I’ve been a road biker for a while, and am just getting into mountain biking. I recently purchased a Specialized Safire Expert to add to my collection of bikes, and am loving it! For as long as I can remember, my roommates have also been cyclists as well, so any time I’ve needed to air up my tires, I’ve grabbed their floor pump, given it a few good pumps and been on my way. However, I recently moved, and when I went to hop on the roadster for a beautiful early morning ride out in Colorado, I realized I had no floor pump. No floor pump, no air, no ride. I was not a happy camper. However, that afternoon, I was even more upset when I discovered buying a floor pump came with about as many choices as buying a new truck.
All I wanted was a decent quality floor pump that I could use to pump both my road and mountain bikes (read- Presta and Shrader valve compatible), that I didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg for. Since I’m not out every day on my bikes, the idea of spending $75+ dollars on a floor pump was less than appealing to me. After some expert consults, I made my choice, and went with the Topeak JoeBlow Sport Floor Pump.
JoeBlow Sport Floor Pump- The Specs
- Comes with a steel bar and a steel base, so you won’t snap it right after the 1st use.
- Twin Valve- Compatible with both Presta and Schrader valves. You don’t have to have the washer adapter, you just switch sides of the hose!
- Easy to read gauge. It’s big and easy to read while you’re pumping, which is nice.
- Comes with ball/air bladder needles, in case you opt for a game of Volley Ball after your ride… Not something I’ve done yet, but hey, everyone likes options…
- After about 6 months of use 2-3x a week, getting tossed in the truck multiple times, and taking a beating in the sands of southern Utah, my JoeBlow Sport is still in great shape.
- Price = $39. Very reasonable
A great pump at an even greater price. You don’t have to sacrifice performance with this guy. I’ve yet to find any serious drawbacks with my Topeak JoeBlow Sport Pump.