Top Mountain Bike Newbie Mistakes

  • Опубликовано: 26 фев 2017
  • We've all been newbies at some point and without some help it can be easy to make some simple mistakes when getting into Mountain Biking. So Blake and Neil are here to help you get over those Newbie mistakes.
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    Newbie mistakes are common in Mountain Biking if you don't have a mate to show you the ropes. Descending with your set up, not drinking any water and riding without a helmet are just a few that we come across. Let us know in the comments if you can think of any more!
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Комментарии • 343

  • Cruzer
    Cruzer 8 дней назад

    Spray water in the face = #thumbsup and subscribed!

  • Satria Septa Wijaya
    Satria Septa Wijaya 12 дней назад


  • Sam Woolley
    Sam Woolley 17 дней назад

    Is there any point in me riding with elbow pads ?

  • kyle B
    kyle B 19 дней назад

    What are the shorts you wear?

  • Patrick Jared Irlanda
    Patrick Jared Irlanda 28 дней назад

    Do XC is welcome here in GMBN? Because we always set our seatpost high to have a pedaling efficiency.

  • Phil Crookes
    Phil Crookes Месяц назад +1

    Good stuff, good advice no options or snobbery, subscribed!

  • Toby Ellis
    Toby Ellis Месяц назад

    Love your vids keep it up

  • 2nd Life
    2nd Life Месяц назад

    Ya u MUST have a half helmet on. Lmao

  • Blake Shields
    Blake Shields Месяц назад

    3:14 that bug or whatever that flew past neil lol

  • the amazing panda
    the amazing panda Месяц назад

    Thanks! I'm a beginner and this helps a lot :)

  • Daniel CS
    Daniel CS 2 месяца назад

    I'm 6 foot 4 on a 23 inch frame and 29 inch tires. Lower my saddle?

  • Richard Garza
    Richard Garza 2 месяца назад

    Hey man, one must have eye protection.

  • Dominique Lawson
    Dominique Lawson 2 месяца назад

    You guys have great humor it makes the videos enjoyable

  • Alvaro Soler
    Alvaro Soler 2 месяца назад

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  • tony p
    tony p 2 месяца назад

    Just saw my biggest mistake: Not having a "GMBN" jersey...

  • Snowdonkie
    Snowdonkie 3 месяца назад

    Why don't you guys wear ful face helmets? I race off-road motorcycles so I'm used to a full face and you guys honestly seem to be going pretty fast on some of those downhills.

  • Exhibited Elf
    Exhibited Elf 3 месяца назад

    you should make gmbn helmets

  • JK's_ STUDIO!
    JK's_ STUDIO! 4 месяца назад

    my dropper post is stucked any solutions

  • Miiraad Krosis
    Miiraad Krosis 4 месяца назад

    "Last but least"?

  • Leo Semonsky
    Leo Semonsky 4 месяца назад

    last but LEAST?

  • Silent Tacos
    Silent Tacos 4 месяца назад

    when i was in 4th grade, i went flying down my driveway past a stop sign and hit a car. helmet asved my life. wear them

  • CertifiedRider21
    CertifiedRider21 4 месяца назад

    3:24 have u got any water😂😂😂ahh fuck😂😂😂

  • daniel abel
    daniel abel 4 месяца назад

    Loved that moving follow cam

  • Stephen Fox
    Stephen Fox 4 месяца назад

    Yet research has shown helmets do fuck all lol

    • Rynur
      Rynur 3 месяца назад

      An article from CNET, really? They say that bike helmets make cars feel safer around bicyclists so they drive closer. A random TED Talks guy says scientists are split 50/50 right down the middle on whether or not they work.. lmao please. Look at any sports with helmets and tell me they are useless. Also he "insisted that some research found that cycle helmets actually cause more brain damage". My god, headbutt a rock with a helmet and then without and tell me which is causing you more brain damage. If you still argue this point afterwards, it just shows the brain damage was there to begin with :P

    • Stephen Fox
      Stephen Fox 4 месяца назад

      Global Mountain Bike Network hmmm

    • Global Mountain Bike Network
      Global Mountain Bike Network  4 месяца назад

      😂 Sorry Stephen but the research shows opposite. Wear a helmet.

  • Iain McLeod
    Iain McLeod 5 месяцев назад

    first aid kit?

