Should You Wear A Smartwatch For MTB? | Ask GMBN Anything About Mountain Biking
Should You Wear A Smartwatch For MTB? | Ask GMBN Anything About Mountain Biking


(mumbles) – Right, it’s time for Ask GMBN, that’s what Blake was just saying. – Oh yeah, that’s what I was saying. – Blake and Neil in the shed,
answering your questions. – Yes. – Let’s start with actually
someone helping us out. So Adrian Scwizgebel is answering
a question from last week. So a guy was asking us
about drilling a frame for a drop seatpost, we’ve
talked about a bit in the past. – Sounds nasty. – But Adrian says check out the
wireless option from Magura. They cost a kidney but are quite fine. (laughs) – I like that. Cost a kidney.
I think they do cost a kidney. – Yeah I’ve tried — – There’s a lot of
technology going into that. – Kind of works the same,
you’ve got a release lever and then you can move
up and down yourself. – What?
– Yeah. – That’s good for a free
rider that wants to actually have a dropper post, but
he doesn’t want the cables, so when he wants to do certain
tricks with bar spins or — – But there can’t be many
that want to drop a post. – I would like one.
– Would you? – Yeah?
– Yeah. I would like to try. – Like on my Enduro bike,
I could do bar spins. – Ah, alright. Nice. Good idea. – I like it. – Anyway, let’s get into the questions. – Well, it’s like using your mobile phone whilst driving. You wouldn’t
want to use that whilst riding. – Yeah, true. You’ve got an
Apple watch, that does GPS? – Yeah, and I use it quite constantly when I’m out riding my mountain bike. – For talking? Chatting to people? – I do talk to, yeah talk
to Mr. Ashton on my watch, it’s a bit weird yeah. – Well I’ve got both.
This is a Garmin watch, and I’ve got a Wahoo computer and a Garmin computer as well, actually. And I tend to use computers
much more on road bikes because I’m worried about smashing it, falling off the bike
and it being on my stand and hitting the ground. Whereas I rarely wack my wrist on the floor.
– Exactly, yeah. – Although I do like
to wear a glove really, cus it does rattle around a bit. – It does, yeah, it kind
of bruises me a little bit. I kind of tuck it under my race jersey. But it’s the same thing — – Functions-wise, they’re
virtually exactly the same. – Yep
– Just with the computers, they are easier to read if you want to, so for cross country riding, road riding, slightly better probably. But you’ve got a big thing on your stand. – Yeah. Start now. Get into it
as quick as possible. Do as many races as
possible. You’ve been there. – Yeah, I started off pretty young, so 15 and I got straight into racing,
so that’s where I did it. But yeah, definitely think
young-ish is a good place to start in. Just get doing it. – Yeah. Keep going, keep
practicing, keep riding downhill. Enter a few races,
locally. Join a local club, if you have one.
– This is an old video, but we did do one where we asked the pros how they became pro bike riders. – I start riding when I was
14, which is quite late, but I become directly a
pro rider when I was 15. I had a chance to have a cap dye world cup back in the years, in the
mountain above Monte Carlo, where I had just been opening the race and doing a great time there, and had the opportunity
to meet foreign sponsors, so that one of the team
back in the US called Sun, that was one of the biggest in that, so how I got involved into the sport and signed my first pro contract. – I like it.
– You’ve done a video, on your how you became pro —
– Yep, how to become a pro. Yep. It’s pretty…It’s
harder than you think. – It is quite a difficult thing to do. Let’s do both of us. How
many bikes do you own, Blake? – Personally?
– Yeah, personally. – One. That I personally own. – Paid your money? – I paid my money.
Actually I didn’t pay it, I was a sponsor.
(laughs) And it’s actually a dirt
jump bike. It’s nothing, it’s not going to be good for
cross country or anything. – I think what Avriel’s probably asking is how many bikes do
we have, cus as part of our amazing job on GMBN,
we get bikes to ride from our partner brands.
So I’ve got four or five, I don’t know actually,
bikes. They’re not mine, I don’t own them, we
borrow them for the sake of making videos and
then they get sent back. Same I own a road bike and I
own a really old mountain bike I use as a commuter bike,
but as far as having bikes I’ve got plenty —
– I’ve got plenty — – I just don’t own them. – We just own about ten or
something. That’s quite a lot. – Yeah that is a lot,
you’ve got loads of bikes. – Yeah, I’ve got loads of bikes. – Well you seem to ride your
new Proof Bikepacking bike — – I do like that, and the Phat bike. – Yeah.
– Yeah. And my Gambler —
– I forgot about your Phatty. – Yeah, she’s tucked away really for the snow season to come on. My wife’s got two bikes,
