Which Pack-stowable pump?
Blackburn Mammoth, lifetime guarantee, pumps up fat MTB tyres in no time, to a high pressure, reliable (I’ve had mine for ages anyway, and if it breaks Blackburn will give me a new one) and it might be slightly bigger, but it doesn’t weigh much (it’s hollow after all) and it just works, really well.
Don’t buy a skinny roadie pump for MTB tyres, because when it’s raining, getting dark and freezing cold, and all your mates are waiting for you to fix your third puncture, you’re gonna wish you had a pump that actually worked on Mountain Bike volume tyres rather than took up as little space in your camelbak as possible (which is full of tubes, butties, jelly babies, cameras, elbow pads and all the other stuff us mountain bikers carry around anyway).Posted 8 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
I carry a Topeak Mountain Morph in my camelbak, much better than all the various other mini pumps I’ve tried. It’s a bit bigger than most but is 10x better at actually pumping tyres up (rather than just being small and light). Lezyne do a similar mini track pump thing that looks good but not tried it.Posted 8 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Blackburn air stick is the reason I now carry 2 pumps, a ‘proper’ sized one and a pocket rocket as backup, I had 2 replacement airstiks before I got sick of it keep failing when I needed it most. The 2 stage valve used to fail, the single stage pumps are probably fine. I’ve now got a lezyne and they are good, reversible adapter is cool and they look well built – time will tell.
Oh and the pocket rocket takes about 1/2 and hour to inflate a road tyre so definitley a backup only.Posted 8 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
Disappointingly, my Mountain Morph looks like it is going to be a predictably dull product that sits in my Camelbak, gets covered in crap, dropped, used and abused – and then works when needed. Disappointingly dull as it seems I will never get the chance to sleight it as I have other products I have bought and then been let down by…Posted 8 years agomcbooMember
My mate Andy the doctor got sick of being the only guy in the group with a pump that actually works I took pity and shelled out a whole £15 for a duplicate Topeak Peak DX Mini. Tiny little thing, works really really well. Actually have it at work today to repair a puncture on my road bike, can get it up to 80psi no problem so trail pressure a doddle. Look no further.Posted 8 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
I carry a Road Morph on the road bike, although the tyres have less volume you’re pumping to a higher pressure which IME is a nightmare on a normal mini-pump. With a Road Morph I can get to 100psi easy and with a bit of grunt get to 120psi (which is what I normal ride at). Also the flexible hose attachment means you don’t have to worry about snapping the core of the valve so much.Posted 8 years ago
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