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Old 02-27-07, 06:48 PM   #1
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What Do You Carry In Your CamelBak/BackPack??

Hanging around here it has come to my attention that most MTB'ers no longer carry their water bottles in bottle cages on their frames, rather they carry the water in a hydration system such as a Camelbak or similar. Given this is true, I suppose you carry most of your tools and support equipment in the Camelbak/pack as well.

Now I have been away from MTB'ing for a while, however it seems today's MTB's can be more complex, especially if you are riding a Full Suspension rig, thus the requirement for more tools.. If you are riding a Hard Tail then probably a seat wedge full of essential tools will do....


This leads to my questions of, what do you carry along for a FS rig?

Do you ride with a Camelbak, or just Seat Wedge?

This is what I'm thinking I should have as a minimum with a FS bike.
  • Patch Kit
  • Levers
  • Tube
  • Multi Tool (Allen, Drivers, Chain Breaker..etc)
  • Pump
  • Shock Pump ???? (do you even need this or carry something that does double duty?) This is really what I'm wondering about.... Is this necessary?

Oh and Water too

Anything else?

Although I have some small packs and Playtapus hydration systems that could be used, I think I'll look into a dedicated Camelbak. I will still probably mount a Bottle cage on the frame for days when I'm just tooling around with out a pack.... Unless that is not recommended.


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I carry an extra rear wheel, two turkey sandwiches and a hooker.
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2 tubes
Set of allen wrenches
mini pump
co2 carts. and co2 dispencer
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Old 02-27-07, 06:52 PM   #4
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I carry an extra rear wheel, two turkey sandwiches and a hooker.
But do you carry 2 pumps?
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Don't forget Cliff Bars, Goo and cash.

Maybe a firearm depending where in the country you live.
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Oldie but goodie.

Mine:

1 bag of H2O
1 tube
1 CO2 cartridge with adaptor
1 health insurance card
1 park tool kit
6 Vicodin
12 pack condoms
.40 cal Glock
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Oh and Water too
What? I put chocolate pudding in mine.. mmm.. mmm.

Seriously though, I am looking at getting a bigger camelbak to carry more stuff, including a camera.. Then I don't need that seat bag I've been using for 10+ years.
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Oldie but goodie.

Mine:

1 bag of H2O
1 tube
1 CO2 cartridge with adaptor
1 health insurance card
1 park tool kit
6 Vicodin
12 pack condoms
.40 cal Glock

Now thats doube duty equipment... Condom for the barrel of the Glok, and you never know when the opportunity to "Hit'it" may come along
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Oldie but goodie.

Mine:

1 bag of H2O
1 tube
1 CO2 cartridge with adaptor
1 health insurance card
1 park tool kit
6 Vicodin
12 pack condoms
.40 cal Glock
You need the glock to scare off potential vicodin theives?
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Basic load:

Foodstuffs
Fluid
Tube (or tubes if I'm going to be riding with anyone running Stan's NoTubes)
Patch kit
Propane
Cool Tool
Metal Tire levers
Derailleur hanger
Sidewall patch
Pump

Depending on the ride, I will supplement with combinations of:

Clothing
matches
leatherman
trail saw
flask
beer
second helmet
Sony DCR-PC1000
Sony DCR-PC350
Manfroto Superclamp
Monopod
Nikon D2x
Nikon 16 mm 2.8 fisheye
Nikon 17-55 2.8
Nikon 28-70 2.8
Nikon 70-200 2.8
Nikon SB-800 (x2)
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Basic load:

Foodstuffs
Fluid
Tube (or tubes if I'm going to be riding with anyone running Stan's NoTubes)
Patch kit
Propane
Cool Tool
Metal Tire levers
Derailleur hanger
Sidewall patch
Pump

Depending on the ride, I will supplement with combinations of:

Clothing
matches
leatherman
trail saw
flask
beer
second helmet
Sony DCR-PC1000
Sony DCR-PC350
Manfroto Superclamp
Monopod
Nikon D2x
Nikon 16 mm 2.8 fisheye
Nikon 17-55 2.8
Nikon 28-70 2.8
Nikon 70-200 2.8
Nikon SB-800 (x2)

Wow, now that's a comprehensive tool, Photo studio kit!


Nobody carries a Shock pump for trail tweaking (or if the shocks are too soft)? Is this not a common issue, and you set and forget before each ride?
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You need the glock to scare off potential vicodin theives?
It appears that the Yeti are territorial.

Edit:

Forgot to answer Killer Hanson's question.

Yes, use a Camelbak. I use the Mule, comes with a 3L bladder and I fill it.
Energy Bars/Granola Bars
Pump
2 Tubes
Patch Kit
Sidewall Patch Kit
Derailleur Hanger
Tire Levers
Multi-Tool
GMRS for my club rides since we can be a big group.
Cell phone
SRAM PowerLink
Small First Aid Kit
Space Blanket
Spare Camelbak Bite Valve. I once endo'ed and managed to rip off the valve. I didn't notice until a few hundred meters later when I started wondering why I was all wet and it wasn't raining.

I leave the shock pump in the trunk of the car along with a foot pump.

