Win a track pump for your bicycle (or car)

joe blow track pump

So powerful is the Topeak Joe Blow track pump, that it’s as happy inflating your road bike as it is the family car.

With a steel barrel and base and connectors for Presta, Schrader and Dunlop valves, the pump can inflate tyres up to a pressure of 160psi.

Keeping bicycle tyres properly inflated is the most simple of aspect bike maintenance, but it’s the one task that many cyclists overlook. Correctly inflated tyres are safer and more efficient so we’re offering a track pump as a giveaway.

Win a Joe Blow track pump

Leave us a comment about your own level of bike tyre care and we will pick a lucky winner next week.

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On the face of it, one cycle insurance policy is much like another, but the devil is the detail. Check your small print for so-called ‘new-for-old’ replacement – many insurers use the term, but if your bicycle is more than a few years old, devalue it severely. This means you are left out of pocket when you come to replace it.

With ETA cycle insurance, however old the bike, if it’s stolen you get enough to buy a new model. Furthermore, every cycle insurance policy you buy from us helps support the work of the ETA Trust, our charity campaigning for a cleaner, safer transport future. No wonder The Good Shopping Guide has voted us Britain’s most ethical insurance company three years in a row.

Comments

  1. stevo

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    I’ve had several flats recently on my daily commute and this would be just perfect to get them back up to full pressure. Thanks!!

  2. Stephen D.

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    I try to check my tyres’ pressure weekly, but it’s more like when I remember!

  3. Lawrence Brunt

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    Inflating my tyres with a small pump is getting a lot harder nowadays. This would make it a lot easier.

  4. Tim

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    Usually only remember to pump up the tyres when the daily bike commute gets slower and harder…

  5. Jim Woodlingfield

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    I already have a Joe Blow track pump, it’s about 6 years old now and still going strong. I do actually use it to pump up my car tyres too!

  6. Paul M

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    The velcro tyres on my bike allow me to drive myself up the wall, the kevlar tyres mean I haven’t had a puncture in years, but they still need pumping up regularly.

  7. Stuart Lamb

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    Pump up the jams!

  8. Pete Hughes

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    I do a basic ‘thumb test’ to check my tyre pressures before every ride. I tend to pump the tyres and do an accurate test ever 2 or 3 weeks.

  9. Charles May

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    I try to check tyre pressures on the bicycle every time I ride, the motorcycle ditto but the car perhaps once a month. This pump would hopefully bring the car back into line!

  10. Sean

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    I check my tyres before every ride using the “squeeze” method. If necessary I top them up to what feels right before each ride. The Joe Blow looks fantastic.

  11. Eric Ludlow

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    Not worth changing yet – it’s only flat on the bottom…

  12. Martin Bishop

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    KEEP UP THE PRESSURE !

  13. Dick Willis

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    no more huffing and puffing

  14. Gail Tomlin

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    I’ve recently taken out the recovery cover, hoping never to need it. The most important part of maintenance of my bike is keeping the tyres at the recommended pressure. Punctures seem to be the most common cause of breakdowns and a track pump is far easier to achieve the pressure rather than my foot pump.

  15. Richard Souster

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    The gauge on my track pump is rubbish it makes me feel under pressure……

  16. Gill

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    From past experiences, I try to check my tyres for debris and pressure whenever I get the chance. Anything to avoid having to mess around at the roadside if I can help it!

  17. Jamie

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    I wouldn’t want to inflate my chances of winning by pumping this comment full of hot air and tyred puns.

  18. siow chin

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    just a quick press when i’m about to cycle….not the best, I know!

  19. Lawrence Davies

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    Looks like a great pump for keeping tyres inflated and giving me a good ride.

  20. Charles Harper

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    Ooooh! ooooh! me ! me ! Me!!!! (please)

  21. MARK

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    I had a blow out at speed last year, it scared the life out of me! Regular checks and replacing worn tyres and tubes should help prevent in future.

  22. Corrigan

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    Same as Jim W above. Had mine for 10 years ,excellent product for bikes and cars. Recently discovered that I was turning the inflator switch adaptor the wrong way to inflate but it still worked beautifully. ( seems one turns it the opposite side to the adaptor in use to lock, illogical, but as I say it worked. Even better fit when one does it correctly- ha!)

  23. Gary

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    Pump up the volume – hit it ! (the road that is ….) 😉

  24. Philip

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    Pump up the pressure

  25. Rod

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    Seems like a great idea

  26. Tim Gill

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    I check every time. If the thumb goes down, the pump comes out!

  27. JOHN G

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    I have a Brompton and it’s critical that the tyres are at least 85 PSI so they get checked weekly. Hard to do with a normal pump so one if these would be perfect.

  28. Joel

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    Well, blow me; this is fantastic. Can I have one please?

  29. steve

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    I get DEFLATED every time I fail to win another competition…………….

