Genuine Innovations CO2 Cartridges: Threaded vs Non-Threaded The use of CO2 cartridges in Singapore is widespread and includes everything from airsoft weapons to dragster vehicles to carbonating soda. However, it wasn’t until 1989 that CO2 cartridges could be used to re-inflate flat bicycle tyres, thanks to Genuine Innovations’ creation of the first CO2 inflator head.
These tiny CO2 cartridges, which are only a bit bigger than your thumb, have the potential to save many lives. They are simple to use, compact enough to store in your bike or bag, and quickly inflate a tyre. Of course, CO2 cartridges exist in several form factors, like any user-friendly equipment, so you may choose the one that works best for you. Whether you require threaded or non-threaded cartridges is a crucial difference to consider. Let’s investigate the specifics and variations of these two types of cartridges.
THE DESIGN DIFFERENCE
Threaded cartridges must be screwed into the inflator, as the name implies. On the other hand, the plain body of a non-threaded cartridge only needs to be pushed or forced into the inflator head.
THE DISTINCTION IN USEFULNESS
You’ll probably find that most people find non-threaded cartridges simpler to use if you do a quick internet search. This is partly because they are more readily available than their threaded counterparts and because their design and form-factor are easier (simply literally “plug and play” – pierce the container and let the gas pour into the tyre).
THE PRICE DIFFERENCE
Generally, threaded cartridges cost a little bit more than non-threaded cartridges; however, threaded cartridges have occasionally been known to contain a little bit more carbon dioxide.
The most important thing to remember is that your CO2 cartridge must match your inflator. Genuine Innovations AirChuck CO2 Inflator. While the AirChuck functions best with threaded units, some inflators, like the Ultraflate, are best suited for non-threaded cartridges.
Cycling enthusiasts who desire a minimal head-only inflator that takes up far less room than the cupped non-threaded variants typically prefer threaded cartridges. Choose the tiny threaded CO2 inflator heads if space concerns you.
Both cartridge alternatives suit many riders, but if you’re still not convinced, compare them. To determine whether threaded or non-threaded CO2 cartridges are best for you, get a few of each, go for some rides, and try using each type.