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    DH flat repair

    So a couple weeks ago up at Whistler, I found that I really like riding without a pack. my one concern is no flat repair with me.

    So what do you guys do, risk it, cram stuff in your pockets, hello kitty fanny pack?

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    tubeless...


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    Wear a pack........sure it sucks......but walkin half way down the mountain sucks more.

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    NOOOOOO dont wear a pack . . wear a neck brace instead.Either go tubeless or have a few stashes with tubes and pump. . .

    And unless if you flat on the front, you dont need to "walk" down, you can still roll down a service road, which is still cooler than wearing a tourist pack

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    I went with this, works great with a neck brace and keeps the weight low. Just enough room for a flat kit, multi tool, pipe and lighter, things I must have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuumbaq View Post
    NOOOOOO dont wear a pack . . wear a neck brace instead.Either go tubeless or have a few stashes with tubes and pump. . .

    And unless if you flat on the front, you dont need to "walk" down, you can still roll down a service road, which is still cooler than wearing a tourist pack
    I'll wear my "tourist" pack and lap ya, while you're stopped at the bottom drinkin 3 day old water.

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    I wear a custom made fanny pack that carries a water bladder, food, and tools for repair. My friends used to laugh at me until they were thirsty, hungry, or got a flat!

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    Whistler trails are long...the walk will take a long time..so are other trails that seem short but actually walking sucks

    that being said.... I bring a small pack...In it I stuff sandwiches, granola bars, whisky, porn mags, tools, super glue, CO2 compressed air pumps and spare canisters, tequilla, blow up doll and tube just in case I have a fatal tubeless flat. I just come prepared
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    water is the key to survival! and sex! but you usually can't take that with you ( unless you are one lucky guy who finds a girl into dh/fr) .. 100oz. water pack stuffed with all the things you need ftw! CO2 for a quick pump. and a patch kit. don't forget a tool kit or the required allen wrenches
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    It's a mystery. Convince ur buddy to wear a pack.... That's been my best solution

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    Before I went tubeless, I stretched a section of road tube over one of these Lezyne High Pressure Bicycle Hand Pumps and stuck it inside my seatpost, then either taped a tube under the front of my seat, or rolled it longer and thinner, and stuck it in my pocket.

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    No pack for DH just chance it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Maestro View Post
    I'll wear my "tourist" pack and lap ya, while you're stopped at the bottom drinkin 3 day old water.
    what the heck are you talking about , there's 2 taps with fresh water right before you get on the chairs at the bottom and SEVERAL at the the Roundhouse once you get to the top.There's also cold water at Longhorn AND BikesNBeans.

    I ride 80+ days in Whistler, Im tubeless but once in a while I'll shred/slash a tire and I need a repair.I can easily roll all the way down the roads.If you're riding Garbo, you can hop back on the gondola once you get to mid station so overall It may take an 30 extra minutes to "roll" down but its about the same time it'll take to repair a flat on the side of the trail with tiny gay ass tire levers and a small hand pump...Gimme 5min with a compressor and proper tools and you'll be good to go again...with no cursing

    If you are semi serious about your riding, a pack makes no sense unless you're guiding or coaching and need to provide stuff for others. A pack, will move around on you and throw your balance off slightly, it wont let you breath properly when you're pedaling hard and its freaking hot when the temp goes above 30 degrees.Plus , you cant really wear a neck brace with a pack on.Packs are great for long XC rides, terrible for DH.

    That said, I live around here and I really dont care if I have to let my riding buddies go while I sort out my flat cause it only happens once in a while and really dont feel like Im wasting precious time... a pack just doesnt do it for me...or anyone else I ride with for that matterI carry small Allenkeys and an energy bar in my pocket, thats all I ever need.

    Going tubeless is cheap nowaday and will save you many , many flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuumbaq View Post
    what the heck are you talking about , there's 2 taps with fresh water right before you get on the chairs at the bottom and SEVERAL at the the Roundhouse once you get to the top.There's also cold water at Longhorn AND BikesNBeans.

