Megavalanche checklist – essentials for riding the world’s most bonkers DH race

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 8:43am
Category: MTB

The Megavalanche is one of the world’s most iconic mountain bike races, with hundreds of riders hurtling down the glacier at Pic Blanc, Alp d’Huez, to the finish line 2600 metres down in Allemont.

It’s the longest, most insane downhill race you can do – so you’d better be prepared! 

Download and print our Megavalanche checklist PDF

Here’s our list of the essential bits of kit you’ll need to take on this bucket list experience: 

Bike + Accessories

  • Bike
  • Bike pump
  • Spare tubes
  • Patch kit and tyre levers
  • Tubeless kit (if required)
  • Tyres (we recommend Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix MTB Tyre – SuperGravity)
  • Brake pads (we recommend Shimano XT Disc Brake Pads)
  • Flat pedals (we recommend Nukeproof Neutron EVO/Electron EVO Flat Pedals)



  • Multi-tool (we recommend Crank Brothers Multi Mini Tool 10)
  • Pedal spanner
  • Lubricant


Spare tools + spares

  • Spoke wrench
  • Spare spokes
  • Duct tape
  • Bungy cords



  • Jersey (we recommend Nukeproof Blackline Long Sleeve Jersey – Corp SS18)
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Body armour (we recommend Troy Lee Designs UPL 7855 HW Long Sleeve Shirt 2018)
  • Knee pads
  • Neck brace
  • Elbow pads
  • Full face helmet (we recommend Fox Proframe helmet)
  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Travel Bag (we recommend Evoc Bike Travel Bag (280 Litres))
  • Backpack


Electricals + Accessories

  • GoPro/ sports camera and mounts
  • Charging cables
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera
  • Power bank
  • Camera
  • Camera case
  • Memory cards
  • Directions to event printed or saved to offline maps on your phone


Other Personal items

  • Casual clothes
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Spare batteries
  • Sunblock
  • Toiletry bag
  • Wet wipes
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellant
  • Tissues
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush / toothpaste
  • Passport / ID
  • First Aid Kit
  • Car snacks


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