Genuine Innovations Proflate 16 £21.99

Gas tyre inflator

BikeRadar score 4/5

Carbon dioxide inflators aren’t to everyone’s liking – there’s still something a little scary about using pressurised gas to pump up tyres.

If any pump can convert doubters, though, it’s the Proflate. The intelligent Presta/Schrader valve is trigger operated and it’s easy to modulate flow. The plastic case acts both as protective storage for a full threadless cartridge and prevents frostbite as the CO2 discharges.

The case also locks automatically so it can’t be opened with a live canister inside, and with the valve cover closed the trigger won’t work either. A tab on the rear indicates whether your cartridge has any gas left, and it’s easy to use with one hand.

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