Best bike pumps according to redditors

We found 471 Reddit comments discussing the best bike pumps. We ranked the 179 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Bike Pumps:

u/[deleted] · 37 pointsr/bicycling


Get one of these babies

Stick one or two of these appropriately sized puppies in there

Keep one of these suckas on your person when out there.

And should something like this shit go down, youre gonna want some of these life savers.

Oh and lemme go 'head and save them fingers

Heres a quick lil video on how fix a flat

If that video doesnt suffice, we have the man Sheldon Brown

u/Logan_Chicago · 31 pointsr/chicago

I've been riding in the city for 10 years so here goes:

  • Legally you're considered a "toy vehicle" and you have to obey all the same rules a car does. Most cars do not know this and will act as though you are somehow screwing up.
  • You can get in trouble for riding a bike drunk (edit: not a DUI though as I previously said, law changed in '95), but I've never been pulled over.
  • Riding on the sidewalk is illegal.
  • You are legally entitled to an entire lane if no bike lane is present. Good luck trying that one.
  • When cars pass you and you pass them you/they must give a 3' minimum of clear space on each side.
  • Legally you need a white front light and a red rear reflector, but get two lights and wear a helmet. Wear a helmet.
  • Give enough room so you can't get doored. Cars may get upset but you won't die. 1/3 of bike deaths are from doorings. If someone doors you they are in the wrong. Call the cops.
  • Don't post on reddit about how you run stop signs or red lights even when you look both ways, are aware that you have more to lose in the situation, and make sure not to impinge on anyone's right-of-way - they will down vote you to hell.
  • Cars turning right at the last minute and oncoming cars turning left are your biggest dangers.
  • Only lock to things that can't move and get a decent u-lock. The small orange Kryptonite ones have always been popular and are pretty good. No lock will stop a portable angle grinder.
  • Specialized Armadillos (not sold online) are your friend (my bias, others like Gatorskins, etc.); as are floor pumps.

    Cars are getting better at dealing with bikes as they become more popular, but overall the city isn't well designed for bikes. Thus, it is understandable that both bikes and car users will get frustrated with eachother from time to time. Nature of the beast for the time being.

    4 AM rides are great. As is drunk Lake Shore Path riding.
u/wallowls · 24 pointsr/bicycletouring

About a foot long, transforms into a floor pump. Easy to fill 100psi and beyond. Has saved my bad-lucky-flatted ass many times. Best there is.

u/sustainably_extinct · 23 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

This is actually VERY simple to prove, ON YOUR OWN, with fairly cheap materials.


  1. Fill one container with CO2. You don't even have to be super careful, since CO2 is heavier than air, just let it "pour" into the container, and close the top after you think it's full.
  2. The other container is filled with regular air.
  3. Set both containers outside in the sun, on a sunny day.
  4. Every 30 seconds, measure both containers with the thermometer, and write down the numbers on a piece of paper.

    Expected Result:
    You will certainly see the CO2 container get warmer much faster.

    Background: Now, take a commercial plane trip, and fly into a large urban center, like Los Angeles. Note that you're flying about 400-600 mph. Look out the window on your approach and observe all the cars stopped on the highway. Each one is continuously spewing out large quantities of CO2. This happens all day long, every single day of the year. Yes, our earth's atmosphere is vast. But you keep pumping this stuff out day after day, and after a few decades, it starts to build up.

    That's global warming, in a nutshell. It is VERY simple to prove it for yourself. There are complex ways in which the earth's climate heats up and cools down, but this is how it works, in a nutshell. More CO2, more heat. The length of the day remains the same, and heat absorption goes up during the day. The length of the night remains the same, but the atmosphere retains more of that heat, so we will continuously build up heat, and get further and further behind, every day, as that heat is trapped and can't radiate away to space. And as the air gets more CO2, the problem gets worse.

    This property (the heat-retention of gasses) has been known about since roughly the late 1850's. What we did not know, was how fast our population would grow, or how much industrial output of CO2 there would be. By the 1950's it was pretty clear what direction we were headed in. By the 1970's, most scientists did agree that this was a problem, and was happening, but they didn't really all agree on what the time-scale would be. Since the mid 1990's when we've invested in observing data more (satellites, weather instruments, computer simulations), we've become more and more certain that this is a real, and immediate problem.
u/Kremm · 18 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

hate flats, learn how to switch out tubes, saved me a lot of hopelessness and the gear required is pretty light to carry around.



ratchet wrench 15mm

portable air pump

back up and running in 15-20 min.

u/computron5000 · 15 pointsr/bicycletouring

I've been using a Topeak "Road Morph" and it absolutely rules. It's got a little flip out foot thing, pressure gauge and can handle high pressures.

I even convinced Topeak to mail me some replacement parts so I can rebuild the thing on the road if I need.

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/lifetrees · 9 pointsr/cycling

I ride a road bike and use the Topeak Road Morph G. It is compatible with presta and schrader valves and has a built-in psi gauge. It's a bit heavy, but I love it!

u/brokendownandbusted · 9 pointsr/bicycletouring

Dont skimp on vital tools for your trip or it may get cut short.

I've owned two of these pumps in the last 16 years. They are bombproof, inexpensive (for the quality) and have been the go to while on the trail, even with friends who own additional pumps. They also fit both valve types.

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/TappetNoise · 9 pointsr/MTB

CO2 canisters work pretty well and you can get 30 of them for $35 or so. I got it last year and after installing a couple of sets of tires, still have more than 20 of them. You'll need an inflater as well if he doesn't have one and that's like $10.

u/partard · 8 pointsr/bicycling

Mount a pump to the frame under the water bottle cage.
I like the Topeak Road Morph

Get a Saddle Bag and fill it with

  • 2 spare tubes
  • Patch Kit
  • Tire Levers
  • Small adjustable wrench (if you don't have QR skewers)

    Optional but handy

    Bike Multi Tool

    2 CO2 cartridges

    CO2 Tire filler

u/flippinsweetdude · 6 pointsr/whatisthisthing

If they are these :

Then bicyclists use them to quickly fill their tires, after a puncture & fix.

u/RedditculousFinish · 6 pointsr/ElectricScooters

Buy a valve extender with a built-in valve core. Milton is the one I use to inflate my M365 hard-to-reach valve - works well. And should allow you to continue using your current pump.
If you're keen on a new pump, I bought the BV one from Amazon. Tis good.

u/ausnee · 6 pointsr/cars

Here you go champ. Who'd have thought that in the nearly 200 years since the bike was invented, that someone would have the mind-blowing complex idea of designing a bicycle pump that you can carry on a bike.

u/w1n5t0nM1k3y · 5 pointsr/cycling

If you want something to fill the tire quickly, go with CO2 canisters, you can't get any quicker than that. If you want something a little more failsafe, I have the Topeka Road Morph G. It's a little bulkier than most, but I've found it very reliable, and can fill high pressure road tires rather quickly. There's another version for mountain bikes which doesn't work as well on high pressure but works to fill up the large volume quickly.

u/CarbonUnit8472 · 5 pointsr/MTB

I got this one. Very happy with it.

