Granite Designs have added the Punk CO2 Caddy to their line-up of cleverly-designed tools to help you ride pack-less. The STASH range of tools that sit in your steerer tube and bar ends have been around a while, as has the RockBand frame strap. The Granite CO2 inflator now completes the line-up, helping you to drop that cumbersome pack and go full enduro. Once you go packless, you’ll loathe going back. Riding with a minimalist set-up gives you a certain sense of added freedom. It takes a little thinking through, especially if your front triangle is on the small side, but it’s definitely worth it. Here’s the new offering from Granite Design.
Granite CO2 Inflator
The Granite Designs Punk CO2 Caddy comprises an inflator head and a canister sleeve, available for both 16g and 25g canisters. The sleeves protect your hand when the rapid release of CO2 causes the canister to get very cold, very quickly. Classic entropy. The small weighs 24g, while the large weighs 25g. The Punk CO2 Caddy can be stowed tightly on your frame with Granite’s sweet-looking Rockband frame strap, available in Black, Red, Blue, Green, Orange and Turquoise Blue. Strap it down along with a tube, some tyre levers and a multi-tool and you’re one step closer to pack-free full enduro life.
Granite Designs Pita Pedal Cover
The Granite Designs Pita Pedal Cover protects everything except your shins from those savage pedal pins. They’re a simple but effective solution that virtually eliminates that annoying damage caused by pedals during transport. No more bent spokes, scuffed paint or scratched stanchions and no more sacrificing knee pads or items of clothing to protect your bikes when they’re packed away.
Each Pita is a tough, easy to use neoprene pocket that slips over your flat or clipped pedals. When in place, simply push the poppers closed and they’ll stay in place till you’re ready to go. When you’re not using your Pitas, they can be stored securely with their handy hang-loops.
Pricing and Availability
The Granite CO2 inflator and canister sleeve combo, aka the PUNK CO2 Caddy, will set you back £19.99 (~$23). The Pita covers are available in small and large, fitting pedal sizes of 3.94″ x 3.35″ and 4.53″ x 4.53″, respectively. With black and camo green colorways available, the small is priced at $18.99, while the large will set you back $19.99.