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 • 367

  • Darren Arni
    Darren Arni 3 дня назад

    This is the 3rd GMBN upload I watch, I really think you should let Blake be himself...that dude is funny. Fun to watch and yet very informative.

  • mountainbike och annat skoj
    mountainbike och annat skoj 10 дней назад

    I always have water with me on the bike even of i only ride 1km

  • Raul Medina
    Raul Medina 18 дней назад

    Eye protection is also a must.

  • Foxy Anàcrá
    Foxy Anàcrá 22 дня назад

    its the most important protection piece after the helmet for me..
    in the trail is always bugs and dust etc that can get into your eyes and cause you to crash

  • Tristan Oliver
    Tristan Oliver Месяц назад

    *Seeking Bike Buying Advice*
    My Criteria:
    - intermediate rider
    - not into racing, taking air, extremes
    - into trails and some downhill (intermediate level)
    - don't want to pay more than $2000 US ($2600 CAD) - used or new
    - open to 29", 27.5" or 26" tires (including switchout option like the Scott Genius)
    - Norco Sight and Giant Trance were mentioned to me (just to get it started)
    Your mission, should you choose to accept, involves offering specific models (year, model name, et),
    why you think it could work for me, and if used - what you would pay for it if you were buying it for yourself.
    Thanks in Advance!

  • mr.gaming beast
    mr.gaming beast Месяц назад

    For protection i use 200 dollar condoms 😂😂😂

  • Stream80
    Stream80 Месяц назад

    What about bringing your mobile with you, in case of emergency?

  • Talha Ansari
    Talha Ansari Месяц назад

    last but least, helmet

  • Jonathan Parker
    Jonathan Parker 2 месяца назад

    Hi my names Harry Parker age 10. I’ve watched loads of your videos and I always really enjoy them I’ve also noticed you rad t-shirts I have wondered if I can have one for when I go morzine, bike park walls, chiksands e.x.t ?

  • groundpounder24
    groundpounder24 2 месяца назад

    I wear moisture wicking undershorts, basketball/running shorts and moisture wicking t excellent for me. Moisture wicking socks along with cross training type shoes. Cheap MC gloves, helmet and Revision Sawfly safety glasses.

  • Siddharth Parmar
    Siddharth Parmar 2 месяца назад

    In some videos, you recommended the right saddle height. Are you suggesting one should keep changing the saddle height? Wouldn't that get frustrating?

  • Brendan Cook
    Brendan Cook 2 месяца назад

    Most common newbie mistake: being poor

  • Clifton Davis
    Clifton Davis 2 месяца назад

    Great video i found alot of other great tips here:

  • Cruzer
    Cruzer 3 месяца назад

    Spray water in the face = #thumbsup and subscribed!

  • Satria Septa Wijaya
    Satria Septa Wijaya 3 месяца назад


  • Sam Woolley
    Sam Woolley 3 месяца назад

    Is there any point in me riding with elbow pads ?

  • kyle B
    kyle B 3 месяца назад

    What are the shorts you wear?

    PJ CARTER 3 месяца назад

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

    • Ian Holmquist
      Ian Holmquist Месяц назад

      PJ CARTER. Yes, they said set seatpost low for downhill. Obviously if you are a pro xc guy, you are setting up for max speed and efficiency. They were just giving some beginner tips

  • Phil Crookes
    Phil Crookes 4 месяца назад +1

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

  • Toby Ellis
    Toby Ellis 4 месяца назад

    Love your vids keep it up

  • 2nd Life
    2nd Life 4 месяца назад

    Ya u MUST have a half helmet on. Lmao

  • Blake Shields
    Blake Shields 4 месяца назад

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

  • the amazing panda
    the amazing panda 4 месяца назад

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

  • Daniel CS
    Daniel CS 4 месяца назад

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

  • Richard Garza
    Richard Garza 5 месяцев назад

    Hey man, one must have eye protection.

  • Dominique Lawson
    Dominique Lawson 5 месяцев назад

    You guys have great humor it makes the videos enjoyable

  • Alvaro Soler
    Alvaro Soler 5 месяцев назад

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  • tony p
    tony p 5 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Snowdonkie
    Snowdonkie 5 месяцев 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.

    • Ian Holmquist
      Ian Holmquist Месяц назад

      Snowdonkie. Cause they are good. do what you are comfortable with

  • XNV CaNdie
    XNV CaNdie 6 месяцев назад

    you should make gmbn helmets

  • JK's_ STUDIO!
    JK's_ STUDIO! 7 месяцев назад

    my dropper post is stucked any solutions

  • Miiraad Krosis
    Miiraad Krosis 7 месяцев назад

    "Last but least"?

  • Leo Semonsky
    Leo Semonsky 7 месяцев назад

    last but LEAST?

  • Silent Tacos
    Silent Tacos 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

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

  • daniel abel
    daniel abel 7 месяцев назад

    Loved that moving follow cam

  • Stephen Fox
    Stephen Fox 7 месяцев назад

    Yet research has shown helmets do fuck all lol

    • Rynur
      Rynur 6 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

      Global Mountain Bike Network hmmm

    • Global Mountain Bike Network
      Global Mountain Bike Network  7 месяцев назад

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

  • Iain McLeod
    Iain McLeod 8 месяцев назад

    first aid kit?

