Obviously, we think that cartridge CO2 inflation systems are great, they are ideal for emergencies and mean you don’t need to carry a mini pump the whole time, but there’s no getting away from the fact that a single-use metal cartridge isn’t the most environmentally friendly item. Whilst we don’t yet have reusable 16 g or 20 g cartridges this fab idea from SKS is a multi-purpose first step that’s worthy of consideration.
Using your high-pressure track pump to charge, Rideair will hold 600 ml of air at a pressure of 16 bar or 230 PSI meaning it’s capable of inflating atypical 28 mm road tire up to 5.1 bar or 74 PSI. Water-bottle shaped, at 450 g it’s not the lightest but it will fit in your bottle cage, kit bag or boot of your car to give a fast top up. This fast release of air also works well on tubeless tires, too.