10 Hacks and tips for mountain bikers

Today, we take a look at 10 bike hacks and tips. We've done hundreds of these hacks in the past, so they're admittedly getting more obscure as time goes on. Nowadays, I keep a running list in the notes app on my phone, and just add them as they come. It took about 5 months this time.
To watch all the old hacks videos, check out this playlist bit.ly/2oYCD0i
Check out Eric Porter's video on the tube hack rsclub.info/life/video/fmPcltZlj5eowtc.html
Watch me build a mountain bike trail system in my backyard bit.ly/2jXkMEq
Here's the one I built in my old backyard bit.ly/2lzA56O
All music in this video is from share.epidemicsound.com/trQSg
#mountainbiking #cycling
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  1. sonaarr

    sonaarrПре 10 сати

    Who else* watches these videos despite having a cheap walmart mtb and has never went on a trail

  2. some random guy

    some random guyПре 3 дана

    Me the only human on mars goes to take a pee turns around and see someone staring at me what the frick are you doing here nothing I have been here

  3. real FBI

    real FBIПре 12 дана

    “Please don’t hack, it’s a federal offense.” -Federal Investigation Bureau

  4. Alex Reeder

    Alex ReederПре 3 дана

    Lmao 😂

  5. Matt Nyman

    Matt NymanПре 13 дана

    the shock pump tip really worked, thanks.

  6. Janine McKibbin

    Janine McKibbinПре 14 дана

    I like your channel because they all are inspiring

  7. TheSpiesi

    TheSpiesiПре 15 дана

    U can put some parts of cutted inner Tube around the ratched strap to protect the frame

  8. straitline sender

    straitline senderПре 16 дана

    3:35 saved My Ass today

  9. Hermitcam

    HermitcamПре 17 дана

    Use a nail file for the ends of zip ties to blunt them.

  10. Sergio Rodriguez

    Sergio RodriguezПре 18 дана

    This guy looks alot like the guy in the documentary that killed his wife and two kids in colorado

  11. K

    KПре 19 дана

    Can’t cover your license plate unless you want a ticket.

  12. matteastwood87

    matteastwood87Пре 23 дана

    I learnt my local trails with grindr

  13. Luck mk Lp

    Luck mk LpПре 24 дана

    Since i saw this video i summoned 3 locals 😂

  14. Sophia Maranan

    Sophia MarananПре 25 дана

    Seth you can store a master link on the seat post just tape it so it does not rattle when you're jumping

  15. Maximus MVP

    Maximus MVPПре 25 дана

    3:19 where can i buy this?

  16. Ahmed Housni

    Ahmed HousniПре 26 дана

    For your next bike hacks video: You can use on of those phone bisep mounts used in running and hiking to mount your phone to your top tube

  17. anargya ramadhan

    anargya ramadhanПре 28 дана

    How you even find out the "summon a local" personal experience its does work because seths is not 5 min craft

  18. Cleidson Coelho

    Cleidson CoelhoПре 28 дана

    RSclub cleidson Coelho curte

  19. Andrew Ince

    Andrew InceПре 29 дана

    That last tip always works. Every. Bloody. Time.

  20. Kindly Help me to Reach 5000 Subscribers

    Kindly Help me to Reach 5000 SubscribersПре месец

    I pray who ever reads this becomes successful.

  21. Zachary Lee

    Zachary LeeПре месец

    Who would have thought to use a ratchet strap

  22. Tom Gillard

    Tom GillardПре месец

    If you don’t have a tyre lever, you can wrap some electrical tape around the back end of a spoon (make sure it is a strong spoon)

  23. Madalin Stefoane

    Madalin StefoaneПре месец

    Intr un minut,6 reclame..

  24. Jade Bongabong

    Jade BongabongПре месец

    How to fix gear f not ship?

  25. Είστε Κλόουν

    Είστε ΚλόουνПре месец

    I want that red hardtail

  26. Noah Proctor

    Noah ProctorПре месец

    How long do you think his kids will have of bike freedom.

  27. NewtonRideOuts

    NewtonRideOutsПре месец

    Already Used most of these. Thanks Seth!

