Mountain Bikes 101 - Questions you were too embarrassed to ask

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Berm Peak Express

Berm Peak Express

Hace 29 días

This audience ranges from experienced mountain bikers, to beginners, to people who have never picked up a bike before. As far as I'm concerned, all are welcome to enjoy our sport-we could actually use more people on our side, whether or not they ride bikes.
The purpose of this video is to go over the terminology and references we use on Berm Peak Express at the most basic level possible, to make the videos easier to understand. Undoubtably, people will have additional questions after the video, so I'm calling on viewers to help answer them!
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John Doe
John Doe Hace un minuto
Is the guy from Seth's Bike Hacks the same as here? If so, why 2 different channels?
Basti Hace un hora
cant a hardtail have a dropper too?
Jason Mateus
Jason Mateus Hace 2 horas
Lucas Commerford
Lucas Commerford Hace 3 horas
What model of repair stand are you using in your shop?
I live in greece and I love mountain biking but Im too poor to afford a good hardtrail bike. Any suggestions?( I ride a 27.5)
II TA88Y II Hace 15 horas
Building my own trail in my land. Got forest and open ground. Got all the machinery and materials to make it with but I’m quite new to mountain biking. Got a full sus kona upgraded like crazy. Just wandering what kind of stuff I should have in my trail since I’m not too comfortable yet.
Victoria the green cheek conure
Victoria the green cheek conure Hace un día
Ok question My thru axle has a spring in between the fork wnd and the end of the thru axle and I see all other bikes don’t have that spring so is that normal
Nicolene Meyer
Nicolene Meyer Hace un día
Can jou pout a link for the week seelent
Joaquin Guillermo
Joaquin Guillermo Hace 2 días
Can I have one bike jumper bike pls your bike is my dream bike
Jonny boy
Jonny boy Hace 2 días
How much do I gotta spend to find a decent mountain bike, better yet what should I be looking out for to find a bike that can handle trails like that?
KingDavidCool Hace 2 días
I love the fact that im 1.64 meters and Seth is 1.63 meters
hy dra
hy dra Hace 2 días
I read this video title as mountain biking for dummies 😂
Paul Crowe
Paul Crowe Hace 2 días
Bikes from the 1920's probably DON'T have grease. Most of them had some kind of oil fill hole on wheel Hubs and Bottom Brackets. As late as the 1950's-60's.
Ray Dela #PWDB
Ray Dela #PWDB Hace 2 días
👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 thanks
josh Hace 3 días
can i ask someone a question about fork suspension dust seals
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 2 días
go on...
Family 3E3G
Family 3E3G Hace 3 días
Thank you very informative for me
Niko Angers
Niko Angers Hace 3 días
how do you soften the rear suspension
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 2 días
air or coil. air you let a couple of psi out, coil you need a softer spring.
Prince Marsangca
Prince Marsangca Hace 3 días
Dear Seth Can you make a video entitled, "Mountain Bikes Defined Inside and Out". What I mean by this is a video that defines and elaborates the many different terms in repairs, or mountain bikes in general (Both simple and complex). I've been a mountain biker for 5 years now and I have learned so many things about mountain biking but I would love it if you would put all of those Mountain Bike Terminologies and Informations into one video. That would not only help me but so many more. Hope you read this. Thank you ... for riding with me today and I'll see you next time.
Paul Zúñiga
Paul Zúñiga Hace 3 días
Muy informativo, gracias.
Rc Youngsters
Rc Youngsters Hace 3 días
Madden Master
Madden Master Hace 3 días
never will buy from Amazon again ... I went to write a review on bike I just got from them -paid $940. so going to the same bike on line to write it..notice my same bike was now $379. feel rip off ..but reading Amamzon agreement shit ..they are in the right to change prices all they want ..F..u Amazon ..Some thing like a bike ..that u should test ride first ..only buy in person .. my mastake cost me $570. I over paid line some seller on Amazon richer ..Fuck him and fuck all plp and companies that sell thru Aamazon
Sand_Deep_Fighter Hace 3 días
As a beginner, what kind of mountain bike should I get for $300-$500?