u/chabz5000 · 5 pointsr/bikeboston

if you are going full rain-gear, it would include either making your only bike all-weather compatible (full fenders, etc) with the understanding that it will be clunkier to ride and will deteriorate more quickly (rust, sand, drive train, brakes). if you can swing it, get a beater bike that is specifically set up for rain and keep your nice bike (if your bike is nice) in fair weather condition.


carry a basic toolkit (spanner, hex wrench multi tool, spoke wrench, tire levers) and a spare tube or two. unless you want to carry a small handpump, you could invest in some CO2 cartridges and a small inflator. include some elastics, bungees, and a small roll of rubberized gaffer tape (just tear a strip of a few feet and roll it on itself so you have a little finger of black magic) -- the tape can be used for many things, from lashing something to your frame to layering up and booting a tire puncture. last but not least, buy a box of rubber gloves, and keep a few pairs rolled up in your kit. all of this can fit in a small saddlebag, handlebar bag, or hip pouch.


along with your standard toolkit and flat repair/replacement kit, carry an emergency rain poncho and a pair of rubber boot covers. boot covers are especially nice if you end up getting a pair of shoes that you don't want sprayed with water and sand should you get caught in a downpour or have to ride on sticky/tacky surfaces after a rain.


if there is a chance you are going to be riding at night, get a rear flasher and a good headlight (a powerful LED array with multiple modes & brightnesses). good lights usually have a rechargeable external battery pack -- carry a spare battery pack or at least get a few cheap LED flashers (frog knog or similar) to keep in your toolkit as a backup.


one last thing that i find helpful is keeping a few drawstring backpacks rolled up in my kits, as they can really come in handy if you need to pick up or carry something (or remove some clothing) unexpectedly. when not in use they fold up smaller than a deck of cards. if you have to lock your bike up outside and have a nice saddle, you can tie one of these over it so it's not so obviously nice.


i didn't really answer any if your big questions with specific recommendations, or cover any basic cycling equipment (like riding gloves or bike locks), but these are little tricks or lightbulb discoveries that i've picked up over biking in the city for the past 12 or 13 years. most of the small things are non-essential, but come in very handy and can save a lot of unneeded cleanup and frustration. now i never ride without them.

u/Vectorbug · 5 pointsr/bicycling

I have a lezyne pump and its great. It has a hose that screws to the valve and maximum seal:

Really easy to use and carry.

u/vulture-capitalist · 4 pointsr/bicycletouring

Here are some ideas!/more-details

u/Nerdlinger · 4 pointsr/bikecommuting

Rather than standard tire levers, I prefer to use a speed lever for changing my tubes/tires. Though I think I want to pick up one of their speedier levers, because that knuckle protection looks pretty sweet.

For a pump, I'm a huge fan of the Topeak Road Morph G. Though on one of my bikes I forgo the pump and just ride with CO2 and a chuck since I flat so rarely and it fit is my seat bag (though I still always carry two tubes).

And as others have said I try to never go for a ride without my multi-tool an ID some cash, a bank or credit card, and my phone.

u/ModusPwnins · 4 pointsr/bikecommuting

You will need:

  • A cycling multitool - this one is inexpensive and recommended, however it will eventually show surface rust.
  • Patches - almost all glueless patches are good, as long as you don't buy them from Wal-Mart. If you get them there, they will dry out and you'll be stuck with no way to affix your patches.
  • Tire levers - you need to have two levers with you.
  • A means of inflation - either a frame pump or CO2 kit, with the appropriate valve to match your tube. Both the items I linked have the appropriate valves.

    That's most of what you'll need, plus a small bag to carry the tools in. (The frame pump will mount to your frame, often using the mounts for your bottle cage.)

    You may also want to carry a dollar bill in the bag, for use as an emergency "boot".

    Some people, myself included, carry a spare inner tube. Make sure it matches the size of the one you already have.
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/wwwomp · 4 pointsr/cycling

Anything Lezyne

This is what I have

u/whenhen · 4 pointsr/bicycling

For longer rides I typically take these items with me:

  1. Multitool. I have a Topeak Alien II which can solve almost any minor mechanical issue that arises. It's probably overkill for most people though.

  2. Spare tube, tire levers, and a mini pump. I use a CO2 inflator, but I also have puncture resistant tires so I'm not constantly using CO2 cartridges.

  3. Lights if you'll be riding at night.

  4. Something to put the tools in. I have a saddle bag, top tube bag, and a frame bag. If I need to see turn by turn directions on my phone, I use my top tube bag (not this exact model), but most of the time I stick with a saddle bag.

    Don't discount how comfortable lycra shorts can be on longer rides. They can be a very good investment.

    To learn about maintenance, Google will honestly be your best bet. Even a general description of the problem (eg, "bike brakes not stopping well") will likely turn up a number of articles and posts on various cycling forums. However, there are some really good Youtube channels out there. These include GCN and GMBN which every Monday show some aspect of bike maintenance. RJ the Bike Guy has a number of very comprehensive videos on relatively obscure bike maintenance topics, but his channel tends to focus on vintage bikes rather than brand new ones.
u/7Aero7 · 4 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

Hey guys, I'm budgeting about 1k for a bike, tools, and lock/helmet. I've got the rough of it and I was asking for advice concerning my current choices and on a ~$60 helmet.


In this order:

Bicycle: Wabi Classic - $800

Lock: Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini U-Lock - $76

Helmet: ???


Tire Pump - $18

Tool Kit - $45

Edit: I really appreciate all of the responses. Y'all have been fantastic and kind. Thank you.

u/PhotonicMagnets · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'm saying use CO2, Nitrogen, or any gas but don't bother with that 'liquid' part. I would think a small array of CO2 canisters Like this with some actuated puncture nails would purge the space perfectly. You would want to make sure to not be releasing a bunch of CO2 into your house all at once, but that would do it.

u/Dc5e · 3 pointsr/bicycling

What kind of pumps did you have trouble with? Stem mounted ones I presume?

If you're still interested in a pump, I'd recommend you get one with a hose. I have a Topeak Road Morph G and it works great. It functions like a floor pump so you can use your body weight when pumping.

u/bloudermilk · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I've got the Topeak Road Morph G which I'd give a 8/10 after using it as my exclusive pump for almost a year. The build quality seemed okay at first but it's showing signs of age quickly and after being mounted to my frame is collecting all sorts of sand and dust internally that is affecting its performance – I should probably clean it. On the plus side, it's large and easy to use even to get high PSI and it has a built-in PSI. On the downside, it's large and somewhat hard to mount on my frame.

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/Enduro_Jeff · 3 pointsr/Dualsport

Get a pump with a little hose. And a pressure gauge built in is nice too. The hose makes it so much easier to pump because you can push against the ground to inflate. I have this one, I recommend it. It goes up to 100 psi easy so works for tubliss.

u/jorwyn · 3 pointsr/cycling

The smaller cannisters works on mine of the same size. I don't even get the larger ones, because every inflator I have leaks out after a day or two once it's used.

Btw, you can buy a pack of 30 on Amazon for $40 or 1 at your local bike shop for around $3.

u/marcusthegladiator · 3 pointsr/bicycling

You should have a seat bag with CO2, a patch kit, and a multi tool.
Never ever leave home without it.
When I go on really long rides, I have a trunk bag with all my tools, tube, and a couple extra spokes. It beats being stuck somewhere.

For a solo multi tool, I have this.

