Tested: 5 Ways to Hold a Tube on Your Frame

Nov 30, 2018
by Richard Cunningham  
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Black electrical tape, wrapped tightly around frame tubes to stow a spare inner-tube, a couple of tire levers, and maybe a CO2 and a plug kit, became the hallmark of a committed enduro racer as the EWS came of age. Like all things cycling, it wouldn't be long before our product-hungry accessory industry would follow up on the trend with better (and pricier) alternatives. We gathered up five of them for this review - some as simple as an elastic band with a buckle on one end, and a few up-scale options with pockets and fancy colorways. If you don't see anything that catches your fancy, or their asking prices are a bit rich for you, don't stress. A three-dollar roll of tape is still a viable option.




Race Face Stash Tool Wrap
The Stash Wrap's elastic band is long enough to secure a lot more than a spare tube to your frame.

Race Face Stash Tool Wrap

Race Face's Stash Tool Wrap is a more intelligent way to lash tools, a CO2 kit or a spare tube to your frame than embalming them with tape. Its wide, elastic band is about a foot long (300mm), so it can handily secure a full-size inner tube to any frame member or under the saddle. The strap is liberally covered with hook-and-loop and the inside is banded with thick silicone rubber strips that grip the frame like frightened baby monkeys. Central to the Race Face design is its folding pouch. It has two pockets on one side and a single pocket on the other. There are no zippers or flaps. Tools and spares are secured in the pockets simply by folding the pouch in half. Stash Tool Wraps only come in black and cost around $20 USD. Race Face

Race Face Stash Tool Wrap
Three pockets, sized for well-prepared minimalists.
Race Face Stash Tool Wrap
Wide elastic band, lined with gripper strips.

Features & Performance

Two features define this handy product: The Stash's folding pocket and the band's silicone gripper strips. Tacky gripper strips allow the Race Face Wrap to remain securely in place almost anywhere on the frame without stretching the elastic band much. It should last a long time. The hook-and-loop band ensures the wrap can be removed or replaced in seconds. The double pockets fit tire-plug tools and CO2 cartridges perfectly and they are at the ready the moment the wrap is in hand. If you switch bikes often, the Stash Wrap will make it simple to transfer your essentials from one to another.

Pinkbike's Take:
bigquotesI'll concede that you can buy a lot of Gorilla tape for twenty bucks, but you're also going to waste a lot of it if you regularly access your tools and spares. Race Face nailed this one. It's simple, effective, and it turned out to be far more convenient than I had anticipated.RC





OneUp EDC Gear Straps

OneUp's EDC gear Straps (you get a pair for $15 USD) are simple belts made from stretchy polyurethane. As advertised, they don't absorb water or mud and should not scratch your paint, as long as you don't wrap them around crusty frame tubes. The buckle locks into perforations on the belt and a handy loop keeps the loose end tucked neatly. Colors are grey and black. OneUp Components
OneUp EDC Strap
Not innovative, but EDC Gear Straps cinch tight and are made from tough polyurethane.
EDC Gear Straps

Features & Performance

A big step above a toe strap and far more versatile than tape, OneUp's stretchy belts do limit the kind of gear you can strap onto your bike to things that won't gouge your frame. That said, they are pro quality and there's plenty of length to fix items bulkier than an inner tube to any frame member short of an e-bike's down tube.

Pinkbike's Take:
bigquotesEDC Gear Straps are a clean-looking alternative to secure your essentials on the bike. The polyurethane material is super tough and grippy, but you'll need to wrap things like metal tools and CO2 devices to prevent scratching.RC



Dakine Hot Laps Gripper

Dakine Hot Laps Gripper

Fancy and versatile, Dakine's Hot Laps Gripper is a webbing strap that is secured by hook-and-loop and incorporates a tube-sized pouch sewn from ballistic nylon. The pouch is flanked by a pair of open-ended side pockets to secure tools, and it is topped with elastic loops designed for CO2 cartridges. Cargo stashed in the elastic loops is further secured by the pouch's fold-over top flap. MSRP is $22 USD in blue with green accents. Dakine

Dakine Hot Laps Gripper
Dakine's fold-over flap conceals the tube and secures two CO2 cartridges.
Dakine Hot Laps Gripper
Tubular side pockets can stash longer items, but are best suited for tire levers.

Features & Performance

Dakine's cargo strap system is more like an under-saddle pouch that can also be fixed to frame tubes. The pouch is roomier than it looks, so it will fit heavy duty inner-tubes. Vanity, perhaps, but concealing the inner-tube sharpens up the bike's profile, while ensuring that it is protected from UV radiation and crash damage. Less useful than they appear to be, the Hot Laps' side-pockets are open ended, so it's not a stretch to assume you could lose an expensive multi-tool either en-route, or during a hurried trailside repair. As long as you pack carefully, Dakine's variety of pockets and stretchy loops makes this one of the more versatile and attractive options.

