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    Very helpfull. thanks!

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    Now my rig is 10lbs heavier... but I'm prepared for the Judgement Day !
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    I'm glad I found this thread! I went out for the first time on real mountain bike trails yesterday with nothing but water, my cell phone, and a helmet. I quickly realized how ill-equiped I was. I only stayed out an hour but it was still pretty stupid.

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    I always bring my customized Columbia Rime pack inside it contains:


    1 or 2 100oz hydro bladders. (depending on the duration of ride)
    Pump
    2 spare tubes
    a patch kit
    a good multi tool
    spoke tool.
    tire levers
    small first aid kit.
    Bullfrog spray (insect and sunscreen all in one)
    small pocket knife.
    my medicine!!!
    Trail food
    Chapstick
    Toilet paper with small light weight trowel. (you never know when nature calls, and I always dig a cat hole)
    and I always bring some cash, ID and a cell.

    I sometimes like to throw in my small hammock bliss weighs only 13 ounces and fits easily in to my pack. Try taking a 30 minute nap in the woods along side your favorite trail. Its the best!

    On my self I always wear sunglasses, gloves and a helmet. I probably over pack but I am all about being out there and not having to worry about some crazy crap happening to me.

    I even sometimes bring a Katadyn Vario water filter with me to fill up my hydro bladder especially when I know there is a water source that is trail side. I can refill with out carrying around the extra weight of water with me.

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    Great thread, as a new rider I found it to be one of the most useful. Thank you!

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    I usually carry a spare midget or a Thai girl in mine, depending on the occasion

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Now my rig is 10lbs heavier... but I'm prepared for the Judgement Day !
    Now that is funny!!!!!

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    This is all helpful stuff.

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    this is amazingly helpful, thanks everyone!

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    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

    thanks for this checklist. search function on this forum is excellent.
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    My wife and I are true newbie's, but I think we go out pretty well equipped, after having reviewed this thread.

    Fuel:
    2 large Camelbaks (one each)
    Fruit
    Trail mix with cashews, almonds, cranberries, and chocolate
    Luna bar for her, Mojo bar for him
    Shot Bloks for reserve

    Supplies:
    Ultralight/Watertight First Aid Kit
    Wound Closure Kit
    Sunscreen
    Quik Clot
    Xtra Nitrile gloves
    Advil
    SAM Splint

    Topeak Mountain Morph Pump
    Spare Crank Bros pedal and cleat
    Stan's Tire Sealant
    Tape
    Topeak Alien II Multitool
    Field Utility Knife
    Phone
    Collapsible rain poncho
    Map or trail info printed in case phone dies
    Pepper Spray for any unwanted critters
    LED Flashlight
    Cash
    ID
    Med. Insurance Card

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    really good threads! I go on long trail rides and long road rides. I carry a camel pack, cell phone, energy bars, my camera for those nice scenes. I have pockets and an extra pocket so all of it fits in there. I should carry a tube for my tires but I have my cell phone so if i get a flat i call my fiance`. LOL
    I also carry Gatorade good for the loss of electrolytes. Which I sweat a ton!

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    we had some wicked storms in Georgia this spring and there are a lot of downed trees on the trails. I think I'm going to buy a small foldable wood saw to clear some of the smaller branches that are blacking the trail. I think one of those would fit in my camelback.

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    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
    Awesome post. I have made sure to have all of these in my pack.

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    For sure good advice. Wish I would have seen this before I had to hike out 2 miles carrying my bike with a flat. Or bleeding like a stuck pig without any kind of first aid. I'm learning the hardway but hey it builds character. Right? The other important thing I learned (not sure if it was mentioned), but always start your trip early. People tend to ride in the late afternoon more due to the heat of Summer but the chances of being stuck in the dark are that much higher.

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    Glad I read through this thread.

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    Taking notes

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    very helpful list. Thanks a million!

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    Trek 4300 to destroy as fast as I can.

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    Nice list !!!!

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    Really helpful list

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    great thread!

    somethings listed that i would never have thought of bringing, thanks!