  28. Lewis Nelken

    Lewis NelkenПре месец

    I am a local where I bike so the peeing doesn't really work. I just summon a second version of myself, usually goes over pretty well but one time I had to fight myself to contest for my own existence. Careful with this one

  29. nm63

    nm63Пре месец

    Him: use a 29 Me with a 3 inch fatboy: ok

  30. nm63

    nm63Пре месец

    Hack: when its cold, wear pants

  31. The review guy

    The review guyПре месец

    Not a single time have I taken a wizz without someone coming out of nowhere

  32. Spencer Kinzie

    Spencer KinzieПре месец

    Either way still awesome pedals

  33. Spencer Kinzie

    Spencer KinzieПре месец

    I also have his crank bro stamps but I think he has the three and mine are sevens

  34. Spencer Kinzie

    Spencer KinzieПре месец

    I have his EXACT same kneepads

  35. E-Juan evo

    E-Juan evoПре месец

    So when I’m bored in quarantine I’ll go into the woods to make a friend

  36. Josh Davidson

    Josh DavidsonПре месец

    Idk if the ratchet strap hack is really a hack, its just using a tool for its intended purpose

  37. Wayne Matsumoto

    Wayne MatsumotoПре месец

    May I know the kneepad he's using?? Thanks :)

  38. Marcel Kuhelj

    Marcel KuheljПре месец

    8:00 there are proper ways to do al this stuff. What is a proper way of summoning a local😂😂

  39. Tiddy Milk Cockhill

    Tiddy Milk CockhillПре 2 месеца

    Summon a local 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂☺️😆😆😁😁😁🤣😂😂🤣😂🤣🤣😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😅😂🤣😂😅🤣😅😅😂😅😅😆😆😁😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😢😂😂🤣😂🤣😂😂😂😂😅😅😅😂😂🤣😂😅😅😂😅😅🤣😃😃😄😂😂😄😂😂😅😂😂😅😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😅😱😂😱👍🤣😱😢😱😵😱😱😆😅🤣😱😂 soooooooooo true

  40. Gossie

    GossieПре 2 месеца

    You can also stretch a 27.5 tube over a 29-inch wheel. It works!

  41. leo loera

    leo loeraПре 2 месеца

    You can use a bendy straw to put sealant in your tire if you dont have a syringe

  42. Brad Monbarren

    Brad MonbarrenПре 2 месеца

    Here's a hack. For a cheap and sturdy on bike storage container use 1 1/2" PVC pipe (as long as you want), end caps, and plumbers cement on the bottom end cap, spray paint for pretty. You can drill 1/4" holes if you want to mount it on the frame or use hook and loop. It will hold a small multi tool, 2 irons, a patch kit, and wet wipes depending on size. I use electrical tape to keep things from rattling.

  43. CometWoTB

    CometWoTBПре 2 месеца

    1:51 how is this a hack..

  44. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    well, tailgate pad manufacturers don't tell you to do it, so its not doing it 'by the book' so its a hack.

  45. Dontay Sullivan

    Dontay SullivanПре 2 месеца

    I’m sort 😭

  46. Tyler Jordan

    Tyler JordanПре 2 месеца

    What kind of dirt do you recommend

  47. Aussie Jules

    Aussie JulesПре 2 месеца

    Damn I remember how much I had to save up to get a gyro as a kid, and how much more I had to pay for a gyro for my OG Skyway. I’m just gonna run longer cables! Reciprocating saws rock. If you can’t afford multiple tools, or you’re going camping and only have small space for tools, a reciprocating saw can replace a wood saw, chainsaw, metal saw, hacksaw and angle grinder with just a few blades. If my workshop didn’t have an air supply and I didn’t have air tools, I’d buy one battery reciprocating saw and be happy for 90% of the tasks. When we renovated our home, for demo sawing it was 100% a reciprocating saw. Didn’t even touch another saw. Old cabinets, studs, floorboards, lining, it was awesome.

  48. ONI

    ONIПре 2 месеца

    3:11 holy that was smooth

  49. Tanner Douglas

    Tanner DouglasПре 2 месеца

    you don't need a car strap

  50. bigoak123

    bigoak123Пре 2 месеца

    I am just trying to learn what I can. I am just now getting into MTBing. I am not building a place to ride, but I am needing to get some small stumps out. I never thought watching a MTBing video would give me the “How To” to do it. Thank you.