Pinkbike's Take:
bigquotesGood looking and expandable, the Hot Laps Gripper allows you to transfer a number of spares and essentials from bike to bike in one convenient package.RC



Backcountry Research Mutherload strap

Backcountry Research Mutherload Strap

If color choice and simplicity motivate your purchases, Backcountry Research offers its Mutherload strap in 50 colorways. Primarily intended to stash an inner-tube onto your frame, this simple length of one-inch webbing loops through a nylon D-ring, which doubles its tension, and is fixed with hook-and-loop. An elastic shock cord bundles the tube (and any tools that you may have tucked in between) to the strap, so everything stays in one place while you fix or remove your Mutherload from the bike. Choose your colorway (you may have to wait a week for crazy colors), pony up $21 USD and Backcountry Research will send you one.

Backcountry Research Mutherload strap
Elastic shock-cord loops are sewn into the webbing.
Backcountry Research Mutherload
Bundling your tube and tools reduces the fumble factor.

Features & Performance

"Minimalist" is the keyword here. Test riders who liked the Mutherload most preferred to carry as little as possible. There is more to this little gizmo than meets the eye. First of all, once you tuck a tube into the shock-cord loops, you can add a couple of tire tools to the bundle by slipping them between the tube and strap. Rubber tubing on the elastic shock cords grips the frame to secure your spares, and the strap tension is exceptional. Without pockets, Mutherload is best limited to items, long and slender enough to be secured by a single strap - like a pair of tire levers, or a single item like a multi tool, a plug kit, or a CO2 and filler snugly screwed together.

Pinkbike's Take:
bigquotesThere is a Mutherload made to match or complement any color scheme, which adds value to this simple and effective cargo strap. Not as versatile as the pouch type straps, but perfect for the rider who keeps a tube and tire tools on board just for insurance.RC





All Mountain Style OS Strap

Okay, what sets the OS Strap apart from the crowd is that it is made in the EU from molded thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), and it comes in a number of attractive colors. For around $21 USD, you can own one of these stretchy belts, and use it to strap an inner-tube and a couple of essentials to your bike. It's a step up from Gorilla tape, and it's re-usable. Did I mention it comes in a number of colors? All Mountain Style
All Mountain OS Strap
Cinch down the OS Strap and it locks into a tab on the buckle.

OS Strap

Features & Performance

Hard to glorify a 21-dollar, 13.5-inch stretchy belt, but it gets the job done and the latching buckle design makes it handy to use. Unlike webbing and especially hook-and-loop retention systems, the TPE plastic belt won't trap moisture, dirt, or grit, so your spare tube and tire levers will always be smartly displayed on your frame.
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Pinkbike's Take
bigquotesThis is a good quality elastic belt. That said, unless you must have a colored gear-strap, you can get two OneUp EDC straps for the price of a single All Mountain Style OS. Your call.RC




Must Read This Week

240 Comments

  • + 432
 Jesus, my favourite sport/ hobby/ obsession has come to this, strap on reviews.
  • + 25
 it's all about the girth
  • + 112
 Do you have a clear winner? Or is it all level pegging?
  • + 20
 How lucky are we, bringing together our 2 passions together for never stopping strap on pleasures !
  • + 10
 @Mfro: comment of the year
  • + 8
 @Mfro: that sir, is comedy gold
  • + 11
 Store it in your friends bagpack or frames.
  • + 2
 @chyu: Amazing!!!!
  • + 16
 @chyu: Why not store it in your friend?
  • + 6
 what next, double ender water bottle cages?
  • + 3
 @chyu: this right here is the dirtiest of all these inuendos
  • + 3
 @Mfro: nailed it
  • + 4
 Bring a rubber and they're safe for group rides too
  • + 6
 @chyu: haha, I get people asking me to store shit in my Enduro frame - SWAT is the thing I never thought I needed that I use ALL OF THE TIME.
  • + 14
 @pioterski: You mean like fanny packing?
  • + 3
 Take a look at the picture of the final strap on. It is very, uh, Phallic in nature. Coincidence? I think not. This all points to Pinkbike slowly initiating their name change to PinkHub.
  • + 2
 Slow news week....
  • + 2
 Dont they slide around when ridding in the wet?
  • + 3
 @Boardlife69: what kind of a-hole would like riding in the dry.
  • + 2
 50 Shades of Enduro: when not riding can be used as a blindfold or handcuffs.
  • + 1
 @number44: There certainly is a fanny feel to it
  • + 71
 Method 1 for storing a tube on your frame: don’t
  • + 16
 I wonder how many people then strap the knacked tube back onto their bike afterwards.
  • + 21
 @Walrus666: seems like a thing I would do and then forget about it until I get another puncture
  • + 22
 @Walrus666: versus throwing it on the side of the trail?
  • + 3
 @Jordanh604: I wonder also for the tire inserts. Some are pretty cumbersome. I have no doubt some would not mind leaving it in the outdoors.
  • + 29
 nothing like a muddy rotted tube and hopefully both tire levers made it that 3 months of whacko riding caked in goop non-stop.
And hopefully nothing in the pack/strap/frame/trail rubbed or gouged a tiny tear in it...or the valve stem.

