How To Carry Your MTB Gear Like A Pro

How To Carry Your MTB Gear Like A Pro

Doddy and Anna show you some of the best Enduro carrying solutions you can use on your mountain bike. Straps to secure tubes, CO2 cartridges and inflator; bottle cages with integrated tool storage; and shorts with pockets all mean you can carry all you need for a mountain bike ride or race without a backpack.

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  1. Tom Bullick on November 27, 2022 at 5:49 am

    I usually forget my plugs let alone the rest of it ๐Ÿ˜…

  2. Dan Tett on November 27, 2022 at 5:50 am

    Neither of you have mentioned any form of First aid?! I always carry plasters, gauze neddle and thread, saline etc etc.. This is even more invaluable than any tool that you carry on your bike. When you need it you really need it…. Touch wood

  3. Mi'kmaq Warrior on November 27, 2022 at 5:51 am

    it’s HVAC tape Doddy.

  4. will lange on November 27, 2022 at 5:53 am

    Two future solutions I look forward to seeing beyond bespoke bikes is in-frame water storage and pressurized air.

  5. Shopsmith10er on November 27, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Just ride with someone who carries all this stuff plus the kitchen sink.

  6. JustOneWolf on November 27, 2022 at 5:54 am

    the hydration backpack might be the least trendy atm, but it surely is my favourite by far

  7. Jordan Simpson on November 27, 2022 at 5:56 am

    Camera๐Ÿ‘ good for capturing a pic. of possible Bigfoot sighting. Weird creatures out there on the trail.

  8. SteveSUX2BU on November 27, 2022 at 5:56 am

    Velcro is a brand name. It’s really called a "hook and loop" strap.

  9. freedom star on November 27, 2022 at 5:56 am

    I’m not a pro so I could care less looking or acting like a pro !

  10. Seven/Ninths Creative on November 27, 2022 at 5:56 am

    My preferred gear system is to ride with Anna and Doddy so I donโ€™t have to carry anything. Thanks guys! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

  11. Brett Johnson on November 27, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Pack a collapsible silicon cup – often used by runners – they are very light and compact and give you a something to put bolts in so you don’t lose them

  12. Sean Murray on November 27, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Why has hardly anyone made anything cool for the 2nd set of cage bosses under the downtube of most bikes now?

  13. Nigel Perrin on November 27, 2022 at 6:02 am

    Toilet paper.

  14. Nigel Wilson on November 27, 2022 at 6:03 am

    As a disabled rider, I have to take everything I need to make sure I can mend or bodge the bike to get home, the long walk is not an option, I take the scouts approach โ€œbetter to have it and not need it, than need it and not have itโ€. I do end up looking like a Sherpa though.

  15. Norbert Demanuele on November 27, 2022 at 6:03 am

    Awesome video!

    I been struggling with deciding what storage system to use. Currently I store everything in my pockets!..LOL.. or my backpack for longer rides. I’m reluctant to strap something to my bike because I’m concerned it will eventually cause a wear mark in my fancy frame! ( maybe that’s not an issue now? ). Dakine seems to have a product I’m curious about that is a small bag that attaches to the frame. Looks like a tube and a few tools would fit. I’d appreciate GMBN’s input on this if they have a moment to spare! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Tony K on November 27, 2022 at 6:05 am

    I,m probably not the most aerodynamic shaped biker, but i went to Canazei to watch the EWS a couple of years ago, pre Covid. get a nice new Evoc hip pack. Getting into a technical section, (at least for me LOL) Dam thing slips down from my non existent hips, goes under the saddle, and I,m stuck on it.

  17. Jessica Gray on November 27, 2022 at 6:06 am

    I usually carry a few extra bits like a plastic bag to put dirty parts/kit in. A small leather man type tool that’s been a life saver multiple times. A multitool that has everything because other people will forget there’s at time. I’m something of a rolling workshop at times on a group ride ๐Ÿ˜‚

  18. Francoin Visser on November 27, 2022 at 6:06 am

    love the close-up of smashing a derailleur!

