Topeak Joe Blow Sport II track pump review£36.99

Reliable Schrader/Presta valve floor pump

BikeRadar score4.5/5

The well-priced Joe Blow Sport II floor pump from Topeak has proven to be a robust, reliable addition to the MBUK workshop. It’s also survived a proper battering getting knocked about in the back of the van, thanks to the steel barrel and sturdy hardened steel base.

At the end of the flexible hose sits the TwinHead connector, which is as easy to use as they come, offering a Presta fitting on one side and a Schrader fitting on the other. Connection with the valve is reassuringly solid thanks to the good seal and alloy Thumb-Lock lever, which, unlike plastic valve lock levers, doesn’t feel flimsy or potentially snap-able. 

Usefully, the gauge doesn’t sit directly on the base plate but instead is lofted a good 220mm off the floor, making the numbers easier to read although they’re still small.

Inflation is rapid and comfortable thanks to the generous sized T-handle with its moulded, rubberised grip. 

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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