I've been using a fairly robust Silca floor pump for a few decades, but its locking brass chuck has been having difficulty securely staying on the Presta valve when I pump up my tires up to 100-120 psi (the higher pressure is for the indoor training wheel). The chuck on the SmartHead Hose (whcih I've using for a few months now) is able to lock on the valve and hold pressure around it preventing the pressure gauge's needle from bouncing up & down with every stroke. The swap took less than 20 minutes and I didn't end up using any of the fittings that came in the kit - I simply used a tiny hose clamp that I had as a spare in my garage.
My only complaint is that the chuck needs slightly more effort to remove from the valve - whcih is a little disconcerting when I'm trying to prevent my hand from scraping against my wheels' bladed spokes.
I thought this would be the fix for my Joe Blow floor pump, but it didn't do the trick. While the locking mechanism on the replacement functions much better than the original hose, this hose's plastic threaded fastener cracked when I screwed it onto the hose mount of the old pump. So now I'm using the new hose and head with an old piece from the original hose. This isn't what I was hoping for at all and it still leaks at the hose mount. I don't know . . .I'll probably end up buying a new pump, but this was kind of a wast of money and effort in the long run.
The Joe Blow is a great bike tire pump. It has the capability to pump both stem types through the same head which I think is not too good because the rubber in the head gets mangled. I would prefer the head type where there are two different ports for the stem.
After I broke the chuck on my Specialized floor pump, I decided to try this kit. Very well made, easily installed and much cheaper than a new floor pump (my Specialized pump now works better than it did before). I'll probably buy another to upgrade my JoeBlow Sport.
The whole idea of a single head adapting to two different stem diameters seems suspect and my experience supports this. It was always extremely difficult to use on schrader and since the rubber seal gets squashed hard when sealing against the larger diameter schrader stem the seal soon failed. Then it was worthless for both stem types. It worked well for presta alone though.
Needed to replace an old head and picked this one from the reviews. Easy to install and the longer hose is a plus. The head seals welland locks on securely. This works best with smooth vs. threaded stems. It takes a bit more effort to pull the head off. The only knock I have is that the locking lever could be a tad easier to access but, this minor. I would buy again.
I thought this would resolve my pump's leak at the connection point between the hose and the pump, but it is still there. However, the lever for attachingdetaching from the valve stem is way better than the original. This wasn't quite the solution I was seeking, but it is at least an improvement.
Lot better than the stock one on my Zephal floor pump. The stock head broke the first week and this one is much better built! Easy to install and saved me from buying a new floor pump. I like this connecter that can be used on all valve types.
I had three floor pumps in my garage, two of which were inoperative because of worn-out heads or hoses. Otherwise, they seemed OK. Neither were Topeak products. Both were expensive when new. I took a flyer, and ordered one Topeak Smarthead upgrade kit, to see if it would work on my non-Topeak floor pumps. To my pleasure and surprise...it worked on both. The upgrade kit comes with a variety of connection plugs from the hose to the pump, evidently with the idea in mind that there are many good brands of floor pumps , most of which have specific connection plugs. Not only did the upgrade kit fit my non-Topeak floor pumps , the Smarthead is a major upgrqde in and of itself. I ordered a second upgrade kit. It is a great bargain, and a true upgrade in convenience and performance. I highly recommend it .
My pump head broke on my old pump. I saved a lot of money by replacing the pump head with the Topeak Smarthead. Now I can pump up my tires again for the price of a inexpensive pump. I like the Topeak SmartHead.
I received the smarthead hose kit and found all the necessary parts to complete the install onto my existing pump. The head works flawlessly and the hose is longer than the one I replaced which is a nice addition. Well worth the money to save a pump that is otherwise fully funcdtional.
Used it to replace a worn put pump head, so i did not have to use any of the convertable fitting for use with other pump brands. Easy to change and cheaper than a new pump.
I had the original hose and this was something I should have done a long time ago.
This replaces the Joe Blow hose assembly without the adapters and makes life easier.
Having the other hardware makes sense for alternate modifications.Not cheap,but worth it.
What the heck, I thought, I got a perfectly good pump body with a bad head from a company that doesn't exist anymore. Well I'm glad I gave it a try. The install took less than 15 minuets, it works good, and all for under 20 bucks. My only gripe is that you must use the locking lever on both presta and schrader, so it takes a little longer to top up than a Silca style head, but since I've got other gear that has schrader valves this is a very good compromise.