Taking spares with you are a vital part of your ride. But how should you carry them?
Essential spares to take with you on your ride are a mini-pump, multi-tool and innertube. However, which is the best way to take these items with you?
How do you carry your spares? Let us know in the comments 👇
– Normally you have three pockets on the rear of the jersey. It’s convenient, but not good if you are on a long ride and taking a fair bit of food with you on your ride, plus a jacket, mobile phone and more! You soon end up fully loaded.
– Ideal for your innertubes and multi-tool! Fit and forget.
A little tip. It may also be worth putting your tubes inside of a small plastic sandwich bag, GCN have heard of people discovering their innertube(s) have rubbed against something (multi-tool/tyre levers) inside a saddle-bag and put a hole in them.
Which is more aerodynamic? According to Zipp, they think the saddle-bag is the most aero option!
And finally, the lesser spotted Water-bottle:
The cut-off water bottle is a classic option, and ideal for short recovery rides or to look pro/retro/neat.