The Unwritten Rules Of Mountain Biking

The Unwritten Rules Of Mountain Biking

THESE are the unwritten rules of Mountain Biking. How many are you guilty of?

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  1. TriplePlay on July 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Full Face!!! Many people value their jaws, teeth and dental work, but of course you British well…..the entire planet knows just how crappy your dental hygene practices are. Go hit your face with a rock. Knee Pads/Armor. Any serious moto rider knows ATTGATT. Many places don’t have free fookin health care. Nobody cares what you think. You guys and your pompous "fashion poser" shite are the same reason Brexit has your nuts in a twist and why people who should be wearing armor aren’t. Quit being such fashion diva Bellends. Instant unsub.

  2. Pauly Juan on July 9, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Fuck you! I will wear what I want and not a helmet

  3. Korup7ion on July 9, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    i don’t wear a helmet on or off road, one of these days i’ll take a tumble split my skull open and regret my decisions but hey
    and i just wear trainers

  4. Jamie E on July 9, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    if this had been titled ‘2 guys bitching about fashion’ or ‘2 men making fun of clothing’ it would have been more accurate

    and i wouldn’t have watched it

  5. NINedStark on July 9, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Why not mix Lycra and Baggies?

  6. Op. Man on July 9, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Just F00king RIDE THE BIKE

  7. Potato Spud on July 9, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Oh my knee pads over jeans what a face palm moment

  8. Vero Groenewoud on July 9, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    This vid should be called β€œhow to not look like a knob”

  9. theninja001 on July 9, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Maybe this is a joke, but people can wear whatever the hell they want! Who gives a shit about how you look to someone else! I dont care what anyone thinks about me, im just having fun!

  10. T-REX rwwwaarr on July 9, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Full face is ok no matter what that is a croc for shit. It protects ur face. Wth

  11. Anthony Giarrusso on July 9, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Bad video guys

  12. joe santo on July 9, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    i wear old shit bottoms and a crap shirt i’m going to get covered in mud and if the lid’s light i don’t care . more into the ride than what i look like fun is the name of the game

  13. The Stilo Stig on July 9, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Bruh I ain’t bouta spend all my dough on flat pedal shoes. Trainers can do for now.

  14. DORGE on July 9, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    lol this video was meant to be a joke and everyone got offended

  15. Matt Keating on July 9, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    The cardboard wheels πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ oh ffs

  16. reverend su on July 9, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    the enduro gap…that’s why your wear lycra under baggies lolπŸ˜‹

  17. The Bendigo Bender on July 9, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Can you use hockey shin pads for MTB

  18. Hads Bike life on July 9, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    2:46 vans have grip and there trainers

  19. Know Whey on July 9, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Women and queers care about fashion.
    Which one are you?

  20. Teet E on July 9, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    I wear fullface commuting to work and back in downtown with a hardtail and loving every meter of it. It would be shame to lose teeth to a curbstone and i have had some close calls.
    If someone ridicules something just by the looks , you know that they"re full of shit

  21. about em on July 9, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    When the comments are better then the video

  22. Scott Bott on July 9, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Skin suit with knee pads. I rock that outfit all the time.

  23. KzS_ Guenther_Luetjens on July 9, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    I don’t care about the enduro gap, i ride my bike with trainers, jordan’s, skate shoes, mixing tight or loose football trikots with work trousers or shorts, baggies, jogging trousers, lederhosen, whatever. So what? πŸ™‚

  24. Won Honglo on July 9, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    So gay.

  25. Kajus B on July 9, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Gm bm actually stands for good morning bad night

  26. Philip Addyman on July 9, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    What about wearing full face helmet on road sportive event or cyclo cross race?Seen both.

  27. Chuck Taylor on July 9, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Correction: These are the Fashion Rules. So the free spirit of mountain biking has fashion rules. When did Millennials and Snowflakes follow rules. Wear what you want and have fun.

  28. TheLoneRideR on July 9, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    A warning to all those newbs who go with baggy shorts… make sure they aren’t too baggy. The last two times I fell on my singlespeed was while dismounting after flubbing going over an obstacle, had to put a foot down to avoid a spill and my shorts caught on the saddle horn! No harm done but I could’ve done without landing in the cold frigid creek lol.
    Fit isn’t so much a style thing as a safety thing.
    FYI I’ve worn everything from cutoff sweat pant shorts to baggies to road shorts. On hot summer rides there is nothing wrong with road shorts offroad, indeed if I’m managing to get my fat arse up the hill on my old school ss I don’t think anyone is going to laugh too hard…

  29. Rusty Nugget on July 9, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    let your speed determine your helmet. i can slam an intermediate course hard and put myself in way more danger than a slow rider down an advanced

  30. Arbiter MTB on July 9, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    I just wear tracksuit and hoodie combined with a BMX helmet and Nike air’s…

    Even on a road bike πŸ˜‚

  31. Furiosa Sinclair on July 9, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    What is this, grade school? I go full face on my Roscoe 8 on what YOU might consider to be bunny trails, but I FEEL SAFE. You don’t like that I should feel the way I want to feel when I ride? Then BEGONE!! And take your bullshit fashion shaming elsewhere.