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    Helmet
    Cycling Shoes
    Water – 2 large water bottles or Camelback
    Riding clothing – Coverings for arms and knees are a must with the cooler weather. Also bring a vest or jacket in case it gets cold or wet
    Tube/pump/tool
    Food for ride – sandwiches, energy bars, gels, whatever you like but plan on carrying 500 calories
    Windbreaker or rain jacket

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    I was just reading another thread and people were mentioning how they bring tick removers; you can buy them at REI.

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    I need to start getting a kit together

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    Good list.

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    This was very helpful. Def need to get a pack together

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    Very helpful. I may have to adjust my packing list after reading through this.

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    Here's my list. It looks like a lot of stuff, but most of it is really small and when added up, doesn't weigh more than a couple extra pounds.

    I always go in the morning, so no toilet paper. On rare occassions, I've had to use river rocks, leaves, snow, etc. I do this when I backpack, so it's pretty much second nature (haha). It's pretty liberating, and I encourage others to try it for themselves:
    Toilet Paper Free Expeditions at Backpacking Light

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    packing
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    One of my favorite things to bring, is for longer rides, rather than carrying a couple liters of water, I bring water purification tablets and refill on the trail. The weight I save here often adds up to being more than the weight of my kit. In Colorado, there are lots of streams, springs, brooks and lakes, so you're often only a few minutes from a water source if you examine maps and have a compass.

    1-3 hour rides (5-20mi rides):
    small waistpack with the following
    cell phone
    minipump
    spare tube
    patch kit
    multitool w/chain tool
    spare chain + powerlinks
    5' duct tape
    lara bar

    long/remote rides (20-40mi rides, 10+mi from likely human contact):
    hydration pack with the following
    (all of the above)
    derailleur hanger
    brake/gear cables
    pliers
    zipties
    more food
    rain jacket
    large garbage bag
    map/compass/gps (iPhone)
    water purification tablets
    first aid kit
    chapstick
    sunscreen (repackaged in a small bottle)
    hand sanitizer (repackaged in a tiny bottle)
    contact lens solution (repackaged in a tiny bottle)

    first aid kit:
    spare conctact lenses
    ibuprofin, vicodin/percoset
    steristrip skin closures
    (duct tape, packaged elsewhere)
    gauze

    in car (always in my car, as a car emergency kit):
    spare warm clothes
    extensive first aid kit (with tubular elastic bandages for road rash)
    emergency food/water

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    clothing
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    initial layers:
    short or long sleeve half-zip merino shirt
    baggies with chamois liner
    full finger gloves

    adjustable layering:
    buff headwear (for waistpack rides, this can be stuffed in a pocket)
    arm warmers (for waistpack rides, I just roll them up on my arms if it gets warmer)
    knee warmers (for waistpack rides, I just wear them the whole ride if it's cold enough)
    windvest (for waistpack rides, this is attached via bungee system)

    worn while riding in colder weather:
    synthetic long johns
    softshell jacket (very thin/breathable air-permeable)
    helmet cover

    colder weather emergency layers:
    down vest
    rain pants

    Depending on the trail and my mood (aggressiveness), I also bring protective gear: knee/shin pads, elbow/forearm pads and sometimes a full face.
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    1 tube
    Glue-less patch kit
    3 co2 cartridges and tiny inflator
    Crank bros multi tool
    Water

    That's it.

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    Since the track is not far away from my home I take only a multi tool set and water. If something happens, I'll call someone at home to pick me up.

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    Great thread!

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    great stuff

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    Although i did not bring everything recomended im glad i brought most of it. Very useful thread thank you.

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    I ran out of water 10 miles from home the other day while it was 90 outside. So I bought a camelbak wow these things are great, I don't know how I ever did anything without one before. I love that the water stays cold so much longer than bottles that get warm after an hour or so.

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    Thanks for the infoz!

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    Thanks for this thread. v useful

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    I bring a Camelbak, pump, energy bars, extra layers, cell phone, first aid, gloves, and tools every now and then.

