The simple reality is things will go wrong when you go out biking on your mountain bikes such as an injury or something breaking like the rims or gears. There is a very highly likely hood that you will have to address the problem yourself. This is why you bring a mountain bike survival kit.
By doing some routine maintenance on your own bike and bringing your own mountain bike survival kit, you will be able to address the problems that may occur. Having the right tools for the job can mean the difference between enjoying an all-day ride and having to pack your bike up and head back home when something goes awry.
In this post, we will go through the necessary components to build a mountain bike survival kit and you can get started into mountain biking with confidence. Let’s get started!
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Mountain Bike Survival Kit
What tools do you need to take along for the ride? First and foremost, you should have the tools to repair a flat fire. Next, invest in the tools needed to maintain your chain and brakes.
The kit will develop and change over time as you gain more experience you will know what you need. A basic bike survival kit starting off should include the following.
- Mountain bike tire repair kit.
- Mountain bike pump.
- Mountain bike chain tool.
- Spare tube.
- Wrenches in various sizes.
- Chain cleaners.
- Solvents are specifically designed for bike chains.
- Mountain biking lubrication.
This is a complete basic mountain compact professional accessory survival assembly fix multi-tool mechanic parches, You can repair it in any environment.
Easily switch between Presta and Schrader valves using the ‘Super Fit Clever Valve’, no valve changing is needed. Emergency glue-less patch kit included. No glue is needed, simply peel and apply and be riding in minutes.
This tool kit includes the most commonly used tools, and we also equipped this kit with several tools that are easy to carry, such as ratchet tools, tire repairs, foldable pliers, and bone wrenches.
The kit can be used more widely. This bike tool kit can be used for home repairs or for outdoor cycling carry.
The lube kit makes with extra pads and a travel cap. You can lube your chain when out and about.
Things To Check Before You Go Biking
There are a couple of things to check before you go biking. This can reduce the risk of something breaking. Especially if you plan to spend a lot of time in the side country or riding in remote places, you should do basic routine maintenance on your bike before going.
The routine maintenance should cover the following component on your bike.
Ensuring your brakes are working well is vitally important. Make sure you check your pads often to prevent rim damage and to ensure that your bike actually stops when it is supposed to. Adjusting the tension is also important.
Before setting out on your biking trip degrease the chain and re-lube it. Clean rear sprockets with a brush tool.
Inspect and test the derailleurs to that they are working correctly that there are no funny noises coming from the derailleurs and that there is no damage.
This is a visual check for any damage. And make sure the seat is adjusted appropriately for your height.
Inspect the pedals by making sure the axle spins freely. Check bottom bracket axles for looseness.
This is more of a visual check on the condition of the wheels. Make sure spokes and nipples are tightened and wheels are trued. And no obvious damage to the wheel.
Check Tire Pressure And Tyre Condition
If you are going to have a mechanical problem more than likely it will be a flat type. Check tire pressure before going biking aspect for any bike. As well as doing a visual check on the condition of the type.
Whatever you decide to bring, ride smart, and practice safety. Always tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return.
Be as prepared as you can for conditions you will face like a mountain biker and outdoor enthusiast. And also ensure that you have proper safety gear like a helmet, riding jacket, etc…
Also, know the route you are planning for the ride, this is very important. If something goes wrong you will be able to inform people where you are.
Finally, making and bringing your own mountain bike survival kit comes in useful if something goes wrong while out biking. Building your kit comes from experience and building over time. Also, Amazon is a great place to check, learn, and compare products so you can get a better understanding of what you might need.
And that’s it for now! I’d love it if this post on the mountain bike survival kit was helpful to you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if there is more to add.