Topeak Road Morph G: 9.0 / 10
- Comfortable T-handle
- Flexible, expandable hose with inline gauge
- Fold-out foot pad
Dealing with too many flats lately? Or maybe you're searching for a decent pump to top off your tires before each ride? Either way, a frame pump like the Topeak Road Morph G is more dependable than a mini pump. It's also a lot more efficient. Which means you'll spend more time riding and less time pumping!
And now, let's make sure that Topeak's Road Morph is the right pump for you. Do you agree with the following statements?
- The efficiency of a pump is more important to you than its size.
- You want to spend your time riding instead of pumping.
- You want to inflate your tires without worrying about damaging the inner tube's valve.
- You want a gauge.
It's clear from the first statement that the Road Morph is not a mini pump. It's 13.8 inches long, but really slim. You'll be able to mount it on almost any frame. And its efficiency makes up for all the disadvantages you can think of regarding its size. And you might find that Topeak's Road Morph G pumps air so fast that you won't need that floor pump after all. So if you were thinking of also buying a floor pump, wait until you test the Road Morph first. You will be impressed, especially if you're used to mini pumps!
There's one more advantage the Road Morph has over other pumps. It has a flexible air hose. After using this pump, you will never want to go back to using "hoseless" pumps! Why? Because with this hose, you don't put a strain on the valve while pumping. This system also makes pumping a lot easier, because you don't operate the pump between your two hands. Instead, you put it on the floor and pump using your body weight. And the hose expands 2.8 inches, like you see in these photos:
The Road Morph G has an in-line gauge. It's built into the rubber hose. It reads up to 140 psi / 9.6 bar. The pump's capacity (maximum pressure), though, is 160 psi / 11 bar. The majority of us don't even go up to 140, so don't worry about the gauge not showing 160 psi! The numbers on the gauge are easy enough to read for a gauge this size. This means that if you have perfect vision, you might be able to read it without leaning toward it. Otherwise, you'll have to get closer to the gauge to see it clearly.
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Topeak Road Morph G (Gauge) Specifications:
- Capacity : 160 psi / 11 bar
- Size LxWxH : 13.8 x 2.2 x 1.1 in | 35 x 5.7 x 2.8 cm
- Gauge : In-line gauge, up to 140 psi / 9.6 bar
- MSRP : $39.99
- Head: Presta/Schrader
- Weight: 0.49 lb / 220 g
It seems Topeak listened to customers and improved the foot pad's design. It feels sturdy. I use it often, and it hasn't broken. At first it was tough to fold it out, but that's a bit easier to do now. Given the choice, I'd buy it again without even thinking about it! It's available at Amazon or ChainReactionCycles.