Top 10 Essential Mountain Bike Tools
Top 10 Essential Mountain Bike Tools
There are a few essential tools that every mountain biker should own. Let us know your thoughts and subscribe: http://gmbn.eu/subscribe
Even if you are not so confident at home mechanics there are some simple jobs that every rider needs to do. This is a list of our top 10 essential tools.
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People suggested screwdrivers, bike stand, I would add tire pressure gage. But those things would make the list 13 items long. God forbid you deviate from a nice round number, even thought other tools might be just as essential. I’m surprised they don’t cut their 60 seconds videos down to exactly 60 seconds in mid-sentence if they run too long. Why being so precise and neat in the presentation is more important than the substance and usefulness of the video? GCN have the same problem.
Chain whips are not that hard to make, just a piece of metal with a bit of chain on it
"So you need the correct size tool for the nipple you want to use it on" Nice!
duct tape/electric tape
Screwdriver- try adjusting your mech without one
why do global bike networks (both of them :P) always recommend an adjustable spanner for the cassette tool?? why not just use a correctly sized spanner?? i was always taught that the last spanner you should reach for is an adjustable one!!
Excellent, very helpful Marc!
All I need is piece of dirt cloth. All the rest I can do by my bare fingers 😉
First tool the wallet
no torque wrench?
Don’t be a tool…
Could yous make a video on how to remove a sram gxp bb and the tools you need for it as mine is worn out and needs changing. Cheers
There is no need to true your own wheels if you don’t have a truing stand
i ruined my spoke nipples by using topeak multitool, so now i need to cut the spokes while i don’t have that spoke cutter,
oh anyway, i still need a good track pump, thanks for the vid
origin 8 pedals
As a native Minnesotan, currently sentenced to live in Paris. I must commend your pimping of Park tools. Keep up the good. work.
A good pair of mechanic’s gloves – no-one like skinned knuckles. Plus a big hammer. If you can’t fix it – smash it!
Hmm, great video. Would’ve preferred if you elaborated on the tools and how to use them.
Loving your videos guys!! I recently subscribed and all the information you give is worth gold!! Thanks for your efforts and keep it up!!!
What about how to use each of those stools
Torque wrench….Although i’ve never bothered with one (one grunt or two usually is enough) its hard not to fit something to a bike these days without having torque settings plastered all over the manual and etched onto the part itself!
This dood is looking ripped for a brit
Hey guys, I would really appreciate it if you could have a look at my channel, Thanks.
You guys should do something where you can train with a broken arm/leg
Track pump and a park chain tool were the best money I’ve ever spent on bike tools.
If mark’s hair was darker he would look like gee atherton
okey dokey. Every good mechanic needs a spoke key… I wasnt’t exspecting such Eminem rhymes by Marc! How about Global Rap and Rhyme Network (GRnRN)?
Just a thought.
If you are to carry a chain tool with you during the ride and that is not intergrated in your multitool (probably the best option), it is better to choose one without levers but with an allen screw for the pin. That way you save the weight and provided your multitool has allen keys you can still do the trick nicely.
#1 investment for home mechanic is a repair stand where to clamp your bicycle for maintance! Numerous times I have thank myself for buying one because it makes every maintance procedure so much easier and motivates me to keep good care of my bike. No flipping bike upside down anymore!
hello GMBN ! Im carlos from Mexico, I have a question for you guys, i have a stumpjumper Evo 650b with a rock shox revolution fork 150mm, im doing enduro right now, i want to repleace mi fork for a FOX FLOAT 170mm or a PIKE 160mm , cheers and I dont loose any video.
If you want to take the cassette off, use a free wheel tool and a spanner, to take the cassette apart, you will need a chain whip
I hate working on my bikes…I just like riding them…
"Every body loves a good pump" lol
bb tool should be a part of the list and headset press. imo basic tool set should allow someone to assemble and disassemble a bike.
I spent five weeks using shears to cut through my chain
chain measurer ??
+Global Mountain Bike Network please can you do a video about budget to high end Allen key and multi tool sets
I like your videos. Good job, guys!
Myself and me bike always welcome a good pump!!
GMBN why don’t you do a tool/ garage haul
"Unless you’ve got an angle grinder" Guess what I just did😉
thanks I found this video very helpful! I live up in Canada and I ride rough turain and don’t always have the right tools for the jobs thanks and keep me vids coming
Bolt cutters split a chain
A torque wrench, especially if you own a carbon bike.
Arnold sure likes a good PUMP
Some other things
– a vice
– Bottom bracket spanner
– Di2 tool (https://www.pushys.com.au/shimano-tl-ew02-ultegra-di2-plug-tool.html) if you have di2
– C02 canister (and tool)
– Chain lube
– Spoke tension meter
– Presta valve core remover tool
– Grease gun
– Bike workstand
– Torque wrench (alan key and socket)
– Brake Piston Press
– Wheel truing stand
– Chain Wear Indicator
– Spare chain quick links
– Snap ring pliers
– Magnetic parts tray
– Derailleur allignment gauge
– Threadless Saw Guide (for cutting steerer tubes)
– Bike digital scale
– Puncture kit
– Thru axle tap
– Threadless nut setter
– Chainring Diameter Gauge
– Digital caliper
– Pedal Wrench Crow Foot
– A seat for sitting down and working on your bike
Not really bike specific tools but useful
– Electric srewdriver
– screwdriver set
– Impact wrench
– Wrench pliers
– Spanner set
– Socket set