Vittoria Corsa SC II Tubular 200 P.S.I
Continental Competition Tubular Tire 170 P.S.I.
Tufo C S33 Pro Tubular Clincher 175 P.S.I.
Veloflex Carbon Tubular 145 P.S.I.
Not that I would ever run them at that ... but you asked!
after a flat tire, what pressure do you pump up too?
how long does the whole process take from getting off the bike to back on the bike due to a flat tire?
do all of you carry tire irons? i have seen racers peel the tire off with their hands while wearing gloves.
First of all, we want a pump that goes to 150psi but we never pump to more than 1001-110psi. The reason for this being that we don't want to be pumping at the end of the pumps capacity for the last 20-30psi which is damn hard work on ANY pump, yours too. I.e we want the 2/3 part strokes towards 100psi to be close to as easy as the 3/3 part of the strokes. This is a game of capacity. And can only be achieved when you never use more than ~70% of the pumps total capacity. This is where 150psi comes in.
Also, please try to understand that a pump made out of crap will always be crap. There is a reason Lezyne makes all aluminum internals with very solid connections, rods and such. It is absolutely vital to getting the pressure, liability and usability in real life. You have to understand the difference between real world physics and crappy desktop products that only work in theory. For instance you can't make the rod twice as long and half as wide because the rod will be too flimsy for the pump to work in real life.
About levers. Some tire/rim combos will allow you to work off a tyre without levers. Some don't. This is also affected by if the tire is fairly new or much used. At least 90% of riders still carry tire levers for clinchers.
My personal requirements for a pocket pump are pretty much identical to kbbpll's above. It's what my current pump does for me (125 g).
You only need to consider the pumping time, not the tube changing/repair time. Personally, the upper limit for me would be around 5 minutes to reach 100-110 psi.
If it's my bike, i'm usually done and back on the bike before the people i'm riding with have finished mucking around with using it as an excuse for toilet break/clothing rearrangement/banana eating.ipump wrote:how long does the whole process take from getting off the bike to back on the bike due to a flat tire?
couple of minutes and 100 psi (ish).
Haven't used a tyre lever on the road for ~3 years. And that was in subzero temps, blowing a gale and sleeting sideways. So i didn't want to take my gloves off. FWIW, i don't even think i have tyre levers in my tool pouch anymore.
And the gloves/tyre removal is a red herring, gloves don't help very much at all. In many cases they are a hindrance.
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Up to you 21g pump guy - which one are you?
I have a simple question for you hard core bicyclist-weight-weeners!!!
how important is a gram less?????
what do you want your bicycle emergency pump to have!!!!
I have to thank you all. Thank you!!!
I have decided on the next iPUMP to start marketing and it is exactly what you want.
Pressure and speed using regular, not supper human, strength.
I have built many prototypes and this is my favorite by far.
Thank you and love you guys,