The best CO2 deal you will find is this and this.

And any patch kit will due. But you can try for glueless if you just want to make it to the bike shop for a new tube.

u/HenryJonesJunior · 3 pointsr/bikewrench

Serfas TCPG - $30, fits both Presta and Schraeder, goes on and off of all valves fine (I've had other pumps get stuck on threaded presta valves and destroy tubes before), comes with adapters for other things (sports balls, exercise balls) so you only need the one pump for everything inflatable you have, and works generally great. I've honestly not wanted anything more since I got it, and in a year of using it a couple of times a week across four bikes, it's never failed me.

Negatives/Side Benefits: If you use it to inflate a 75cm exercise ball, you'll be able to fry an egg on its casing by the time you're done.

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/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/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/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/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/donkeyrocket · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I don't even know what three of the four wrenches are even for. OP rides a fixie with no brakes. A wrench and two allen keys can loosen/tighten every nut and bolt for roadside maintenance.

CO2 is a must. I use this one. Accidentally blew the gasket out once but overall haven't had an issue at all.

u/nivvis · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I'm not sure if you're against CO2, but the PDW Shiny Object is great with 1 or 2 16g CO2 cartidges.

u/dmkk · 3 pointsr/EDC

I own this one. And while it is a bit pricy, it has a solid feel to it. And adjustable knob to control flow.

u/saltyjellybeans · 3 pointsr/deals

website looks a bit sketch. i'd much rather buy one from amazon which has a good return policy. same price too.

u/aliasesarestupid · 3 pointsr/MTB

Unless that strip has some sort of adhesive preventing it from allowing even the slightest amount of leakage, I'd replace it with a high quality tape like gorilla tape. You should be able to remove it with a razor blade. I wouldn't trust those plastic strips out on a trail, but that's me.

I'm not sure of the kinds of adapters you can get for presta and an air compressor as my rim came pre drilled with schrader holes, and have no experience using one of these, but have heard that it works well and is something you can take with you on the trail in the event you lose a bunch of air pressure from a burp or puncture.

I don't think something like that would work. The point is to hit the stem with a blast of air such that it forces the walls of the tire to seat into the bead as it has nowhere else to go. Whatever you get/use has to be able to attach to the valve stem itself to seat the bead.

u/fromkentucky · 3 pointsr/ebikes

You'd probably be much better off going Tubeless, keeping some Park Tool Emergency Tire Boots on hand, along with a good CO2 inflator.

The Tubeless Sealant will plug small holes, the Tire Boots will fix sidewall punctures and the CO2 inflator will make quick work of re-inflating. Just get real air in it when you get back home since CO2 permeates rubber faster than air.

And you don't have to remove the wheel.

u/manithree · 3 pointsr/bikewrench

I've only used this one, which is a little out of your price range, but the bike storage room where I work has that, and an older Fezzari pump. The head on the joe blow is 1000x better, even though it's a less expensive pump.

u/fatherofraptors · 3 pointsr/MTB

That sucks dude... Here's my recommendations and what I personally have:

Crankbrothers F15

Joe Blow Pump

u/lifeikeep · 3 pointsr/cycling

Gotta agree here. I don't believe it's a well-known problem unless you don't know how to use them properly. This is the pump I use, middle of the pack too. Perhaps you are trying to pull the pump clamp off at an angle, make sure you're pulling it off straight and maybe watch some videos on youtube.

u/remembertosmilebot · 2 pointsr/cycling

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PDW Shiny Object

threaded cartridges


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u/deadsoldier · 2 pointsr/MotoUK

That's good to know, thanks!

EDIT: Found gas refills on Amazon if anyone else is interested.

u/chefkocher1 · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

That's a foldable lock. I have a very similar setup but my pump is silver.

Edit:that's the one with the bottle cage mount I use:

u/Knoxie_89 · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Pocket Rocket, and no i'm not kidding... that's what they call it.

It works well, gets the tires up to 100 psi without too much work.

u/raygundan · 2 pointsr/funny

I've been carrying this one. Also not sponsored.

I also rode on a set of Tannus airless tires for a year. Solves the problem entirely, but you give up a bit of comfort.

u/minniesnowtah · 2 pointsr/cycling

I got this one about a year ago. It's super light and comes with a frame mount, and can be used for both schrader and presta. It's the best portable I've used so far, but like other posters have mentioned can be hard to get your tires to a high enough psi.

A year isn't long enough to say much about durability, but there are 600+ reviews on amazon you can take a peek at if you're interested.

All in all, it depends on what you're looking to get out of it. Need something to help you in a pinch that doesn't need to be refilled or anything? This is it. If you need something to keep you going on a century, look elsewhere.

u/Sinbound86 · 2 pointsr/MTB
u/ITRAINEDYOURMONKEY · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring

A lot of hand pumps are tough to get skinny tire pressures, but I've had really good luck with the Road Morph. The nice little hose lets you put the thing on the ground and pump against the ground like a little floor pump. 110psi no problem.

u/bakemaster · 2 pointsr/UCDavis

I really like this pump I bought last year to mount on my frame. Good balance of compactness and utility, it has a pressure gauge, and the presta/schrader adapter stays in the pump in either configuration so I don't have to worry about losing extra parts.

u/mooninitetwo · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

I don't have it yet, but I'm planning on using this. Someone in the review section suggested buying these instead of the refills Fluval sells. Even though there aren't a ton of positive reviews I trust Fluval enough as a brand to feel comfortable buying the kit.

I should add that I'm upgrading my lighting before I get the CO2 system as I feel it'll help my plants more than CO2 will right now.

u/MinimusNadir · 2 pointsr/cycling

So, there are two different styles of CO2 cartridges - threaded and non-threaded. With threaded cartridges, you can use the really tiny inflators like the Lezyne Trigger Drive. With threadless, you have to use larger inflators that cover the entire cartridge. Depending on the inflator, you may or may not be limited in which size of cartridge you can use.

The pros to threadless are that they're more widely available because they're used for paintball, and if you're buying cartridges one at a time, they might be a little cheaper.

The pros to threaded are a small, lightweight inflator, and the ability to use any size of cartridge, including huge 40-gram cartridges for full-on fat tires. I linked to the Lezyne Trigger drive inflator because that's what I use, and I love it. It's never let me down. Plus, if you're willing to buy in bulk, you can get threaded cartridges just as cheap as threadless. I bought this 30-pack (working out to ~$1 each) two years ago, and I'm only about half way through it.

Also, tires and tubes are especially porous to CO2, so if you use it to fill a tire, the next day you'll find the tire a bit lower than you remembered it to be.

u/dalesd · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I have the Turbo Morph. Same pump but it comes with a gauge for $5 more. I only have it around in case I flat while out on a ride. That's happened once in ~7000 miles.

Mostly I use my large floor pump, to top off the tires before rides. [Serfas TCPG Bicycle Floor Pump] ( $30.

You need a mini pump in case you flat, but it can't compare to the ease of use of a floor pump.

u/SmartToaster · 2 pointsr/cycling



Frame pump (or alternatively CO2 inflator)

Patch kit (optional)

Saddle bag

u/SgtBaxter · 2 pointsr/cycling

Wal-Mart can be your friend. Tubes are relatively cheap there, and they have their own hydration packs (Outdoor Products line) that are about $19-$25. I have one that's 6 years old, just replaced the bladder in it - which was my fault for forgetting to clean it after putting gatorade in it. No way I'd pay $50-$70 when those work great. They also have inexpensive helmets.

