Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

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Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby VTech » Sun Feb 10, 2013 20:36 pm

Ive been looking for a pump to fit to the bike and with so many to chose from its a total nightmare.
Is there an aero pump thats good quality ? or if thats a daft question, a matt carbon one to match the bike (I have OCD so would prefer a match)
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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby philwint » Sun Feb 10, 2013 20:51 pm

never heard of an aero punp!

Anything by Lezyne is a good buy though (note you'll want a high pressure one, not a high volume - they are for the MTB)

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Sun Feb 10, 2013 21:16 pm

philwint wrote:never heard of an aero punp!

Anything by Lezyne is a good buy though (note you'll want a high pressure one, not a high volume - they are for the MTB)


+1

here, this'll do you

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lezyne-carbon-r ... -abs-pump/

£72 - bargain. Otherwise the road drive is great, for less than half that price.

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby VTech » Sun Feb 10, 2013 21:22 pm

Thanks, ill get that.
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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby p1tse » Sun Feb 10, 2013 21:24 pm

My nearest bike shop cycle surgery have started recently to have lezyne on the shelf
Some nice kit they make

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Sun Feb 10, 2013 21:30 pm

VTech wrote:Thanks, ill get that.


If you can, get the large, it works faster. These pumps have presta fittings both ends, one is a slip, the other a screw fit. They are a work of art, you won't be disappointed.

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby p1tse » Sun Feb 10, 2013 21:37 pm

Where do you intend to mount on bike if you are thinking of it?

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby VTech » Sun Feb 10, 2013 22:05 pm

p1tse wrote:Where do you intend to mount on bike if you are thinking of it?


I have 2 points, I think I would fit on the main upright of the frame.
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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby PeteMadoc » Sun Feb 10, 2013 23:05 pm

Seriously, an aero pump???? er WTF

You can make any pump aero by putting it in your jersey pocket

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby SmoggySteve » Sun Feb 10, 2013 23:17 pm

PeteMadoc wrote:Seriously, an aero pump???? er WTF

You can make any pump aero by putting it in your jersey pocket


+1 . Stick it in your pocket. or tape it behind the bottle cage if you are really desperate. I used to stick mine in a cut up water bottle with my spare tubes and multitool. No need to fanny around mounting to the frame.

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby VTech » Sun Feb 10, 2013 23:46 pm

Having OCD I feel everything needs to have its place. I like it to look original, as if it left the factory like it.
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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby lawrences » Mon Feb 11, 2013 00:30 am

C02 in the pocket is cheaper, easier and more aero than a 72 quid pump will ever be.

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby SPOC » Mon Feb 11, 2013 07:01 am

Blackburn airstik.

Weighs about 60 grams, fits in your back pocket, costs about 12 quid last time I bought one and you can get 100psi out of it roadside no problem (even with pussy arms like mine).

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby thegreatdivide » Mon Feb 11, 2013 08:48 am

lawrences wrote:C02 in the pocket is cheaper, easier and more aero than a 72 quid pump will ever be.


This. And it'll cost £15 max. No point in having an aero bike then adding a pump to the frame - that defeats the purpose.

Track pump at home, CO2 in the jersey/bike bag.
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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby cougie » Mon Feb 11, 2013 08:58 am

Have a look in the mirror. How aero are you ? Now hold up a mini pump. Do you really think its going to make any difference ?

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby Imposter » Mon Feb 11, 2013 09:52 am

VTech wrote:Having OCD I feel everything needs to have its place. I like it to look original, as if it left the factory like it.


Bikes do not leave factories with pumps attached - so there's your answer. Stick it in your back pocket, or attach it to the frame in the most convenient location - but don't expect it to look 'factory'.

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby markos1963 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:52 am

You really need to think things through before asking these questions. You moan about how unhelpful people are on here in another thread but then start asking pointless questions that leave you open to pi55taking.

An aero bike being used properly won't need an 'aero' pump because they'll have a team car behind them stuffed with spare wheels.

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby VTech » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:21 am

markos1963 wrote:You really need to think things through before asking these questions. You moan about how unhelpful people are on here in another thread but then start asking pointless questions that leave you open to pi55taking.

An aero bike being used properly won't need an 'aero' pump because they'll have a team car behind them stuffed with spare wheels.


It is only a daft question because people know the answer but in reality its completely viable and if anything, is an opportunity for one of the suppliers to offer a new product.
I realise drag from the body is the major factor, probably more than ANYONE on this forum, in fact you could say im "in the trade" as it were but as a beginner I purchased my bike as I liked the look of it, it may sound odd but thats how it is, I have also looked at aero products like bag, water bottle etc simply because its something I deal with on a daily basis at work and interests me.
Of course most will ask why, and in reality there is no reason, im never going to be elite, im almost certainly never going to race and the max I could ever expect of myself is to do the odd cycle sportive and ride with the local cycle club at the weekends on top of road cycling in the summer or when working away in hotter climates.

So, with that in mind, I do not feel my post was needless.
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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby Flasher » Mon Feb 11, 2013 13:36 pm

Compact pump in back pocket.

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Re: Is there such thing as a decent aero pump ?

Postby cougie » Mon Feb 11, 2013 15:09 pm

If you're interested in aerodynamics - maybe have a look at the slowtwitch triathlon forum.

They love all that crap.


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