Mountain Bikes 101 - Questions you were too embarrassed to ask

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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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  • nice explanations for the newbee/non MTBer

    Paul PanettaPaul Panetta10 ժամ առաջ
  • I love how Seth can be super advanced but also very down-to-Earth and beginner-friendly. Other MTB AMworldsrs are like this too.

    LarsLars13 ժամ առաջ
  • Why does the tubeless sealant look like “buko pandan” it looks so edible now.

    thelazywhitedogthelazywhitedog23 ժամ առաջ
  • 5:07 me riding a small for 3 years 😬

    unhuntedunhuntedՕր առաջ
  • Damn you're cute

    itsMido2itsMido2Օր առաջ
  • It's dangerous , i ain't gonna do it

    Kratos GOD OF WARKratos GOD OF WAR2 օր առաջ
  • 0:54 Full suspension bikes are ok aesthetically but hardtails are truly a beauty. In terms of riding? Hey, it really depends but for me hardtails are so well-rounded 👌

    Alan Martínez RodríguezAlan Martínez Rodríguez2 օր առաջ
  • Thanks for this terrific video. I was going to read Q&A in the comments but there's 5,6K of them. How about a forum?

    Erwin van HoltenErwin van Holten3 օր առաջ
  • i always thought that tire sealant was bogus but after my tire popped and i walked 2 miles home i think ill invest

    Dookie BoyDookie Boy3 օր առաջ
  • does you can make an interctube wheel to a t

    19 Pedro STROZZI CABRAL19 Pedro STROZZI CABRAL3 օր առաջ
  • So, a short cut to finding good mountain bike riding I can take my grandson. In the SC-Western NC area? I guess I was a pioneer. I’m 60 and we were doing downhill off road racing, BMX riding, and downhill trail riding when I was 8 thru to teenager. I wish I had known about or there were the great opportunities we have now.

    Youtube AccountYoutube Account3 օր առաջ
  • This guy: shows different features of trails. Me: ooh so normal roads in India got it!

    Amar MangaonkarAmar Mangaonkar3 օր առաջ
  • Where can you get a mounting bike

    Dustin SchellinDustin Schellin3 օր առաջ
  • I love mountain bikeing I also the your videos

    Charlie WintersCharlie Winters4 օր առաջ
  • Thank you! Very helpful.

    357CLOUDY Black Feather357CLOUDY Black Feather4 օր առաջ
  • I'm 13 and I'm 5.7 I ride BMX but I like to watch mountain biking I have a diamond back version 3 i don't ride it that much but i still ride it once and a while.

    Gauge WoldGauge Wold4 օր առաջ
  • 3:39 IGGY!

    Chris Cyrel EstilChris Cyrel Estil4 օր առաջ
  • i already know all of this but ive watched this over 5 times...

    Nav NavNav Nav5 օր առաջ
  • Where's Seth's Bike Hacks?

    Skringård HildegårdSkringård Hildegård5 օր առաջ
  • Could u do a review on bike posts like longer ome bc the straight out of the factory posts are too short for me. I meed a longer one. But not by much

    Blue VirgoBlue Virgo5 օր առաջ
  • sick content

    BJ JBJ J5 օր առաջ
  • 3:40 Sadly Drama is gone... but never forgotten!

    gregory wasylaskogregory wasylasko5 օր առաջ
  • Don't be embarrassed for not knowing this stuff. Been riding since 1999 and I never learned words like dropper post and cassette until this year. Growing up it was either shocks or no shocks!

    Tim QuetschTim Quetsch6 օր առաջ
  • Great video! I was out biking recently and some chick saw me and seemed pretty impressed. She was like: "That was sick! You gotta let me ride your side pipe!" Any idea what she was referring too?

    William JaroszWilliam Jarosz7 օր առաջ
  • very educational, love it

    BlackBird.BlackBird.7 օր առաջ
  • The way I remember what you said at 4:00 in the video is "There are flat tires but not flat wheels"

    Kyle VilmeKyle Vilme7 օր առաջ
  • What you said at 3:10 in the video was so true and yes I learned that the hard way. I have a Trek Roscoe 8 with a dropper post and it is such an upgrade from having to finding a tool to adjust it.

