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    What to take on a mountain bike ride?

    This has probably been asked many times, but I wanna know what to take. What I'm thinking of taking is a pump. Spare tube, food and water, energy gels, and tire levers. Also, you are allowed to have these things during a race, right?

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    Taking that stuff would give you an unfair advantage over everyone who showed up to the race unprepared.

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    This is way to vague. Is this a question about bikepacking or racing? We need way more specifics if expect an answer.

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    I usually find that a bike is useful.
    Here is the thing about equality, everyone's equal when they're dead. - Gavroche, Les MisÚrables

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    Depends on the location, length, duration, remoteness, and weather.

    But at the very minimum, I take a tube, pump, water, food, basic first-aid kit, tools, cell phone, and basic spare parts kit. If the weather looks bad, I add appropriate clothing. If I'm riding in a remote area, I bring my Spot. If it's hot, I might bring water treatment drops so that I can acquire additional water. If I'm not familiar with the area, I might bring my GPS.

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    ^^^ but no bike???

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    That too. And usually my marbles.

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