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    What equipment do you take with you?

    I was just wondering...

    What equipment do you pack in your vehicle to take to the trail?
    What equipment do you actually take on the trail?

    I have a XC bike that I keep a frame mounted pump, spare tube, and tire levers with.

    I have that same kit on my mountain bike, but realized, that I should be able to keep that back at the vehicle. I usually keep my took kit in the vehicle too. My though is, if I blow out a tire on a jump, then I'll just have to walk back to the vehicle but on my XC bike, that could be a 10 - 20 mile walk back, as opposed to a 4 - 6 mile loop.

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    depends on length of ride for me

    1 hour = 1 water bottle
    2 hours = 2 water bottles + clif bar/tube/co2/levers
    3- 4 hours = camelbak (100 oz) + clif bar, sammich, tube/pump/levers/multitool
    5-8 hours = camelbak HAWG (150 oz) + multiple bars, sammiches, chips, sportslegs (pills), tube/pump/levers/multitool
    9-12 hours = camelbak HAWG (100 oz) + FOOD, water filter, sportslegs (pills), tube/pump/levers/multitool
    13-24* hours = 1 water bottle, tube/tirelever/co2..

    * endurance racing - either loops with a pit or have aid stations......

    i don't really bring anything in my car unless it's a ride vacation/trip/race....
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    I have a cycling bag with my helmet, shoes, tube, co2 pump, and a few other things I store in there that I don't need. I take 2 water bottles on the bike, some type of gel on longer rides. This works on 99% of my rides.

    If I don't know where I'm going I take my imitation camelbak mule. In it I have my map, a whistle, first aid kit, pieces of a chain, and all of the stuff I named above. I also take an apple or fruit with me. I need a thermal blanket just in case I ever get stuck. I also take an extra tube and more co2 cartridges.
    There is not much choice between rotten apples.

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    I like the idea of keeping extra cleats and screws with you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardwarz
    I like the idea of keeping extra cleats and screws with you....
    That came after I lost a cleat screw on a 25 mile ride...FYI, a rotor bolt work as a substitute (5 bolts on my rotor was fine) for the rest of the ride.

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    water and a 2,3,4,5,6mm allen on the trail.

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    Frame Pump, Tube, Patches, most of the same that was mentioned above with one exception...

    A spoke wrentch.

    One little "incident" a few months ago made me add one to my pack!

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    ^ That's what I do
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    Minipump
    3 Liters of water
    multitool
    extra tube
    tire levers
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    generally just 2 bottles of water and a gel or 2
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