she’s got more bikes than me. And she’s got a real fancy mountain bike. (laughs) She doesn’t even ride it. – Right, next question
comes from Andor Yoko, whose got creaks, I’ve
got creaks in my pedals. I used some sort of vaseline
– That’s wrong. – Any other grease I should use instead? – Yes. Well — – Vaseline is really thin, isn’t it? – Yeah and that can wear out quite well. I know it’s quite good
for dispersing water, so water can’t get in there but — – I used to use it in the
old days on my grip shift cus it was super super
light. But as far as pedals, you want something a bit thicker. – Yeah, I’ve used industrial,
you know those grease guns — – Yeah, they come with marine
grease. That’s pretty extreme. – Yeah, that’s just what I use cus I didn’t want squeaky pedals. – But I know a man that
knows a lot about grease. His names Andrew Dawes, he spends all his time in the workshop. Let’s get him to tell us about it. – This is the bare minimum
that you really should be having to look after your bike at home. So you’re gonna need some
sort of water displacer, now you’d use these
after cleaning your bike. Then you’re gonna need
some sort of chain lube, there’s various different
ones in the market, which we’re going to explain to you later. A generic sort of spray
lube, cus you can use these in various places on
your bike that you can’t get to with a chain lube.
And some sort of grease. – God, he knows a lot about lubricating. – He does, doesn’t he?
– Wow – I don’t know what he’s been
doing. He knows everything. – He knows everything. – “I was thinking about getting
a Nukeproof 275 Scout Race”, What’s yours? That’s Scout? – I’ve got the Scout Comp.
– Alright. – About the same size as Neil and myself (laughs) I would go, cut them down, I would 760. – Yeah, it’s easy to cut them down. Get yourself a hacksaw
or if dad or your mom got a hacksaw. You’re only
13, you might not have your own hacksaw.
– No. And a ruler. – Yeah, try to do it
as straight as you can and don’t, obviously, don’t go too narrow, you can’t stick it back — – You can’t put it back on. No. – Maybe even try 780. No 760 is good – Do it in steps. Cut it down. Feel it. Too wide, cut it down a bit more. – You know this, but 10 mL
off each side adds up to 20 mL – Yeah, don’t forget, cus
I have done that before at a young age, and I
had bars this narrow. (laughs) – Trials bike questions, we
haven’t got mine here today We’ve talked about — – Should we go passed this one? – No, we’ll try, we’ll try this. Talking about maybe running
short a pedal, cranks, that’s what I’m on about, so
you don’t get pedal strikes. But wouldn’t a longer
crank help get more torque for those big jumps. Long
jumps. What is the norm? – The norm, what’s seven five. – Well a normal, normal bike
would be one seven five. You can get shorter, I
used to run one six five — – On downhill bikes, my
downhill bike has one six five. – Cus you sag in and
obviously you want to pedal over rough stuff. E Bikes,
I tried one the other week, had one five five cranks. – I’ve not seen, I’ve not heard of that — – Feels like you’re on a kids bike. – That could be good on
a…yeah I can see it. – But, you know what,
as far as actual sort of affecting the power you
put in, GCN have done a video about crank length.
They said it doesn’t matter. Conclusion was, it didn’t matter. But I don’t know about torque — – Torque, yeah. Maybe there’s a video on
it for mountain bikes. – Well we should ask the trials expert, but he’s not in today.
– He’s not in today. – Sorry we couldn’t answer
that one, to the point. – Okay, this is, I had an
issue, I’d just come back from Audi Nines and I was
riding a coil shock — – On your Gambler?
– On my Gambler. It’s a Fox X2 coil, It was a 550 spring, everything was —
– That’s quite a heavy spring. – Yeah, but it’s not heavy enough. – Yeah. – So it’s really good in the
woods, and on the rough stuff cus the feedback on the coil is insane – – Yeah.
– I loved it. – Small bumps —
– Yeah. – And I was like, could
not get it stiff enough and you could run a stiffer coil, a lot of the big boys out
there, like FZ Series, they run coils. And they’re running like 600, 650, 800 springs. – Thing about an air
shock is you can adjust how much it ramps up as well.
– You can, yeah. – With volume, spaces, and all that. – Yeah. I prefer air for free ride, cus I’ve maxed out I’ve got an X-Pro, no I’ve got an X2 Fox Screw Shock, I’ve maxed it out. And
I’ve got the 2019 one, and that one you can run 300 psi, and it feels like wood.
It is by far better — – Yeah.
– For free riding. And bigger jumps. For free riding. – Next question. – Yeah, yeah. If the clip fits. – You can, yeah. Loads of
people used to do this. Personally, it’s not weird,
