I recently received it and have already had to use it a few times. Though bigger than most portable pumps, it is so much more effective than anything I've used. I can actually pump up 120 psi tires to 90 psi without a huge effort. The closest I could get with other portables was around 50. Being able to position this on the ground like a traditional pump is really helpful. Hopefully this one lasts awhile
Haven't had to use it on a flat yet, but I put it to the test and was able to pump a spare up to 120psi with no problems. The added gauge makes it easy to know when to adequate pressure has been achieved and the fact that it can be used on both prestaschrader valves is a huge plus. The build quality is also great, so I hope to get many years of use out of this hand pump.
With the fold-out foot pad, swivel hose and gauge, this pump offers all the advantages of a floor pump in a compact, easy-to-carry package. Readily achieves desired pressure with a minimum of effort, and without damaging tube stems. Pressures 100 psi require more pumping effort but are not a problem thanks to the well thought-out design. Mine has functioned reliably for the better part of a decade and continues to work flawlessly except that the gauge has finally become sticky and needs replacement. With this pump you really don't need to spend more for an expensive floor pump, and it has the added advantage of portability. In terms of reliability, durability and cost, it's an incredible value.
The Road Morph makes a great travel pump. The short hose allows it to be used as a mini floor pump, alleviating the risk of damaging the stem like many hand pumps do. It's relatively easy to get to 100-110 psi and 120 psi is achievable. The pump is rated to 160psi, but I find it hard to believe anyone could get this much pressure out of this pump.
This pump is a little heavier than many small hand pumps, but it's also easier to use and much easier to get decent pressure for a road bike.
I have used this pump for years and they work fantastic for 2 or 3 years but then fail to provide pressure. I have replace the inner rubber O-ring (using both #12 and #13 sizes) and greased the O-ring but there must be something else that wears out. Perhaps, it is the 1 way valve at the bottom of the barrel where the hose connects. So in years past, off I went to buy another TOPEAK ROAD MORPH. I wish there were some way to rebuild this pump. My next pump will be a different brand.
This is my second Topeak Morph pump. I tend to ride longer distances and prefer air in my tires to the CO2 refill cartridges ... primarily, because the CO2 seems to escape easier than normal air in the tires ... which means that after 20 miles, the cartridge filled tire has lost some pressure. It will usually get me home ... but needs a major refill before the next ride. I've not had that problem with air pumps ... including my Topeak Morph pump. I do have to use my glasses to read the gauge display ... but the pump if fast, effective, and allows me to provide firm down pressure on the handle while holding it steady with my foot. I've been very pleased with my Morph pumps!
I attach it to my frame with the holder provided and easily can remove it when I lock up and go inside a building. I like the gauge (although tough to read) and the air tube that gives me more flexibility for positioning. I've had 3 of these over the past 15 years. I did break one, someone stole one, and I still have one. The broken one fell off my bike and tangled in my wheel. I was in a hurry and failed to reattached it in its clamp securely with the velcro.
They may not be the prettiest pump to hang on a bike, but my Road Morph has never let me down, and it becomes the go-to pump on group rides when there's a flat. It pumps well because it works like a small floor pump, so it's not so tiring to inflate larger-volume tires. The built-in gauge is accurate,too. I bought more of these for my other bikes.
I've tried several pumps and this one is the best. It's actually better than a few floor pumps. Getting 145psi after a roadside repair is not a realistic expectation, but that's what this pump can achieve. I slip it into a jersey pocket and forget it's there. After getting 6 flats in one ride I know a pump is the only way to get back home.
I bought this before a cycling trip to France last fall. Didn't want the bulk of a full sized pump. It was perfect. Don't expect it to perform like your home pump, but it's so much superior to a small framepocket pump.
I have used this pump regularly for long distance touring in remote areas. The pump has a handy gauge to assist with inflating properly on the road. It also has a fold-out foot brace to make it easier to push with both hands at higher pressures. It's quite easy to switch between Presta and Shraeder valves. I've never experienced a failure with this pump, but after about 2 years the pumping action feels coarser as if it's losing lubrication. I usually get a new one after 2 years, and save the older one for my commuting bike or pass on to a new cyclist, but I've not actually experienced a failure.
I have a touring bike with fatter tires thus it takes more strokes to get up to just 80 psi and a mini just takes too long so I got this Topeak Road Morph G pump. This pump is the easiest of all the bike mounted pumps you can buy to use, but it isn't a mini, I consider this pump to be a half size frame pump, in that regard it is a bit ungainly looking but it more than gets the job done. The hose on this pump store externally instead of internally which had Topeak done that it would have looked a lot better. The pump is like a mini floor pump, it has a fold out handle and a fold out foot peg, simply fold those things out and you pump it like a floor pump. This pump will convert from Presta to Schrader if needed. This pump will go up to 145 psi without a great deal of effort and get there in a lot less strokes.
If you want the easiest frame mounted pump on the market to use and looks and size doesn't bother you then get this pump, there is none better for ease of use.
I've used these pumps for many years and have one each of my 4 bikes plus one to take along when renting a bike on for a tour. They can wear out after years of use and a crash or two, which is why I bought yet another. The pump itself is very efficient and comfortable to use so that one is not exhausted by a high number of strokes before getting back to riding pressure even for skinny tires. The fold-out piece to allow using it as a floor pump is very convenient and saves the back. And the gauge is accurate and eliminates the guesswork and follow-on pinch flats. Love 'em!
I have used a number of pumps over the years, and was underwhelmed by almost all of them in their ability to pump up road tires to 110-115psi. While on a ride, i got a flat, and a friend told me to try his pump, a Topeak Road Morph. It worked fantastic. No proplem clamping securely onto my presta valve stem. The foot flange is nice for keeping the unit verticle while pumping. It delivers about 1 psi per pump, with the first 80 or so very easy. As pressure builds, pumping gets progressively harder. No problem avoiding finger pinches, or reaching your desired tire psi. Now I don't have to limp home to where my floor pump is. I can ride on at the proper tire pressure.
I have bought one for my wife, and since my friend who originally lent me his has since lost his, I bought him another for Christmas.
I bought this unit for travel in France in areas where I could not rely upon finding a bike shop. Shaft snapped at the base after the second usage. Perhaps it was a fluke but I was very disappointed.
This is the second of these I have owned - the first one was fantastic and durable - this one not so much.
Can actually get your tire up near the right pressure. Other pumps I have found I come close to passing out just to get pressure to 65 lbs. No problem going over the 100 lb. mark with this pump. Also by using pump and not cartridge, it gives you more versatility when changing the tire and working with the tube.
I've carried one of these on my road bike for years. It works, just as advertised. Since it has a gauge, you'll know when you have enough air in the tire. You can get it up over 100 psi without a lot of effort, so you're not just sort of inflated--you're inflated to where you normally ride. Darn-near impossible to rip the valve stem out with it, too, since it works as a floor pump. Mine's actually seen more use on other people's bikes, when they've used up their last CO2 cartridge.
It's a good pump, but the valve attachment mechanism is a little difficult. (At least, I find it so. Others may not.)
Still, it works - pumps air, is light and portable, and has a built-in pressure gauge. (Not an exact one, but close enough.)
Just got my second one of these after the first one finally gave up after over 10 years. The new one is exactly the same quality, so Im probably good for a while. This pump has seen nearly daily use and stays in my packpack at all times. Great pump.