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KitPriorityMakeModelQuantityTotal Weight (g)Reason for choosing Make & ModelPost Trip Comments
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Clothing Worn
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HelmetSafetyKaskMojito1220The helmet I already owned.
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SunglassesEssentialOakleyRadar EV Path130The sunglasses I already owned.
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Sports BraEssentialIcebreakerCropped Top185Just picked a comfortable one.
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Short Sleeved TopEssentialSalomonEssential Move On Seamless195Comfortable Lightweight T-shirt
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Sleeves/ArmsEssentialCastelliNano Flex167Love these sleeves as they are really warm and stay where they are put.
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ShortsEssentialSalomonWayfarer1200Lightweight and quick drying hiking shorts that I find to work as a great bikepacking short.
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Cycle ShoesEssentialGiroRumbler VR1425Comfortable and grippy vibram sole, great for hike-a-bike and wandering around towns as well as on the bike.
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SocksEssentialn/an/a290Grabbed comfy ones from what I already had.
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Gloves Full FingerEssentialEnduraFull Monty175Gloves I already owned, I only like long-fingered gloves.
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KnickersEssentialn/an/a240Just took quick dry pairs that I already owned.
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Additional Clothing
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Down JacketEssentialDecathlonForclaz1238Cheap really light jacket from Decathlon, rather than my more expensive jackets, in case it got trashed.
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Waterproof JacketEssentialArc'teryxZeta1295A ski jacket that I owned, I like to have a large hood, to put under my helmet when weather is bad.
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Waterproof TrousersEssentialDecathlonQuecha1333Cheap from Decathlon as didn't have the funds to buy expensive ones.
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Spare TopAdditionaln/an/a153A vest top to wear on hot days when not on the bike, as trip was in the height of summer.
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Sleep T-ShirtEssentialn/aThermal150A lightweight t-shirt for sleeping in.
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Sleep ShortsEssentialn/aThermal180A lightweight pair of shorts for sleeping in.
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Sleep SocksEssentialn/an/a125Grabbed a pair of something warm and light from my wardrobe.
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CapAdditionaln/an/a130A baseball cap to protect my face from the sun.
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SwimwearAdditionaln/an/a180As the trip was very much a 'holiday' swimming in rivers, lakes and the ocean at the end, was very much part of the plan.
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Bike & Bags
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BikeEssentialCanyonGrand Canyon AL SLX 9.0 SL111000The route is a mixture of off-road, gravel and tarmac, my 29er hardtail MTB was therefore the best option.
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TyresEssentialMaxxis Icon 29 x 2.2 TubelessPair1170Have had great experience with these tyres.
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Front Roll Bag & HarnessEssentialAcePacHandlebar Harness & Drybag 16L1400Got this new bag specifically for this trip. Went for the harness style as it makes daily packing less faff.
Massive fan of this harness style big bags. Taking the whole drybag into the tent rather than packing stuff into it on the handlebars is so much less faff.
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Front Accessories BagAdditionalAcePacBar Bag1220Got specifically for this trip to hold my SLR camera and a few other bits.Love this bag! So easy to access my camera and other essentials.
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Nose BagEssentialAcePacFat Bottle Bag158New for the trip. Went for this XL bag as it can carry a nalgene bottle which I often take on trips. Used for food on this trip.Great size
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Rear BagEssentialAcePacSaddle Harness & Dry Bag 16L1650Went for a new harness style bag for this trip to make daily packing less of a faff.
Really liked this harness style bag. So easy just taking the drybag element off and into your tent. Plus it didn't swing around when cycling like previous bags.
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Top Tube BagEssentialAcePacTop Tube Fuel Bag L1115New for the trip. Double zip makes it bigger than the ones I have used before, so my large power block fits in easier.Really like this bag, it is wider and not as curved as one I have used previously so allows a better fit of my large power block.
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Ultralight Dry BagsEssentialSea To SummitUltra-Sil8123A collection of different sized bags, super light, keeps everything dry and organised.
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Packaway BackpackAdditionalSea To SummitUltra-Sil Nano Daypack120Love this bag! 20L backpack for when you need to find some extra space, like after a supermarket shop.
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Water BottleEssentialCamelBakPodium Chill 710ml2260
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Spare Water Carrier 2LAdditionalPlatypusPlaty 2L135Packs away small and just gives me the option of stocking up on water where re-supplies might be limited ahead.Didn't use, but would still take again just in case.
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Bike LockAdditionalBBBMicrosafe Lock BBL-10155The super small light lock that just acts as a deterrent really.Didn't use, but would still take again just in case.
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Electronics
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Front Light + ChargerEssentialSupernovaAirstream 21201The light I already owned, good quality so I could ride at night on very rough terrain.
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Rear LightSafetyn/an/a115Cheap battery light from supermarket, as very rarely going to be on a road.
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Head Torch / LightEssentialPetzlTikka XP166One I already owned.
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Bike Computer + Charger EssentialGarminTourer Plus1135My favourite bike computer for riding off a map. Has never failed me.