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    Nice thread but a little über comprehensive for shorter rides. For my short 2 hours rides I take a bottle of water, my keys, my helmet, and that's it (sometimes a phone) ! I'd rather ride happily without any bag / repair material and take the risk to have to walk back.

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    well....most of the time i go out without knowing how far will i go. in these cases i bring with me:
    minipump
    lights
    water
    tire petches
    helmet
    money
    phone
    (kindle)

    when i'm planning to go on longer rides (which sometimes can be shorter rides than those i do not plan) :
    the same i mentioned before +
    chocolate
    raincoat
    mini health kit
    minitool
    plus i tell someone where i'm heading, so they can find me if i don't get home in 3-4 years

    I live in Romaia, so the weather rarely gets "dangerous". Even if i run out of water, there is no risk of dehydration.

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    great tips, thanks

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    What kind of packs are you guys using?

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    I have an older version of this pack:

    Hydrapak As Cargo Hydration Pack 70oz Blue

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    I'm using an old knock-off camelbak pack from cabelas with a Camelbak Antidote 70oz bladder inside. The cheap bladder it came with broke in one use. I was thinking about getting a better pack but I seem to get everything I need inside of it and it works fine.

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    Good list.

    A trash bag or two is worth the weight and space in my pack.

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    Very useful for a beginner like me.

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    This is what I usually bring with me:
    Water
    Tube
    Patch Kit
    Pump
    Map
    Phone
    Cash
    Bike tools and a utility multitool for everything else

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    Yeah I pack my camera, wallet, and cellphone in a small Pelican case.........never know when you'll get wet. The same goes for my first aid kit

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    great thread

    Great post but you forgot the "go-girl" for us girls. I hope I get one in my x-mas stocking this year.....last year I was so disappointed.

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    Awesome post for someone just starting out like me. This will probably save me a lot in the future!

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    How you do you carry your stuff?

    I'm starting to get a bit more serious about mountain biking and I'm evaluating my ride setup since I'm switching from a 26er FS to a 29er HT that will be run tubeless. I carry a camelbak with a tube, pump, and a few tools, but it seems like all the hard-core (fast) guys out on the trail do not (not talking about racing either). Many have a tube somehow fastened to their seatpost. Is it taped on and how?

    Do you carry tools in your jersey pockets? If so, how do you keep them from bouncing around and falling out?

    As a road rider getting into mountain biking, I'm surprised I don't see any under seat bags out there, why not?

    Any other light and fast options please share... Thanks

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    It depends on the length of the trip, but generally i'm carrying all this:
    ° water (usually 2 bottles, sometimes an additional hydration pack)
    ° tube and patch kit
    ° old cellphone
    ° Garmin Edge
    ° small pump
    ° some cash
    ° a couple of cereal bars
    ° some hex keys, a cassette remover and other useful tools
    ° rain jacket

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    I usually don't bring anything except water. If I need a tube or a tool I'll just freeload off of someone I'm riding with.

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    Body gear; helmet, gloves.. so on
    water
    leatherman
    tp
    lighter
    small food.

    tip, check the weather and dress for it

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    when i go on rides all realy bring is my camel back and an extra tube and tools didnt know there was so much stuff

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    except for safty helmit, gloves, ect

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Boz View Post

    As a road rider getting into mountain biking, I'm surprised I don't see any under seat bags out there, why not?

    Any other light and fast options please share... Thanks


    I make it all fit into my camelback.

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    Gu gu and more Gu!

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    thanks alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by krott5333 View Post
    I usually don't bring anything except water. If I need a tube or a tool I'll just freeload off of someone I'm riding with.

    shakes his head

    hate people like this too cheap to buy there own stuff

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    Thanks for the post, helps.

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    in the bag

    Great tips!

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    Thanks!

