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Whats in you rucksack?????

gtic24gtic24 Posts: 5
edited December 2013 in MTB beginners
So, I have the bike, the helmet and some gloves.

Now i was hoping someone could shed some light on the essential items you have stuffed in you rucksack for the long days out and about?
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  • ToeKneeToeKnee Posts: 376
    There's many a thread about this but I'll add: Condoms.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,757
    Hydration bladder, small tool kit with self adhesive puncture patches, tyre levers, multitool etc, small length of chain and 2 quicklinks and 2 spare tubes and 25 packets of Haribo's* (when I set out).

    *This may be a slight exageration!
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    what ever is needed to fix punctures. change saddle height. Hydration bladder, water proof, camera and a phone or two.
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  • Tatty old lightweight waterproof top, water bladder, a warm layer at this time of year, two tubes, pump, puncture repair kit, spoke key, chain tool, chain split links, spare frame hanger, tyre levers, allen keys/screwdriver minitool, a bit of old rag and a phone. Think that's it although longer or higher rides might attract waterproof bottoms, a blizzard style survival bag and some food also. Sometimes my shock pump comes along too.

    I've been thinking about a new first aid kit since my old one died of mould left in the back of a kayak. Figure you need to be able to deal with severe bleeding, fractures and sprains and of course good ol hypothermia, but perhaps that's for another post.....
  • Mojo_666Mojo_666 Posts: 860
    bladder (water)
    multi tool
    tube
    powerlink and splitter
    spare brake pads
    light weight windstopper
    pump
    energy gels
    spare battery for lights
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Duct tape.
    Spade.
    Chloroform.


    Oops wrong thread.
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  • bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
    Water, snack, tools, tube+patches, pump, first aid kit and often a map. I also carry spare contact lenses, and a small pair of pliers... it's easy to accumulated nice-to-have stuff, but the pliers have proved essential on several occasions so they stay. Before I head out I add my phone and my GPS logger.
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  • booldawgbooldawg Posts: 290
    Depends on the length of the ride and time of year but for a 20-40 miler:

    Pump
    2 x inner tubes (hate fixing punctures on the trail!)
    Puncture repair kit & levers
    Allen key multi tool
    Multi tool with flat/Phillips driver & pliers
    Chain tool
    Powerlink
    Food (bananas, nuts & raisins)
    Spare AA batteries for GPS
    Wallet
    Mobile
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  • mcnultycopmcnultycop Posts: 2,143
    Water
    Tangfastics
    Multitool with chain splitter
    Tubes
    Pump
    Puncture repair kit
    Electrical tape
    Cable ties
    Bit of chain
    Power links
    Mech hangers (one for each bike, I can't be arsed repacking depending on which bike I take)

    Seasonal stuff is additional layers, torch and lenses for the glasses of necessary.

    Phone, keys and wallet get thrown in too.
  • paulcpaulc Posts: 161
    Bladder... Obviously
    Footpump
    Waterproof jacket
    Notepad and pen
    Pliers
    Allen keys
    Glue
    Puncture patches
    Tyre levers
    Screwdriver
    Small knife
    First aid kit
  • BigAlBigAl Posts: 3,122
    Biscuits
    Extra socks
    Those 'crack to activate' handwarmers
    A rag or some kitchen roll
  • BigAlBigAl Posts: 3,122
    paulc wrote:
    Footpump

    :shock:
    Really!
  • Bladder, tubes, toppeak alien, 2 power links, small pliers, emergency contact details, gloves.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    Sheeps mum...
  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    cooldad wrote:
    Duct tape.
    Spade.
    Chloroform.


    Oops wrong thread.

    No gaffer tape or cable ties?...
  • bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
    I have cable ties... but no string... or lime (ah, wrong thread again).
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  • booldawgbooldawg Posts: 290
    I know someone who always packs a bog roll. Can guarantee he'll need a 'number 2' on a ride out! Only happened to me once - dock leaves - natures toilet paper; abrasive on one side for wiping and waxy on the other for polishing.
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  • cubedeancubedean Posts: 670
    Bladder
    2 tubes
    pump
    tool kit
    chain tool
    2 cerial bars
  • bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
    Having just emptied and repacked my camelbak I need to add "quite a lot of mud".
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  • 2x102x10 Posts: 79
    hydration bladder
    first aid kit
    poncho
    space blanket
    map
    compass
    multi tool
    puncture outfit
    knife
    lights
    all in a dry bag
  • Water (better to take more than you need rather than not enough or buy camelback)
    Food (if it's a long ride)
    Multi tool
    Pedal wrench.
    Cloth - switches to bog roll in the cold (I have ewwy runny nose syndrome that I can't always sniff out if someone is following)
    Mobile Phone, ID & some cash.
    Spare clothing dependant on whether it's cold/rainy (normally a top of some sort)

    You should carry a puncture repair kit, pump, & spare tubes and know how to use them, but I never bother.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    You'll take a pedal spanner, but no tube/pump etc?
    Really?
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  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    cooldad wrote:
    You'll take a pedal spanner, but no tube/pump etc?
    Really?

    I thought that was a bit strange too, lol. :lol:
  • Well, I don't always put the pedal spanner in the bag. I don't get punctures (famous last words) I run tubeless @ 30psi mostly on trail centres that are more prone to ripping a massive gaping hole as I fond with my last rear tire.

    If I'm riding with people there is generally at least one repair kit in the group.

    I generally try and make sure the bike is working before I hit the trail so I don't have to waste time fixing the bike.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    So you're the bastward that's always bumming my tubes and using my pump?
    I don't do smileys.

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  • bumming your tubes and using your pump ?! Definitely the wrong thread :o
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  • Kowalski675Kowalski675 Posts: 4,412
    JayKay3000 wrote:
    If I'm riding with people there is generally at least one repair kit in the group.

    I'd make you walk to teach you a lesson :lol: And I do mean "walk", that's not the swear filter doing its thing... :lol:
  • Myster101Myster101 Posts: 856
    Bladder.
    Spare tube (and puncture repair kit).
    Multi tool.
    First aid kit.
    Pump.
    Cable ties.
    Phone.
    Food, depending on length of ride.
    Water proof jacket if not already wearing it (piss*s down a lot in the Lakes).
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  • compocompo Posts: 1,370
    Phone
    Keys
    Wallet
    Bladder for water
    Pump & tubes
    Multitool
    Bag of random fixy things
    Soreen
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