15 July 2021
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At the risk of sounding oldschool and upsetting some die-hard enduro bikers with hipbags: You won't get far on a proper bike tour without a proper backpack. And, even if the sporting goods industry overdoes it with many super special products (keyword: Speek Hiking), getting a backpack specifically for biking makes sense.

Unlike the hiking backpack with good ventilation, this one should fit close to the back, which also serves as protection for the spine. There are already some products with integrated back protectors on the market, but you should make sure that the length of the backpack fits your upper body. In addition, a biker backpack should not slide back and forth, this is ensured by a wide hip belt with a good closure system. A separate compartment for tools and repair utensils also proves to be very useful. Then there are features such as a goggle compartment, side pockets, helmet or protector holder - which are indispensable for one biker, but don't matter at all for another.


... a first aid kit! Biking is an accident-prone sport and a stupid fall can happen quickly. This should be included in your first aid kit:

  • Aluminium rescue blanket
  • Pressure bandage
  • sterile wound dressings
  • Disinfection swab or spray
  • Plaster
  • Tape
  • Triangular cloth
  • Disposable gloves

... Tools and material for the breakdown service!

  • Multitool (with chain riveter)
  • Air pump
  • Tyre lever
  • Spare tube
  • Salami kit for tubeless
  • Cable tie
  • Tape
  • suitable chain lock
  • Tube repair kit
  • Spare derailleur hanger, spare shift cable
  • possibly damper pump


Protectors: Helmet, sunglasses, long gloves, knee pads

Snacks: No power to low blood sugar - an emergency bar should always be with you!

Change of clothes and rain gear: Even in summer, you should be prepared for any change in weather.

Cash: The emergency fifty still made its mark.


Click here for tour tips and single trails in the Innsbruck region!

Photos: Lena Koller

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