Bicycle CO2 Inflation

A CO2 compressed air tire inflator should only be brought with you on a ride if you also have a mini pump and patch kit so you are not stranded if you mess up the inflation using the CO2 catridge or have multiple puncture repairs. Invest in testing using a CO2 system catridge at home before you need to use it out in the woods or on the road far from home. Also ensure you have the correct CO2 cartridge size for the tire size and pressure you require.

Warning: When you inflate a tire with a CO2 system, the cartridge will become extremely cold. This is why you will usually see a foam sleeve over the cartridge. Ensure the sleeve is in place to protect your skin.