Mountain Bikes 101 - Questions you were too embarrassed to ask

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Berm Peak Express

Berm Peak Express

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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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WolfieThePet 2 hours ago
This video made me feel like an idiot
Fedor van Meeuwen
Fedor van Meeuwen 9 hours ago
I don’t wanna be the guy that begs Seth to give him/her a new Mountainbike but i just want to vent somewhere so what is a better place than a Mountainbike channel, but i really think my bike is holding me back (i have a older Scott Boulder) the frame is in a geometry that doesn’t allow the saddle to go low enough for bigger jumps without smashing your junk and it’s a 3x9 system has 1 discbrake (bc only the front has mounting point and the caliper is a really bad mechanical 1 piston system) and 1 rear v brake and the frame flexes slightly when braking. But there aren’t good and cheap bikes here (Netherlands) and i can’t afford expensive bikes soo in short my bike is holding back my progression and im mad about it but nothing you guys could do or me (instead of keeping hard work and wait 10 years for when i finally have saved enough for a good bike) thx for reading and bye
TheJasonO 14 hours ago
Dude, thank you! I get pretty embedded in new hobbies. Now everyone won't sound like they are speaking a different language. Appreciate it.
Zachary Davis
Zachary Davis 16 hours ago
I'm here because I have a hybrid bike and there's not much content for hybrid bikes. Since hybrid bikes are a cross between Road bikes and MTB I could watch either road bike or MTB videos. But the road bike community seem like a bunch of elitist d-bags. So here I am... Thnx for the tips man
Emerson Pagulayan
Emerson Pagulayan 16 hours ago
Hi you have extra MTB?
irvsstella 17 hours ago
@11mins don't put keys in leg pockets of shorts, a friend of mine did this, fell off and the keys embedded in his leg, not a pretty sight and it ruined the ride for us all as we waited for the ambulance. Stick your keys in a rucksack, or saddle bag.
timm wiese
timm wiese Day ago
how to know what is a perfect bike size for us and how to measure not wheel size but bike size frame, fork, and more for a kid too
veizour Day ago
Epic! Thank you! From a fellow 5ft4 dude. >.
Calvin Steele
Calvin Steele Day ago
A good friend of mine finally talked me into mountain biking a week ago and my backsides killing me yet I’m hooked, this video is exactly what I needed and believe me I’ve watched at least 20sumthn vids so thank you thank you thank you. I have my eye on a orbea oiz for my first bike wish me luck.
Rafael Valente
Rafael Valente Day ago
A Perfect and a complete class for those ones who just started to ride!!!! Thank you, mate!! Aplauses!!!!!
Noel Campos
Noel Campos Day ago
What is a Budget friendly full suspension Mtb... would like to be guided; my starting budget is about $1,200. Can you help
Moses KH
Moses KH Day ago
Fantastic video.
South Coast Tackle & Outdoors
South Coast Tackle & Outdoors Day ago
Holy shit Seth! I've been watching you and several other USshowrs, Phil, GMBN, etc... for years and this is probably the single most informative video EVER! I've had bikes off and on and currently waiting on our new ones to arrive in a few weeks. Thanks for the great work and keep it up!
Shankar 2 days ago
I've seen a lot of bike building videos. And I haven't seen anyone put some lubrication on the chain. Why is that? Do they do it off the video or mtbs don't need it?
Benjamin Chapman
Benjamin Chapman 2 days ago
Some of this stuff was way over my head yet I still enjoyed thoroughly enjoyed it. That’s how all of seths vids are. Because of your berm peak playlist of builds you inspired me and my friend to go rake out some singletrack in the woods behind our neighborhood with a sketchy rock feature. I just took my moms big a*s mtb from Walmart out there and had a heck of a good time.
Aymene Sengouga
Aymene Sengouga 2 days ago
i never drive a bike in my life, but I like mtb, thats why i never miss a seth video
ㄚ卂丂山卂丂卄 2 days ago
how about the fact that your videos are the main thing that introduced me to mountain biking was your videos
Everything Else
Everything Else 2 days ago
After a decade of mountain biking, no wonder that I didn't learn anything new with this video yet I watched the whole freaking video (and thoroughly enjoyed it) Thank You for awesome presentation.
shannon beal
shannon beal 2 days ago
Love the vid mate, great explanations and examples. Seven months and counting before I can jump on a bike.
Jack Williams
Jack Williams 3 days ago
Theres someone on Tik Tok with the username bermpeakexpress but I’m not sure if its really you and if it isn’t I think it would be awesome if you did make a tik tok and hopefully get rid of this person that might be pretending to be you
Necron023 3 days ago
I started laughing when you said try jumping w/o a seatpost, especially how serious you said it. XD
Style Review
