Yes, it's pro to train with a saddlebag. Pros always train with two water bottles, a small saddlebag (with tyre lever, allen key, and tube), and a manual pump. It's not pro to have your back jersey pockets stuffed to the absolute brim (unless you're a domestique who's just picked up the water bottles from the team car mid race). Stretched pockets are a quick way to a new jersey.
Read more pro quirks and superstitions here.
We've partnered with Scicon to bring you the pro experience and matched our saddlebags to our custom wet bags.
The CyclingTips saddlebag is Scicon's Elan 210 Velcro model. It's minimal, hides neatly under your saddle, and is secured with a Velcro strap to your rails.
It's just the right size to fit those pro essentials and is designed to fit one inner tube, 2 tyre levers, a patch kit, and multi tool.
- Material: Cordura®
- Fastening: Velcro® Strap
- Weight: 38.5 grams
- Volume: 210 cc
- Compact size
These Saddlebags are currently in production and will ship at the end of November. For more information about shipping/ returns please head here.