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I was wondering, which, and how many spare parts (chains, rds, etc) people bring to safely make it through a solo 24 race. Are extra tires a good idea if you run tubeless?
 

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Kaparzo said:
I was wondering, which, and how many spare parts (chains, rds, etc) people bring to safely make it through a solo 24 race. Are extra tires a good idea if you run tubeless?
1 chain, full set of brake pads (front and rear, more if you expect mud), and even though you're going tubeless, bring tubes just in case. I'd swap out for a new set of tires too, and use the ones you pull off as back-ups. I'd bring a full set of cables too.
 

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all things being equal, a properly maintained bike will make it through an epic 24 w/o problem. that being said (and since i rarely have a properly maintained steed), i'd suggest bringing 2 bikes plus an extra of just about everything else - derailluer, seatpost, wheelset, etc, etc... at a previous race i switched the stem halfway through to change my position on the bike and was immediately more comfortable - it's better to have options than not. you also can't guess what might break or fail, but at larger venues they'll have many parts there for sale...
 

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If you're competitive

Have a complete spare bike to swap to if you have a breakdown. Your pit crew can fix up your primary while you're on the course.

For endurance racing I bring a spare bike that has mostly the same parts so I can just steal anything that I need from the other bike or in the event of a catastrpohic failure I can change bikes.
 

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spare parts

I have a suggested list on my site -

www.ride424.com

in teh Training & Equipment section. echos what some of the other posters have said, plus a few additional thoughts. Hope you find it useful.

cheers
Karl
 
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