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Mountain Biking and Road Cycling Gear We Recommend in 2022

  • Written by Keith Huster
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  • 16 min read
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  • Last updated 2 months ago

Road cycling is a great way to stay fit and enjoy the outdoors. Mountain biking is a great way to explore the backcountry and challenge yourself with technical climbs and fast descents. Here are some of our favorite tools and parts that we use on our bikes.

3M 2228 Scotch Moisture Sealing Electrical Tape

This tape is perfect for creating a custom chainstay protector or adding a bit of protection to other areas of your bike that may come into contact with moving parts.

3M 2228 Scotch Moisture Sealing Electrical Tape

  • Provides protection against UV rays with its ethylene-propylene rubber backing
  • Tape measures 1 in x 10 ft x 65 mil
  • Primary electrical insulation for cable and wire connections and vibration padding for motor leads rated up to 1000 volts
  • Thick construction allows quick application build–up and padding over irregular connections
  • Withstands temperatures up to 194 degrees f (90 degrees c)
  • Professional grade.
  • Great moisture sealing properties.
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Aluminum Presta Air Valve Dust Cap Covers

Save yourself the headache of breaking those cheap plastic valve covers and get a quality aluminum cover that will protect your Presta valve core from becoming damaged by trailside debris.

Aluminum Presta Air Valve Dust Cap Covers

Package Includes: 5 Tire Valve Covers

  • Suitable for bicycle tire Presta type valve, easy to install,
  • Suitable for bicycle tire Presta type valve, easy to install,
  • Durable Aluminum alloy material, anti-corrosion and dirt proof
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Bike Bits Presta Valve Adapter

I use the Bike Bits Presta Valve Adapters while seating my tubeless tires using an air compressor. These adapters eliminate the need for an expensive Presta-specific compressor head.

Bike Bits Presta Valve Adapter

Bike Valve Adapter – Convert Presta to Schrader – French/UK to US – Inflate Tire Using Standard Pump or Air Compressor (5 Pack)

  • CONVENIENCE: bicycle tires can be inflated using a standard Schrader pump and car air compressor
  • BE PREPARED: adapter can be left on the tire stem so it is always available to inflate your tires
  • USE GAS STATION PUMP: conveniently inflate your bike tires and check air pressure at the gas station
  • LIGHT, EASY TO INSTALL: screw on the Presta stem of your road fixie hybrid MTB 29er trail Fat bike
  • QUALITY: aluminum alloy with rubber o-ring seal: black, red, blue, gold, silver, green
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Bikehand Pro Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand

Why didn’t I buy a bike stand years ago?!?!? If you own a bike you should own a bicycle repair stand. It makes cleaning and maintaining your bike so much easier and actually enjoyable.

Bikehand Pro Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand

You need a bike repair stand to take care of swapping tires, lubing a chain, adjusting the derailleurs, or building a new bike. 

  • Very strong and light construction
  • Patented 360-degree rotating clamp
  • Height adjustment
  • Magnetic tool plate
  • Foldable and Portable
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Bikehand Shimano Bottom Bracket Removal Tool

You will need this tool to remove a Traditional Tapered, Shimano Octalink, or ISIS Splined bottom bracket.

Bikehand Shimano Bottom Bracket Removal Tool

To remove or install BB for Traditional Tapered, Shimano Octalink, ISIS Splined Great quality ensures that it will not damage the BB teeth

  • Suitable for any 20 Teeth splined type bottom bracket. The tool can be used with a 24mm Socket, Wrench, or Adjustable Spanner
  • Compact and Easy to Carry, Heavy Duty Metal construction.
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CyclingDeal WTB Mountain Bike Tubeless 29er Wheelset

Excellent WTB STP i25 29″ Wheelset paired with MAXXIS Crossmark II 29″ Tires. This wheelset comes with tubes preinstalled but is extremely easy to convert to tubeless. I had no trouble seating the bead of the tires to the rim.

CyclingDeal WTB Mountain Bike Tubeless 29er Wheelset

WTB STP i25 29″ Wheelset
ST rims create an affordable solution to the previously cost-prohibitive hurdle of tubeless mountain biking. UST-compliant bead hooks border a tape and sealant-driven inner rim profile, providing standards-based, repeated tubeless consistency. Enjoy the benefits of tubeless riding without breaking the bank.