Style Review 3 days ago
Thank you for all the information here. I was very curious and an amazed how far bikes have come! And much more besides...
Mike's Bike Journey
Mike's Bike Journey 3 days ago
Hey, love your videos. You just got me to buy my first ever mountain bike. Tires are wider than I ever imagined
Louis Naum
Louis Naum 3 days ago
So, you don't like wet trails in Canada? I guess most of the time in UK we don't have a choice
your cyanide pills
your cyanide pills 3 days ago
Thanks so much this helped a lot!!
xavier lennox
xavier lennox 4 days ago
what is a good 400-500 dollar beginner bike? love ur videos
Simon Mills
Simon Mills 4 days ago
Cheers Seth, it took me 2 years to learn most of that. So your vid is a bit late for me but glad you got it out there. Yours vids are excellent. Thank you
Gregory Allred
Gregory Allred 4 days ago
Elite Gunner 747
Elite Gunner 747 4 days ago
Can u do the same thing but for more advanced stuff?
Elijah Morrison
Elijah Morrison 5 days ago
What is a bike?
Elijah Morrison
Elijah Morrison 5 days ago
asking for a friend
Robert Boettinger
Robert Boettinger 5 days ago
Hey I love your vedios man but I have mountain bike that needs alot of work that need to get fix is there anyway u can help me with it
Jack Frost
Jack Frost 5 days ago
Excellent video, thanks.
Jesus Alvares
Jesus Alvares 5 days ago
I’m new to the channel. Is he in N.C.?
Clint K
Clint K 4 days ago
surlybonds71 5 days ago
Awesome video, as a beginner I really appreciate this stuff! Question...I love my full suspension mountain bike but lately I’m doing more pavement riding on bike paths 25 to 35 miles at a time. I like the option of being able to jump up and down curbs to avoid street riding at times. Is there any advantage to a Hardtail in terms of paddling effort on pavement? All of the different types of bikes are confusing, hybrid, gravel, etc. What type of bike would be best for what I’m doing probably 75% on pavement and 25% off road on trails. Thank you In advance!
Cameron Davis
Cameron Davis 5 days ago
An xc hardtail would be the best option for you, the geometry is optimized for pedaling and when you have a full suspension energy from your pedal strokes get sucked up by your shock which will decrease your pedaling efficiency
Thanks for the video... I learnt quite a bit 🙌🏾
Lorenzo DeLuca
Lorenzo DeLuca 6 days ago
The intro is like sex ed but with bikes...
John Doe
John Doe 6 days ago
Is the guy from Seth's Bike Hacks the same as here? If so, why 2 different channels?
Basti 6 days ago
cant a hardtail have a dropper too?
Cameron Davis
Cameron Davis 5 days ago
Jason Mateus
Jason Mateus 6 days ago
Lucas Commerford
Lucas Commerford 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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.
Clint K
Clint K 4 days ago
Maybe avoid big features and aim for a pump track?
Victoria the green cheek conure
Victoria the green cheek conure 7 days ago
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
Clint K
Clint K 4 days ago
It is normal, and a lot of other bikes/through axles have that.
Nicolene Meyer
Nicolene Meyer 7 days ago
Can jou pout a link for the week seelent
Joaquin Guillermo
Joaquin Guillermo 8 days ago
Can I have one bike jumper bike pls your bike is my dream bike
Jonny boy
Jonny boy 8 days ago
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 8 days ago
I love the fact that im 1.64 meters and Seth is 1.63 meters
hy dra
hy dra 8 days ago
I read this video title as mountain biking for dummies 😂
Paul Crowe
Paul Crowe 8 days ago
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 8 days ago
👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 thanks
josh 9 days ago
can i ask someone a question about fork suspension dust seals
bananas stuff
bananas stuff 8 days ago
go on...
Family 3E3G
Family 3E3G 9 days ago
Thank you very informative for me
Niko Angers
Niko Angers 9 days ago
how do you soften the rear suspension
bananas stuff
bananas stuff 8 days ago
air or coil. air you let a couple of psi out, coil you need a softer spring.
Prince Marsangca
Prince Marsangca 9 days ago
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 9 days ago
Muy informativo, gracias.
Rc Youngsters
Rc Youngsters 9 days ago
Madden Master
Madden Master 9 days ago
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 9 days ago
As a beginner, what kind of mountain bike should I get for $300-$500?
Hemein Sanntosh
Hemein Sanntosh 9 days ago
Can u make a video on explaining suspensions and how to adjust it
Michael West
Michael West 9 days ago
Good bike under $200ish? I’m new to the sport
Cameron Davis
Cameron Davis 5 days ago
@Michael West see if you have any friends that will let you take their bike out for a couple trail rides
bananas stuff
bananas stuff 8 days ago
@Michael West not for something that will take abuse for more than a few months or be enjoyable, no.
Michael West
Michael West 9 days ago
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 9 days ago
200 for a good bike is kind of unrealistic most good hardtails are around 400-700