R. Danneskj÷ld - What is a Cool Tool? The term is too generic and I can't find anything conclusive using Google.
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But do you carry 2 pumps?
Not unless the hooker's packin'.

I usually carry:

tube
pump
patch kit
tire levers
der hanger
quick link
allen wrenches
water
food
camera
money
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Starting in the upper left:

Allen wrench set from 6 to 2 mm
Toe strap
5/6mm allen wrench
26" tube
700C tube (I use my Camelbak on both road and mountain bike)
Pack for holding tools
14" zip ties
shock pump
Tire gauge
LED light
duct tape
rubber shim
extra power links
extra allen screws
plier multitool
spoke wrench
leatherman micra
hypercracker cassette removal tool
(back over to the shock pump)
Tire lever (mostly for the road bike tires but it works for ATB)
Patch kit
4" zip ties
16 penny nail (it can be used as a punch)
Velco strip
Cool Tool multitool.

Since this picture was taken and since I got stuck out on a trail at night, I've added a small first aid kit, a windproof lighter and a helmet lamp. I also carry a sharp knife and food, of course.
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Depending on the ride:

Knife.
Tube.
Pump.
Two steel tire levers.
Care card.
A bit of cash.
spoke tool and a few allen keys.
And usually half a roll of duct tape on my seatpost.

If I'm at the Skatepark I just bring my toolbox.
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No, I actually use the gun to get the pills.
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In my saddle pack:

tube
patch kit
tire levers
zip ties
Crank bros m-17 multi tool
mini leatherman tool
extra chain links/power link
mini-first aid kit
I.D.


In my hydration pack:

tube
mtn morph pump
bandana used as a rag
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Starting in the upper left:

Allen wrench set from 6 to 2 mm
Toe strap
5/6mm allen wrench
26" tube
700C tube (I use my Camelbak on both road and mountain bike)
Pack for holding tools
14" zip ties
shock pump
Tire gauge
LED light
duct tape
rubber shim
extra power links
extra allen screws
plier multitool
spoke wrench
leatherman micra
hypercracker cassette removal tool

(back over to the shock pump)
Tire lever (mostly for the road bike tires but it works for ATB)
Patch kit
4" zip ties
16 penny nail (it can be used as a punch)
Velco strip
Cool Tool multitool.

Since this picture was taken and since I got stuck out on a trail at night, I've added a small first aid kit, a windproof lighter and a helmet lamp. I also carry a sharp knife and food, of course.

OK, Now I'm sort of getting somewhere... Do you use the Shock pump as a tire pump as well? If you do you must use schrader tubes or have a Schrader to Presta adapter? How well does the Shock pump work as a tire pump?
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folding knife
leatherman
crank bros multi tool
spare tube (x2)
hand pump
lube
tire levers
I.D.
sometimes food

i don't think i'd be able to keep six pain killers in my pack. they would get eaten sometime or another. i also hope i would never be in a situation where i would need six pain killers on a ride... but that's really smart to be prepared!
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Maybe a firearm depending where in the country you live.
a firearm wont do you a darn in your backpack. if you ever needed to use one (like when your being mauled by a bear) how are you ganna get to it? plus, its not a good idea to be packing when the ranger comes around.
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It appears that the Yeti are territorial.

Edit:

Forgot to answer Killer Hanson's question.

Yes, use a Camelbak. I use the Mule, comes with a 3L bladder and I fill it.
Energy Bars/Granola Bars
Pump
2 Tubes
Patch Kit
Sidewall Patch Kit
Derailleur Hanger
Tire Levers
Multi-Tool
GMRS for my club rides since we can be a big group.
Cell phone
SRAM PowerLink
Small First Aid Kit
Space Blanket
Spare Camelbak Bite Valve. I once endo'ed and managed to rip off the valve. I didn't notice until a few hundred meters later when I started wondering why I was all wet and it wasn't raining.
Who's Killer Hanson??

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I leave the shock pump in the trunk of the car along with a foot pump.
Thanks!

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R. Danneskj÷ld - What is a Cool Tool? The term is too generic and I can't find anything conclusive using Google.
Look at cyccommute's picture, I was wondering the same thing, until he called it out Looks like a must have!



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OK, Now I'm sort of getting somewhere... Do you use the Shock pump as a tire pump as well? If you do you must use schrader tubes or have a Schrader to Presta adapter? How well does the Shock pump work as a tire pump?
No. I don't use the shock pump as a tire pump. For that I have a Topeak Mtn Morph. I use presta on everything.

I had a shock pump/tire pump combo from Specialized but it was such a marginal pump for both, that I ditched. The shock pump that I have has a really small volume and would take forever to pump up a tire.
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Tire Levers
Patch Kit
Extra Chain Links
Arm Warmers
Leg Warmers
First Aid Kit
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I've been doing more DH shuttle runs lately, and in my pak I have:

2 tubes (I run presta, if someone i ride w/ is running schraeder, ill throw one in)
Few tire levers
Mini Pump
Multitool
Folding knife

Thats about it. I'll keep more tubes, shock pump, floor pump, and more tools down in the car.
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