11 Super Cheap MTB Upgrades

Today we will review 11 of the cheapest upgrades you can make to your mountain bike. I covered 10 even cheaper ones in another video, but most of these do more to actually improve performance than those did. These upgrades are so cheap, that tires didn’t even make the cut. Enjoy!
Here’s my old video from 2016
Here’s how to bed brake pads
Here’s how to go tubeless
Colored Valve Caps
Bash Guard up to 32t
Bash Guard to to 36t
11 Speed Chain
Fancy gold titanium coated chain
Dry Lube from video
This stuff is actually expensive as frigg for a bottle, but per application it's only cents
Anti-kink Cable Ends
Stainless pedal pins flat amzn.to/2XhV6kE
Stainless pedal pins 8mm www.amazon.com/dp/B07NDQ6Z4Q
Stainless pedal pins 10mm www.amazon.com/dp/B07NDPXTXR
Tubeless MTB Sealant
Tubeless valve stems
Volume spacers
www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=yazuworks-20&keywords=volume spacers&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=xm2&linkId=0e08eed0fd9a4415ead514de5a5a3c47
There are too many different ones to link to specifics. Please research what your air fork or can uses directly from your manufacturer.
Stealth axles are another thing which will be dependent on fork brand and width, so do your research. If you are unsure what your fork width is just look up your bike on its manufacturer's website and check the specs. When it doubt, go to your local bike shop and they might just have it!
Single Speed Chainring
For most bikes with 2 or 3 rings up front, 104mm will be the size. How many speeds you have at the rear makes no difference up front.
www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=yazuworks-20&keywords=narrow wide chainring&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=xm2&linkId=0322d1d20d0a73d9144260dcd13d7c52
I’m sponsored by Diamondback Bicycles, Box Components, and Slime Tubeless, but no other products featured in this video are paid promotions.


  1. Salla Lappalainen

    Salla LappalainenПре 3 дана

    I sub and like

  2. Sami Hamady

    Sami HamadyПре 4 дана

    For FREE, I added 20mm of travel to my hardtail and added some progression to its travel + set the air pressure right

  3. Zak Mah

    Zak MahПре 6 дана

    He, I started riding this summer. I’m super entertained. Have a euro...norco fs3 looking for new

  4. Victory Joao

    Victory JoaoПре 9 дана

    seth wit da bling bling

  5. Михаил Михайлов

    Михаил МихайловПре 10 дана

    Am I the only one who watches this video for 10th time?

  6. kyler wallace

    kyler wallaceПре 12 дана

    I have a direct mount chainring and no threads can I get a bash guard some other way?

  7. kyler wallace

    kyler wallaceПре 10 дана

    @Michael Nye lol

  8. Michael Nye

    Michael NyeПре 10 дана

    i have my beautiful wife and then there's my Intense 951 DH my real sweetie!!

  9. Ben Watkinson

    Ben WatkinsonПре 12 дана

    How bikers flex: 5:18

  10. Harry Elliot

    Harry ElliotПре 12 дана

    I wish I had a mountain bike

  11. peanut monkey

    peanut monkeyПре 13 дана

    Dry lube is for dry, wet lube for wet

  12. 1Up Man

    1Up ManПре 14 дана

    I optimized my bike to be as light as possible so it has both back pedal brakes and single speed gears

  13. R-212 81 Jonathan Hugo Gan

    R-212 81 Jonathan Hugo GanПре 15 дана

    5:17 cursed image here

  14. Lachie's life

    Lachie's lifeПре 22 дана

    When you realise the thumbnail is flipped

  15. Harps Singh

    Harps SinghПре 24 дана

    I had to sell mine because I was running low on £££

  16. Sub to this tasty cookie

    Sub to this tasty cookieПре 23 дана

    Ya hope you get another one soon

  17. Harps Singh

    Harps SinghПре 23 дана

    @Sub to this tasty cookie it is what is just gotta keep trying really

  18. Sub to this tasty cookie

    Sub to this tasty cookieПре 23 дана

    Sorry dude that sucks

  19. Hazza G

    Hazza GПре 25 дана


  20. Ideal1980

    Ideal1980Пре 26 дана

    French bulldog is best bulldog.


