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    Mountain Bike or biker MUST HAVE accessories.

    This is where you tell me what accessories you have are a must. Fill my camelback, cloth me, tell me what I need. ,

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    Got the cameback already there. Add a multitool and energy bars to start with (and tubes).
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    I highly recommend carrying a multitool with at least a 4mm and 5mm allen wrench.
    Tire levers if your tires are difficult to remove.
    Tube (at least one)
    chain breaker
    Quick connect link compatible with your chain.
    a snack
    water
    needle and thread/fishing line (for slashed sidewalls/skin)
    basic first aid kit.

    That's pretty much the basics.
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    Tube
    Multi tool
    Tire levers
    Pump
    Energy bar or shot blocks
    Pocket Knife
    Some form of identification and emergency contact

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    Good cargo/biking type shorts. Shorts you can hold stuff in, ride comfortably in. Wickable shirts (not matching bright color roadie type clothes though. There are enough of them in the world.) Full fingered gloves, clipless pedals and shoes that can hike okay.
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    ah yes, a pump is definitely a good idea too...forgot to add that.
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    Lots of good suggestions already. Here are some I don't see yet: bandages, lighter or matches, zip ties, patch kit, small towel, latex gloves...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kickhorse View Post
    Lots of good suggestions already. Here are some I don't see yet: bandages, lighter or matches, zip ties, patch kit, small towel, latex gloves...
    What the hell type of mountain biking are you doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kickhorse View Post
    Lots of good suggestions already. Here are some I don't see yet: bandages, lighter or matches, zip ties, patch kit, small towel, latex gloves...
    Latex gloves?
    Maybe add "the kitchen sink" while we're at it.

    Guess it kind of depends what kind of ride your going on. Epic back packing/all mountain ride or quick ride close to the car.
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    tube, pump, multi tool with chain breaker, and dermabond all you need

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    for the size and cost of them it's worth sticking in one of those foil blanket things. If you come off and break a bone etc and need to wait for rescue it could prove its worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    Latex gloves?
    Maybe add "the kitchen sink" while we're at it.

    Guess it kind of depends what kind of ride your going on. Epic back packing/all mountain ride or quick ride close to the car.
    Lol!!! Yeah, I've had a few rides where chain repair was necessary and after being done, wish I had some disposable gloves. Also, the gloves come in handy if you come across someone that might need first aid. Very light to carry in the pack so I put a couple pairs in there.

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    29er accessories only? In the bike forum? I guess a spare frame.

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    Extra pair of socks...wet feet yuck fer long rides
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    A pair of Nitrile gloves weighs what?

    Also, a ziplock baggie w/ some TP. Again, the weight TP vs needles and twigs dragged across some pretty soft body parts...your call.

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    Mountain Bike or biker MUST HAVE accessories.

    Sure, it varies with what kind of ride. I have two packs- little one for around town, and a big one for backcountry rides. I usually have half a raft patch (great boot material), zip ties and a micro roll of duct tape or gorilla tape. I've helped a friend attach a broken brake lever, and that was what it took. If I'm really out in the weeds, I'll bring an adjustable crescent wrench. In addition to wrench use, you can straighten a bent rotor with it.

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    A couple of cans of beer or a flask of whiskey in your pack make rides a lot nicer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kickhorse View Post
    Lol!!! Yeah, I've had a few rides where chain repair was necessary and after being done, wish I had some disposable gloves. Also, the gloves come in handy if you come across someone that might need first aid. Very light to carry in the pack so I put a couple pairs in there.
    Yep, everyone hates to get their hands dirty. Also, hide finger prints if you want to rape and murder anyone on the trail. An absolute must have. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bdabike View Post
    Yep, everyone hates to get their hands dirty. Also, hide finger prints if you want to rape and murder anyone on the trail. An absolute must have. lol
    This is why us mountain bikers don't get much love sometimes in some areas!
    You forgot to add a black ski mask so they can't indentify you! lol
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    Re: Mountain Bike or biker MUST HAVE accessories.

    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    This is why use mountain bikers don't get much love sometimes in some areas!
    You forgot to add a black ski mask so they can't indentify you! lol
    Well, when you have to Dexter someone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattnmtns View Post
    Shimano brakes
    I see what you did there! lol

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    I have a few allen keys, a screwdriver, a hex screwdriver, a spoke wrench, a spare tube, patch kit, CO2 thingy, three CO2 cartridges, a chain tool, a spare link, a pump, a roll of first aid tape and food.

    I can't believe this hasn't been up yet! A pipe and a lighter. Makes a big mechanical or a ejection over the bars much easier to deal with. Great for mindless trail maintenance as well. Plus it's a good way to make friends and find new trails.
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    ID wrist band.