  19. che rowley on November 27, 2022 at 6:07 am

    Ha I’ve now added spare cores to my kit after losing one in the lakes the other week and having to put a tube in after spending an hour looking for the ejected core!

  20. Nigel Robinson on November 27, 2022 at 6:08 am

    I carry spare spokes inside my handlebars.

  21. Paul Wiltshire on November 27, 2022 at 6:08 am

    I use a hydration back pack, but the most annoying thing is the water feed pipe, it keeps getting in the way and sometimes smacks me in the face,. Any tips on how to keep it out of the way

  22. Jordan Simpson on November 27, 2022 at 6:08 am

    Spare bar end plugs ๐Ÿ‘ true, it can gouge.

  23. nomad on November 27, 2022 at 6:08 am

    I noticed on the new 2022 Reign E’s there seems to be some space between the battery and the battery cover that one might be able to use unless it restricts necessary airflow around the battery? The in frame storage they’re putting on some of the new bikes is the ๐Ÿ’ฃ. If only my Crankbros multi with chain Braker had a system to put it in the steerer tube. Just make it as wide as the braker it self and you could install it threw the bottom and make a cover for it (hint hint) ๐Ÿ’ก!

  24. Garrulus on November 27, 2022 at 6:14 am

    When I’m around water, I only carry my water bottle. The rest, including everything and a first aid kit, I store in my downtube. For big amounts of food and water, I bring my hip bag.

  25. will lange on November 27, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Great video with a few new tips I hadnโ€™t thought of. Interesting to revisit on-bike vs.on-body solutions. Made me think about cold weather additions like a space blanket and lighter. FWIW, a spare inner tube can serve a lot of first aid purposes.

  26. Galen Kehler on November 27, 2022 at 6:16 am

    If you store things on your frame make sure that they don’t interfere or come into contact with the suspension through the whole range of travel.

  27. Nick John on November 27, 2022 at 6:17 am

    can you really use a zip tie for a derailleur hanger? How would that work?

  28. Shane W on November 27, 2022 at 6:20 am

    Forever waiting for Doddy to say "Boom! Cable ties!" whenever he grabs one.

  29. PoliticalPartyPoopers on November 27, 2022 at 6:22 am

    This is all such over kill. In my 10+ years of consistent mountain biking, iโ€™ve never needed even a third of all those tools and spares

  30. Jordan Simpson on November 27, 2022 at 6:24 am

    Knipex ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  31. Shawn See on November 27, 2022 at 6:26 am

    I like my camelbak. tools, spares, water and a snack.

  32. Pesmog on November 27, 2022 at 6:28 am

    It’s worth checking the size of the main central crank bolts on your bike. Some of these are now 10mm and even 12mm and very few multitools cover these sizes. I had a long walk home after mine came loose on a new bike and discovered my expensive multi-tool was way too small. I now carry a separate key for these as Doddy suggests. Good advice about being alert to being stabbed by you tools if you take a tumble. A friend had a screwdriver go through his backpack in a crash but it luckily missed his abdomen. You don’t need a mini pump AND a shock pump on a ride. A shock pump will inflate tyres ok, but it’s just a bit slow. Good advice as always guys.

  33. DeKempster on November 27, 2022 at 6:30 am

    Just slap a saddle bag on it and call it a day.

  34. Pete G on November 27, 2022 at 6:32 am

    Just in case take the whole garage in your backpack

  35. BoBo The rice farmer on November 27, 2022 at 6:33 am


  36. Jim M on November 27, 2022 at 6:35 am

    Iโ€™m a Camelback fan, largely because I lived in the Southwest deserts of the US when I started riding, and water was key. I carry a mini pump, a tube, Stanโ€™s darts, a Blackburn multitool, levers, master link, zip ties, medical tape, a valve core tool, a pocket knife, a small tube of sun block, and sometimes a shock pump. I live in the northern Rocky Mountains now, and bear spray rides in my bottle cage. Over the last few years, the medical tape has been the most frequently used piece of kit (for both body and bike repairs).

    Sometimes for short out & back rides in cool weather Iโ€™ll ride without water & kit, risking the walk of shame. All Iโ€™ll take is bear spray.