As for a seat, check out the Charge Spoon. I have them on 2 of my bikes and find them extremely comfortable.

QRs you can find on Amazon for a few dollars.

As someone said, get a minipump or CO2 inflator so you can change tubes if you get a flat - if you get a CO2 inflator get one that takes both threaded and non-threaded cartridges like this one. Wal Mart sells boxes of CO2 non threaded cartridges for around $8.

u/commanderchurro · 2 pointsr/bicycling
u/LeeeroyDankins · 2 pointsr/MTB
  1. My 24th birthday is tomorrow and I'd love a Bell Super 3R Mips Large in Red/Marsala/Black to match my beloved 2016 Giant Trance 2.

  2. I have the Camelbak MULE, but are the Osprey Raptor packs that much better? I like the compartment configuration of the Osprey as well as the ventilation on the back. You guys like your Ospreys or sware by your Camelbaks?

  3. Yet again, my previous L pair of Fox Dirtpaw gloves were a bit snug and the finger threads stitching was coming undone after a season of riding. I opted for the XL on the newest design, fits my fingers much better, and hugs around my wrist comfortably. IMHO, Fox always under sizes their stuff.

  4. Replaced my plastic co2 inflator for this and I hope I don't have to use it anytime soon, but on my last ride that plastic one was the least user-friendly POS ever. I trust this metal one with actual thread screws to be much more reliable.
u/Ogroat · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I bought this thing after I had a similar experience to you. I've only had to use it a couple times in the year or so since, but it works well.

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/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/jaredharley · 2 pointsr/bicycling

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

u/Cogged · 2 pointsr/phillycycling

Avoid the plastic heads/housings. I've had those fail under such light usage and swore off them.

Since then my go to has been this Portland Design Works head. It is fantastic and quality.
Portland Design Works Shiny Object CO2 Inflator

u/sr_maxima · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting
  • Tubes: anything you find will work
  • Patch kit: I like Einstein's patch kit because the patches are small, thin, and have feathered edges. Rema patches work too, but they're larger. I prefer small patches because the vast majority of tube failures are small punctures and the patch is already a zillion times larger than the hole. I dislike sticker patches and I don't trust them.
  • Bike pump: The Lezyne pressure drive is small and dependable. Get the carbon fiber one if you want to save grams. I don't use a CO2 inflater because I think they are wasteful and of limited utility.
  • Seat post bag: Really, anything will work
  • Water bottle: Whatever you have lying around.
  • Multitool: I like the Topeak Hexus II. It is compact, and has most of the tools you'll need for on-the-road fixes, including a chain tool.
  • Pliers: There is NOTHING on your bike that you should use pliers on. Use the proper tools for the job.
  • Tire levers: Any will work, but my favorites are the Soma steel core.
  • Rear light: Anything will do. I like the Planet Bike Superflash.
  • Front light: This totally depends on how often you commute in the dark, and what your environment is like. If you're riding on well-lit city streets, your needs will differ a lot from someone riding on rural roads or unlit trails. I use a SON generator hub with the Lumotec IQ Cyo and the combination is awesome. But not everyone needs that kind of setup.
u/ItsToka · 2 pointsr/bicycling

That pump isn't going to fit in that bag. Rest of the shit will though. I have the large bag and the pressure drive pump

u/aesthetics247 · 2 pointsr/onewheel

BV Bicycle Ergonomic Bike Floor Pump with Gauge & Smart Valve Head, 160 psi, Automatically Reversible Presta and Schrader
Just one of these

u/barackstar · 2 pointsr/onewheel

I've just been using a basic foot pump (like this one) that I already owned, but I've been meaning to get something with a digital pressure gauge. That $100 model seems overkill, I'm seeing similar products on Amazon for $50-60.

u/scirc · 2 pointsr/utdallas

Honestly, it was more convenient for me to just buy my own pump. The one I got is like $30 (there are cheaper options available if you scroll down), but at least you know it works, and have it on-hand at home instead of having to find the one on campus that isn't broken.

u/cosalich · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

Unless you're willing to constantly monitor the tank, I really don't recommend this CO2 setup. You're much better off with a paintball setup like the one Aquatek makes.

If you disregard my warning and do decide to go with the mini, these are the cartridges I use. Each lasts about a week.

u/whatremix · 2 pointsr/cycling

I have this pump. I like the flexible hose with built-in gauge. The only downside is that it's a touch tall, so it sticks out of your jersey picket.

u/AwesomeColors · 2 pointsr/MTB

I recently picked up this one and I'm very impressed so far:

Good looks, seems very well made, and the in-line gauge is pretty darn close. I've compared it to my more accurate pressure gauge and the precision is just fine for trail emergencies (although the minimum pressure it shows is 20 psi... I run 25ish so it's perfect for me). It came with an off-set mount that attaches under the water cage, and the company even shipped me a 2nd mount when I emailed them... Got a response immediately and they shipped it separately from the UK to USA for free in about a week!

Excellent customer service and the quality seems top notch.

u/Freshnewskin · 2 pointsr/foreskin_restoration

I see what you mean. Is most inflate before work, wear it 2-3 hours and then inflate again after work, so I use a small hand pump like this. As far as I can tell, there is nearly zero air loss once I remove the pump.

u/hitssquad · 2 pointsr/cars
u/drunkymcdrunkenstein · 2 pointsr/cycling

I just started using an under seat bag; here's what's in it:

1 replacement tube.
1 Pro Bike Tool CO2 Inflator with cartridge.
1 Topeak Alien II Multi Tool

I'm trying to pare down the stuff I carry so I can start doing rides sans backpack (normally I'm a commuter). When I do commute the backpack also contains a mini pump, more tubes (2 each for both of my bikes) and a 15mm wrench for my single speed bike. Also a leatherman and a set of tire levers.

u/newmexicali · 2 pointsr/ElectricScooters

really? I am a emtb rider and I use one of those to adjust my suspension sag, I cant imagine using one of those to pump up a tire, you would be there all day jacking it, that pump is not designed for any volume of air but for small volume at high pressure. Now I have been taking my Pro Bike Tool CO2 Inflator with slimed tubes, just in case, but I have not had to use it yet. Knock on wood.

u/09RaiderSFCRet · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I bought a C02 powered inflator at a bicycle shop, carry 3 charges and a plug kit. Should work fine, though I only used it once on a bicycle. Here’s an example:

Pro Bike Tool CO2 Inflator, Quick & Easy, Presta and Schrader Valve Compatible, Bicycle Tire Pump for Road and Mountain Bikes, Insulated Sleeve, No CO2 Cartridges Included

u/Akhalyndra · 2 pointsr/bikewrench

This is what I use but anything similar should do the trick. I also use Crank Bros CO2 cartridges, but again anything similar will work. If you do go the CO2 route: be sure to have a sleeve for the cartridge as those suckers will freeze your fingers off. Works pretty well on 120 PSI road tires

u/1e7643-8rh34 · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I spent $600 on an entry-level road bike and about another $600 on accessories last month. First time biking since I was a kid with a budget MTB. Pretty happy with my current setup outside of my evil saddle.

