Pack The Right Gear

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Professional Team Mata racer Pua Sawicki talks us through the essential things to pack on a trail ride.

(courtesy of Park City TV - Pua Sawicki)

Here's a handy check list:

  • small pump
  • puncture repair kit
  • 3 tyre levers
  • Co2 container if you are racing or don't want ot hold the group up.
  • 2 inner tunes (you can change the tube and fix the puncture later for speed)
  • Chain power links, most common problem after punctures is breaking your chain)
  • Chain tool with good set of Allen keys, chain tool and little screwdriver
  • Rear Mech hanger (this is specific to each bike model so get it ordered in advance form your store)
  • small first aid kit
  • Light
  • Compass 
  • Map (with waterproof cover for trail riding) / GPS
  • Snacks (bananas and dried fruit are great)
  • space to fit clothing when you need to take layers off
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