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Every Day Carry: What does Hans Rey take with him on a ride?

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For the second installment of our new Every Day Carry series, we take a look at what the legendary Hans “No Way” Rey loads into his hydration pack for a typical ride. While we imagine there’s quite a bit more stuffed in there for the amazing backcountry, world-spanning adventures that turn into insane videos and galleries, he had a representative spread while at Sea Otter this year. Here’s what he’s packin’…

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His mid-sized loads are stuffed into the Deuter Compact EXP 12 hydration backpack. In the main compartment is mostly soft goods including an extra jersey and extra set of gloves, plus a tube, pump and…

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…his signature iXS knee guards. Called the Flow Knee, they use their X-matter closed cell, slow rebound foam for protection and Air Mesh all around to keep you from getting clammy. A Crank Brothers mini pump with pressure gauge ensures everything’s set where it needs to be for the best possible traction.

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The front compartment has the smaller stuff.

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Wallet, car key, adidas sunglasses, tire levers and Clif Bloks for energy. He’s also got a Presta-to-Schrader adapter and a really small allen wrench, just in case. A GT sticker on the wrench’s handle keeps it easy to see and easy to grab in the depths of a pack. Smart.

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The waist belt has zipper pockets on both sides. On the right is a Crank Brothers mini tool and sunglasses cleaning cloth pouch.

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On the left are more snacks from Clif Bar. In another internal zip pocket is a baggie with spare derailleur hanger and Shimano chain pins.

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The Deuter pack expands to increase storage (or compresses to keep things from bouncing around) and has a built-in rain cover.

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On his GT Force Pro carbon full suspension trail bike, Hans uses his signature SQ Lab ergonomic grips and saddle. The handlebar is a prototype carbon fiber bar from SQ Lab that’s wide and gets a nice bend to create sweep for a more comfortable hand position.

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The dropper post is Crank Brothers’ new Highline.

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And the pedals come from CB, too, but are the Stamp non-clip in flats.

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The drivetrain is a Shimano XTR 2×11 and suspension is Fox, but the brakes come from TRP in the form of their newer Slate four piston stoppers.

Hans’ adventures have literally taken him around the world, and now he’s giving back through his Wheels 4 Life charity. It helps deliver bicycles to those who can use them to work, get to school or otherwise improve themselves or their community. He’s also helped several areas develop flow trails and was one of the drivers behind that concept many years ago. So, big thanks for all that and for taking the time to show off his every day carry!

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chase
chase
6 years ago

If you are going to publish a Press primer for his charity with no actual story. At least give us something interesting in his EDC like a Glock 17 or a severed finger from an dangerous riding trip in Cambodia he found on a rock …. something. Geez.

yamalink
yamalink
6 years ago
Reply to  chase

Ditto. At least someone famous is riding a 2x.

chris
chris
6 years ago

Just wanted to say I think the “every day carry” is an awesome post. This is the 2nd one I’ve seen, it’s interesting to see what’s in their pack! (and the detailed look at their rides too)

padrefan
padrefan
6 years ago
Reply to  chris

Seconded. I really like the look at what people are carrying in their packs. Love the sticker trick. Almost lost a tiny allen this past weekend, and this will solve it!

Sam
Sam
6 years ago

Prediction: the next ‘thing’ in mountain biking is going to be bars with more backsweep.

Hairy
Hairy
6 years ago

Would be great if you could also weigh their back packs to get an idea?

Frippolini
Frippolini
6 years ago
Reply to  Hairy

Hairy, please tell me, exactly what difference would knowing the weight of someone else’s backpack make to you? On one day he’ll carry something more, on another something else – so what – how does that relate to you???

Antipodean_eleven
6 years ago
Reply to  Frippolini

@Frippolini because, you know, it’s important to the overall enjoyment of the ride to pointlessly know how much every little thing weighs. Only to then learn that drinking one less beer a week and doing a dump before every ride saves you more weight…

Allan
Allan
6 years ago

Pfffff, lame, where’s the motor?

AZBikeFreak
AZBikeFreak
6 years ago

Not that interesting because it’s all of his sponsors crap products. I want to know what he would choose to carry if he wasn’t getting free shit from his sponsors. Would he really use that crappy CB tool and pump? I don’t think so. Would he wear a crappy Dueter pack? Probably not.

#ChainsawForever
#ChainsawForever
6 years ago
Reply to  AZBikeFreak

That would be the point of a “sponsor” is for high visibility athletes to showcase their products whenever possible. You don’t care what Lance Armstrong or John Tomac are carrying in their packs, because they are deemed irrelevant. I bet money if CrankBrothers flew any of us around the world, and Adidas put food on our table, we would be using their pumps and shades.

Hans Rey
5 years ago
Reply to  AZBikeFreak

you can pack in your backpack what you want, the CB pump and tool actually work great, I even use the pump for my motorcycle. Sorry to tell you, sponsored or not sponsored, Deuter backpacks are the best. @azbikefreak

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