... should meet most racer's inflation needs.~ Cyclocross Magazine
The Prestacycle Nitrogen Inflation system brings affordable, portable Nitrogen inflation to consumers for use at home and while traveling. Our system is safe, easy-to-carry and easy-to-use for all your inflation needs. Perfect for your garage - carry it to your driveway or yard. Our smaller systems can also be transported anywhere for race support, outdoor events and general inflation use.
Automotive service facilities have machines for Nitrogen inflation, but those machines are too large and expensive for home use. Our inexpensive system works because you use inflation less frequently than a commercial shop. Our system safely stores Nitrogen at up to 2216 psi. A mid-sized 33 cubic foot cylinder is less than two feet tall and eight inches across, yet it can inflate up to 10 empty car tires or 120 empty bicycle tires before needing a refill. You can fill tires of all kinds including Cars, SUV's, Light Trucks, RV's, Lawn Tractors, Motorcycles, Bicycles and Scooters.
After filling your tires, you now have a convenient system handy for immediate top-offs. If you already have Nitrogen filled tires on you cars, the system could provide 100's of home top-offs before needing any refill. No more trips back to the dealer!
Lightweight alloy components combined with light alloy cylinders are easy and safe to transport when handled properly. For travel, any of our smaller systems can provide immediate top-offs or tire inflation without electricity. Our smallest 6 cubic foot system takes-up very little space and the complete system with cylinder only weighs about 5 pounds. It's being carried onboard by light aircraft for easy top-offs at remote airports.
Cylinder refills are available from local welders, welding suppliers and gas suppliers. Refill costs are very inexpensive. Prices vary but should generally be around twenty bucks. Pre-filled cylinders can also be delivered to your door. Delivery services can easily swap your empty tank for a full one, they'll even install it for you. For cylinder delivery, check here for your closest supplier: http://www.airgas.com/
Nitrogen is Air - without the bad stuff. Air is about 78% Nitrogen, 20% Oxygen with moisture and some other gases. Tires loose pressure because air goes right through the rubber. This is called permeation. The Oxygen in air escapes much faster, causing quick initial pressure loss. Laboratory guides rate the permeability rate through rubber of Oxygen at 23.3 vs. Nitrogen at only 9.43. Oxygen, CO2 and Helium all leak faster than Nitrogen.
Oxygen is also reactive. "Oxidation" weakens, dries and cracks rubber. It can also damage Alloy rims and break-down sealants. Moisture can corrode valves from the inside causing problems with proper valve closure. All problems with regular air are accelerated by pressure. Nitrogen is the best solution.
Nitrogen inflated tires maintain a more consistent tire pressure across different temperatures. Tire performance is more reliable and efficient when recommended tire pressure is maintained and heat is reduced. Most auto dealers recommend Nitrogen inflation exclusively for vehicles with tire pressure monitoring systems to prevent heat-related pressure warnings from your vehicle.
Our New Regulator is small, lightweight, yet durable. It has a micro-gauge that shows you how much Nitrogen is left so you'll know when you need a refill. The body of the regulator twists to control flow rate. Twist all the way to the right and you can close it completely with zero flow. Turn counter clockwise from there to open the flow rate to the desired level for small tires or keep turning to increase flow for large tires. It's perfect for portable inflation with any size cylinder.
It's also perfect for Shop use and works with the largest cylinders you can buy for professional inflation. We recommend Aluminum Cylinders for portability. We sell them on our Website and through our Dealers. Our Regulator is compatible with all steel Nitrogen cylinders as well. You can purchase any CGA-580 valve cylinder directly from your local Nitrogen refill provider. Our system is compatible with all North American cylinders rated for Nitrogen.
Prestacycle designs products from the start with real-world experience.