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Phone + ChargerEssentialiPhone121170The phone I owned.
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Wall Plug Double AdaptorEssentialBeonn/a142Really light plug.
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Battery Pack + ChargerEssentialAnkerPowerCore 268001517I trust Anker products and this pack although heavy, has a great power capacity.
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Solar PanelAdditionalAnkerPowerport Solar1455To charge the battery pack whilst riding.
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HeadphonesAdditionalSennhieserCX300115I find these more comfortable than the ones that came with my phone.
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Spares & Repairs
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PumpEssentialTopeakRoad Morph G1200Really great pump, would highly recommend, as its big enough that you get tyres up to pressure.
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Bike MultitoolEssentialn/an/a1102Just used the one I already owned.
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Inner Tubes EssentialTubolitoMTB 29"2165Stronger, lighter and smaller than standard tubes, just for a backup to tubeless system.
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Tyre PlugsEssentialn/an/a16
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Tyre Levers Essentialn/an/a226
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Magic Chain LinksEssentialn/an/a13A couple of magic quick-links as they are an easy fix.
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Chain LubeEssentialMuc-OffDry mini145With the aim to clean and re-lubricate my drivetrain as much as possible.
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Cable TiesEssentialn/an/a42A cheap, quick and surprisingly strong option to solve a number of issues that might crop up.
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Adhesive PatchesEssentialTubolitoPatch Kit104A back up for the back up system.
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Tyre BootEssentialPark Tooln/a38I buy specific sticky tyre boots, but you could cut up an old toothpaste tube into a square.
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Needle & DentleflossEssentialn/an/a12Great for repairing many bits of kit, from bag straps to large gashes in tyre sidewalls.
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Spare Cleat BoltEssentialn/an/a22
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Tooth Brush For CleaningAdditionaln/an/a17Old toothbrush that I have cut the handle off.
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Small Cloth For CleaningAdditionaln/an/a115
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Nipple SpannerEssentialn/an/a137
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Spokes & NippleEssentialn/an/a533
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Bit Of ChainEssentialn/an/a112Some regular chain links (plus the connecting pins), maybe more robust than the magic links if there is a lot of miles ahead.
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Spare HangersEssentialn/an/a128Prone to getting bent or breaking, so if I don't take one then it is bound to break.
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Small SyringeEssentialn/an/a18
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Rear Inner Gear CableEssentialn/an/a120
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Break PadsEssentialn/an/a230I'm not the bravest of cyclist so go through break pads!
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Latex GlovesAdditionaln/an/a21Saves getting very dirty hands all over my one set of clothes.
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Gaffa TapeEssentialn/an/a115Can fix almost anything. I wrap it around my pump to save space.
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Spoke Repair KitEssentialFiberFixn/a15A ‘Fiber Fix’ emergency replacement spoke may get you as far as a town if you couldn't fix the spoke yourself without tools.
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Lockring RemoverEssentialNBT2 n/a125In case a rear drive side spoke breaks.
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Tent Repair PoleEssentialn/an/a18In case strong winds break a tent pole. (It has happened to me before!)
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Repair TapeEssentialGear Aid Tenacious Tape111Fantastic tape. In case strong winds damaged the tent or I rip my waterproofs etc.
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Air Mat RepairEssentialThermarestNeoAir42Specific patches just in case of a puncture.
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Hygiene Kit
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SuncreamEssentialSPF 30Travel Size140Just grab whatever I can in a travel size package
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Lip BalmEssentialAlbus & FloraSPF 30125My favourite brand, quality high protection lip balm.
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Tooth BrushEssentialn/an/a18Cut off most of the handle to save weight.
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Tooth PasteEssentialColgateTravel size120
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DeodorantAdditionalNiviaTravel Size130
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Hair BandAdditionaln/an/a11In case I lost the one I was wearing.
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Toilet RollEssentialn/an/a190Use sparingly
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Mini RazorAdditionalGilletteSnap110
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Medical Kit
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ParacetamolSafetyn/an/aPack7
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Flu & Cold CapsulesAdditionaln/an/aPack8
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Anti-diarrheaSafetyImodiumn/aPack1
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Anti Inflammatory GelSafetyVoltarol2%130I find this gel great for any knee or achilies pain.
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Anti Inflammatory TabletsSafetyDiclofenacn/aCourse15Anti inflammatory tablets to alleviate joint pain caused by swelling.
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Steroid CreamSafetyPrednisonen/aPack6Strong - for inflammation as I suffer from allergic reactions to certain bug bites.
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AntihistamineSafetyInorialn/aPack5Stong - for inflammation as I suffer from allergic reactions to certain bug bites.
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Myofatic DressingSafetyQuickclotClotting Sponge132This dressing could help stop a big bleed out whilst waiting for help.
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SteristripsSafetyn/an/aPack5Help to close up small cuts, allowing them to heal quicker.
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Sterile DressingSafetyn/an/a13