5 Roadside Essentials
Our roadside must-haves won’t let you down
Despite our best efforts, sometimes things go wrong. The longer the ride, the greater the risk of a mechanical issue. Carrying a basic selection of repair tools can get you fixed up and back in the saddle. Whether you have a flat tire, loose bolt, or broken cable, here’s our list of roadside repair essentials.
A mini pump is the most reliable way to re-inflate your tire out on the road. For skinny road tires, a high-pressure pump will work best. For wider tires, such as those found on gravel or mountain bikes, a high-volume pump is your best bet. Many riders also choose to carry a CO2 inflator in addition to a mini pump. CO2 inflators are great for quickly inflating tubes or for getting a tubeless tire to reseat, however, you should still carry a mini pump just in case the CO2 fails, or you get more than one flat.
Make sure you have a multi-tool with the right bits to tighten any loose bolt on your bike. More advanced multi-tools will also include a chain breaker and spoke wrench.Shop Multi-Tools now
Bonus item: Saddle Bag
The easiest way to carry gear is with a saddle bag. That way you always have everything you need to fix an issue. For a stylish and colorful look, check out the Almsthre Saddle Bag. SHOP SADDLE BAGS NOW