Video: What Tools Do the EWS Pros Carry?

Sep 21, 2018
by Enduro World Series  

One of the defining features of the Enduro World Series is that everyone has to be completely self-sufficient out on the trails, even the pros. We caught up with them to see what tools they carry and see what they think is invaluable and worth the extra weight in their riding pack.


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122 Comments

  • + 211
 Absolutely stoked that so many top pros trust their series race results to the OneUp EDC tool system! Good luck this weekend. #getoneup
  • + 35
 One of the big selling features I've noticed is your customer service. That s**t goes a looooong way, plus your products are rad anyway.
  • + 41
 The only think I don't like about the EDC, is that my friends keep using mine about 5 times every ride. At least they are nice enough to let me put it back together and pickup the chain links they dropped while they ride off.

Hopefully you get more stock soon so not having your own EDC becomes like not having a tube and trying to bum one Smile
  • + 16
 @kram: You need better riding buddies.
  • + 8
 I think you should perform your website traffic analysis after this article release.
  • + 26
 @NateMob: @kram, yeah his riding buddies generally suck. I have my own EDC tool and still prefer using kram'
s.
  • + 4
 @kram: I didn't use it
  • + 16
 Please sort out the top cap so it's got deeper grooves to tighten up the bearings in the head tube (yes I know it's the stem bolts take most of the load, and no I'm not preloading the bearings too tight). I've got two that have got damaged thanks to being too shallow and the tool slipping.
  • + 4
 Thats because you products are ace, your cust service is amazing, and you don’t charge more than its worth.

Please work on a complete drivetrain (with a difference) next :-)
  • + 7
 @mulv1976: I agree, ive filed some deeper grooves into mine and it works a treat now Smile
  • - 4
flag ryane (Sep 21, 2018 at 14:03) (Below Threshold)
 You lost me at thread the steer tube.
  • + 4
 @ryane: Just did my wife's steerer today on her new fork and it took all of 4 minutes to cut the threads and clean up. So it must not be the time commitment but an aversion to having threads inside your steerer instead of a steel star nut hammered in? Any reason why?
  • + 2
 @kram: I agree it's easy enough to to do, but people are apprehensive possibly because putting a thread in your steerer voids any fork warranty AFAIK
  • - 3
 @mulv1976: I don't believe that is correct. That would be like voiding your car drivetrain warranty for putting a hole in your dash for your phone mounting bracket. Of course if the steerer was to crack it wouldn't be warranty, but the internals have nothing to do with the steerer.
  • + 2
 @kram: "All compatibility and fit determinations have been made solely by OneUp. Use of this or any other aftermarket product may void any warranty you have with the original part manufacturer."

Taken from oneup website.
  • + 3
 @kram: whether it will actually void a warranty or not I'm not sure, but I would guess that the uncertainty would be enough to put people off.
  • + 14
 I needed a warranty replacement on the lowers of my DVO fork, twice. Threads cut for a Oneup EDC. Wasn’t even mentioned. As a former insurance adjuster and warranty claim handler for construction, the warranty can’t be voided for something unless that something led directly to the causation of the defect for which a warranty claim is sought.
  • + 1
 @Someoldfart: that's great, but as quoted above it may be a reason why some people prefer not to cut a thread in their steerer. I had no worries about doing it on my lyriks, but then they were out of warranty period anyway.
  • + 5
 If you're worried about the steerer thing, just put it in their mini-pump and attach the pump to your frame. It's still a great little setup.
  • + 3
 @Someoldfart: unless youre Apple and say that the customer is responsible for everything. (Exploding phone battery).
  • + 1
 well... you paid them, they use it.
  • + 7
 @mulv1976:

If anything were to happen, just cut the steerer down below the threaded section and submit for warranty...”what threads”?
  • + 1
 @mulv1976:
What he said ^
  • + 1
 @mulv1976: chainring tool works a charm. The tighterner on the EDC tool is for on trail emergency use.
  • + 4
 Brian Lopes brings himself.
  • + 1
 I have two multitools, one broken Park Tools, and a Topeak Alien (which is absolutely amazing, would recommend). Yours is a great idea. Probably the least fun I've had bicycling is walking home carrying the bike, so now I'm ultra prepared. Spent like half a day once carrying my bike home.
  • + 1
 EDC FTW! I got one last spring. I put them in both of my bikes. Then a bunch of my friends got them and began borrowing my tap. The only issue I've had was the the lower storage container swelling from temperature change causing the EDC not to seat in the steerer. I rectified this by sanding it down slightly adding some grease and now it's good as new. Brilliant concept OneUp, thanx!
  • + 2
 @kelownakona: Except this is on the inside of the tube where it literally effects nothing except the method of preload/tightening of the steer tube.

