10 Things EVERY Cyclist Should Own

10 Things EVERY Cyclist Should Own

continuing my series for beginner cyclists… top 10 handy items you probably should get hold of if you’re a cyclist.

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  1. Agil Agilsen on August 7, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    I don’t even remember the last time I used cash. That tip feels a little unnecessary tbh

  2. 71chipmunk on August 7, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    In this day and age, add to list… Hand Sanitizers and Face Mask…. (for use when we need to zip in to a cafe for coffee and donuts or to use the restroom)

  3. Dr. Seku Gathers on August 7, 2022 at 11:33 pm


  4. Fabian Richburgh on August 7, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    What’s a tenner

  5. Andy Hodge on August 7, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Number 1 on this list of things every cyclist should own …..a bicycle . The one item on this list that isn’t essential is the work stand , however i invested a chunk of money in a Feedback Sports pro elite model and I now can’t imagine how I coped without it . A work stand is definitely worth the investment ( the feedback ones are v.pricey though )

  6. G on August 7, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Wow I feel like a real cyclist 😎

  7. Pinned Comment on August 7, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    So when you’re pullin stiff out of your pocket, you’re not gonna lose one single thing by accident…

    But if it falls outta yer pocket, you’ve just lost everything! 😱

  8. naman malik on August 7, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    where did you get that small bag from?

  9. MrBoggins1234 on August 7, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Rear, day time safety light – lezyne pro strip 300
    Cateye BM-45 bar end mirror (tiny) lifesaver. Once you had a couple of chamois destroying close passes, this is a game changer.

  10. Mike Stevens on August 7, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    TOP ten – for a cyclist?
    well …
    1. we’ll definitely need a BIKE we like! (maybe this is a given so I put in an eleven)
    2. a comfortable good-fitting helmet
    3. sunglasses
    4. cycling bibs or – if offroad/preferred – padded mtb shorts
    5. cycling jersey with pockets
    6. weather-appropriate gloves
    7. pedal-appropriate shoes (clipless if you want to get serious)
    8. track pump
    9. C02/patch kit
    10. cycle computer (a must for cycling solo – if its not on Strava…)
    11. assuming a bike is too obvious/could be a given – water bottles or hydration vest

  11. Blaze 114 on August 7, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    I also carry a 1st Aid bag, Tyre Levers, Bike lock all in a small rucksack which also keeps the base of my back warm.

  12. Phil A on August 7, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Fuck mini pumps, they last forever, and take forever to pump as well. I also had that lyzene model and it would unscrew the values rendering the tube useless.
    Just go with co2 canisters quick and dirty and highly effective

  13. Bitfrickler on August 7, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    #1: A bike

  14. blake on August 7, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    1. Waterproof jacket
    2. Lock
    3. Good lights
    4. Water bottle
    5. Bike
    6. Lube

    Just borrow everything else.

  15. Ian Ingram on August 7, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Amazing how many “Roadies” don’t carry a pump because of the weight but then have to wait for another cyclist to turn up who does carry one.

  16. Alistair Macrae on August 7, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Give serious concideration to a rear video camera. Mount it to the saddle post, flashing red light should warn SOME drivers!!

  17. Matthew on August 7, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Excellent list, especially having a quality work stand at home in the garage.

  18. Simon Gale on August 7, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    I recently bought a new bike which has tubeless tyres which I was told ‘I no longer need to carry a spare inner tube as if I get a puncture, I just pull out the offending object, spin the wheel (so the glue within can do its job apparently) and pump the tyre up again. Can anyone confirm this or should I still be carrying a spare tube? Thanks in advance.

  19. Johnny Darko on August 7, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    How about a decent helmet?

  20. Jobbermann on August 7, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Any chance you build that rack for ur bike yourself? Do u have a guide for it?

  21. void_Presence on August 7, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    torque wrench kit (with allen and torque screw attachments)

  22. JESUS ALBERTO HERMOSILLO on August 7, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    You left out the most important thing—-a rack and a milk crate on it!

  23. Chankyum Kim on August 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

    My opinion but he sound like Henry from Kingdom Come: Deliverance. "God Bless you Henry" 😂😂😂

  24. Thangaraj MJ on August 8, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Got all the 10 things. Time to buy a bike now.