    I ride 80+ days in Whistler, Im tubeless but once in a while I'll shred/slash a tire and I need a repair.I can easily roll all the way down the roads.If you're riding Garbo, you can hop back on the gondola once you get to mid station so overall It may take an 30 extra minutes to "roll" down but its about the same time it'll take to repair a flat on the side of the trail with tiny gay ass tire levers and a small hand pump...Gimme 5min with a compressor and proper tools and you'll be good to go again...with no cursing

    If you are semi serious about your riding, a pack makes no sense unless you're guiding or coaching and need to provide stuff for others. A pack, will move around on you and throw your balance off slightly, it wont let you breath properly when you're pedaling hard and its freaking hot when the temp goes above 30 degrees.Plus , you cant really wear a neck brace with a pack on.Packs are great for long XC rides, terrible for DH.

    That said, I live around here and I really dont care if I have to let my riding buddies go while I sort out my flat cause it only happens once in a while and really dont feel like Im wasting precious time... a pack just doesnt do it for me...or anyone else I ride with for that matterI carry small Allenkeys and an energy bar in my pocket, thats all I ever need.

    Going tubeless is cheap nowaday and will save you many , many flats.
    I disagree....

    for resort and long trail riding ...I have never had a problem with a pack shifting and me losing balance...never had a problem breathing.....I never notice it except when I first put it on and I have the 100 oz resevoir loaded with ice too...I have been tubeless since 2004 and still bring a pack.....for me...I hate walking....co2 pump and cartridges, super glue, little pieces of inner tube (patches), extra tube, energy bars, allens, tire levers, chain braker and knife...never had it interfere with my leatt either
    but that is just me
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    i agree with smt.... i take a pack with me all the time. im one of them that carries way to much, i like to be prepared for everything. lol. it's the boy scout in me. lol... i dont care if it aint the done cool thing, to me it's common sense.
    i can honestly say i have never had any issues with ballance or breathing while wearing a pack, and my pack is pretty fokin huge. 25l evoc freeride. even when it's been rammed with camera equipment. dslr and tripod it hasnt been to bad,

    if you think it's to uncool to wear a pack then do what the other modern day trendy fashionable types do. SCROUNGE, play on other peoples good nature. i lost count of the amount of puncutres i fixed and tubes i gave away on my last whistler trip septmeber last year. i suppose it's always nice to be nice though.

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    You guys wearing neck braces with your packs? I got a Leatt this year, and need to figure out my new setup.
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    You guys suck im all bummed now

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    When i do use a pack, yes, I wear a Mule NV with my Leatt and it works fine, but you do fell like you have a lot of weight and crap on yourself. that's one reason why I am liking riding without a pack.

    Tuumbaq is right, there are many options for getting good drinking water at Whistler. I am not really worried about water.

    I think I am going with a pump, tire irons and patch kit in my pocket. if things are beyond that, it's time to take the walk of shame, or the chairlift of shame down the hill.

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    Everyone doesn't ride at Whistler........it's about being prepared and self sufficient.

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    "Serious about your riding"... ?

    What, are you training for Crankworks? I'm out to have fun. I've been caught out with no tube/spare many, many times. Most of the time, it's been a major inconvenience.

    I'd much rather wear a pack and be prepared for all kindsa stuff, and if nothing else, I'll have something that will probably help out someone else along the way. I'm not saying one way is wrong or irresponsible, but packs have worked out better for me than not having one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS View Post
    Whistler trails are long...the walk will take a long time..so are other trails that seem short but actually walking sucks

    that being said.... I bring a small pack...In it I stuff sandwiches, granola bars, whisky, porn mags, tools, super glue, CO2 compressed air pumps and spare canisters, tequilla, blow up doll and tube just in case I have a fatal tubeless flat. I just come prepared
    Yo' SMT, you better bring some condoms for dat "blowed-up gal"....unless you just want some "lil Polly Urethane'z" runnin around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuumbaq View Post
    ...If you are semi serious about your riding, a pack makes no sense unless you're guiding or coaching and need to provide stuff for others. A pack, will move around on you and throw your balance off slightly, it wont let you breath properly when you're pedaling hard and its freaking hot when the temp goes above 30 degrees.Plus , you cant really wear a neck brace with a pack on.Packs are great for long XC rides, terrible for DH..
    you sir, are dumber than fvck...


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    Quote Originally Posted by man w/ one hand View Post
    To' SMT, you better bring some condoms for dat "blowed-up gal"....unless you just want some "lil Polly Urethane'z" runnin around.
    always wear the jimmy's....put the guy always talks to me....he taps me on the stomach and says...Hey Boss...why the sky mask??? we robbing a liquor store???
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