Headed out for the weekend? Planning a trip in the wild perhaps? Getting yourself a good bike for the occasion would be a good place to start. Check out our range of versatile mountain bikes and grab your incredible ride and check that off your list. With that sorted, here’s our guide to aid you manage your equipment in order before hitting the road.
One should never explore the wild without a multitool on them at all considerable times. The more tools the merrier, but possessing one with a built-in chain, a T25 torx, flathead and Philips screwdrivers, and at least 2.5 3,4,5,6 and 8mm Allen keys, and the most common spoke tool sizes. You never know when one might come in handy, and getting stuck on a bicycle trail isn’t one of the best weekend’s getaways.
• Mini pumps and plugs kit
Deflated tyres can be undoubtedly a huge inconvenience. It most likely won’t happen, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. Like being said thoughtfully, hope for the best and sufficiently prepare for the worst. Consistently carry a mini pump and tyre repair kit with you because one is absolutely useless without the other. We’re certain you’ll be walking your bike back weren’t what you had planned when you left.
It seems like a no brainer but we had to include this obvious item in our checklist as first timers frequently forget its importance and the availability of convenience stores in the forest. So always pack enough water and nutrition bars to typically power your legs because a properly serviced and functional bike will typically get you nowhere if you are left severely dehydrated.
• Spare chain
Ever felt a direct snap and lose control of your modern bike only to instantly realize the chain had dropped? That being the best-case scenario it is important to be ready if the worst-case scenario presented itself, the chain snapping in two. It is essential to include a spare or a repair kit on you as well as knowing how to utilize before pedaling off vigorously into the woods.
• S.O.S. device.
Smartphone’s are unreliable at times and the wild can be naturally a terrible place to get lost in, just ask James Franco from 127 hours. So just to make sure it doesn’t come down having to cut your own arm. Make sure you always carry a S.O.S. device on you, no matter how well you know the trail. It’s precisely a small precaution worth taking.
• Action camera
This isn’t exactly an essential requirement but believe when I say you shall be appreciative that you took one along with you. In our day to day urban lifestyles, it’s not very often that we get to see breathtaking sights that you will no doubt encounter on your excursion. In these moments you will realize that you want to capture this moment for life, and you will regret not having a camera on you. Action cameras are versatile, portable and easy to use; it won’t hurt to maintain one in your back pack.
It’s a brilliant idea to keep a small torch in case of emergencies. There’s always a distinct possibility that you might not make it home before sunset and packing a small torch will sufficiently prove to be the best decision you’ve typically made.
So head out, heartily enjoy the pleasant weather and kick some dirt but above all be safe, take precautions and constantly be prepared because adverse events typically have a possible way of not going as we plan sometimes so hope for the best but properly prepare for the worst.
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