What to take on a mountain bike ride

We see a lot of people head out unprepared onto mountaun routes. However what should you carry?

Britishcycling have actually done the path clever series which gives you an actually good guide. It is pretty detailed, yet much better to have a little extra weight instead of a long stroll house!

For hitting the trails we believe you must definitely have;

· Water– bottle or hydration system

· Tubes/pump/tyre bars– even if you are running tubeless. CO2 is terrific if it’s drizzling, but shouldn’t replace your pump!

· Little multi tool with a chain breaker on it. The Crankbrothers F-15 is our individual favourite.
· Split link for your speed of chain– 9/10/11 or 12 are one of the most usual now.

· Rear mech wall mount– for your bike. Saves you a lengthy stroll back to the car or to back to the centre!

· Little first aid kit. Despite the fact that you are at a route centre, it can take a significant size of time for help to show up. A little emergency treatment package could be a large aid. You can obtain extremely small ones now that evaluate next to nothing. Another useful tool is an aficionado– great for safeguarding plasters, utilizing as a sling or simply to keep the chill far from your neck!

· Tiny survival blanket– the little aluminum foil ones that they offer to runners at the end of a race pack down to absolutely nothing, yet can truly assist if you or a buddy have a mishap.

· Your phone– if you were to bring absolutely nothing else, taking a phone is a must. Just know that the signal in the woodland is periodic at best, so you can usually run out signal.

With excellent packaging, that will certainly all fit in a 5-10 litre Camelbak like the lowrider variation, as well as with water will certainly still weigh under 2kg!

All these items can be purchased with us at Bike and Spanner.