- What track pump?
If you get a Joe Blow, I’d suggest not getting the entry level Sport model if you’re going to use it a fair bit- it struggles at higher pressures, the gauge is inaccurate (or rather, less accurate than most, and the plastic handle flexes. The plastic top to the barrel also came off mine, breaking one of the clips that hold it on.Posted 6 years ago
The replacement Joe BLow Max has been great though.Dan1502Member
I have an Air Tower as well but can’t remember which model. It was mid to high range I think but heavily discounted and has been great. I even managed to break the retaining strap by fogetting to undo it in a rush and pulling really hard (very stupid) and was sent another free with no quibbles even though I told them it was entirely my fault.Posted 6 years agoCheeky MonkeyMember
I had a JOe Blow for years and it wsa great until the gauge stopped working (still pumps but no pressure reading).
Bought a Blackburn Air Tower (IIRC) and it was almost unusable, not sealing onto or letting air into the tubes.
Bought a Specialised and it’s excellent. However, I’d buy another Joe Blow as they’re well priced and last ages.Posted 6 years agoMilitant_bikerMember
I have, and have bought several (as gifts) Revolution Air track pumps from Edinburgh Bicycle Coop, when I used to work for them – found the Pro model very durable and pumps road tyres easily. Both models have a universal head, with just a thumblock, Heads are quite chunky mind.
Due to relocating and not being able to take all my kit with me, I now have a Joe Blow Max II. Good for MTB, awful for road (impulse buy – no homework done). I can barely push the handle down above 100psi…Posted 6 years agoElfinsafetyMember
I bought one in LiDLs a couple of years ago for five pounds ninety nine or something daft. It’s a little plasticky, but has worked perfectly all that time. Absolute bargain imo.
Best I used working in a bike shop was a Beto one with wooden handle. We used one as a ‘customer’ pump, and it proved much tougher than Topeak, Spesh, and even Blackburn. Our mechanics used SKS Rennkompressors at home, and they’re meant to be really good.
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