Hemein Sanntosh
Hemein Sanntosh Hace 3 días
Can u make a video on explaining suspensions and how to adjust it
Michael West
Michael West Hace 3 días
Good bike under $200ish? I’m new to the sport
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 2 días
@Michael West not for something that will take abuse for more than a few months or be enjoyable, no.
Michael West
Michael West Hace 3 días
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi I’m new to the sport and don’t want to invest too much into something that I might not do that often. Even in the used market there’s no options?
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi Hace 3 días
200 for a good bike is kind of unrealistic most good hardtails are around 400-700
Mitchell Webb
Mitchell Webb Hace 3 días
What brand and model bikes are those two black ones he has?
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 2 días
diamondback sync'r carbon and release 5c
A Singletrack Mind
A Singletrack Mind Hace 4 días
Its a nine speed not eleven!
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 2 días
shut up. its his bike, it doesn't matter.
Saul David Roizman
Saul David Roizman Hace 4 días
4:35 yes an 11 speed not a 9 speed
lexotic2421 Hace 4 días
Great vid. Just bought my first Mtn bike. Question: what’s the difference between a tire pump and a shock pump?
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
shock pumps are more precise but able to put less air in at a time, they generally speaking have a highe max psi. tire pumps aren't very precise but they put more in the tire. mtb tire pumps will be presta, shock pumps will be scrader.
kim espadero
kim espadero Hace 4 días
Can i use a dj frame for trail or downhill?
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
yes, but don't.
Evan Schouten
Evan Schouten Hace 4 días
My favourite quote if you ride with your seat up you soon find out why people don’t do it
bulldogger -dk
bulldogger -dk Hace 4 días
Great video! Have you rode the new trails on Kanuga?
Joshua Ybanez
Joshua Ybanez Hace 5 días
Pranav Meka
Pranav Meka Hace 4 días
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
stop asking for other peoples stuff. work hard and you could get it some day.
Victoria the green cheek conure
Victoria the green cheek conure Hace 5 días
Lol I’m 13 and the same height as Seth I love you seth
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi Hace un día
Teefive ok I now understand
Teefive Hace 3 días
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi nah I just though that every one is talking about their Age so
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi Hace 3 días
@Teefive are you trying to flex
Teefive Hace 4 días
Victoria the green cheek conure same except I am 10
Kevin Vågen
Kevin Vågen Hace 5 días
How do you know when you Frankensteined an old bike past its original design? I have an old Specialized Enduro that I've widened, slacked, and shortened. I often wonder if I've ruined the experience with upgrade fever.
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
maybe, but do you enjoy it?
reyals llort
reyals llort Hace 5 días
This is a wheel hahaha love the show but is this for 3 year olds.
Robert Torres
Robert Torres Hace 5 días
Is there a folding or compact bike you’d recommend for someone who is six feet tall. I don’t think I’m gonna do anything too extreme I just want a bike for exercise instead of running for certain days. Eventually I’ll try out a bike park but not soon. I also need it to fit in my Accord coupe which is why I want it foldable or compact. Thanks for anyone who replies. I also don’t want to break the bank. I prefer sub 260 but I’m willing for about 300.
Robert Torres
Robert Torres Hace 3 días
thanks. I bought a folding bike for now and when the time comes for a real MTB I’ll buy it then. I’m gonna buy a truck because I’m gonna need it for more than just the bike so I don’t have to use a bike rack
Sean Snyder
Sean Snyder Hace 4 días
I wouldn't trust a new bike for $300, especially not one that can fold. It just sounds super sketchy. Maybe if you could grab a used one from a bike store. But there's no way you're getting one right now, most bike stores are out of bikes AND parts. My LBS is down to a handful of tubes and completely out of bikes. And with the shortage, the prices go up; you might be able to get a good deal on one in a few months but for now you'd be lucky to get any bike.
