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CO2 inflators which one

eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,173
edited July 2016 in MTB buying advice
Does any one on any preference on which CO2 inflator they use,I'm going to the alps and running tube less,i was thinking of buying one of these in case of emergency as i'm doing a trans alp trip and not always near a resort to sort it out,I will be carrying a tube if all else fails

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  • step83step83 Posts: 3,997
    I just use one of those small elbow valve ones an a neoprene sleeve round the can, still wrap my gloves round it but saves space and faff.
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    I've had (and lost) a few. Ones the same as another really.
  • The SpidermanThe Spiderman Posts: 5,625
    I bought mine in Aldi for a fiver. Works just fine.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Decathlon do a decent one at a good price as do Evans, they all work, just make sure they have a protective sleeve for the CO2 bulb as cold burns are no fun trailside.

    That said if it's a damaged tyre you will still need a tube and I stil carry a pump anyway, handy the other day when a mate flatted his tubeless, used one canister to try and inflate it but it wouldn't seal, another to inflate the tube and the damn valve unscrewed from the valve stem with the CO2 inflators and we had to use the pump to inflate it for the third time!
  • mattyfezmattyfez Posts: 638
    ^what he said, I have a one from evans, it works, cannisters with foam surrounds are worth it or remember to wear a glove or something, they get very cold when you use them!

    Thos particular one doesn't lock on though so you have to make sure to hold it on square to the valve.

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  • Dan_xzDan_xz Posts: 130
    The aldi one screw onto the presta valve and works great. Down to £3.50 clearance price now - got a couple of spares for various toolboxes & saddlebags. 8)
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