Bike Repair Essentials: The four things to carry on any ride

May 6, 2013
You’re on the bike, wind in your face, reveling in the ride. Except suddenly one of your tires feels sloppy. Or you hit a bump and it clanks hard into the tire rim. Or perhaps a fellow rider breaks the news to you. You look down. Flat tire. Bummer. But no worries—you’re carrying the four essentials to get back in the saddle in no time…
This column originally appeared in the April online edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here. 
“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

(Photograph by Marc Chalufour)

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Matt Heid

Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.