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
i'm gonna say it my friend. if you are even thinking about going to a bike park, don't buy folding. see if you can buy a cheap roof or hitch rack and buy a 'real' mountain bike.
Ni3l5 Hace 5 días
Hej mate im a big fan of yours and love mountainbiking i totally agree With u i hate when i ask My friends something and theyre like Are u completly stupid and im like No i just dont know sorry man its so annoying.
Aléxandros Tsiplakos Llistosella
Aléxandros Tsiplakos Llistosella Hace 6 días
I Don’t get the petition thing
Miks Claps
Miks Claps Hace 6 días
Just saying I'm 12 jus hit puberty 5 ft 4 in But love you seth
B. Mad
B. Mad Hace 6 días
Excellent newbie video. Thank you Seth. Took my cruiserish bike, Cannondale Women’s Adventure, on trail for the first time yesterday. (Boyfriend was trying his fat bike on this new MBT. ) I managed about 20 minutes, but felt really sketchy on the rocks and roots with how bouncy the front fork was. Still, I got out there, and I credit your videos with motivating me.
liam barabas
liam barabas Hace 6 días
what is a good beginner mountain bike for like a 15 year old?
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
calibre two cubed, but you'll have to wait a couple of months.
Justin Fuschino
Justin Fuschino Hace 6 días
Seth! I’ve been watch your channels for long time now, since the outdoor bike closet days, I am not a mountain biker though I have been a fixie rider and road cyclist for a long time. I’ve been hesitant on mountain biking because I’m a big boy 6’2” 275lb on a good day. I’m built like a line backer. What would you recommend for the huskie breeds out there? Would a full suspension bike or a hard tail be better? Drama forever 🤟🏼
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
either would work, you just need a strong bike. if you go for a full suspension bike then look at coil, because you might not be able to set air suspension with enough pressure to achieve sag. think about your budget then look at bikes in that range. check out reviews, some people say testers are stupid and biased but they often really know what they are talking about.
Robbe Elsas
Robbe Elsas Hace 6 días
You mountainbikers are a funny bunch. Greetings from a roadie 😆
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi Hace 3 días
@bananas stuff roadies dont do cool shit
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
you roadies are a funny bunch. greetings from a normal person.
Quinn Culhane
Quinn Culhane Hace 6 días
Imagine a bike with suspension in the seat
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi Hace 3 días
dude ive seen some
Oskar Silverdahl
Oskar Silverdahl Hace 6 días
Do you need new tyre after plugging a flat tubless tyre?
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
no, if it holds air.
Mike Tran
Mike Tran Hace 6 días
I'd be rich if my bike bleeds gouc
Kody Grill
Kody Grill Hace 6 días
im subscribed to bolth chanenlles fan from day one
Chad Daddy
Chad Daddy Hace 6 días
been riding for years but only bike i have now is a DH, i’m looking into learning on how to build an enduro build or something that’s better for climbing but i have never built a bike and i’m not too knowledgeable on building one and wondering if there is any videos or advice you have for key points when building a good enduro bike?
Pixel Watch Anime
Pixel Watch Anime Hace 6 días
3:10 Why??
Pranav Meka
Pranav Meka Hace 4 días
when you put ur butt back and above the back wheel you will most likely hit ur seat. also if you case or need to bail having a lower seat will help
Rok Voler
Rok Voler Hace 6 días
Can i still buy Diamondback mountain bike?
Hawk Hace 7 días
Hey how difficult are Berm's? As in how grippy is your bike when going on a typical wood one, for instance? Do you need alot of speed or else you might slide down it or something?
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
you won't slide down one, unless you try really hard/weigh upwards of a ton on road bike tires. if your tires are knobby then you will have enough grip to ride it, i assume you aren't going in at world cup speeds from this question.
jbh123stl Hace 7 días
I've owned a bike of some sort all my life, but I never knew the proper names of some of the parts, so thanks for this video. I appreciate the non-condescending attitude and approach.