    Kyle VilmeKyle Vilme7 օր առաջ
  • I love your videos and i ride bmx

    Kill TonoKill Tono8 օր առաջ
  • Thx bro getting into mtb-ing I've watched the vids for about a year tho...

    Lil Uzi VertLil Uzi Vert8 օր առաջ
  • Woow awesome explanation

    OCEANO pesca y aventurasOCEANO pesca y aventuras8 օր առաջ
  • Trek Marlin 7 2021 a good MTB???!!!

    r33keaton11r33keaton118 օր առաջ
    • @Sorin Vladu agreed

      YouTube popo !YouTube popo !8 օր առաջ
    • Yes for a beginner, but there are better bikes for the price

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu8 օր առաջ
    • Yep it is good

      YouTube popo !YouTube popo !8 օր առաջ
  • This feels sooooooooo cringy bcz it's soooooooo basic

    TITAN GamingTITAN Gaming8 օր առաջ
  • Hi Master, if I have a 27.5X1.95 tire can I change it with 27.5x2.4 to 2.8? Im scared my rim is too skinny? Thanks!👏🏼👊🏼

    Kurt QuintosKurt Quintos9 օր առաջ
    • @Kurt Quintos typically the rim says it's measurement in mm. But a 2.8 will likely be to wide for a 25mm rim

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu8 օր առաջ
    • 2.5 cm, a bit confuse on tire sizing😢

      Kurt QuintosKurt Quintos8 օր առաջ
    • How wide is your rim?

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu8 օր առաջ
  • What’s a great is starter mountain bike that does not break the bank because diamondbacks website shows only like 3-5,000$ bikes and I want to get a mountain bike for Christmas but I don’t want to make my parents mad asking for something too expensive

    Velocity GamingVelocity Gaming9 օր առաջ
    • Or a Motobécane 300Ht which is on the website too

      YouTube popo !YouTube popo !8 օր առաջ
  • I don't even own a bike but I watched your videos for 3 years.

    -SpecVi--SpecVi-9 օր առաջ
  • Is that frame a non tapered?

    Hans PomidaHans Pomida9 օր առաջ
    • It's tapered

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu8 օր առաջ
  • I’m interested in starting is a trek marlin 6 a good idea? I’m 14 and 6’2

    Bansheekid 10Bansheekid 1010 օր առաջ
  • what shammies do you ride ? Could you also give me some good suggestions

    Qaim BurgenerQaim Burgener10 օր առաջ
  • a full suspendet bike wach colin furze

    unbekannt unbekantunbekannt unbekant10 օր առաջ
  • What are the grips called on his bike

    Aqib HussainAqib Hussain10 օր առաջ
    • He typically runs ergon grips

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu8 օր առաջ
  • What brand is that green sealant

    LostMyFingerLostMyFinger10 օր առաջ
    • Slime That’s just what it’s called they sell it at Bike shops

      YouTube popo !YouTube popo !8 օր առաջ
  • New to mountain biking, awesome video! Definitely answered a lot of my questions. Thank you!

    Robbie UmlaufRobbie Umlauf11 օր առաջ
  • Can you recommend me a good bike budget is around 400/800 dollars I am new to this so I wanna start cheap

    Angelos RagkatsisAngelos Ragkatsis11 օր առաջ
    • "SOLO count 1" by Rose bikes

      Big Brain Squirrel Named CarloBig Brain Squirrel Named Carlo10 օր առաջ
  • I’m 4.6 and I am a kid that rides a medium adult MTB

    Elgin McgonigalElgin Mcgonigal11 օր առաջ
  • How much tyre sealent do u have to put in when u want to go tubeless

    Harrison LinleyHarrison Linley12 օր առաջ
    • @Big Brain Squirrel Named Carlo thanks mate👍

      Harrison LinleyHarrison Linley10 օր առաջ
    • Almost always says on the container. Typically 3-5 ounces though

      Big Brain Squirrel Named CarloBig Brain Squirrel Named Carlo10 օր առաջ
  • Me Ride MTB

    SKYSHOWSKYSHOW12 օր առաջ
  • I was goinnnnnnggg to buy the jersey until I saw the price -_-

    LA BikingLA Biking12 օր առաջ
  • What is a good next lvl bike fkr tall big guys?

