Assembling your new mountain bike with minimal tools

Today we’re going to learn how to put together a mountain bike using simple tools. Although Diamondback provided this bike and supported the video, you can use these steps to put together just about any new mountain bike, regardless of the brand.
My suspension setup video
Thanks to Diamondback and Slime for supporting this video.
This is the bike shown
Slime Tubeless Sealant for Mountain Bikes
Shock Pump
Compact torque wrench
Floor Pump


  1. Lucky You

    Lucky YouПре дан

    Is this enduro bike? Or xc?

  2. Panexplosivo H

    Panexplosivo HПре 2 дана

    God I want this bike

  3. Nic Crombie

    Nic CrombieПре 2 дана

    So Goodentight rules don't apply. *Put's years of automotive technician experience back in the toolbox.*

  4. Salty 76 Lax

    Salty 76 LaxПре 4 дана

    I know how to assemble a bike from the frame up obviously I I shouldn’t say obviously but everyone knows it’s fairly simple once you understand how it works however it’s just so enjoyable and relaxing to watch Seth‘s videos. God bless y’all

  5. Atif Ahmad

    Atif AhmadПре 6 дана

    My friend today is the wall.

  6. Lucky You

    Lucky YouПре 9 дана

    Max psi for this fork? Front one and rear?

  7. # Ttvdurrrburger

    # TtvdurrrburgerПре 9 дана

    I recently picked up a Schwinn suspend mountain bike I was wondering if you guys can tell me if it’s a good starter bike

  8. Matthew Sullivan

    Matthew SullivanПре 5 дана

    Watch Seth's beginer mtb video

  9. Riilar 47

    Riilar 47Пре 10 дана

    How i know if my bike has air suspension? Im new at mountain biking.

  10. Matthew Sullivan

    Matthew SullivanПре 5 дана

    It will say in the specs on the manufacturer website, and it will have a port to hook up the shock pump. If nothing else, air suspension usually comes on more expensive bikes.

  11. Casper Gunawan

    Casper GunawanПре 11 дана

    Hi from indonesia, i do like your channel, Wish i have one of diamondback bike, but I'm not afford to buy it. TT

  12. Cesar Mayorga

    Cesar MayorgaПре 12 дана

    I have a crack in my frame so I’ve been looking for a new one. I can’t wait to get one so I can put everything together!

  13. BadMTBrider

    BadMTBriderПре 15 дана

    You forgot to buy the twelve packs

  14. Kosai kind

    Kosai kindПре 15 дана

    Give me please one bike I dont have bike

  15. Lucky You

    Lucky YouПре 15 дана

    I got this bike, and what do u think about rear shock? Is it avg? Or really bad?

  16. baby yoda master

    baby yoda masterПре 16 дана

    this video is great thanks a lot

  17. Hp Gaming

    Hp GamingПре 18 дана

    I would love to have one of these bikes💪💪🤘🤘🤟🤙

  18. Justin Kuhn

    Justin KuhnПре 24 дана

    For pedals and other stuff u use a wrench for, u can take a pipe and put it over the wrench and then use it like that for leverage

  19. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    Don't do that to tighten it though.

  20. John Killean

    John KilleanПре 24 дана

    I’ve had this bike for 2 years Ridden it over 250 times. The bottom bracket came loose often. Give it a little extra over max torque. Not much. Re check a couple times. Ride it hard. You won’t hurt it. It’s solid. Get a pair of 5/10 free rider shoes and rock brothers pedals. Get after it. Have fun.


    THEE_GINGПре 25 дана

    If you’re buying a $2000+ MTB spend $30 and buy a cheap torque wrench. A beam style torque wrench is really cheap and accurate and could save you from hundreds of dollars worth of damage...

  22. Random fam 2.0

    Random fam 2.0Пре 26 дана

    What do you recommend a hard tail or full suspension

  23. Matthew Sullivan

    Matthew SullivanПре 5 дана

    If you don't plan on taking it on trails, get a bmx, or if the only trails you will ride are jump trails, get a dirt jumper

  24. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 21 дан

    Hardtails are cheaper and are better for most jumps. Large (20+ foot) jumps are generally better on Full Suspension.

  25. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 21 дан

    @Random fam 2.0 Jumping at a skate park or on dirt jumps.

  26. Random fam 2.0

    Random fam 2.0Пре 21 дан

    Rusty Nolastname I don’t ride a MTB but I like jumping my bikes and I live in Wisconsin

  27. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    Are you a beginner and where do you live?

