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waxx
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I have just gotten back into mountain biking and went on my first ride this past weekend. I brought plenty of water, my phone, and wallet, but that was about it. When I took a water break, I realized I had no spare tube and if I blew a tire I would have to walk it out, which would blow.

I went ahead and ordered some extra tubes and tire lever. And I plan to buy a compact air pump this weekend, I saw a couple at the swap meet. Anything else that should go in my bag?

Side question: Any thoughts on tire liners? Are the worth it?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Multi tool, go tubless
 
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TORCA
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Here's a few things we recommend.
>Lezyne pump. A must.
>Tire levers and multi tool
> Bandaids, gauze, pain relief.
>Electrical tape and Zip ties.
>extra Derailleur hanger.
> headlamp, just in case.
>Extra shifter cable,
>CO2's, tubes, Small Stan's sealant.
>Sunscreen
>snack

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AZRumblefish
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:41 am Reply with quote Back to top

I carry everything on every ride. It only goes bad if you don't have it.

extra 2 oz Stans
Multi tool with chain breaker/spoke wrench
first aid kit, bandages etc. also a few Scheduled narcotics, help is sometimes far far away..
tire repair kit
tube
tire and shock pump
food that won't go bad....trail mix, jerky etc
salt tablets
section of chain, chainring bolts, dr hanger and bolt
bandana
tape and zip ties
Coban


Everytime i ditch it for just a water bottle, something happens. It only takes one time to walk 10 miles when you could've been riding.
 
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thudd
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:43 am Reply with quote Back to top

with a bottle of scheduled narcotics, the rest seems trivial
 
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Evil_Patrick
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

Yep. My pack is stuffed w/ pretty much everything AZRumblefish listed, PLUS an emergency rain poncho, a space blanket, a water bottle full of reserve water, safety wire, a bunch of small parts, like a jockey wheel, nuts/bolts, odi grip lock, Camelback bite valve, a singleator (ever destroy a derailleur? ), tiny bottle of lube, carmex, sunscreen, and sometimes different layers of clothing and/or the good rain jacket, and when shooting vids, camera equipment and two-way radios. 15 to 18 lbs. I always ride fully loaded so that it never hurts.

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cruzn29er
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It all depends on where I ride. I use to carry all the listed items on every ride, except the single speed derailure. worst thing that has happened was I destroyed my rear derailure in the middle of no where. I began to hike it out then I realized I should just make it a single speed. the ride back was so much fun.
on rides that will be far out I will take a good amount of gear. however on shorter rides I will just take a multi tool, pump, dollar bill( great for when you slice the side wall) and spare tube.
 
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DeepVI
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

A ladies monthly pad or two. Combined with a few wraps of said electric or duct tape wrapped around a CO2 is the best thing for patching yourself up. They don't weight anything.

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Evil_Patrick
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:59 am Reply with quote Back to top

If you're riding full suspension, virtually every rear travel design has chain growth. The distance between the BB and the rear axle increases as the suspension is compressed. If you're not on a hard tail, or don't have a way to lock the shock, beware of chain growth prior to trying to rig up a temporary singe speed. Failure to consider chain growth could result in an even worse mech than the broken derailleur.

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Corvus1
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

All this above plus one essential: TP
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Corvus1 wrote:
All this above plus one essential: TP


Shit yeah!

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JayD
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I was just out and got caught in the rain. I didn't have a dry cloth. Sucked.

I have a big pack and I don't mind the weight. Makes me stronger I guess. Plus I like the back protection of the EVOC and it will hold extra clothes, my helmet and pads for long or tech days.

I carry...
Bike Multi-tool CB17 I think Has a breaker and spoke wrench.
Gerber Multi-tool
Electrical tape
Nylon tie straps
A bracelet made from paracord.
Stem removal tool
2oz Of Stans.
Tube, 2 Spoons, CO2 w/ 2 spare cylinders and a pump.
Small tire repair kit and a piece of thick rubber for a slice.
Sunscreen
A Pick for cholla.
Tweezers
Whistle
Small LED flash light.
Lighter
Baby Wipes and a couple ziplocks.
2 Sanitary napkins, some pain killers, and some anti-biotic ointment.
A spare hanger and few random nuts and bolts.
Chain link.
Shift cable
A rain jacket.

Where I am and what I am riding will determine the food and if I bring my GPS.

I will be adding some paper towels and probably a big bandana.

I bring my ID and bank card. Phone. And I have an emergency contact card I leave in the pack.


I have a saddle bag on the SS. CO2, tube, spoons, chainlink, multitool, tweezers. I carry my phone and keys in my pocket on those rides.

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Evil_Patrick
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Oh yeah. Forgot about all the CO2 stuff I carry.

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DeepVI
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Has no no one mentioned whiskey or is that implied?

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thudd
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

DeepVI wrote:
Has no no one mentioned whiskey or is that implied?

I don't recommend whiskey with scheduled narcotics and technical mountain biking; honeybee and fantasy would be fine, milli, upper, no. (tequilla ok)
 
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