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the bags like toppeak comes with a clamp to go on the rails.
But It makes no sense to buy a light saddle and then the clamp is something like 80g (guessing).
So what bags are you guys using and how do they attach.. I use a small bag about 0.3 liters volume.
lcoolb wrote:No saddle bag! Just stuff the pockets of your jersey...
+1......saddle bags are for middle aged women and donkeys.
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prendrefeu wrote:I only use a saddle-bag for rides over ~125mi.
Anything less there really is no need, ever.
on a sunday club run in the UK you can at certain times of there year get anything up to 3 flats in a day
also withstanding a multifunction tool next to your back (nasty feeling personally) and a set of tyre levers
I think a saddle bag is essential
Maybe you don't need to carry so much stuff in LA
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Without a saddle bag I'm prepared for up to three flats with or without two sidewall blowouts. That's a worst case scenario... even at that point, it's a sign you should head home. All of that fits nicely in a size-small jersey pocket, still leaving two pockets for food/nutrition/gels/etc, mobile phone & necessary wallet/cards, music (if applicable) and still more room for any take offs (arm warmers, knee warmers, "weight weenie vest" )
The roads in Los Angeles & Vicinity are a mixed bag. Some are smoother than butter melting off my girl's hips, some look like the roads of Dresden on February 16th, 1945. That being said, knocking on wood/carbon/alloy/steel/whatever, if you are a good rider and intelligent about where you are putting your wheel and maintaining your equipment, flats can be avoided for years at a time. Out here at least.
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