It wasn’t that long ago that bike shops had the choice to stock pumps for high pressure, or even higher pressure. Now that there are so many tire sizes and the addition of hard to seat tubeless options, floor pump selection has diversified to meet those needs.
Topeak may have earned their black and yellow reputation with the Joe Blow, but it continues with a new range of useful floor pumps. Depending on the use, each new pump has some interesting features – some of which we’ve seen before…
Likely to be the most talked about is the new Joe Blow Booster. Not exactly breaking new ground, the Booster uses a very similar design to the Bontrager Flash Charger which uses a secondary air chamber to “charge” the pump. Once the pump is charged a simple turn of the upper bezel releases the air allowing easy seating of tubeless tires. Equipped with the Topeak smart head for both presta and schrader valves, the pump will inflate up to 160 psi and includes a built in pressure release valve. Pricing and availability weren’t available at the time of the show.
For a more unique pump, Topeak had the new Dualie on display which is their take on a pump for fat bikes. Built with two different gauges, the first reads up to 30 psi in single psi increments while the second reads up to 75 psi for higher pressures. The pump will automatically switch from one gauge to the next once the appropriate pressure is reached, and the pump head has an easy switch design between presta and schrader.
Also, there will be a new Joe Blow Elite which uses a hardened steel base and a solid steel barrel for a heavyweight pump that includes a gauge built into the handle.
Expanding the range of Prepstands, Topeak will offer the new ZXP model which is a bike stand and pump, all in one. The stand is adjustable vertically, has a shelf for your tools, and a long hose to reach the bike while in the stand.
For more permanent bike hanging, Topeak will have a new bike display/storage option that holds the bike by the front wheel while the rear rests on a special block. The rack pivots from side to side allowing easy loading and the ability to swing the bike as close to the wall as possible to save room.
In the visibility department Topeak will have an interesting line of LED products that will turn your water bottle, saddle bag, and fenders into their own “lights,” as well as a number of more traditional lights to strap to your bike.
The same goes for computer, camera, and light mounting with a number of new products to bolt everything to your bike…
…or ways to carry it on the back, even if your ride happens to be a fat bike.
Finally, of course there were plenty of tools. Topeak will have two different portable torque wrench options with the Nano Torqbar and Torqbox (not shown). Both include one preset allen socket for 4, 5, or 6Nm which allow you to change between the included 3, 4, and 5mm allen bits and T20, T25 Torx bits. The Torqbar has integrated storage for 2 bits, and the Torqbox builds the tech into an add on for any multi tool. Topeak was also still showing their new range of hidden tools and the newest version of the Tool Monsters.
For more info check with your local retailer or head to topeak.com.