Looks like my bag of crap stuffed in my pack. Zip ties, duct tape wrapped around the pump and if you bring disc brake pads and have a cotter pin holding pads in your caliper... a way to remove said pin is important.
edit: see you have tape and zip ties there. yay! i like the big zip ties my self....
Nice emergency kit. I typically just bring my legs, since they like to ride or hike, I'm covered - so far I've only had one nice ride turn into a pleasant hike. I'd bring a kit for a long ride however.
I bring everything you mention except for things like a derailleur hanger. It all depends on the length of ride. A local jaunt, I just bring tube, tools, and pump/co2. A longer ride would include a first aid kit, zip ties, and tape. I almost never carry disc pads unless they are low to start with. I don't have extra hangers.
carrying some emergency money is a great idea but dont carry a 20. bring at least a few ones for a vending machines and 5s and 10s you can give to people without needing change. if you use your tube and still need another from a passing rider you can give them a much appreciated 5 without worrying about trying to buy them a beer later. a dollar also makes a great tire reinforcement
There are good things to bring. There are great things to bring. And then there are freaking really important things to bring. One such item to always have with you IMHO:
We've all been out, having too much fun, and lost track of time. Sometimes before you know it, darkness descends...and at times that can mean near zero visibility. Crawling out can take all night+ when you can't see anything!
Petzl makes some tiny headlamps that give enough light for you to at least hike or slowly ride out. The batteries in mine last a few years at a time.
Even though I admitted to not carrying much of anything, most people seem to be mainly concerned with bike repairs on the trail; we should all be brining a small first aid kit and space-blanket. Keeping yourself going is more important than the bike - since we can all walkout if needed. I think I'm going to grab one from my backpacking kit and stop being an idiot.
agree with first aid items. I think the key first aid items are more important on mtb than road, since you are less likely to be near any services or help. Zip ties are also the amazing wonder tool. Years ago we salvaged a friends ride when he broke a seat stay and we splinted it with zip ties and a pump. It would have been an 8 plus mile walkout otherwise.
Yes space blanket is a must, so little weight and many uses. I also carry a small visine style bottle with lube and have used it more than once. A bottle of stans will help if you are running tubeless just don't go otb and land on your camebak and thus exploding the bottle of sealant an extra cleat and bolts is handy, of course tp in a plastic bag, a whistle when you need to be loud. SPF lip balm has also become a must carry, nothing worse than burnt chapped lips when gasping for air on a sunny climb!
Not sure if this has been mentioned but carrying your id with insurance card can avoid delays when getting approval for admittance to a hospital if you are injured. I was in this situation and had to get a fellow employee to go into my bag at the shop to get my id for them to allow me to go to the hospital. Always have carried it since then.
I like to bring a good attitude.
Oil paints, an easel and a canvas.
A shirt that says, "All creatures under Goddess"
Hemp drawstring pants
An acoustic guitar
A good book
Vegan Oat bar made from organic ingredients
Birkenstocks; well worn
A walkman with a mega mix cassette tape of death metal.