Here are some accessories I got which I think are potentially missing from your list or are just good fits for what you want (not going to talk about stuff like a saddle bag since the right choice for that differs by person/bike):

  • Cell phone mount if you want to use your phone for whatever reason (music and GPS for me)
  • More comfortable saddle/gel cover (my stock saddle is torture and my gel cover doesn't completely help, will probably buy a better saddle at some point)
  • Cycling socks/cycling shoes/clipless pedals (Not sure what would be stock/default for you. It was my first time using clipless pedals with the purchase last month. I am very comfortable with them now. I recommend swapping to the pedals you want sooner rather than later.)
  • Maybe go with a CO2 inflator and cartridges if you don't want to carry a pump with you
  • Reflective vest if you want to bike at low visibility
  • Helmet mirror if you are the least bit concerned about vehicles
  • Multi-tool like this
  • Get degreaser and lubricant for monthly chain maintenance

    Try to get a bike fit done. Those can be expensive though. The best tip I can share regarding fit from my limited experience is "your saddle is probably too low".
u/Midnight_Rising · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I think it might be possible. Obscenely difficult, but possible. I have a theory that if you used something like a CO2 charger you could give a quick little burst into the bottle and then fill it with a bottler, then top it with another burst.

The issue then comes from how you stop a vacuum from forming in the container that you're bottling from (probably your fermenter). You'd almost need to do a closed/pressure transfer, and depending on what you're fermenting in this would rage from challenging to outright dangerous.

u/smoqueed · 1 pointr/cycling

PDW Shiny Object CO2 pump and a few threaded cartridges

takes up very little space, super light, and fills your tube immediately. no need to pump for 20 minutes

u/digital-aaron · 1 pointr/bmx

Don't forget a pocket tire pump for after you field repair your tube!

u/taonzen · 1 pointr/bicycling

I bought an inexpensive Topeak Pocket Rocket. It comes with a plastic thingie that lets you attach it underneath your bottle cage, so you don't take up all of your lugs.

u/edheler · 1 pointr/preppers

The spam filter removed your post because it thinks your Amazon url's are affiliate links. If you shorten them like below, Reddit won't filter them out.

u/fuckyeahjake · 1 pointr/cycling

Get yourself a solid bike multi-tool such as this one, and a portable tire pump. Those will take care of 99% of things that'll happen on your average commute.

It wouldn't hurt to have some spare tubes, but the last time I tried changing a tire on my bike, it snowballed into an $80 repair for a new chain and derailleur, so I've vowed not to do that again.

u/UncleverNickname · 1 pointr/bicycling

Thank you. I'm not a spandex wearing type of bicycler (and the world thanks me for saving them a trip to /r/eyebleach), so weight isn't important to me. With my circumference, the difference in weight isn't important, I just have to be able to carry it on the bike (or the bag). That seems like a better price than I would have thought, though. Huh.

In my case, I need it specifically for punctures on the trail. I agree a good pump at home is wise. Not sure why, But I guess I never thought to compare the good tire to the flat for close-enough pressure. Sadly, I've gone through two tubes in a very short time. Still got a couple of CO2 canisters left, but I'd like to leave those to emergency-emergencies. I don't mind stopping for 10-15 minutes to pump up a tire after patching it.
EDIT: Thank you!

u/scintilist · 1 pointr/bicycling

I use a Topeak Pocket Rocket. I've used it for a year now and it's saved me at least 20 co2 cartridges in that time. It comes with a bracket to hold it along the water bottle mount which works really well, but you might be able to fit it in a larger saddle bag.

I checked it with a gauge and I was able to fill up a 25c tire to 120psi in about a minute. It doesn't have a hose, but at $15 it's the cheapest pump that will fill a road tire and not break when you need it.

u/pterencephalon · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I got this really cheap one on Amazon for $10. The spanners on it are crap, but other than that it's served me well and taken care of one flat so far.
I got a decent pump (on sale) and also carry some paper towel and a spare tube. Since my rear wheel isn't quick release, I also have a small adjustable wrench. I ended up making my own little bag to fit it all.

I didn't want to spend a ton starting out, so I think it was a decent place to start. I'll probably upgrade parts over time when they break/wear out.

u/knoticalknovelties · 1 pointr/Super73

Ok cool, yeh I've been looking at fat tire folding pumps. The one that comes up with a review is topeak mountain morph. Around $30 also. I haven't pulled the trigger on any but I really should considering I ride this to work and I don't want to get stuck walking it if possible haha.

u/LeTiger · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

I've been using this one for quite a few years, and I love it! Really awesome small solution with great replacement parts for the whole unit. It's another pump that a lot of people swear by (including myself, but I am fallible like the rest)

u/st123 · 1 pointr/chicago

I carry this bad boy around and use it exclusively as my bike pump. It's been a great investment.

u/chattcyclist · 1 pointr/bicycling

Just keep in mind, if you get a small pump to carry with you (so you can pump up your extra tube if you get a flat) make sure it has a flexible cord so that you don't break the stem on your tube. This one is good.

u/PedalinGardener · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

Sounds like a bad pump. I've never had a foot pump that worked well. Schwinn stuff ain't the greatest either I have found. My favorite floor pumps are Specialized, and my favorite pump to carry on the bike is the Roadmorph.

u/chairfairy · 1 pointr/Minneapolis

A good U-lock is kind of the gold standard for security. Chain locks and cable locks have to be super hefty for me to trust them. Also, learn to lock it properly. Wheels can also be stolen. Getting skewers that are not quick-release isn't foolproof but it does add some security.

You likely won't need the socket wrench combo, unless your wheels are bolted on with hex nuts. Otherwise, a patch kit and a bike multitool will cover 95% of your on-the-road needs, plus a pump. It's not the smallest option but I'm a big fan of the topeak road morph. I also carry tire levers and a normal (non-combo set) 5mm allen wrench, since it's the size I use most.

One of the tricks to winter riding is to ride through the shoulder season so you can gradually work your way down into lower temperatures and figure out your layering. Much easier than going from summer riding to commuting at 5 below zero.

u/jzwinck · 1 pointr/bicycling

Sure, on Amazon the budget options are and ($100 total), but if you have more money to spend the other parts I mentioned are worth it.

u/st3venb · 1 pointr/bicycling

Anyone have any good recommendations on pumps with built in pressure guages? I'm currently looking at the following:

Would love any input.

u/AgentDaedalus · 1 pointr/bicycling

I use this one.

Had it for three years and it will works great.

u/ChimpStyles · 1 pointr/bicycling

When you say "Trails", do you mean singletrack loose dirt bike paths, or more along the lines of fire roads, hard packed dirt with a bit of gravel?

If the latter, I think your "city tires" will probably do just fine. Even if they're full slicks (which I suspect they aren't), simply letting some air out of the tires will provide the control you need.

On the tire's sidewall you'll find a max PSI rating. For the road keep it near it's maximum for rolling efficiency. Probably anywhere from 60 to 85 depending on the tire they put on. Lower it to 45-50 for dirt. You'll be surprised at how well the bike handles.

