CO2 inflating thingies
Anyone have much experience using CO2 inflators?
Planning to buy one but I have very little idea what I should be looking for! What size of cartridge to inflate a 26×2.3/2.5 tyre to at least 25psi? Any wee features that folk like/don’t like? Any particular models that stand out?
Ta muchly for any words of wisdom…Posted 4 years agojimwMember
this gives a reasonable comparison.
Personally I have found the M:part one very reliable. I like the fact you can screw adaptor on ( remember to turn valve off before screwing on cartridge!)- the ones that you just push on have been known to fail in my experience. I know others have had issues with them, but mine is four years old, used regularly and is (almost) fool proof.
16g cartridges work well on both 26″ and 29″ wheels, but I always have a lightweight pump as well to back upPosted 4 years agoMarkLGMember
Uses threaded and non threaded cartridges. It doesn’t freeze your hands when you use it, and you can control how much gas goes in the tyre.Posted 4 years ago
Get cartridges cheap off ebay. You’ll probably need 2 per tyre for 2.3/2.5s.
If you rarely puncture then sticking an inflator and a cartridge or two in a pocket is easier than finding somewhere to put a pump on short rides. If you puncture every other ride then it’s probably best to stick with a pump.TiRedMember
Ultraflate Nano from GI. I could never press the sprung valve ones hard enough, but the little yellow one is brilliant. You need screw on CO2 cartridges and you press the head onto the valve where it seals, then unscrew the cartridge to inflate. It just works perfectly every time. Small cartridges get a 23c up to 70-80psi, apply Boyles Law and you’ll see about 30 psi in an mtb tyre.
They really are excellent.Posted 4 years agopdwMember
£5 including two cartridges. Works perfectly, why pay more? Also a good source for the cartridges.Posted 4 years ago
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