My Gear

This is my list of tried and true mountain biking gear, that I’ve used for many thousands of hours on the trails! 🙂 I hope you find it useful. If you have any questions, just ask me!

My Mountain Bike

Santa Cruz Bronson v1 (the first edition of this bike – I do recommend getting a more recent version, as the first version of any bike they usually find and resolve issues in subsequent updated versions).

  • Size Large (I’m 6’1 / 185cm)
  • Carbon
  • 27.5″ wheels
  • 160mm/150mm suspension travel setup

My Mountain Bike Parts & Upgrades

I’ve broken and replaced, or upgraded, most of the stock parts on my beloved mountain bike over many years of riding 😀 Here is what I am running currently!

Rear ShockRockshox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAirView on Amazon
ForkX-Fusion Sweep 160mm
HeadsetCane Creek FortyView on Amazon
CassetteShimano XT 11 speedView on Amazon
ChainringNarrow Wide Chainring 34TView on Amazon
CranksShimano XTView on Amazon
PedalsOneUp Composite Flat PedalsView on Amazon
Bottom BracketShimano XTView on Amazon
Rear DerailleurShimano XT with clutchView on Amazon
ChainShimano XT ?View on Amazon
ChainguideOneUp Top ChainguideView on Amazon
ShifterShimano XT 11 Speed ShifterView on Amazon
HandlebarRaceface Atlas 800mm (35mm diameter)View on Amazon
StemRaceface Atlas 50mm stem (35mm diameter)View on Amazon
GripsODI Elite Pro Lock-on GripsView on Amazon
BrakesShimano XT Hydraulic Disc Brakes View on Amazon
Brake RotorsShimano XT Rotors (200mm/180mm)View on Amazon
HubsDT Swiss 350 View on Amazon
Hub UpgradeDT Swiss Star Ratchet Upgrade Kit for DT Swiss 350View on Amazon
SpokesNo idea what my wheel builder used! 😀
RimsStans Flow 27.5″ View on Amazon
Front TireMaxxis Minion DHF WT DD 3C Maxxgrip 2.5″x27.5″ TRView on Amazon
Rear TireMaxxis Aggressor WT DD 2.5″ x 27.5″ TRView on Amazon
SeatErgon SME3-MView on Amazon
SeatpostRockshox Reverb Dropper (only an early 125mm model)View on Amazon

My Riding Gear

Short sleeve riding topEndura MT500
ShortsEndura Hummvee MTB shortsView on Amazon
SocksFox MTB socksView on Amazon
ShoesRide Concepts MTB shoesView on Amazon
HelmetBell Super 2R MIPS (converts to fullface)View on Amazon
GlovesHandup MTB GlovesView on Amazon
Goggles100% MTB gogglesView on Amazon
SunglassesGoodr OG sunglassesView on Amazon
Backpack / Hydration PackCamelbak M.U.L.E. MTB hydration packView on Amazon
Multi-toolGeneric little multi-tool with hex keys
Compact pumpTopeak bike pumpView on Amazon
Tire leversMTB Tire leversView on Amazon
Tire pressure gaugeTopeak SmartGauge D2View on Amazon

My DIY Garage Bike Workshop

I enjoy tinkering on my mountain bikes, doing basic maintenance on them, fixing things that are within my skill-set, and upgrading parts etc. This is what I’ve currently got to work with on my main mountain bike and my hardtail (I won’t both listing all the drawers full of old outdated bike tools and worn old bike parts!)

Bike workstandGeneric bike work standView on Amazon
Spoke toolBBB spoke wrench toolView on Amazon
Pedal wrenchGeneric pedal wrench
Air compressorRyobi Airwave 50L air compressor
Floor pumpGeneric bike floor pump with gauge
Tubeless tire sealantStan’s NoTubes Tubeless Tire SealantView on Amazon
Bottom bracket toolPark Tool BBT-9 bottom bracket toolView on Amazon
Allen key / Hex wrench setGeneric metric hex key setView on Amazon
Chain lubeMuc-Off Dry LubeView on Amazon
Bike cleaning kitMuc-Off bike cleaning kitView on Amazon
De-greaserSimple Green Degreaser