Carrying Spares And Tools On A Mountain Bike | GMBN How To

Carrying Spares And Tools On A Mountain Bike | GMBN How To

Neil explains the different options for carrying spares and tools whilst mountain biking. He even shares his secret love of bumbags!

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Neil talks about different bag options, which tools you absolutely need alongside the essential spares he always carries and those he keeps handy in his car.

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50 Comments

  1. shustypl on August 7, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Backpack with back protector save my spine twice on easy, but rocky flow trails.



  2. adam Does diy on August 7, 2019 at 2:33 am

    I carry nothing .yolo



  3. NW Trail Series on August 7, 2019 at 2:34 am

    How often do people get flats? I’ve been riding for 4 months now, still haven’t had one. I’m obviously not riding has hard as everyone else, but are flats so common?



  4. Richard Kaz on August 7, 2019 at 2:35 am

    What Iv’e found is that, yes bum bags and back packs have a lot of pockets zips etc, you are very limited in what you can actually put in them. Unless it is the thickness of a sheet of paper you can’t actually close up outer zips because there is no stretch in the fabric to preserver it’s waterproof integrity or designer appeal lines.



  5. Michael Legg on August 7, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Where is the little rachet set from at 2.08? Please and thank you πŸ™‚



  6. GotMars Gaming on August 7, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Bike bag on the back of me seat post



  7. MTB Thru my eyez on August 7, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Great stuff. I end up using three types of bags now.



  8. _bclews_ on August 7, 2019 at 2:37 am

    this is a message to Blake , please get your channel up and running again the most recent video was a year! I love all the vids please start it up again



  9. Ian Lourenz Santos on August 7, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Can you do a video of stashing your items in your mtb without bags



  10. Ean Bates on August 7, 2019 at 2:42 am

    What was the ratchet set where did you get it and how much was it



  11. liam gill on August 7, 2019 at 2:42 am

    I’ve personally been using a camel back bum bag for the last 2 years and haven’t thought about using a backpack since so much easier on your shoulders and is perfect for upto a 4 hour ride



  12. Aidan Wiles on August 7, 2019 at 2:42 am

    I rap my tubes round my hub then tape the end



  13. Ronald Tartaglia on August 7, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Food?



  14. Richard Hunt on August 7, 2019 at 2:44 am

    You should put links to the products you use in the description, so we can purchase them if we want to



  15. Chris L. on August 7, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Always in my back pack: first aid kit, multi tool incl. tyre levers; a good headlight; cable ties, puncture repair kit (a small pump is on my bike all the time); gear hanger, missing link; some power bar or corn sugar; electrical tape; windcheater. (Adding wallet, phone, knee and elbow protection, helmet, gloves and a shirt before every ride.)



  16. Michael Brannighan on August 7, 2019 at 2:46 am

    I always carry a Topeak saddle pack on my bikes.

    Every bike has one permanently fitted containing a spare tube relevant for the wheel size of the bike , tubeless tyre plugs, a spare valve core, a KMC power link, tyre levers, a multi tool and latex gloves.

    It’s a good habit to be in as I never have to remember to carry anything as it’s always on the bike. My pump is fixed to the bottle cage mounts along with the bottle cage.

    Depending on the length of the ride I either take water bottles or a Camelbak with food/gels.



  17. EXFIL123 on August 7, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Too much stuff and backpacks suck when wanting to shred hard. Specialized SWAT bib and call it a day.



  18. Ryan Dunn on August 7, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Neil, What watch and band do you have? It looks like a fenix 5. I have one as well and really like the look of your band. Thanks!



  19. Jesse Lloyd-martin on August 7, 2019 at 2:47 am

    What is that bottle cage at 3:50 ?



  20. Global Mountain Bike Network on August 7, 2019 at 2:50 am

    What do you use to carry your spares and tools on a ride? Let us know! πŸ‘‡



  21. Niko Heinonen on August 7, 2019 at 2:52 am

    First aid kit or emergency bandage should be with you allways, I’d rather carry the bike than bleed out in woods.



  22. GotMars Gaming on August 7, 2019 at 2:52 am

    It has all I need nice vid though has good advice and can really help!πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ



  23. Bike Toshi on August 7, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Back pack – the integrated protection is the reason why I always use it.
    …and most important: It offers plenty of space for cabel ties! Never go without them!



  24. r00t 1010 on August 7, 2019 at 2:56 am

    You got a bike AND a car?! Ya rich bastard ;p



  25. slimdog72 on August 7, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Seat bag with jersey pockets.



  26. Ryan Paul on August 7, 2019 at 2:58 am

    best way to wash your kit goggles and full face helmet and others video



  27. bugboy152000 on August 7, 2019 at 2:59 am

    #GMBN would never tape stuff to my bike! It too beautiful to bodge stuff to it.



