Do you use a saddle bag?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

Do you use a saddle bag?

Yes (Stop here)
63
49%
No (select reasons below)
21
16%
Rule 29 is Rule 29! Saddle bag is not cool!
11
9%
I can fit everything I need in my jersey pockets.
26
20%
There is no saddle bag out there that meets my needs.
2
2%
It doesn't match my bike.
1
1%
Other reason (if you don't mind, please respond with your reason).
4
3%
 
Total votes: 128

AJS914
Posts: 2005
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:52 pm

by AJS914

I use a tiny saddle permanently fixed to the bike. I even have one for all my bikes. If I had to rearrange my saddle bag based on length of ride, there would be a ton of rides where I forgot something essential. My wife works 12 hours a day as a resident physician so there is no option to call her to come and save me.

In 35 years of riding, I've gotten stuck one time and it was the time I was switching around my saddle bag and forgot a tube. Fortunately, another rider came along and saved me with a spare tube.

gewichtweenie
Posts: 152
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:12 pm

by gewichtweenie

I have a phone and cash in case I need to take the taxi/train to the nearest station or even straight home.

I haven't been caught out due to a mechanical. So the $/weight saved in terms of weight weenie terms is , I would say, enviable :D

Alumen
Posts: 88
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:47 pm

by Alumen

How dare you even to question rule #29...
CAAD 10 2015

wicz
Posts: 106
Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:13 pm

by wicz

Using the Orucase saddle roll. Like being prepared for whatever comes my way. 2x tubes, tire levers, park tools ib-2, patch kit, plus the lezyne mini hp pump mounted on the seat tube.

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