First time Ard Rocker too.
Planning on my usual loadout, plus a full 3l bladder and a fair bit of trail food (flapjack and Goldbears or Squashies are my preference).
Stuff that’s in my bag for every ride is currently –
Multitool with chain toolPosted 2 years ago
Tube and tyre patches
Couple of CO2 canisters
Small First Aid kit
Jacket etc. depending on weather forecastdirtyriderMember
a rear mech and chain? really? 😆
i was signed on to do the 35km AM Challenge, timed lap
id have carried, a tube and co2 strapped to the tyre with a xcracer strap,
multitool and a couple of gels in my jersey pocket, 700ml bottle on the frame
thats it, its only 35km, i do the same/a lot more in the peaks, with the same gear, no need for a camelback with a bike shop full of sparesPosted 2 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
No more than going out for a decent ride. Jacket, tubeless repair, chain links, tube, leatherman, mech hanger and first aid kit. Sandwich and chocolate bars.
1st timer here also.
What I am curious about is whether people who know the terrain would race in a full face helmet? After all, it is a race down hill and wearing a full facer is worth at least four Enduro seconds per minute (4 es/m).Posted 2 years agogibbonarmsMember
I’ve raced it the last two years on my fat bike, and my best advice would be stopping for a pint in Langthwaite after stage 2 😀
Stages are v rocky (characteristic of the area) and I would recommend recce on the Saturday even if you just ride 5,1,2 and 3 (if same stages as last year.)Posted 2 years agobigjimSubscriber
Based on last year, a good waterproof jacket and enough food to get you round a long loop in a gale. Tough tyres as some sharp rocks, lots of people punctured and I put big holes in a tubeless EXO casing. I gave one of my tubes away to someone with a double puncture.
I wouldn’t wear a full face but I’m just there for the craic rather than to go super fast. Might take my goggles to look extra enduro and because it is the windiest place in the world.Posted 2 years agobenjii19Member
my first event too, hope its just like a long ride in the peaks. have been doing a few 25-35 milers recently to try and get some fitness. No full face for me, i dont fancy overheating in that thing.
Pack will consist of:-
3l bladder plus bottle on cage
Multi tool with chain tool
Job done….i hopePosted 2 years ago
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