• 04-11-2014
    Mountain Bike Ride Packing List

    Originally Posted by jspansel View Post
    Didnt notice it in this thread... (didnt read all 26 pages) but a Feminine Pad (yes, that kind), I have read makes for a great first aid addition. Makes sense...

    When I broke my nose I had a tampon up each nostril.

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  • 06-09-2014
    my .02:

    seatbag for shorter trips: spare tube, co2 cartridge and pump attachment, topeak hexus II multi tool, couple bandaids and quaze pads of different size, couple saftey pins, paper clip, 2 extra chain links and pins, powerlink, and a lighter wrapped in duct tape. bottle of water in the cage.

    Platypus pack for longer rides: Black Diamond Spot headlamp, Blackburn Evo 13 Airstick pump, topeak hexus II multi tool, Gerber suspension multi tool (conviently attachted to the outside for easy access), spare tube, co2 cartridge and pump attachment, steel core tire lever, couple bandaids and quaze pads of different size, couple saftey pins, paper clip, little bit of TP, ace bandage, couple granola bars, 2 extra chain links and pins, powerlink, and a lighter wrapped in duct tape. as much water as i need in the ol pack (up to 100oz.).

    might seam like a lot but it really isnt, i like to have basic first aide supplies because when they come in handy, they really come in handy. obviously based on the specific conditions and the trail at hand things change.
  • 07-04-2014
    Bruce in SoCal
    At the recommendation of an old biker who rides the deserts of the Southwest USA, I added a hair comb to my kit. Not only does it combat "helmet hair," he says it is the best thing for removing stickers from cholla cactus. He says that if you so much as brush against one, you will pick up a cluster of stickers. (He says they will jump at you from a foot away.) In any event, you can't grab them and pull them off because if you try, they'll stick to your fingers and hands, too. So, you can get under it with a comb and pry it off. I hope to avoid chollas, but decided to be prepared since I ride the desert a lot.
  • 07-25-2014
    The list I made was just general after seeing what some of you guys have said gave me more things that I had overlooked, thanks.
  • 07-31-2014
    Re: Mountain Bike Ride Packing List

    Originally Posted by Williambopy View Post
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    Wtf? Are you serious dude lol...
  • 09-15-2014
    I've only been riding since early May and have already used half of the stuff listed on this thread.
  • 10-17-2014
    great idea,just do it
  • 12-10-2014
    when it comes to the camelbak, remember that water is heavy. 2 liters of water is great, but a 1.5 will get you through most rides and shed some weight.
  • 12-10-2014
    Mountain Bike Ride Packing List
    Well, that really depends on the climate, temperature and how long your ride is.
  • 12-14-2014
    And how much you sweat and how hard you ride and...
  • 01-17-2015
    MTB Living
    Great thread! I always go by the motto less is more when on a bike however there are some things which are a necessity.

    As a minimum I carry..

    Plenty of water
    Spare Tubes
    Hand Pump
    Tire Levers
    Multi Tool
    Allen Key Set
    Chain Tool
    Cell Phone
  • 04-12-2015
    This is something I invested in just this morning. One of those pocket battery packs to recharge your phone should it die on you. My wife was using a tracking app on her phone and playing music, and her phone died on the trail. Thankfully her sisters phone still had juice.

    I picked up a charge pack and shorty charge cable (about 6" long) from walmart for roughly $30-$40.
  • 04-14-2015
    Hi All

    I have set up a Facebook group, for routes and general stuff about mtb if anyone is interested you can find it here, love to here from you guys :)

  • 04-16-2015
    Just got into MTB.

    So far I've Bought:
    - Mini Pump
    - Tyre Lever Kit

    To Buy:
    - Either Alien 2 or CB M19 (which one is better?)
    - Osprey Raptor 14
    - Spare Tubes
    - Chain Links
    - Y-tool with 8/9/10mm sockets
    - Leather man

    Anything I am missing?
  • 04-16-2015
    was scanning through some of the pages, and came across people mentioning bringing chain links etc for busted up chains. Is it not a good idea to just bring a whole extra chain? Is it overkill?
  • 04-16-2015
    Whole chain is way more heavier and takes more space in backpack then few links.
  • 07-06-2015
    Very helpful! Thanks! Chris
  • 01-13-2016

    Originally Posted by markec123 View Post
    Whole chain is way more heavier and takes more space in backpack then few links.

    Yes, couple links and spare masterlink. Whole chain is heavy and takes lots of space.

    Those who carry a lighter, I do same and had the flint go bad, it would not spark, just kinda disintegrated so be sure to test it and replace every few years. :)
  • 03-09-2016
    Good idea for a thread
  • 06-27-2016
    Holy - I guess I'm the type that will learn the hard way. I guess if I was going on a very long ride I would consider more stuff. I usually just bring some bug spray, water, my phone, kleenex (them allergies in the summer sometimes get to me) and I carry this all in my little pouch that's beneath the seat of my bike (it also acts as a slight mud-flap lol!). I have no extra tubes or tools for my bike (I do have an allan key set though) but I don't carry that stuff with me. I just bought a new bike this year, so it'll take some getting used to all the new gadgets and stuff it has on it. The other day I just realized bikes have tubeless tires... and I don't have a clue if mine is or not Haha!

    Thanks for the list - definitely is something to look back on.
  • 07-07-2016
    I like some of the ideas I've seen, thanks!
  • 07-21-2016
    Lots of great lists. Needing to create my first kit. Do most LBS carry the essential gear? Amazon or cycle specific websites?

  • 07-29-2016
    Grabbed a great pump; cant remember the name but it started with an L. Cant believe how efficient it is for it's small size.
  • 08-05-2016
  • 08-25-2016
    Jeez, some of you carry so much gear I wonder how you have any fun riding! But tons of great info, made me re-evaluate my pack. I honestly don't think I need to add anything after 14 pages lol. Good stuff!
  • 08-25-2016
    Great thread, just got into mountain biking and went out for the first time yesterday and can see how some of these items can come in handy.
  • 09-14-2016
    nice comprehensive list!