Topeak’s Road Morph (available with and without gauge) is probably the most efficient and convenient portable road bike pump available. With its fold-out foot support, T-shaped handle and flexible hose, it’s like a track pump in miniature. As you’re pushing against the floor instead of your other hand, you can reach high pressures without Bullworker-type exertions.
This is an own-brand copy from Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative at two thirds the price. It shares all the important features, including a reversible Presta/Schrader pump head that locks securely to the valve and an accurate pressure gauge that shows psi and bar.
The blurb claims it will reach 140psi and it’s no idle boast. Even our T-Rex-armed testers managed 130psi (after 120 strokes) in a 700x23C tyre before giving up. Getting to 100psi was pretty easy, although the handle becomes uncomfortable at higher pressures. Its frame mount ( 20g) fits to bottle bosses. Racers will want something more minimalist, but if you don’t mind its 246g, 34cm bulk, this is a very effective pump indeed.