Tool, band-aids.zip ties, flat hunk of duct tape, mini-pump, tool & levers & a safely tucked away "not leaking" tube stay in my Camelbak. I go out the door and worst case I forget water.

Every ride I come home and they're right where they were...undamaged, together...clean...dry...waiting for that big stupid fail I always have.
  • + 6
 @Walrus666: tube should be backup for failed tubeless setup. There are still diehard tube users out there, but have any of them actually tried tubeless?
  • + 4
 @loganskis: I go back and forth, hardtail has a tube in the back but fs is all tubeless, hardtail I end up with cuts and holes. Cut the tire so bad plugs would not work glad i had a tube strapped to my frame. Just put a dh tire on the back and will be trying tubeless again.
  • + 5
 @EnduroManiac: Considering some cost upwards of $100.. I think Ide be wrapping it around my neck before I left it in the Bush.
  • + 4
 @Walrus666: Pack it in, pack it out, mofos.
  • + 2
 @Walrus666: As has been said- many of us run tubeless and strap a tube to the frame to get us out in a pinch. So- good news- nothing to carry out...
  • + 2
 @bizutch: Thank you for sharing your wisdom, my savior.
  • + 1
 @gnarnaimo: I hope your right!
  • + 59
 How about storing it in your tubeless tyre?
  • + 32
 Came here to post the same. Spare tube in the front tire, tools in the back. How clean!
  • + 10
 @nozes: DYING Some people even like the sound of the allen keys because it warns hikers.
  • + 50
 Hate to say it but specialized got it right with the SWAT frame storage, jam a tube in there down near the bb and you can hardly notice it. Still room for tools/ pump/ co2/lunch/ contraband/whatever
  • - 10
flag mattvanders (Nov 30, 2018 at 11:47) (Below Threshold)
 For everyone else that does want to buy a specialized have a look at weegog custom frame bags, I cannot recommend them enough
  • - 8
flag mattvanders (Nov 30, 2018 at 14:44) (Below Threshold)
  • + 29
 The RaceFace Stash Tool Wrap is the obvious loser since YOU FORGOT TO PUT A TUBE IN THE F@#CKING THING!

Not sure I believe it even holds a tube now...just saying.
  • + 1
 It's called tool wrap, so I guess it makes what it was purposed to. But yeah, I agree on what's the point to not be able to also strap a tube in?
  • + 10
 @smartfartbart: article b titled "5 ways to strap a tube" my dude
  • + 2
 @RGonz: Right! but this is not the product which is bad itself, what the point of choosing a product that doesn't meet the test criteria??
  • + 4
 They didn't test it properly. You can attached all the tools shown, plus a tube with ease.
  • + 28
 Which one do all the cool people use? I’m petrified I’ll spend money on the wrong one and people will laugh at me.
  • + 7
 Cool people supposedly are more hardcore, thus electrical tape.
Unless you're talking about @yoannbarelli ...he just straps everything to his naked waist.
  • + 1
 @bizutch: yoann, the Chuck Norris of mtb
  • + 18
 No 6. get some unbranded velco strapping from Ebay for pennies. Also good for RE'using on number boards an mud gaurds instead of disposable zip ties that litter venues an trail centre car parks
  • + 3
 Or get the micro saddle bag from Decathlon for $5 that can be attached anywhere on the frame. As a bonus it keeps your stuff clean.
www.decathlon.com/products/300-bike-saddle-bag?adept-product=300-bike-saddle-bag&adept_product_id=300-bike-saddle-bag&source=search
  • + 1
 Exactly this
  • + 11
 Coming from the land of ice and snow, A ski strap every shop has tons they give they away free, has Velcro and foam.

And Its Free did I say Free.

