January 6, 2014
The Topeak Road Morph™ G pump has been a consistent seller for us for quite some time. It solves a number of issues frequently encountered in the arena of portable inflation. Valve stems, easily damaged by vigorous pumping, are given respite through the employment of a bit of tubing between the main body and the valve connection.
The fold-out foot provides for adequate leverage on the flip-out handle. Rated to 160 psi, this pump is most appropriate for low-volume, high-pressure road applications but is suitable for a variety of settings. The compact head fits into tight spaces where most pumps struggle to engage (wheels 20" & smaller).
The Road Morph G can mount to either a bottle cage braze-on or other section of frame tubing. While the curvature of the mount is most suited to cylindrical tubing, a rubber shim or two should go a long way in the presence of hydraformed aluminum or carbonium persuasions. Note: if mounted to a bottle cage braze-on, a cage may not be used concurrently.
At 13.75" long and 202 grams (7.1 oz), it straddles the middle ground between a full-size frame pump and the most compact. The package includes a mount with velcro retainer, two removable zip ties, two button-head screws, and two rubber pieces for non-cage mount use. After use, the handle locks in place and the pump head telescopes back to its original length for streamlined mounting. Compatible with Schrader, Presta and Dunlop valves (anybody out there rocking Dunlop?), this pump does not disappoint.
Photos courtesy of Topeak and Quality Bicycle Products
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