  37. Steve Seppala on November 27, 2022 at 6:37 am

    Great video Anna and Doddy. I have migrated to a hip pack with multi-tool, a Leatherman tool, spare tube, tire levers, zip ties and other bits and bobs for the ride. I carry a GoPro so some stuff for that as well.

  38. Thim on November 27, 2022 at 6:37 am

    Dang Doddy, when did you start leaving your kitchen sink at home? Just joking, both your kits are smart.

  39. Still Rolling on November 27, 2022 at 6:38 am

    Great vid. I love a clean looking/feeling bike so I run a small backpack.

  40. Andrew Welbourn on November 27, 2022 at 6:39 am

    Been out of MTB for around 15 years, just getting back into it and amazed how things have progressed. Ive got a nukeproof tubeless tool which i keep some strips and patches in, a muc off frame bag and strap with a tube, tyre levers, zip ties and multitool and finally a cockpit bag with some gels, a few bars and my muc off CO2 kit, chain link and a presta to schraeder converter so i can do tyre pressures at a garage if required.

  41. tobiasbock dh on November 27, 2022 at 6:39 am

    U fortgot cleats

  42. Pat Hoffman on November 27, 2022 at 6:40 am

    For a long time I used my Hip Pack. with a Tube repair kit, Co2, Multi-Tool, Air pump, Derailer hanger, and a few other odds n ends. Recently I have been just riding with my phone and single car key. I am sure I will be burned eventually, and not have what I need with me.

  43. Ruben Fernandes on November 27, 2022 at 6:41 am

    Hello, I use a mixture of both, so on my bike I have a oneup edc in the steer tube with multi tool and plugs, on the frame I gave a co2 canisters with the co2 pompe, a innertube and tire levers, also I have a water bottle and a mini pompe. Then I used to use a hip pack, and there I have a tubolito, another water bottle, snack, house keys, money, battery for the gopro, a mini stand for the camera, hand cleaner, cable ties.

  44. Gabe C on November 27, 2022 at 6:43 am

    Another benefit of riding a hardtail, strapping a triangle bag to the frame. Plenty of room for necessary gear and your car keys. ๐Ÿ‘ Plus I always wear cargo shorts for snacks and soft gear.

  45. Matt Kavanaugh on November 27, 2022 at 6:44 am

    Another option to carry a multi-tool is to cut a sleeve for it from an old inner tube, slip the sleeve around your bottle cage so that itโ€™s at the bottom of the cage, then put the tool into the sleeve under the cage. You donโ€™t need a specially designed tool or bottle cage for this, just a cage that allows you to slide the sleeve down the the cage (standard, classic style cage works for this)..

  46. RoHa on November 27, 2022 at 6:47 am

    I use a hip pack and it still amazes me with what I can carry. It holds:
    – Topeak tyre levers with a quick link/3rd hand tool;
    – Crankbrothers M20 multi tool, it has a chain tool, tire plugs, valve core removal and all the wrenches I will ever need;
    – A few zip ties;
    – A bit of tape;
    – My car/house keys;
    – My phone (trust me, don’t store it in your pocket);
    – And a small energy bar for when I need it.
    The only thing I can’t fit in there is a small mini pump which is attached to the bike.

  47. Jordan Simpson on November 27, 2022 at 6:47 am

    I’m around 30 years behind on bicycles. I sure do like this YouTube channel. Keeps me up to date.

  48. daz_the_cyclist on November 27, 2022 at 6:49 am

    Easiest and only thing you need to carry is a phone. And I can call my wife when I need to get home ๐Ÿ˜‚

  49. James Dawson on November 27, 2022 at 6:49 am

    Really good video, I looked at so many options but went for a oneup pump with multitool in it, tyre lever, chain tool – chain link, plyers and then puncher repair, then i carry a light tube on the frame. Seems to work well so far but each tool is a little compromised.

  50. Galen Kehler on November 27, 2022 at 6:49 am

    I really like my 10L roll-top saddle bag. Holds all I need for a day out, and no sweaty back.