Monday, August 30, 2010

Pump It

Serfas Bike Floor Pump

Bike pumps are tricky.  It's like, once you have your very own, it's hard to use someone else's without looking like an idiot.  All of the sudden you don't know how to fill your own tires.  You are putting your whole race in jeopardy when you borrow someone else's pump in a transition area.  It's a crap shoot.

Which is why getting the right pump is muy importante.

I've used a few in my day, but here are two I really enjoy.  First, my Serfas pump is my "go to" pump.  I use it before every ride.  It's easy, breasy, beautiful...  I just love it.


Another pump in my collection is the Blackburn.  True story: my original Blackburn lasted about 6 years then broke somehow.  But my friend, Curt Kempton, former owner of a bike shop, told me to that Blackburns have a LIFETIME guarantee.  Will wonders never cease?  I ran that old pump back to Mike's Bike Chalet and Mike swapped me out a new pump No Questions Asked.  Slick!  Way to go Blackburn for being so cool.

Two great options for two great floor pumps.  You're gonna use one every time you ride.  You might as well get a goodie.  There might be better ones on the market.  But these two have withstood the test of time.  And that says a lot.

1 comment:

  1. Haha you read my mind!! I need to get me a bike pump before too long. My husbands compressor is hard to lug around!


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