  28. dawn cortes

    dawn cortesПре 27 дана

    Thats a nice bike

  29. Lee Vacer fpv

    Lee Vacer fpvПре 28 дана

    Would you recommend that unless your really confident in setting up a NEW bike, should it be done by a bike mechanic? Or just go for it? Thanks for sharing

  30. Lee Vacer fpv

    Lee Vacer fpvПре 22 дана

    @Rusty Willis Thanks for reply. I bought the Trek rail 7 and just let the bike shop build and set it up. Thought it was easier. But I'm sure I'll get used to repairing her. Ha

  31. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    Most bikes aren't that hard but if you have issues your local bike shop can always help you

  32. Danny Nagy

    Danny NagyПре 28 дана

    what kind of grease do you recommend?

  33. Matthew Sullivan

    Matthew SullivanПре 5 дана

    Park tool anti cease is great for pedals and axles.

  34. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    I use park tool grease but it doesn't matter too much, just buy general purpose grease for the stuff covered in this video. For suspension and other things there are specific greases though.

  35. ColorFulJBird

    ColorFulJBirdПре 28 дана

    I'm saving up for my first real bike now I'm not sure what too get but I'm thinking a budget gaint bike as the same the most bang for your buck dose anyone have a opinion on this?

  36. ColorFulJBird

    ColorFulJBirdПре 4 дана

    @Matthew Sullivan My father used to build and ride bike and he too told me to buy a rockhopper so i most likely will,back inhis day he rode a stump jumper that was completly built out.

  37. Matthew Sullivan

    Matthew SullivanПре 5 дана

    Get the specialized rockhopper. I have one and it's great. The guy at the bike shop told me to get this one over the giant and trek bikes because "they aren't what they used to be" in his own words.

  38. ColorFulJBird

    ColorFulJBirdПре 20 дана

    @Rusty Willis ether the ATX disc or talon 2 and meaby the specialized rockhopper 500$ usd

  39. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    What specific bike are you looking at?

  40. Bruce Lee

    Bruce LeeПре 28 дана

    Yep grease is a must, I know this as my seatpost and pedals are now stuck 😅

  41. ROBLOX player

    ROBLOX playerПре месец

    Guy named Mike uses bacon grease

  42. Cataca_91

    Cataca_91Пре месец

    please seth define affordable 😂

  43. Cataca_91

    Cataca_91Пре 28 дана

    @ya Boi happy now ??

  44. ya Boi

    ya BoiПре 28 дана

    Cataca_91 but still that’s clearly not a name

  45. Cataca_91

    Cataca_91Пре месец

    @ya Boi bruh i dunno his name bruh bruuuuuh

  46. ya Boi

    ya BoiПре месец

    Do you think his name is berm ... bruh lmao

  47. Carl john Galabay

    Carl john GalabayПре месец

    Hey wanna give it away 😂😂😂 just a joke don't take it personally and seriously

  48. seb seb

    seb sebПре месец

    What's the lowest the seat can go down? In meters

  49. ya Boi

    ya BoiПре месец

    It can go all the way down to the frame

  50. Zachary Chapman

    Zachary ChapmanПре месец

    If I have 27.5 x2.10 tires how big of tires can I put on the bike that will fit?

  51. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    @Matthew Sullivan Not neccisarily

  52. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    What's your rim width? Check manufacturer's site or look around on the rim

  53. Alonzo Gamez

    Alonzo GamezПре месец

    What about hair grease

  54. Colton Petersen

    Colton PetersenПре месец

    How much was this

  55. Matthew Sullivan

    Matthew SullivanПре 5 дана


  56. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    2K ish

  57. zen master

    zen masterПре месец

    Hope I can have that bike

  58. Jason Sierchio

    Jason SierchioПре месец

    Can't wait to get my bike Friday...

  59. mushroomed

    mushroomedПре месец

    I’m late but I’m really looking for a pretty good 1000-2000 dollar Trail or Enduro bike, any suggestions from anyone?

  60. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    @mushroomed No problem. If you're thinking about getting the Stumpy sub to my channel for my review in the future.

  61. mushroomed

    mushroomedПре 22 дана

    @Rusty Willis Thank you mate! I appriciate the help.

  62. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    @mushroomed SJ ST Alloy. Marin Hawk Hill 2 or Rift Zone 2. I own the StumpJumper ST Alloy and its pretty good. Those are my off the bat recommendations. These are all short travel trail bikes that I looked at to get. Enduro bikes are 160mm-190mm and start around 4 grand.

  63. mushroomed

    mushroomedПре 22 дана

    @Rusty Willis Yeah, In the back I don’t know something like 120-140mm

  64. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    @mushroomed Up front?