  • The Mountain Goat
    The Mountain Goat 5 месяцев назад

    wait on... wait on...NEIL HAS A TATTOO?!

  • Gunner McCluskey
    Gunner McCluskey 6 месяцев назад

    What model is that blue canyon

  • - Marc Gaming27 -
    - Marc Gaming27 - 6 месяцев назад

    Who else heard Blake say "Last but least, helmet" instead of last but not least helmet 1:20

  • Jose Muzard
    Jose Muzard 6 месяцев назад

    1:00 nice boobies

  • Samuel Montealegre
    Samuel Montealegre 6 месяцев назад

    do you prefer knee pads over elbow pads?

  • Deech
    Deech 7 месяцев назад

    Lmao best editing I've seen here so funny! Need gloves! Pop! There..

  • Turk
    Turk 7 месяцев назад

    all you need is £2 grand+ = insta mountain biker....

  • Aj Richardson
    Aj Richardson 7 месяцев назад

    1:52 going to the shop with your helmet on 😂

  • gus hollen
    gus hollen 7 месяцев назад +1

    hydration packs are good too

    FUN ADDICTION 7 месяцев назад +1

    Like = no school
    Sub = free iPhone 7

  • Larry MF Johnson
    Larry MF Johnson 7 месяцев назад

    Great video fellas, cheers from California and thanks! I'm a newb and I needed to see this clip.

    9,999,999 Views 7 месяцев назад

    Slipping your leg and cuts it off the chain

  • Airwipe
    Airwipe 8 месяцев назад

    0:58 oh god wtf lol

  • Alex123 sup
    Alex123 sup 8 месяцев назад

    Last but least helmet?

  • Limited BmX
    Limited BmX 8 месяцев назад +3

    First mistake.
    • not being a mountain biker😂

  • BraveTamedHamster
    BraveTamedHamster 8 месяцев назад +1

    1:10 loved it

  • Alejandro Gonzalez
    Alejandro Gonzalez 8 месяцев назад

    i don't see Nino Schurter dropping his saddle, that's for noobs

  • Khadijah Brown
    Khadijah Brown 8 месяцев назад +1

    You don't actually show where to put food and water on your bike.

  • Cadde
    Cadde 8 месяцев назад +2

    And essentially... Their number one tip for newbies, as always, is to spend waaaay too much money on your setup and forget about FUN.
    Honestly, if you are a newbie the most important thing is that you get started and have fun doing it. Don't overspend because in 9 out of 10 cases. People that buy all that expensive shit end up not wanting to ride anyways because it becomes too much for them.
    Just get STARTED, then you can go on spending sprees when you've realized what it is you actually want.

    • Oakleaf700
      Oakleaf700 Месяц назад

      Very good advice......I borrowed a bike, a full sus as a beginner, it was to big for me, but LOVED it. Then I found out the price....and the constant maintaining of them. So.....I will learn on a hardtail..I am way older [a mum] than you lot, so just want exercise and fun, not too go hooning Downhill...if only I had tried it when younger!

    • Andrew Mayer
      Andrew Mayer 2 месяца назад +1

      Cadde exactly! I have a mountain bike with just front shocks and it’s not even a pro bike and it’s so much fun. As long as it holds up to abuse, you’re in business.

  • Luke Beam
    Luke Beam 9 месяцев назад

    Good stuff👍👍

    DAN MIDKIFF 9 месяцев назад

    Thanx, guys! I've learned a lot from your videos, and really appreciate all the tips and recommendations!!

  • walrusmelon gaming
    walrusmelon gaming 9 месяцев назад

    3:15 Blakes awesome acting

  • Lewa365
    Lewa365 9 месяцев назад +2

    I love how the 'Global Mountain Biking Network', the thing that represents this sport is just 5 guys messing around.

  • Karl 355
    Karl 355 9 месяцев назад

    lower saddle? that goes against everything I know and a sure way to wreck knees. not doing it lol

    • Alex Miles
      Alex Miles 9 месяцев назад

      Karl 355 Then you will crash and hurt yourself

  • SuperWasweissichdenn
    SuperWasweissichdenn 9 месяцев назад

    I do not know why everyone is promoting clips or flats to wear. I mostly used military or protective working or firefighting boots and i never had a problem with them plus they offer superior protection in crashes, the best i had were swiss army mountain boots.