MAXXIS Crossmark MTB Bike Tyre 29″

  • Tire Size: 29 x 2.25
  • DKSW Wire bead
  • TPI: 60
  • Max PSI: 65
  • Durometer: 60a
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FOX Factory High-Pressure Shock Pump

You will need a good shock pump if you have either an air fork or air shock on your mountain bike. The FOX Factory High-Pressure Shock Pump is a great low-cost option to keep your suspension tuned to your exact needs.

FOX Factory High-Pressure Shock Pump

Fox Factory High-Pressure Shock Pump with Bleed Valve, 300psi

  • 300 psi max
  • Analog pressure gauge
  • Works with all Fox Forks and Rear Shocks
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Genuine Innovations Tubeless Tackle Kit

The Genuine Innovations Tubeless Tackle Kit provides everything you need to perform a trailside repair on your tubeless tires.

Genuine Innovations Tubeless Tackle Kit

One tubeless bicycle tire tool to rule them all. Compact and versatile, this is the ultimate tubeless tire repair tool. Never get stuck on the side of the trail again.

  • Designed for tubeless tires
  • Provides the tools you need to get back on the road
  • 5 different tools in one kit
  • Contains: 5 tubeless repair plugs, 2 Presta core valves, integrated valve core removal tool, small, strong plugger tool
  • Alloy weatherproof storage capsule
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Gorilla Tape To-Go Handy 1″ Roll

Gorilla Tape To-Go Handy 1″ Roll is perfect for use as a tubeless rim strip when performing a ghetto tubeless tire conversion.

Gorilla Tape To-Go Handy 1″ Roll

  • Convenient for on-the-go repairs; it packs a powerful grip in a portable size
  • Great for smaller repairs or projects. It is made to stick to rough, uneven, unforgiving surfaces. Can also be used for clamping surfaces together.
  • Double-Thick Adhesive; Grips smooth, rough, and uneven surfaces
  • Tough, Reinforced Backing; The tight weave contributes to the heft, but Gorilla Tape can still be ripped by hand
  • Rugged, Weather-Resistant Shell; Withstands moisture, UV rays, and temperature extremes
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Granite Rockband Carrier Strap

A bare essential strap that provides a means for attaching a spare tube and tire levers to your bike frame. The genius of this item is the inner strap that is used to secure your spare and tools. This way, when you remove the strap from your bike all of your items stay in place and don’t fall to the ground below.

Granite Rockband Carrier Strap

Granite ROCKBAND is a super lightweight carrier belt for sport cycling enthusiasts. Weighing at just 33 grams, its application and usage are pretty wide and self-explanatory! Get minimalist! Let go of your baggage with Granite ROCKBAND!!!

  • Lightweight carrier strap to tie your gear onto the bike frame (or tube)
  • Hook and loop fastener for secure attachment
  • Weight 33 grams
  • The inner grip surface keeps your cargo secure and free from rattling
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IceToolz Fourth Hand Cable Puller

This tool is essential for tensioning brake and derailleur cables.

IceToolz Fourth Hand Cable Puller

  • Incorporated thumb lock for hands-free final adjustment
  • Plastic-coated handles for grip and comfort
  • Works on brake and derailleur cables. Blister-packed for POP sales
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Kenda Presta Valve Cores

Once you go tubeless, or if you have tubes that have removable valve cores, you should always keep some spare valve cores around. These come in handy if you bend/break a valve core or if the valve core plugs up from the sealant.

Kenda Presta Valve Cores

Kenda Presta Valve Cores: Bag of Ten

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Lizard Skins Northshore Lock-On Grip

A great tacky grip for those with larger hands. This 33mm grip fits my hands comfortably and the waffled design helps to shed moisture and dirt while also dampening vibrations.

Lizard Skins Northshore Lock-On Grip

  • Redesigned North Shore lock-on grips
  • A percentage of proceeds from these grips are used to support the NSMBA and trail building on the North Shore
  • Thick lock-on grip with shock-absorbing sections
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Niterider Lumina 1100 Headlight

The Niterider Lumina 1100 Boost Headlight ensures that you will be seen in both daytime and night riding conditions. I use this light mainly for travel to and from the trailheads but it also comes in handy for night riding.

