Best saddle bag: On-bike space for your tools and spares


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It's a good idea to carry at least the basic spares with you on a bike ride. Usually to repair a puncture or perhaps fix a mechanical issue. There are a few different ways to carry your spares. You can keep them all in a saddle bag behind your saddle, in a frame bag, in your jersey pockets or in a storage bottle in one of your bottle cages. 

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Tom Wieckowski
Tech writer

Tom joined the Cyclingnews team in late 2022 as tech writer. Tom has over 10 years experience as a qualified mechanic with 5 or so of those being spent running an independent workshop. Tom has ridden and raced bikes from an early age up to a national level on the road and track and has ridden and competed in most disciplines, even the odd bit of bike polo. Tom is as happy tinkering away in the garage as he is out on the road bike exploring the Worcestershire lanes.