What Do You Carry When You Ride?

Ever wonder what cyclists carry in their pockets, saddlebags, and hydration packs? We polled some folks around the office, asking to see what they carried to get out of a jam, and found some interesting stuff.

Which kind of begs the question: what do you carry when you ride?

And don’t forget that tubes, multitools, mini-pumps, Co2 cartridges, black size medium Giro Air Attack Shield helmets, and saddlebags make great stocking stuffers.

 

Commuter Kit (carried in messenger bag): Tire lever, multitool, patch kit, spare tube, pump

Commuter Kit (carried in messenger bag): Tire lever, multitool, patch kit, spare tube, pump

XC riding: Spare tube, Co2 inflator and multitool combo

XC riding (strapped to seatpost): Spare tube, Co2 inflator and multitool combo

Super-light road kit (carried in jersey pocket): mini pump, rear flashy light, tire levers, Ikea hex wrenches, tube, dollar bill

Super-light road kit (carried in jersey pocket): mini pump, rear flashy light, tire levers, hex wrenches that came with Ikea shelves, tube, dollar bill

Touring kit (in saddlebag): Multitool, SRAM masterlink, rear light, tire levers, tube, Gerber mutlitool, (not pictured: frame pump)

Touring kit (in saddlebag): Multitool, SRAM masterlink, rear light, tire levers, tube, Gerber mutlitool, (not pictured: frame pump)

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Trail Riding (carried in hydration pack): food, Go Pro + tripod, Co2 inflator, hatchet, shock pump, zip ties, multitool, tire levers, pump, spare tube

Road Kit (carried in jersey pocket): Tube, Co2 cartridge and chuck, spare Co2 cartridge, mutlitool

Road Kit (carried in jersey pocket): Tube, Co2 cartridge and chuck, spare Co2 cartridge, multitool

The Ultimate Trail Building Kit (carried in hydration pack): Hatchet, pump, shovel, chain saw, shears, pruners, strap, tube, food, bug spray, branch cutter

The Ultimate Trail Building Kit (carried in hydration pack): Hatchet, pump, saw, shovel, chain saw, shears, pruners, strap, tube, food, bug spray, branch cutter

9 Responses to What Do You Carry When You Ride?

  1. Rocky Mountain Rider says:

    Thanks for the info, very interesting. I am curious why the Ultimate Trail Building Kit has a road tube. What kind of ultimate trails are accessed by a road bike?

  2. Kim Kremer says:

    I carry a multitool, spare tubes, inflator, tire irons, & bandages and a spare arm warmer in my seat bag. (The arm warmer does a great job protecting road rash on the calves. I know this from sad experience.)

  3. Since its winterish, and I commute weekdays and take long rambles on the weekend, I have rain gear, extra gloves, socks, a tube, patch kit, pump, multi tool, tire levers, and a tiny first aid kit.

  4. Brad says:

    Having mechanic skills I always feel i need to carry so much stuff. and i go days on end not using anything. and the 1 day i ride with out anything is the day i pass a cute girl with a messed up chain or flat. and later in the day my stem or handlebars come loose.

  5. dudewithballs says:

    why the hatchet?

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