  25. Leon Schumann on August 8, 2022 at 12:01 am

    1. a bike

  26. Sokeresa on August 8, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Best solution ever, find a loving significant other that is always ready to come to your rescue when your in trouble. All you need to carry is then is id, cash, credit card, cell phone with digital wallet for the coffee shop or gas station stop to top off water or quick snack.
    Edit: Always carry FOOD!!!! Gels, bars, whatever, but always have something handy to top off every so often

  27. Simon Roy on August 8, 2022 at 12:05 am

    valve stem length is more important than inner tube size

  28. Michael Ayliffe on August 8, 2022 at 12:07 am

    For the best non on the bike thing I have is a foot pump, a Joe Blow, go out on a ride with tight tyres, reduces your puncher risk.
    I so need a stand.

  29. Slink Shady on August 8, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Local cash is important, but I also take along my debit card just for the worst case scenario. Fits nicely in the waterproof zip lock.

  30. phorest on August 8, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Beware [or at least aware] that the hose-type pump can unscrew a removable valve core when taking it off [losing all the air you just laboriously pumped – ask me how I know!]. Make sure the valve core is nice and [very] tight before leaving home.

  31. Biking360 on August 8, 2022 at 12:08 am


  32. Kenyon Moon on August 8, 2022 at 12:09 am

    The spare tube & patch kit need tire levers. Small, but very useful, especially on tires with higher pressure.

  33. Julian Engel on August 8, 2022 at 12:09 am

    I like your list, so these are just some additions:
    1. A torgue ranch
    2. Bib shorts
    3. Three leavers
    4. Spare dereilleure hanger and seatpost clamp (if the seatpost has an aero shape), both are a pain to get when you need them
    5. Inner liners (Mr tuffy) If you are not racing it is worth the extra weight. I had no puncture since
    6. WD40 chain degreaser (that stuff is just magic)
    7. Saddlebag for Tools
    8. A powermeter, if you cycle to improve your Fitness or want to race

  34. hokiturmix on August 8, 2022 at 12:10 am

    1 bicycle….

  35. FWD atm on August 8, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Hi Francis! Great tips. Just curious what’s the brand of sunglasses you have in this video? Thanks in advance! 🙂

  36. Lorenz Specht on August 8, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Número uno: A bike

  37. Phil A on August 8, 2022 at 12:12 am

    If a bike isn’t on this list I consider that a failure lol

  38. Sampajano on August 8, 2022 at 12:12 am


  39. Justin Bouchard 💜 on August 8, 2022 at 12:13 am

    I’ve been sharing something I do that nobody seems to which I find very useful.
    I wrap my spare tube in a small sock. I have a child so it’s old socks of his.
    I then use this sock to clean my wheel during a road side repair. If I’m extra efficient with it and it’s not gross out I can even wipe my fingers and hands on it after I’m done.

  40. Utkarsh Kamat on August 8, 2022 at 12:15 am

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  41. Ranger Smith on August 8, 2022 at 12:15 am

    A bike?

  42. xJETHEADx on August 8, 2022 at 12:17 am

    1. Legs 2. Bike

  43. 5mattcolour on August 8, 2022 at 12:19 am

    A decent rear light with a blink setting would be a must for me if you’re planning to do any riding out on the road. And a tub/tube of grease if you’re planning to do any bike maintenance yourself.

  44. Qorax on August 8, 2022 at 12:19 am

    But an accurate tire pressure meter…
    Now THAT’s a difficult one!
    I’ve had several, ranging from cartire meters to specific bike tire meters – they all display something different.

  45. Bryan J Blumberg on August 8, 2022 at 12:20 am

    That is so wrong that a mini pump lasts forever. I wish! I’ve used that same Lezyne pump that you have, and it didn’t last very long at all. Also, maybe I’m just a week person, but even after 200 strokes, I still didn’t have adequate tire pressure. So I switched to CO2, but even a Lezyne CO2 valve doesn’t last very long. They get clogged and don’t deliver the CO2 after a while.

  46. Bradley Jones on August 8, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Patches are not much good without a set of trye levers.

  47. Reyis Beyler on August 8, 2022 at 12:25 am

    After all carry your bike with you

  48. Gregory Wright on August 8, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Buy nice or buy twice.

  49. Josh Nunn on August 8, 2022 at 12:27 am

    One of my favourite items is a pair of Muddyfox 100 interchangeable lense cycling glasses. They have different lense types to suit any condition and protect your eyes from flies and dust. I never cycle without them!

  50. Steve Newcombe on August 8, 2022 at 12:28 am

    1) A bike