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    for me i keep standard things in a under seat bag (tube/multi tool/levers/patch kit/small first aid kit), for longer andventures, i add another tube, hydro pak, granola bars, trail mix and zip ties

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    Many have a tube somehow fastened to their seatpost. Is it taped on and how?
    The Awesome Strap by Backcountry Research is the first that came to my mind. It's a double velcro strap that creates a sort of compartment for tube, CO2 cartridge and a pocket tool. They have several configurations. Backcountry Research - Makers of the AWESOME STRAPS
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    Good ideas here! i carry all of them except a shock pump.. Why would one need a shock pump out on the trail? I have set my psi and haven't done anything with it except check it once in awhile.. Am i missing out on something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hooverGiant View Post
    Good ideas here! i carry all of them except a shock pump.. Why would one need a shock pump out on the trail? I have set my psi and haven't done anything with it except check it once in awhile.. Am i missing out on something?
    That's what I though until I was at the trailhead last week and realized my shocks needed adjustment. They either had leaked a bit (it had been a long time since I last rode) or the colder temperatures affected the air inside and the ride was too plushy. I put air in the fork at the beginning of the ride and some more on the rear shock midway trough.

    I'd rather carry it than ride uncomfortable, which pisses me off.
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    Just posted this in a multi-tool thread, but it really belongs here:



    Alien2 with chain breaker and pedal wrench etc.
    Pump, presta/schrader compatible.
    2 tubes.
    Zip ties
    Tire levers
    Patch kit - unopened glue.
    Fiber spoke. Will repair even rear drive side without tools.
    Derailleur cable
    Derailleur hanger
    Brake pads
    Chain links
    Quick link
    Small flashlight
    Matches
    Duct tape
    Electrolyte tablets
    Pain killers
    Small Leatherman with pliers

    Might seem like a lot, but where do you ride? Around here there's thousands of acres of empty space, with no cell reception. In the off-season I see no one all day. The walk out could be really long.

    It's also good to be able to assist others.

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    great thread, lots of good info here. thx

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    thanx for the tips guys, I just started mountain biking, though in florida its more like hill biking, regardless im having a blast. Never thought of some of these things to bring along, but these are all great ideas.

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    Some great info and advice here. Thanks.

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    lol always carry a mini first-aid kit....god knows how many times i've needed it!!

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    Great thread! Got a lot of good ideas. Thanks.

    Currently, I ride with an under-seat bag that has: spare tube, Crank Bros. mini pump, chain tool, spare chain link w/power link, small multi-tool (can't remember what brand), and a mini Leatherman type tool.

    I also ride with an old hydration-pack (the bladder was tossed long ago) that I use for a back-pack. In it I carry: a couple of bottles of water, a shock pump, my wallet (w/ID and cash), my cell phone, and truck keys.

    Another essential for me on all rides is my MP3 player.

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    This is a solid thread! As suggested before, I got a topeak mini bike pump and it's so lightweight and out of the way that I forget its there. I think its the pocket rocket bike pump. Works great!
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    I have had good luck with the tire liners but I ended up puncturing my sidewall.
    I would still carry extra tubes.

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    Thanks for the packing list. padding post count so I can post a thread.

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    Good post thanks

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    Rather than suggest all the obvious stuff you need like a helmet, water etc, here's what the guys at my LBS recommended to me:

    2 tubes -trouble comes in pairs
    CO2 quick inflator and at least 2 cartridges - even mini-pumps are a pain to carry. Quick inflators are fast, small and light.
    A good multi-tool with tire levers - like a Nexus II
    When your duct tape gets down to the end of the roll like with 1/8" to 1/4" of tape left on it. Stomp on it and flatten it and shove into your kit. We all know how handy duct tape can be.
    3 or 4 zip ties
    Tube patch kit - never hurts to have them.
    A medium sized seat-pack to shove it all into and you've got a great emergency bike repair kit. It sucks walking your bike back to the truck
    Last edited by Jman0000; 01-22-2012 at 09:13 PM.

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    This thread is awesome! I'm just getting into biking and this is extremely helpful.

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    I'm the medicine man in my biking group.

    I bring alcohol pads, antiseptic solutions, wide band aids, eye drops, voltaren for muscle ache, aspirin for headache.