  • The Mountain Goat
    The Mountain Goat 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Gunner McCluskey
    Gunner McCluskey 8 месяцев назад

    What model is that blue canyon

  • - Marc Gaming27 -
    - Marc Gaming27 - 9 месяцев назад

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

  • Jose Muzard
    Jose Muzard 9 месяцев назад

    1:00 nice boobies

  • Samuel Montealegre
    Samuel Montealegre 9 месяцев назад

    do you prefer knee pads over elbow pads?

  • Deech
    Deech 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Turk
    Turk 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Aj Richardson
    Aj Richardson 10 месяцев назад

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

  • gus hollen
    gus hollen 10 месяцев назад +1

    hydration packs are good too

    FUN ADDICTION 10 месяцев назад +1

    Like = no school
    Sub = free iPhone 7

  • Larry MF Johnson
    Larry MF Johnson 10 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 10 месяцев назад

    Slipping your leg and cuts it off the chain

  • Airwipe
    Airwipe 11 месяцев назад

    0:58 oh god wtf lol

  • Alex123 sup
    Alex123 sup 11 месяцев назад

    Last but least helmet?

  • Limited BmX
    Limited BmX 11 месяцев назад +3

    First mistake.
    • not being a mountain biker😂

  • BraveTamedHamster
    BraveTamedHamster 11 месяцев назад +1

    1:10 loved it

  • Alejandro Gonzalez
    Alejandro Gonzalez 11 месяцев назад

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

    • Ian Holmquist
      Ian Holmquist Месяц назад

      Alejandro Gonzalez. I beleive it is a video for beginners so stfu

  • Khadijah Brown
    Khadijah Brown 11 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Cadde
    Cadde 11 месяцев назад +4

    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.

    • Ian Holmquist
      Ian Holmquist Месяц назад +1

      Totally agree. In any sport nowadays there is a push to get the best equipment before developing skills. Get the most out of your intermediate gear before spending the big bucks.

    • Oakleaf700
      Oakleaf700 4 месяца 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 5 месяцев 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 11 месяцев назад

    Good stuff👍👍

    DAN MIDKIFF Год назад

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

  • walrusmelon gaming
    walrusmelon gaming Год назад

    3:15 Blakes awesome acting

  • Lewa365
    Lewa365 Год 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 Год назад

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

    • Alex Miles
      Alex Miles 11 месяцев назад

      Karl 355 Then you will crash and hurt yourself

  • SuperWasweissichdenn
    SuperWasweissichdenn Год 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 Год назад

    0:08 wtf

  • Nick K
    Nick K Год назад

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

  • Ellis Frank
    Ellis Frank Год назад

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

  • Sparklesupreme
    Sparklesupreme Год назад

    What a hassle with the bike seat.

  • Stefan Grach
    Stefan Grach Год 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 Год 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 Год назад

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

  • TheMightyOdin
    TheMightyOdin Год назад

    You missed glasses.

  • sirnefyorq
    sirnefyorq Год назад

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

  • Eddie Hoffmann
    Eddie Hoffmann Год назад

    That was some tunny stuff thanks for the laughs!!

  • Austin Beldyga
    Austin Beldyga Год назад

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

  • ratfvck
    ratfvck Год назад

    "last but least"

  • khim tv
    khim tv Год 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 Год назад +6

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

    • Cadde
      Cadde 11 месяцев назад

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

  • nathan smith
    nathan smith Год назад

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

  • Oregon Phototrekker
    Oregon Phototrekker Год 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.

    • Ian Holmquist
      Ian Holmquist Месяц назад

      Oregon Phototrekker. Psshhh

    • Cosmin C.
      Cosmin C. 10 месяцев назад +2

      Oregon Phototrekker or any flies for that matter.

  • Umbrace Titan
    Umbrace Titan Год назад

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

  • Hai Tran
    Hai Tran Год назад

    These are the masters of wasting people's time.

  • Adderall
    Adderall Год назад

    niel has a tattoo ?

  • The Hillbilly Piper
    The Hillbilly Piper Год назад

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

  • Butter Guitar
    Butter Guitar Год назад +9

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

  • Rob Perreault
    Rob Perreault Год назад

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

  • Andrew Keith
    Andrew Keith Год назад

    These guys are kind of unwatchable compared to GCN presenters.

  • nathan Vallez
    nathan Vallez Год назад

    crankbrothers pedals are garbage! shimano or nothing

    • Jordan Vega
      Jordan Vega Год назад

      nathan Vallez I think they are pretty nice for platforms.

    • nathan Vallez
      nathan Vallez Год назад

      Jordan Vega that crankbrothers pedals suck

    • Jordan Vega
      Jordan Vega Год назад

      nathan Vallez What are you even saying?

  • Mohamad Rafisham Shahril
    Mohamad Rafisham Shahril Год назад

    how to buy the GMBN jersey?

  • Mare Ovidiu
    Mare Ovidiu Год назад

    so funny :-)

  • Stacey McGrath
    Stacey McGrath Год назад

    What's the model of the Scott bike cheers?

  • Black Goku super saying rose
    Black Goku super saying rose Год назад +1

    Bakvas Video

  • will smith
    will smith Год 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 Год назад

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

  • Tole on3D
    Tole on3D Год назад

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

    • Reckless Rickey
      Reckless Rickey Год 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 6 месяцев 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?