Niterider Lumina 1100 Headlight

The NiteRider Lumina 1100 Headlight is capable of operating in almost any ride condition, from low-light road conditions to mountain bike trails. The 1100 features an all-new Boost Mode light setting that allows you to operate the light at its maximum output by simply double-clicking the power button and produces a beam pattern with a generous long-distance spot and wide flood beam pattern of 1100 lumens. A CREE 6000k LED bulb is utilized and considered to be the best LED available on the market today. And with a body casing made from lightweight, high-strength aluminum and Dupont Fiberglass reinforced nylon, the NiteRider Lumina 1100 is an ultra-powerful and highly durable headlight, loaded with great features.

  • Lock Mode is perfect for use during storage and transporting the light. Press and hold the power button for 7 seconds to lock/unlock the operation of the light.
  • IMPORTANT: THE LUMINA 1100 BOOST IS SET TO LOCK MODE AT THE FACTORY. UNLOCK BEFORE USE.
  • BOOST mode, double tap the power button to unleash maximum LED output at 1100 lumens
  • FL1 standard IP64, dust and water resistant
  • Fits standard and oversize 35mm handlebars
  • Convenient USB rechargeable
  • IntelliCharge – Reduce charge time in half!
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NiteRider Handlebar Strap Mount

Picking up a spare mount allows you to swap your NiteRider headlight from bike to bike.

NiteRider Handlebar Strap Mount

  • Known as the best bike lights in the industry
  • Compatible with Lumina series, Mako series, and MiNewt cordless series
  • Features a quick-release tab
  • Field tested to be durable and functional
  • Always innovative and is the top choice for professionals and amateurs alike.
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NiteRider Solas 100 Tail Light

The NiteRider Solas 100 Tail Light is incredibly bright and provides several flash modes that will grab drivers' attention as they approach you from behind.

NiteRider Solas 100 Tail Light

The NiteRider Solas 100 uses two powerful LEDs to produce an amazing 100 lumens of light output. It features 4 modes (2 flash / 2 steady) and is USB rechargeable. We’ve implemented what we call ‘Group Ride Mode’ for cyclists who want to stay visible but not distract others in the pack.

  • Daylight Visible Flash (DVF)
  • Easy on and off seat post strap mount with quick-release tab
  • Group Ride Mode – be seen without distracting fellow cyclists
  • 7:30h runtime in Daylight Visible Flash Mode
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NiteRider Tail Light Strap Mount

Picking up a spare mount allows you to swap your NiteRider tail light from bike to bike.

NiteRider Tail Light Strap Mount

Seatpost mount for NiteRider tail lights. Compatible with the following systems:

  • Sentinel
  • Solas
  • Sabre
  • CherryBomb
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Park Tool VC-1 Valve Core Tool

The Park Tool VC-1 Valve Core Tool is a simple tool that allows for the easy removal of Presta valve cores. This tool is useful when seating tubeless tires and adding tubeless sealant.

Park Tool VC-1 Valve Core Tool

A must for your tubeless conversion or to install valve extenders for your deep-dish wheels. The Park Tool VC-1 removes Presta and Schrader valve cores and installs the extenders with 5mm wrench flats. Features: Remove and install Schrader and Presta valve cores (100g).

  • A small, handy tool designed to remove and install Schrader and Presta valve cores
  • Removes and install Presta valve extenders with 5mm wrench flats.
  • Note: Not all Presta valve cores are removable
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RaceFace Chester Mountain Bike Pedals

The RaceFace Chester Mountain Bike Pedals are awesome! They are low-cost yet offer loads of grip thanks to the large platform area and long steel pins. I highly recommend them to anyone getting into mountain biking.

RaceFace Chester Mountain Bike Pedals

Embracing the same large platform and 8 hex pin system for stellar grip and traction, the new RaceFace Chester Mountain Bike Pedals are every bit as tough as their alloy cousin – only this time, constructed with a nylon composite body to shave off the grams. The Chester’s bearing and bushing system are fully serviceable and the Chromoly axle is fully sealed, for a highly durable and lightweight pedal that offers great performance at an incredible value. Features: Fully serviceable bearing & bushing system 8 hex traction pins per side Lightweight nylon composite body Fully sealed Chromoly axle Large platform with the same grip as traditional alloy pedals

  • Material: [body] nylon composite, [axle] Chromoly steel
  • Removable Pins: yes, steel
  • Claimed Weight: 340 g
  • Actual Weight Notes: Race Face Chester flat pedals.
  • Recommended Use: mountain bike
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RaceFace Crank Boots

Protect your expensive cranks from rock strikes with these inexpensive RaceFace Crank Boots. The “small” size boot fit perfectly on both my old Shimano Octalink cranks, as well as my new SRAM GX Eagle DUB, cranks.