    Homero GarzaHomero Garza12 օր առաջ
  • i was wondering if you can do a video with tips on how to start jumping and doing some tricks

    daniel trianadaniel triana12 օր առաջ
  • here is a question dumb people want to ask: " do you need a helmet? "

    Stiev 8907Stiev 890713 օր առաջ
  • im 5 foot 5 and im 10 yrs old

    Abhijot singhAbhijot singh13 օր առաջ
  • How you do a drop land and not to died on it

    Zion RudaZion Ruda13 օր առաջ
  • Mom i drank the Milk is " Sealent Milk" a new Brand mom ?

    Eckiger_lukiEckiger_luki14 օր առաջ
    • What?

      Big Brain Squirrel Named CarloBig Brain Squirrel Named Carlo10 օր առաջ
  • Thanks for this vid. Have not seriously bicycled since 2001 and now considering getting back into it... a lot has changed... feeling old-ish..🤣 Still have my 1994 Schwinn High Timber SS... ill probably ride it till i can make an educated decision on what i will like. Good Vid.

    oldladycrenshawoldladycrenshaw14 օր առաջ
  • not all hardtails have suspension. stop acting like you know everything its so annoying

    Bam BoBam Bo14 օր առաջ
    • @Big Brain Squirrel Named Carlo since when does REI create the definition of a hardtail? They are merely a company trying to sell products. If you just look at the word hardTAIL, it refers to the rear, having no suspension. Front could either have suspension or not.

      Bam BoBam Bo10 օր առաջ
    • @Bam Bo besides, almost all mountain bikes have suspension now. Unless it has fat tires, it's rare to find a "mountain bike" without suspension.

      Big Brain Squirrel Named CarloBig Brain Squirrel Named Carlo10 օր առաջ
    • @Bam Bo from REI, "A full-suspension mountain bike features both a suspension fork up front and a rear shock, whereas a hardtail bike has only a suspension fork."

      Big Brain Squirrel Named CarloBig Brain Squirrel Named Carlo10 օր առաջ
    • ​How do all hardtails have suspension? Your telling me that a bike suddenly is not a hardtail because it doesn't have suspension up front? Hardtail means that there is no suspension in the rear and either suspension in the front or not. A rigid bike is a hardtail. Your logic is off, be quiet.

      Bam BoBam Bo10 օր առաջ
    • What? Lol. All hardtails have suspension. Maybe you're thinking of a rigid bike? Besides, he never acted like he knows everything

      Big Brain Squirrel Named CarloBig Brain Squirrel Named Carlo10 օր առաջ
  • How did i know that bailing would be the frist word?

    ROC CyclesROC Cycles14 օր առաջ
  • 5:40 As someone who has owned dirt bikes before mountain bikes, that maintenance is easy. If you have owned both you know how much more maintenance goes into one of your bikes.

    Oh HeyOh Hey16 օր առաջ
  • do you no the red bull biker kurt sorgi he lives in nelson and i go biking with him all the time

    Chris MansbridgeChris Mansbridge16 օր առաջ
  • This was nice. Im getting into moutainbiking again after a 11 year break caused by a heartdisease. The disease is still there, but now its not a concern anymore. There was a lot of things I didnt know in this video, so thanks for that, cant wait to get back on the trial!

    Dodo EmperorDodo Emperor16 օր առաջ
  • I am no big jumper but i can do some but I mostly like the rock terrain, what bike do you think I should get?

