Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

For discussions about bikes and equipment.
foxychick
Posts: 251
Joined: 5 Jul 2012, 12:05am

Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby foxychick » 31 Dec 2017, 5:33pm

Any one recommend a decent pump that can fit to my frame with bottle cage mounts, just want one as a spare for when i am out on the trail and i get a puncture.

gloomyandy
Posts: 1038
Joined: 16 Mar 2012, 10:46pm

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby gloomyandy » 31 Dec 2017, 6:55pm

I like the Topeak Morph range of pumps. A sort of mini track pump. Don't think that they can fit alongside a bottle cage though, but the bracket will fit on a bottle cage mount or can be put on the frame using cable ties. Make sure you get one with a high volume, rather than high pressure.

User avatar
Heltor Chasca
Posts: 3016
Joined: 30 Aug 2014, 8:18pm
Location: Near Bath & The Mendips in Somerset

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby Heltor Chasca » 31 Dec 2017, 8:04pm

gloomyandy wrote:I like the Topeak Morph range of pumps. A sort of mini track pump. Don't think that they can fit alongside a bottle cage though, but the bracket will fit on a bottle cage mount or can be put on the frame using cable ties. Make sure you get one with a high volume, rather than high pressure.


The Lezyne ‘mini floor pump’ type you mention will fit on a bottle cage mount. You can also get them with a gauge if you so wish.

Eyebrox
Posts: 253
Joined: 5 Aug 2015, 8:56pm
Location: Ayrshire

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby Eyebrox » 1 Jan 2018, 1:30am

The Morph pumps, road bike and mountain bike variety, both fit under/alongside bottle carriers.

tim-b
Posts: 1032
Joined: 10 Oct 2009, 8:20am

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby tim-b » 1 Jan 2018, 7:47am

Hi
I've got a Topeak Peakini on mine and it sits next to a bottle cage
Whatever you buy, watch out for a head that will take your valve type and the pump capacity (Peakini is 90psi so might struggle with road bikes)
Regards
tim-b
~~~~¯\(ツ)/¯~~~~

MarcusT
Posts: 264
Joined: 31 Jan 2017, 10:33am

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby MarcusT » 1 Jan 2018, 7:54am

If I can just offer some advice from experience. If you are only using this for a MTB, then choose a pump that has more volume per stroke as opposed to high pressure pumps. A MTB only needs 65 psi at maximum, where road bikes require up to 110 psi. I once used a high pressure pump for a 26 X 2.0 tire and it took me nearly 15 mins.
I wish it were simple as riding a bike

Brucey
Posts: 35529
Joined: 4 Jan 2012, 6:25pm

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby Brucey » 1 Jan 2018, 11:57am

I entirely agree with the above comment. I'd also suggest that you carry a pump in your pack rather than on the bike if you are doing any serious MTBing, because IME pumps very often just get knocked off the bike at 'exciting times'. It also means that you don't have to concern yourself with the exact size of the pump, so that you can carry one in your pack that will actually work OK rather than one that is so tiny it will drive you berserk actually using it.

cheers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Brucey~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

gloomyandy
Posts: 1038
Joined: 16 Mar 2012, 10:46pm

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby gloomyandy » 1 Jan 2018, 2:45pm

Eyebrox wrote:The Morph pumps, road bike and mountain bike variety, both fit under/alongside bottle carriers.


All of the current Topeak Morph range use a "centre line" mount system. This means they either mount directly on bottle bosses (in place of a bottle cage) or you have to mount them with tie wraps. This may allow you to mount them alongside a bottle cage but they may not sit very well and may stick too far out to the side. They don't come with an offset mount like many pumps do designed to allow them to mount alongside a bottle cage using the bottle bosses. They do however have really good Velcro fixing straps which means that there is pretty much zero chance of losing one even on anMTB.



Image

Eyebrox
Posts: 253
Joined: 5 Aug 2015, 8:56pm
Location: Ayrshire

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby Eyebrox » 3 Jan 2018, 12:06am

I've just checked my bikes - and yes you are correct. I forgot I had to buy heavy duty zip ties for them and was disappointed that Topeak hadn't provided side fitting holders. It's never been a problem but I can understand that it might turn off a few shoppers. Thanks for the information.

simonhill
Posts: 2516
Joined: 13 Jan 2007, 11:28am
Location: Essex

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby simonhill » 3 Jan 2018, 10:51am

I bought a Topeak mini dual recently in Japan after my frame pump fell off and was crushed. It has a side fitting holder. It sits snug next to the bottle cage. Although it is proud of the frame and I caught my baggy shorts on it a few times.

Maybe this isn't a current model, so may be worth looking at a few sellers to check their stock.

MikeDee
Posts: 575
Joined: 11 Dec 2014, 8:36pm

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby MikeDee » 5 Jan 2018, 3:39pm

foxychick wrote:Any one recommend a decent pump that can fit to my frame with bottle cage mounts, just want one as a spare for when i am out on the trail and i get a puncture.


Don't buy one designed for high pressure road bike tires. Mountain bike specific ones have larger diameter pistons which push more air volume. Topeak makes some good ones.

foxychick
Posts: 251
Joined: 5 Jul 2012, 12:05am

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby foxychick » 6 Jan 2018, 6:03pm

Thank you very much for all your replies and advice, i think i will be getting one with the screw on adaptor as no problem getting this on the valve.

User avatar
Sweep
Posts: 5614
Joined: 20 Oct 2011, 4:57pm
Location: London

Re: Mini Pump For Mountain Bike

Postby Sweep » 6 Jan 2018, 6:15pm

Seems like you are sorted.

By coincidence I was looking for a spare pump for just such a thing when my email pinged your addition to the thread.

The larger mountain morph** with the gauge seems to be less available than it was. Did Topeak have reservations about the gauge?

Do folk have views on this smaller example?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-morph-mini-gauge-pump/

£24.99 there though at the mo Chain Reaction, which is effectively now the same company, appears to be flogging it for £19.99


** Mine with the rotary gauge no longer morphs since I took pity on a wannabee urban trendy with a flip flop gear - seeing him struggle with his micro suppository pump I offered him mine and the lummock promptly broke the foot off by bending it the wrong way :(
Sweep