Necessary Mountain Biking Equipment

Being prepared while out on the mountain bike trail is an absolute must. You should always pack more mountain biking equipment the farther away from help you plan to be. regardless of the skill level there are a few important considerations you should also make.

First Aid Kit

The first, you should have a well stocked first aid kit. You can purchase biker specific first aid kits HERE. A well stocked first aid kit will contain antiseptic, pain reliever, tensor bandages, band-aids, moleskin, and tweezers.

Bike Repair Kit

The second, is to have a mountain bike specific tool kit and there many options available as to the type of bike you have. The very basic tool kit should have the required tools. These tools need to be able to repair a flat tire, and will fit nicely under your seat or in a saddlebag. Other tools to look for are; an Allan key or small wrench, a chain breaker, a tire gauge, a Swiss army knife, and some strong tape.

Replacement Bike Chain

Another highly recommended piece of mountain biking equipment is a spare mountain bike chain. Any experienced bikers know all too well how easy it is to bust a chain. Think of the headache it will cause And if you’re on the trail. Often a broken chain can be repaired but do not take the risk of being left without one.

Portable Air Pump

Last but definitely not least is a portable air pump. These pumps come in numerous shapes and sizes and can be purchased specifically to fit your bike. Most can fit under the seat or in saddlebags, and often the repair kit includes one.

All these pieces of equipment are designed to be light weight and easily stored on your bike. Never risk traveling far from help without then because being prepared with the right mountain biking equipment can save you many hours of frustration.

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