Choosing a Small Size Bag
If you are a casual rider who cycles down to the grocery store, or short trips along the local bike path; or a seasoned cyclist who cranks out 40 or 60 miles a day, you would want a small sized saddle bag. The Topeak Wedge Saddle Bag
fits snugly under your saddle and has adequate enough space for your needs. If you reserve your seat for a saddle mounted water bottle holder, consider using the Bell Stowaway Handlebar Bag
for Bicycle bag that attaches to your handlebars. There is also the Aduro Triangle Frame Strap-On Pouch
that attaches to the top frame and seat post. Smaller bags like the SLS3 Cycling Top Tube Bag,
attach to the top tube of the frame and the post of your handlebars.
Pack Light Essentials Only
Your needs for what you want to carry will also dictate the size bag that you need. For city riders, or cyclists who bike in an urban setting, it's best to pack only a few items. A pump, extra tube, patch kit, tire levers and a small toolkit would be all that you need. Anything that can not be fixed by these tools you'll.have to call someone or an Uber to come get you. Riders who cycle more miles or further out into the rural areas will need a few more items. A pump, two extra tubes, patch kit, tire levers, toolkit, external USB battery charger (charged), and a wrench. You could include a hand pump plus a co2 cartridge pump for quick fills, but always have at least a hand pump.