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Importance of using saddle bag

What is a saddle bag?

A saddle bag is a bag attached under the seat/saddle of a bicycle. It comes in various sizes and designs. There are many brands available in the market that you can choose from. I have used brands of saddle bag from Topeak, Lezyne and Scicon. It is important to know what items to be put into the saddle bag before purchasing it. 

Bicycle Saddle Bag

Why is it important to bring along a saddle bag when out for cycling?

  • Have you experienced a flat tire in the middle of your ride?
  • Have you experienced a flat tire shortly after leaving your home?
  • Have you experienced being stuck in a remote area with a flat tire?

I am sure many cyclists have experienced the above-mentioned scenarios. Since young, I was disciplined by my cycling coach to bring a saddle bag on my bicycle whenever I go out for cycling. Do not worry if you faced issues replacing your inner tubes as I will have a sharing session to teach you how to change the inner tubes.

What is inside my saddle bag?

There are several mandatory items that a cyclist should have in his saddle bag. These items will depend on the types of bicycle tires that he is using. For example, clincher tires, tubeless tires and tubular tires. I am using clincher tires for all my bicycles. In my future blogs, I will be sharing with you on the mandatory items to put into the saddle bag for tubeless and tubular system.

Let’s take a look at the list of items in my saddle bag.

  1. Bicycle Inner Tubes
  2. Tire Levers
  3. Presta to Schrader Convertor Tool
  4. Multi Tool Kit
  5. Missing Link Connector
  6. Presta Valve Extender Tool
  7. Self-Adhesive Inner Tube Patch Kit
  8. Scuffer
Items inside my saddle bag

How does a saddle bag looks like on a bicycle?

Saddle bag on a road bicycle