    Jack AckermanJack Ackerman17 օր առաջ
  • Eventhough i only have a folding bike,i still love to watch your vidio

    angelo brianangelo brian17 օր առաջ
  • haha you said "cockpit"

    SpinkeySpinkey17 օր առաջ
  • yo seth has $90 grips the suspension grips

    Felix AnderssonFelix Andersson18 օր առաջ
  • 5'4" gang! There's dozens of us!

    ФутболФутбол18 օր առաջ
  • My mountain bike is so old that it has a hard tail and solid forks. But it’s still a great bike! I guess those are called gravel bikes nowadays lol.

    Matthew G. GarciaMatthew G. Garcia19 օր առաջ
    • or a jukp bike

      RatyerRatyer18 օր առաջ
  • great video, thanks for all the info. i picked a rough time to decide to get into MTB since there's like zero good bikes available. but im patiently waiting and searching. My biggest challenge being new is trying to decide 27.5 + or 29er any advice? The trails around me can be mixed of flowing, windy to rooty technical. so i'm torn. Thanks

    Mike RisanoMike Risano19 օր առաջ
  • ok so im 13 and i ride se bikes and and i need help but i understand all of this

    Isaac StephensIsaac Stephens19 օր առաջ
  • what do you do if you are in the air and bike brakes

    Jaco BezuidenhoutJaco Bezuidenhout19 օր առաջ
    • Bleed them

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu16 օր առաջ
  • Im a beginner mountain biker and my derailer only shifts to some of my gears and not all of them because the cable is streched is it expensive to get a bike tune up?

    JfinnJfinn20 օր առաջ
    • Call around to bike shops and ask, or watch one of the parktool videos about how to do it at home. It's a bit scary at first but honestly doing your own rear derailleur adjustment a is a breeze with some practice

      Griff RadGriff Rad17 օր առաջ
  • who is selling a full suspension bike, i need one, im in Kenya

    kevin karugakevin karuga21 օր առաջ
  • how did i know he was going to say "your going to need a lawyer for that case". lol how original

    Bam BoBam Bo21 օր առաջ
  • Yo I am 5,7 at 12

    Mixer GBRxICEMixer GBRxICE21 օր առաջ
  • Should you use clip in cleats/pedals on a mtb?

    Michael MccannMichael Mccann22 օր առաջ
  • Before I found your Chanel I was a full on gamer and hated being outside and now I’m spending my life savings on bikes and bike parks thanks Seth😁

    Colorless GuyColorless Guy22 օր առաջ
  • i have a question from my wife. are you insured? :)

    Alvaro UyAlvaro Uy23 օր առաջ
  • Excellent video! Definitely did not know everything!

    Anthony CongianoAnthony Congiano23 օր առաջ
  • Appreciate the video, I'm new to Mountain biking and it's good to know some basics as I hit some off road trails.

    Alex CamachoAlex Camacho23 օր առաջ
  • the idea of casing is frightening! im scared to stone lol

    SadistykPhoenix _RznSadistykPhoenix _Rzn23 օր առաջ
  • what do is you're opinion is shimano og sram gears best

    Simon DjervadSimon Djervad23 օր առաջ
  • Hey Seth I want to know what bike company you would recommend for jumps and trails?

    TR5 ProuductionsTR5 Prouductions24 օր առաջ
    • He's sponsored by diamondback so that would be a bit bias. But almost all bone brands have bikes for that. I'd suggest Vitus or Rose

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu24 օր առաջ
  • can someone help me with this. My chain hits my chain rest when i hit jumps and it gets really loud

    Ryan MRyan M24 օր առաջ
    • I assume you're talking about your chain stay. Wrap it with electrical tape or something similar. If you want to go with the expensive (and better) option, switch to a 1x drivetrain

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu24 օր առաջ
  • When i saw the video was 20 minutes long i thought to myself “ ill watch like 5-10 minutes then go make food” then little do i know i watched the whole video,was too interesting

    L1TOU2L1TOU224 օր առաջ
  • How do you fix a creaking crank ?

