To avoid getting stranded on a ride, there are some basic tools to carry. The number of tools to carry depends on factors such as distance, riding conditions, number of cyclists, etc.
SPARE TUBE(S) & PATCH KIT: A flat tire is the most common issue that cyclists face, so having a spare tube or two and/or a patch kit could solve a blow out or a puncture.
Having two or three tire levers undoubtedly will help you remove the tire from the wheel. The number of levers can depend on your rim depth and hand strength.
BIKE PUMP, CO2 CARTRIDGE, & ADAPTOR:
A micro hand pump and/or CO2 cartridge with adaptor don’t take up much space. You will be glad you have these on hand if a tire is low or flat. Check out various types of adaptors as some you can control air flow. A koozy is recommended for the CO2 cartridge as it becomes quite cold.
Packing a multi-tool can solve many repairs. Some features to include are:
• a variety of hex/Allen wrenches
• a chain tool
• a Phillips screwdriver
• a flathead screwdriver
Having these tools on hand could prevent some riding mishaps.