Outdoor cycling is always exciting for cyclists, no matter you are riding a road bike frame, mountain bike or e-bike. It's perfect for people who love nature views, sunshine, wind, even rain and snow. In today's guide, we will show you the essential tools for your adventure outdoor.
So, let's get busy, pack up our gear and get in the mood for a leisurely ride without letting go.
It's not uncommon for the joy of the ride to turn over. For example, there's a flat tyre! So what tools do we need to deal with the unexpected? As carbon bike manufacturer, Rinasclta bike will guide you through the 6 essential tools for your bike.
Here's what you need: a combination of tools, tail light, spare wheel, patch, pry bar and pump.
1. Combination tools
Whether it's a long or short ride, your bike may need repairs or adjustments and this is where a handy and practical combination tool becomes a necessity. A combination tool set usually comes with a variety of hexagonal spanners, star spanners (T25), one and one Phillips screwdrivers and a chain punch.
2. Spare tyres
Tire punctures are the most common problem when riding out. Although I use vacuum tyres, I have witnessed the embarrassment of having a small cut on the sidewall of an outer tyre and not being able to repair it with self-repairing fluid. So carry an inner tube that fits your bike. Spare tyres take up little space, are easy to use and can be replaced in a short time, so you can continue riding.
3. Tire repair tools
In addition to the spare tire, you may also need a set of tire repair tools. Murphy's theorem reminds us that a freshly replaced inner tube can break again. In addition, the patch kit is compact and can be used to deal with all possible tyre problems.
4. Pry bar
When patching a tyre we recommend using a nylon hard pry bar. The pry bar that comes with a ten dollar box of tire repair kits can be thrown away, as it breaks once you pry.
In fact, headlights are not just for use at night, studies have shown: using flashing, daylight-visible headlights is a great way for cyclists to make themselves more visible to drivers, even during the day. In today's world of distracted drivers, it's more important than ever to take steps to improve safety, even in daylight, so that car drivers can have more time to see and react.
6. Portable air cartridges
I'm sure you've all experienced the poisonous milk of talking to a few casual riders on a night ride and bragging about how you've never had a flat tyre on this road, only to have your life violate the tyre gods within five kilometres of going out. If there are riders with tire repair tools and air cylinders, thank God, otherwise they would have to walk back to the shop to fix the tire themselves, leaving tears in their eyes.
In fact, whether it's a leisure ride, short or medium distance ride, or a single day race or multi-day race, riders will experience a lot of vehicle malfunctions at one time or another, the most frequent and most worrying is a flat tyre. When he was calmly picking the inner tube out, the riders were amazed to see that there were actually 20 to 30 pieces of tire patch all over a slim inner tube, and then he calmly polished, glued, pressed and finished with an amazing hand speed of 300 hits with a small air cylinder, without changing his face. The "Little Prince of Flat Tires".
At a time when CO2 cylinders are popular, due to their temperature-dependent and disposable nature, they can't meet the needs of all types of riders. A cost-effective portable cylinder can give you an extra option, after all, you won't panic if you have a tool at hand, and your fellow riders can comfortably start performing their ancestral tire-fixing skills when they get a flat tire to promote friendship.
Pack your bags and get going! Finally, I wish all cyclists a flat tire-free ride, a power increase every day, a less crowded life and a better life.