I just finished the Telluride to Moab trip with six friends. I feel like we nailed our gear: we used everything we brought and did not really need anything we didn’t bring. We had everything we needed and our total kits weighed about 10lbs each. This list should vary depending on the weather and your mechanical skill set as a group. We rode in August with a good weather forecast.
This is what I brought and most group members brought something similar.
The repair kit should vary depending on the size of group, the type of riding, and the experience and ability to find creative and safe ways to repair bikes. It will also depend on each groups risk tolerance. These items should be strategically divided among group members. If you don’t have a similar repair kit, you can get most of these items from Hero Kits (www.HeroKit.Com). This list was for our group of 6 riders.
These are the ONLY things I brought and I would highly recommend limiting yourself to something similar. We felt that our packs where not much heavier than they would be on a long remote day ride. Our packs were between 9 and 15 lbs. I used an 11 liter pack (Talon 11 by Osprey) and never filled it up all the way. I also had two small bags that fit on my bike by Revelate Designs and Red Rock Bags. I like to put heavy dense things on the bike and bulky light things in my backpack. Please feel free to give me a call at the office if you have any more gear questions.
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