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What's your EDC repair kit for a fatbike?

Old 04-30-21, 01:36 PM
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What's your EDC repair kit for a fatbike?

Just received my first fatbike... a Growler Stout with 27.5 x 4.5" tires. On my other bikes, I typically carry a multitool, spare tube, co2 and adaptor, and a tubeless plug repair kit.

Is that appropriate for a fat bike? I tried looking for a spare tube and didn't immediately have luck on Amazon. Do you usually carry a tube?

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I carry a cell phone and a wife whom I adore and try to dote upon on the other end. It helps that we have some nice trails in the flood zone along the Red River right here in town, so I have Uber as a backup ride home. I do carry a small pump, but that's it.
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I always carry a tube with me. If your tire becomes unseated with a flat, you will need a compressor to get it in again. Not sure how big your co2 cartridge is, but I don't think it will be enough.
REI has a tube in that size.
The cell phone repair usually won't work with me as where I ride could be hours of walking before I can reach a pick up point.
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Originally Posted by DangerousDanR View Post
I carry a cell phone and a wife whom I adore and try to dote upon on the other end. It helps that we have some nice trails in the flood zone along the Red River right here in town, so I have Uber as a backup ride home. I do carry a small pump, but that's it.
I'm a bit confused. On which end of the bike do you put your wife?
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On the tandem she is the stoker. On the fat bike she is in front of the fireplace.

The figure of speech "on the the other end" dates me, just like "dialing" a phone number. The funny thing is that both of our mothers were telephone operators back in the days when they connected the two phones with a patch cable.
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I carry the same stuff as for a regular mtb, but a fat tube instead of a regular one.

I hear fat tubes are a little hard to come by right now. You can use a smaller one in a pinch. Maybe try to find a “plus” sized tube.
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Old 05-26-21, 08:43 AM
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I am still tubed so no extra tube. Just a patch kit. If I were going further afield like bikepacking I might reconsider.
Otherwise, same as every other bike.

It doesn't really matter what other people carry. Look at your own bike and consider the failures that could occur and determine what you can live with, what you can repair and what you are willing to believe won't happen/or that you don't want to safe guard against. I see people on mtb trails all the time with no repair kits at all. I assume pushing it to the trailhead is the decision they made.
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