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Topeak JoeBlow Sport 2Stage



Top quality floor pump that's worth the investment if you have many tyre sizes in your fleet
Very well made
Sturdy in use
Easy-to-read gauge
Good connection with valve
No bleed valve

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The JoeBlow Sport 2Stage track pump really does go at your tyre pressures with both barrels – a design that utilises a high-pressure and a high-volume barrel to quickly get you up to 30psi before switching to the high-pressure only to finish things off. It'll even seat all but the most stubborn tubeless tyres too.

The 2Stage uses two barrels (stage 1) to deliver the first 30psi to your tyre or inner tube, giving 715cc of air volume per stroke. On a 25mm tyre, it'll have you there within just five strokes; compare that to using just the single high-pressure (stage 2) barrel's 258cc and you'll see that you'll save eight strokes.

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If you are using larger volume tyres, on your gravel bike, say, then up to 30psi using both barrels is achieved in 13 strokes for a 43mm Panaracer GravelKing, 33 strokes using the single barrel.

If you are fitting tubeless tyres for the first time, this extra volume in stage 1 (you flick between the stages by way of a small lever at the top of the pump) can help get the tyre's bead to pop itself up against the inside of the rim. It's nowhere near as good as using a dedicated burst tank, but on virtually all of the tubeless tyres I tried it on, it worked. The only one it didn't was those GravelKings as the fit between tyre and rim was a bit sloppy to be able to get initial purchase.

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Skinnier race rubber is still quick to inflate when you switch over to stage 2. That 25mm tyre hit 80psi in 22 strokes from flat, and 100psi in 32 strokes. On the 43mm tyre, 32 strokes will see you touch 50psi.

The only thing I would like to see is a bleed valve should you need to let some air out, but it's not a biggie.

Build quality and ease of use

It's a weighty pump, which brings stability. The steel base is wide enough to get your foot on it securely, and the handle offers plenty of room for your hands. Its wide, flat grips are comfortable to use even at high pressures and the rubberised sections help you grip on a hot day.

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The Topeak comes with an analogue 3in gauge which is easy to read, with the first 30psi being in yellow and from there to 160psi being displayed in white. It sits at 225mm above the floor and comes with a little sliding marker that allows you to see when you have reached your desired pressure.

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The hose leaves the side of the gauge and is about 800mm in length, so you've got about a metre from floor height to play with. For me that'd reach a bike in a stand, but if you're taller than me then you might find it a bit short.

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The TwinHead DX5 is compatible with Presta, Schrader and Dunlop valves, and it certainly gives a secure fit with Presta and Schrader – I never had any issues with it leaking air.

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I've used various models of JoeBlow over the years and the one thing that is always impressive is the build quality. They just last and last, and I don't see any reason why this one would be any different.


While a basic JoeBlow Sport III pump will set you back just £42.99 (a few quid up since we tested it), the extra features here on the Stage2 more than double the price to £89.99.

The Stage2 makes a lot of sense to me if you have bikes with many different tyre sizes, like you ride both mountain bikes and a road machine; being able to switch between high volume and high pressure modes to suit the bike makes things simpler. If I was just riding road and gravel bikes, though, I'd just stick with a standard JoeBlow for less than half the price.

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If it's the tubeless thing that makes you think you'll need a bit more oomph, then something like the Merida Tubeless Floor Pump has a charge tank for exactly that purpose. It only costs £69.99 too.

A while back I tested the Bontrager Dual Charger floor pump which also had the option to change from high volume to high pressure by way of a switch. It wasn't of the same high quality as the JoeBlow, or as nice to use, but it's available for just £44.99.


Overall, I'd say this JoeBlow doesn't quite offer the value for money as its more simple siblings, but if you need the options of both high volume and high pressure then it is worth the investment.


Top quality floor pump that's worth the investment if you have many tyre sizes in your fleet test report

Make and model: Topeak JoeBlow Sport 2Stage

Size tested: 2-stage design

Tell us what the product is for and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

Topeak says, "The JoeBlow® Sport with unique 2-stage design delivers both high pressure and high volume in record time. Stage one opens both barrels for huge volume, reaching 30 psi with 30% less effort than standard floor pumps. Stage two utilizes the small barrel for pressures up to 160 psi. Hammer type TwinHead® DX5 pump head with an extra-long and tangle-free hose makes it easy to reach valve stems. A durable steel barrel and large steel base provide extra stability."

It is a well-made and efficient pump.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Topeak lists:

HEAD: Hammer type TwinHead® DX5, Presta / Schrader / Dunlop valves with extra-long 360 pivot hose

BARREL: Painted steel / Anodized aluminum

GAUGE: 160 psi / 11 bar, 3' mid mount analog Stage 1 : 0 - 30 psi Stage 2 : 30 - 160 psi

VOLUME PER STROKE: 715 cc (Stage 1), 258 cc (Stage 2)

HANDLE: Oversize / Dual density polymer

BASE: Hardened steel

ADDED FEATURES: Ball / bladder heads, Hose dock

SIZE: 74 x 26.6 x 18 cm / 29.1 x 10.5 x 4.6in

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Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

An efficient way to get air in your tyres.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Stable feeling in use.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

No bleed valve.

How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on

It's a premium product compared to, say, the Bontrager I mention in the review, but it is twice the price.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes, especially if it was discounted.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

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When it comes to quality and performance you can't really fault the JoeBlow. Regardless of the tyre width you are using, it is quick and very secure in use. There is some tough competition out there price-wise, though.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 42  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: This month's test bike  My best bike is: B'Twin Ultra CF draped in the latest bling test components

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,

As part of the tech team here at F-At Digital, senior product reviewer Stu spends the majority of his time writing in-depth reviews for, and ebiketips using the knowledge gained from testing over 1,500 pieces of kit (plus 100's of bikes) since starting out as a freelancer back in 2009. After first throwing his leg over a race bike back in 2000, Stu's ridden more than 170,000 miles on road, time-trial, track, and gravel bikes, and while he's put his racing days behind him, he still likes to smash the pedals rather than take things easy. With a background in design and engineering, he has an obsession with how things are developed and manufactured, has a borderline fetish for handbuilt metal frames and finds a rim braked road bike very aesthetically pleasing!

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Rob S | 3 years ago
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I've had one of these for a while now. I don't use the big chamber much - if you're just doing a top up, even of a big MTB tyre, it's overkill and easy to overshoot the target pressure. It's also harder work - fewer strokes, but harder - hard enough to flex the handle.

The thing that makes this really useful is the gauge. Up to 30 it has 1psi increments, which is perfect for big MTB tyres where a small difference is really noticeable. Above that it's like a typical high pressure pump, perfect for road tyres. I still use a burst tank for seating tubeless tyres, so it's not quite a one stop shop, but for day to day use it's great.

Secret_squirrel | 3 years ago

Seems to miss its mark price wise when the same sort of expenditure gets you a standard Sport and a separate burst tank.  Especially since my Sport has handled my MTB tyres with no issues.

£60 might have been palatable. Not £90.

Sriracha replied to Secret_squirrel | 3 years ago
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Is it time for the joke about inflationary pump prices again yet?

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