Cale Nuss
Cale Nuss Hace 7 días
Why hello
Beach City Bum
Beach City Bum Hace 7 días
I want to thank you for this video. I have been doing a ton of research into the hobby and this has been one of the most helpful videos I have seen so far!
Jacob Bender
Jacob Bender Hace 7 días
How do I know when to shift gears? I'm a beginner to mtbing and have a co-op 1.2 DRT with 18 Gears (2x9). Thank you!
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
@Jacob Bender dude, we all get in bad situations when we aren't in the right gear, don't worry about it, just note that you were in the wrong gear and if you re ride the trail try to be in a better gear.
Jacob Bender
Jacob Bender Hace 6 días
@Paul Hearn Thank you!!
Paul Hearn
Paul Hearn Hace 6 días
Jacob Bender You’re going to have to experiment and figure out what works for you. Generally, as pedaling gets harder, gear down. When easier, gear up. As you get more experience you’ll be able to see the trail ahead and learn to “time” your shifts appropriately. Play around with your gears on easier terrain, a lot, until you get the feel. Once you’re on more challenging trails, you’ll still make some mistakes, but you’ll get it before you know it!
Rhys Davies
Rhys Davies Hace 7 días
Shit I always jump with my seat up can someone tell my why it's wrong
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
well, firstly you won't be able to move your weight backwards as much. secondly, on landing you won't be able to absorb the landing and you will probably smack your crotch on the seat. thirdly, when you land you will be very high up, and likely to tip over. in general, just try to ride with your seat down. it will help!
Charles Burnett
Charles Burnett Hace 8 días
Seems like a nice guy...
Ronnel Dela Rosa
Ronnel Dela Rosa Hace 8 días
Your voice sounds like Daniel Cormier dude
Nul Hace 8 días
What is the best way to train for big jumps, learn to control the bike in the air, and learn how to bail??
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace 4 días
Aiden Janes
Aiden Janes Hace 8 días
Just bought my first hard tail 29er and idk what psi to run for the best control on the trails. Any suggestions
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi Hace 3 días
lower the psi the better the grip but the lower your psi the easyer to get pinch flats, im very light 110-120 and i run 20-30 psi
Tern Baco
Tern Baco Hace 8 días
love the vide and the advice
Tern Baco
Tern Baco Hace 8 días
love the vide and the advice
Epic Slav Guy.
Epic Slav Guy. Hace 8 días
In my country Mountain Biking is super unpopular. The nearest bike park is over 150 kilometers away, I’ve actually never rode a track or something similar, but i still love ur videos
Enmanuel Canales
Enmanuel Canales Hace 9 días
Im 6ft & i don't feel comfortable in the bike I own
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi
Shrekgettioski Memebigboi Hace 3 días
try to buy a new bike that fits you better
Simone Chiaretta
Simone Chiaretta Hace 9 días
Why don’t you also a do video on how to properly tune a front suspension? That would be great to see it from you, even if there are already 100s around.
G R Hace 9 días
Two more. You rail a berm and you get flow when you achieve some kind of MTB nirvana
Carl Hedemalm
Carl Hedemalm Hace 10 días
4:33 thats 9 speed
Carl Hedemalm
Carl Hedemalm Hace un día
bananas stuff he said its 11 speed
bananas stuff
bananas stuff Hace un día
so what?
RAI AYUB Student
RAI AYUB Student Hace 10 días
I love your vids even though I don't even have a mountain bike!
Mark Helfrich
Mark Helfrich Hace 10 días
Why the dislikes? I saw no reason for a dislike.
Random Runs
Random Runs Hace 10 días
I have a trek m5 hard tail and I always ride through puddles of water and it does it super well, but where I live there aren't any trails to ride on
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