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About Aaron's Gear

My Bike

2018 Santa Cruz, Hightower LT

Finally got the bike of my dreams. I had been riding a 2016 Specialized, Stumpjumper 6 Fattie. I bought that one used and will be keeping it as my back up bike.

GoPro & Gimbal EVO SS

My Video Equipment

I really love the combination between the GoPro Hero 4 Black and the Gimbal EVO SS. They were made for each other and the sound quality is great right out of the box. I will keep my eyes open for a better setup but for now I highly recommend going this route.


Gimbal Evo SS

Go Pro Hero 4 Black

MTB, Mountain Biking, MTBing Adventures

My Gear

Right now I have been using the Osprey Raptor 14. Plenty of room to carry everything I need and has 3 liter water bladder.


I have been searching for a quality pair of shorts that don't cost too much.  I have tried Zoic and Fox the last few years and have found issues with both.  Currently I just bought a pair of Dakine Descent shorts - stay tuned for an update.


I am in the market for a better quality pair of gloves. For now I am using FOX gloves. I like the look and feel but they need to improve their quality of stitching.


I love my Five Tens. They look and feel like a regular shoe but have the cleat for my SPD Shimano Pedals. I ride clipless on all my mountain bike rides.


Pocket Chainsaw

Everyone should have one of these portable saws in their pack. It's inexpensive and great for clearing small trees that fall onto the bike trails. 

About Matt's Gear

Trek Remedy 9

My Bike

2015 Trek Remedy 9

I have been riding this bike since late 2015 and it has been a great bike.  I have done minor upgrades such as swapping to a KS Lev Integra, Adding a bash guard because I pick horrible lines as well as swapping out the saddle for a WTB Volt.  This bike has been a fun snappy bike and really helped me to up my skill level.

Trek Stache 6

What I used to ride

I rode mountain bikes when they first came out (yes I'm old). My first real mountain bike after getting back into the sport was a 2014 Trek Stache 6.  That was a fun bike with it's 29" tires.  When I test rode a 27.5 full suspension Fuel, I was really surprised at how much more playful the bike felt compared to the 29er.

Camelbak M.U.L.E.

Other items

My backpack of choice is the CamelBak M.U.L.E. as it has enough space to carry all of my gear and still has plenty of water.  It has a 100oz bladder which on some of the hot days here in Norcal, is not enough. Plus it has a lifetime warranty.


Some of you may know that I am WFA certified (Wilderness First Aid).  I carry a decent first aid kit on me in my bag whenever I am riding with the pack.  You never know when you are going to need a barbie band-aid or need to get a splinter out.

Gear & Bike maintenance stuff

Sunglasses

Tifosi, MTB, Mountain Biking

Tifosi Sunglasses

I have been through a number of different sunglasses. I finally stumbled on to these Tifosi optics that have been working really well for me. Not the cheapest pair but they seem to not fog up as bad and are really comfortable. 


My Current Helmet

Bell Helmets, MTB, Mountain Biking

Bell Helmet

Check out this helmet. It can be full face or regular with a detachable chin guard. It's light and comfortable for my skinny head.


I'm sticken with Stan's

Stan's, MTB, Mountain Biking

Stan' Sealant

I have tried some of the other tire sealants out there but keep going back to Stan's. I feel that it is the easiest to work with and most reliable so far to date for mountain biking.

Favorite Tires

Maxxis, Minion, MTB, Mountain Biking

Maxxis Minion

I made the switch to the Maxxis Minion DHF and DHR. They came with my new bike and I totally fell in love with them. I hope the link will help you find your size. I am currently running 29 x 2.4 front and rear.

Suspension Spray

Finish Line, MTB, Suspension, Mountain Bike

Finish Line

Use this on your fork, shock and dropper post. I use Finish Line Max all the time to wipe them down after a ride.

Chain Oil

ProLink, MTB, Chain Lube, Mountain Bike

Prolink Chain Lube

I prefer to use a thin lubricant for my chain.   ProLink is easy to wipe off and doesn't seem to collect as much dirt and grime as other chain oils I've tried.

More gear & Bike maintenance stuff

Fox Float DPS Spacers

We added a Volume Spacer to the rear shock.  Here is a link to them on Jenson

Cush Core Tire Inserts

Cushcore 29

Currently we are running the Cush Core on the back tire only as it was very challenging to install - and there were 3 of us!  Be sure to watch the live stream replay of us installing it and look for an upcoming install video.

WTB Volt Saddle

WTB Volt Comp

After suffering for quite a while on the stock Bontrager seat, Matt finally upgraded to the WTB Volt Comp saddle.  Pro tip - measure your sit bones before ordering your saddle.  The WTB site is very helpful in determining the proper seat width.

Thank you for visiting!

 

We are very fortunate to be Jenson and Worldwide Cyclery Affiliates and we can earn fees when you click one of our Jenson or Worldwide Cyclery links and buy products through their websites.  This is a very passive way for you to support the Adventures!


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. 

 

This commission costs you nothing but helps to keep us pumping out awesome content.  Just by clicking on one of our links, even if you don’t buy that product but go on to buy something else, you are supporting this channel!