Might say Fischer, Elan, K2, Volkl or if you are really lucky HEAD the best skis. :-}
  • + 13
 It surprises that no other bike companies have licensed and/or come with their own version of SWAT. It may be the best thing Specialized ever came out with and I know plenty of people that feel having that on the bike is a huge selling point.
  • + 12
 Ski straps for me are the way to go. If your ever at a ski resort during a ski race, just follow the racers around and easily collect a dozen of them as they toss them to the ground for someone else to deal with like tear offs
  • + 3
 The OneUp and AMS ones are just ski straps for twice the price (assuming you buy your ski straps)!
The Dakine one is at least different so that's cool I guess
  • + 2
 @Lookinforit: All mine either have come on skis or are from the methods I described. Why should I pay for them when academy race kids just buy a whole ton and don’t even bother keeping track of them
  • + 3
 @vtracer: Fair. Honestly I don't think I've paid for one ever either. Just got a few courtesy ones from events or when the shop mounts my bindings... Still don't see why people would pay 20+$ for them...
  • + 10
 Polyurethane ski straps (OneUp EDC) are a versitile tool in themselves so I'd go with them, they have a reputation for getting skiiers out of the back country safely when bindings, boots or anything that breaks, you can crank then very tight. A few ski straps are always handy to have.
  • + 1
 never leave home without 'em!
  • + 9
 If brand isn't a deciding factor, Amazon has these, which are much much cheaper than any of these and work really well. Also colors. www.amazon.com/Granite-Rockband-Carrier-Strap/dp/B078J1DWTS
  • + 1
 Use one of these on my bronson. Fits a tube, 2 tire levels, CO2 and plug kit. doesn't slip or scratch and the inner strap keeps everything from rattling. Good job at taking some weight off my back
  • + 1
 Have one of these and it works perfectly and flawlessly. Carry a tube, CO2, levers and a Genuine Innovations Tubeless Tackle Kit on every ride with no issues.
  • + 8
 All jokes aside, I'm happy that I got my (black) Dakine Gripper before they sold out in Europe - within ONE week..!!
Although I've been riding tubeless for five years with only one flat, I prefer to have a spare tube with me "just in case" rather than having to walk however far back to the parking lot or lift (in a bike park).....
Now I always have spare tube, levers, tubeless plugs, multi-tool, quick link, spare tubeless valve & valve core removal tool on my bike - which have often helped my "who needs all that shit" mates Wink
The only thing I must admit is, because my Gripper is mounted near the head tube, I use another (long) velcro strap AROUND the head tube to stop the bag sliding down the down tube :/
And before any mentions the "obvious mistake", I always carry a mini-pump attached to the bottle cage - old school..!
  • + 1
 They're really handy for XC/M as you don't want to pack all the stuff in your pockets. In all-mountain these are also good to relieve a little bit of weight from your fanny or backpack. I like it in both ways. My only gripe is most of the tapes I have, given or bought, always lack some sort of extra rubber part to prevent it from slipping sideways or doing so scratching the frame (when mud and sand are in the equation). On my road bike I still prefer the seat saddle!
  • + 10
 Thirty $CAD for a glorified ski strap. In matching colour ways! Should I rattlecan my spare tube so it doesn’t clash?
  • + 7
 These are awesome nice and neat. Guy who makes them is agent. Can make them for any bike. www.alpinethreadworks.com/products/performance-satchel.html
  • + 3
 I have one of these for my Tracer, it's great but I don't keep a tube in there, I strap that to my frame with a voile ski strap. The frame bag holds a tool, co2, tire plugs, zip ties, spare derailleur cable, a snack, a small leatherman, and a roll of dog poop bags.
  • + 2
 Thanks for the mention @domo-kun
  • + 4
 Leyzene Micro Caddy saddle bag for the win. The one big strap tucks it up close to the saddle, there is no strap to go around the post. I have a 2018 Process 153 w/ a 170mm dropper post and have no issues with this saddle bag rubbing on my tire when the post is all the way down.

It comes in a small and a medium size. I have the small and i can just barely squeeze in a 27.5 tube, co2 and infiltrator head, tire lever. there is a small separate pouch on the bottom side for a multi tool.

www.lezyne.com/product-orgnzrs-caddys-mcrocaddysm.php
  • - 7
flag loganskis (Nov 30, 2018 at 6:54) (Below Threshold)
 saddlebags are just no. i like the utility. hate the look. so they're out.
  • + 1
 Tried it a while back and the zipper quickly died. Also it was quite small.
  • + 5
 @loganskis: Yeah, fashion over function, the MTB way. It's so much better to have the tube exposed to dirt and grime and sun than to have it protected and tucked away neatly under the seat. It makes complete sense in a race situation to have to take the time to clean the tube before repairing a flat instead of just pulling a nice, clean tube out of an ugly seat bag.

