Top Mistakes Every Mountain Biker Will Make

Top Mistakes Every Mountain Biker Will Make


– [Blake] Beginner, novice,
newbie, whatever you call it, we’ve all been there to make mistakes. – [Neil] In fact, some of us
still make them all the time. – Number one, slipped pedal to shin smash. (screaming) (groans) Oh, don’t look down. Neil! Look at this. – [Neil] The classic. On the scale of pain, this is a ten. We’ve all done it, the
proof is on our shins. – [Blake] Neil, look how big it is. – Number two, over tightening bolts. – Just need to put my seat
up, I’ll just tighten this up and then we’ll get going. – Yeah, because this blue line’s really. Did you just round that bolt? You should know better not
to overtighten bolts, man. – [Neil] Number three,
forgetting your kit. – Alright, bike, helmet, snacks, pump. Oh no. (sighs) Not my hiking boots. I forgot my flipping (groans). – Hah, here he is. – All right, Neil, you all right? – What you wearing? – Why it’s my new GMBN jersey in white. – Yeah it’s very nice. I was talking about your feet. – Oh yeah about those. – Well I’m gonna go for a
ride, you go for a hike. I’ll see ya at the pub. – (laughs) Very funny. (laughs) Hike. Number four, unscrewing your valve core when removing your pump. What now? You’ve been messing with your bars, shit and now pressure and tyres! – Just adding a bit more pressure, almost is ready, almost
ready to take the pump off. (air hissing) – Aw great! We’ve just got here. Why didn’t you just do this at home? – I’ll catch you up. – (sighs) I’m at the top. Now you got a flat tyre. – [Neil] Number five, waiting for a mate. It’s a beautiful day,
the trails are calling, and you arrange to meet your
mate for a ride in the woods. But where is he? – Where is he? Where’s the time? I’ve been here like 30 minutes. I’m gonna ring him. (ringing) – Hi mate. – Yo Neil, how’s it going, man? I’m up at the trail. – Yeah I’m alright. Cheers, yeah I’m alright. Oh, Oh yeah, yeah. – What’s up? – Oh yeah, I’m just, I’m stuck in traffic mate.
– We did say ten. – Coming now. Yeah, yeah, coming. See ya, bye.
– Alright, yeah hurry up. – Bye, bye. Toss. (playful music) (sighs) Come on. Oh there you are! – Come on. You ready? – I’ve been here for an hour! – [Neil] Number six. Don’t be that person that
never fixes their bike. – What is that noise? – Oh I think it’s my bottom bracket. It’s getting a bit creaky. – We are going riding tomorrow. – Ah don’t worry, I’ll fix it tonight. – Alright. I can still hear that noise. Is it my bike? – It might still be mine. – I thought you said you’re fixing it. – I’ll fix it tomorrow. (sighs) – [Neil] Number seven, the gear cruncher. – Hey Neil. I’ll race you to the top. – Let’s do it. (snapping) Oh. – Ah (laughs) no! Winner! – [Neil] Tried to change
gear under maximum power, the most common cause for a snapped chain. – Ah Neil, no. – Snapped my chain. – Yeah. – I think it’s just too much power. – No I don’t think it was. I heard you crunching
through them gears, man. No finesse. Lik a monkey on a machine gun. – [Neil] Number eight. Here’s one mistake you’ll only make once. Smashing your knuckles
when removing your pedals. (screams) – Ow! (echos) – [Neil] Number nine, forgetting
a vital piece of your bike. – Put that on. – [Neil] You need quite a bit of kit to go for a mountain bike ride so it can be easy to forget something like an axle, pedals, water bottle, pump. – [Blake] What about front wheel? – [Neil] No one’s ever
forgotten their wheel. – [Blake] Oh yeah, obviously, yeah. Oh no. Oh no! Where’s my front wheel? Oh. (sighs) – Right, so there’s mistakes
I reckon everyone’s made. – Yes. – You ever been for a ride and
forgotten to take your bike? – No but I’m guessing there
has to be someone out there that has done that. – Yeah me neither, me neither. (laughing) Click on the logo to subscribe if you haven’t done that already. – And don’t forget to click down there for eight newbie mistakes. – Click up there for maintenance mistakes. Give us a thumbs up if
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