Reddit Reddit reviews Topeak Joe Blow Sport II Floor Pump

We found 25 Reddit comments about Topeak Joe Blow Sport II Floor Pump. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Topeak Joe Blow  Sport II Floor Pump
Used by both professional and amateur riders alikeMade using high quality materials and componentsTested to ensure quality and durabilityMade in Taiwan. Size : 67.5 x 25 x 13.7 cm / 26.6” x 9.8” x 5.4”
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25 Reddit comments about Topeak Joe Blow Sport II Floor Pump:

u/hoffsta · 11 pointsr/cycling

Topeak JoeBlow Sport II is the most common floor pump I see used in bike shops around here. I've had one in use for about ten years and never had problem. Highly recommended.

u/Jehu920 · 9 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Is this your first bike?

You should really check out the beginner advice thread and the $200-600 thread in addition to this one. There's a lot of helpful advice in there including SIZING. KNOWING YOUR SIZE IS SUPER IMPORTANT SO KNOW THAT FIRST.

Also, if you're in this price bracket and you don't already have the essential bike accessories:

  • A Front Brake and Lever and Cable if you're not sure what sizes you need make a post in the weekly questions thread. Some of the bikes I suggest have one already, but if they don't GET ONE.

  • A Floor Pump

  • A Metric Hex Set

  • A 15mm wrench if your wheels require it (most do)

  • A Lockring Tool 100% essential if you plan to ride fixed

  • Some Grease

  • Good pedals! Clips and straps, bmx straps, or clipless can all benefit greatly from a little extra cash.

  • A helmet

    Note there are other options for all of these that could allow you to save money/space/whatever, but you won't go wrong with what I linked. I'd really suggest having these even if it means you go down a price bracket on the actual bike, they'll all come in handy.

    New Bikes

  • An Upgraded Dolan Precursa at £Whateveryouwanttospend is just so customizable and awesome and the pricing is great and really everyone should get this if they can. I'd highly suggest opting for the front brake, miche pistard clincher wheelset (tubular if you're riding track ONLY), and sugino75 crankset options. You can even get direct drives for only £109 extra ( a $500 crankset whaaaat) so that's cool. If you really want to dive headfirst you can get clipless pedals too, but if you don't know what those are definitely make a post in the weekly questions thread.

  • The Specialized Langster at $650 retail is a super solid street and track bike. They go on sale sometimes for less and for $600 or less it's really a no brainer.

  • The Wabi Classic at $750 has been my go to recommendation for a long time. It's made of super high quality steel has excellent customization options, and is all around awesome. The biggest downside is the super relaxed geo. If you want something that rides more like an average road bike check out the Special or Lightning

  • The PoloandBike Williamsburg at £760 is a great option for European riders. The name brand finishing kit and artchetype rims give it that custom bike feel for a good value complete bike. If you swap out the front tire and maybe upgrade the crank this bike can be truly superb.

  • The All-City Big Block at $950 is easily the best looking bike on this list imo, but that aside it's a super ultra double awesome track bike. Really well rounded and could easily be the last fixed gear you buy. One thing to watch out for is the long top tubes that all city loves so much so take a close look at that geo chart.

    Used Bikes

    Another great thing about this price bracket is the used market. I daresay it is easy to find outstanding value bikes used in this price range if you know what you're doing. I helped a friend source this for $1100 and we were being choosey! Again, if you need help post in the questions thread or just PM me because I like helping people with this stuff.

u/BBnet3000 · 4 pointsr/bicycling

From Google image searching it looks like Presta valve. Quite a lot of pumps work with this type of valve except for the very cheapest of pumps. The valve is narrower than a schrader (like a car tire) valve, which allows your rims to be narrower and lighter because the hole in the rim for the valve is smaller.

As an example:

Once I got used to presta I actually greatly prefer it to schrader. I have some old bikes at my parents house that use schrader and probably will put presta tubes in em at some point just do be done with it.

u/complacentguy · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I purchased the joe blow 2 a few months ago. I've had to use it about every weekend to repair flats. So far it's done its job.

u/wiggee · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I have the Topeak Joe Blow for home and Topeak MasterBlaster on my bike. I'd recommend the Morph wholeheartedly - it's got more power than my MasterBlaster, due to its larger footprint and footstand. Should get you through most anything, but a good big pump at home is invaluable.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/Denver

> I also need air on another bike I just got from a garage sale, it has really weird valves that don't fit regular air machines.

