You should see my tri bike when I’m not racing. Or rather, you ought not see it, as it’s embarrassing. In the cage of my rear hydration system sits a saddle bag with all my flat repair stuff. It is as unwieldy and ghetto as it gets. I used to use a water bottle to put my tube, CO2s and tire levers into once, but when I realized I had to use a pair of needle nose pliers to get the tube out, I knew its utility was nil. What I needed was a water bottle with no “neck” to it.
The guys at Genuine Innovations in Tucson did it, creating a water-tight, screw-top water bottle cage tire repair canister. Then they filled it with their own CO2 magic. Within the “bottle” is a disc wheel-compatible CO2 inflator, two CO2 cartridges, a flat kit and two tire levers. It comes with a shop rag, to wipe your hands (as well as knocking down any gear rattling around in the unit). It’s a simple solution, but one I am glad someone finally addressed.
I can see triathletes eating this one up, especially for race day, when your rear hydration system, which eats up the traditional space where a saddle bag goes, can be used to help store your bailout stuff. No more using electrical tape to affix it—ghetto style, no less—to your bike. I can also see triathletes folding their tubulars and CO2s into this canister for race day as well.