I carry this kit LifeLine Tubeless Repair Kit | Puncture Repair | Wiggle Ive used it on a mates tubeless TT disc wheel and it was good for a sub 20min 10miles and another mate used it for me when my hands were wrecked by chemo and it was good for 30miles or so. I stick a quick link in there too. I still carry a spare tube levers and pump but touch wood they haven’t bee needed. There that’s me hexed it now and its guaranteed they all be needed on my next ride now
The ability to repair a second flat. I flatted twice on a chunky gravel ride the other week. Pinch flat in the first tube then the backup tube (which was unfortunately a race-lite 18-23cc) was torn 1/4 mile later. I had a patch I could have used to repair the pinch flat but didn’t have a way to repair it.
A Quicklink to fix a broken chain
Could maybe carry a smaller multi-tool if I sat down and figured out exactly what size hex’s etc that I need. Also, have not had good luck with the pre-glued patches (twice they have come up and uncovered a the whole while riding) so I might not bother bringing them any more
Those tubeless plug thingys if I switch to tubeless
I think plugs are the only thing missing. The Dynaplug Racer tool is a very handy tool for plugging holes too big for sealant. It’s ideal to plug the hole rather than have to resort to the tube, so it’s a good option A to have in the pack.
handpump is also something to consider if you aren’t in a hurry, they are obviously more reusable and more fool proof than the CO2.
I’m using a Wolf Tooth 8 bit pack pliers which have a chain tool, place for quick links, tubeless sealant valve clearer, spoke wrench, valve wrench, then all the assorted multi tool bits. They can handle basically any problem I have.
I also carry a spare tube, a tiny tube patch kit square, a Gu wrapper that can double as a tire boot. Attached to the bike at all times are a tubeless plug kit (attached on my down tube) and a small hand pump (attached to a bottle cage). Very manageable and saved my bacon when I had a big slashed tired during a race.
I would add a small tire lever, but honestly I have no issue using my hands on my bigger tires, they are not a super tight fit. I try to avoid using a tube, it’s my absolute last resort.
Same kit for road and gravel bike. Dynaplug Racer with a flat pack of spare plugs. Small box of Parktool pre-glued patches. A spare tube. A Lezyne drive pump. And a £20 note which doubles up as either cash for emergencies or a makeshift repair for a tyre cut that’s too large to plug or patch. Fairly compact and covers all reasonable scenarios.
Don’t bother with CO2 on the basis that I’d never be comfortable with just one canister as I’m then stuck if that one misfires or I have multiple punctures, so I’d be carrying a pump anyway and would rather not have both. Have never had to use patches since going tubeless but they’re tiny, weigh next to nothing and have come in useful quite a few times helping out other people who haven’t taken quite such a belt and braces approach as I do!
Yip that my thinking and I can more gradually apply pressure which has been useful with some p’tures over the years. I have actually started carrying CO2 too but that’s more for group riding, a bit of peer pressure “you must carry one”. I prefer a pump myself. Lol, I carry Park patches too, they are just handy and take up little to no space in the back of my wallet, although touch wood I’ll never actually use them on a ride any more (I did when I was still on tubes and p’tured twice). I have actually used them on the commuter (which is still tubed) but only in the office as a get me home spare.
Road bike with tubes (and take the same kit with my cross bike which I run tubeless but honestly never get flats with):
Two tubes, but use conti race lights so two are about the size of one normal tube.
CO2 canister and head (for riding in groups so I don’t keep the others waiting). This multi-tool because it’s light but has a chain tool.
Spare quick link.
Two of these michelin tyre levers, which have always been my favourites.
That all jams into a small Speedsleev Ranger saddlebag (but I think they’ve changed their sizes since I got it, but it’s pretty compact). I like leaving my pockets free for food, phone and gilets etc in changeable weather.
I also mount a small lezyne minipump to the frame for a second flat, or if I’m riding solo and not in a hurry. If I’m jumping on one of my other bikes the saddle bag swaps over quickly and I stick the minipump in my pocket.