mini pump for giant defy 2

by shm98   March 25, 2013  

Hi all. Have just bought my first road bike, a 2013 Giant defy 2. I bought a Zefal HPX as a frame pump but it doesn't fit the frame. Can I buy a mini pump that I can attach using the holes for the one of the bottle cages and if so can anyone suggest a decent and reasonably priced one? I've already bought a floor pump for at home. Thanks in advance.

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I like my Lezyne Pressure Drive. Well built, has double-ended flexible hose that screws onto Presta or Schraeder valves.

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posted by Simon E [2001 posts]
25th March 2013 - 22:52

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You don't need a frame pump, why would you want to clutter up your new steed in such a way? Do you expect to get a lot of punctures? You've already got a track pump for checking your pressures so just get a nice micro-pump to stick in your back pocket when you ride.

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
25th March 2013 - 23:55

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First comment, I'm an American who enjoys this amazing cycling site.. anywho:

Get a CO2 chuck or small CO2 inflator. Mini pumps, as stated above, look terrible, clunk against the frame, and disappear over fences after furiously pumping away for 10m on the side of the road only to see that you've finally made it to 60psi.

[custom] '12 Cannondale CAAD10 - Rival

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posted by badkneestom [129 posts]
26th March 2013 - 2:19

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I found the Giant Mini Road Plus pump on eBay last week and it arrived yesterday. I have the Defy 1 and don't think I'd ever put a pump on her - it'd ruin that beautiful profile! Keep it small enough to put in your jersey and you're onto a winner. The Mini Road Plus is perfect and a work of art in itself Big Grin

http://www.shopgiant-bicycles.co.uk/3402/products/giant-control-mini-roa...

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posted by YorkshireMike [75 posts]
26th March 2013 - 11:41

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+1 for lezyne pumps - the large Lezyne road drive is my choice and it looks so good it deserves to be on show on the frame!
As for CO2 I've seen them fail when used by others too many times to be convinced and then theres the fact you're paying for air which seems just wrong.

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posted by TheHatter [811 posts]
26th March 2013 - 13:09

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Simon E wrote:
I like my Lezyne Pressure Drive. Well built, has double-ended flexible hose that screws onto Presta or Schraeder valves.

Totally agree with this.

posted by Super Domestique [1626 posts]
26th March 2013 - 13:28

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IMHO putting a lump of metal in your rear pocket is an unwise thing to do, especially when they are sold with a bracket.

The kind of people who think a tiny pump clipped to the bottle cage mount spoils the aesthetics either don't ride much or they are the annoying type that scrounges a pump/multitool/tube/levers from someone who bothered to carry one.

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posted by Simon E [2001 posts]
26th March 2013 - 21:31

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Leyzene pressure drive pump, i bought mine and never used it till last week. I got a new tube in a pumped and ready to roll in minutes, Well worth the money.

posted by guyondebike [34 posts]
27th March 2013 - 1:23

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Lezyne kit seems good quality generally from experience

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posted by Forester [88 posts]
27th March 2013 - 6:24

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'The kind of people who think a tiny pump clipped to the bottle cage mount spoils the aesthetics either don't ride much or they are the annoying type that scrounges a pump/multitool/tube/levers from someone who bothered to carry one.'

bizarre.

posted by andyp [966 posts]
27th March 2013 - 7:28

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Simon E wrote:
IMHO putting a lump of metal in your rear pocket is an unwise thing to do, especially when they are sold with a bracket.
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Thats why we have rear pockets - I am confused why wouldn't you?. In case you fall off and impale yourself on it - how bizzare.

Mini CO2 pump and repair kit for me with spare canister and tube in tiny seat bag - works fine for me.

posted by andycoventry [120 posts]
27th March 2013 - 8:57

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andycoventry wrote:
Thats why we have rear pockets - I am confused why wouldn't you?. In case you fall off and impale yourself on it - how bizzare.
"Impale"? I don't sharpen mine.

If you ever have the misfortune to land on your back with a metal object in your rear pocket you'll know about it!

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posted by Simon E [2001 posts]
27th March 2013 - 10:03

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I also really like the look of the Lezeyne. BUT I have read in the review on wiggle that the pump rattles when you ride. Is this true? That puts me off no end.

posted by Tom Amos [246 posts]
27th March 2013 - 14:13

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Tom Amos wrote:
I also really like the look of the Lezeyne. BUT I have read in the review on wiggle that the pump rattles when you ride. Is this true? That puts me off no end.

Mine doesn't. I haven't had to use it yet, but it's a beautifully engineered product and a black pump on a black frame is almost invisible.

I used to carry a pump in my jersey but found that it caused slight bruising on my back during a long ride.

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posted by Crosshouses [202 posts]
27th March 2013 - 16:02

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Lezyne Pressure Drive + Lezyne Flow Cage HP, you get a choice of colours and is rattle free. Looks good and works.

posted by 60kg lean keen ... [58 posts]
27th March 2013 - 16:17

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Blackburn airstik is small enough to go in a specialized small saddle bag, very reliable and will get to 100psi without your arm dropping off. Also comes with a lifetime guarantee.

posted by benezeir [58 posts]
28th March 2013 - 0:32

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Hi all. Many thanks for your posts. I went for a Topeak Road Morph with gauge in the end.

posted by shm98 [12 posts]
7th April 2013 - 22:46

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Exactly.
I'm using the Lezyne power cage bottle cage which has a pump bracket integrated into the cage along with a Lezyne road drive pump.

posted by snooks [19 posts]
19th April 2013 - 17:24

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That's a good pump. I switched to Lezyne but if you need to pump a flat that one will do it for you and a little faster and easier than the Lezyne. The Lezyne pump bottle cage combination is a little sleeker though.

posted by snooks [19 posts]
19th April 2013 - 17:25

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