saddle bags?

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  • 08-21-2009
    saddle bags?
    Just wondering how many of you guys keep a tube, tire lever, pump or even a multi tool on you for a race.
    i currently have a saddlebag with all of that in it and a frame mounted pump. my bike weighs in at 28lb 12oz without any of that and weighs 30lb 6oz with it. that seems like a decent jump.
    or if your running tubeless how does tire sealant hold up to thorns?
    thanks guys!
  • 08-21-2009
    Unless it's a short track or a hill climb I have a small saddlebag with a:

    Tire lever
    Der Hanger
    Duct Tape Patch
    2 quick-links with a link in between
    1 cleat bolt

    Tube in my jersey.
  • 08-21-2009
    good to know. i keep shot blocks in my jersey.
  • 08-21-2009
    for a XC race:

    Big Air w/chuck and Tube in my jersey pocket.

    unfortunately in VT none of the shops had big airs and i DNF'd.

    if something more than a flat tire happens in an XC race you might as well make the walk of shame, your finish time won't matter.

    when not racing i carry everything except the kitchen sink! :)
  • 08-21-2009
    id rather finish last while riding then take a walk of shame and take last.