XC Mountain Biking Kit
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Hey there /n/, looking to start doing some day rides in different mountain ranges a bit further away from home.
Got myself decent hardtail, some XC experience behind me and enough kit. The problem is I'm not sure what is necessary, and what's an optional extra, so I'll post this list of what I was thinking about taking for a day's ride (8:30 - 18:00), the pic is the type of terrain I'll be on, so if you could critique the list or have any additional information I'd be grateful.
>Tools (levers, multi-tools)
>Bottle (bike mounted, refills possible)
>Phone, keys, wallet
I'm really keen on keeping weight to a minimum if I'm going to be out for that long, so all that will be in a small backpack or on my person, clothing will just be shorts, couple t-shirts and a jacket (cold/wet climate). I'll have a break about half way and get some decent food (cafe's every now and then), but manage on the snacks otherwise.
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Hello /n/, I'm here with a bit of a dilemma.
Whenever I ride my bike for 5+ miles (hoods with drops on descents), my lower back starts to hurt like mad. If I shift a few gears up, stand, and pedal strong the pain goes away and is replaced by a warmth, similar to that in your thighs after you finish a climb. This has been happening for the past 2 months or so, since I started biking.
When I purchased the bike I got a complementary fit, but I was told it was possible the stem was a bit long. Could this be the problem? I figured not because the pain also existed on my last bike, one with a much less aggressive fit (hybrid).
I haven't had any major back problems (not even into my 20s yet), but I did have some pain in the area from time to time, usually after lifting.