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Let's Talk About Multi-Tools - Sept. 20, 2020, 2:24 a.m.

Multi tools for me are a get-you-home thing unless on an epic or multi day ride.

Tilt angle / hard to reach stuff , do it at home with proper tools in the shed. 

Chain breaker and links and whatever you choose to get your tyre back up and running are the key.

If you keep your bike well maintained and regularly do a bolt check , you hard ever need an Allen key on the trail.

Five Trail Etiquette Essentials To Be a Mountain Biker - Sept. 15, 2020, 6:25 a.m.

Really?! Please don’t AJ. There’s enough dumbing down in the media these days without having to apologise for and explain sarcasm.

Bontrager Verse, A Saddle For All Riders - Aug. 20, 2020, 12:03 p.m.

Austenite is a mix of carbon in a non-magnetic iron. It’s nothing special in fact is regularly used as in cutlery.

Austenetic stainless steel. 

(That’s why some stainless steel is magnetic and some isn’t)

Race Face Stash Hip and Gear Bags - July 9, 2020, 2:24 p.m.

No need to bother.

We can not only imagine but also use Google.

Oh and we don’t care

Going Pack Free With The Wolf Tooth EnCase Tool - June 29, 2020, 11:58 a.m.

Great info thanks :)

Going Pack Free With The Wolf Tooth EnCase Tool - June 29, 2020, 9:25 a.m.

Thanks Andrew. Yeah the Rift Zone appeals too. Have to weigh up the usage. Its a killer spec for price

Going Pack Free With The Wolf Tooth EnCase Tool - June 29, 2020, 4:46 a.m.

How are you finding the Marin Andrew. I've been sizing one up

Pete Roggeman's Spurcycle Hip Pack and Contents - June 20, 2020, 12:29 a.m.

So many of these lists ignore carrying even the most basic of first aid supplies. 

Even an alcohol wipe to clean a wound would make a difference.  Steristrips take no space up and weigh nothing (I have a packet in my handlebars and used them on a shin gash last summer) . Even a roll of zinc tape or microfibre tape is really small and can be used for a number of situations.

7 (or so) more Ways to Pamper your Bike During a Pandemic - April 9, 2020, 5:50 a.m.

NSMB kills it with content and writing for riders. It's the discerning mountain biker's virtual home. 

PB is fine but its the low brow, child friendly equivalent.

Anyway, how I am pampering my bike is leaving it alone from getting a beating for once and lockdown learning how to ride a unicycle. 2 weeks in and I can do 4metres!!!

Hoping some of that balance will pay off when we're back on the trails :)

CushCore 29 Plus Inserts - Much More Of A Good Thing? - March 31, 2020, 1:13 a.m.

Absolutely nothing to do with Cushcore Andrew, just wanted to thank you as I recently bought a new saddle and took your recommendation on the Koda. Great advice its perfect :)

Behind the Brand: NF - March 5, 2020, 1:44 p.m.

I don't think he was criticising the price. Just because you know 5 while people who are female and buy pants there doesn't make his opinion about how the brand is marketed any less valid. Check their website out, he had a first point .

Fasst Flexx Enduro Handlebar - Feb. 27, 2020, 6:56 a.m.

Oh ok gotcha. Thanks Andrew. Cross that one off the list then! Tempted by the OneUp I love their stuff and if then do a nice compliant bar I'm in!

Fasst Flexx Enduro Handlebar - Feb. 26, 2020, 6:48 a.m.

More so than Spank Vibracore?

Buy The Bike You Already Own - A Spring Service Story - Feb. 12, 2020, 5:57 a.m.

Great point. 

Same as getting an old 29er xc bike with dated geo and sticking a 27.5 back wheel in. Pretty cheap change and slackens it up , speeds it up and makes it real fun to ride

Giant Clutch Hidden Bike Tools - Feb. 9, 2020, 11:33 a.m.

Disagree. You can patch up serious stuff enough to get proper help. If you dismiss as 'feel good' you probably dont have confidence to fix yourself and ride it out. Fair enough - wait for medics.

I've used Steri-strips for a nasty shin gash that did need further attention once I got off the hill, and for lighter cuts to my arm (which didn't) , as mentioned painkillers can be useful if you have a wait for medical attention, and a roll of zinc tape or microporous tape can be useful from small cuts to taping up a bandage. Also some antiseptic wipes/cream can help keep it clean particularly important for where MTBers ride.

Doesn't take much space but still need a small hip pack for rides where you may be more exposed.

I actually have the above packed into an old 3 fold wallet that I can stuff into a pocket even when riding completely packless.

I'd argue I'd rather carry something to patch a bad cut up than my bike up! What's more important. Yet every mountain biker carries a multi tool.

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