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    Which gear bag?

    As I acquire more gear, tools, etc I find myself arriving at the trail head forgetting something every time.

    I'm looking for a good quality gear bag that can hold my helmet, gloves, some tools, shorts, jersey, armor, etc.

    What are you using to transport all of your stuff? I'm not necessarily looking for something to travel on a plane with, but I do make frequent trips of up to 5-7 hours to ride at various destinations and would like to keep everything contained.

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    Dakine Rider's Duffel Bag

    I purchased one of these and use it regularly. Seems to work well carrying everything I need (pretty much what you mentioned you wanted to carry is what I carry in mine).

    Dakine Rider's Duffel Bag Small

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    I just use a plastic bin. $5 at WallyMart
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    I use a Mountainsmith duffel to organize and carry my gear. I also pack a change of clothes whenever I'm doing an out of town ride. One time getting caught in a hailstorm and riding back to town in my undies was enough.

    I keep most of my tools in a BucketBoss toolbag and usually grab that as well since you never know who's going to show up at the trailhead in need of help.

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    Fat-tired Roadie
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    I have a previous model of this.

    REI Cargo Weekender Bag - Free Shipping at

    Probably got it on clearance or something, that's a hell of a sticker price. Anyway, I like the separate compartments for my shoes and dirty stuff. I throw most things in the main section and my shoes in the special shoe section. After my ride, I put my dirty, nasty stuff in the dirty, nasty stuff section.
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    I have one of these . . .

    Datsusara — Light Gear Bag (LGB-01)

    more than enough room for all your gear.

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    I use one of these and/or a plastic milk carton for daily rides. If going on a road trip, I'll break out the plastic bins.

    Those mountainsmith bags look pretty handy though, they're spendy but nice. Keep meaning to pick up something like that myself...
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    It's too bad Mountainsmith discontinued the zip top totes. They're useful and well-made. I picked up a couple when they were really discounted several years ago. You could find them cheap. Wish I had a couple more.

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    Weekend Warrior
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    A good pack

    This thing holds:

    My helmet,
    My Shin/Knee gard
    My wallet
    My Phone
    All my tools/2 backup tubes/pumps
    70oz of energy drink.
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