• 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!
  • 12-23-2016
    Between being an ex-rider (and just getting back into now), a hunter, and general survivalist, I prefer overkill vs. minimalist. Granted, my local rides, it's definitely overkill; however, for the foreseeable future (until I've shed about 40-50#), I'm taking more water than I need ...and a full load to increase my endurance objectives.

    Tubes + Pump
    Gloves & Helmet (wearing)
    Clamp-on bike light setup
    Two tire levers
    Patch Kit
    Chain tool + spare links

    Matches, Cig. lighter & survival lighter
    Solar Blanket
    Signal mirror
    Compact first aid kit w/Analgesics and blood-clot pack
    Survival Knife
    Gerber multi-tool
    Bug spray (bugs don't usually bite me though ...my blood must be toxic :) )
  • 12-28-2016
    Zip ties, straps and/or duct tape. Improvise adapt and overcome!
  • 01-22-2017
    Thanks for the tips
  • 03-16-2017
    Shotgun Jeremy
    This is a great idea. I've wondered about a lot of this. Growing up on bikes, I never worried about anything - just went out in jeans and a t shirt and then made it home each night.

    Now, I carry my camel-bak with my concealed carry pistol in it (more for wild life/ parking lot thieves) some energy snack bars, a basic first aid kit, Ka Bar, and of course my cell so I can map my rides.

    I'm gonna toss in a spare multi-tool, and get some tire change items after reading this. I've also got an external power pack with usb port I can toss in there.
  • 03-17-2017
    Bruce in SoCal

    Originally Posted by Shotgun Jeremy View Post
    Now, I carry my camel-bak with my concealed carry pistol in it (more for wild life/ parking lot thieves) some energy snack bars, a basic first aid kit, Ka Bar, and of course my cell so I can map my rides.

    i don't mean to be critical, but what use is a pistol in a backpack? In the event of an animal encounter, you'll be dinner before you can get to it. In the event you get robbed, the robber will get your backpack and bike before you can get to it.
  • 03-17-2017
    Shotgun Jeremy
    Better than leaving it in the truck.
  • 04-07-2017
    I'm surprised no one mentioned clothing in a backpack for a mountain bike ride, and only a few mentioned flashlights. What happens when it cools off and the sun goes down? Don't you guys bring sweatpants, a jacket, and a flashlight with handlebar mount? I'm in the Southwest "sun belt" and it still can get under 60 degrees when the sun goes down, so northern latitude bikers need heavier clothing at the end of the ride, correct?
  • 04-07-2017
    I'm new to mountain biking, this really helps thanks!
  • 04-21-2017
    I just cracked my smartphone screen last evening while biking (it still works but nevertheless a bummer). Just ordered a nylon protector. The gel protector on the sides and back didn't cut it for some reason.

    Also I ordered a rear tire bike rack for placing either a backpack or duffel bag, so I don't have to wear a backpack. I sweat like crazy and need to give my back a break from the moisture and abrasion of having the backpack constantly bouncing against my skin.

    One other thing: I have had a flat tire pretty far in the trail once and it really sucked getting back. I scraped up my back rim riding back because it would have taken forever to walk back. I have a cheap $10 hand pump and it actually works pretty good, even with Presta valves. So you could put an extra tire tube in a backpack, but the Slime self-sealing tubes usually work fine without having to do that. Ironically that one time with the flat deep on the trail was with a Slime tube, but I think it had more to do with a motorcycle being on the trail earlier and cracking rocks that made them sharp. That was the only time a Slime tube went flat; the other time was in the garage but when I pumped it back up it never went flat again. They are great tubes and you can get them on Amazon for around $8-14 each.
  • 04-22-2017
    New to the MTB scene and getting my CB loaded and ready for a couple rides this coming week...Lots of great info in here...Thanks