it’s fine, totally fine but you’re gonna have quite a stiff sole with quite a big pedal.
I think the bigger pedals are better with softer sole,
so you get a bit of a feel through there, but it
definitely will work. I’m not sure it’s optimum. – Would it work, cus you
know some of those shoes, the Mavic ones, they’ve
got big football studs. – Yeah. – You might have to remove them out. – I think they will work.
Is the actual answer. I guess if you’ve got big feet, yes you can go for bigger pedals. – Yeah. Donny runs a big pedal. – So yeah, you can get
the Crankbrother stamp in small or large, I tend to run small and I’ve got a size UK
eight, which is a US nine. – Same as me, yeah. – So what, you run a small as well? – I run a small as well,
yeah. I think kind of perfect, Donny’s got a size 14 or like — – So he runs large, which are big, and I’m fine with the smaller ones. I’m sort of on the cusp, if you look at the Crankbrothers website.
At what size pedal I should be using. And you can get
those in the stamp too, the lower end ones, which are 70 pounds, and I’m not sure on dollars and euors, but they’re cheaper than
some of the ones we run. – Yeah.
– The higher up — – Yeah.
– Can you get the bigger ones? Yes, the large.
– Yeah. With a small foot you can
use any pedal, can’t you? – Yeah.
– Like we could go for a wide, or like a bigger one —
– Yeah. – Just feels a bit weird, but you’ve got more platform and grip and
the big guy needs to — – I quite like having a bit
of curl over the pedals. – Yeah, you get more
grip, and you can curl, it feels like you can curl your foot — – But then if you’ve got massive foot and you’ve got a little pedal. – You’re curling all the way around. (laughs)
– Get lost in your shoe — – Like monkey feet. – Yeah.
(laughs) – Right, quick fire round.
– Ooh. – Cus we’ve been going on for ages — – Yeah, yeah. – Yes, you can, you can. If it fits. – Yeah, that’s what it says, as long as it has the same steerer, yeah. – No. – Yeah, you’re not gonna have
clearance on some of them. (laughs) – Well, if you’re good at engineering, yes you can, but why? – Yeah, probably not. – Well if everyone was
racing a Hard Tail then potentially the fasted one, yes, would win the World Cup. – But if they’re all
riding downhill bikes, no. – No. Hell no.
(laughs) – What should cross country marathon, and cross country Olympic
riders do in the off season? – Sleep.
(laughs) Cus they’ve had a hell of a year. – I was gonna say
cyclocross, cus that’s hard. – Oh yes.
– And a lot of them do that in the off season. – I think they go training.
– Sleep as well, yeah. – Yeah, they don’t stop those people. – No.
– They don’t stop. – Okay, quick fire’s done dust. Now to, correct me if I’m wrong, so you guys have been
sending in your cool videos via the uploader, so
we can check them out, see what you’re doing and
try to give you some advice for what things go wrong. So this one has come from… Samuel in Vallåsen Bike Park, Sweden. – And he’s riding a Nukeproof Scout. – Yeah, so —
– Custom. – He wants to — – Looks like a good spot, dunnit? – He wants to go faster and higher, so this is the first attempt,
overshoot that a bit, didn’t he? So first one, bit of an overshoot, so I’ll say slow it down
and go a bit higher, also the bars went a bit askew left, so that can be a bit dodgy
if you get a bit sideways in the air and land with bars sideways — – Yeah, yeah. You gotta loosen
up a little bit in the air, as well. It looks like
you were stiffened up cus you’re coming in too
fast for a small jump. The thing is with pop and going higher, but you want to go faster as well. – Yeah that’s what he’s saying, he wants to go fast and higher. – Okay. Well then you
gotta pull up using that bunny hop technique and push into that lip bring the bars way up into you, and fall up with your hips, curling your feet in the
pedals. Like a big bunny hop. – Yeah, just get a real
nice take off rather than trying to use speed to just bomb over it, I would say maybe slow down a touch. – It’s not all about speed
when you want to go high. – Go higher. But, that’s pretty good.
– Yeah it is pretty good. – Nice one. Keep sending videos, we’ll check them out and
we’ll try to help you out on whatever you think
you need some help with. Right, what videos are
we gonna throw to, Blake? – Woo. What should we do?
They’re at our mercy. Um. (laughs) – Here you go. How to be
a Pro. Click over here. My version of How to become a Pro. How I became a Pro. – I’ll refer to another
one of your videos, your bike packing one. Click over here, it’s a wicked one if
you’ve not seen it already. Hit that sub button, we
love to see new subscribers. – Yeah, let us know in
the comments down below, any questions that you want asking in the next weeks GMBN —
– Yep. – And we’ll see you next Thursday. – Thumbs up.