I fit a tube, co2, levers, microtool, patch kit (for really shitty puncture days), chain link and a couple of snacks in my seat bag...seems like a smarter solution than strapping stuff to a frame.
  • + 0
 @robwhynot There are other options to a saddle bag that I don't find dorky. So i'm going to do that. I never said anything about keeping my tube out in the grime and sun, I just said that I don't like the look of a saddle bag. My bike looks sick, I really like looking at it. I'm not about to put something on it that I think looks stupid just because it is one option to a problem with infinite solutions.
  • + 6
 I just carry a Dyna plug with me... No need for a silly strap. Just a little bit of chainlube on it and slip it right up into the carry-on God gave you...
  • + 5
 The original downtube storage
  • + 1
 @happyd: deep.
  • + 5
 Or just buy a roll of double sided velcro for a fraction of the price and cut it up and make your own for the perfect size and fit
  • + 6
 best use for a bottle cage ever was those old wide mouthed bottles you could stuff all your tools & tubes in...
  • + 2
 So your water is carried where?
  • + 2
 @mfoga: backpack
  • + 10
 @poah: why do you need a tool holder on the bike then?
  • + 1
 @mfoga: in your steerer tube
  • + 1
 @mfoga: I know its generally safe, but I've certainly heard the horror stories of people who fractured their spine from landing on their backpack that had tools in it.

And some bikes can even carry two bottles so you wouldn't need the backpack
  • + 1
 @mfoga: weight off the back, ease of access, space for other items.
  • + 2
 The lengths people will go to not put on their camelback surprises me... Smile

it's like all those Harley dudes in winter with hoodies, scarves, backlava's, facemasks over headbands and their jacket collars pulled up with their off hand trying to keep warm when they could just grab their helmet? BUT then they wouldn't look like cool Harley dudes...
  • + 2
 I've been using the Dakine Hotlaps gripper placed on the upper portion of the seat tube on my Transition Sentinel with a zap strap through the bottom of it securing it to the top tube to stop it from rotating. May not be for everyone but works for me. I stash a trusty pedros lever on the side of the pouch and an extra tubeless valve stem in the front pocket. I also run a One Up EDC pump with ML pliers in it, tire boot, plug skewer and plugs, and EDC tool in it. Used this system all last year and it got me out of some tight spots. Certainly not the cheapest set up but I like the efficiency and durability of it, no more back swamp, and less flats than than I got running tubes with varying pressures.
  • + 1
 Good set up for when going deep in the trails
  • + 3
 I bought two straps that look EXACTLY the same as those OneUP from nearby skiing shop (they use them in backckountry to y'know strap things on..) for less than half the price.
  • + 3
 as soon as you slap a mountain bike brand label on a product the price doubles
  • + 4
 Voile straps -- buy 10.
  • + 4
 The SWAT Box is not why I own a Specialized Stump Jumper, but it is a very, very awesome and well executed way to store your weed.
  • + 2
 My main concern when strapping a tube to the frame is avoiding marring the frame with the strap and tube. a little dirt underneath, general bumping around from riding = scuffed up frame. Yeah yeah yeah, its a MTB, its bound to get scrapes. I'm ok with damage while riding, but I perfer not to damange my expensive bike in transport or storage where I can help it.
  • + 1
 A little bit of helicopter tape will stop that’s if you are concerned
  • + 4
 Strap it to the seat rails
  • + 1
 @yzedf: Exactly! I'm still a little confused why people are strapping tubes to their frame where it can damage the frame, can more easily slide around, and looks shitty, when there's perfectly good seat rails right there!
  • + 1
 @danprisk: Yep. A Specialized Bandit is way better than these shitty straps.
  • + 3
 @yzedf: Back tire hits when seat dropped and getting rad. Not a good option for most full suspension bikes
  • + 0
 @gnarnaimo: Yeah you've gotta check your clearances but the Specialized option is pretty low profile.
  • + 2
 @gnarnaimo: works fine on my Giant Reign
  • + 1
 @jclnv: only last a year or so in my experience, then the metal plate snaps. Assuming your bolts had enough loctite on them to keep them from falling out.
  • + 1
 @yzedf: That's a shame. Will see if mine lasts.
  • + 1
 @jclnv: hopefully it does. They might use a different material now, mine was right after it came out.
  • + 1
 @yzedf: Didn't work on my 2016 M reign with seat as low as possible, doesn't work on 2017-2018 Remedy, Hightower, Slash, Pivot Firebird... And the list goes on.
  • + 2
 @gnarnaimo: short people problems I guess...
  • + 2
 i just took a strip of velcro and did the same. I understand that you may want to sell a product that makes your MTB life easier, but this straps just don't have any value at all over using a strip of velcro. Please bike companies, use your resources for something useful instead. Don't try to mock me.
  • + 2
 seriously. I got fifteen meters of double-sided velcro strap for like eight bucks and it's now my go-to for basically everything. need to quickly put on a taillight? velcro. tube + lever? velcro. quiet, permanent mount for my fender? velcro. I haven't even gotten through one of the three rolls and I'm running out of ideas.
  • + 2
 that said I also have the EDC head tube install so maybe I *am* part of the problem
  • + 3
 Only a couple of these are really that innovative. Voile straps have been around for years for attaching junk to other junk, if only I'd thought of marketing them to MTBers. Facepalm.
  • + 5
 I got a strap for your strap so you can strap your strap
  • + 1
 Currently running a EDC strap wrapped around a little drybag full of a pump and needed tools, they stay dry and it's light! Wolftooth has a very cool looking purpose made bag/strap combo that I may look into, but so far this cheap dry sac and EDC strap is working really great!
  • + 4
 You guys complain about scratching your bikes, just wait until you strap these on!
  • + 1
 I use the race face strap in conjunction with the one up tools. I store a spare dropout, tire patches cleat bolts and a spare link (I alternate my EDC tool between 11 and 12 speed bikes) in the race face pouches.

