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    What tools do you carry to the trailhead but ...

    ...not in your Camelback?

    Assuming that you need to drive to the local trailhead and not just rolling outta your garage. I carry a bag with some of the essentials. Most of the time I never need anything but I find it good to have in case of emergency and quick fixes if problems arise and you don't want to end your riding day.

    Lube
    Grease
    Full sized allen wrenches
    15 mm wrench for pedals
    torque wrench
    crank puller
    needle nose
    wire cutters
    extra dérailleur cable
    cassette lockring tool
    shock pump
    full size pump
    chain breaker

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitmenOnlyInc View Post
    chain breaker
    ^ fits in your camelback and has saved me a long walk MANY times. Thats not one to bring with you, but leave in the car.

    I usually bring a floor pump to trail head. Never fails that when i forget to bring it, my tires are a bit low.

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    Shock pump.
    It's such a fine line between idiocy and genius.

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    None of the above unless it's a road trip. I do carry several of those items on me whenever I am on a bike.
    .....

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    floor pump
    shock pump
    cleaning brush
    chain lube
    towel in case of mud

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantbikeboy View Post
    None of the above unless it's a road trip. I do carry several of those items on me whenever I am on a bike.
    Same here, because I know someone else in the group will have all those tools and more. On larger group rides it's not unheard of for the guys to have more tools in their cars than most bike shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantbikeboy View Post
    None of the above unless it's a road trip. I do carry several of those items on me whenever I am on a bike.
    I often ride alone and like to throw a small bag with this stuff in the truck just in case. I have the essentials in my Camelback for trailside repair.

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    Tools not in my CamelBack??

    Well I'm certainly not going to carry them in my rectum!

    My pack (actually an Osprey) can carry lots; and carrying weight builds stamina.

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    Sometimes I have a floor pump or shock pump with me in the car, but not in my pocket. I don't use a camelbak. My multi tool has a chain tool, incidentally. It even works!
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    Tools not in my CamelBack??

    Well I'm certainly not going to carry them in my rectum!

    My pack (actually an Osprey) can carry lots; and carrying weight builds stamina.
    I suppose I should have said, in addition to the ones in your Camelback or whatever type of hydration pack.

    I use "Camelback" in the "Xerox" type of way...generic for all hydration packs.

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    Don't use any other hydration pack either. I did when I started because "all mountain bikers do." But it's a really light feeling not to have that thing on my back!
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Floor pump, shock pump for closer trails. If I'm on a weekend road trip to go riding I'll bring my toolbox with lockring tool, chain whip, cone wrenches, etc.

    Multi tool has all the allen wrenches on it and a chain tool.

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    Most of the above if we're driving somewhere to ride. I keep all my bike repair and maintenance tools in a BucketBoss tool bag, separate from my other tools, so it's easy to toss the whole kit in the truck along with a floor pump. You never know who's going to show up with some kind of mechanical issue they haven't bothered to sort out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    Most of the above if we're driving somewhere to ride. I keep all my bike repair and maintenance tools in a BucketBoss tool bag, separate from my other tools, so it's easy to toss the whole kit in the truck along with a floor pump. You never know who's going to show up with some kind of mechanical issue they haven't bothered to sort out.
    Exactly!

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    Spare pair of shoes & extra pedals.

    Extra tires, 26" & 29".

    Helmet.

    Water.

    Dog food/water.

    Ice chest with beer.
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    Don't forget your camp chair!
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