100 thoughts on “Should You Wear A Smartwatch For MTB? | Ask GMBN Anything About Mountain Biking”

  1. Global Mountain Bike Network says:

    Don't forget to leave us your questions using #AskGMBN in the comments below 👇

  2. Dylan M says:

    Actually if you cut your bars to short you can put it back on if your good at welding….

  3. Dylan M says:

    #askgmbn hi gmbn I am wanting to upgrade my fork I am using a suntour xct but I am not getting all the travel as it has a coil and I am light and I can't change the coil. I am thinking of getting the suntour epixon lo-r which has air would yous have anymore recommendations I can only spend around £150

  4. theseob says:

    I use a TomTom spark as a GPS watch, only for data logging not for routes, since it cannot do that. It was cheap and it is small, it can communicate with extra bike sensors. It does the job i need. But if i was to explore unknow trails i would recommend a computer that can display the trail.

  5. Luke Ingram says:

    #askGMBN please could you explain why reach matters when looking for the right bike size. I'm looking at buying a YT Capra in the near future and some reviews have said it doesn't have as much reach compared to other alternatives.

  6. James Neal says:

    #askgmbn Hi I ride a Cannondale trail 4 and was wondering if you think I would be able to ride red DH trails on it?

  7. sondre Nygaard-Kristensen says:

    #AskGMBN How low can you have the PSI In inner tubes?

  8. skethoo says:

    i got huami amazfit pace watch and i use it all the time. after latest update it shows gps track on the locked screen. love it. its not waterproof but its water resistant – you cant dive with it. my one has survived 4h ride during heavy rain. cheap device but still works great.

  9. Deflated Cyclestuff says:

    1:30 in to viewing… what is with the music on the background now? Sounds like elevator music.

  10. Manny Meehan says:

    #AskGMBN I have a Trek marlin 5 (2019) hardtail, and I’m not sure if I should get a dropper post

  11. Jules Lenotte says:

    Yay good to see Blake back in the shed !

  12. DjxJt13 says:

    ( #AskGMBN ) Can a Sram XG-1275 10-50 12 CASSETTE, fit on a 26 inch wheel ? ( Rockhopper pro FSR 2003 ) The wheel in question is a X7 hub with Alexrims SX44.

  13. Harry 8642 says:

    I found wide handlebars give you confidence, you're much more in control! Also a shorter stem helps massively I have improved so much upgrading those 2 things.

  14. croog1 says:

    If you are using Garmin Fenix or similar watches instead of bike computer, you can check these multi datafields for navigation and ebikes which I created for my riding. https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/developer/89ccaebf-6d71-43be-b0a6-9333999ef6b5/apps

  15. Cody Gilchriest says:

    #AskGMBN I was recently diagnosed with a disorder that makes my joints dislocate easier. Cycling is a great sport for getting this disorder under control, but I would really like to do mountain biking. Do you guys have arguments that I could use on my doctors to persuade them to let me do mountain biking? LOVE YOUR SHOW

  16. Leo Scrimshaw says:

    im 14 and about 5 foot 4 and i have 780 bars and its perfect

  17. Dan Zimney says:

    Wireless!? Sonofa… I literally just drilled a hole in my seattube last night. I'll patiently wait for all the, "DRILLING!?!?!? but only the engineers are allowed to use the power tools!?!" comments.

