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    what gear (equipment etc) do you take with you during an enduro race?

    I'm in a 6 stage enduro race this weekend , limited to 6 hours before time penalties kick in.
    I have run tubeless since getting my bike December 2014. I've never had a problem other than needing a sealant top up after 6 months as it was running low with a slow leak. I've topped it up this past weekend.

    Q. do you take a tube with you on race day?

    I ditched wearing a hydration pack about 6 months ago and now carry two bottles, one fits in my dakine hotlaps bum bag, the other on my bike. There will be a drink/food zone and some mechanical support in a central zone to the 6 stages. However its very conceivable if I had a mechanical or tyre issue I'd be a long way (a few miles) from that.

    I've got limited space in my bum bag. Will have a couple of large energy bars, gel, phone, levers, Co2, multi tool.
    My bike is being serviced this week prior to the race with new brake pads.

    What are essentials to have with you in a race such as this?
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    Tube, Lezyne high volume pump, levers, multi-tool, water, food and a quick link. If I need anything else, it just isn't my day.

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    Tube, CO2, quick link, multi tool w/ chain breaker, spare hanger, energy gel w/ caffeine, couple clif bars. I carry more with me (spare cable, etc.) for normal riding but just this for races. One bottle on bike, one in my bag (Osprey Rev Solo). Tube is taped to frame, food in shorts pockets, rest in bag.

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    The chain tool and a quick link (or two) is an absolute must. Check every fastener on your bike, and don't forget your cleat bolts. I bring a tube (I run tubeless), and co2. I'm super careful about where I warm up so as to avoid thorns etc just before the race. Also, I bought some chamois cream prior to doing a long race a few months ago, I'd never used it before, but now I'm a believer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimPacNW View Post
    ...and don't forget your cleat bolts.
    He might be running flats & 5-10's?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jimPacNW View Post
    Also, I bought some chamois cream prior to doing a long race a few months ago, I'd never used it before, but now I'm a believer.
    Better safe than sore, after getting my ass destroyed on an all day ride, I rarely ride without it.

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