- Lightening the Load
I’m looking to lighten the load that I carry on my back this year by carrying tools and spares on the bike instead.
The One-UP EDC and All-In Multitool are expensive, don’t have everything I like in my essential kit, and seem wasteful if you already own all the tools and spares you want to carry.
Does anyone use them? Are they stable out on the trail? Do they sound like someone shaking a tin full of bolts, or do they fly off into the woods when the going gets rough?
Any better solutions out there?Posted 1 year ago
I often use an Alpkit Fuel pod (medium size) but mount it within the frame. Here’s what I mean, this is one mounted on my wife’s Cotic Soul:
If you have a tapered headset then there’s the Fork Cork which is an afterfit plug to go in the bottom of the steerer tube. Lets you put small items in there but you do need to wrap them otherwise they’ll rattle.Posted 1 year ago
I’ve also got a Beerbabe downtube bag that I’ve used for tools and spares. It’s long enough to hold a Topeak Mini-Morph. I think it was just under £40. This is my hardtail setup for last year’s YD200: tools and spares in the BB downtube bag; food in the stem cells; light, spare batteries, glasses, wallet, phone in the top tube bag; nothing on my back or in shirt pockets. Forgot to mention in the last post that the Soul is one of the 26″ XS frames so not a lot of room in there.
Posted 1 year ago
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