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    Is my seatbag a brick??

    Out of curiousity I threw my seatbag on the scale this week and was surprised to see it weighed in at over a POUND. That seemed awfully heavy, so I broke it down to see what might be adding up and what I could possibly drop. Here is how it weighed in:

    Tube (with a bit of powder, wrapped in a ziplock): 139.0 g
    Lezyne CRV 12 multi-tool (with sleeve): 127.2 g
    Two 16-gram CO2 cartidges: 124.8 g
    Genuine Innovations Air Chuck inflator: 21.0 g
    Powerlink and 2 chain pins in a small zip-lock: 7.1 g
    Park tool GP2 patch kit: 4.2 g
    Transit 45 seat wedge: 70.9 g
    Grand total: 494.5 g

    I do mainly endurance races and I think I have actually used everything in that bag at some point in a race. I have thought about dropping to only one CO2 but I've gotten two flats in one lap before (actually my spare tube had a hole - hence the patch kit). I also thought of maybe a more minimalist multitool, but I need one with a chain breaker - used it once when I managed to break a chain, and then proceed to drop half my Powerlink in a pile of leaves (and hence the chain pins).

    So I don't really see much opporuntity to shed any weight here but again, that sure does seem like a lot of weight for what it is. Is there anything I am overlooking? How does that compare to others riders' seat packs?

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    Dump the bag and pick up one of these: http://www.byekyle.com/ByeKyle/ByeKyle.html

    Other then that, I carry pretty much the same stuff. I drop it down to 1 cartrige, one chain pin and no patch kit while racing. I also carry my multi-tool in my jersey pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1
    Dump the bag and pick up one of these: http://www.byekyle.com/ByeKyle/ByeKyle.html

    Other then that, I carry pretty much the same stuff. I drop it down to 1 cartrige, one chain pin and no patch kit while racing. I also carry my multi-tool in my jersey pocket.
    That ***** will be gone before i reach the trailhead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Punkeyboozter
    That ***** will be gone before i reach the trailhead
    You mean you don't think the strap will work?? If so, have you ever used it before?
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    It's such an important brick, though...

    Edit: I make a bundle with a tube, 2 CO2s/inflator head, and a tire lever and tape it to my seatpost with electrical tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1
    You mean you don't think the strap will work?? If so, have you ever used it before?
    get a camelpack and never look back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lytleric
    Two 16-gram CO2 cartidges: 124.8 g
    Drop the two CO2 cartridges and get ONE Big Air cartridge, by Genuine Innovations- 59 grams. Easily fills two mtb tires.

    Also, for races I have a strap for my Big Air, I use electrical tape to attach the tube to the seatpost or the stem, and I place everything else in a jersey pocket. Or I'm using a camelbak.
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    The beer holder has to be the best reason to use a simple strap. AWESOME.

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