I’ve been asked many times, what do I carry for every gravel bike ride, or how about the rides where you go long, or really long?
There are three configurations closely related to the description of this video. For every ride, the saddlebag always accompanies me, and likely with some food stashed into the rear pockets of my jersey, or a gel or two stashed into the gripper of my bib shorts (free space!)
Video: What I Carry on my Gravel Bike Rides
For longer rides, I add a top tube Bento type box (see everything listed below and in the video), or a bag that attaches behind the handlebar / alongside the stem. KaiVenture Bags is my choice for that position.
Finally, if I’m going really long, I will add something like the Revelate Designs Jerrycan to the bike, but I am exploring some additional options soon, including the carbon fibre X1 rack system by Tailfin.cc
Links of Interest / Items mentioned in this video (there’s a lot!)
- Garmin Varia RTL510 Radar Taillight Review
- Axiom Seymour Oceanwave Saddle Bag
- Planet Bike Red Zeppelin Co2 Inflator
- Genuine Innovations Plug Kit / “Bacon Strips”
- Dynaplug – http://dynaplug.com
- Park Tool CT-5 Mini Chain Tool
- Pedro’s Tyre Levers
- 16oz Co2 Cartridges (threaded)
- Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers Review
- Tubolito Tubes
- Park Tool TB-2 Tyre Boot
- Fix It Sticks Tool Review
- Spur Cycle Titanium Multi-Tool Review
- Specialized Micro Pump – http://specialized.com
- KaiVenture Bags – http://kaiventurebags.com
- Apidura Racing Top Tube Pack Review
- Dark Speed Works 483D & 915D – http://darkspeedworks.com
- Gu Energy Chews
- Gu Energy Gels
- Gu Energy Roctane Gels
- Gu Energy Hydration Drink Tabs
- Ravemen CR900 Light Review 900 lumen model
- Ravemen PR1600 Light Review 1,600 lumen model
- Dumondech Lube (the best!) – http://dumondetech.com
- Revelate Designs – http://revelatedesigns.com
- Shimano Pro Discover Frame Bag
- Zefal Magnum 1 Litre Bottles
- Wahoo Roam Computer Review
- Garmin 830 Computer Review
- K-Edge Mounts – http://k-edge.com
- Buckler Skincare (my chamois cream of choice) – http://bucklerskincare.com
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13 comments on “What I Carry on my Gravel Bike Rides: Short, Long & Really Long!”
Tic rides with a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter and a huge hotter knife…and still kicked our arses.
I’m just sayin.
Tic isn’t a normal human. Also, he likely had about 8,000 calories in that shoulder bag.
Fun segment..and many thanks for the comprehensive and very useful list and sites.
cheers and stay healthy
Really useful thanks Jom
JOM I can’t remember if it was here or over at Riding Gravel. Does Grannygear post here or have you or anybody here done a light review? I need to get a new light.
Who the heck is Granny Gear? Larry, I linked my light reviews at the bottom of this article… the big list… thanks.
JOM – thanks for bringing the Tubolito inner tubes to my attention. They will be going into my kit bag (and hopefully rarely used!)
For us we have three considerations: is it an area with goat heads, then you add in an extra bottle of sealant. (They can put 100 spikes in your tires so fast!). And how remote are we going. We often ride places for four hours and see absolutely nobody and phones don’t work so then more back ups and TWO Inreach devices so we can talk to each other. The final is how many people are going. Because now we can have “group gear”. …. but we are always thinking backups, double backups. Everyone has navigation and tubeless tires or else they don’t ride with me.
Microstove and a kettle for a cup of tea
Is there an advantage of using 2 computers on a bicycle ? Thanks,
Personal preference. I like to have one showing stats, the other mapping and navigation.
Seems like no one carries even the most rudimentary first aid kit.
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