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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