A friend convinced me to upgrade my 20 year old Joe Blow pump to something much fancier. The new pump (I already forget its name) had a much heavier chuck, and it was impossible to remove the chuck from my presta valve without releasing between 5-10 lbs of pressure.
I had already given my old Joe Blow to my dad, so I ordered a new one, and am so happy I'm back! It's nothing fancy, but it works really well, and that's all I need from my pump.
One thought, I'm 6'3 and I have an easy time using this pump. My 10 year old son finds it much hard to actually inflate with. If you're shopping for a smaller rider there may be better choices out there.
My old and faithful Serfas pump head lever broke (made of plastic) so I replaced it with this one based on reviews. So far, it has lived up to the ratings. Solidly built from pump head to base, it should last a long time. Large barrel pumps up to 95 psi easily and seems like it would go much higher just as easily. Great pump for the price.
The pump has worked well so far. It came without instructions, but one call to my cycling friend resolved the usage aspect. The switch on the end of the tube needs to be rotated in the direction opposite the valve being used, which is different than most connections I have used in the past. I will post again if there is anything further to add,
I've had this pump for a couple months and, so far, I am satisfied with it. A year or two from now I may have a different opinion. Based on past experience I wouldn't buy a cheaper model pump. Cheap pumps don't last if used frequently. I own five bikes with presta values and my wife has a bike with schrader so, the twin head design was a factor.
I have a lot of bikes, so having the schraeder and presta valves together is very convenient. The pressure gauge is also a must. I had one of these pumps for years and of course things wear out. I got another one because it is affordable and reliable!
I have had mine for at least 9 years and still works great !!
used everyday and lives in the trunk of my car!!
I work in a bike shop, race, coach and a triathlete, this is the only one I recommend 100%
The pump does it's job fairly well. Two minor issues are that the two headed design (as opposed to one head that fits both styles of valve, most have that design) makes the lever a little more difficult and the sliding pressure marker is worthless as it moves too easily. The pump, once connected functions well. Pumping effort is good.
Very good value, works extremely well, sits on the presta valve very easily. The valve is incredible. Only complaint is no bleed option. The pressure seems to be dead on as well.
I replaced a Lezyne floor pump that only lasted about a year with this Joe Blow. Like this better so far. Easy to attach to valve and gauge is easy to read. I prefer this pump. It's easier to use, works better and cost less than other brands of pumps I've had. Time will tell how it lasts as I've had it less than six months.
The older Joe's air chuck wasn't the best. The new one, at least after one year, is near-perfect. It's easy to use and secure. The gauge has a useful range and size, and the position makes it easy to see. No reason to spend more for a pump. This one really is excellent in every way.