Going bagless is possible with little compromise


#1

So I’m continuing on my quest to go bagless and I’ve been using a couple of different things to make sure I have all the gear that is necessary.

First up is a SpeedSleev to hold a multi-tool (http://amzn.to/29pNoRt):

The Crank Bros multi fits in here great and did not fall out even during a crash.

Also key to going bagless is a water bottle but you can just use any cage you want. I went carbon because my frame is carbon.

In addition to the cage, I added a Crank Bros pump holder that uses the cage holes to attach and it also worked well, even in a crash (http://amzn.to/29BWpnu):

Finally, and probably the biggest help, is a really good pair of shorts. This can’t be overlooked because these can hold your phone, keys, chapstick and other assorted items. I prefer the Zoic Ether shorts because they hold the weight great, have a lot of pockets and also are very comfortable. Whatever shorts you choose, make sure they have pockets to hold things but also do not inhibit riding while carrying your gear.


#2

Not a fan of the pump,I had one and it eventually starts to open and hits your pedal… I use a camel back,I pay it no mind and it doesn’t effect me… But I used to put all my stuff in a water bottle


#3

I thought about a water bottle solution but I only have holes for one cage. The pump didn’t move and if it does I’ll slap some black duct tape on it to keep it steady.


#4

Check out the awesome strap. It holds just about all your essentials compactly to the seatpost. Backcountry Research has some nice product.