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3 Things to Always Have When Mountain Biking

In the Survival Fitness Plan there is a big focus on minimalism, even when mountain biking. But there are some things you should ALWAYS take with you on EVERY ride. Discover what they are in this article.

Mountain biking is a thrilling sport that requires a certain level of preparation.

Whether it’s your first time out on the trails or you’re a seasoned cyclist, it’s important to always have certain items with you to make sure you’re safe and have the best experience possible.

In this article, we’ll be discussing what exactly you should have with you when mountain biking.

Safety Equipment

When mountain biking, safety should always be your number one priority

It is essential that you are prepared for any situation, and the best way to do this is to make sure you have the proper safety equipment before riding.

This includes a good helmet, gloves, and knee and elbow pads. All of these items will help protect you from falls and collisions, and can make all the difference if an accident does occur.

Additionally, if you plan on riding in areas with low visibility, such as in the dark or in the rain, it is important to have a headlight and reflective clothing.

Proper safety equipment is an absolute must for all mountain bikers.


Sustenance is essential when mountain biking. You will need to bring snacks and water with you to rehydrate and give you energy as you ride.

Healthy snacks, such as nuts and fruits, are the best choice. It is important to remember that you need to replenish your energy more often when you are active and you will need to consume more water than usual

Make sure you bring enough calories and water so that you can sustain your energy and hydration levels throughout your ride.

Repair Kit

No matter your experience level, having a repair kit is an essential item to always have when mountain biking.

This kit should include items such as tire levers, a pump, a spare tube, a patch kit, and additional tools to help in emergency repairs. This kit should also include a multi-tool so that you can make adjustments as needed to your bike components. On top of this, having a first-aid kit is recommended in case of any minor bumps or scrapes that may occur.

With the right kit, you can stay prepared and enjoy your ride knowing that you’re ready for anything.


In conclusion, it is important for mountain bikers to be prepared for any situation that may arise on their rides. Having the right gear and supplies can make the difference between a great ride and a disastrous one.

Make sure you have a first aid kit, a repair kit, and safety gear with you to ensure that you get the most out of your mountain biking experience.

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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