In some pretty tough mountain biking it's always stayed put and I have absolutely no complaints. My only wish with these systems is that there was some sort of ultralight waterproof bag or at least ripstop nylon to keep mud from getting into your tube on rainy days.

The EDC straps are simply shorter versions of the common silicone straps you can get to hold your cross country and/or downhill skis together and are available in many lengths at 300 times the cost to produce them at your local ski shop.
  • + 1
 I used a couple heavy duty twist ties with a good rubber coating (the ones they use to hold kids toys in their packages) all last summer. Worked great, cost me nothing, and I can reuse them to hold the old tube untill I get home so there is no waste (like with tape or zip ties).
  • + 2
 Uhm.. Why care tube with strap open? One riding in dirt and you will have to spend time to clean tube if you need it.
Why not first wrap it in some pack or smal bag?..
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  • + 3
 I now understand why we are finding more and more lost multi tools on the trails these days. Minimalist packs or, suspension permitting, old school saddle bags just work.
  • - 1
 No thanks.
  • + 1
 Using the OneUp for my battery pack. The built-in Velcro strap ripped off on the first night ride. It was also not staying in place. Everything stays in place now. And living on the Wet Coast of BC I do not fancy cleaning up muddy straps.
  • + 1
 I wanted the Oneup strap, but that's crazy expensive. For a few bucks more (and found local) I got the Dakine strap. It's been great. I ride 2 wheels sizes and it just takes me a sec to swap out the tube when switching bikes.
  • + 7
 27.5 tube works for 26 and 29 without issue
  • + 2
 @yzedf: Protip! Thanks!
  • + 2
 The race face stash strap is the worst. Bought one, threw it on and it made it all the way down the bike path to my local trail and blew apart at the first rocky section I hit
  • + 1
 I like the carry of the RF strap, but it's got an earned rep for falling off. I just put a Voile strap around mine to carry more than a tube and have some security (and the utility of having a Voile strap). Combined with an Outvi tool roll all my tools are off my back.
  • + 1
 @peleton7: First ride out with one of these I lost about $50 worth of tools & a fancy tire plug kit. Now I use it on my roof rack to secure the rear wheel of my bike - works very well for this purpose.
  • + 4
 Old surf leash. You're welcome
  • + 0
 yeah not everybody's living in a beach country...
  • + 1
 Thanks, I had thought of this, but then forgot. Now I remember again!
  • + 3
 @colincolin: never too late to move mate
  • + 4
 I still use a Camelback, holds all my riding gear, but I am old school.
  • + 1
 Got the Mutherload for a year now, great product, but I'll move to a small hipbag. Frame mount is nice when riding in dry weather, which is unfortunately not the case in my area where it end up all covered in mud.
  • + 1
 There's some irony in the name "Dakine Hot Laps Gripper." I bought one and it doesn't stay put. They should rename it
"Dakine Hot Laps Slipper." Backcountry research FTW...
  • + 5
 ELECTRICAL TAPE
  • + 1
 I don't like staying things to my frame as tends to abrade.
On my commuter I have a tube folded, one zip tie to keep it folded (through the middle and one side), then two to step it yourself the saddle rails.
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 Waki will decide what's the best for us.
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 where is he? not one reply here. @WAKIdesigns WE NEED YOUR RANTING WISDOM
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 If I need a lot of water, I bring a pack. If not, I fill up my water bottle. Either way I have one of many Backcountry Research Awesome straps and Mutherload straps mounted below the water bottle cage on my seat tube. I don't even know it's there and it holds a tube, a large canister of air and a tire lever. I lost 30 minutes once on the side of the road convinced I didn't need to put a tube in a tire and that the sealant was gonna stop the leak. In fairness, I have not adopted plugs yet, but a well stashed and forgotten tube will stay stashed and forgotten. A tube left at home will be missed.
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 Tubes? Who uses those these days lol But in all seriousness why is someone paying $15 USD for the OneUp EDC Gear Straps when it’s the exact same thing as a snowshoe strap. They sell them for $5 Canadian at MEC
  • + 1
 Just went to MEC's site and the snowshoe straps that came up in quick search are $10, $13, or $15 for a pair. Of those, only the $15 set appear to have their own fasteners (the others look like they'd rely on fasteners built into the snow shoes), and those fasteners are metal, which I don't want near my bike. What am I missing?
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 check out the Louri strap, very similar to the back country but a bit cheaper and less common on the trails Wink
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 If orange seal and a plug doesn’t work I’m walking out.
  • + 1
 No Wolftooth B-Rad strap for the review? I've been happy with mine. Also use a Titan stap for my pads/jersey on longer rides.
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 And then there is Specialized's SWAT. Love or hate the brand you have to admit that the in-frame storage solution is genius.
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 im guessing theres a pole machine or stamina review coming soon?
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 Whats up with mountain bike equipment these days? Strap ons, big hoops, rim protection, ass packs, shorter strokes.. and why is everyone so dirty