I'm trying to understand how you would even tap a thread into the axle of your car, that really doesn't make any sense.
  • + 2
 @kram: Pro-tip, put a small amount of scotch tape over the chain links to keep them from falling out. Thank me later.
  • + 1
 @kelownakona: you understand that assuming you run even a super short spacer above the stem the part that’s got the thread tapped into it is usually above the clamping point of the stem and literallly has no bearing on the structural integrity of the assembly at all,

Once you’ve got your headset preloaded and the stem clamped down you could remove the top cap entirely....
  • + 1
 @melodymaker: yes, that's what I used (a good quality shimano one) at home, but even that still slipped. For some reason my carpra headset requires quite a lot of preload on the bearings otherwise it gets loose and knocks. The steerer tube is also cut pretty short by YT. When it was loose out on the trail, the tool made it even worse so I had to buy another top cap. I would have preferred to use the edc pump (which I have on my hardtail), but on my Capra I don't have that option.
  • - 2
 No way im putting 200+g on the highest point on my bike. This belongs down to cranks, under the bottle....
  • + 5
 @S851: you're the highest point on the bike Smile
  • + 1
 @mb23: Exactly, your helmet weighs 5x the EDC tool, it's basically the difference between carbon vs alloy bars, and nobody squawks about that.
  • + 1
 Have OneUp but haven't found a place to store CO2 inflator. Recommendations?
  • + 4
 I ride with a hammer, it fixes everything!
  • + 2
 @noblige: thread it onto your spare tube and roll the tube around it for protection and security.
  • + 1
 It was only 3 of them. But you also pay them to use it don’t you?
  • + 2
 i'm a recent convert to the OneUp EDC and its awesome, has allowed me to ditch my pack on rides 2hrs or less

i went with the EDC tool + 100cc Pump + EDC Plug kit

i didn't want to thread my steerer tube and also wanted the added backup of a HV pump as well as CO2

i keep my other spares- tube, zipties, CO2, tyre levers, spare brake pads, spare tyre plugs in a Wolftooth D-Bag roll top bag under my seat
  • + 61
 I came here for photos and written words.
  • + 8
 So you came here for nothing?
  • + 20
 @colincolin: that appears to be the case
  • + 19
 @colincolin: although Yoann's interview saved the day for me. That guy rules
  • + 8
 I don't like this video thing
  • + 5
 Except for porn.
  • + 38
 I hope you guys have made some pictures and a written story will be posted soon Smile
  • + 35
 I love how this is just become a youtube feed. Not really, I don't get youtube at work so this is absolutely infuriating.
  • + 17
 Surprised no one mentioned super glue in their kit. I've had a number of punctures that wouldn't seal with tire plugs alone but stick the superglue nozzle in it an boom, seals up.
  • + 4
 What kind works for you? Asking for a friend who had plugs fail...
  • + 3
 @freestyIAM: thanks didn't know that. So you keep the failing plug in an push the superglue nozzle in too? Use the whole tube? Is it a get you home fix or permanent? Good tip
  • + 2
 @yeti-monster: ya keep the plug in. I think i used a half tube but they are so small i consider it single use. I've been running a double plugged and super glued aggressor DD for a month plus so I'd call that permanent
  • + 2
 The Giant plugs come with glue and work as a permanent solution in my experience. www.giant-bicycles.com/us/tire-plugs-for-treaded-tires
  • + 18
 The only tool on my bike is me
  • + 1
 Yep, haha. I spent a lot making my bike light and don't want to make heavier. lol.
  • + 0
 @aliikane: Then don't. No one is making you. But a lot of people like having stuff to get them home on a longer ride and don't want a pack. I don't think strapping a tube to your frame voids the $2000 you spend on carbon wheels.
  • + 1
 @huebs037: Relax. Haha.
  • + 12
 Seems we have a Robin Wallnerd, a bike trick tools enthusiast.
  • + 11
 Barelli, t'es une légende Smile
  • + 8
 What do riders rub on their genitals?
  • + 18
 Girlfriends, wives and in other cases boyfriends, husbands.
  • + 13
 Tiger Balm. Really gets ya moving
  • + 3
 Icy hot
  • + 19
 I'm a millennial so... Hummus or avocado.
  • + 4
 Sex panther cologne
  • + 4
 Just installed my Oneup dropper post last week. I have an XL 2016 UZZI and the 170mm post fully inserted at max extension is perfect. No shim needed. It is so much better than my previous $400 set up that totally locked up after about 12 rides. You guys make some amazing parts. Gotta try this tool.
Thank you amigos!
  • + 2
 I took a punt on a One Up 170 on my very old 2014 Enduro 29. Fits perfectly, works perfectly. I got some of the composite pedals in the same order. I don't think I've been as happy with a purchase before. It just works. And the packaging is great too - nothing extra to get thrown out. But if One Up put stickers in their packaging - I'd give some free advertising.
  • + 6
 Come on. Photos and description please.
  • + 5
 Yoann Barelli is too funny. He’s like a French Tippie!
  • + 1
 I don't really understand why you need to cut a thread into the steerer. Could you not have a simple rod that has a horizontal bar that spans the bottom of the steerer and another at the top. Slide stem on. Tighten rod to preload bearings. Tighten up stem. Take rod out. Once the stem is on you don't need anyhting else to hold the bearings. The stem does it.
  • + 3
 Greg Callaghan seems to have Tubolito PVC tubes. I wonder how they ride. Aparrently they should be less than half the weight of a regular tube while being more durable.
  • + 1
 I don't know about the durable but they're like once off , as you pump it up it stretches cray to fill up the volume and it won't shrink down again
  • + 6
 Its lever, not lever Razz
  • + 2
 I carry oneup edc tool and pump on my enduro rig. I also run their 170mmdropper and chainguide/bash guard. Oneup makes bomb diggy stuff.
  • + 3
 Sam, before we get into what we’re actually talking about today, let’s talk about your mustache
  • + 2
 I've saved 10 people so far with broken shift cables I replaced on the trail (self included once - first time didn't have a cable).
  • + 4
 Specialized SWAT door for the win. Wish every bike had something similar
  • + 3
 Ditto that my friend. I love my EDC, but you can't have too much integrated storage!
  • + 4
 It's cool but frankly I wouldn't be amiss if it disappeared on mine. You gotta make sure you don't put things in there that can rattle and it's generally easier to just take things from the backpack. I can go packless but then I have to be clever about fitting everything in the downtube and have to hide my phone and wallet in my car. Ends up just being extra faffing about. The really useful thing on the bike is the multitool that mounts in front of the shock. It makes it so easy to make a quick adjustment.
  • - 6
flag mtbikemccoy (Sep 21, 2018 at 21:40) (Below Threshold)
 @acali:Yeah Big S is so inconsiderate! Those JERKS! You gotta make sure you don't put things in there that can rattle! I can't believe they made something you need to make sure you put things inside that don't rattle! Those ass-clowns! I once carried Snap-n-pops on a DH, and guess what?!?! Some of them snapped and popped! I think Specialized should be above that. I paid a discounted price to own one, and I think the SWAT storage needs to be totally perfect.
  • + 5
 I don’t think acali was complaining. I think he was just saying he personally doesn’t use it. @nuttypoolog:
  • + 1
 @acali: what stuff are you even bringing? I’ve ridden packless for year with just a multi tool in my pocket and phone in the other, water bottle on frame.