  18. Jason Gleave says:

    On the crank question the longer the arms the more toque you have, think of it as a leaver the longer it is the easier it is bois

  19. Vadim Ponomarev says:

    #AskGMBN Hi guys. Why don't you delivery GMBN clothing to Russian Federation? I really want to buy GMBN hoodie, but I can't 🙁

  20. Nate Cordova says:

    I use an apple watch gps+cell for strava. I would actually love to get an iPhone mount for looking at trail maps.

  21. Sam Chili says:

    #AskGMBN hey guys, is 140/130 travel enough for a bike park

  22. cwbewley1985 says:

    Hey guys, love the show.

    As its coming up to winter I won't be riding much. it gets pretty snowy so I just go skiing. What prep should I do to my bike before putting is in storage for a few months?

  23. Mando Avelar says:

    When's the last day to submit a video for the giveaway

  24. Forceof Habit says:

    you should check out seth's tidy cockpit on his bike, it's basically what blake mentioned for freeride, the shifting and dropper are wireless and the front brake goes through the stem, allowing for 2 full rotations in either direction

  25. Marcel Carvalho says:

    I use a Polar M430 and it's ok for me. I miss the maps but I think I'll get a GPS computer with maps in the future.

  26. nick the car guy says:

    Ride to have fun, not track it with a watch

  27. WXOLF says:

    Apple watch, great for heart rate and Strava
    Also handy as it doubles as a phone if I need one
    Keep the good work up guys, Blakes so funny 😂

  28. Jo N says:

    I wear a samsung galaxy gear S3 and its sickmaps EVERYTHING heart rate, GPS map the trail, distance, max speed, average speed and more. Only thing is it calls out the stats at the worst moments and freaks me out

  29. Charles Holland says:

    I would have hoped y'all would actually get to keep the bikes. Y'all do work hard to get this channel moving!

  30. MissingLink MTB says:

    I had my computer but found I liked to see how fast I was going so I was taking my eyes off the trail when I shouldn't be. It's a distraction. Watch was nice as I normally wear a watch. Most of the time I worry about logging a ride I use Strava on my phone, then I link that with ReLive, which is a fun app that maps out your ride and lets you play it back. I have had my watch lose gps signal and do a straight line through the area that it didn't read. Middle of summer and real thick tree cover.

  31. Rejackson35 says:

    Hey everyone quick question I'm 6'3 and am thinking about buying a dropper post for my hardtail. I was looking at a KS eten but it only has 100mm of travel. Wondering if that will be enough for me or if it won't be able to drop far enough out of the way. Thanks!

  32. Shred bro Incorporated says:

    RAT!

  33. Ambientus says:

    #AskGMBN Hey guys, I've spent some time looking for MTB shoes (clips/ and or clipless) and I cannot seem to find anything for my gorilla sized foot (15 4E US), so I'm currently using my roadie clip shoes from shimano which were a tough find as well. Are there any brands or shops out there that make biking shoes for bigfoot?

  34. Mochamad Sina Sulaeman says:

    Blake, don't complain if your wife has more bikes.. happy wife, happy life… 😀

  35. Tommy Estrada says:

    #AskGMBN I'm curious about the kind of eye protection you use, I see you guys use goggles with full face helmets, but most of your videos where your wearing an open face helmet, you guys aren't normally wearing anything, is that just for the sake of the video, and do you prefer glasses or goggles?

  36. Jack Wood says:

    #AskGMBN I have a 2011 stump jumper comp and I love it I need a dropper post to take my downhill racing to the next level I was looking at the Fox factor external routing what mm should I go I am 5,6 and 14 years old please let me know

  37. Marcus Chick says:

    Could you make a video on how to buy a new, beginner mountain bike

  38. Enduro_Dano says:

    I have a Garmin Fenix 3 HR and I've found that it consistently under reports distance & elevation as compared to my cell phone running Strava. I've compared it to my mate's phone/Strava results and it's the same. I've contacted Garmin about it, changed settings and it improved by approx. 1KM but still under reports by an average of 2-3KM each time I go out. There are many reasons that can impact GPS accuracy but a key factor related to the device itself is the size of the antenna. A watch is going to be smaller vs a cell phone which is typically bigger. Bigger antenna is going to be more accurate.

  39. Sam Bryson says:

    #AskGMBN I'm 13 and I started mountain biking a year ago and own a cross country bike but ride allot of downhill is this safe thx guys

  40. petayV8 says:

    Ide hate not to own my bikes

  41. Jason C says:

    I have the crank question too!

