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Presta Pumps

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by ChrisKH, 17 Sep 2007.

  1. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I need a Presta pump to take with me on longer trips as a back-up (in addition to a a gas powered) but there are so many on the market. Does anyone have any recommendations? Ideally it should be small and as light as possible.
     
  2. KentS

    KentS New Member

    I have a Barbieri Carb 1. It is small and light. Unlike many other mini-pumps it can easilly fill a tyre up to 8-10 bars.
     
  3. There's quite a good review on all types of pumps in this month C+, can't remember which one they said was best though. I was disappointed they didn't review my Topeak Micro, its definitely small and light but can it get up to 160psi they claim?
     
  4. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    the answer is that yes, it probably does go up to 160psi, but you'd probably need both patience and a lot of strength. You'd be going for a heck of a long time to get anywhere near that pressure.
    Personally, I have a blackburn airstick, which I have used on my mtb tyres and works well (It claims to get up to 120 psi by the way), but haven't had to use it at higher pressure yet, as I haven't had a puncture since getting it.
     
  5. Same here, I've not had the chance to use my pump to find out either, touch wood.
     
  6. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    I carry a mini morph...it works...but I think my tennis elbow was caused by trying to pump up two tyres to get to a decent psi..no guage though.