Beginner Hardtail MTB Skills You Can Master!
Beginner Hardtail MTB Skills You Can Master!
Hardtail MTBs are an amazing way to enter this awesome sport, with more affordable prices, fewer parts to maintain and great all-rounders, it’s no wonder so many people ride hardtails when they first start mountain biking! Join Blake Samson, our resident hardtail-loving funny guy as he runs you through some fun & simple hardtail skills you can master!
⏱ Timestamps ⏱
0:00 – Intro
0:52 – Pump tracks
2:21 – Good pedals
4:12 – Cornering
5:24 – Lift the front wheel
6:12 – Body position
7:19 – Line choice
9:09 – Jumping
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🤣 Blake got me rolling! Great dance moves! Only on hardtails !!!
Saw you back pedal when switching feet between corners. Years ago we learned to alway forward pedal when switching feet to prevent dropping the chain off the front ring. Not a big issue with current 1X mt bike drivetrains but still a problem on 2X gravel and mt bikes.
I love my plus hardtail, I even gave it a good Stripper name; Trixie, because she likes dancing in the rough, maybe not the way Blake dances, but close….lol
I woke up today on my birthday and saw a video of you straight away. Great birthday present, thank you😄
Blake is a legend 😄 that dance must be the sickest thing of the week 👌
Blake, welcome to being a roadie!! … I mean riding clipless!
I laughed so hard with that hardcore dancing. Well done Blake, as always.
Does anyone know Blakes frame size and his height? He really is a HT legend, watching the videos makes me ride my scout much harder an faster.
Came for bike tips left with killer dance moves 👌
Great video 😃 if you are just starting out then i would recommend a hardtail 😐 these are often cheaper 😃
Blake should team up with Sam Pilgrim for some hardcore style dancing. ^^
That dance part had me crying. Guess I need to get a hardtail so I can dance like Blake!
The man, the myth, the legend. Blake! Arriba arriba. I’m on a Hardtail now bro gaining more confidence and experience every weekend. Can’t wait to ride steeper downhills and higher jumps.
HC music 😄😃😄
Bravo bravissimo, acrobatic equilibristic funny fantastic Mr. Blake.
the hardcore dancing hahahahhahaha
What type of MTB shoe do you recommend?? I want/ prefer a shoe that has ankle support and protection, friend broke his ankle many many years ago as a teen and don’t want to go through that.
I’m going to experiment with being clipped in this weekend. I’m already feeling like it’s not going to be for me. But I do have a hard time keeping my feet planted on the rough steep downhills.
Hours as in multiple hours on a pump track? I would like to see that ;DDD
Nice one Blake , im struggling to keep my feet on flats when jumping "trying to jump" why oh why …can yoiu help ?
I need to see the dancing in the next video please! 🤘
Great tutorial & reminder even for the experienced rider 👍🚵🏻
So Blake has now become a clipless zealot 🙂
That place is beautiful, where is it? Very useful tips, cheers ✌🏼
Hey GMBN team, I like the video and the channel a lot but is it just me or is this clipLESS mantra a bit too much. I have not heard it anywhere else than in GMBN and you guys keep repeating it. On this very video after 3:25 first you mention "flats or clipless pedal" and then you talk about clipped in. What should someone get from this if they are looking for info and dont know much yet. It’s mumbling that cannot be understood. Let go of those old pedals with baskets for your foots and start using clipped in as "clips" or not clipped in as "flats". Just my 20 cents. Will continue to enjoy these videos anyway!
On my three hardtail
I love my Mongoose Ardor hardtail. It’s basically the cheap version of the Nukeproof scout. Very similar geo & other than the thru-axle, I could fit all the same parts of I needed too.
I gave thumbs up just for the dancing!! Go Blake!
thanks, blake! this is a great video and perhaps should be a series? i’m a road/gravel guy and just got my first hardtail – so while i’m not necessarily new to cycling, in Hardtail World i’m a total novice – so there is always room for beginner skill videos, and i really appreciate it.
also, kudos on the van build, i loved that series. 🙂
Your timing is great I get my new hardtail today
Awesome video! Blake must have been a legend at the rave clubs in the 90’s 😂
Hahahahaha! Here it is again! The gorgeous Yellow Nukeproof!
And, yes, Blake, you are a fantastic presenter
Blake’s dad dancing 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I have secondhand embarrassment for his wife Jen.
I’m glad I live in Texas so I don’t have to learn to turn both ways.
Well presented Blake.
Blake is definitely the hard tail master. I just wonder have you guys ever had your hand slip off your grip on a landing and spit you into the ground? That happened to me last week, rolled my ankle and am relegated to just cruising, no jumps for a while.
6:40 Crack a mony o’clock?
Loved the skills video 😍😍😍
Got me dancing my way to the trails
Blake moving to hardcore dance music – priceless!! 🤙
perfect video to begin the day