You likely have a Presta Valve. It is very easy to purchase adapters or universal bike pumps that will inflate both schrader and presta valves. If the bike is older I recommend replacing the tubes in the tires as well. They are likely dry rotted and wont hold air very well. If the tires themselves are dry rotted I recommend replacing those too.

u/E39Echo · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Definitely get a bib, not shorts. I hate the elastic in shorts, and bibs also don't shift around on you. I am a big fan of Voler and they also have some of their items on sale on their website right now.

You didn't specify which kind of pump you have. If you don't have a floor pump; get one. You will always want to top off your tires before you go out. There is a lot of debate on pumps, but I love my Joe Blow Sport.

Don't get a camelbak. I am in love with my camelbak for hiking, skiing, hunting, etc. but hate it for road cycling. It is uncomfortable in the road cycling position. I'm no expert, but it also seems to generate a lot more drag, which will slow you down. Get bottles instead.

I'm a huge fan of 24 oz Polar Bottle. They are cheap and keep your drinks pretty cold.

I would also recommend a quality energy drink if you are going on long rides (4+ hrs). I love Cytomax Tropical Fruit. Buy super cheap bottles if you are using energy powder, because they are hard to clean and get kinda gross after a while. Before I started using a good energy drink, I would tend to bonk out after 4-ish hours. Switching to an energy drink helped me keep going on longer rides.

If you bought all of these things, you would be just shy of $200. Things I'd consider but don't think are absolutely necessary are: gloves and a good jersey. Also a bike computer, but a lot of people are just using Strava on their phones. You can also buy another bib in case you want to ride multiple days in a row.

Hope this helps!

Edit: Definitely have a portable pump and/or CO2 inflator with you on your rides.

u/cameranerd · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

I use this one and it has been great:

My last pump was a POS and didn't have a built in gauge. I'm much happier with this one.

u/Phenax · 3 pointsr/cycling

As long as it's not way too small or large for you, that's a good buy. I own a vintage road bicycle and enjoy it more than most modern bicycles I've ridden. That being said, my recommendations:

  • Get a tune-up for sure, but don't paint it. It looks fine!
  • Get some nice bar tape (perhaps cork?) and replace that nasty stuff
  • Adjust your seat, it looks quite low; at the bottom of your pedal stroke your leg should be almost fully extended
  • Since you have a quill stem, you can also easily drop your handlebars further down, or pull them further up probably
  • Just as a word of precaution, you should invest in a nice pump with a gauge like this and check your tire pressure every few days (at least).

    Peugeots are definitely solid vintage road bicycles. I would have bought this if it were on my local Craigslist. As others have said, these are also great to convert to single speeds or fixies, but I'd keep it as a road bike. However if you wanted to sell it at a later date and you live near a college, it might be easier to sell it as a fixie ;).

    Congrats, enjoy the ride.
u/Yarzospatflute · 3 pointsr/bicycling

This is the best advice here. As for a pump, if you're going to go with a regular pump this one is what seemed to come up the most when I searched this sub and it's served me pretty well. It does kinda rattle a bit when riding, though. Down the line you'll probably want to get a regular floor pump, too, something like this maybe.

I'd also agree that gloves aren't necessary. Also agree with two cages and two water bottles. I started with just one bottle but quickly realized that I need two. Any old cage will do, and Camelbak Podium bottles are a popular choice. I got the clear one so I can tell at a glance how much water I have left.

u/jaredharley · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I've been very happy with my Joe Blow Sport II.

u/Redarrow762 · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Your 5 tubes could have almost bought [this] ( Just buy a proper pump already. I use this pump, it works great.

u/SwervingNShit · 2 pointsr/cycling

If you're using tubs... or tubeless (can't remember which), I can't help you much from experience, but I can tell you Lezyne makes some beautiful and well-engineered products and you'll need a shock pump to seat the tubular or tubeless tires onto the rim, so I would feel confident recommending this Lezyne floor pump.