  42. Jonathon Rossi says:

    I run and ride, so a smartwatch is the best option. Then for longer rides get yourself a Garmin Bicycle Mount Kit, it is basically a hunk of rubber shaped like a wrist that goes on your handlebars which you put the watch around: https://buy.garmin.com/en-AU/AU/p/11078

  43. JP Hovi says:

    A follow-up question to the shock question:

    If you are running 300 psi on your shock and it feels like wood, why still have a shock, why not just run a hardtail?

  44. Ryan Go says:

    #askgmbn hi guys a dj bike can be a dropper post??

  45. Isaiah Laydia says:

    #AskGMBN,is maxxis pace tyre was good?tnx you

  46. scrooge1374 says:

    Did Neil forgot to comb his hair for this video? Lol

  47. Ukyō says:

    GPS smart watch: If you don't need a navigation, put a smartphone in your (back) pocket to track the track.

  48. Narayan lfalee says:

    Ticwatch it's nice

  49. Minex G says:

    #AskGMBN hello gmbn team i was thinking of buying the bird zero am boost with 150mm travel. Im 189 and dont know if the 27.5 wheels are too small.

  50. Brady Hart says:

    for the kid with the 800 mm bar problem, i'm about the same height and had the same problem. 800 isn't too bad but you'll whack trees all day. I went 770 and find thats a good width.

  51. Adrian Schwizgebel says:

    Almost choked on my morning coffee when I heard my name.
    Cheers guys, love your content!

  52. Mark Nope says:

    My bike wears the smart watch. Right on the stem. I dont wear it.

  53. Sharvesh Kumar says:

    GMBN do a bike check with the bike's price.

  54. TeKnik says:

    With a smartwatch you also have the added functionality of being able to read your heart rate without having to wear a strap as well, so could be a bit better for training purposes

  55. evo says:

    I wear a polar watch as I am a Type 1 Diabetic and need cals and heart rate to work out burn rate on sugars and have 6 years of readings so know where I am. I have ordered a new polar Vantage gps watch as have moved up to the new YT Capra race pro 27.5 and compaired to my Giant race carbon is 3mph faster through the same tree section and can hit stuff so much harder even though I was running Fox factory suspension last year and uprated wheels and guide brakes and sram eagle. With the new bike my effort has increased and 8 months ago I changed to Keto diet and so much better and nearly as much energy most of the time.

  56. Stuart Rathbone says:

    Cheep flats: Nukeproof Electron. Roughly £30/€30. Plastic with steel pins. Does it for me, nice big platform and my 5/10s stick like s**t to a blanket. 😜

  57. mark smith says:

    Hi
    Anther way of putting the question how meany bikes you own ,
    If you didn’t have the loan bikes to take home with the job
    . How meany /What bike would you buy ?

  58. Mr.Jordy says:

    For the pedal guy the Kona Wah Wah II composite pedals are 50USD and they are pretty huge

  59. Keith C. says:

    Top tip for Blake – switch to the nylon sports band on the Apple Watch and it’ll stay totally secure on your wrist even over super gnarly terrain

  60. Ghostina1 says:

    Garmin Fenix 3 here … works fine with relive APP!!!

  61. GT_XORB _YT says:

    I am getting a bike channel started do you think I should start with montages or the trails#AskGMBN

  62. Alfiano Damanik says:

    #askgmbn how many bikes does gmbn own

  63. Shot On Iphone says:

    #AskGMBN Can you fit a 10 speed Cassette on 7 speed Canyon sender cf 9.0

  64. FishoutofWater says:

    Casey Neistat talked about a similar thing as the topic in the thumbnail

  65. alco samwel says:

    #askgmbn
    Who started first gcn? Gmbn? Gtn?

  66. mtb heaven says:

    What stem/handlebar cell phone mount do you recommend?

  67. Caden Farnsworth says:

    #AskGMBN Does a higher TPI, like 240, mean you'll be less likely to get a puncture? Also comparing Continenal Der Baron 2.5 tire to Maxxis Assegai 2.5, how does Continenal's tire have much higher TPI and have more plies/layers of nylon and are lighter? Looking just at numbers the Der Baron 2.5 looks like it's a lot nicer.

  68. Garfie1d73 says:

    Utter nonsense. A smart watch cannot replace a Garmin 1030. Data is very unreliable, heart rate monitoring with a smart watch while riding is a joke. I suggest visiting dcrainmaker.com That guy really knows what he's talking about. These lads definitely don't.