    I now wear one from Road ID | USA's #1 Source for Runners ID, Cycling ID & Medical ID Tags

    Who's to say you will be able to talk to anyone if you crash? Having just been through a 4 broken ribs, collapsed lung, and broken shoulder, I wish I would have had one. It is so incredibly difficult to talk to anyone about your basic information when you are a lung down and going into possible shock.

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    Wait..........DethWshBkr. Your wish could have been answered. Just kidding

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    Another bike.

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    A bike light in case I am delayed and have to exit after dark. Reading glasses because my old eyes can't see all those tiny little parts that can come off a bike, especially so if the light isn't good. A Delorme Inreach because I broke my humerus last November and, although I was ultimately able to walk the several miles back to the car pushing the bike with my good arm, I had a lot of time to think about what it would have been like had I broken my leg instead. I'd have been in for a pretty tough time until someone came along to assist me, and since it was a solo night ride, it could have been until tomorrow.

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    +1 on a short roll of gorilla tape.

    Has proven useful a handful of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bdabike View Post
    Wait..........DethWshBkr. Your wish could have been answered. Just kidding
    I know! Wife wasn't too keen on that one coming true though!

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    no condoms? must just be me then.

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    A riding buddy or two...because if no one saw that rad shiz, it didn't happen. Also they make riding way more funner.
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    A few brass nipples so you can replace the aluminum nipples when they break.
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    A riding buddy that follows you around, who carries everything known to man, not just what's listed above, and likes to watch MacGyver, Man vs Wild, etc.

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    Something that to me rarely seems to be found on a multitool is pliers. Years ago I thought if you want pliers on a ride there isn't much that would substitute. I looked for the smallest one I could find and got a Sebertech M2.

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    Re: Mountain Bike or biker MUST HAVE accessories.

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    I think you're doing it (riding a bike) wrong if you need KY.

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    I think most or all of the "MUST haves" have been mentioned. I always carry a tube, patch kit, 2 levers, pump, allen wrenches (4-6 or whatever I need on the bike), chain tool, extra links, leatherman, snack/powerbars, water, and if going in remote places (and longer than say 20-30 miles), a light shell. Don't want to end up like this guy:

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    I like to carry a spare derailleur hanger in my seat pack. It's small, compact and super easy to replace trail side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pktrekguy View Post
    I like to carry a spare derailleur hanger in my seat pack. It's small, compact and super easy to replace trail side.
    +1 on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    A pair of Nitrile gloves weighs what?

    Also, a ziplock baggie w/ some TP. Again, the weight TP vs needles and twigs dragged across some pretty soft body parts...your call.
    It's called mountain money.

    Bandana and a Bic lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DethWshBkr View Post
    ID wrist band.

    I now wear one from Road ID | USA's #1 Source for Runners ID, Cycling ID & Medical ID Tags

    Who's to say you will be able to talk to anyone if you crash? Having just been through a 4 broken ribs, collapsed lung, and broken shoulder, I wish I would have had one. It is so incredibly difficult to talk to anyone about your basic information when you are a lung down and going into possible shock.
    +1

    Also no one seems to mention a cell phone. I have came across an injured rider that could barely speak to me or 911 operator. I know some places may not get reception but most places do.
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    Re: Mountain Bike or biker MUST HAVE accessories.

    Quote Originally Posted by Miker J View Post
    It's called mountain money.

    Bandana and a Bic lighter.
    Dafuq you doing w/ a Bic lighter in the tinder-dry woods, baking "cookies" or cauterizing your bunghole after the needles and tree bark?

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    In case you bud needs help in time of distress...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Dafuq you doing w/ a Bic lighter in the tinder-dry woods, baking "cookies" or cauterizing your bunghole after the needles and tree bark?

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    Road ID or some kind of ID. A little bit of knowledge on how to fix your bike. be it a flat or a broken chain, ect. Unlock your cellphone while riding, if you are unable to get past the code due to an injury how do you expect your riding partners to.

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    Surprised only one person mentioned TP. Lol, I have several packs for various applications, all have a couple gallon size zip-loc bags and a full roll of TP. Can't count how many times myself or others have needed it on my adventures. Also, most of the things mentioned, my every day backpack loaded with bevvies weighs in at about 24 lbs.

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    I have a Road ID attached to each bike I ride. Great idea that I try to spread as much as possible. No I have no part of the product. I was a EMT and worked on people that couldn't speak or help us. A little information helps.

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    I am a total newbie to the biking world. So, recentlyI have bought a bike (Voodoo Bizango 29er) I now need to sort out the rest of the bits to go with it. Also I try to figure out what accessories for biker I need to create a tough look. Any suggestions?

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