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What To Carry Out On The Trails.

Old 05-01-11, 03:25 PM
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What To Carry Out On The Trails.

What do you carry on the trails when out for the day riding?

1. Tire inflation---- Co2 or pump

2. Seat bag or Camelbak--- which model

3. What do you pack in your bag or Camelbak?
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i have a vaude pack (more comfy than camelbak and way better bladder). in the pack i have a tube (even though i ride tubeless) a pump, a multi tool, and food. Amount of food depends on the ride.

i also carry a car door, so if it gets really hot, i can roll down the window and cool off.

(just kidding about the car door)
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For tyres I carry a pump, one spare tube, one tyre-lever, and a patch kit. The patches weigh nothing, and can get you out of trouble when the puncture-gods are angry.

Other tools I carry include a couple of allen-keys, a spoke-key, and a small Swiss knife. Altogether it's lighter and better than a multi-tool, and for my MTB it's all I need.

Other stuff I carry: My phone, keys, a plastic glove and 20 euros. Even if I have a mechanical disaster, my hands will be clean enough to eat my lunch.

I have a small Topeak aero-wedge seat bag, which holds everything listed above except the pump. For longer trips I have a large version of the same bag, which can hold a sandwich, a camera, and something for when energy levels get low (I like dried apricots, which also survive being bashed around in a bike bag).
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2 Water Bottles (Camelbak insulated)
Bag: Tube, Quikstick, Multi Tool w/ chain tool, and some zip ties
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Just getting into it, but so far I carry 1-2 bottles of water, spare tube, C02, and a small snack(does cell phone count?). I also bring more water, an extra tube and tire, bike pump, and a few basic tools in my car. I haven't really ridden any trails yet that I couldn't pretty easily walk out of, though, so no real need to bring lots of water, larger snacks, tire patches, etc. I do have a camelbak bladder that needs a new bag that I plan to start wearing once I find a bike-comfy new bag for it.
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Tire levers
Patch kit
Jacket that can be squished really small
Insurance card and ID

I have used all of these things at least once.
Everything goes into a GoLite...something. It looks like a Camelbak.
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in my camelbak m.u.l.e:

hex wrenches, co2 inflator, 15mm cone wrench, extra tube, tire arm, clif bar[s], and a lighter. i usually carry a few bandanas, come in handy for more than you may think.
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Camelback (without bladder),
Allen key set
2 bottles of water
first-aid kit

Still need to carry:
2 extra tubes
small tire pump
trail mix/food
extra socks
tire lever
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I forget which Camelback it is (bigger than a mule,smaller than a H.A.G.W.),but not used with bladder (glorified backpak?):
1st Aid kit (including the most often used part,wet wipes for...um,personal business -yes,empty ziplock baggie for packing the wipes out if I use em)
Keys to my truck (if I drove to the trail)/ID
Mini-pump/patch kit/spare tube
Tire levers (2)
Extra multi tool (only has hex wrenches/allen keys)
Ratchet/15mm socket for SS use (bolt on rear hub)
Jacket (or overshirt) if temps/weather is iffy
Extra H20 if a really long ride
(MUCH extra space left empty in the bag)

In a Pedros seat bag (one of those with recycled tube as part of it):
Another spare tube,another patch kit.

On the bike:
1 water bottle with water or Koolaid (more often than not,orange flavored )
1 water bottle of Gatorade
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1) Find a friend who carries all that stuff.

2) Bring him.

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Cell Phone
(10 bucks)
DL (road ID on arm)

1 spare tube
Pocket knife
Inflator and cartridges
All wrapped in a gym sock( Gives alil protection and I can use to to clean my hands if they get all greasy and if GIANT emergency it works as toilet paper)
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A lot of what has been mentioned plus Sig Sauer P238 or S&W Air weight 340 PD depending on my mood
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