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    You mean I have to pedal?
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    Trail Kit

    Hi All,
    New poster, I am just getting back into Mt. Biking to help get back into better shape. My question is , what do you guys recommend to carry on the trail with you for "emergency" repairs. I just don't want to get caught out in the middle of a ride and have it ruin an entire day.

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    Jeremy

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    Tube or two, pump or CO2 inflator, tire levers, multi tool and cell phone.

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    Tube, 2 CO2's, patch kit, tire levers and a multi tool for adustments - only carry the multi tool if I'm wearing my camel bak.
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    Davinci, the answer to your question will depend on a lot of factors.

    Do you want to be able to fix most things and be on your way or call someone for help?
    I know people who's idea of a survival kit is "(sat)cell phone, GPS, credit card."

    If I'm not in a hurry and want to keep on riding, I carry:
    - a spare tube (start with high-quality tubes that are worth patching)
    - Topeak Morph pump
    - patches
    - Topeak Alien II (26+ functions - highly recommended)
    - a spare PowerLink (if you lose the one on your chain, good luck finding it again )
    - zip-ties

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    You mean I have to pedal?
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    Thanks all,

    af895,
    Yeah I'm the type of person who likes to fix it myself, not depend on somebody else.
    thanks for the link to the Alien, that thing is cool,Powerlink is a master link???

    Jeremy

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    Quote Originally Posted by capwater
    Tube or two, pump or CO2 inflator, tire levers, multi tool and cell phone.
    I carry all that and some duct tape
    duct tape can do wonders!
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    Drum & Bass is way better

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    Since you are just getting back into cycling, I assume you will be riding popular MTB trails, dirt roads, etc. For this you should be prepared to fix a flat (spare tube, tire levers, patch kit for the second flat, tire levers, and pump), make minor adjustments (multitool), and stop bleeding (simple emergency medical kit). A cell phone can be useful - a riding buddy even more so.

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    this time of year, a light system, or at least a baby backup flashlight, in addition to all the above stuff already mentioned. I also like having a stiff wire from a street sweeper brush in the pack, comes in handy for digging crap out of your cassette and getting major chainsuck unsucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davinci
    Thanks all,

    af895,
    Yeah I'm the type of person who likes to fix it myself, not depend on somebody else.
    thanks for the link to the Alien, that thing is cool,Powerlink is a master link???

    Jeremy

    FF 6800: I forgot about duct tape! Wrap a bunch of it around a seatpost. You'll never know it's there until you need it.

    Davinci: yep! A PowerLink is SRAM's tool-less masterlink. They fit Shimano chains too - I have a silver one on my IG51 Narrow (8-speed) chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conundrum
    Tube, 2 CO2's, patch kit, tire levers and a multi tool for adustments - only carry the multi tool if I'm wearing my camel bak.
    c.
    I carry all that and add an emergency link (KMC Missing Link--though I use the Power Link as my masterlink) and a small chain breaker. I just picked up the ToPeak Mini 6 for a multitool. The thing is smaller than my thumb and has everything my Crank Brothers Multi 10 (still use for my MTB) has minus the Torx, 8mm hex, and straight blade. Of course if I'm on the road and need an 8mm hex, it's probably something I need my stand, my shop and a new part for
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