MTB bought. Now, what accessories are essential?

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Peug26
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Re: MTB bought. Now, what accessories are essential?

Postby Peug26 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 23:32 pm

When it comes to hand and foot pumps, is there a brand that is better than the others or does it not matter?

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Re: MTB bought. Now, what accessories are essential?

Postby mattyfez » Tue Jun 18, 2019 21:20 pm

Peug26 wrote:When it comes to hand and foot pumps, is there a brand that is better than the others or does it not matter?


It's a bit of a mine field with different stuff at different prices.

I've eventually settled on

a really cheap muddy fox track pump (the pressure guage is so useless it may as well not have one but it's a reliable pump and pumps well). Think it was about a tenner.

I quickly realised I needed a decent pressure guage so...

A topeak D2 digital pressure guage. (about £20)

These stay at home, and when I'm out and about I carry 3 CO2 cartridges with a little screw on valve adapter, along with a spare tube and a patch kit. And a set of tyre levers.

I don't really feel I need anything else (tyre protection/maintenance wise).

For use at home or camping though, track pumps are what you want to be looking at rather than frame pumps or foot pumps, they are just so much easier and they put a lot of air in with each pump.

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Re: MTB bought. Now, what accessories are essential?

Postby Lagrange » Wed Jun 19, 2019 07:49 am

Peug26 wrote:When it comes to hand and foot pumps, is there a brand that is better than the others or does it not matter?


Don't know about foot pumps but the Halfords track pump is fine and on the bike a halfords one or similar from ebay have done me proud. You can get a discount if you are in UK cycling.

If you are attaching the pump to the frame then suggest you protect it in a poly bag.

Buying free ride tubes or strong tubes makes a difference - I've been puncture free for 2000 miles but adds to weight.

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Re: MTB bought. Now, what accessories are essential?

Postby larkim » Wed Jun 19, 2019 08:54 am

Or going tubeless...
2015 Canyon Nerve AL 6.0 (son #1's)
2011 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc (son #3s)
2013 Decathlon Triban 3 (red) (mine)
2019 Hoy Bonaly 26" Disc (son #2s)
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2018 Voodoo Maji (wife's)

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Re: MTB bought. Now, what accessories are essential?

Postby Peug26 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 00:20 am

Right, going for the following:

Topeak Joe Blow Sport III track pump
Topeak D2 digital pressure gauge
RockShox 300 shock pump
Multitool came with the bike

What tubeless tyre repair kit and tyre levers do you guys recommend?

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Re: MTB bought. Now, what accessories are essential?

Postby Peug26 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 22:28 pm

Peug26 wrote:Right, going for the following:

What tubeless tyre repair kit and tyre levers do you guys recommend?


Any recommendations?

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Re: MTB bought. Now, what accessories are essential?

Postby JBA » Fri Jun 28, 2019 07:38 am

This very site did a tyre lever review a while ago. Have a read through and take your pick.

Tubeless repair kits seem to all be pretty much the same so just buy whichever you fancy.
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