We have selected for you this standing bicycle pump because it is easy to use, solid and is compatible with all bicycles! Its great quality-price ratio makes it the ideal companion for all the bikes of the family, the roommate, the building, the office...
- Fits all bikes (compatible with all valves)
- Head rotates 360° for perfect ergonomics
- Super-readable pressure gauge that allows you to know the pressure of the tire
- Comes with two extra tips for inflating balloons and air mattresses
- Hose length: 87.5 cm
- Weight: 1.3 kg
- Size: 67.5 x 24 x 12.7 cm
- Need a pump to take everywhere with you? Discover the Mini Dual G bicycle pump here
- To maintain your bike, and in particular to take care of your punctures, also discover the Bicycle repair kit.
How do I inflate the tires on my bike with the Joe Blow pump from Topeak?
To inflate a bike with Presta or Dunlop valves :
- just unscrew the cap of the valve (sometimes it is lost, it's not very serious)
- for presta valves, unscrew the valve safety device (small moving part at the top of the valve) after removing the cap.
- to push the valve into the grey side of the mouthpiece as deep as possible. Lock with the latch and... inflate!
For Schrader valvesIt's the same, but on the black side of the mouthpiece and there's nothing to unscrew (except the cork, of course...).
Air must be added as long as the pressure gauge indicates a pressure lower than the recommended pressure on the tire sidewall.
When do I inflate my bike?
Properly inflated tyres are the key to a safe cycling experience. We recommend checking the tyre pressure once a month. Properly inflated tyres reduce the amount of energy required to move your bike forward, as well as the risk of punctures and tyre wear. The recommended tyre pressure in bars is normally indicated on the side of the tyre.
What's a valve?
The valve is the protruding inner tube end (towards the inside of the wheel) to which the hose of the standing bicycle pump is connected. There are three types of valves: Presta, Schrader and Dunlop. And good news, the Topeak Joe Blow is compatible with all three!
To identify his valve:
- SchraderIt's also the valve on cars, it's a little wider than the others, and when you take the cap off, there's a needle in the middle that you press to let the air out if you need to deflate the tires.
--> Valve most often present on recent city bikes, VAE, trekking bikes
- Presta is a thinner valve on which you have to unscrew a small safety device to be able to inflate after removing the cap. If you press this safety device after inflation, the air escapes. Remember to screw it back on before putting the cap back on.
--> Valve mostly presents vintage bikes and road bikes both old and modern
- Dunlop It's thin like a Presta, but there's nothing to unscrew before inflating, except the cap.