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Floor Pump Recommendations - Tubeless
11/02/20 at 2:42pm
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Looking for a floor pump recommendation.  I run tubeless, so need something that will help seat the bead.   

Also open to an air compressor recommendation I can use in combination with an existing pump to do the above.
  
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Re: Floor Pump Recommendations - Tubeless
Reply #1 - 11/02/20 at 7:46pm
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Never attempted to seat tubeless without a compressor.  I know it can be done, but I just don't have the patience and I have a compressor.  Small compressor with some storage capacity would do the trick, especially if you have tubeless ready tires.  Some tires can be stubborn.
  
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Re: Floor Pump Recommendations - Tubeless
Reply #2 - 11/03/20 at 8:24am
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Pedro's Super Prestige Floor pump.  After living most of my cycling life with a crappy Joe Blow pump I found out what a real floor pump is like.
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Having said that if you just want to make tubeless life easier get most any 4 or 5 gallon sized air compressor if you have room in the garage.  I wouldn't want to play tubeless without one.
  
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Re: Floor Pump Recommendations - Tubeless
Reply #3 - 11/03/20 at 9:26am
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If you're open to a compressor and aren't planning to use it for any real tools, a small 3 gallon "pancake" style like this from Harbor Freight is all you'll need.  You don't need much capacity, just that quick burst of air for a couple seconds to pop the bead.

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Re: Floor Pump Recommendations - Tubeless
Reply #4 - 11/03/20 at 11:07am
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I've always just used the co2 inflator bulbs I've had laying around.  The quick burst seals the bead enough that I can pump it up the rest with my floor pump.  I've had a joe blow pump, it still works after many years.  I'll try the pedro's when this one finally dies.

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Re: Floor Pump Recommendations - Tubeless
Reply #5 - 11/03/20 at 12:51pm
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I had a Joe Blow I loved that failed.  When I called them they told me that model was no longer made as it was issue prone.  They did not offer any type of warranty repair or credit toward another pump.  Kinda crappy IMO.  No longer a fan now given much better customer service experiences with competitors
  
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Re: Floor Pump Recommendations - Tubeless
Reply #6 - 11/03/20 at 1:16pm
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I love my compressor to death, but the best thing I own for tubeless setups is a TubiBooster.  You'll still need a pump to fill it (any pump that does high pressure can do it), but it excels at blasting air into the tire like nobody's business.  Since you're putting it directly on the valve with no hose to restrict airflow, it's incredibly effective.

Super bonus is that you can take it on road trips.  It's been a lifesaver four or five times now.

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