10 Saddle Bag Essentials To Take On Every Bike Ride

10 Saddle Bag Essentials To Take On Every Bike Ride


– When it comes to
packing your saddle bag, the question everyone really asks is well, what do you actually need? So in this video, I’m gonna
run you through all the things that we think you should
be taking out on your bike. (tranquil hip hop music) – Let’s start off with the
obvious one, the inner tube. Now this is a must on any bike ride. Even if you’re running tubeless tires, sometimes you’ll get that
puncture that just won’t seal, so having one of these handy will get you out of a lot of trouble. Now some seasoned cyclists will tell you never to use tire levers, but why take the risk? Say you’ve got really cold hands or you’ve got a new tire
that just won’t come off, having a pair of tire levers makes the whole thing a lot easier. There are multi-tools and
then there are multi-tools so finding one that best works for you and your bike is really important. There are so many out on the market so have a good think about
which one you want to get and, ultimately, have it
on your bike at all times and then you’ll never be
stuck on the side of the road with problems that you can’t fix. A small bit of kit but super effective. If you’ve broken your
chain out on the road, then this is the tool you’ll want to use and that’s gonna get you back on the road. It’s easy to apply and
it’ll get you up and running in no time. Next up, patches. Now this is something you
do not want to overlook. It’s easy to carry and
they’re small and light but in the unlikely event
of a double puncture, this will become your lifeline. (tranquil hip hop music) Next up, valve extender. If you’ve got deep
section wheels like these, then having a valve extender is a really important bit of kit. If you’re out on a ride and you puncture and you end up borrowing
someone’s inner tube with a shorter valve, then
you just won’t be able to pump your tire up without one. Gas canisters, are they worth it? I personally would say yes. Getting your tires up to a sufficient PSI in a matter of seconds
is, well, just awesome. If you don’t know what a
tire boot is, let me explain. It’s a piece of tough material that goes on the inside of the tire to seal up any of those splits ’cause if you’ve got a
split in that outer tire, then you’re susceptible to punctures. Having some spare cash in your saddle bag is something a lot of people forget about but worst case, it’ll be
able to get you a taxi home or if you’ve run out of tire boots, it also works well to
patch up those holes. But I am gonna say, keep that one quiet ’cause especially if you’re going out on a ride with Lloydie, well, you’ll end up buying all the rounds. If you did enjoy this video, then don’t forget to
give it a big thumbs up. And if you’d like to
know more about the tools and how they actually work, then why don’t you check
out that video down there?