Gear Review-Joe Blow Sport II Floor Pump
An essential item for any lover of riding bicycles is a tire pump. We’ve already talked about our favorite hand pump. However, it’s a good idea to have a floor pump handy as well. With a floor pump, you can pump your tires more quickly, with less effort. Obviously, you won’t be taking this one with you on your rides (although I once saw a kid with one strapped to his back as he rode along a bike path. I’m sure there was a story to go along with that). We’ve tried a few different floor pumps over the years. Our favorite by far is the Topeak Joe Blow Sport II, which we like so much that we even purchased a second one when we misplaced the first. This pump has it all: it’s easy to use, it’s durable, and its color stands out even in the messiest of garages (I’m speaking from experience, trust me). Here’s what makes this pump special.
No need for an adapter. Presta valve and Schrader valve on each side of the pump head, so you don’t need an adapter. It’s right there, on the head.
Pressure gauge. Large analogue pressure gauge, easy to read. This makes getting the right pressure in your tires a breeze.
Hose. 28 inch / 71.5 cm flexible hose, makes reaching tire valves easy, even when on a bike stand.
Color. Yellow color helps it stand out and makes it easy to find in a messy garage.
Handle. Large, padded handles add comfort to your pump.
Base. Large steel base makes for a stable foundation.
Extras. Need to pump up a basketball? A ball needle is included. Also included is a bladder head, which you can use to pump up anything from air mattresses to exercise balls.
Price. You can get this one for a little over $40, which is a great value.
Weight: 1.4 kg / 3.09 lbs
Height: 67.5 cm / 26.6 in
Capacity: 160 psi / 11 bar
Bottom line. We love this pump. It does everything we need it to do, and then some. Highly Recommended.
Disclaimer: This review is for informational purposes only. All opinions about any products mentioned in this article are my own.