- Can anyone recommend a good mini-pump for the road bike?
Steve A – Been looking at Lezyne ones – seema dazzling range on Wiggle – can’t seem to work out the pro’s and cons of them all!!
There seem to be some plastic ones at a reasonable price.
Which model is yours exactly.
I’d rather it be the size I can stick in my jersey. CO2 is for lazy sods.Posted 7 years agoDezBSubscriber
I use a Specialized Air tool – http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/tools/cycling-tools/mini-pump/product/air-tool-road-33670
Not a mini, but skinny enough and clips onto a bottle cage mount.Posted 7 years ago
Certainly does the pumping job ok to 80+psi. (although you need threaded valves with the nut holding them in place)Steve-AustinMember
It works for me. small enough to put in your pocket, with enough oomph to put 100psi in your tyres without causing a hernia.Posted 7 years agokiloSubscriber
Specialized Air Tool Road. Not a mini pump but does the job. The last four club runs I’ve been on have seen people faffing about in the rain with various mini pumps before having to get a proper pump to do the job. This one also has patches and a tyre boot in the handle.Posted 7 years agofourbangerMember
Another vote for leyzene here.Posted 7 years ago
Edit to add that you’ll appreciate the oldschool design with the flexible pipe if you’ve ever snapped a a valve miles from home with an all in one pump. I was recommended it for touring and the very slight weight penalty is well worth it.Rusty SpannerSubscriber
I’ve also got a Lezyne Road Drive.
The design is excellent, the reality less so:
It only comes with a presta fit hose, so I had to buy the multi fit hose, which cost £16.00! The new hose does come with a gauge, though how to read the gauge is unclear (which bit of the red rubber bung indicates the pressure? Does anyone know?)
In use, the whole pump gets extremely hot – enough to be uncomfortable without gloves.
The heat also causes the screw of the hose to expand and seize to the pump, causing the bottom cap of the pump itself and all the component parts of the hose to unscrew and become detatched when you attempt to remove the hose.
Loctite (and remembering to not overtighten the hose/pump connection) has partially cured the problem, but this should have been addressed at the factory.
Great idea, terrible excecution.Posted 7 years agoSurf-MatMember
Got the Lezyne Road Drive attached to my down tube of my Allez – brilliant pump.
For Presta valves (which all road bikes have AFAIK) it MUST have an “old style” flexi tube NOT push on – push ons are useless on deepish rims and snap valve cores off when you remove them – possibly THE most annoying thing ever when you’ve just spend ages pumping a tyre up to 100PSI!Posted 7 years agooldgitMember
Just a done a little test.Posted 7 years ago
Using a Road Morph, 110 pumps in 1 minute 20 seconds got me to 110 PSI.
That’s not racing against the clock, just how I’d do it normally.
At 90PSI even the Morph is hard to keep still and pump, I’d like to see a tiny hand held working at 90PSI plus.
Tested it afterward with a track pump, it was spot on. Getting the pressure from 110 to 130 was quite a push with a track pump.
Still I use Co2. Cheap off Ebay and packs away nicely.
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