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    What do you bring on-bike?

    I finally have a fat bike.

    Question:
    What does everyone bring with them on a ride, and how do they carry it?


    Mainly concerned with TOOLS, TUBES, PUMPS, ETC.....

    I know the tubes are rather large, so do you just get a huge seat bag?? I do not have racks.

    (I'm talking about a 1-2hr ride...not an all-day event w/full bikepacking gear.)

    I'd rather be prepared with essentials, if something happens on the trail, instead of walking home or back to the car/trailhead.

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    A multi-tool, tire levers, an extra 5mm allen, one 26x2 tube, pump, chapstick, small bottle sunblock, water. All in a regular Cameltoe. I avoid bike bags.

    If I go for a beach ride, I usually bring a small backpack instead, and add to the list a windbreaker/jacket, camera, mini tripod, a brush to de-sand the chain, some lube, and a couple beers.

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    I will be carrying a bottle, multitool, chain breaker, pump, car key, cell phone and possibly a tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moe's Tavern View Post
    A multi-tool, tire levers, an extra 5mm allen, one 26x2 tube, pump, chapstick, small bottle sunblock, water. All in a regular Cameltoe. I avoid bike bags.
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    That's a lot of gear to cram up in there
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    Extra outer layer, extra hat, tube, patch kit, multi tool, high volume mini pump, tire lever, food, water, matches, and my camera/cell phone.
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    If you need to carry a tube get a smaller one like a bonty 2.8x26 or even smaller. Heck that's what a lot of us run every day in our fat bikes anyway.
    Qtubes sells one as well. (I had a 2.125 in mine for awhile)

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    Ben's list plus chemical warmers for my feet. If you ride in the winter, you've got to be prepared in case you get cold. This year I plan to ditch the pack for a bike bag to eliminate the sweat the builds up between my back and the pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    That's a lot of gear to cram up in there
    True. It is a lot of stuff to slide in and out of such a small space. Sometimes things fall out if I get too excited, and sometimes it getís a little itchy due to the sharp-edged tools. And the endless sweating? Donít get me started. But I guess these are the sacrifices we must make if we want to play it safe, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee View Post
    If you need to carry a tube get a smaller one like a bonty 2.8x26 or even smaller. Heck that's what a lot of us run every day in our fat bikes anyway.
    Qtubes sells one as well. (I had a 2.125 in mine for awhile)
    Same here.
    For regular rides, the stuff I bring is no different than on a normal skinny MTB. Always bring spare tube, d-hanger, tools, food, water, 1st aid kit, etc

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    I don't bring a tube on a fatbike day ride. Too heavy and the low pressures make a total tube failure unlikely. If I was going on a multi-day tour I'd find room for a tube.

    Beyond that:

    - pump
    - multi-tool
    - wrench for my Alfine axle nuts
    - patch kit
    - tire levers
    Safe riding,

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    Day ride in the snow/high country turns into night (-10 F)

    Weather changes for worse (now its -20 F)

    Then the chain gets quiet. (as in, its broken)

    The bike tool/chain tool is not working (admit it you didnt practice with it with cold hands).

    Weather worse and colder.

    Cell works but no signal.

    Over 20 miles to go.



    Now what?

    What is in that bag you brought?

    Stay or walk?
    Last edited by Fresno; 12-02-2011 at 06:28 PM.

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    whiskey. duh.

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    Extra layers. Multi-tool, tire lever, patch kit, Topeak morph pump, lights, and possibly my emergency blanket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guipago View Post
    whiskey. duh.
    This

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    Rules of 3s

    When you decide what to bring for mountain winter conditions.

    3 hours = hypothemia without shelter*
    3 days = dehydration without water*
    3 weeks = without food

    *requires fire for heat and melt snow

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