  • Sneaky
    Sneaky 9 месяцев назад

    0:08 wtf

  • Nick K
    Nick K 9 месяцев назад

    Yeah, i need one of those GMBN jerseys for sure ;)

  • Ellis Frank
    Ellis Frank 9 месяцев назад

    1:46 *goes out riding naked with only a helmet*

  • Sparklesupreme
    Sparklesupreme 9 месяцев назад

    What a hassle with the bike seat.

  • Stefan Grach
    Stefan Grach 9 месяцев назад

    Use a helmet I didn't when I was unloading my dirt bike off my dad's truck and because the front shock was compressed from the tie down when he untie it, the dirt bike rised up and I fell of and hit my head on the tail gat of the truck them fell on the ground
    I got a major concussion and a hair line crack in my skull and I was only 11

  • zwingler
    zwingler 9 месяцев назад

    Hello GMBN and the RUclip Comment Section. I have a question for you. I have a Poc Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket and im not sure what to wear UNDER it. Can you give me some tips on this ?

  • William Sambo
    William Sambo 9 месяцев назад

    Hello, should I wear underwear under padded shorts? And what about a base layer shirt?

  • TheMightyOdin
    TheMightyOdin 9 месяцев назад

    You missed glasses.

  • sirnefyorq
    sirnefyorq 10 месяцев назад

    goggles...what about goggles? a must in the is fine. approved :)

  • Eddie Hoffmann
    Eddie Hoffmann 10 месяцев назад

    That was some tunny stuff thanks for the laughs!!

  • Austin Beldyga
    Austin Beldyga 10 месяцев назад

    Was Neil bitten by a shark or was that a tattoo?

  • ratfvck
    ratfvck 10 месяцев назад

    "last but least"

  • khim tv
    khim tv 10 месяцев назад +1

    i'm just a beginner and i forgot my water last time and it's sucks man i think i'm gonna die haha

  • A Mas.0
    A Mas.0 10 месяцев назад +6

    everytime i see someone on the trail without a helmet i say "WHOA MAN NICE FUCKING HELMET!!!"

    • Cadde
      Cadde 8 месяцев назад +1

      Yeah you do that... Have fun being kicked off your bike.

  • nathan smith
    nathan smith 10 месяцев назад

    we're can i get the Jersey from thy look cool

    • Odis Redding
      Odis Redding 10 месяцев назад

      nathan smith We're = We are

  • Oregon Phototrekker
    Oregon Phototrekker 10 месяцев назад +2

    I'd say eye protection is far more important than almost everything else you said was needed. It's easy to get a stick in the eye for any forested trails.

    • Cosmin C.
      Cosmin C. 7 месяцев назад +2

      Oregon Phototrekker or any flies for that matter.

  • Umbrace Titan
    Umbrace Titan 10 месяцев назад

    can you get the jerseys in the us? love the channel btw:)

  • Hai Tran
    Hai Tran 10 месяцев назад

    These are the masters of wasting people's time.

  • Adderall
    Adderall 10 месяцев назад

    niel has a tattoo ?

  • The Hillbilly Piper
    The Hillbilly Piper 10 месяцев назад

    Eye protection too, I always wear safety glasses. Don't need a tree limb or bug in your eye.

  • Butter Guitar
    Butter Guitar 11 месяцев назад +6

    I like how a bike isn't "essential gear"

  • Rob Perreault
    Rob Perreault 11 месяцев назад

    Hey please post which trails your riding in each video! Thanks.

  • Andrew Keith
    Andrew Keith 11 месяцев назад

    These guys are kind of unwatchable compared to GCN presenters.

  • nathan Vallez
    nathan Vallez 11 месяцев назад

    crankbrothers pedals are garbage! shimano or nothing

    • Jordan Vega
      Jordan Vega 10 месяцев назад

      nathan Vallez I think they are pretty nice for platforms.

    • nathan Vallez
      nathan Vallez 10 месяцев назад

      Jordan Vega that crankbrothers pedals suck

    • Jordan Vega
      Jordan Vega 10 месяцев назад

      nathan Vallez What are you even saying?