Could always strap a tube and co2 to top tube if I wanted, but flats are so rare I don’t even bother.

You guys riding in the middle of the wilderness or what???
  • + 1
 @nvranka: I don't bring much and it's not hard to be packless. But there are so many little reasons that I prefer to have a pack. Phone and wallet in there. Occasionally I'll pick up trash. May strap the helmet or stash the pads for a long ride up in the sun. Extra water bottle when needed. Need a rain coat? Feel like bringing a bacon burrito? In the pack. Most rides my pack is almost empty but I find it less fiddely to just wear it every ride regardless.
  • + 1
 Has anyone seen pro’s fixing their bikes on the trails during a race? Don’t they usually just DNF!! Save your money! And why would anyone buy light bike parts just to add weight back on their bikes anyway?
  • + 4
 What Bibs do the riders use?
  • + 3
 Video?
  • + 3
 "Greg, have you ever pulled a mech off before..?"
  • + 1
 – "Have you ever eaten bread?"
  • + 3
 What types of hyrdation methods do pros use?
  • + 1
 Water bottles generally, they have filling stations all the way around the course. Some use hydration packs which fit underneath their jerseys.
  • + 25
 water
  • + 5
 @WolfRidge08: Is that why we don't see lots of YTs in enduro?
  • - 1
 @colincolin: I think you won't see much YT's in enduro cause they pedal like A dead ostrich....I'm not hating on the bike tho ( probably one of the best out there and they're pricing is awesome )
  • + 6
 I only carry life straw. Saves weight, and if I cannot find water, then it was just my time.
  • + 2
 Yoann, t'es fou ! Big Love from Montreal !
  • + 1
 CO2 cartridges are worthless every tried to use one when its cold outside ya they don't work
  • + 1
 I would love to see a “downhill bike” version. I never ride with on my DH and would love an EDC.
  • + 2
 Where do I find that Mavic hip bag? That looks like something.
  • + 2
 search for mavic deemax belt
  • + 2
 Thanks for the background music. Made it so much more entertaining..
  • + 1
 That’s where I’ve been going wrong, a hammer and piece of wood doesn’t cut it apparently
  • + 2
 Got that same little pouch McKay's got pretty handy for organization.
  • + 3
 The privateer is a mule?
  • + 2
 f*ck it, didn't see Yoann's tool...
  • + 2
 That was good.
  • + 0
 The shi*ty background music whilst trying to listen to what everyone has to say was annoying.
  • + 1
 Oh my! What brand van is behind Curtis? I want it
  • + 1
 Mercedes Vito.
  • + 2
 Don’t think we have them in the US. Could afford a Benz anyways. Thanks @nozes:
  • + 1
 I'm going for a related Mavic hip bag!!
  • + 1
 No one complains about the BGM?
  • + 1
 And who says the French have no sense of humour? Show us your tool!!
  • + 1
 Fix it sticks all day. Not a better tool out in my opinion.
  • + 0
 Why does EWS coverage feel like i'm watching QVC shopping channel for all things bikes ?
  • + 1
 No derailleur cable?
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