How To Carry Your Cycling Spares

Published on March 13th 2017


Taking spares with you are a vital part of your ride. But how should you carry them? Subscribe to GCN: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! 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 👇 Jersey Pockets: - 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. Saddle-Bag: - 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, we 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. Watch more on GCN... 5 Common Mechanical Issues & How To Fix Them | GCN's Cycling Tips 📹 How To Pack Your Saddlebag 📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /