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This is handy – everything you need to fix a puncture in one little pack. You get an Air Rush Regulator CO2 inflator that allows you to control the airflow with the twist of a little wheel, two sturdy tyre levers, and two threaded 16g CO2 cartridges. There’s also a rubber sleeve that you fit over the cartridge to stop your fingers from freezing and a bunch of glueless patches.
It all works exactly how it should, the zipped pouch is easily small enough to fit into a jersey pocket, and it’s padded so it’s perfectly comfortable. Plus, there’s enough space in there for a couple of emergency extras like a small multi-tool and a stash of cash. £30 is quite expensive but having everything in one place is really useful – you’ll never find yourself rooting through your pockets on the roadside only to find you’ve left something vital at home. We like it a lot.
Handy flat-fixing pouch that you can sling in your pocket and forget about
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Make and model: Bontrager Air Pack CO2 kit
Size tested: n/a
Did you enjoy using the product? Yeah, it's become a ride essential
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Age: 36 Height: 184cm Weight: 74kg
I usually ride: Specialized Tarmac My best bike is: Van Nicholas Aeolus
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.