|What is the best CO2 system/brand?||-bob|
Oct 2, 2003 6:42 AM
|I'm new to co2. Most of my road rides are fairly short and I don't plan on carrying a back up pump. What would be my best bet as far type and brand?|
|re: What is the best CO2 system/brand?||DougSloan|
Oct 2, 2003 6:56 AM
|I have about 5 of these (to keep in bike seatbags) and have used them without failure for about 4-5 years. Small, light, reliable. It takes the thread-on cartridges, and the 16 oz ones inflate a 700x23 tire to about 125 psi perfectly.
|Innovations seems to be tops in the CO2 market...||biknben|
Oct 2, 2003 7:18 AM
|Similar to doug, I have one of
in each of my seat bags. http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&description=Ultraflate+CO2+System&vendorCode=INNOVAT&major=3&minor=9
I did have one break at the trigger pivot and F-up a ride but I still went out and bought a few more. I prefer this type because it allows the use of unthreaded or threaded cartridges. I can get unthreaded cartridges in bulk at an outdoor store down the street from me. For races, I just use the trigger head and one threaded cartridge. In this situation, If I flat more than once, I'm walking anyway so I just carry the minimum.
Aside from my one problem, I've found all the Innovations products to be top notch.
|I don't know about "best", but...||DINOSAUR|
Oct 2, 2003 7:36 AM
|Ive been using Innovations Ultraflate for a couple of years. It accepts threaded or non-threaded cartidges. You can purchase the non-threaded cartriges (same type they use for bb guns etc) in bulk (case of 25) for around $.50 per cartridges at Kmart. Just practice before you use it.|
|My CO2 comes from Ferrari exhaust fumes. It's the best. nm||divve|
Oct 2, 2003 8:53 AM
|12 cylinder? nm||DougSloan|
Oct 2, 2003 8:54 AM
|I prefer my CO2 from the breath of supermodels (nm)||LactateIntolerant|
Oct 3, 2003 8:39 AM
|re: What is the best CO2 system/brand?||Chen2|
Oct 2, 2003 8:54 AM
|I like Innovations 16gr threaded 120+ psi, and the small elbow chuck, no moving parts to fail, very small.
|I finally retired my Zefal HP-X....||axebiker|
Oct 3, 2003 5:28 AM
|I'm using the Innovations Ultraflate Pro. It works great! It's also a heckuva lot easier than trying to use a frame pump to get to high pressure when you're sitting on the side of the road, soaked with sweat, and having the salt drip into your eyes!
I use a 12g CO2 cartridge which gets a road tire up to about 110psi. The nice thing about the Ultraflate Pro is that you can use threaded OR non-threaded CO2, and it also has a locking chuck, so it takes a little more chance for error out of the equation.
|Ditto on the Ultraflate Pro||PMC|
Oct 3, 2003 10:06 AM
|It's the best I've used and accepts pretty much any cartridge. It costs a lot for a CO2 system at around 22 bucks but is worth it IMO.|| |