    JIMMY JIMYПре 28 дана

    wats the easiest way to fix a loose pedal

  22. Fellow Traveler

    Fellow TravelerПре месец

    That "crustiness" on the aluminium valve cap is due to galvanic corrosion and can be simply remedied by greasing the valve and or threads before installing.

  23. Raccoon1400

    Raccoon1400Пре месец

    I bet you could spin the tire really fast with a belt sander too.

  24. Jhovdheniel Cañete

    Jhovdheniel CañeteПре месец

    your bike is 7 speed

  25. Brandon Black

    Brandon BlackПре месец

    Trick for the pedals, if you put them in the freezer then heat them up you will expand and shrink the metals making the screws loosen up and come out easier.



    imagine disliking this vid

  27. Davorin Suhanek

    Davorin SuhanekПре месец

    bye drama :(

  28. william strong

    william strongПре месец

    so cool

  29. Pavle Svorcan

    Pavle SvorcanПре месец

    IMA POINT OUT that to change your bike to a 1x you need a whole new derailer for the rear because of how it is built. A new derailer can cost up to $1000 so that using such a cheap hack

  30. iNVERT UK

    iNVERT UKПре месец

    I have a 7 rear 3 front geared bike, and the front gears literally dont work so im glad to know i can just change to a single one, thanks! Also how difficult would a 10 speed AND trigger shift conversion be? I plan on changing 90% of the bike parts anyway as a past owner left it outside and everything but the frame is in pretty poor shape

  31. José Manuel Cruz Palacios

    José Manuel Cruz PalaciosПре месец

    Estuviera perfecto si tan solo estuviera en español:(

  32. Randolf Abad

    Randolf AbadПре месец

    Damn in just a year drama is gone I never expect that

  33. onewheel_gerben

    onewheel_gerbenПре месец

    Dear Seth, i have a question, my brakepads, i use theme alot, so cult you help me find a brakepad that works fine when hes hot and cold

  34. Little Bouncy Creature

    Little Bouncy CreatureПре месец

    Hey Seth, us 3 by 7-8-9 drive terrain riders don't need bash guards, those are called the outer chain rings. lol

  35. Rodier Phaneuf

    Rodier PhaneufПре месец

    this video helped me so much thanks seth

  36. Owen Gavin-Keith

    Owen Gavin-KeithПре месец

    White lightning is good dry lube

  37. Ben Messersmith

    Ben MessersmithПре месец

    High speed pad on one side comfort pad on the other side

  38. Matthew Sierra

    Matthew SierraПре месец

    :07 I swear that is me on the trail... but in my mind, I am shredding lmao...

  39. Carter Nisely

    Carter NiselyПре месец

    I wish I had money to do this I bought a full suspension specialized moutain bike. It needs a lot of work and I’ve been trying to save my money. I work my butt off and still never get enough to upgrade the saddle, bars , grips, pedals, and break pads. It sucks but I just gotta keep saving

  40. emma wells

    emma wellsПре месец


  41. Phillip Bekkevold

    Phillip BekkevoldПре месец

    I got a "round" bash guard its more octagonal now and some pieces are lost to the forest

  42. Bottom End Fishing

    Bottom End FishingПре 2 месеца

    Who’s watching when the channel is named Berm Peak

  43. ZEN

    ZENПре 2 месеца

    For stuck fake

  44. Karam J

    Karam JПре 2 месеца

    Your dog looks badass

  45. Lil Doggy

    Lil DoggyПре 2 месеца

    Bro these vids are too entertaining seth make more pls these shits get u bread

  46. Eddie Waters

    Eddie WatersПре 2 месеца

    Will any Teflon Dry Lube work, or should it be specific to bicycles?

  47. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    shit, why not? its a lubricant, right? if you have some lying around then give it a go.

  48. Nugget_of_life

    Nugget_of_lifeПре 2 месеца

    i do not know how to adjust my derailleur but god damn i’m gonna figure it out

  49. genaro Casas

    genaro CasasПре 2 месеца

    Where are you recommend to order bike parts?

