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Why CO2 Deflates So Quickly

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Ever wonder why your tubes seem to go low so quickly after you’ve used a CO2 cartridge to inflate them?

VeloNews has a brief Q&A with Lennard Zinn that explains it…long story short, CO2 is soluble in Butyl Rubber (which is what the vast majority of inner tubes are made of), meaning it can quickly pass right through.  Read the VeloNews article here.

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