RaceFace Crank Boots

Race Face Small Crank Boots for Aluminum Bicycle Cranks – Pair

  • Fits from Race Face: Turbine, Atlas, Evolve, and Ride Cranks
  • Fits from Shimano: XT, SLX, Deore Cranks
  • Fits from SRAM: X1 (Alloy), X9, X7, X5, S1400, S1000, S800 Cranks
  • Race Face Crank Boot protects the crank arm from rocks and debris
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Stan’s No-Tubes 35mm Presta Universal Valve Stem

Stan’s No-Tubes 35mm Presta Universal Valve Stems are necessary to complete a tubeless tire conversion. These valves provide a removable core which allows for ease of seating tires and sealant injection.

Stan’s No-Tubes 35mm Presta Universal Valve Stem

35mm Tubeless Presta Valve Stem with removable valve core for easier inflation. Fits Most Tubeless Wheels/Rims.

  • Fits Stan’s NOTUBES ZTR rims &wheels
  • Fits Sun-Ringle wheels featuring NOTUBES BST
  • It Fits WTB TCS rims & wheels
  • Fits UST wheels including Crank Brothers, Fulcrum, Mavic, Shimano
  • Fits Bontrager Tubeless Ready rims & wheels with Bontrager’s Tubeless Ready rim strip
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Stan’s NoTubes The Injector

Make it easy on yourself and get this injector. This tool allows you to easily inject the tire sealant through the valve core without unseating your tubeless ready tire.

Stan’s NoTubes The Injector

  • Allows for easy transfer of sealant from one tire to another
  • The dual-threaded plastic adapter fits both Presta and Schrader valves
  • Includes Schrader valve core remover
  • Now with rubber seal for smoother operation
  • Allows for easy transfer of sealant from one tire to another
  • The dual-threaded brass adapter fits both Presta and Schrader valves
  • Includes Schrader valve core remover
  • Now with rubber seal for smoother operation
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Stan’s NoTubes Tire Sealant

I rely on Stan’s NoTubes Tire Sealant for all of my tubeless tires. Stan’s is a name you can trust when it comes to tubeless tire sealant and components.

Stan’s NoTubes Tire Sealant

Stan’s Tire Sealant will stay liquid in a mountain bike tire with a thin casing for two to seven months on average. Riding in arid climates or storing the bike in a hot area will require more frequent monitoring of sealant levels. Special anti-freeze agent.

  • One pint will convert up to 8 tires
  • Use only 2 ounces for most bicycle tires
  • Seals a puncture up to 1/4″ (6.5mm) quickly, Stays liquid for 2-7 months for long-lasting protection
  • Premium low-viscosity formula resists freezing to work in environments as cold as -30° F (-34° C)
  • Can be injected through valve stems with removable cores compatible with tubes and tubular tires
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Stuntman Chest Harness for Action Cameras

The Stuntman Chest Harness for Action Cameras is a great way to capture mountain biking, skiing, and other action sports. A chest mount gives a unique perspective over a traditional helmet mount in that you can see more of your arms and legs in the shot. The large chest plate aids in creating stable footage even when speeding down rough terrain.

Stuntman Chest Harness for Action Cameras

Manufactured with pride in California, USA. Minimal packaging. Includes everything you need to mount your action camera, camera, or camcorder. Includes STUNTMAN Chest Harness, Ball Joint Adapter with Two-Prong Adapter, Universal Adapter, Direct Adapter, and Instructions. Waterproof for fresh and saltwater use. Made with the highest quality materials and manufacturing, including ITW Nexus buckles, stainless steel fasteners, double-strength soft woven elastic, and bar-tacked seams.

