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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Are there any good alternatives to the HD suspension pump? I don't mind buying the HD one if its the best, but I would rather save some coin if there is another option.
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Go to walmart and get a bicycle pump. The one I used to carry was only $9 and had a built in gauge. Worked great,.. but now I carry a small portable air compressor incase I gotta air up tires.






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are you talking one of those home depot units they had a few weeks back?

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Go to walmart and get a bicycle pump. The one I used to carry was only $9 and had a built in gauge. Worked great,.. but now I carry a small portable air compressor incase I gotta air up tires.
+1 on this.....I've used my elec pump for more than shocks since I started carrying it.

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I use the shock pump from my mountain bike shocks. I don't know how it compares in price but is the same design as HD pump.


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I have a Progressive brand pump. It's cheaper than the HD pump and exactly the same. Get the one with the 0-60 pound gauge.
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Here's the one I got:

http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Pocket-.../dp/B000FIAUN4

It works great. you can use any pump that is made for mountain bike shocks...

Mine is easy to use; has a screw on primary end that doesn't push down on the valve stem, and a secondary screw in that compresses the valve once the primary is seated; once done pumping, unscrew the secondary, sealing the airflow, then unscrew the primary to remove from the stem

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walmart as Chain said. Bell Airstrike 1000 bicycle pimp. $10. works great.

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I put Ohlins #6's on and tossed the pump in a drawer!!

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Are there any good alternatives to the HD suspension pump? I don't mind buying the HD one if its the best, but I would rather save some coin if there is another option.
Yes, buy one from Progressive Suspension, they make the HD one and yes, theirs is less expensive!
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