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Race Equipment

MONTANE® Spine® Team
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:12:53 GMT

Use this channel to discuss your race gear, or post advice for other athletes.

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:02:05 GMT

Last weekend I was out from Gargrave to Hawes..testing out kit. I must say, the gold star went to my new Ribz front pouches...having easy access to stuff on the move was good !

MONTANE® Spine® Team
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:33:06 GMT

You and your pouches!

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:11:44 GMT

Where else to keep cheese sandwiches ?? If you don't hide them Peter Gold will nick them !!

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:14:19 GMT

On another matter , what packs do people recommend ? Last year I just used an old rucksack, which, to be fair, worked fine. I was thinking of upgrading this year so bought a shiny new one...it fell to bits on A100...so maybe not for Spine !!

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:55:22 GMT

Lighting: Anyone using the Petzl Nao knows how expensive the spar batteries are. I've just tried using the suggested alternative of 2 AAA batteries and it seems fairly shite. Has anyone used the AAA's in anger? Any thoughts about recharging etc?

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:02:46 GMT

You are right the AAA batteries are sh*t in the Nao. You can pick up spare batteries for about £40. Just a note there is a new Nao coming out and apparently the batteries aren't interchangeable with the current version.

MONTANE® Spine® Team
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 22:33:26 GMT

You might be better trying AAA Ni-MH batteries if they are compatible. You could get 800 or 1100mah ones and at least get to reuse them when the opportunity arises. Amazon basics 12 pre-charged for £12. Good in a pinch, but not perfect.