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    Need Pump to replace Topeak Joe Blow II

    Looking to replace my 10 year old Topeak Joe Blow II pump thats worked well over the years.

    I'm considering the Joe Blow Sport III, Lezyne Steel Floor Drive, and Specialized Air Tool SwitchHitter II.

    What do you guys use?

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    I have both Topeak Joe Blow and Lezyne Alloy floor pump. While Topeak works fine, I find myself using the Lezyne far more. It requires fewer strokes and the chuck works better.

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    I've had a couple Lezyne floor pumps and they are really good. The one I use now lives outside and has worked flawlessly for years.
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    If you run any tubeless set ups, I found the Joeblow Booster works really well popping tires onto the rim, no longer need to use my air compressor.
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    I have a Joe Blow Pro that's about 8 years old. Just picked up a new Bontrager Flash Charger. Mostly for tubeless setup, but works just as well as a regular pump. I'll use the Pro as a travel pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I've had a couple Lezyne floor pumps and they are really good. The one I use now lives outside and has worked flawlessly for years.
    Which Lezyne do you recommend, steel, alloy or other model?

    I'm not terrible impressed with Joe Blow pumps.
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    The first two are great pumps, the third one I don't know much about it but it appears to be good. For The Lezyne I would recommend the steel one over the alloy because should the pump fall and hit something on the tube the alloy will dent easier than steel, and once that happens you'll need to get a new pump.

    I bought the Birzman Maha Apologee something or another, weird names Birzman gave their pumps, anyways it's a nice pump, I got it on sale at $40 which now the retail price is up around $80, so I would not buy that pump today for that price because I don't think it's $40 or so better than Lezyne or the Topeak. Which one of those to get you scream, I don't know, flip a coin! You're not going to go wrong with either.

    There is another pump on the market that looks really cool and was reviewed highly at a site, but it's called the Velowurks Prime Floor Pump which sells for around $60 on Amazon; see this review: https://roadbikeaction.com/tested-ve...me-floor-pump/ I can't tell what the barrel is made of though, so you may have to ask the Amazon community about it. If you get the Velowurks check to make sure that the seller is an authorized dealer for Velowurks because a lot of what Amazon sells is not and if a warranty issue comes up you could be screwed, so another question for Amazon community. Always ask each question by itself, don't tag two questions on one question slot.

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    Just wanted to update yall, ended up going to the lbs and got the specialized aircomp switchhitter for $40, msrp. It has a single hole for Presta and Schrader and doesn't require screwing down or looking to see which side goes for Presta everytime. I've used it 5 times already and so far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sramred View Post
    Just wanted to update yall, ended up going to the lbs and got the specialized aircomp switchhitter for $40, msrp. It has a single hole for Presta and Schrader and doesn't require screwing down or looking to see which side goes for Presta everytime. I've used it 5 times already and so far so good.
    Was it on sale? I think my LBS had those on sale this week along with Specialized tires; if you need some great tires a lot of those Specialized tires are very good tires and now they're at a buy one get the second for 1/2 price, so I got another set of Roubaix Pro because I got the last set on sale and they were very nice tires. Anyway I saw that pump you got at the LBS yesterday and it looks really well made, so I think you did well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by froze View Post
    Was it on sale? I think my LBS had those on sale this week along with Specialized tires; if you need some great tires a lot of those Specialized tires are very good tires and now they're at a buy one get the second for 1/2 price, so I got another set of Roubaix Pro because I got the last set on sale and they were very nice tires. Anyway I saw that pump you got at the LBS yesterday and it looks really well made, so I think you did well.
    unfortunately not, what a ripoff!!! Paid $40 + NYC Tax = $43.xx

    It was a matter of paying full price for this one, getting a topeak @ Amazon price + 2 day delivery, or wait until i find a deal but then i didn't have a pump to use until then. i passed on my fully working 10 year old Topeak joe blow sport 2 to fam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sramred View Post

    I'm considering the Joe Blow Sport III,
    Mine lasted only a few months. I read a lot of reviews from people who had Joe Blows last a long time so either they started cutting corners or mine was a fluke. Either way it sucked so I can't recommend it.

    This is what I replaced it with and it's the best pump I've ever used: https://pedros.com/products/tools/wh...ge-floor-pump/

    However I've only had it for about one year so the jury is out on longevity.

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    The Joe Blow only lasting a few months? That really does blow! my god I had Walmart pump I paid $16 for that lasted a couple of years!

    Most good pumps between $50 to $80 should last at least 15 years, but I had a Silca Super Pista track pump that I bought in the early 80's, it lasted 20 years but it needs a complete rebuild kit including a new psi gauge, but that rebuild kit is as much, and more, as a new pump! so I decided on a new pump because the old one after 20 years was getting a bit long in the tooth, stuff that the rebuild kit wouldn't address; and that's why it's not worth it to buy an expensive pump in my opinion. I think, note I said think, that my Birzman should last 15 to 20 years, I've had it for about 3 years and so far so good; I took a chance on that Birzman because not much is know about that brand in the USA, but for the price I got it for I felt the chance was worth taking.

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