But ChimpStyles, you ask, What if I want to ride 5 miles on the road to the trailhead and back? Won't that suck with the tires deflated? Get yourself a portable pump replies the ever stylish ChimpStyles. You'll want one as part of your toolkit if you get a flat. I like the Topeak Road Morph G. Ask your local bike shop for help if you don't know how to change a flat, I'm sure they'll help.
Thanks ChimpStyles, you're the best! cries monkeyfunky.

And they all lived happily ever after.

If you are going to be riding some more serious / technical / whateveryouwanttocallit trails, then some knobby, dirt-specific tires would be of benefit. In that case, if you can afford a second wheelset I would do that. Tell the shop you what you want 'em for and they'll help you pick out a good set. That will be way cheaper than buying a different bike. You can get a good wheelset with tires for ~300-400 vs. 600-tothemoon for a decent mountain bike.

Have fun on the bike.

u/kallisti_gold · 1 pointr/bicycling

Well, I haven't used it but this one has four stars on Amazon.

u/serval · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I do have the right Testor’s enamel paint for that project, but I like my littleTopeak Mini Morph too much and it works great (including on my first flat in over a year earlier today). But it does have fittings for a frame pump there ...

u/AimForTheAce · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

  • what to wear: I assume that you'd only commute in fair weather. Anything that you can ride comfortably. Rain gear is a whole different discussion depending on the season.
  • what to pack for work/commute: Learn to fix flat. Spare tube, Topeak Hexus II. Topeak Mini Morph pump.
  • how to pack... backpack? : No backpack. Look for DeTour or Timbktu panniers. Etsy is another source to get a decent lookin' pannier. Ortlieb is boring but the gold standard, however.
  • should I avoid music/headphones : This is somewhat debatable. I have a Be Headware Bluetooh speaker on my helment. I don't listen to music but podcast, and keep the volume to the level which is like someone riding next to me is talking to me. The goal is to not block or suppress the sound around me. Also, I can pick up the phone call easier.
  • what to look out for: Idiots
  • what to be cautious of: Idiots
  • anything else you can think of!:


    > BTW on Google Maps, it looks like it's going to be about a 35 minute ride to work

    It's usually overestimates time, so you can probably go faster.
u/IActuallyLikeSpiders · 1 pointr/bicycling

The pump mount came with the pump.

The tool bag and water-bottle cage came from King Cage (the Kargo Cage), here.

u/Laptop-Gamer · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

He is talking about this. Instead of using their overpriced proprietary cartridges you can use the 16 gram threaded cartridges meant for bicycle tire inflaters like these.

u/uglydolphins · 1 pointr/bicycling

If I buy the Genuine Innovations Ultraflate Plus tire inflator will any Co2 cartridge work? I won't be limited to Genuine Innovations expensive ass branded cartridges will I?

Something like [this]( ie=UTF8&qid=1406591549&sr=8-2&keywords=co2+bike+cartridges) would work?

u/Mister_Po · 1 pointr/bettafish

I just use these off of Amazon. They are 4 grams less than the ones that come with the Fluval, but they fit just fine, just don't last as long. They are much cheaper than the ones Fluval sells.

u/kostic · 1 pointr/bicycling

I buy them in bulk off of amazon. One box usually lasts a season.

u/Catters · 1 pointr/cycling

I bought a box of 30 on Amazon for about $30 (link). They're threaded, and they fit in pretty much any standard inflator.

I only use them ultra-rarely, but they're just perfect. Actually, a huge piece of metal was flung up in a group ride yesterday (my first flat in months), and one of these cartridges worked just fine.

u/twoclose · 1 pointr/Aquariums

That's what I originally bought... well it came with one, but I use these because they're way cheaper.

u/RoughRhinos · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Thanks this has given me a lot to think about. I just found this one that someone said works for the Fluval kit. How long do think a cartridge like that would work for?

u/Skitch_n_Sketch · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

Giro has a nice selection of helmets for varying budgets. I'd also recommend checking out Specialized and Lazer. Trying one out in a store is ideal, especially if you're buying a pricier one.

I'm using this pump myself with no problems. I've also heard good things about Specialized pumps.

u/muammargaddafisghost · 1 pointr/bicycling

You should inflate your tires more. 30-40 psi is a good range for mountain bikes, but if you're on the road, you'll want around 80 psi. Underinflation is more likely to cause flats, due to either the tube being pinched or the larger surface area on the ground (if you run over glass, rocks, thorns, etc.) I have had this pump for around 3 years and it works perfectly every time, highly recommended.

u/jacobev221 · 1 pointr/cycling

Ha! Same pump that I bought here in america just a few weeks ago -

u/ravy · 1 pointr/bicycling

I bought a Topeak JoeBlow Max II from amazon back in March. Given the reviews it seemed like the way to go. Got it, hooked it up and pumped up the first tire just fine. Started to pump the second tire, and something failed in the pump. I could hear hissing near the pressure gauge and I couldn't pass any air through the pump.

Luckily has an awesome return policy so I was able to pick up the Serfas TCPG Floor Pump. This pump has worked wonderfully for me, and seems to be built better than the Topeak one.

u/defacedlawngnome · 1 pointr/bicycling
u/redtollingdog · 1 pointr/MTB

These are popular and work pretty well

u/masomenus · 1 pointr/MTB

I buy this one

u/iamamountaingoat · 1 pointr/bicycling

I've used this saddle bag for 6 years now. It fits a spare tube, CO2 canister and pump, patch kit, levers, and multitool--that stays on my bike at all times--and can fit my phone, ID, and keys on long rides. I have no complaints about it at all. If you're set on carrying two tubes though, it might be a little small (though I think a single spare plus a patch kit does the job just fine).

This is the CO2 pump I've used for a little over a year now (I used a hand pump before that). It works great. As far as bulk CO2 canisters, I wouldn't really worry about it. They're like $2 or $3 from any bike shop or REI, and how often do you really get a flat? You'll probably only use one, maybe two, in a year.

u/Neutral_Meat · 1 pointr/motorcycles

I have

and the suggested CO2 carts. You can get them for a dollar apiece in larger lots. I think just one charger will get a tire from almost flat to useable, but it would take two or three to fill it up all the way.

Another option is

Its a little larger, but it's slightly cheaper and you can fill your tires with whipits in a pinch

u/dougorey · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

I picked up an Ultraflate Plus recently from my LBS. It's got a trigger lock, can use threaded and non-threaded CO2 cartridges and fits both Presta and Schrader valves. Haven't had to use it just yet but seems 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.

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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/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/kameto · 1 pointr/bicycling

Not a pump, but this has saved me and quite a few stranded cyclists out. Portland Design Works Shiny Object CO2 Inflator

u/ecksplosion · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I'm new to all this, but I know you can get super tiny CO2 cartridges and regulators for cycling. Since you're not targeting a set pressure and just adding back CO2, this might be a really simple option.

Something like this:

u/awesometographer · 1 pointr/bicycling

I use one of these CO2 pumps - this with 2 cartridges is very small, cheap, and fits in my seat bag. I buy a 6 pack of cartridges for like $12. So $30 initial for 6 fills, and then $2 per refill.

u/disinformationtheory · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I have a similar pump, and I've been very happy with it. I really like the flexible hose; it makes the pump easier to use. Depending on what kind of bike you have, you might want the high pressure one (120 psi "pressure drive" vs. 90 psi "alloy drive").