  65. Mason B

    Mason BПре месец

    9:12 that bug in the bottom left 😅

  66. Ricky32908

    Ricky32908Пре месец

    Must be nice to have a diamond back that isn’t out of stock

  67. jurastic anis

    jurastic anisПре месец

    What if I don't have a bike to setup

  68. Ty Olmedo

    Ty OlmedoПре месец

    who else was praying for Seth’s finger at 6nm hoping it wouldn’t break

  69. Scott C

    Scott CПре месец

    For some reason 1:53 made me really uncomfortable

  70. Kyle K

    Kyle KПре месец

    My favorite video watched about 200 times

  71. unleash your pain

    unleash your painПре месец


  72. Stoked Spokes MTB

    Stoked Spokes MTBПре месец

    It’s too bad that Diamondback jacked up the price on this bike, it used to be a bargain, but now you can get something with a lot better spec for the same money from canyon or yt.

  73. Gerald Fronda

    Gerald FrondaПре месец

    Hello im 50 yr old and im a follower of your channel. Never in my life i have owned an MTB. my gf gave me a gift and its a 26xer. Your kind of bike is my wishlist... thanks for inspiring..

  74. Armand Littlebear

    Armand LittlebearПре месец

    I think that is the sexiest bike I've ever seen 😍

  75. 21 Bike rider

    21 Bike riderПре месец

    What fork is on that bike

  76. DoubleClicked

    DoubleClickedПре месец

    I think it was a SR Suntour Aion

  77. Da Momo

    Da MomoПре месец


  78. Da Momo

    Da MomoПре месец


  79. William Marietti

    William MariettiПре 2 месеца

    Warning in 1 year thar will be a big pandemic

  80. MGgaby 11

    MGgaby 11Пре 2 месеца

    cube aim pro black"n"blue 2021 is dey good for start

  81. Killian Martin

    Killian MartinПре 2 месеца

    That sticker on the brake rotor annoyed me

  82. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    hell yeah new bike day soon

  83. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре месец

    @DoubleClicked it sure was. i fricking love my vitus nucleus. nicest bike i've ever owned and i've already hit a ton of stuff i said i never would on my old bike, and some of it in the rain!

  84. DoubleClicked

    DoubleClickedПре месец

    bananas stuff epic

  85. information

    informationПре 2 месеца

    “Something people can actually afford” ITS 2300$$$$

  86. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 22 дана

    @Rusty Willis truly good. The calibre bossnut is good but it is an exception imo

  87. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    @bananas stuff yeah this is where good full sus start

  88. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    dude. its a budget full suspension.

  89. Ty washabaugh

    Ty washabaughПре 2 месеца

    I wish I could get a bike like that but I'm only 15 and I cant save up enough anyway😞

  90. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    I'm 15 and bought a Stumpjumper from mowing lawns

  91. ya Boi

    ya BoiПре месец

    U should get a job

  92. juel lomugdang

    juel lomugdangПре 2 месеца

    can i order this kind of bike over seas ? and can i ask how much is the budjet ones ?

  93. DoubleClicked

    DoubleClickedПре месец

    juel lomugdang Vitus is a good brand for budget full suspensions

  94. BlackFlag94

    BlackFlag94Пре 2 месеца

    I have moly grease and red rubber grease for my motorcycle, will this be suitable for the push bike? If so, which is best?

  95. BlackFlag94

    BlackFlag94Пре 17 дана

    @ya Boi I come from a motorbike background and we call them bikes. MTBs are called bikes. It gets confusing so I give MTB a specific name.

  96. ya Boi

    ya BoiПре месец

    Push bike ?


    OOHBEEZПре 2 месеца

    What is the multi tool he is using

  98. Liam Hinman

    Liam HinmanПре 2 месеца

    "but my friend today is a wall" same

  99. Mary Jane Acebes

    Mary Jane AcebesПре 2 месеца

    Please sir old bile please?

  100. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    do speak english please

  101. HarryLS

    HarryLSПре 2 месеца

    Seth, I am a beginner on mountain biking and I am learning so much with your videos. I really appreciate you doing this kind of things. Take care bro.

  102. Fedor van Meeuwen

    Fedor van MeeuwenПре 2 месеца

    I really want to get an diamondback but they don't ship to the Netherlands 😭

  103. ya Boi

    ya BoiПре месец

    Diamondback is a bad brand anyway ...

  104. DoubleClicked

    DoubleClickedПре месец

    Fedor van Meeuwen It doesn’t have to be a diamondback. Although they are a good bike manufacturer it could easily be another brand like a budget one called Vitus.