  • + 1
 I tie my tube to the frame if im bringing a spare and most cases can get a tire off a rim by hand, no strap-ons for me please.
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 Voile straps are like one-up but available in any size you need, also bikepacker approoved.
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 I attach the tube on the rear side of the bottle cage, the pump in the side and other minitools/co2 on a bag below the saddle.
  • + 1
 I got a Dakine gripper but it was noticeably scuffing up my frame (sort of rubbing off the paint) after just a few weeks so I stopped using it.
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 If you are worried about a little paint scuff, what do you do when you take a digger and your bike flips into a pile of rocks.????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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 @lake-st: I feel sad
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 I just use some electrical tape for tube and a tire lever, multitool and pum are in the pocket.
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 Get your Strap On!
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 no love for the Guerrilla Gravity NUTS?
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 Just use an old ski strap, or buy one for a couple buck's at your local ski shop.
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 so it is not hip any more to put it in my backpack?
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 Where are you all getting these super small tubes from. My 27.5 x 2.6" tube is massive and will never fold down that small
  • + 3
 My tube is massive too. :-)
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 or use a bundle of those old stinky velcro Animal watch straps from the 90s!
  • + 3
 Y’all can suck on your strap ons , got me a big S swat box damn right
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 Just like with women, that box aint worth selling your soul for.
  • + 1
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: it's worth it.
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 i like the machined surface look of that pole bike
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 mtb strapon
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 Love my MTB Strap On ;-)
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 Hand made in Britain and excellent value!
  • - 1
 Back in the days people typically wrapped them around their chainstay. Another approach was to suspend it between (lower) crown and (front) fork arch. Obviously those with a Lefty, USE or any other USD fork (except for DVO) were out of luck but luckily they still had their chainstay.
  • + 1
 You can fix 99% of punctures with plugs, I only take a tube as a emergency solution for long rides and I wear a backpack in those...
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 Or you get a Camelback... This is getting ridiculous.
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 There's advantages to both methods. Camalbacks are great for the long planed runs. But the minimalistic frame strap method is great for those quick runs when you just fill a water bottle and hop on you beater HT when the kids do their homework or are busy playing Fortnight.
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 I use strips of old inner tubes to tie stuff to my bikes.
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 So meta
  • + 1
 $20 velcro? industry might think mtb is for homeless, or something.
call me when they are at least $50 snowboard style cushy leather and micro adjustable rachet... bitch
  • + 0
 Once I installed XTR parts, it didn't make sense to install anything on bike to increase weight. So I was carrying spare tube in backpack. Now I have back pain. Then realized tube on frame is not bad.
  • + 3
 The only thing I want hanging off my bike is MY balls.
  • + 3
 They sell Truck nuts guys hang them off the trailer hitch , maybe there is a market for Bike Nuts sling them under the saddle, so you will be at home with the truck crowd.
  • + 0
 @lake-st: already own them Smile
  • + 1
 @lake-st: Had this exact conversation with some fellow riders one day. We came to the conclusion that the chances of the nuts getting caught in the wheel was too high. Imagine explaining that to the EMT, "my bike nuts got caught in the wheel and made me crash" ha ha
  • + 1
 Didn't MTB magazines used to give these Velcro straps away for free a few years ago? I've still got an MBR one I've never used.
  • + 2
 How about inflated between the rim and tyre?
  • + 1
 MEC, black diamond, and Voile all make cheap polyurethane ski straps that are fantastic for holding spares.
  • + 2
 RC must just shake his head. Its a tuff crowd,them Pink Bikers.
  • + 1
 Bike industry goes tubeless,turns around and sells tube straps for your bike.
  • + 1
 I have a dakine fanny bag that fits all those. And an evoc pack for those longer rides. This is a trendy trend.
  • + 1
 "Wisdompro hook and look strap 18"
12 for £8 on amazon. Hold all my shit to my bike.
  • + 0
 I hid it in the one place i knew i could hide something. My ass. Five long years, i wore this inner tube up my ass. Then when i went to use it, it had died of dysentery.
  • + 1
 Hey hate to say that - but SWAT box is really the best invention after disc brakes - love it
  • + 1
 SWAT box is nice from Spec for all this shit. This whole strapped to the frame is such an enduro fan boy thing to do.
  • + 1
 Ridiculousness at its best!!!!! Keep up the great work! (the reference to the "Fumble Factor" is particularly precious)
  • + 1
 The Dakine is working well for me as a saddle bag. Doesn't interfere with my dropper.
  • + 1
 I prefer to keep my tubes and tools mud free.

