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    Topeak Joe Blow Mountain pump and road tires...

    Hey guys,

    I have a Topeak Mountain pump but I just got a road bike today so I'm trying to decide if I need a second pump.

    The gauge only goes up to 75 or 85, so I'm wondering if the pump will still work for higher tire pressures. I am planning to get a dedicated gauge if so rather than having another pump sitting around.

    Has anybody tried this? Sorry if it's a silly question.

    Thanks!

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    Not a silly question, try the road bike forum, folks here mostly ride MTB's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learux View Post
    Not a silly question, try the road bike forum, folks here mostly ride MTB's
    Thanks. I almost did that, but then I wondered if any of them would then have the mountain specific pump

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    Fair enough, I would say start pumping and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshmv View Post
    Hey guys,

    I have a Topeak Mountain pump but I just got a road bike today so I'm trying to decide if I need a second pump.

    The gauge only goes up to 75 or 85, so I'm wondering if the pump will still work for higher tire pressures. I am planning to get a dedicated gauge if so rather than having another pump sitting around.

    Has anybody tried this? Sorry if it's a silly question.

    Thanks!
    yes. The pump may do the job, but you will not know where you are at. I run my road bike at 80 front and 100 rear. This is for 700x23 tires. I used Topeak Joe Blow pump, but my gauge goes past 100.
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    Very often, the gauges on pumps are untrustworthy. A separate pressure gauge is a must-have. I like the digital SKS one.

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    I know this thread is a bit old but future readers might find this useful.


    I just got a JB Mountain pump. It's not made to pump up road bike tires. Not (only) b/c the gauge doesn't read past 75psi but b/c it's a high volume/low pressure pump. it's gets firm at 30psi. I can't imagine what it feels like trying to force 100+psi through that thing.

    Could it be done in a pinch? I'm sure it could. If I owned a road bike would I buy a low volume/high pressure pump to go along with my JBM? Absolutely.

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    Topeak Joe Blow Mountain pump and road tires...

    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    I know this thread is a bit old but future readers might find this useful.


    I just got a JB Mountain pump. It's not made to pump up road bike tires. Not (only) b/c the gauge doesn't read past 75psi but b/c it's a high volume/low pressure pump. it's gets firm at 30psi. I can't imagine what it feels like trying to force 100+psi through that thing.

    Could it be done in a pinch? I'm sure it could. If I owned a road bike would I buy a low volume/high pressure pump to go along with my JBM? Absolutely.
    Getting to 50-60psi is no problem with the JBMt. More than that is full body weight on the handle and it barely moves.
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