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    Topeak JoeBlow Pro vs Turbo

    Anyone know the differences between the two pump? Pro has a long hose and aluminum base while Turbo has a short hose??? and a steel base.

    Is that the only differences between the two?

    I'm shopping around for a good floor pump and decided on Topeak based upon the reviews I've read on Amazon.

    Thanks!

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    Topeak makes the WORST pumps!! We have a couple around the shop and they are always needing attention.

    I have owned a serfas fp-200 for 3 or 4 years and it has never failed.

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    Figger I'd put some input!

    I've got a Lezyne Steel Floor Drive. It's a lot cheaper than the Joeblows if I remember correctly (I got it for $50 at REI.) So far it works great. I love it almost as much as my bikes, that's how nice it is.

    In general, I'd go for the longer hose and chamber. It gives you more options. With a longer chamber you can still fill mtb tires plenty easy, but you can also go up to road tire pressures for your inner roadie. Supposedly my Lezyne pushes enough pressure to seat the bead on tubeless tires. I don't ride tubeless, and I'm not riding the mtb right now, so I wouldn't personally know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by somemechanic
    Topeak makes the WORST pumps!! We have a couple around the shop and they are always needing attention.

    I have owned a serfas fp-200 for 3 or 4 years and it has never failed.
    My Topeak pumps have been totally reliable in 10-ish years of constant use. Replaced only when lost and when I wanted a high volume version (JB Mountain).
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    My Joe Blow is definitely over 10 years old and has worked perfect with zero maintenance. At least two of my local shops use the Joe Blow as their pump. The only pumps I would even consider buying would be another Topeak or a Lezyne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limba
    My Joe Blow is definitely over 10 years old and has worked perfect with zero maintenance. At least two of my local shops use the Joe Blow as their pump. The only pumps I would even consider buying would be another Topeak or a Lezyne.
    Mine has been perfect over many years as well.

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    Thanks everyone! Just order myself a Topeak JoeBlow Pro and Topeak PocketShock for my rear shock.

    I saw Serfas Mini Pump MP-2N1 that works as a tire pump and a shock pump but couldn't find much info/reviews on this pump so I went for the Topeak shock pump instead.

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    My JoeBlow is 8 years old and still going strong.
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    JoeBlow, 5 years, no problems. I should break it down for some maintenance sometime.
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