  30. Susie

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    I’m the family tyre-checker & pumper-upper, for bikes & the car . I could do with some help…!

  31. Raf

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    Well blow me down with a feather!
    This will be great for the high pressure tyres on my folding bike.

  32. craig

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    The Joe Blow track pump is a superb tool. You will see loads of them around at amateur races. I used mine for years before it eventually wore out. A replacement would be very much appreciated please.

  33. Mark

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    Great for road and mtb, not so for Brompton as the head is too big to fit in.
    🙁

  34. Matt Robins

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    Deflating tyres and checking for slivers of flint and glass from time to time is worthwhile. Good pump like this makes it much easier.

  35. Roger Birchall

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    I always carry an old track pump in the car along with other essential equipment like patches spare tubes, not just so that the wife can rescue me if not far from home but incase I come across any fellow cyclists needing an helping hand, a new one would be great!

  36. diane

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    Hi, Pumping tyres up errifies me. Once at the garage a pump flattened my car tyre and wouldn’t re-inflate. Sometimes my bike pump does the same and I’m scared ot won’t re-inflate. Daft I know. I should get one but I am bewildered by the choices and the expense of.

  37. diane

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    Hi, Pumping tyres up terrifies me. Once at the garage a pump flattened my car tyre and wouldn’t re-inflate. Sometimes my bike pump does the same and I’m scared it won’t re-inflate. Daft I know. I should get one, but I am bewildered by the choices and the expense of.

  38. Lynne Harris

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    Due to previous wheel problems I am on it when it comes to tyre pressures. This Joe Blow would make the whole experience so much easier.

  39. Ed Dymock

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    My bike, my car, my paddleboard, my ego. There is no end to what this pump could inflate. 🙂

  40. Chris

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    Six bikes in the garage so this would be more than helpful.

  41. Greg

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    O blow up my tires Joe

  42. The next Lance

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    I’ve had to rely on squeezing my bike tyres to guess if they need some air, so a pump with a gauge would be most welcome.
    How do I attach it to my frame? 🙂
    I don’t advise anyone trying to pump up their car tyres to 160 PSI, unless you promise to video it and share it with us!

  43. Stuart Young

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    Tried to guesstimate the pressure for my last trip to France. Ended up over-inflating and had two punctures onthe first day. This Joe Blow is just what I need.

  44. TomA

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    I’ll give it a blow

  45. Mark B

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    I should pick out all the little bits of flint from my tyres more often. I hate it when they give me punctures on my way to work. They make me feel under pressure.

  46. Steve K

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    I used to have a similar pump, but the gauge broke years ago. It would be great to have a built-in gauge again …

  47. Rob

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    I’m currently using a cheap pump from Lidl (which is actually quite good), but it would be nice to upgrade.

  48. Chris

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    Always checking the pressure before every ride and adjusting it to weather conditions (the wetter – less pressure for a better grip) as well as cleaning the rims and brake blocks afterwards and thread for any objects that shouldn’t be there. It does take a lot of effort to get up to even 60PSI with my cheapo pump.

  49. Yousaf Mirza

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    This will make fixing punctures and inflating tyres more fun for the kids with a lot less complaining!

  50. Robert

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    I am tired of flat tyre

  51. Peter Clark

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    My routine maintenance is rubbish but the one thing I never overlook is getting my hybrid and road bike tyres up to 120psi for the week to come.

  52. Andy G

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    My family’s bikes have a variety of valve types, so this pump would be ideal!

  53. Ruth

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    Best bike pump for a Brompton

  54. Francis Voon

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    Yeah! Joe can blow my tyres up for me.

  55. Scott Walton

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    Would be very nice

  56. Bruce

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    A lovely sturdy pump with a great reputation. I’d love one.

  57. Tim Allen

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    Fitting tubeless tyres on a road bike with this pump would be much easier.

  58. Ade

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    It would be great to have a super effective Joe Blow on standby to blow up all my tyres without millions of pumps on the portable bike pump or paying to queue and get air for the car at the local garage!

  59. Fergus Duncanson

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    Look’s good – I really want it!

  60. Wesley

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    I’m all pumped up at the very idea of hard tyres.

  61. Paul

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    Check them every week.

  62. James Russell

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    Puncture today. Should have checked the tyres for embedded glass bits last weekend!
    Tube in the kitchen mended and awaiting a pressure test. Hopefully I’ll find the very slow puncture too.

  63. Peter Chisnall

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    I have the puncture sealing gel in my tyres but am dubious whether it will work in an emergency?

  64. Stuart

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    I often pick up thorns as i have a long track to my house and a good track pump is essential.

  65. Iain

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    I check my tyres every week, and this would be a great help 🙂

  66. Martin Smith

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    Every time I go to get my bike out of the garage at least one tyre is flat. I think there are some evil little goblins in there who keep deflating my tyres! This would come in very useful.

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