  50. Some Kid

    Some KidПре 2 месеца

    I legit have 4 dollars left in my account after buying my bike. Perfect Video!

  51. wastedpotential2

    wastedpotential2Пре 2 месеца

    Rip drama

  52. The_Biggcheese150 officiel

    The_Biggcheese150 officielПре 2 месеца

    I miss drama so much

  53. mcollier900

    mcollier900Пре 2 месеца

    Hey Seth can you do a video on converting an open cage to a seal cage bearing on your stem

  54. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    you need a sealed headset. seth wont do it because all his bikes have sealed headsets. i took mine down to my local bike shop due to needing a headset press and a headset remover'

  55. Christos Konstantinou

    Christos KonstantinouПре 2 месеца

    What bike do you have?

  56. Mr Smith

    Mr SmithПре 2 месеца

    I just bought continental tires for my bike, unfortunately it consumed my budget for the next 10 years

  57. Onur Özdemir

    Onur ÖzdemirПре 2 месеца

    u actually dont need it dude =(

  58. Cameron Childers

    Cameron ChildersПре 2 месеца

    4:03 if you ride in wet conditions normal chain oil will last longer.

  59. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    i find dry lube works well in the wet too...

  60. Sprouts

    SproutsПре 2 месеца

    Gangster Seth 5:17

  61. Neb Ben

    Neb BenПре 2 месеца

    RIP Drama

  62. Neb Ben

    Neb BenПре 2 месеца

    Comment f for drama the trail dog

  63. paul christiansen

    paul christiansenПре 2 месеца

    yes dream will be missed..RIP..

  64. mike percelli

    mike percelliПре 2 месеца


  65. criticalfxck13

    criticalfxck13Пре 2 месеца

    breaking in the brakes .........i gotta ask......do you not have a treadmill.......

  66. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    not everyone is a rich kid...

  67. Booper Ravager

    Booper RavagerПре 2 месеца

    Bro at least every good youtuber has started cursing at first but then in the future they become pg

  68. Mac Mccarthy

    Mac MccarthyПре 2 месеца

    Sub to Miller Mtb

  69. Thomas Carr

    Thomas CarrПре 3 месеца

    Great video seth thanks

  70. tomthewombat

    tomthewombatПре 3 месеца

    You should cover painting. It is an easy way to make old metal parts look new.

  71. Raine Hughes

    Raine HughesПре 3 месеца

    Hahaha, the link for the dry lube took me too a pair of leather slide on shoes

  72. luke cooper

    luke cooperПре 3 месеца

    RIP drama and congrats Seth for getting too 2 million

  73. Seth Marquis

    Seth MarquisПре 3 месеца

    When I saw that vid I cried

  74. Seth Marquis

    Seth MarquisПре 3 месеца

    We all miss Drama 😭

  75. jomax clux

    jomax cluxПре 3 месеца

    how much do tubeless compatible rims cost?

  76. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    it depends on what you want. i would just tape your rims or use a rim strip.

  77. Lucas Gordon

    Lucas GordonПре 3 месеца

    Love the vids, good work 👍

  78. James Shearer

    James ShearerПре 3 месеца

    This is the fifth time i Watch this video and i don't mind because with seth, it never gets old and the videos are intersthing, i learn things everyday,THANKS SETH !

  79. Vikks Arts and stuff

    Vikks Arts and stuffПре 3 месеца

    Gangster drama will miss u

  80. Kaltonian

    KaltonianПре 3 месеца

    I like the front axel idea which I will invest in

  81. Fords R Us

    Fords R UsПре 3 месеца

    I have a 2012 yeti arc hardtail an need to find the right calipers or brackets for it also need a 10 speed chain

  82. CurryPie

    CurryPieПре 3 месеца

    RIP Drama 😢

  83. KoombaKing 27

    KoombaKing 27Пре 3 месеца

    I spent all my money on a bike. No literally all my money my bank balance is $0

  84. TheAmores

    TheAmoresПре 3 месеца

    You should've mentioned that dry lube washes away very easily and isnt very durable, making it a not bad choice in wet conditions. I didn't know this and almost bought dry lube in winter. Great video as always :D

  85. Willoughby Liley

    Willoughby LileyПре 3 месеца

    If you live in the uk dry lube is not the way to go

  86. Willoughby Liley

    Willoughby LileyПре 2 месеца

    bananas stuff oh for me it just washes straight off and so i use wet lube

  87. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    it works fine for me...

