Joe Blow Track pump
Great kit you're glad you bought
Dakine Nomad Pack "normal" ride pack. Allows me to properly obsessively compulsively organise.
Osprey Helios "v.big" ride pack/hill walking daypack. 10 years old and still perfect.
Osprey Hydralics Reservoir - super nice and easy to fill.
Hope Pro II hubs - just work.
Stans Flow Rims - make your tyres a nice shape.
Howies Outback Jacket - ace UK conditions winter jacket.
Howies Jacket/Gilet - used mainly as a Gilet
Cheap TMARS dropper - a revelation.
Shimano AM45 shoes - perfect for UK condition 9 months of the year.
Shimano MW80 boots - for the other 3 months.
Fox Incline Gloves - no fuss but last well and fit right.
Topeak Mini 8 multitool - just right.
Another vote for Gore Phantom
Shimano XC50N have been good too
Time ATAC pedals, bought so long ago I don't even remember when. So simple, nothing to go wrong, and never clog up. Perfect.
A Decathalon Back pack for £13 - I do remember buying that in 1998. Now on its umpteenth bladder, and hanging on in there, just.
Gore Phantom 2
Hope Pro2/magic 819 UST wheels
New Deore Brakes
North wave Celsius - felt very smug with the crap winter we've had!
Ooh- Perfect Curve Glacier gloves. Came slightly too late- already frostnipped my fingers riding through last winter- but they're nigh on miraculous in the cold. Do make your hands smell horrendous though.
Endura Helium Jacket
Endura Humvee shorts
ODI Ruffian grips
Hope Pro 2 hubs.
The XTR rear mech that I had from about 2003 that lasted 100s and 100s of miles until a crash wrecked it.
Skins compression bib tights.
Formula The One brakes
Fox 36 Vans
Reverb (for £130 )
Superstar flat pedals
Pedros tyre levers
Topeak master blaster minipump circa '97 still going strong but havent used in anger since...
Stans rims + Tubeless ready tyres
Kevevs - Member
NOT my Gore Phantom 2 jacket.Great jacket apart from Zip broke. you'd think it'd be good to go for that money, I saved ages to buy that jacket thinking it'd do me fine.. had to get a £12 replacement zip put in. if I wanted a shit zip, I'd've bought a shit jacket. Nice one Gore. I am now a beacon of bad words for Gore, from my one first experience of their stuff.
Jesus dude, I thought the focus of this post was "Great kit you're glad you bought"
Not "moan like a pussy about about something insignificant"
You haven't by any chance been mountain biking in Sweden lately?
Am I the only person that will be using this list for 'reviews' rather than magazines?! Great thread.
Specialized Storm Control tyres - light, cheap, durable.
SIDI Dominators - Perfect fit, good quality, super comfortable.
ODI Xtreme - Great grip pattern, little flange, nice size.
Best bike related thing I ever bought was a 'camelback mule' rip off bag from Aldi, the bladder that came with it was rubbish but the bag itself is still going strong after 5 years or so and it cost me a whole £9
Others that come close:
Tmars dropper post
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