  32. MTB Matt on July 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    I ride with my pads over my jeans because they protect my jeans and If I wreck my jeans my mum will go mad

  33. Ola Sigurd VestbΓΈstad on July 9, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Rule: never do it bear footed

  34. Pierre Cardone on July 9, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Bike your own bike.

  35. bete tete on July 9, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    really dont understand why tights aernt more of a thing. who gives a fuck. get a lil yoga in before the ride. riooooght

  36. Leif Ashley on July 9, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Some of this is flat out bad advice… if you ever feel you need a full face helmet, wear one. If you have a $20 head, get a $20 helmet.

  37. Ariel Aganon on July 9, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    too many rules

  38. Jeff Ward on July 9, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Wow, this is pretty much the douchiest MTB video I’ve seen on YouTube. GMBN just earned an unfollow.

  39. doug h on July 9, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Im glad im not the only one who questions the helmet B.S. rule, lol. I’m 40 yrs old , and i LOVE bombing hills and trails on my bike. What the F— do i care about anyones thoughts about my helmet or any of my safety gear. As long as i am comfortable, confident, and make it home to my kids and family in one piece- Thats all that matters to me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I suppose theres an unspoken rule about wearing hard knee and shin pads as well, unless youre some enduro superstar????….. I wear hard knee and shin pads because ive dislocated my knee 8 times in my life, and i am FINALLY fully recovered from a compound tibial plateau fracture from 14 months ago that cost me my 11 year marriage. Wearing what i wear not only protects me but it gives me the confidence to push myself to MY limits because i know im much less likely to lose a job and my family due to injury and lack of insurance like i did a year ago. To hell with anyone who has something to say about my full face helmet and my hard knee and shin pads. I thought you guys were better than this, now i’m certainly questioning that thought process……

  40. Michelle Jensen on July 9, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Luckily here in 2019, we have abandoned much of the snobbery. Ive been riding for about 5 months and i do shorts and kneepads dirtjumping, never jeans, even though that is the proper attire, its just uncomfortable… Also i had a Helmet from riding horses, havent gotten around to getting a MTB Helmet.. Its expensive, my whole bike was 180 pounds and i do just fine.. Get the odd look, but who cares.. On another video Blake was talking about not using goggles with enduro Helmet, only glasses, but now you get enduro helmets with a strap for your goggles, like a snowboarding Helmet…. Things change people and us newbies dont adhere to your snobbery!! Haha, oh ya my shorts do also creep up so skin is visible over my kneepads. !!!!! Oh the horror!!!!!!

  41. Viktor Tsvetanov on July 9, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    It would be very nice if you give some advice what is good if something is bad. Pros and Cons. If skin suits are not good then baggy Fox Demo pants are… and things like this.

  42. Racer086 on July 9, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    After dislocating my jaw in a bike accident I will never not wear a full face. Thanks for the shitty advice.

  43. C Merkat on July 9, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Probably the worst video GMBN ever made…. Sorry guys….

  44. Easy Tiger on July 9, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Nothing better than seeing a daggy rider blitzing the show ponies on track, ability isn’t about how you look

  45. Brent on July 9, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Bitch less ride more my little fashion divas.

  46. ewanok on July 9, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Don’t mix lycra and public places.

  47. becks431 on July 9, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Wear what you can afford. First and foremost is a helmet. From there, get some knee and elbow protection along with gloves. Don’t worry about whether or not it looks fashionable. Just get out, ride and enjoy. Leave the fashion police at home.

  48. Mick Dobson on July 9, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Haha, I did a coast to coast road bike ride in full enduro gear bar the knee pads….keeping it real🀘🏻….with flats

  49. Bas on July 9, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    a fullface helmet is more safe. safety > fashion. freaking terrible advice to not wear one, just because others might talk.

  50. hanestshirtsarecool on July 9, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    #1 rule!!! Don’t judge other bikers. Especially what they’re wearing.