    I also manage to bring spare chains for myself of course.
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    Great post! As a new mountain biker, I had stuffed a lot of these things in my pack to begin with but found there's quite a bit I here hadn't thought of. Thanks for the tips!

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    Great advice here. Thanks for the comprehensive list. As a new biker, but safety freak, I always took my mini first aid with me... but didn't think to bring spare chains. One broke luckily only about a mile from where I was staying.
    Not making that mistake again!

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    Anybody know where I can get a cheap biking backpack and some gloves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logiebear View Post
    Anybody know where I can get a cheap biking backpack and some gloves?
    DollarStore ?
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logiebear View Post
    Anybody know where I can get a cheap biking backpack and some gloves?
    I bought gloves at Home Depot. Firm Grip brand, $10. If you're taking about a hydration backpack, I'm not sure if you can get them ”cheap”, but something just to put water bottles, snacks, pump, etc, any old backpack would do. I use an old Radio Flyer backpack from my daughter's old tricycle push handle combo from when she was a toddler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logiebear View Post
    Anybody know where I can get a cheap biking backpack and some gloves?
    Alright, I'll tell you the secret, but keep it down ok ?

    Get the Mecanix gloves. $20/pair, you can get them on sale about half-price from time to time. Get the Original and the padded one M-PACT in a set for $20 on sale. Super resistant, snug fit and good breathing. Easy to clean and comfy to ride with.

    As for hydra pack, buy a blader and a hose, stuff it in your backpack and that's about the cheapest way to do after the water bottle with a straw strap upside-down to your helmet.

    Go in outdoors stores and try as many as you can till you find which ones you like and then check online for sales on those exact models. Or your lbs might have some close-out deals on that kind of gear.
    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    thankyou this is helpful

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    Thanks this will come in handy when i start my riding trips

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    Lots of great info on the thread, now I just cant wait till the trails dry and I can get on the bike.

    thanks
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    Fricken always bring my climbing chord, just incase

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    Camelbak

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    this is a great sticky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan_nikolajsen View Post
    Just posted this in a multi-tool thread, but it really belongs here:



    Alien2 with chain breaker and pedal wrench etc.
    Pump, presta/schrader compatible.
    2 tubes.
    Zip ties
    Tire levers
    Patch kit - unopened glue.
    Fiber spoke. Will repair even rear drive side without tools.
    Derailleur cable
    Derailleur hanger
    Brake pads
    Chain links
    Quick link
    Small flashlight
    Matches
    Duct tape
    Electrolyte tablets
    Pain killers
    Small Leatherman with pliers

    Might seem like a lot, but where do you ride? Around here there's thousands of acres of empty space, with no cell reception. In the off-season I see no one all day. The walk out could be really long.

    It's also good to be able to assist others.
    Awesome list here. I've debated the spare spoke thing for years. I used to carry a couple in my seat post but with the advent of the disk brakes, I stop doing that. My thought was is the bike still rideable if I broke a spoke or two.

    I like your list though, looks a lot like mine minus the first aid kit I carry.

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    risky one to ride.........

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    thanks for the info

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    Good info. Thanks a ton.

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    Has anybody mentioned Sunblock? Especially on longer rides

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    Somebody said it before me, sunblock or sunscreen. There's lots of good advice in this thread. I might be new to mtbr, but I've been riding for a long time and I have gotten a lot of good ideas here.
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    Not too different from what others here bring along for the ride.

    -Basic first aid kit with plenty of gauze pads and tape
    -Spare tube
    -Pump
    -Shock pump (mostly for minor adjustments but I think it's optional)
    -Chain tool
    -Spare links and smartlink for my Sram 9-speed chain, and links for my Shimano 10-speed chain
    -Multi tool with metric allen keys, and knife
    -Shims for the brake calipers
    -Windbreaker
    - 2-4 energy bars
    -Tire lever
    -Derailleur hanger for my bike (Wheels Mfg makes a universal one that can be used on virtually any bike- so I bring one in case someone is in a pinch)

    I'd say this covers the bare minimum- I need to bring some more cold weather gear in the event of getting stuck out in inclement Oregon weather.
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