On the other hand, if you run clinchers, I've had good luck with this Topeak Joe Blow pump, rated for up to something like 160psi

Also, you likely already know, but just in case, here's /r/triathlon

u/UpTheDownEscalator · 1 pointr/bicycling

It's just a plastic/rubber gasket that will seal over a schrader or presta valve. Other popular pumps have a two-sided valve.

u/DuckysAndBunnies · 1 pointr/bicycling

Hey, I was very recently in the same place as you. I bought my first road bike this summer and my first few rides were plagued by pinch flats. I think a large part of the problem was in fact my pump. It was a cheapy with no gauge on it.

I bought one of these joe blow pumps from my LBS. Best decision I made. No flats ever since (which is about 200 miles and a sprint triathlon in extremely crappy conditions). Although I am slightly saddened that I paid 20$ more for that same pump you see in the link, I'm glad its about the same price then as the pump you said you already have. It is a great pump and all you will ever need. Hope this helps.

u/RXrenesis8 · 1 pointr/motorcycles

I have a mountain bike with fat on/off road tires and they get filled to ~55 psi for road use.

My bicycle pump is all I ever use to fill up my motorcycle tires, and I've used it on my car tires in a pinch, though it does take 5-10 minutes or so for car tires if they are really low!

u/bkrassn · 1 pointr/bicycling

I like these shorts they are not that expensive and have lasted well over a year and going strong. My floor pump looks something like this but I can't remember the brand name. As far as tools you likely just need a screw driver and an allen key for the adjustments. There are some youtube videos that explain the process. You will want a work stand. <-- is the one I got. It is a little bouncy but it works and it was under $100 so I'm happy with it. You may want to throw in a pedal wrench while your at it.

u/dairypope · 1 pointr/bicycling

So, I have that same pump but I've never used it on any tire that already had air, it's always been as part of a flat repair on the road. It might actually be normal, my floor pump doesn't register anything until I give it enough air pressure to get the presta valve to open.

I might suggest that you get a floor pump for your regular tire maintenance. Your arms will thank you. I've been very happy with my Topeak Joe Blow 2.

u/Tim_Buk2 · 1 pointr/Brompton

On the Most helpful Customer Comment for the Topeak Joe Blow Sport II Floor Pump at the top of the page has only two stars:

>186 of 191 people found the following review helpful

>cheapo materials

>By iiigoiii on June 17, 2011

>there's a couple of problems with these pumps, as other reviewers have pointed out for this pump and the original sport.

>- the head can be difficult to get a seal with, especially on the presta side. it may take several tries before being able to get air to flow,

>- the dual head is large, making it difficult to get onto smaller wheels with closer spokes,

>- the hose material is a cheap plastic, not rubber - it quickly starts to crack wherever it's bent (near the outlet and where it's stored over the handle) and soon blows out.

>their support company, todson, refuses to warranty the hose even though it's a material defect. instead of paying them a third to half the cost of a new pump, get 3/16" fuel line from your local auto parts store. fits perfectly, will last a lifetime, and only costs about two bucks!

This review, and the 186 people who agree with it, gives me cause for concern, particularly with the small Brompton wheels, hence why I am on here looking for input. :-)

u/stevenlongs · 1 pointr/bicycling

If your bike pump is shrader you will either need an adaptor or you could just buy a floor pump that does both valve types. Something like this.

u/SteenerNeener · 1 pointr/bicycling

I have that same pump.

About half of each pump motion leaks out of the head instead of into the tire. Seems it blew a seal constantly pushing my tire to 110 psi.

I bought this one on Amazon this week to replace it. Not sure how I feel about that one... fighting to get the presta head to open the valve on my tire sometimes.

u/smashinMIDGETS · 1 pointr/bicycling

I bought a Topeak on sale at my LBS for around $25 bucks 2 years ago, and have never had a problem. It's got great reviews and seems fairly solid.

u/Central_Incisor · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Topeak Joe Blow Sport II Floor Pump

This one has lasted well for me, gets up to road bike pressures, and comes with attachments for balls and mattresses.

The Lezyne Steel Floor Drive Pump might be more of what you are looking for.