I'm purcahsing my 1st MTB & want some input on what to get as far as tools. I'm new to MTBs but an experience (BSA/Harley Davidson/dirt bike) biker.
I will be exploring back country horse/ski/snowmobile trails as well as abandoned town roads & logging haul rods. I will most likely never be more than a few miles from a main road, but who wants to walk 2 miles while pushing a broken MTB?
1: I like the idea of a mini pump better than CO2. How about this item?
XFactor Mini Alloy Pump
Easy, portable sized pump for emergency inflation
Dual expandable cylinders increase pump volume
Bracket for attachment included
2: Are Mini/multi tools that useful. I was considering this one.
12 essential bicycle repair tools in one foldable package
2mm-8mm Allen wrench, 8mm-10mm sockets, flat and Phillips screwdrivers
Fits easily in your pocket or a seat pack.
And of course I will also need:
3: A spare tube (where to buy?)
4: Tire spoons (where to buy?)
5: Patch kit (where to buy?)
6: Seat pack (where to buy?)
What other items will I need? Spoke wrench? Chain repair links? Chain breaker?.
I can get the pump & multitool W/the bike I'm ordering. If you have any suggestions please post a link to a retailer that has the item. I would like to keep all products (that I do not buy from the bike retailer) from the same retailer to avoid excessive shipping costs.
Also, I have a well stocked garage but are there any tools that I will need that are not of the usual car repair variety for assembly of an online purchased bike?