Sunday, 23 September 2012

Review - Pocket Rocket Masterblaster

All cyclists know that if you go out without a pump the obvious is going to happen.  If you're going any sort of distance you need a cycle pump that will do the job effectively, and you can easily carry.  Over the years I've used some of the most basic of pumps, all of them have been adequate but never brilliant; this is no exception.

The Topeak Pocket Rocket is a neat little pump, comes with its own frame mount and a pretty sturdy rubber band style clip to keep the pump attached to the frame.  It's completely adequate for short distance runs just to get you home but in all honesty it's not going to get your pressure much over 60PSI unless you're the Hulk.

So what would I recommend?  This!

The Zefal Classic HPX.  This is a frame mounted pump, it doesn't use clips and it's not a tiny thing.  I easily get 100PSI with this and I carry it with me all the time.  Sure it's not going to stick in your jersey back pocket but I'd rather have this on me for a long journey than a crappy little pump like the above.    Sure you can get Co2 pumps but they cost money every time you get a new cartridge.

Get a proper pump and stop dicking about with novelty crap!