I also have this multitool, which I've also been happy with, except the large hex wrench that fits over the smaller one isn't as secure as I think it should be (it's never fallen off though).

u/tedfletcher · 1 pointr/bicycling

The most honest answer I can give you is that it just feels better. The most practical is that when you're going 45 mph on a downhill in the mountains, the less that rattles and can fall off your bike, the better.

[This] ( is my favorite, and fits spare tube, multi tool, levers, patch kit, tire boot, co2 and goes in my middle pocket. This guy goes in my right pocket with snacks and arm warmers. And then phone/keys/cash in left pocket. Only bidons on the frame.

u/bigredbicycles · 1 pointr/bicycling

Looks like a knock-off of the Lezyne Road Drive

u/Evil_Bonsai · 1 pointr/cycling

You need the right pump. Pumps for mountain bikes pump a large volume of air intended for low pressure (about 40psi.) A pump for a road bike tire is intended to pump a small amount of air to very high pressure. With the right pump you can easily get 120 psi.

2 examples i own: crank brothers pump. has 2 settings, one for mountain bike, one for road bike
Lezyne road bike pump

u/cleverRiver6 · 1 pointr/FZ07

I’ve used this one for years BV Bicycle Ergonomic Bike Floor...

u/SolemnForm · 1 pointr/askTO

Sometimes the rubber seal is bad and you can't pump the wheels. Either this or you might have used to wrong side of the pump. If you have the tall slim valves you need to use one side, if you have the sorter, chubbier valves then it's the other side.

Gas station can be bad because it's pumping a lot of air very fast so if you're not careful you'll blow your tire with too much air.

That said, lots (most?) bicycle stores will let you pump for free.

Or get a floor pump off amazon, they're not that expensive and you don't need a super duper one if you're only going to use it once in a while (i.e. you're not a pro shop). This one is nice:

u/DonOblivious · 1 pointr/bicycling

Bulk threaded 16g cans cost the same per gram as those bulk unthreaded 12g cans you linked. It's not necessarily a savings.. One $1 16g canister will get me up to riding pressure but I'd need to use two $0.65 12g canisters.

u/justophicles · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Yeah, the only difference is that I used the Fluval diffuser. The glass diffuser is a lot more fragile - I dropped mine and it shattered. The Fluval one is a clunky piece of plastic, but holds up well. I've been re-evaluating my setup and will be replacing my DIY system with something more robust. Before I get into why, let me go share some advice with they DIY system...


First off, I'd also get a check valve. This will prevent siphoned water to back up into your CO2 setup. There are bubble counter/check valve combinations, even a diffuser/counter/check valve combo.

I haven't purchased these, so I can't comment on the quality. I will say - I purchase most if not all my supplies from Amazon with great success. I always buy the least expensive equipment. Most of it I can tell comes from China, but the quality is still pretty good - it gets the job done.


Second, the DIY setup is good, but does not last. The DIY kit you can get on Amazon is awesome - fits right on any standard soda bottle and has a nice needle valve and pressure gauge. My problem is durability, the setup I used to create the tank I have in the picture has recently broken down. The pressure gauge ripped off (because the tubing wore down) and although I tried to reattach and seal it, there was a slow leak that I wasn't willing to try and repatch. This is the second DIY kit I've broken, they both broke at the tubing piece that connects the gauge and the bottle cap. The main reason why it breaks down is because I shake the shit out of those bottles to stir up the Baking Soda and/or Citric Acid. I never really paid attention to the pressure gauge flopping to and fro, but now I realize that after enough "fros", the tubing worn down until it tore off. So if you stick with the DIY setup, try to either not shake it like a polaroid picture - or hold the pressure gauge steady.


The DIY system is cool because it makes you look like Walter White and also provides a "cheap" way of getting CO2 into your tank. All you have to buy after you have your setup is Baking Soda and Citric Acid. Baking Soda, I get at Costco for cheap and is so big it will last forever. Citric Acid - I haven't really looked in depth at purchasing local - but Amazon sells these 5lb bags for $15. I think it's the best deal on Amazon. I've only bought two bags total (I tried it in my 75 gallon tank - STUPIDEST IDEA EVER - but that was when I was really new to the hobby). I'd say for a 5-10 gallon tank, 1 5lb bag of Citric Acid should last you for maybeee a year - depends on your bubbles per second obviously.


One major con I have for the DIY system besides durability is that it's all manual. Sure - you can figure out how to rig up a solenoid of some sort and what not to get it on a timer- but seems like more trouble than it's worth for a DIY system. I let my CO2 run 24/7 which isn't ideal - but as the picture above clearly shows - it works. The other downside of it being manual is that baking soda surprisingly doesn't mix all the way with water. So when you introduce it to the citric acid solution (which mixes well with water) - the entire reaction may not occur until you shake it and baking soda then reaches the citric acid. Having to periodically check my CO2 system isn't terribly difficult, especially if you chose the DIY setup to save money - but sometimes if too much citric acid is transferred into the Baking Soda side - a fuckton of CO2 is created and now either is pumping into my tank or my soda bottles look like they're ready to explode. I will say - this has happened to me very rarely. I've seen my soda bottles build a lot of pressure before - but never bursted. So it's not the end of the world, just an unexpected inconvenience.


The other major con I have is refilling. Sure refilling doesn't take that long, empty the neutral baking soda/citric acid solution and add a the the right amounts of the new solutions in. But after doing it so many times - I'm kinda tired of it. I sometimes have extra soda bottles at the ready with the solutions and unscrew the old ones and pop in the new ones. Good plan, but still takes time and effort.


If you're careful not to shake the tubing of the pressure gauge, content with either having CO2 run 24/7 or manually turn it on and off AND are willing to periodically refill soda bottles, then I'd say give the DIY system a shot.


I chose the DIY setup when I first started the hobby and wasn't sure how dedicated I would be. Also - I didn't have a great paying job that would warrant me paying more for a convenient/foolproof CO2 setup.


Which brings me to what I plan on doing now. Now that I'm more interested in the hobby, I've decided to step my game up. For starters, I have a 75 gallon tank rigged up to a 20 lb CO2 tank that I have to refill every 3-4 months. I live by a small hydroponics shop that refills my CO2 tank for $20. I don't know if $20 is cheap, but the store is close, convenient and gets the job done. I also attached a $40 solenoid to it so I could connect it to a timer. This setup has been AWESOME. Very simple, and 100% reliable. I just take my empty 20 lb tank to the store and get it filled and plug it back into the solenoid.


Because my 20lb CO2 tank setup has been so successful in my 75 gallon, I've decided to do something similar for my 5 gallon. While a 20lb CO2 tank is complete overkill - there are pretty good alternatives out there. I've looked at using the Fluval 20G CO2 kit and using Threaded CO2 Bike Tire Cartridges. The diffuser that comes with the Fluval system is huge and I would never use it. So basically I'm paying $30 for a regulator that can't even easily attach to a solenoid. Also those 16g bike tire cartridges seem small and wasteful. So your costs are $30 for the setup and ~$30 for the CO2 cartridges - which who knows how long those last. The main benefit to this setup is that it's super small. This seems like a good setup for sure and was very close to going for it, but I've decided to go with something else.