  51. Kai Huneke

    Kai HunekeПре 2 месеца

    not using the ratchet straps is illegal in pretty much every european country

  52. Ben G.

    Ben G.Пре 2 месеца

    they have halfords in america? thats the halfords shock pump😂

  53. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    its probably a cheap re branded one.

  54. TheJudge

    TheJudgeПре 2 месеца

    Summon a local 🤣🤣🤣. Best.

  55. Enrique Ortiz, Jr

    Enrique Ortiz, JrПре 2 месеца

    Why would anybody dislike this video? So many haters out there.

  56. Agniva Chowdhury

    Agniva ChowdhuryПре 2 месеца

    6:52 like what was that?

  57. Brian Pulsifer

    Brian PulsiferПре 2 месеца

    Summon a local! Omg that was so funny and unexpected.

  58. The Butler

    The ButlerПре 2 месеца

    4:44 with fold out allen keys, fold out all the opposing side keys and it extends the handle... Seth seems to miss this in his example.. this effectively doubles the length of the handle.

  59. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    he had trouble undoing it with the leverage from a boost thru axle, thats not going to work for some people.

  60. 1.0 fishing

    1.0 fishingПре 2 месеца

    it's 5 A.M and i i just found out i missed one of Seth's videos from like 8 months ago so i got this as a surprise tonight.

  61. WishyVish Y

    WishyVish YПре 2 месеца


  62. Tyler Ellis

    Tyler EllisПре 3 месеца

    Did u know that u can use a brake lever as a make shift tire lever

  63. Ace the panther

    Ace the pantherПре 3 месеца

    Im 5.7 im 14 and dont where shorts one of your hacks helped me a lot

  64. Corey Horning

    Corey HorningПре 3 месеца

    *Unfortunate Update to Reciprocating Saw Hack* "After doing this countless of time, I can confirm this DOES do harm to your saw" :(

  65. Henry Robison

    Henry RobisonПре 3 месеца

    the 1% of people who actually use theese hacks taking notes

  66. Joe Mama

    Joe MamaПре 3 месеца

    Cut a rectangle out of a old piece of tire and find some where to keep it on your bike. If you get a rip or tear in you tire you can use the rectangle under the tear like a tire boot. This only works if you have a inner tube

  67. Alex Rider

    Alex RiderПре 3 месеца

    Hi Seth! One hack that I use on my mountain bike and road bike is this... go to the store and buy some skate board tape (the super grippy and grainy stuff) cut them into small rectangles that fit onto your break levers and voila, no more slipping fingers off of breaks when its raining or one has sweaty hands!

  68. Alex Rider

    Alex RiderПре 3 месеца

    Joe Mama oh shoot okay. I didn’t know that, thanks!

  69. Joe Mama

    Joe MamaПре 3 месеца

    Alex Rider I think he did this in a old hack video. Still a good hack tho

  70. Harry Parsons

    Harry ParsonsПре 3 месеца

    People put fox 36s on dirt jumpers?

  71. Topher Post

    Topher PostПре 3 месеца

    When you remember one specific hack but not entirely so you go through all of seth's hack videos and you still don't find it

  72. Trey Chumchal

    Trey ChumchalПре 3 месеца

    Solid here bro!

  73. Donot Robme

    Donot RobmeПре 3 месеца

    Nice pee hack. Kneel on one knee. Start peeing out fly or bottom of short. Gave injury excuse or stretching excuse or bandaid excuse or cell phone fell off bike and you just found it and can’t believe it’s not broke excuse ready. U don’t need this fir friends and family. U need this fir the lady and daughter that turn the corner

  74. Donot Robme

    Donot RobmeПре 3 месеца

    Peeing and someone shows up so true. Or u can search and listen. Then as u r peeing u notice someone already sitting or standing they were so obvious but u didn’t notice them cuz I was checking up and dumb the trail.

  75. Rush_ GamingYT

    Rush_ GamingYTПре 3 месеца


  76. Ben Lee

    Ben LeeПре 3 месеца

    Summoning local instructions unclear now am in jail

  77. Asif Dar

    Asif DarПре 3 месеца

    Love from Kashmir

  78. Hannes

    HannesПре 3 месеца

    Wish I knew the first hack before i totally scratched and destroyed my air cap with a pipe wrench on my old hardtail after I wanted to pump some air in for the first time after 3 years. Well atleast I just sold the bike so no need to bother with buying a new one

  79. Faed Zehrane

    Faed ZehraneПре 3 месеца

    I've seen several of your videos and the majority of hack seems useless to me or just comon sense.

