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naavt
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by naavt

I've looked for posts about this and results date back to some years now. Are there any news on this front?

Which mini pump can fit in a jersey pocket and is at the same time efficient to pump 5,5 bar into a road tire?

Any recommendations welcome. Thanks

thirdsun
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by thirdsun

Well, you won't be very efficient with a mini pump but I use them rarely enough that it's not that big of a concern. I can absolutely recommend the the Topeak Micro Rocket. With 16 cm length it's tiny enough to fit into my saddle bag (Topeak Aero Wedge Small) as well as any jersey pocket and is still powerful enough to get decent pressure into a road tire. It's rated up to 11 bars but obviously it's very hard to achieve that pressure. 5,5 bar should be no problem though with some patience.

I don't plan to use it very often. Plus, with a tubeless setup I barely have to go above 4 bar on my road bikes. Fitting the pump into my saddle bag is a critical requirement for me.
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naavt
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by naavt

thirdsun wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:57 am
Well, you won't be very efficient with a mini pump but I use them rarely enough that it's not that big of a concern. I can absolutely recommend the the Topeak Micro Rocket. With 16 cm length it's tiny enough to fit into my saddle bag (Topeak Aero Wedge Small) as well as any jersey pocket and is still powerful enough to get decent pressure into a road tire. It's rated up to 11 bars but obviously it's very hard to achieve that pressure. 5,5 bar should be no problem though with some patience.
That was one of my first options and I still have it in my Amazon cart, but then I've seen that it pumps only 20cc per stroke. I know that there aren't no free lunches but something more efficient would be nice.

I've been searching for real tests with "number of strokes to achieve X Psi" but it seems that there's not much info available.

bobones
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by bobones

Topeak Roadie TT Mini is easily the best mini pump I've used. Fits a jersey pocket and inflates quickly compared to others. Ditched my Micro Rocket for this a couple of years ago, and it has never let me down. A couple of my riding buddies had a go with it and were impressed enough to buy their own.

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/produc ... IE-TT-Mini

Flasher
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by Flasher

This one works well for me: https://bbbcycling.com/uk_en/bmp-50-samurai

They also have a very smart new one, although I've never used it! https://bbbcycling.com/uk_en/bmp-102-doubleshot

MagicShite
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by MagicShite

My strategy involves 2x Co2 canisters (Topeak Elementa XS can hold 2x TPU tubes and also 2x Co2 caninsters) and then using the actual pump as a last resort.

I'm not sure if they still sell them but I have been using the Airbone ZT-726 for years.

https://www.airbone.com.tw/ZT726Product.html

At worst, you can still get the tires up to at least 80 psi, it's small enough that you can also use the head for Co2. These days I don't need my tires up to 80psi as I run them at quite low pressures anyway (less than 70psi)

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by da123

Flasher wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:46 pm
This one works well for me: https://bbbcycling.com/uk_en/bmp-50-samurai

They also have a very smart new one, although I've never used it! https://bbbcycling.com/uk_en/bmp-102-doubleshot
Highly recommend the doubleshot. It is tiny, but will comfortably inflate a road tire to decent pressure much quicker than any other 'micro' (i.e. fits in a jersey pocket or a small saddle bag without being visible) pump that I've ever used (and I've used quite a few).

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by fatpinarellorider

I don't know why you don't just get 2x CO₂ cyclinders and a zefal EZ adapter. :noidea:
If/when I get punctures I never feel like manually pumping up tyres. It's just such a hassle. It's a drag.
Plus you always look a bit like a d!ckhead doing that on the side of the road I always thought/felt.

