Innovations Powered Inflation Kit/MTB Review

January 4, 2009 by  
Filed under Gear, Gear

genuine innovations powered inflation kit mtb Innovations Powered Inflation Kit/MTB ReviewI went riding today with my friend Matt at Blankets mountain bike trail located in Woodstock, GA.  It was another day of riding in the rain and getting muddy.  Having my clothes covered in mud from the ride I got the itch to go visit The Bicycle Doctor as I decided it might make sense to buy another pair of shorts.  I wanted to get some Hoss Technical Gear riding shorts, however Scott was out of my size so he had to order them for me.  I wasn’t satisfied leaving Scott’s store empty handed so I asked him for his recommendations on a Co2 Tire Inflator and a Chain Lubricant product.  I trust Scott so I purchased what he recommended.

This review focuses on the Co2 Tire Inflator he recommended, Genuine Innovations Powered Inflation Kit/MTB.  Innovations, Inc. headquarters is in Tucson, Arizona and their products are made in the USA.   On their website, they claim they are #1 in Co2 Inflators, while I’m not in a position to verify this claim I will make one observation, they sure seem to have the widest selection of any Co2 Inflator company that I’ve come across. 

Scott’s recommendation led me to the Powered Inflation Kit/MTB.  The kit comes with a Big Air! cartridge which is nice because it can inflate two 26″ MTB tires at 40+ psi.  This same cartridge can inflate three 27″ 700cc road tires at 75 psi.  A rubber mount with hook-and-loop strap is also included that allows easy and quick mounting to your bike. Microflate is the company’s lightest and most economical controllable mini inflator with easy to use twist-to-inflate valve. The blue nozzle of the Microflate is a “dual nozzle”, it pushes onto Presta valves and screws onto Shrader valves.

I really liked the fact that the kit comes with the Big Air! canister which is a 40g propane canister.  Most kits come with a 12 or 16g canister.  In addition the twist-to-inflate vavle is easy to use and features brass fittings which make for a longer life.  The ability to mount the cartridge and microflate to your bike’s seatpost is a nice feature.  Although I typically carry my pump, first aid, tools, etc. in a pack when I ride I decided I would mount the inflator to my seatpost as a “last resort” type solution or when inflating a tire or making adjustments to tire pressure is time senstive.

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