  69. Zoltar says:

    #AskGMBN I am 15 years oldand I want to start racing down hill and I want to know if it will be possible to do so on the TITAN SKYRIM comp

  70. Rob S says:

    #AskGMBN what do you think about the see through fat bike tubeless I sent in?

  71. mike kunnecke says:

    The fibit Ionic has GPS at a $250 retail seemed like the best watch deal to me.

  72. Jack Rainlyn says:

    Hey guys, my headtube and headset in general is really creaky and loud, and I know it’s not the cables. Should I take it apart and try and regrease the bearings (or go to a shop) or should I get them replaced entirely?
    #AskGMBN

  73. alco samwel says:

    #askgmbn
    i have a question about fork pressure

    when i installed 2 volume spacers in my 2018 fox 32 rythm fork en pumped it back up to the same pressure my sag was totally off and i bottemd out and flattend the firt jump i took

    should  i have reset my sag or did i do something wrong ??

    ps: love the show  keep up the good videos

    alco samwel

    netherlands

  74. tanakorn111 says:

    All good until there's no signal

  75. Johnsey Mods says:

    #AskGMBN what is the best air fork for 27.5 straight 1-1/8 or is there anyone to adapt for tapered, any help appreciated, Ewain.

  76. Josh Roberts says:

    One the large pedal talk…. check out the catalyst pedal by pedaling innovations. I have a pair on my bike and they are really comfortable.

  77. Garrison Corley says:

    Ur bully

  78. Stephen Higgins says:

    GPS loses accuracy over having a speed sensor, be it a watch or a computer. I recently purchased a second speed sensor for my MTB because I realised I was losing distance, especially on twisty tree covered trails whilst riding with my girlfriend who has a speed sensor (ant+) paired to her garmin

  79. Nathan Wells says:

    #ASKGMBN
    This is gonna be a long one lads, sorry,
    Basically I’ve got a problem with my bike. In one way my bike is two big. Reach and length etc is fine, the only problem I have is with my seat. It’s still two high even when slammed meaning that when I do jumps my seat hit me in the arse and then wants to send me forward ready to eat shit 👌, was wondering whether there are anyways where I can compensate for my seat being two high. Will higher rise bars or boosting my fork up bike 20mm or anything like that to compensate? Any Help would be great lads, cheers

  80. Marcel Marchant says:

    Hi guys !! What do you think about cleaning a drivetrain/chain with a steam cleaner ? #askgmbn

  81. Shivam Sharma says:

    #AskGMBN I have a cheap 110$ MTB. I keep practicing with it to become a pro and win MTB Himalaya Race. But can i be a pro only using this bike? #AskGMBN Another question is that should BUy a cheap helmet and other safety pads or the branded ones? AskGMBN Do you know any website from where i can buy used MTB stuff. #AskGMBN Have you ever took part in MTB Himalaya Race? My Bike: https://www.amazon.in/Hero-Next-Speed-Sprint-Bicycle/dp/B01EYSIGEK/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1538371357&sr=8-5&keywords=hero+next+18

  82. Oleg Revulet says:

    SPORT SUPPLEMENTS, do you use any? what is good for recovery or for better performance, pick power etc?

  83. Magnad says:

    #AskGMBN Hi there! I am willing to buy a new bike. After countless hours of searching for good deals I found these 2 bikes that I think should be fine for me: 2018 Diamondback Sync'r and 2018 Nukeproof Scout 275 Race. The problems are: Diamondback doesn't ship products to Europe and both the bikes are out of stock by now. Should I wait until 2019 bikes come out? If so, when exactly this period usually starts? I saw Doddy working on a Nukeproof Scout 290 Race in this video from 1st Jan 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeT5K2tXnIk

  84. Darren Horrocks says:

    #AskGMBN I use DMR v8 flat pedals, and when i roll over any sort of dropoff, the bike seems to drop away from my feet, and i land back on the pedal again (mostly). How can i avoid the bike dropping away from me and have my feet stay in the pedals

  85. Charlie Carnell says:

    Wh isn't there a mtb video game with DH, XC, freeride and enduro. #askgmbn

  86. Edgar Soler i sol says:

    #AskGMBN What is the best travel for a mtb being as efficient as possible climbing and going downhill??

