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    Backpack Question

    Just purchased an Osprey Raptor 14 hydration pack. What are some of the items that are always needed in a backpack (tools, supplies, etc). I've never ridden with one and I'm just wanting some advice.

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    Tube(s), pump, patch kit, CO2 cart (if you used them), couple of zip ties, multi tool, and a small first aid kit.

    And of course, a couple of powerbars stuffed into the waistband

    I have just started using this pack and so far, it has been the best fitting one.

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    cold weather rides coming so i might toss a flask full of johnnie black in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim308 View Post
    Just purchased an Osprey Raptor 14 hydration pack. What are some of the items that are always needed in a backpack (tools, supplies, etc). I've never ridden with one and I'm just wanting some advice.
    I just got this bag myself (ditched a Camelbak Mule). Haven't ridden with it yet, but I do like the storage set up and pockets. I ride tubeless, but still carry a tube, a pump, patch kit, first aid kit, clif bars, multi-tool, rain jacket and lights.

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    I was opposite. I liked my Mule more the the Raptor 14 due to the back difference. The hard back of the Raptor I didn't like so I went back to the soft Mule back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim308 View Post
    Just purchased an Osprey Raptor 14 hydration pack. What are some of the items that are always needed in a backpack (tools, supplies, etc). I've never ridden with one and I'm just wanting some advice.
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    Here is a list of items you can find in my Raptor 10.
    Tubes - 26 & 29er
    Bike multi-tool
    Zip ties
    Small first aid kit
    Tube Patch kit
    Blackburn Mammoth pump
    Genuine Innovations Ultra Flat Plus - CO2 inflator
    Rear derailleur hanger
    Powerlink-chain link repair - Both saves you from having to walking back to your vehicle.
    Spoke wrench
    Tire levers - Maxxis
    Electrical tape
    Disposable wipes
    Cash
    ID
    Cell phone - not that you might get a signal.
    Leatherman - Heavy, but hey, ya never know when you might need it.
    Clif bars

    To take weight off my back, I put the heavier items into my under seat bag.

    Hope this helps.

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    i stick all my stuff in a dry bag to keep it dry, iv been known to end up in the odd river :s

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    dont forget to leave room for a pipe and buds.

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    M.U.L.E.
    Pump
    Patch kit
    Tube
    first aid kit with extras. ie that self sticking wrap for big cuts.
    Leatherman
    bike specific multi tool.
    quick links (2)
    zip ties
    electrical tape
    tire levers.
    Map
    rag
    small survival kit (lighter, water purification tabs, mirror, cordage, TP)

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    What I got...


    TOP ROW (Left to Right):
    *Tire Patch Kit
    *Weather-proof matches (?)
    *Spare Small Parts Kit (Chain link,Valve core/extender, QR spring)
    *Multi-Tool w/ Chain Breaker
    *LED light
    *Yellow chalk (trail marker)
    BOTTOM ROW (Left to Right):
    *1st Aid Kit ( Advil, Band-aids, Ointments, A few stick-um note pads, Pennies)
    *Zip-Ties
    *Alcohol spray
    *Krazy Glue
    *3' Duck Tape wrapped in a small mech pencil
    *Spare deraillleur hanger& QR nut
    *Mini-utility tool & safety pins
    *Orange trail-marker tape & tube patch kit

    I keep these items in a thicker 6"x3.5" Zip-bag but I leave the Mini-tool, LED light & Mini-utility tool out for quick access.


    (left to Right)
    *Rolled plastic bag
    *Tire levers
    *Thin rubber gloves
    *Mini-Pump
    *White Bandana
    *Spare Tube

    I leave the pump out. The rest is all kept in a small sock then in a baggie to keep it dry. The sock doubles for a rag and the white bandana layed out so I don't loose small parts in the trail.

    All together in the pack w/ room for phone and snacks. I use Osprey Talon 4 Lumbar pack in the summer & Ogio MX 70oz backpack when it gets cold. For a quick spin - car remote, cell phone and some water is all I stuff in the back jersey pocket.

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    Spare tube, air pump, first aid kit (gauze, disinfectant... large wound stuff), water (of course), small survival kit (550 cord, lighter, matches, flint, space blanket, iodine), knife, trail snacks

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    When I go on short rides from the house (under 90 minutes or so) I carry only a cell phone and water bottle. It's awsome to ride with no pack or extra crap on your bike. If I flat or break, a max six mile walk back to the house is no biggie, in fact it's no hassle at all. In three years I have only had to do it once.

    Longer rides/Guiding

    Tubes - 26 & 29er
    CB's Bike multi-tool
    Zip ties
    Comprehensive first aid kit w/space blanket
    Patch kit
    Mini pump
    Rear derailleur hanger
    SLX Derailleur
    Quicklinks 9sp and 10sp
    Spoke wrench
    Tire levers - Maxxis for me as well
    Disposable wipes
    $20 in Fives
    ID
    Cell phone
    Leatherman tool
    Food items/gels
    lighter
    Cottonballs coated with vasoline for fire starter
    water purification tablets
    Princton Tec light
    Rain Jacket and helmet cover

    Sounds like a lot of crap but it's not really all that bad to carry in my Osprey pack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico2000 View Post
    cold weather rides coming so i might toss a flask full of johnnie black in there
    No offense, but I would probably only use Johnnie Black to clean my chain....I don't think they recommend you actually consume it

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    I have a pump, everything to patch a tire, zip ties, a lot of duct tape, first aid kit, knife and flashlight.
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    I carried with me:

    1liter water
    air pump
    spare tube (2)
    multi-tool (knife, chain breaker)
    medical gloves
    rear and front light

    I think, at a distance of 60 kilometers nothing more is needed.
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    Wow, some of you are hauling everything bar the kitchen sink along. Less is more is maybe trouble once in a long time

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    I have also tried both the Osprey Raptor and the Camelbak packs and prefers the Osprey over Camelbak. The supports at the back and on the hydration bladder for Osprey makes everything feel much more stable and keeps everything in shape better than the Camelback.

    I only do short shuttled rides so I don't carry much with me:
    A spare tube (mainly for handing out to others since I run tubeless)
    2 to 3 tire levers (same as above)
    A hand pump (same as above)
    Anti-fog spray
    a powerlink
    Sports drink - a bottle of Gatorade
    Multi tool (includes chain tool)
    A Pelican hard case for smart phone to prevent the phone from being crushed in a crash

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    One thing I want to add about the duct tape - you don't need the whole roll! Well.... wait, maybe you do... But most likely a smaller amount will do. I wrap mine neatly around my handpump. It's well kept, out of the way, and you'll never forget it - and trust me, there's validity in the old saying "If you can't duck it, [email protected]#$ it"
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    Quote Originally Posted by vindiggitydog View Post
    No offense, but I would probably only use Johnnie Black to clean my chain....I don't think they recommend you actually consume it
    you cant be picky when hypothermia is setting in...

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