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co2 inflator

blablablacksheepblablablacksheep Posts: 1,377
edited December 2013 in Road buying advice
Just a quick question.
Looking to buy a co2 inflator for use in races.
What's the best one to get?

On this also a question;
My tyre pressure for example gp4 is about 110 psi. When you use cartridge you don't have idea of pressure, but is there a way to make sure your not under or overly inflating as would be a issue esp when racing Lol.

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  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,081
    Fan of the lifeline one, small easy to use, not had any accidental discharges.

    No gauge but different sizes inflate to certain psi. So just look at those and go from there. Think mine are 12g and go to 100. Sees you home.
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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Simply screw the cartridge in, push valve head onto tyre, inflate and go - you don't have time to faff around worrying about tyre pressure. By racing I presume you mean TTs or triathlon - in a road race once you lose touch with the bunch, it's usually game over unless it's a circuit race/crit where you can take a lap out
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,726
    My 12g ones go to about 110 in my winter 23mm GP4000s tyres. But unlike the OP I did not Lol when typing this.
  • Don't pay bike shop prices. If you shop around the catering places you can get 16g cartridges for around 70p each. The actuator they screw into that goes onto the tyre valve plus 2 16g cartridges cost me £5

    FYI 16g ones go to about 130psi in my 23mm tyres
  • I have the bontranger pump and it's excellent. As other have said have a look online and you can get cartridges much cheaper. There is a place in Portsmouth I used and I think threaded were only about 50p a pop.
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