  105. Victoria the green cheek conure

    Victoria the green cheek conureПре 2 месеца

    Fedor van Meeuwen i can retaliate I live in australia I know the feeling

  106. Giovanni Franz

    Giovanni FranzПре 2 месеца

    I wonder how it feels to be sponsored by diamondback

  107. Sergio Zepeda

    Sergio ZepedaПре 2 месеца

    For real I’m here bro, I’m building a loaner fleet for my self working on smaller projects.. So much inspiration bro thanks so much

  108. Luke Stevenson

    Luke StevensonПре 2 месеца

    Bless this guy man, I've got a Bronson coming in a couple of weeks and I'm dreading this part of it lol

  109. R. Carter

    R. CarterПре 2 месеца

    You mentioned grease but didn't say whether you needed to grease more than the bike came with on the post or axles. Also, do you recommend friction grease on the dropper post?

  110. ya Boi

    ya BoiПре месец


  111. Hellboy

    HellboyПре 2 месеца

    my bike has some kind of grease on the seat post and i dont know how to get it off so i have to kick the clamp closed in order for the seat not to spin when i ride

  112. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    wipe it off, obviously.

  113. KDMTB

    KDMTBПре 2 месеца

    Ok so if you travel do you still need to need to adjust the brakes if you take off the wheel?

  114. KDMTB

    KDMTBПре месец

    @Matthew Sullivan thanks

  115. Matthew Sullivan

    Matthew SullivanПре месец

    No. Only if you install new brake pads, clean your rotors, or install new rotors

  116. KDMTB

    KDMTBПре 2 месеца

    @The Hackman yeah

  117. The Hackman

    The HackmanПре 2 месеца

    You mean bedding them in?

  118. Dean Delaney

    Dean DelaneyПре 3 месеца

    If any grease is better than no grease can I use bacon grease

  119. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца


  120. isaac cuartas

    isaac cuartasПре 3 месеца

    5:40 seths blood is made 100% out of chocolate

  121. MargeSimpson

    MargeSimpsonПре дан


  122. Ragged Mtb

    Ragged MtbПре 3 месеца

    That moment when seth’s loner bike is better than your actual bike🙃

  123. shyfen1

    shyfen1Пре 3 месеца

    What bike is that

  124. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    diamondback release 2

  125. troy and Joseph Lewis 5349

    troy and Joseph Lewis 5349Пре 3 месеца

    Can I have a free mountain bike

  126. Victoria the green cheek conure

    Victoria the green cheek conureПре 2 месеца

    troy and Joseph Lewis 5349 I wish

  127. Woosh if your gay

    Woosh if your gayПре 3 месеца

    I dont even like bike but this is super entertaining

  128. Ishan w

    Ishan wПре 3 месеца

    what multitool is he using?

  129. Direct Gaming

    Direct GamingПре 3 месеца

    If I have hydraulic breaks and I take the wheel of will the brake fluid go everywhere?

  130. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    no. you just need to be careful not to press the lever when the wheel is out as your pistons will compress

  131. Bendroid

    BendroidПре 3 месеца

    Aaaaayyyyy seths got 2milllll

  132. Sebastian Obino-Mastronardi

    Sebastian Obino-MastronardiПре 3 месеца

    didn’t really help but still i love the channel

  133. ya Boi

    ya BoiПре месец

    Lmao how, this is clear as hell

  134. Brianna Macias

    Brianna MaciasПре 3 месеца

    hey, im 12 and i want to get into mountain biking, and the type of bike i want is a hard-tail and i was wondering what brands i should look at, if anyone could respond that would be great

  135. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    Good Hardtails start around 500$ but good trail hardtails start at 1K

  136. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    any that fit your budget. don't get a department store brand.

  137. The Hackman

    The HackmanПре 2 месеца


  138. Barry

    BarryПре 3 месеца

    santa cruz, trek, diamondback, specialized and lots more i missed

  139. aqua Gaming

    aqua GamingПре 3 месеца

    Your the best and inspired me to go riding every where and it’s been awesome knowing you I broke my arm on a jump and I screwed it up but while it was heeling I’ve watched all your videos keep it up

  140. KoombaKing 27

    KoombaKing 27Пре 3 месеца

    Watching this while waiting for my new bike to arrive. I’ll be doing all this in the next hour or so

  141. krystalsoong

    krystalsoongПре 3 месеца

    To think that a few years ago he used an impact driver to install a chainring

  142. zakariya pk

    zakariya pkПре 3 месеца

    Congratulations for 2M

  143. irvsstella

    irvsstellaПре 3 месеца

    Who do I send the subpoena to for stripped threads and personal injuries to? Use a torque wrench, don't guess it mate.

