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Domane SL5 Frame Compartment

Old 07-27-20, 10:26 PM
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Domane SL5 Frame Compartment

How do you get the inner tube, 2 tire levers, 2 CO2 containers, valve adapter and small trek tool into it?

I have the bottanger roll up thing but can't make the inner tube work in that; it's just too fat.

Anyone with some serious Tardis skills manage to make a full flat repair kit work?
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Watch this video on how to bag the tool roll.
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The tool kit goes in the compartment door, not the bag. Also, if you get any air in the tube it won't flatten out (this was my first bike with a presta valve so I made the mistake of opening the valve to see how it worked and discovered that the tube immediately sucks in some air; it took me a while to squeeze it all out again).

Ultimately, I only got one CO2 canister and one tire lever in the bag, so I carry the extras in a baggie in my jersey if I'm going more than a few miles from home. If I had the Bontrager tire levers I probably could have gotten both in, but the ones I have are too thick.
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I have to say, the Domane is very enticing on that aspect alone. If the geometry is right I would look to that bike as a possible new ride.
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I don't think you can put 2 CO2 cartridges in there unless you put one in the pocket where the levers are supposed to go but maybe you could squeeze it in if you only had 1 lever. 1 Tube, 1 CO2 cartridge, 3 Schwalbe levers & CO2 Filler Head fit fine in mine and it is pretty easy to get in and out. I bought the (overpriced) Bontrager multi-tool so I could store it in the holder on the back side of the hatch cover. Expensive but very convenient. I carry a couple of extra CO2 cartridges and a few odds and ends in a Lezyne Caddy Sack - Small in one of my jersey pockets. Very happy with the frame storage since it allowed me to get rid of my seat bag. And I now have a Flare RT taillight mounted under the seat on the seat post knuckle with the provided mount which is another great idea IMHO. Helps clean up the looks of the bike a bunch. I also ended up going with the Blendr mounts in the front for my Ion 200 blinky light and Edge 830 computer.
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I’m also liking the frame storage. Since I went tubeless from the start, I’ve not had to pack a tube. I have the Botranger multi tool too. Also pack two CO2 carts and inflator head plus some cash. That’s it. I also have the Flare RT taillight plus the Ion headlight. I have them synced to my Felix 5X so that when I pick the bike profile it forms a network and turns them on. Pretty cool.
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Are there third party products taking advantage of this compartment yet? Batteries or hip flasks come to mind. Perhaps not in that order.
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