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Top 10 bike accessories for your MTB adventures and maintenance

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Top 10 bike accessories for your MTB adventures and maintenance

New bike day is a wonderful day but there are some key accessories that could make the day even better. Along with that there are a few things every bike owner should have to keep up with the daily ride maintenance. Here is a list of what we keep in our kits at Outbound Mountain Gear.

1. OneUp Components EDC Tool


Whether you're embarking on a short lunchtime spin or gearing up for an extended journey, EDC ensures you're equipped with everything necessary to maintain your bike's optimal performance. At the core of the EDC system lies the 20-function EDC Tool, your go-to companion for keeping your ride running seamlessly.


2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm, T25 Torx. Flat Head Screwdriver. EDC Top Cap Tool
Tire Lever, Chain Breaker, 0,1,2,3 Spoke Keys, Presta Valve Core Tool, Spare Rotor Bolt
The V2 EDC tool now comes with a small and a large sealed storage capsule.


The Large storage capsule is designed to fit the tubeless tire repair jabber with preloaded bacon strips, EDC Pliers, and small miscellaneous items.The small storage is designed to fit the jabber tubeless tire repair jabber with preloaded bacon strips.


2. OneUp Compoents EDC 100cc Frame Pump


The EDC Pump is a compact, high-capacity pump engineered to accommodate our EDC Tool System along with our Pliers & Plug Kit. Crafted with a hollow design and CNC aluminum construction, it boasts ultralightness and durability. Never find yourself stranded on the trail without a pump again!


3. The Timber Bell


For those who ride vigorously and frequently, the brand new Timber Model Yew!® is the answer to your requests. Retaining the delightful sound and performance of our current bells, it now comes with a range of clever enhancements. Engineered to be sturdier, every component, from the cable to the clapper ringer system, is now fully modular. Should anything wear out or malfunction, replacement is quick and effortless.


4. Muc-Off V2 Valve Stems


The V2 Tubeless Valves equipped with the new Tyre Insert Air Flow System. These valves boast six slots meticulously machined into the base of the valve stem, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of tubeless tyre inserts. This design facilitates seamless flow of your tubeless sealant fluid and air when utilizing tubeless tyre inserts. Furthermore, we've enhanced them with aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum, enhancing both their strength and lightness compared to previous versions. Each set comes with three sets of differently shaped rubber inserts, catering to various rim shapes and ensuring an optimal seal between the valve and rim.


5. Muc-Off Nano Tech Bicycle Cleaner


Harnessing our cutting-edge Nano Tech formula, Muc-Off swiftly eliminates grime before you can even utter "OMG!"—regardless of weather or terrain. Our iconic pink Bike Cleaner delivers unparalleled cleaning prowess, thanks to its groundbreaking Nano Technology that disintegrates dirt and grime on a microscopic scale while safeguarding your bike's delicate finish. Crafted with the finest ingredients and surfactants, our Muc-Off formula remains a closely guarded trade secret, offering unrivaled effectiveness without the need for harsh acids or chemicals. Moreover, our signature pink cleaner is biodegradable, devoid of acids, CFCs, and solvents, and alkaline-based, ensuring guilt-free cleaning. Safe for all surfaces, it even maintains rotor and brake pad integrity. PS - This is used in store at OMG, also we will refill your bottle for half the cost! 


6. Muc-Off M0-94


Muc-Off MO-94 surpasses expectations with its remarkable formula, swiftly penetrating moisture, lubricating moving components, and leaving behind a durable protective coating. This multipurpose spray not only prevents dirt buildup but also expels excess water, thwarting rust and corrosion. MO-94 isn't limited to bikes, motorcycles, or cars—it's effective on virtually anything. Whether you're dealing with a squeaky door hinge, a rusty lock, or a stubborn bolt, MO-94 is your ultimate solution. PS- Not for brakes or tires ;-) 


7. Park Tool VC-1 Valve Core Remover


Compact and convenient, the VC-1 is a versatile tool crafted for the removal and installation of Schrader and Presta valve cores, along with Presta valve extenders featuring 5 mm wrench flats. This handy tool proves invaluable for tasks such as tubeless tire setup, replacing faulty valve cores, or quickly deflating large-volume tires.


8. Park Tool Chain Checker


A deteriorated bicycle chain can lead to subpar shifting and, over time, may result in undue wear on both the derailleur and rear cogs, potentially leading to more costly issues. This is why bike component manufacturers advocate for regular chain replacement intervals. With the CC-2 Chain Checker, you can now swiftly and precisely assess the wear, commonly referred to as "stretch," of almost any bike chain, ensuring timely maintenance to preserve the integrity of your bike's drivetrain.


9. Stan's No Tubes 60mL Tubeless Sealant


Created by our founder Stan in 2001, our Original tubeless sealant remains the top pick among riders worldwide. Ideal for all-purpose applications, it works seamlessly with tubeless tires for road, gravel, and mountain bikes. The Original formula ensures consistent puncture sealing performance for 2-7 months, though in exceptionally dry environments, periodic checks of sealant levels may be necessary. Featuring anti-freezing agents, it remains effective even in temperatures as low as -20ºF.


10. Osprey Seral 4 Lightweight Mountain Bike Fanny Pack


Designed for riders in search of a sleek lumbar pack with built-in hydration, the 4-liter Seral is the ultimate trail companion. This slender waist pack houses the next-gen 1.5-liter Hydraulics reservoir, equipped with a robust magnetic coupling system for enhanced hose management, even on rugged terrain. With ample storage space for ride essentials like a spare tube, CO2, multi-tool, and, naturally, snacks, it ensures you're well-prepared for any adventure.


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