  87. Hugh Daniel Mayer says:

    #AskGMBN guys I need your help, i'm in a pickle, I have finally saved up enough money to buy a new bike. and I can't decide out of the Canyon Torque AL 7.0 XL (175mm/180mm) in the blue, and the Commencal meta AM 29 Essentials XL (160mm/170mm), I am 6.5 feet tall. I always had my heart set on the torque, but they went out of stock, so I went searching around and after test riding a 29er (Kona process 153 cr) I decided that with my height I should go for a 29er, I spoke to many of my mates who race on 29ers and they said that it was way better then the 27.5. and now just out of the blue, the torque has come back into sale. I now have come to this problem where I am back into denial of what bike I should buy, considering they both are the same price and have reasonably the same geo and spec. my local trails are fast steep and rough, but also have tracks that are tight with big jumps. I do have a DH bike, Canyon Sender 8.0 2017, do I need another long travel rig like the torque? should I be better off getting a 29er? PLEASE HELP! give me guidance of which one I should buy. thank you in advance, and I really appreciate it.

  88. Jan Tschernoster says:

    #askGMBN Why POC helmets are pricier then others brands for example Bell or Giro. Are they really way better than other brands? Is it worth it to invest to poc helmet??

  89. Dahuino says:

    #AskGMBN I run my tyre pressure at 25 psi with kenda Havok 2.8 inch plus size tyres on my hard tail and I find that on sharp corners it loses grip both front and rear will lowering the pressure help or will it be too low my bike is a 2018 carrera vendetta currently all stock thanks

  90. Cameron Boyle says:

    #askgmbn hey guys love the show I have a question. One of my friends says that it can wear down your chain if you store your bike on your hardest gear is this true?

  91. Connor Bell says:

    #askGMBN I ride a polygon Siskiu d5 and I’m getting a lot better at riding I want a enduro bike but as I have a small price range would it be better building one up from a frame or buying a full bike

  92. Jack Wagon says:

    Broke my Apple Watch 3 on an MTB ride a few weeks ago. Hit a tree and smashed the screen. Have since gotten a cycling computer and won’t wear a watch again while riding.

  93. kråkfia says:

    #AskGMBN Hello my name is Liam I love your channel and I'm thinking about getting a new bike. I've been looking at the Nukeproof scout 275 sport and the Vitus sentier +, which one should I get or do you guys have any better picks for a mtb around 1000€ ? It would be great to hear from you guys.

  94. Stuart Woodburn says:

    I really enjoyed this Ask GMBN Neil and Blake are so good together and funny.

  95. Chauncy Gilmore says:

    Just got a dropper for a Trek Marlin 6 and it has changed the way I ride the bike . Makes it more versatile and fun . I love this channel and it's content. Cheers from Washington state.

  96. nwimpney says:

    GCN's test on crank length is far from definitive. While you can compensate by changing gearing and/or cadence if you're stuck riding sub-optimal cranks, I think it's kind of ridiculous to take the single ended approach people seem to take with crank length. If you're short, you might need shorter cranks. If you're average, normal cranks are ideal. If you're tall, average cranks are ideal…. Wait, what?
    I have a 1000mm inseam, and I've tried everything from a 75mm crank on a freestyle unicycle to the 180mm I currently have on my road bike. For me, longer just feels better. I'm pretty sure I make a bit more power, and it feels easier on my knees (More angle, but less force, I guess). I expect that with my very long legs, my ideal is even longer, but availability and cost mean I'm stuck with 175 on most of my bikes.
    That said, if you want to try a different length for other reasons (clearance, availability, etc) you can probably mostly compensate by changes in gearing and cadence, and that may be a worthwhile compromise in some cases.

  97. Richard Leslie says:

    #AskGMBN Any chance of a behind the scenes look at GMBN? Who the camera people are? Who edits all the footage? Who owns GMBN? GCN? GEBN? etc etc? Who's the big boss? How did it all come about? Are you really in a shed, or TV studios? cheers Richard

  98. Isaac van Zyverden says:

    #AskGMBN what did you guys do before mountain biking came into your life…like did you play any sports or do you have any other hobbies???🙏🏻

  99. Ryan Haynes says:

    #ASKGMBN hey guys I currently have a repco blade mountain bike and looking to upgrade to a full suspension bike under $1000australian dollars, which bike should I get?

  100. Bruh Itz Thijmen says:

    Is tomtom spark 3 a good navigation watch for mtb?

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