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Offline Johnny V

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tools for the trail
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:45:00 PM »
Me being a newbie on the trails I propose a question to the forum. What are the essential tools to take on the trail.
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Re: tools for the trail
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 07:10:09 AM »
Depends on how far you want to ride.  But you minimum, you want tube, co2+inflator or minipump, multitool, and chain quick link.  You will see others carrying all kinds of extra stuff depending on length of ride.  Derrailluer hanger, seat post bolts, cleat bolt, two tubes....

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Re: tools for the trail
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 07:59:11 AM »
Tube and a means of inflation, spare chain quick link and multi tool with chain tool, tire lever.

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Re: tools for the trail
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 08:34:33 AM »
Tube and a means of inflation, spare chain quick link and multi tool with chain tool, tire lever.
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Re: tools for the trail
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 09:56:00 AM »
I have found that, at least for 29er tires, one does not need the tire levers...and this is coming from a rigid rider who has had to change 2 flats in the last 2 rides...

But at the end of the day, if you're not a weight weenie (someone who cares waaaaay to much about extra/added weight on a bike), take whatever your bike bag will fit...as everyone has already mentioned, at minimum you should have the following:

-Extra Tube and/or a tube patch (if space is limited - tubes take up a lot of space)
-Co2 cartridge x 2
-Co2 administrator
-Multi Tool (that has the chain link attachment)
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