Threaded Co2 Cartridges Versus Non-Threaded Co2 Cartridges For Bicycles

It’s been a long time since CO2 cartridges were first created, but it wasn’t until 1989 that Genuine Innovations invented the first inflator head for flat bicycle tires. Since then we’ve seen their usage grow especially amongst airsoft and dragster car enthusiasts who need quick inflation on demand!

CO2 cartridges are a lifesaver for cyclists, with their easy-to use design and small size. They come in many forms including threaded or non-threaded ones that can inflate your tires quickly to provide the best riding experience possible!

Do you need to use them? That depends on your situation; but first we should explore the differences between threaded or non-threaded CO2 Cartridges.

THE DIFFERENCE IN DESIGN

The difference between a threaded and non-threaded cartridge is the way they get screwed into an inflator. When using one of these types, you will need to screw it in by hand while with other styles all that’s needed from your end is pushing or pressing on top for installation purposes.

THE DIFFERENCE IN EASE OF USE

You may have heard that non-threaded cartridges are easier to use, and the reason is because of their design. They’re also more easily available than their threaded counterparts which means you can find one in your local petrol station when needed!

THE DIFFERENCE IN PRICE

Threaded Co2 Cartridges are usually slightly more expensive than non threaded Co2 cartridges because of the extra engineering involved with adding the thread on to the canister.

CORRECT CARTRIDGE FOR THE CORRECT APPLICATION

The essential thing to remember is that the Co2 Cartridge you are purchasing fits the product that it is required for.

In recent times as the technology had advanced and has been adapted, Threaded Co2 cartridges are generally more widely used with tire inflators.

Non threaded Co2 cartridges are usually reserved for use with Beer dispensers / Beer keg tap systems used to keep air out of the Beer keg.

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