  80. Noodle Neck Rat Ribs

    Noodle Neck Rat RibsПре 3 месеца

    And the grips wouldn't do it 🤣

  81. NT NT

    NT NTПре 3 месеца

    I like how he said summon a local

  82. Ira Sherlock

    Ira SherlockПре 3 месеца

    Could you use a hammer to unscrew the air cap

  83. Trees And Bike

    Trees And BikeПре 3 месеца

    awesome 🤙

  84. Graffitigoof

    GraffitigoofПре 3 месеца

    Can you make more of these videos

  85. Yash Todkar

    Yash TodkarПре 3 месеца

    Maxxis vs kenda . Which is better in 26" inches

  86. Jack

    JackПре 4 месеца

    If you leave your tire out in the sun or by the fireplace, it will make them as manipulative as a rubber band. I also do it with my Maxxis motorcycle tires, so it works.

  87. RAD

    RADПре 4 месеца

    You can use an old inner tube as a buffer for metal on metal clamped accessories like rear carriers that mount onto your frame. Use them in between the part that clamps on your seatpost and frame and avoid scratches. Edit: you will have to cut the tube to size obviously

  88. Savage Boy

    Savage BoyПре 4 месеца

    I don’t use the hacks I watch because it very fun to watch

  89. TheBubbleliveTV

    TheBubbleliveTVПре 4 месеца

    How can it be legal to block the license plate with the bikes ??

  90. Blu CZ

    Blu CZПре 4 месеца

    I once wanted to piss on tree in woods and as im peeing someone came out of the direction where i was pissing and I hold my piss and run off xD (yes i can holt a piss in even if I starter xd)

  91. Nafeesa Begum Soudagar

    Nafeesa Begum SoudagarПре 4 месеца

    A HACK FOR CUTTING CABLES If u don't have cable cutters you can take any needle nose pliers or diagonal cutters and a mallet then place the cable between the teeth of the pliers and tap it hard with the mallet or any heavy object and you'll have a nearly clean cable cut .

  92. Cameron Davis

    Cameron DavisПре 4 месеца

    1:40 I hope those aren't scratches on that stantion😯

  93. Nigward

    NigwardПре 4 месеца

    Summon a local by taking a piss 🤣 u never disappoint

  94. Hayden Harves

    Hayden HarvesПре 4 месеца

    7:53 you can hear Eric and Seth just can’t contain their laughter, they’re both chuckling 😂

  95. Liengamer _

    Liengamer _Пре 4 месеца

    Hack1 just use oil and lubricate it

  96. José Ramón Mauriziano

    José Ramón MaurizianoПре 4 месеца


  97. Sir Jeffrey

    Sir JeffreyПре 4 месеца

    Before seeing this video today. I literally used to think you only wore a helmet and no other protective gear lol. Makes me feel better when you crash that you do wear gear lol.

  98. Daniel Fortner

    Daniel FortnerПре 4 месеца

    you cane yous the tub of the tubles silent to put air in

  99. Lenny Rudston

    Lenny RudstonПре 4 месеца

    That peeing thing totally works because I was once on a trail where I have never seen a walker and the day I had a pee a walker came out of nowhere.

  100. eb_mcmeme

    eb_mcmemeПре 4 месеца

    This video is on the hacks playlist 3 times

  101. Charles Sanders

    Charles SandersПре 4 месеца

    You can also use a 26 in tube and stretch it to about any size. It might be hard though.

  102. ㄥ卂丂丂乇

    ㄥ卂丂丂乇Пре 4 месеца

    Since these 10 hacks Videos i just use hacks and not the normal☺

  103. crappy productions

    crappy productionsПре 4 месеца

    But for us short people

  104. Last Land

    Last LandПре 4 месеца

    MORE please

  105. Jonah Melcho’s Outdoor’s

    Jonah Melcho’s Outdoor’sПре 4 месеца

    I got a hack I made a chain guide with some 3/4 pvc and 2 zip ties

  106. Fyan_Rike

    Fyan_RikeПре 4 месеца

    The last one wasn’t just for fun it works