How To Pack For A Mountain Bike Ride

How To Pack For A Mountain Bike Ride

How you pack for a ride depends a lot on the type of riding you’re going to be doing, what sort of bike you’re riding, and what sort of bag you want to take. Doddy has some top tips for you.

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If you’ve got a full suspension trail bike, your options for carrying anything on your bike is a bit limited. So consider using either a full sized backpack, or a hip/bum bag (fanny pack for our American viewers).

If you are riding a hardtail, you could even fit a frame bag if you are doing a longer ride, just make sure you fill it up well to stop it rattling.

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  1. Adam Grayman on July 5, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    funny that you go mountain biking with that watch lol!

  2. Hamish Brodie on July 5, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    rubber gloves and pliers hahahhahahha


  3. arlingtonguy54 on July 5, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Carry a $20 in case you need beer after the ride

  4. William Guo on July 5, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    What’s a bike

  5. Johann Klose on July 5, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    "I just carry the bare minimum of what I tend to need."
    *carries 7 gear cables*

  6. kingerz on July 5, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    So much gear OMG. Shock pump??? Why nit add a hammer in case you meet someone you want to help build a shed!

  7. Presian Nanev on July 5, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    u forgot the weed bro

  8. Gareth Lunn on July 5, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Cold drink isn’t that a huge no no cramps etc

  9. Richard Elsdon on July 5, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Really like this weeks series of videos where you go into depth on your own reasons and ways of doing things. Good work, keep it up!

  10. Rodrigo Pagés on July 5, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    someone knows if the video he mentions about his photography has come out?

  11. schuletrip on July 5, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    I like these videos, it’s always good to get different ideas and see different ways of packing your stuff..

    I seem to take too much with me and it seems heavy at first until my hydration bladder empties, I take a first aid kit nowadays too, you never know when you’ll need a plaster or a safety pin

  12. RawReviews on July 5, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    All I bring now a days is a water bottle.

  13. Matthieu Brasselet on July 5, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Great vid Doddy ! Just received my jersey black edition and it is absolutely fantastic! No lie on quality and size chart was perfect. Thanks guys for all your vids and continue to have fun !

  14. Bill Morley on July 5, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    I can swear they have done this video multiple times before

  15. Robenie Fernandez on July 5, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Please discuss how to clean the bladder and how to store it properly

  16. A. Random on July 5, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    No dinner plate and repair stand?

  17. Global Mountain Bike Network on July 5, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Let us know what you like to take with you when you go riding down below 👇

  18. Tyler Floyd on July 5, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    Where did u get the torque wrench kit at? That had the ratchet and sockets along with tire levers and stuff?

  19. Joe Taylor on July 5, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    What is with strapping an innertube to your bike?? Surely it’s going to get covered in grit creating the risk of a puncture when you need to use it because tubeless has failed you?? Or is it just ‘so enduro’? #askgmbn

  20. Mark Roberts on July 5, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Being the big man he is, I wouldn’t have been half surprised if Doddy whipped out a whole 3 course meal out of his bag

  21. Bryce Vogel on July 5, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    BOOM! Cable ties!

  22. Hydrone on July 5, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Geez how heavy is that camelback pack?? Like that pump though

  23. GhostManSK on July 5, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Great video Doddy, thanks! Please could you send me exact link to that scout. Because the frame look bit different than on the pictures.

  24. Hervé 76 on July 5, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    And what about the first aid kit ? I always got one in my Camelbak and it often uses.

  25. Sergi Montané on July 5, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Instead of taking electric tape, I wrap some duct tape around my pump, as is much stronger than electric tape.

  26. Philip Schneider on July 5, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Thats probably my favorite gmbn video for this year! Good job guys!

  27. TimFromWales on July 5, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Remember to remove the DynaPlug before putting a tube in! 🙂

  28. Prog47 on July 5, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Doddy: ‘and in this pouch I carry an extra kidney, just in case someone drinks contaminated water and needs a quick kidney trasplant. Also I have this foldable surgical robot weighing only 690kg to perform all sorts of delicate operations on the trail.’

  29. Silverripples on July 5, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    I went biking last year near Garda Lake in Italy and went OTB, luckily I was carrying my Deuter Full size rucksack with camel bag in it and while landing on the rocky underground on my back I didn’t feel a thing, nor injured myself. This did convince me to always use a full rucksack and camel back to dampen any crashes.

  30. Eltoca21 on July 5, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Hey Doddy. Is there a reason why you do not use the CO2 cartridges?

  31. Jack Harmon on July 5, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    What full size bike should a 11 year old kid get

  32. Dave Walsh on July 5, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Any more Doddy and you’re going to need a sherpa

  33. Tyson Hickman on July 5, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    I can barely even fit a bottle in my frame because ih ave a 13 inch frame

  34. MTBr of SoCal on July 5, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    geezuz! where’s the mini fridge for the 6-pack of ice cold beer?

  35. Well Cam Productions on July 5, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    What camera is it?

  36. S F on July 5, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    2:47 always take my little compact camera with me… 🤔 that’s literally the size of a brick lol

  37. hideto on July 5, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    pls make a video about what difference does cheap and expensive bike make

  38. vanessa martin on July 5, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    You are in my city . Hope you enjoy riding in our area

  39. Prog47 on July 5, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Doddy just attach your caravan to the back of your bike so you can sleep and shower on the trail haha

  40. Robbie nationalist on July 5, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Great video doddy I’m xc hard tail 29r Scott scale 930 more hard tail please

  41. kristianrotante on July 5, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    What’s the brand of that tire pump. It seems like that tire pump pumps more air than the traditional compact tire pump (like what i have)

  42. Mat Billings on July 5, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    I just came for the cable ties lol!

  43. Octavios Gekas on July 5, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    you dont have to pack more than you need just to keep things from rattling in the bike bag. i use a couple of thick old socks in which i put the hard stuff. nothing rattles and also the spare tube is safer.

  44. Marius Reiter on July 5, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    When do you EVER Need all this gear? We pay lots of money for light bike parts but then pack 10kg of stuff in the bag. All I carry is my phone, keys, ID, Multi tool, inner tube, small pump and tire levers. These things are supposed to get me home or finish a race, not to rebuild my bike on the trail.

  45. MrKGatl on July 5, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Toilet paper! He forgot the most important thing to have. I always have a small pack of wet-wipes for those real emergencies. Friends will owe you big too.

  46. Irvinvadventures on July 5, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    I carry the same as you Doddy except the floor pump, camera and the shock pump . I would suggest a mini folding saw to clear growth and a proper first aid kit .

  47. ElevationStation on July 5, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Some please link me to that mini ratchet torque set please!

  48. Victor G. on July 5, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Can you please post a link to that small torque socket????

  49. JoeDPettit on July 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    2:45 Cheeky little plug 😉

  50. Jet Addict on July 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    be careful with your tools in the uk you might never know when the police seizes your tools and wheels