    Harrison WalkerHarrison Walker24 օր առաջ
    • Probably not the crank, but the BB. Clean it and grease it

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu24 օր առաջ
    • I am gonna assume u mean a botommbracket or maby a padel with if you aren´t sure take both appart and gie em a good clean take the barrings appart too and clean them if this dosen´t help i think u heve to buy new bearrings

      wasabi jwasabi j24 օր առաջ
  • In gonna buy a bike. On what website can i find Best bikes?

    Matic SkokMatic Skok25 օր առաջ
    • Look at forums like pink bike and r/mtb. You're bound to find bikes that you like. I suggest buying from a local shop that might have the brand or just buy off of the brand's website

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu24 օր առաջ
    • it depents it is best to go to your local bike shop and try a few bikes but if u want to buy online look arrond wich bike you like and buy it direcly from that brands wbside

      wasabi jwasabi j24 օր առաջ
  • Import bikes are very expensive in India

    Deliverance LyngdohDeliverance Lyngdoh25 օր առաջ
  • Same I don’t have a mountain bike I have a hybrid with no suspension For Christmas I’m getting a hard tail bike!

    GD LeoGD Leo25 օր առաջ
    • @wasabi j thanks

      GD LeoGD Leo23 օր առաջ
    • heve good fun riding it´s good to see new people join the sport

      wasabi jwasabi j24 օր առաջ
  • So why do newer mountain bikes only have one gear in the front and bikes from 10-15 years ago have 2-3?

    Spencer HollenSpencer Hollen25 օր առաջ
    • They've evolved. Drivetrains are more capable now and only need 1 chainring in the front. I switched from 2x10 to 1x12 and I'm so much happier. It's more reliable and less cockpit clutter

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu24 օր առաջ
    • mostly because it is more relyibile because the chain dosen´t need tp shift the chainring can be disignt so that it ceeps the chain on really well

      wasabi jwasabi j24 օր առաջ
  • I dont mountain bike eighter

    Karen HermansenKaren Hermansen25 օր առաջ
    • @Sorin Vladu I think he is saying he doesn’t mountain bike either

      YouTube popo !YouTube popo !8 օր առաջ
    • What

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu24 օր առաջ
  • “For 5.8 you should have a medium or large” me chilling with a extra small hard tail

    DemspudsDemspuds26 օր առաջ
  • Thank you. Very useful

    Harin RHarin R26 օր առաջ
  • You use the 100 grips

    Nina LorenzNina Lorenz26 օր առաջ
  • I’ve been biking for years but still didn’t know some of this...

    Charles .HCharles .H27 օր առաջ
  • I bought my first mountain bike for 450 dollars because I wanna get into mountain biking thanks to Seth I got a new thing to do on the the weekends

    L4dZ DibsterL4dZ Dibster27 օր առաջ
  • hardtail - only! :-) full 90 degrees? kek 16:30

    rästikrästik27 օր առաջ
  • Honestly you were the one who got me into mountain biking

    Scott MTBScott MTB27 օր առաջ
    • me too

      wasabi jwasabi j24 օր առաջ
  • Hi Seth I really love your videos, can you travel to Uganda if you can

    AGUTI STELLAHAGUTI STELLAH28 օր առաջ
  • Ooo the mountain bike community has grown extraordinarily

    WHATSKraKinWHATSKraKin28 օր առաջ
  • Thanks for the video! Brand-newbie here. I'm wondering how a hardtail would fare against an intermediate trail.

    Nick MarquezNick Marquez28 օր առաջ
    • What do you mean by intermediate? Like jumps, rocky sections, drops?

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu25 օր առաջ
  • What tires would you recommend me if i want to convert into tubeless

    Fernando PastranaFernando Pastrana28 օր առաջ
    • Anything from maxxis or vittoria. I personally prefer vittoria

      Sorin VladuSorin Vladu25 օր առաջ
    • maxxis assegai front and rear you will never run out of grip with them

      Gavin WilliamsGavin Williams26 օր առաջ
  • This is a great video, I have been XC Mt. Biking for a few years and I enjoyed hearing/rehearing a lot the information you shared. Thanks for all the great content.

    ValhallaGardianValhallaGardian28 օր առաջ
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