  • The large chest plate and soft, double-strength elastic straps for maximum stability and comfort. Patent pending. Made in the USA.
  • 360-degree ball joint allows adjustment of camera height and angle with a single thumbscrew.
  • Chest plate made of shock-absorbing polyurethane elastomer that reduces camera shake and increases comfort.
  • Compatible with action cameras from GoPro, Sony Action Cam, 360fly, Contour, Drift Innovation, Garmin, ISAW, JVC, Kodak, Nikon, Olfi, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Rollei, SJCam, TomTom, Veho, Yi Technology. Also works with point-and-shoot cameras and handheld camcorders that have a universal 1/4-20 tripod socket.
  • Also includes a Direct Adapter for mounting gimbals or other accessories that use a 1/4-20 tripod mount.
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GoPro Extension Arm Set – TOZ TZN-S03

The GoPro Extension Arm Set from TOZ (TZN-S03) allows me to mount my GoPro camera at just the perfect position and angle to capture the shot. These extensions are great for helmet mounts.

GoPro Extension Arm Set – TOZ TZN-S03

TOZ TZN-S03 Universal Rotary Extension Arm Mount Set for GoPro Hero 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 / 3 / 3 / 2 / 1, GoPro Accessories Kit Extension Arm Adapter Pivot Arm Thumbscrew

  • Made of PC plastic material, more durable.
  • Easy to install
  • Compatible with GoPro Hero 4/ 3+/ 3/ 2/ 1, and accessories mounts.
  • Comes with a rotary pivot arm, you can make different combinations and get more shooting angles.
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GoPro Hero Foam Windslayer

This foam windscreen helps to cut down on the wind noise that can be picked up by the GoPro internal microphones. This is especially useful when recording actions like mountain biking, hiking, etc. Note: This is for older model GoPro cameras. Please be sure to order the correct cover for your GoPro camera model.

GoPro Hero Foam Windslayer

PCTC Windscreen Foam Windshield Windslayer Housing for GoPro Hero 7 6 5 Black

The windshield can reduce wind noise and enhance audio capture performance in windy environments and outdoor activities.

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Topeak D2 SmartGauge

This gauge allows me to accurately measure the pressure in my tubeless tires prior to hitting the trail.

Topeak D2 SmartGauge

The SmartGauge D2 is a precision, lightweight, all-purpose air pressure gauge. Packed with features, it is an essential tool whether you are fine-tuning the pressure on your tires or your suspension, or just to keep in the glove box of your car for when you need it.

  • Body: Engineering-grade plastic
  • Size: 4″x1.8″x1.4″
  • Weight: 65 gr
  • ART#: TSG-02
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Topeak Mini 20 Pro Multi-Tool

The Topeak Mini 20 Pro Multi-Tool contains all the tools necessary to perform basic trailside repairs and maintenance on your bike. The addition of a chain breaker tool is an added bonus to this already full-featured multi-tool.

Topeak Mini 20 Pro Multi-Tool

The Mini 20 Pro is a precision built, 20-function mini tool designed to handle any road or trailside repair. The lightweight, high-strength forged alloy body resists torque during hard use and its pro-quality hardened steel tools will provide years of service. An integrated, cast CrMo chain tool nestles and locks between the tool body forming a low profile, snag-proof shape. The perfect tool for endurance racing and training.

A precision full metal 23-function mini tool made to handle any road or trailside repair. T10 and T25 Torx wrenches simplify hydraulic disc brake work. Includes a self-tightening tool and a neoprene bag. The perfect tool for endurance racing, training, and touring.

ADDED FEATURES

  • Secondary chain link fence
  • Chain pin breaker
  • Self-tightening tool

ALLEN WRENCHES

2-L / 2.5 / 3 (2 pcs) / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 10 mm

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Wolf Tooth Components Pack Pliers

An essential riding tool. The Wolf Tooth Components Pack Pliers hold two sets of spare master links and provide the leverage necessary to break an existing master link should you ever need to remove your chain.

Wolf Tooth Components Pack Pliers

Broken chains on rowdy rides are sometimes inevitable, but being stranded in the event of a chain issue isn’t. Bring along the Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers – Master Link Combo Pliers, and you’ll be set in the event of a chain break. This handy set of pliers snugly fits two master links to make for easy fixing, and magnets that keep them securely in place, but it doesn’t stop there. The pliers double as a tire lever for flats, valve core remover when you need to toss in some extra sealant, and a valve stem lock nut wrench. It's compatible with SRAM, Shimano, KMC, and other similar master links for chains 9-through-12 speed. It's built from sturdy 7075-T6 aluminum that holds up to rigorous use but does not come equipped with master links.

  • Handle: 7075-T6 aluminum
  • Pliers: master link pliers
  • Recommended Use: bike maintenance
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year limited
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