My 15-year-old Joe Blow Sport (gen 1) finally started to go, so I went with what I knew and got this gen 3 version. Considering it was the same price as my old one all those years ago, it's actually cheaper when adjusted for inflation. The pumping efficiency felt the same, but there are a few marked improvements in gen 3. The gauge is noticeably larger and easier to read. The head seems to grab better, and its locking handle has been beefed up while simultaneously designed to be used one-handed more easily. Overall, it functions as well as its gen 1 predecessor while possessing some quality of life upgrades.
I needed a new floor pump and purchased this brand for the first time. Now having used this pump at least 50 times, I couldnt be more satisfied with its ease of use for the price. Next time o need a new pump, Ill purchase this one again.
This Joe Blow Sport III is a replacement for an original Joe Blow that is 20 years old. The original Joe Blow (same color) was still a working pump but the rubber hose had begun to rot and crumble away. Instead of replacing the hose I chose to spend a few more dollars on a new one. And guess what? This is a better pump easier to read gauge, better platform, larger handle. I fully expect it to last 20 years.
After about a decade, my old Joe Blow pump, which I really liked, began leaking somewhere that the standard repair kit did not address. Reluctantly, I decided to spring for the Sport III, and it actually turned out to be a great improvement. It inflates my tires quickly, seemingly with less effort. I find the locking lever on the pump head much easier to use than the old model.
Road tires, beach bike tires, and yes even my car tires! Excellent non-fatiguing resistance and visible pressure indicator. I suggest caution inserting the pump clamp to the valve stem as it is all plastic and one never knows how sturdy it may be. Otherwise looking forward to a long life durable easy to use pump.
Ive owned several versions of the Topeak Joe Blow floor pump and this one is my favorite. Easily identified Presta and Schrager valve connectors. Love the big numbers on the dial. I can easily see the pressure even without my glasses!
This is the best floor pump I've ever used. All the others I've had manage to wear out in some way or another. No worries here. Not only is it very sturdy but it looks cool too. Love the bright yellow. I especially like the large pressure gauge. It's so easy to see. And the moveable tab you can set to the lbs. desired makes it even easier. The long cord is also nice. My previous pump had such a short one that the pump almost always fell over.
My old and faithful Serfas pump head lever broke (made of plastic) so I replaced it with this one based on reviews. So far, it has lived up to the ratings. Solidly built from pump head to base, it should last a long time. Large barrel pumps up to 95 psi easily and seems like it would go much higher just as easily. Great pump for the price.
The pump has worked well so far. It came without instructions, but one call to my cycling friend resolved the usage aspect. The switch on the end of the tube needs to be rotated in the direction opposite the valve being used, which is different than most connections I have used in the past. I will post again if there is anything further to add,
Considering the price of this pump, vs others, this is a great value. Has delivered good service for 4 years and has never let me down. Gauge is easy to read, and have had no problems with the hose or head.....
I have had mine for at least 9 years and still works great !!
used everyday and lives in the trunk of my car!!
I work in a bike shop, race, coach and a triathlete, this is the only one I recommend 100%