  • Mohamad Rafisham Shahril
    Mohamad Rafisham Shahril 11 месяцев назад

    how to buy the GMBN jersey?

  • Mare Ovidiu
    Mare Ovidiu 11 месяцев назад

    so funny :-)

  • Stacey McGrath
    Stacey McGrath 11 месяцев назад

    What's the model of the Scott bike cheers?

  • vageta super saying blue
    vageta super saying blue 11 месяцев назад +1

    Bakvas Video

  • will smith
    will smith 11 месяцев назад

    Any backpacks you recommend to hold extra water, snacks, tools and tubes, for those who forget or if you neeed a little extra. I sweat a lot lol.

  • Peter Parker
    Peter Parker 11 месяцев назад

    he said "last but least a helmet" instead of "last but not least"

  • Tole on3D
    Tole on3D 11 месяцев назад

    1 big mistake the helmet need to be full face ;) dh helmet no matter what bike you have

    • Reckless Rickey
      Reckless Rickey 10 месяцев назад

      Tole on3D Are you fucking kidding me? Not every trail is dh, what about slow tech trails?

  • John Bolton
    John Bolton Год назад

    I am back in the MTB saddle again after a number of years off and really enjoying it again, but I have a question. Does no one remember hanging the ass off the back of their bike before dropper seat posts? I mean, how the hell did we survive without these modern gimmicks?

    • Rynur
      Rynur 3 месяца назад

      Isn't suspension, disc brakes, clipless pedals, etc all just gimmicks since we were able to survive without them? Yeah they are mostly for convenience but they can also add in a factor of safety too. I've personally racked my nuts on my seat trying to hang off behind it or even caught the crotch of my pants on the seat while trying to sit back on the seat and had a hell of a time trying to unhook myself. A dropper post can fix things like this. Yeah it's not required like a front wheel but it can be really nice to have.

  • james guralski
    james guralski Год назад

    nice rides

  • Jake Dawg
    Jake Dawg Год назад

    I love that blue bike

  • LordDesAbsterdens
    LordDesAbsterdens Год назад

    Need food, water it will be convenient to place in a backpack. But if you still take a backpack at the same time, you can take a first aid kit and a bike repair kit.

  • John Suarez
    John Suarez Год назад

    3:20 sounds like 2D

  • Sage Roberts
    Sage Roberts Год назад

    Helmet is last, but least?

  • Omelini
    Omelini Год назад


  • Fin Houston
    Fin Houston Год назад

    I have a problem around my school where if your seen riding with a helmet you get bullied so I ride out of our village then I put my helmet on and hope for the best

  • rascal1234
    rascal1234 Год назад

    I would add eye protection. Blocks bugs, wind and brush.

  • Imeth Don
    Imeth Don Год назад

    1:21 he says "last but LEAST helmet". I hope that was a mistake lol.

  • godofwar2222z
    godofwar2222z Год назад

    Knee pads but no shin guards?? I think people are way more likely to slip and take a pedal to the shin then falling on their knees.......(some how)

  • Tristan Radeka
    Tristan Radeka Год назад

    What is the most important piece of mtb equipment? A bike

    • Sean Kelt
      Sean Kelt Год назад

      Tristan Radeka Nah, a helmet

  • Jonas Kaiser
    Jonas Kaiser Год назад

    maybe you can halp me. My weight is 53 kilogramm and I don't know how many bar I should give to my tires. sorry for the spelling and grammar mistakes, I'm from germany😬

  • Rawhide Leather
    Rawhide Leather Год назад

    Nice tips but I think you forgot to mention elbow pads.

  • Abdullah TUBE
    Abdullah TUBE Год назад

    i need a nice bike like yours mate

  • Icehso140
    Icehso140 Год назад glasses. One branch in the eye and you'll wish you wore them. Many trails are still narrow enough to include a branch or two...mate.

  • Rowan Ashworth
    Rowan Ashworth Год назад

    Last but least, helmet. Hahahahaha

  • Elon Musk
    Elon Musk Год назад

    "And last but *least* a helmet" - Blake

  • giggleherz
    giggleherz Год назад

    Thank you for the great tips. I had no idea about how to go over a log properly or how to lift the front end.
    I need to know how to set the front and rear suspension? I know its better to have it stiff when pedaling up hill etc. but what about jumps?