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by naavt

fatpinarellorider wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:53 pm
I don't know why you don't just get 2x CO₂ cyclinders and a zefal EZ adapter. :noidea:
If/when I get punctures I never feel like manually pumping up tyres. It's just such a hassle. It's a drag.
Plus you always look a bit like a d!ckhead doing that on the side of the road I always thought/felt.
Agree that co2 is more convenient, but experience tells me that a pump is a safer bet when disaster happens with co2

naavt
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by naavt

da123 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:39 pm
Flasher wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:46 pm
This one works well for me: https://bbbcycling.com/uk_en/bmp-50-samurai

They also have a very smart new one, although I've never used it! https://bbbcycling.com/uk_en/bmp-102-doubleshot
Highly :) recommend the doubleshot. It is tiny, but will comfortably inflate a road tire to decent pressure much quicker than any other 'micro' (i.e. fits in a jersey pocket or a small saddle bag without being visible) pump that I've ever used (and I've used quite a few).
Sharing info is just great. Been searching for a tiny pump and never came across the BBB doubleshot.

There's not much info about it but after reading its specs and a couple of comments I've decided to order it :)

Thank you all for your suggestions

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by usr

Very happy with the "airik rt-cnc" from rose, that offers a dual telescope for long piston travel in a short package.

Both BBB do the same, but even better: doubly nested pistons suffer from the narrower piston engaging before the wider piston, at very high pressures you'd want the reverse order. The BBB samurai solves that problem by allowing the wider piston to be disabled for end game pressure, while the doubleshot simply avoids the problem entirely by making both positions exactly the same diameter (but sacrificing some packability in the process).

What we can't tell you is wether you are "team hose" or "team direct attach". Some people love minipumps with a hose, others hate hoses on minipumps because those hoses are always too short to completely prevent jerking around the valve from the pump exercise. With a direct attach, you hold the contraption as one unit and all uncontrolled movement from frantic pump operation affects both in the same way so there is little force involved (with a direct attach pump, you never inflate a wheel while it is mounted to the frame)

Edit: ah, you've already ordered the doubleshot. Welcome to team direct attach :beerchug:

naavt
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by naavt

usr wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 5:39 pm

Edit: ah, you've already ordered the doubleshot. Welcome to team direct attach :beerchug:
I was going to tell you exactly that :D

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by ms6073

da123 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:39 pm
Flasher wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:46 pm
This one works well for me: https://bbbcycling.com/uk_en/bmp-50-samurai

They also have a very smart new one, although I've never used it! https://bbbcycling.com/uk_en/bmp-102-doubleshot
Highly recommend the doubleshot. It is tiny, but will comfortably inflate a road tire to decent pressure much quicker than any other 'micro' (i.e. fits in a jersey pocket or a small saddle bag without being visible) pump that I've ever used (and I've used quite a few).
Another vote for the Samurai which I have used to inflate an inner tube in a Challenge Corsa to 60-psi within 3-4 minutes.
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da123
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by da123

ms6073 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:10 pm
da123 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 2:39 pm
Flasher wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:46 pm
This one works well for me: https://bbbcycling.com/uk_en/bmp-50-samurai

They also have a very smart new one, although I've never used it! https://bbbcycling.com/uk_en/bmp-102-doubleshot
Highly recommend the doubleshot. It is tiny, but will comfortably inflate a road tire to decent pressure much quicker than any other 'micro' (i.e. fits in a jersey pocket or a small saddle bag without being visible) pump that I've ever used (and I've used quite a few).
Another vote for the Samurai which I have used to inflate an inner tube in a Challenge Corsa to 60-psi within 3-4 minutes.
I timed the doubleshot inflating a 25 mm GP5000 to 70 psi. Just under 2 minutes. It's also only 83g and 115mm long. Fits in my Castelli mini saddle bag (the smallest one), and into that tiny 0.3l Cannondale bag. Impressed, given the usual 500 strokes and 5 minutes needed by the other mini pumps I've owned.

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AJS914
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by AJS914

I've had great luck with Lezyne mini pumps. I use the bottle cage mount so that it's always on the bike and I never forget it. Probably some aero wattage penalty there.

Weight wise, it compares similarly to co2 cartridges.

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