  88. Justin

    JustinПре 3 месеца

    Lol he turned white to black 5:17

  89. Tyrel Thibault

    Tyrel ThibaultПре 3 месеца

    Miss when you guys rode cool shit

  90. Branson Hernandez

    Branson HernandezПре 3 месеца

    Seth, I don't know if it just me, but the links in the description for the "Volume Spacers", and "Single Speed Chain Ring" don't work correctly. Only part of the link is hyperlinked and the other isn't causing it to take me to Amazon. Is there any way to fix them?

  91. Muscapee21

    Muscapee21Пре 3 месеца

    What is this cable housing to cover Brake and shifter cable together?

  92. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    shrink tube.

  93. Kukyri

    KukyriПре 3 месеца

    This dude is fucking rich

  94. Ace Pxrrxllelzz

    Ace PxrrxllelzzПре 3 месеца

    I love this stuff but I have a question ?....can you put a dropper post on a bike that doesn’t have single speed ?

  95. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    of course

  96. Justin

    JustinПре 3 месеца

    Lmao at 5:17 though

  97. Jay

    JayПре 3 месеца

    Can you please do a best mountain bike under $400 for up hill and down hill riding

  98. Thomas Hardbattle

    Thomas HardbattleПре 3 месеца

    Rip drama

  99. Tony Webster

    Tony WebsterПре 3 месеца

    6AM was the firsts 6AM had 6AM

  100. Tony Webster

    Tony WebsterПре 3 месеца


  101. Dinel

    DinelПре 3 месеца

    5:17 R.I.P. Drama


    CARTER AKINПре 3 месеца

    Rest in peace drama. You will be missed.

  103. DuMBaZzBoB

    DuMBaZzBoBПре 3 месеца

    What bike stand do you use?

  104. apocalyptic carrot

    apocalyptic carrotПре 3 месеца

    11 speed, disk brakes easy to take off wheel. (Cries in poor)

  105. Stefano

    StefanoПре 3 месеца

    5% performance gain? Gotta get those caps for sure.

  106. Harper Foster

    Harper FosterПре 3 месеца

    Rip drama

  107. plz dont check my youtube channel!

    plz dont check my youtube channel!Пре 3 месеца

    Rest In Peace 🙏💔 Drama 😓🥺

  108. derrick destroyer

    derrick destroyerПре 3 месеца

    That's awesome might have to do a few of these with all the time I have right now from the pandemic I have had alot of time on my bike this year

  109. Garrett Cox

    Garrett CoxПре 3 месеца

    you’ll be missed drama

  110. Oliver Stagles

    Oliver StaglesПре 3 месеца

    What country do you live in

  111. PyrexiaBeats

    PyrexiaBeatsПре 3 месеца

    R.I.P Drama

  112. BeeRich33

    BeeRich33Пре 3 месеца

    Grease your pedal screws, Sunshine.

  113. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    he does

  114. Assassin 90

    Assassin 90Пре 3 месеца

    Kind of seems lik an ad.

  115. plz dont check my youtube channel!

    plz dont check my youtube channel!Пре 3 месеца

    Rest in peace drama 💔🙏

  116. Itsyeboizachary

    ItsyeboizacharyПре 3 месеца

    Man, rest in peace drama, you will be missed.


    FRESHASIANBOY eeПре 18 дана


  118. Sub to Me

    Sub to MeПре месец

    Dingdong Sanderbob I’m in stitches 😂😂😂

  119. vinnie_.11

    vinnie_.11Пре месец


  120. Gnarwhals from Gnarnia

    Gnarwhals from GnarniaПре месец


  121. J&A creations

    J&A creationsПре 2 месеца

    Yah but gangster drama