1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
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    In Tucson/desert areas we carry a comb to help remove cactus..

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    I keep a couple extra zipties in my bag in case cables come loose
    "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." -Back to the Future

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    I am new to Mountain biking but heres what I carry
    Short Rides 10 mi or less
    -pump
    -multi tool
    - 2 tire levers
    -spare tube
    -small adjustable wrench
    -patch kit
    -water bottle
    -lock

    Longer rides 10+ miles
    -all the above
    -hydration pack
    -45ACP 1911(cause you never know)
    -extra tube
    -snacks
    -gels
    -50' paracord

    I always have a knife, firesteel, wallet and phone on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerB View Post
    Hi guys

    As somebody who is just getting started in biking and am reading through the posts here I was wondering where do you guys keep all this stuff?

    I bought a small bag that fits under the seat where I could keep I.D and my phone. I see alot of guys carry multi tools. What are some of the best ones to carry? I would love to know how to change out a link on my chain if I had too. Maybe as I get some more experience with my bike I will be able to do it someday. But for now I think If anything breaks I will have to take it to the local bike shop.
    I put the spare tube with the my alien tool in the seat bag. Extra chain I clean and make a bracelet and have a camel back for water and that can carry some sort of chocolate bar or energy bar. The camel back also is able to carry 2 extra cables for brake and shifters. (yes I still use v brakes ). Thats about it.

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    nice list man...good work

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    Just bought my first bike today Fuji Nevada 3.0 ^.^ cant wait to hit the trails next week.

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    My rides are usually pretty short (<10 miles) and I carry: bike tool; hydration bladder; tube/shock pump. I've definitely got to add more to my pack though. Thanks for the lists guys!

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    Thanks for the info Chris

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    Excellent packing list for ideas and future references for newbies.

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    Very cool video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue-Destiny View Post
    Excellent packing list for ideas and future references for newbies.
    I'm looking to buy a bike soon, excellent ideas for sure!

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    Very helpful, thanks!

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    Great idea. I need to start investing in parts it seems.

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    Carrying the patches, levers, and pump paid off! Got a flat today about 12 miles into my ride, luckily I had the stuff to fix it with no problems.

    I used the Slime self adhesive patches - they worked like a charm!

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    Seems that a lot of peoples kits are missing suncream and insect repellant. Trying to fix your bike whilst being eaten alive by bugs is not nice.

    Suncream is also a bonus, careful where you put it on your face, as a sweat/suncream mix in the eyes is never an exciting experience.

    For long rides on trails that do not attract much attention, I also bring a small flat plastic whistle. If you do injur yourself and are unable to ride or walk out, then a whistle can be a massive life saver for when people come looking for you.

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    Done Recommendeds into the Horders Necessary

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris130 View Post
    That is a great idea.

    Here's my $0.02.

    Things to absolutely buy before riding:
    -- Good, quality helmet (non-negotiable)
    -- Some way to carry water (bottle or camelbak).

    Things that are definitely recommended before riding:
    -- Bike shorts
    -- A CamelBak-type product to carry both water and gear
    -- Spare tubes
    -- Tire levers (2)
    -- A quality mini-pump (don't skimp with a cheap one, trust me)
    -- Tube patch kit
    -- Good, quality minitool (Topeak Alien II, Crank Bros, or Park Tool offer nice ones)
    -- Gloves

    Other things that I've learned the hard way to keep in my hydro pack:
    -- Energy gel or some other form of anti-bonk
    -- Handi wipes and/or a little bottle of purell - makes cleaning hands easy for repairs or first aid
    -- Those small alcohol pads that you get with other stuff - good to clean tubes for patches and are nice for first aid
    -- Some form of basic ID w/ pertinent medical info
    -- Cell phone (reception capabilities permitting)
    -- Spare chain links, PowerLinks (2), & a good chain-breaker tool (if not on minitool)
    -- A spare rear derailleur hanger
    -- A comprehensive first aid kit (such as a hiker kit from REI, etc)
    -- Zip-ties in assorted sizes
    -- A coupla feet of duct tape (just fold it around itself for a nice compact package)
    -- Bug juice
    -- Shock pump (optional)
    -- Small but powerful flashlight (you never know!)
    -- Pliers - I keep a small, cheapie Leatherman knockoff in my pack. It works for the few occassions I need it.
    -- Spoke wrench (if not on minitool)
    -- Some cash
    -- Some form of a sharp blade.

    I'm sure others will have great ideas; I'm undoubtedly forgetting something...

    Cheers, Chris
    I would say because of weight, and how useful they can be, I would keep these in the pack all the time:

    - Quick Ties
    - Duck Tape
    - Some sort of Nutrition, a bar or gu's. It is just not worth running out of juice before the ride is over.
    - Cash

    Killer list, that is really all you need.
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    thanks for the info.

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    that way no matter what breaks, Craig has at least 1/2 bike in spare parts from which to beg a replacement.

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    Cool, thanks

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    Great idea.

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    Never tried bike packing but have wanted to get into it lately, looks like i need a little bit more gear.

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    only my bike and helmet +10miles! (I should start using a small bag with tubes) I also ordered:
    Crank Brothers Multi Bicycle Tool (19-Function, Silver) and Topeak Pocket Rocket Master Blaster Bike Pump

    thank you

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    where can i get a small all in one kit to carry while on the trail? anyone recommend a specific one?

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    Ziploc Freezer Bags - work great for keeping stuff dry & dust proof and compressing air out allows you to pack more compactly.
    Test Ride - a few days before go for a loaded bike test ride to find out problems, balance and to find out how much all this stuff weighs.
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    Wow so buying my MTB and bottle cage is half the battle. I need to stock up on a lot of stuff over here

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