Bicycle Pump or CO2 Bike Tire Inflator?

The Innovations Ultraflate Plus Tire Inflater is a great bicycle pump that has a durable build and fits most CO2 cartridges.

bicycle pump 34The advantage of the Ultraflate Plus Tire Inflater is that it will accept either threaded or non-threaded CO2 cartridges. And that is a big advantage if you’re on a ride with some others and you realize you don’t have a full cartridge with you and everyone else has nothing but non-threaded cartridges with them. Works with Schrader valves as well as Presta, but you must be careful with road bikes because it takes less than one cartridge to fill up a 700cc tube. It’s lightweight and small, so it won’t take up much room in your bike tool bag. It comes with one 16 gram CO2 cartridge.

co2 cartridgesReplacements can also be obtained from most any local bike shop. Fortunately for those on a budget, the 12 gram CO2 cartridges that you can buy from the sporting goods department also work. The 16 gram CO2 cartridges can be a bit pricier, so you can save yourself some $$$ by buying the much less expensive 12 gram CO2 cartridges. If you don’t use up a full cartridge, there is a locking mechanism that prevents the release trigger from being depressed when stowed. This tool is highly suggested, if you don’t have a pump and are short on space (like most road bikes). This thing fits nicely inside a mini bag under the seat along with the multi tool and spare tube and patch kit. Works great and super easy. This product is a super handy novelty, which should be attached to your bike somewhere…

With this inflator, you can use the 12 gram non-threaded Co2 canisters from just about any manufacturer. This inflator is very robust – not cheaply made at all. The trigger mechanism to release the Co2 into the tire is very convenient. You control the flow, fast or slow.

The item itself seems very well made and it is in a pretty compact package. I would recommend this to anyone. You’ll be glad to have this little emergency pump!

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