Top 10 Essential Mountain Bike Tools

Top 10 Essential Mountain Bike Tools

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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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  1. Wuebdhd Yeydhwush on June 30, 2019 at 10:39 pm


  2. Yev Geny on June 30, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    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.

  3. nick the car guy on June 30, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Chain whips are not that hard to make, just a piece of metal with a bit of chain on it

  4. Cal Shecklered on June 30, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    "So you need the correct size tool for the nipple you want to use it on" Nice!

  5. user name on June 30, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    duct tape/electric tape
    must need

  6. Southpaw on June 30, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Screwdriver- try adjusting your mech without one

  7. toasty bear on June 30, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    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!!

  8. Toby Trimble on June 30, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Excellent, very helpful Marc!

  9. jaguarek2 on June 30, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    All I need is piece of dirt cloth. All the rest I can do by my bare fingers 😉

  10. Rothschild killed JFK on June 30, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    First tool the wallet

  11. SkateBaySlay on June 30, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    a vice!

  12. Benjamin C on June 30, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    no torque wrench?

  13. CrazyCyclingVlogger on June 30, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Don’t be a tool…

  14. Enduro Ireland on June 30, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    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

  15. Tony Vu on June 30, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    There is no need to true your own wheels if you don’t have a truing stand

  16. Abdur-Rahman on June 30, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    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

  17. fermbizz Fermdiggity on June 30, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    origin 8 pedals

  18. OldDirtGuy on June 30, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    As a native Minnesotan, currently sentenced to live in Paris. I must commend your pimping of Park tools. Keep up the good. work.

  19. Fatlad-ona-Norco on June 30, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    A good pair of mechanic’s gloves – no-one like skinned knuckles. Plus a big hammer. If you can’t fix it – smash it!

  20. Jaden Hercules on June 30, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Hmm, great video. Would’ve preferred if you elaborated on the tools and how to use them.

  21. Jimbo Jones on June 30, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Loving your videos guys!! I recently subscribed and all the information you give is worth gold!! Thanks for your efforts and keep it up!!!

  22. Wuebdhd Yeydhwush on June 30, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    What about how to use each of those stools

  23. PPC4 on June 30, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    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!

  24. Bike!Bike! on June 30, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    This dood is looking ripped for a brit

  25. 77MrAH on June 30, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Pedal spanner

  26. Ben Smith on June 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Hey guys, I would really appreciate it if you could have a look at my channel, Thanks.

  27. mty72 on June 30, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Torque wrench

  28. Aidan Elliott on June 30, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    You guys should do something where you can train with a broken arm/leg

  29. karL ish on June 30, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Track pump and a park chain tool were the best money I’ve ever spent on bike tools.

  30. Aaron Fowler on June 30, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    If mark’s hair was darker he would look like gee atherton

  31. Gusenator on June 30, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    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)?

  32. Mike S on June 30, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    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.

  33. vaikeaaon on June 30, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    #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!

  34. carlostorreschavez on June 30, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    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.

  35. killer 79 on June 30, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    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

  36. Fat Bike Freak on June 30, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    I hate working on my bikes…I just like riding them…

  37. Derick Oulton on June 30, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    "Every body loves a good pump" lol

  38. L N on June 30, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    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.

  39. denzel dasma on June 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I spent five weeks using shears to cut through my chain

  40. TC Kieck on June 30, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    chain measurer ??

  41. Dylan Marshall on June 30, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    +Global Mountain Bike Network please can you do a video about budget to high end Allen key and multi tool sets

  42. Enrique Fernández on June 30, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    I like your videos. Good job, guys!

  43. Sander Bærøy Johansen on June 30, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Myself and me bike always welcome a good pump!!

  44. Low Ern on June 30, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    GMBN why don’t you do a tool/ garage haul

  45. Ayrton Todd on June 30, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    "Unless you’ve got an angle grinder" Guess what I just did😉

  46. Aubrey Hawkins on June 30, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    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

  47. Cabot Steward on June 30, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Bolt cutters split a chain

  48. Lachlan Hewlett on June 30, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    A torque wrench, especially if you own a carbon bike.

  49. Tony Eatinsky on June 30, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Arnold sure likes a good PUMP

  50. Hugs on June 30, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Some other things

    – a vice
    – Bottom bracket spanner
    – Di2 tool ( 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

    – Drill
    – Electric srewdriver
    – screwdriver set
    – Impact wrench
    – Wrench pliers
    – Hacksaw
    – Spanner set
    – Socket set