I'm buying a 24 oz Paintball CO2 tank ($25) , a CGA 320 Adapter (CGA 320 is the size of the standard CO2 tank threading) ($10), and a regular solenoid ($40). The prices seem reasonable except for that CGA 320 adapter piece. $10 for a piece of metal. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the same piece at Home Depot or Lowe's and I'm also lazy. So I'd rather pay the $10 then figure out how to jerry-rig my own. The adapter allows the threading of a Paintball tank to connect with the threading of a standard CO2 solenoid. Considering the Fluval setup is $60, I'd say this $75 paintball setup is worth it - especially since it now has a solenoid! The main difference is CO2 refill. Dick's Sporting Goods (also local for me) refills 24oz paintball CO2 tanks for $5 and every 5th fill is free. I think 24 oz will last me a long time anyway. In any case - I think the main obstacle whether it is using a 20lb CO2 tank or using a 24oz Paintball tank is where you're going to get that CO2 filled. You can search for a local Airgas or like a place that sells/refills Fire Extinguishers. Bars use CO2 as well for beer - but you don't need food grade CO2, that's just overpaying.


I know I went a little overboard, but this is all information that I've recently researched and figured I'd share it. I can't comment on the performance on the paintball tank setup just yet, but I assume it will work fine.


TL;DR DIY systems are cheap and good, but not 100% reliable/consistent and must be manually turned on/off/. You may or may not marry a woman named Skyler White during the process. Major costs are $15 for DIY rig, $15 for a 5lb bag of Citric Acid. I'd recommend using a 24oz Paintball CO2 tank because they can attach to a solenoid and are reliable and consistent. Major costs are $25 for a 24oz Paintball Tank, $10 for a CGA 320 Adapter, a $40 solenoid. $5 fill ups at Dick's Sporting Goods.

u/nrtdx · 1 pointr/bicycling

I would recommend this pump to everyone.

u/leoberto · 1 pointr/bicycling

Road bikes are great lighter the easier it is to ride, it might be worth getting slime tyres to stop punctures, I have a triangle bag that goes inside the frame that I put a small pump and a multi tool in + my lunch on a weekday.

I would recommend two thick D locks to use when parking, I thread the 'D' through the bag buckles and keep the keys and lock in the Bag.

for weather gear you need a rain layer warm layer and sweat layer to keep out the cold. waterproof gloves, goggles or eye protection.

Fenders would be a good choice as well to stop mud flicking up.

Don't get a mountain bike, really not very easy to ride and heavy. Also lights

u/Jacob_The_Duck · 1 pointr/bicycling

Hey nice bike! If I were you I would add a saddle bag with some tubes, tire levers, and maybe get a small pump, and since you're just commuting the whole "it ain't aero" thing doesn't really fucking matter in my opinion ;) I would recommend this and these and this. Also read up on sites like Sheldon Brown for basics, and also I would recommend the GCN youtube channel for repair and maintenance. Also as far as locks go get a U-lock like this for most security and use this locking method. Have fun and stay safe, and feel free to ask any questions to me or any of the other people on this sub!

u/davemathews2 · 1 pointr/Super73

Pro Bike Tool Bike Pump with Gauge Fits Presta and Schrader - Accurate Inflation - Mini Bicycle Tire Pump for Road, Mountain and BMX Bikes, High Pressure 120 PSI, Includes Mount Kit.

u/Newdles · 1 pointr/cycling

I got this one from pro bike tool. I haven't actually needed to use it yet, but it's there for emergencies.

u/thickthumb · 1 pointr/onewheel

Something like this to pump it up.

Vibrelli Mini Bike Pump & Glueless Puncture Repair Kit - Fits Presta & Schrader - 120 PSI - No Valve Changing Needed.

And this to read the psi.

AstroAI Digital Tire Pressure Gauge 150 PSI 4 Settings Car Truck Bicycle Backlit LCD Non-Slip Grip, Silver (1 Pack)

u/BenInTheMountains · 1 pointr/cycling

If you're new to cycling and are worried about air while rising (probably for flats and such), is suggest going with a small hand pump instead of co2. I always feel more comfortable having an unlimited supply of air with a pump, especially considering I've been stuck without any air because I got a second puncture and already used the co2, messed up the patch and had to do it a second time, and once even messed up the inflator connection and lost all my co2. It sounds like you already know how to use a pump...

Besides, if you're putting a bike lock in a bag while riding, I doubt you're worried about saving ounces. I carry this small hand pump that fits in my seat pack and is pretty light. It takes a while to air up a tire, but the purpose is basically for the uncommon flat on a ride, not for every day pumping.

Also, if you find you're getting a lot of punctures (depends on where you ride), you might consider getting gator skin tires. They're a little slower, but even slower and more frustrating is getting a puncture once a week.

u/PC__LOAD__LETTER · 1 pointr/cycling

I have a tiny pump that I keep affixed to my bike. Along with a bike tool, spare tube, patch kit, and some cash, it’s all I carry with me other than my water bottle. It attaches to the bike in the same place that the rear bottle holder does; I put the screws through both the pump holder and the bottle holder.

Super light, critical for road maintenance, and I’ve found I don’t need something bigger for home. This little guy works just fine.

> Vibrelli Mini Bike Pump & Glueless Puncture Repair Kit - Fits Presta & Schrader - 120 PSI - No Valve Changing Needed.

u/KreamoftheKropp · 1 pointr/bikewrench

I was looking at this one just now,

u/RalphBear · 1 pointr/BikeShop

Where are you located?
I have a Diamondback shock pump and one of these floor pump if you interested

Performance Bike Floor Pump with Gauge & Glueless Puncture Kit - Rapid T-Valve - Simple Switch from Presta to Schrader Valves

u/jchristianh · 1 pointr/bicycling

The Serfas looks a lot like one I recently purchased:

I like it, and it seems to do the job quite well on both Presta and Schrader. My only gripe is that on both its a bit tough to get on the valves. The Serfas may not have that issue, and is a bit cheaper. If I had seen that one I'd probably have bought it instead. :)

u/BBorNot · 1 pointr/boostedscooters

I see misinformation on here.

People do not use gas station compressors to fill bike tires not because the compressor is not powerful enough but because the compressors distribute too much air too quickly. It is easy to overfill your tires and have them burst (I have seen this happen). Plus the gauges just aren't very accurate. You can use a gas station compressor to fill bike tires if you are very careful.

I do not have a Rev, but if I did I would use a proper bicycle pump with a gauge like this one.

u/ElCondorHerido · 1 pointr/bicycling

I've had a Park Tools one and a Topeak Joe Blow and the Joe Blow is much better. Highly recommended

u/MostObviousName · 0 pointsr/bicycling
u/HARSHING_MY_MELLOW · 0 pointsr/bicycling

Just so you know, CO2 is purely a temporary measure as the molecules are more attracted to the rubber than standard air. After you fill the tire with a cartridge and arrive home, you should always empty the tire and refill with air.

I use this Serfas pump and it is awesome.

u/crimson_blindfold · -1 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I use one of these when I'm ambulatory. It doesn't hold much, but it gets the job done if I can't reach the spot with our compressor.

Otherwise, it might save you some money to get a HPA tank, regulator and air nozzle.