Having the proper tools and equipment are crucial when going out on epic all-day mountain bike adventures. No matter if you are just starting out or a seasoned veteran, being prepared for the worst should be a top priority for all riders. In this video, we break down the most important items to carry while on a long ride. Follow along as Worldwide Cyclery founder and CEO Jeff Cayley takes us through his riding essentials. Enjoy!
The EVOC CC 10L Hydration pack is the do it all pack for riders looking for a bit of everything. Featuring everything from a rollout helmet flap to extra storage for water, tools, and snacks, this thing does it all and is built to last.
A 26" Tube is just the size needed to fit all 3 wheels sizes. A little stretching with a bit of inflation manipulation and you are good to go! Carrying around a brick of rubber can really weigh down your bag so a 26" tube is your lightest option.
You never know when a sharp rock or angry garden gnomes are going to come out and slash your tires. The Park Tool Emergency Tire Boots have saved us on countless occasions. Without these patch kits, we might have been stranded on the trail to be murdered by those mysterious gnomes and never seen again...
Everybody loves bacon and if you don't then you probably aren't human. This bacon, however, is not edible, or at least we suggest you don't eat it. The Genuine Innovations Tubeless Repair Kit will plug a hole in your tire so that you can at least make it back to the car!
Braking a chain breaks our heart more than a tragic breakup with the girlfriend, boyfriend, or whoever you might be in a relationship with. Keeping spare links in your bag can help save your ride... especially if you are miles away from home or your car.
Ever broke a shift cable? No? Well, try riding a trail stuck in one gear. Chances are you will be doing a lot of walking. That is why keeping a spare shift cable in your bag is important!
When putting on a new master link. You will most likely need a tool. Wolf Tooth makes a set of pliers that quadruples as a storage device for your master links, spoke and/or valve stem wrench, tire lever and ultimately a chain plier.
There are hundreds of different tire levers out on the market but we trust the Pedros Tire Lever the most. The plastic prevents you from scratching up your Carbon or Alloy rims and keeps your bag light!
A stash of CO2 cartridges is a must have for any rider regardless of where you are riding. It doesn't matter which brand you go with but get a flat tire out on the trail and you'll be glad you picked up a few of these things.
A Multitool is probably the most important piece of equipment you should be carrying on every ride you go one. Crank Brothers makes a few multitools but the M-19 has every tool you would ever need, including a chain breaker!