  144. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    why bother? half an nm won't do any damage if you have alloy parts.

  145. will berdon

    will berdonПре 3 месеца

    I had to install a new crank set and i usrd multi purpose high speed Greece. Works fine


    INAyuPAK GAMINGПре 3 месеца

    Could you do a giveaway but a acessories of the bike

  147. Henry Sortinento

    Henry SortinentoПре 3 месеца

    What about chicken grease

  148. Andi Krasniqi

    Andi KrasniqiПре 3 месеца

    What type of axle was that???

  149. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    an sr suntour axle. they have special thru axles

  150. chris rizzo

    chris rizzoПре 3 месеца

    This bike is $1200 😡

  151. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    no, its 2k. so what?

  152. Cian Thomas

    Cian ThomasПре 3 месеца

    In Britain some bikes come ready built for you

  153. JOVST

    JOVSTПре 3 месеца

    Can i put cooking or olive oil on my pedals?

  154. ya Boi

    ya BoiПре месец

    Wtf no

  155. jeron92

    jeron92Пре 3 месеца

    TIP for applying grease, don't apply it to the screw, apply it to the hole the screw goes in, less mess.

  156. Morgan Lotoski

    Morgan LotoskiПре 3 месеца

    I have Those grips for my hard tail

  157. Jack Wrightson [GSU1T]

    Jack Wrightson [GSU1T]Пре 3 месеца


  158. Zxne 87

    Zxne 87Пре 3 месеца

    Seth: you can put your handle bars on packing material I f u want so u don’t mark up ur bars. Also Seth: drops wheel on handlebars

  159. Larry Tate

    Larry TateПре 4 месеца

    My new bike has too much sag on the rear shock and I tried adding some air and it didn’t change. Any advice appreciated? Should I keep adding air. I don’t want to put too much and maybe exceed max psi and it’s hard to tell cause my shock pump only goes to 150 psi but it says max psi is 325. App tips, thank you

  160. Rusty Willis

    Rusty WillisПре 22 дана

    Yeah get a shock pump

  161. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    just keep adding pressure. unless you weigh 200+kg you should be fine.

  162. Charlie Williamson

    Charlie WilliamsonПре 3 месеца

    If its sag that is too much, then yes, you should keep adding air. This may require you to buy a new shock pump: i got mine on offer for £10, and it goes well past 300 psi.

  163. LightUpNancy

    LightUpNancyПре 4 месеца

    Seth! Love your videos. I have a general question for you regarding buying direct sales bikes. I’ve been trail riding for many years (I’m in my 30’s). I recently started going to bike parks but I rent a bike when I go. I’m very interested in a lot of the direct sales bikes. So my question is, in general, how upset do bike shops get if you bring in a direct sales bike just for general maintenance? I can set it up myself out of the box but after some wear and tear I know I’d want a bike shop to tune it up etc. Should I just go with a LBS brand? Do they really care that much when someone wheels in a direct sales bike?? Thanks!!!

  164. LightUpNancy

    LightUpNancyПре 3 месеца

    Nice. Good to hear. Ya I’ve been riding for 20+ years. Very knowledgeable, just not a trained mechanic when it comes to getting a bike super dialed.

  165. Charlie Williamson

    Charlie WilliamsonПре 3 месеца

    They should be fine with direct to customer bike brands, but if you haven't been trail riding for that long, then definitely go to a bike shop, and talk about the right size bike for you, right kind of bike for you, budget, suspension set up, tire pressures etc.

  166. Tom

    TomПре 4 месеца

    My diamondback bike came fully built excluding the pedals.. guess I got lucky

  167. maid boss

    maid bossПре 4 месеца

    2020 i dont have disc brakes

  168. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    so what?

  169. Edmon Bautista

    Edmon BautistaПре 4 месеца

    can you "gift" me one of your bike?

  170. Henry Wishes

    Henry WishesПре 4 месеца

    Seth I need a new bike I have a Walmart bike with loose spokes and my brakes rub on my rim and make noise and I’m 11 yrs old and my bike sucks

  171. bananas stuff

    bananas stuffПре 2 месеца

    my bike sucks to. guess what, if you learn to ride your current bike well, you'll be really good on a good bike. also, if you can't maintain a cheap bike how are you going to be with complicated suspension repairs and 12 speed drivetrains?

  172. Christopher Lim

    Christopher LimПре 4 месеца

    @7:25 “my friend today is a wall” ...I know how that feels...