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    looking for a seat bag and multi-tool

    Hi,

    I need to get a new bag and a new mutli-tool, because the bag that I have is old and I don't like my multi-tool.

    Since I need both, I was looking at the Topeak Survival Tool Wedge II. Is it worth getting or should I buy a separate bag and multi-tool and if so, what do you suggest?

    Topeak Survival Tool Wedge Pack II

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    I was in the same predicament a few weeks ago and I came to the conclusion that the tools included in the survival wedge pack weren't all that great of a quality and not as complete as most multi tools i.e. no chain breaker. I ended up getting a medium wedge pack II which, I think, is the size of the survival pack. It is bigger than I expected, it easily carries a 29er tube, Hexus II, a snack, phone and an inhaler without expanding it.
    Buying the wedge pack and the Hexus was within a few bucks of the price of the Survival pack, included more tools(no patch kit) and has more room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treebumper View Post
    I was in the same predicament a few weeks ago and I came to the conclusion that the tools included in the survival wedge pack weren't all that great of a quality and not as complete as most multi tools i.e. no chain breaker. I ended up getting a medium wedge pack II which, I think, is the size of the survival pack. It is bigger than I expected, it easily carries a 29er tube, Hexus II, a snack, phone and an inhaler without expanding it.
    Buying the wedge pack and the Hexus was within a few bucks of the price of the Survival pack, included more tools(no patch kit) and has more room.
    Thanks, I just looked at the Hexus. The Survival Pack has a chain tool. Is a chain break different? I do like how the Hexus has everything together in one tool, though.

    Found the Wedge Pack II and the Hexus on Amazon for about $50. Performance Bike has the Survival Pack on sale for $40, it's usually $60.

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    Get an awesome strap and a Lenzye SV-10.
    Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!

    2012 Specialized Stumpy EVO 29 HT

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    I got the awesome strap after researching-didn't really want a bag. So for each bike put a tube in a ziplock, tire levers and a C02 cartridge and inflator. On my Pug I just put a Pedro's skewer tool as well. I usually have my camelback so the Strap holds what I need for my quick rides to STP or Kennedy. The awesome strap holds everything great!

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    Just got my pink/green argyle Awesome Strap Race 2. Works perfect. Securely fastens a spare tube, tire patch, tire lever, and 16g CO2 under my seat.
    Geologist by trade...bicycle mechanic (former) by the grace of God!

    2012 Specialized Stumpy EVO 29 HT

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    bump

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    I put all of the typical seat bag contents in a zipl-loc bag and stick it in my center jersey pocket. I've never been able to find a saddle bag that could hold enough to be worth while but wouldn't rub my thighs and ruin my bibs.

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