How to ditch your backpack on MTB rides — six alternatives to lighten your load

How to ditch your backpack on MTB rides — six alternatives to lighten your load

There are several advantages to riding without a pack, from weight saving to improved freedom of movement on the bike and no more sweat patches on your back. Not to mention that on super-steep trails, the last thing you need is a fully-laden rucksack hitting you in the back of the head. Bags are useful for carrying stuff, but with the range of clever solutions on the market these days, most of what you need for short rides can be stashed on your bike and body — as long as you’re prepared to forego packing the kitchen sink. What to wear mountain biking 6 of the best: mountain bike mini pumps 6 ways to go pack free 1. Stealth storage Ingenious compact multi-tools are available that can be housed in your fork steerer ( OneUp ) or crank axle ( All In ). You can also get chain tools that ...

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