www.76projects.com/shop/piggypouch
  • + 2
 But your running tubeless.. You don't get punctures ????
  • + 1
 The Backcountry Research strap pictured is not the Motherlode. That is the Race Starp that goes under the saddle.
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 Reusuable zip tie, job done for a fraction of those prices.
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 I'm really im-presta with this review
  • + 2
 You can also use velcro ski strap. It's cheap and it works...
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 Use the velcro strap that comes with a pair of ski to hold them together
  • + 2
 The Oneup strap looks like someone stole their watch.
  • + 1
 These guys in the UK make some good stuff. I like the personal touch of it: www.weecog.co.uk
  • + 1
 I have the Dakine gripper... a 29er tube fits really tight. Looks like it is made for a 27,5 tube
  • + 2
 I hide them in my wheels.
  • + 1
 Method 6: Velcro computer cable straps: lighter, cheaper (~$1 ea)
www.doradocabletiesandstraps.com/products-1
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 Wait what, I thought mt. Bikes are tubeless?
  • + 1
 hum... put tube inside the seatpost for the non dropper people. for the dropper people put tube inside seat tube frame
  • + 2
 Palmer's Peeves, for those who don't get enough "shop tude" at their LBS. Screw him, I'll do whatever I want.
  • + 1
 @cbkoontz: Sounds like you need a new LBS.
  • + 1
 one of those cheap reflector straps for holding up your pant works great
  • + 1
 Simple,I store my spare tube in my tubless tyre
  • + 1
 Electrical tape is my jam - cheap and looks good
  • - 1
 Pimkbike: go tubeless
Also pinkbike: use a fanny pack to put your tubes in
Also pinkbike: strap tubes to your bike
Me: put tubes in my tires
  • + 1
 a $3.50 ski strap and boom you got it nailed ...
  • + 1
 Just stash your gear in your "prison purse." Done deal.
  • + 1
 haha, no one will want to borrow your multi again!
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 Would a Velcro watch strap work
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 What's a tube?
  • + 1
 anyone else remember toe straps?
  • + 1
 Saddle bags will be back before too long
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 Just wait till we have saddle bag compatible droppers
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 #camelbakisdead
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 I guess those enduro fanny packs are too, huh?
  • + 1
 Why not just get a full custom frame bag and throw in the kitchen sink....
  • - 1
 Back Country wins because it's attached to the Pole Machine... and... Oh man, I can't stop staring at the HT/TT junction. Such a nice bike.
  • + 1
 No stats on the weight of each strap?!
  • + 1
 Whta about inside of the wheel??????
  • + 1
 Seriously ?
  • + 1
 Electrical tape.
  • + 0
 Granite designs strap is better than all these
  • + 1
 What are tubes
  • + 1
 Electrical tape.
  • + 0
 5 ways to get ripped off by the mtb industry
  • + 1
 How about duct tape?
  • + 1
 Black, Silver is not fast these days.
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