handle is so awkward it actually starts hurting after a while. I've swapped it out for a more typical jerk-off style pump. Maybe it's just what I'm more practiced at? YMMV.
    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

  10. #35
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Chamonix
    Posts
    934
    Never had a valve core come out while using a Lezyne either. I tighten my cores pretty tight (one of those universal spoke wrenches is the ideal tool) and don't screw the hose in tighter than necessary. Had a HV drive (medium) for years, a friend has the small version which seems just as well built, and I just picked up a Digital Alloy Drive cheap, only tested at home so far but the pressure gauge seems OK.

    Blackburn Airstik SL when I'm riding without a pack. This thing is tiny, works just OK, but for the size, weight and the chance of me actually having to use it, it serves its purpose well.

  11. #36
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    slc
    Posts
    10,249
    I run the 949 schrader valves so maybe that's why I've never pulled a core. I had two other people I was riding with get flats in the last two days and I let them borrow my pump so we could get back to riding faster. Both said they were swearing off jerk-off style hand pumps forever. Tires inflate twice as fast with half the effort.

  12. #37
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Summit North
    Posts
    5,894
    Quote Originally Posted by Spats View Post
    Topeak Mtn Morph/Road Morph/Mini Morph > everything else. Being able to push the pump against the ground takes the pain out of fixing flats.

    https://www.topeak.com/us/en/products/pumps

    Mini Morph is fine for anything but fatbikes. I'd take a Mtn Morph for that. The G versions have gauges if that's important to you.
    Yeah, well over a decade with a Mountain Morph. It is large though, it only comes along for the ride when I am wearing a pack (which is pretty often), I use Mini for frame carry, and that has held up well too. They have always worked, always end up lending them too. Maybe not as fancy as other newer stuff out there, but they have been very reliable for me.

    Taking them apart every once in a while to blow them out and add a little mineral oil (and replace the O-ring if needed) keeps them functioning well over a long period of time.
    Alpental Indigenous

  13. #38
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Shadynasty's Jazz Club
    Posts
    8,188

    Pack pump

    My Mammoth shit the bed and I needed a pump. Saw this on clearance at the Performance store. The flip lock eliminates any core removal issues. Thing’s pretty nice, especially for the price. We’ll see how durable it is.

    https://www.performancebike.com/shop...i-pump-40-5455
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

  14. #39
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    northern BC
    Posts
    17,619
    I have blackburn and planet bike for low pressure mtn bike tires and a planet bike frame pump for my road bike,

    no complaints with any of them
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  15. #40
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    cow hampshire
    Posts
    4,005
    Quote Originally Posted by Not bunion View Post
    When it works right the Lezyene is pretty sweet. I have also watched a friend pump up his tire and the proceed to unscrew the core. 3x!!!

    I was amused.
    I unscrewed the core once while sweating my ass off and getting eaten alive by mosquitos. I almost died. I take great caution in removing the pump these days.

    And I never know how tight is too tight with the core. I'm assuming you can overtighten the little O ring thing?

  16. #41
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    5,929
    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    Yeah, well over a decade with a Mountain Morph. It is large though, it only comes along for the ride when I am wearing a pack (which is pretty often), I use Mini for frame carry, and that has held up well too. They have always worked, always end up lending them too. Maybe not as fancy as other newer stuff out there, but they have been very reliable for me.
    This. With the Lezyne or Blackburn you still need to hold the pump in the air and use both hands. With the Morphs you just put the wheel down and push the pump against the ground. Much better and easier.

    (Edit to add: The Lezyne Micro Floor Drive you can indeed put on the ground, but the Tech Drive you still need to hold.)

    The Mountain Morph is indeed a pack-sized pump, but the Mini Morph fits in a lumbar pack and isn't obtrusive on the frame of your bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by ACH View Post
    Taking them apart every once in a while to blow them out and add a little mineral oil (and replace the O-ring if needed) keeps them functioning well over a long period of time.
    Absolutely. But this is true for any pump!
    Last edited by Spats; 05-29-2018 at 02:44 PM.

  17. #42
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    slc
    Posts
    10,249
    Quote Originally Posted by Spats View Post
    With the Lezyne or Blackburn you still need to hold the pump in the air and use both hands.
    Definitely not the case with the Lezyne micro floor drive.

  18. #43
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hell Track
    Posts
    8,328
    Quote Originally Posted by Not bunion View Post
    When it works right the Lezyene is pretty sweet. I have also watched a friend pump up his tire and the proceed to unscrew the core. 3x!!!

    I was amused.
    This is the exact reason that I strongly dislike every Lezyne pump I've ever used.

    And screwing it on and off just feels like an annoying extra step.

  19. #44
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    5,929
    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Definitely not the case with the Lezyne micro floor drive.
    You're right. I was looking at the picture of the Tech Drive posted above. The micro floor drive looks like it has an even longer hose than the Morphs!

  20. #45
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Down In A Hole, Up in the Sky
    Posts
    24,474
    Does anyone have a Topeak Master Blaster water bottle mount they aren't using?
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

  21. #46
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Whistler
    Posts
    386
    Had a topeak mountain morph for a couple years til it broke, now have a Filzer mini zee, very similar design (mini floor pump style with foot pad) but seems to work better so far, got one with a gauge which is really nice to have.

    Of course a pack only pump, I do stick a really small park tool pump (pmp 3.2) to my bottle cage if I'm going with out a pack, sucks to use that one though haha.

    Edit.... Looks like I was one of the first posts in this thread 2 years ago. So looks like the topeak got about 4 years. I used it ALOT working as a mountain bike guide, pumps come out all the time.

  22. #47
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    796
    Watcha using these days? In need of a new pack pump for the mtn bike. Just saw this and am intrigued:
    https://www.blackburndesign.com/en/c...pump/p/7098180

  23. #48
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Down In A Hole, Up in the Sky
    Posts
    24,474
    Lately I have been using the Topeak Mountain TT. It has GIRTH. Super easy action, very high volume for a ‘small’ pump.
    I got them for three bikes, including fat bike and gravel bike.
    Best pump I have had yet.

    https://www.rei.com/product/152318/t...jM4aAruD8P8HAQ
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

  24. #49
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    LV-426
    Posts
    15,603
    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Does anyone have a Topeak Master Blaster water bottle mount they aren't using?
    I don't have any extras, but if you are still looking for a pump mount, I'm using an older version of this Lezyne cage that has an integrated universal pump bracket. Holds the pump with a velcro strap. Works fine on my commuter bike; don't know how well it'd hold on a mountain bike.

    https://ride.lezyne.com/products/1-bc-rddrc-v1al04
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

  25. #50
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Virgina (It's humid here)
    Posts
    4,354

    Pack pump

    I want a CO2 inflator that can be threaded on and ready to inflate right away. I realized that having quick access to plugs isn’t as helpful when I plug, but then have to root through my pack for air.
    Not sure if they’ll just leak out over time though. And teeing up an empty cartridge sure would suck.

    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums
    If you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it tubeless, I will. I got spare time.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •