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    Pumps: Lezyne Over Drive vs. JoeBlow Fat

    Has anyone used both of these pumps? Wondering which one moves more volume. I'm a bit hesitant to buy a JoeBlow pump because of the plastic parts that wear out and brake overtime. I think there are some better air movers but i dont want to spend a ton.

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    I have 2 JoeBlow Fat pumps. Both 2 years old.

    No problems.

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    I have both bur in non fat--the Joe blow has lasted 10 years with no issues----the Lezyne has proven to be a pain with the funky head and it just collects dust---Performance bike has the joe blow at $40 online

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    Lezyne, all day long.

    Excellent customer service (and US based to boot) if needed. All metal construction (I detest plastic crap) and yes, they did have a weird head for a couple years recently, but have gone back to the classic screw on and pump, design, so if you have one that sucks, contact them for one that doesn't.
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    Ended up buying a Birzman Maha Apogee Fatty Floor Pump which I think will be better than either the Lezyne or JoeBlow. It does 0-25psi and is all metal like the Lezyne


    "A quick comparison between the Birzman pump and the new Topeak Joe Blow Fat at Eurobike proved the Maha to be more efficient pointing to the fact that there is more to the efficiency story than just barrel size. "
    https://bikerumor.com/2014/11/21/rev...me-floor-pump/

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    Joe Blow fatty user; came with defective gauge; quickly replaced by customer service. Very happy since.

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    My Joe Blow from ~1998 is still kicking. Took a while but I've used it for car tires in a pinch.
    I do also have a standard Lezynne Floor drive for when I need the solid connection of the screw on valve head.

    At the time air volume was not a consideration in the purchase, and they still get by today.

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    I bought a high-volume/low-pressure pump with a gauge at the local supermarket for like $15-20, I've had it for about 3 years. Works great for filling a tire fast. I have a blackburn Chamber for setting my tubeless, but's kinda crappy for regular pumping.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    I got the Joeblow fat and love it. It about 1psi per stroke which is perfect for fine tuning pressures. I was impressed by the all metal construction and finish on it compared to some of the cheaper Topeak pumps ive had. I would highly recommend it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    I have a blackburn Chamber for setting my tubeless, but's kinda crappy for regular pumping.
    That's a bummer. That pump isn't cheap. I almost bought one before i settled on the Birzman Fatty.

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    I have an overdrive, it takes about 70 full pumps to fill the chamber to 200-220 psi. Easily seats tires on Jackalopes and also on HED BAD rims if you are set correctly. I almost never use it to make pressure adjustments if I can see my old specialized pump near me. Iím not really fond of the head on it but it works. I really only use it as a back up in my car because I can usually set a tire with a large Co2 and a slap of the tire.

    Iíve watched many people make tire swaps in cold crappy weather with both pumps without issue and both get the job done.

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    Dont you need one of those foot pump ones?

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