  28. Useless Mountain Biking on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Amateurs πŸ˜‰

    I don’t have a car and live in Nottingham, I set out at around 7/8 am to get to places. Depends on where I am going. I am to be at places before 12, spend about 6 hours there, then head back.

    Journey usually consist of a few hour train and an hour cycle from the train station to the trail center, bike park or dig site. So I pack pretty much everything.

    – Derailluer Hanger
    – Shock Pump
    – Pump
    – Multi Tool Topeak Alien
    – Two chain links and speed link tool
    – Two inner tubes
    – Puncture repair kit
    – Two liters of water
    – Pack of protein bars
    – First aid kit
    – 20,000 mah Powerbank
    – GoPro
    – Waterproofs
    – Coal Hand warmers
    – Spare Gloves and socks
    – Hiplok Gold
    – Rag / Towel

    I only carry it there, I hide the bag in a bush or ask a trail center to look after it. Never thought about gear cable, one has snapped before but I got away with using the limiters and pushed it 2 gears in.



  29. Hosea Matthews on August 7, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Ey folks, please don’t leave your first aid kit in your car! πŸ™‚



  30. Tomas van eccelpoel on August 7, 2019 at 3:02 am

    who still carries a tube around when riding tubeless. i havent had a flat since i changed to it but i still carry a tube for unknown reasons



  31. Robert Gadus on August 7, 2019 at 3:02 am

    you have a hole in your jeans



  32. Adrian Wilson on August 7, 2019 at 3:09 am

    #GMBN, I’d love to see a video on how to pack for a ride with kids. Different sized tubes, potentially more first aid supplies, snacks, etc



  33. Kamelon on August 7, 2019 at 3:10 am

    What about derailleur hanger?



  34. Cluj Biking on August 7, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Just wanna share a story real quick:so today i said i wanted to upgrade my ‘drunk bike'(slang for that shit bike you use to go to the shops and don’t mind if it gets stolen).So i had parts laying around and i put gears and 2 proper brakes on.Now,i wanted to meet up with some buddies after taking something from the post office,but i didn’t have much time.I started pedalling harder and along with the annoying front wind i start hearing a ‘ting’ sound like something hitting my frame.It was a 2 inch screw,so i take it out,take the wheel out,check both the tire and rim and put a new inner tube in.After about 120 bumps with my mini pump :’PSSSSSSSSS’ air getting out,flat tire again.I take it out,find the hole,take a patch(the vulcanising kind,not the auto adhesive ones)fix the tube,check for leaks and put it back in.I manage to inflate it to around 1.7 bar and call it good enough to get me home and after giving directions to some tourists:”psssssssssss’ it lost air again.So i put the flat wheel in the bike and walked home.



  35. Mr. ZiggedWhenHeShuddaZagged on August 7, 2019 at 3:11 am

    OneUp EDC, fits in steer tube



  36. Oleg Petelevitch on August 7, 2019 at 3:11 am

    shock pump !



  37. Angus MTB on August 7, 2019 at 3:14 am

    super usefull, cheers guys



  38. Ryan Macdonald on August 7, 2019 at 3:15 am

    Shock pump, multi tool, water, tape, zip ties, tube, thin rain jacket.



  39. Mark Benn on August 7, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Bum bags are sooo nice



  40. 74 Green on August 7, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Neil ‘ I always have a can of lube in the car ‘… Neil was last seen in a carpark, at night, close to a notorious dogging hotspot. 😁😁😁



  41. Ronald Tartaglia on August 7, 2019 at 3:18 am

    I one time forgot a most valuable piece of equipment……. my bicycle!!!! Got to the trail head, put on my gear, stretched out, opened my truck, nothing there! It was leaning up against a tree in my front yard.☹️



  42. Migatron1 on August 7, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Everything mentioned > Cable ties



  43. Ian Lourenz Santos on August 7, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Do a video on how to bring only the essentials on a short ride with just saddle bags and stashing your things on your bike



  44. Sorin B on August 7, 2019 at 3:19 am

    I’d rather walk my bike back for hours than wear a bum bag



  45. jordan Riddle on August 7, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Trying to get my channel started can you guys subscribe



  46. Nigel Robinson on August 7, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Nice one, good all round video.



  47. Alex Nicolaou on August 7, 2019 at 3:25 am

    excellent video.. i’d like to ask though, if a carbon hardtail frame has a weight limit (95kg) and my weight is JUUUUUST below it, would it be better strapping everything on the downtube rather than in a packpack on my back or in a saddle bag? would going a bit (2-3kg) over the recommended weight (rider+gear) be bad for the frame?
    or is the weght limit including ALL weight attached anywhere on the frame? cheers



  48. Richard Bailey on August 7, 2019 at 3:28 am

    What rucksack is that? I see it is a camelbak but what model?



  49. can we get 6,000 subs with few videos? on August 7, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Pls tell me that trinx x7 is a good cheap mtb plsss



  50. Jack Adler on August 7, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Backpack but since all my rides are 1+ hr or so I leave it in the car.