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Mini pump or CO2 inflator

Jan. 14, 2020, 11:58 a.m.
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On your rides do you bring a mini pump, CO2 inflator with extra CO2 cartridge or a combination of both?

Jan. 14, 2020, 12:01 p.m.
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pump

Jan. 14, 2020, 1:49 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

pump

Which one do you have? Recommended it??

Jan. 14, 2020, 2:03 p.m.
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It’s an axiom mini pump they no longer make unfortunately as it works great. I’d say look at maybe Blackburn or Lezyne?

Jan. 14, 2020, 2:08 p.m.
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C02. I'll bring 2 cartridges if I'm going far.

My trick for getting good inflation is to blow up the tube with my mouth as firm as possible before mounting the tire and inflating with C02.

Jan. 14, 2020, 2:25 p.m.
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Both. 

Nice and tidy in my fancy oneup pump, although that’s not necessary as two CO2’s and an inflator are super small.

Jan. 14, 2020, 2:33 p.m.
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Don't you people have any concern from an enviro standpoint of using CO2 cartridges just to save a few seconds?

Jan. 14, 2020, 2:35 p.m.
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Lezyne high volume. Fits in the fanny.

Jan. 14, 2020, 2:47 p.m.
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Oneup pump with bacon strips ready to go in place of a co2

Jan. 14, 2020, 3:57 p.m.
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I stick with the pump, I thought maybe with the tubeless one would need the CO2 for quicker inflation.  After a few punctures using the bacon strips the pump seems to work fine.

3 bacons in my current rear tire since early Sept and they have held up perfect. Tire is pretty much toast but a good result how it held after the repairs.

Jan. 14, 2020, 4:08 p.m.
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Filzer 'mini zee' pump when riding with a pack because it's basically a small floor pump and inflates super quick, it's well worth carrying if possible. Had a similar topeak model for a year or two until it broke, this filzer one has been better though.

Park tool micro pump mounted to the frame when riding without a pack. Takes ages to pump up a tire but it's small and light, and the frame mount is pretty minimalistic too, doesn't get annoying when I ride without the pump there.

I've hardly ever used c02's, feel like I would only find them useful in a race situation of some kind. And a pump lets you make adjustments, you can help out others who need air (90% of the time I use my tools on the trails it's helping others) without wasting your own c02's.


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Jan. 14, 2020, 5:33 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

Don't you people have any concern from an enviro standpoint of using CO2 cartridges just to save a few seconds?

No.

Jan. 14, 2020, 7:47 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi

Both. 

Nice and tidy in my fancy oneup pump, although that’s not necessary as two CO2’s and an inflator are super small.

Do you have the 100cc or 70cc pump? Thinking about getting the 70cc. Researching couple other pump options as well.

Jan. 15, 2020, 8:57 a.m.
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Pretty sure I got the bigger one. Tools and pump have been useable so far, although I haven’t used everything, including the CO2 inflator. Very high quality feel to the whole thing, although expensive pumps aren’t ALWAYS good (cough cough Lezyne). 

I really like having everything in a tidy package that’s always on the bike. I strap a tiny seat bag with tube, plugs and a tire lever to my frame and my bike is always ready to go.

Jan. 15, 2020, 10:39 a.m.
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Hand pump in my hip pack. Tried the CO2 route never had luck. I do carry the valve just in case.

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