What Kit Do You Need To Ride A Mountain Bike? | Basic MTB Gear

What Kit Do You Need To Ride A Mountain Bike? | Basic MTB Gear

The second most important thing in mountain biking (after the bike, of course) is the kit you wear. Starting with a helmet, which you shouldn’t be riding without, Neil talks you through all the kit you might need to get out in the woods on your MTB!

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What mountain bike kit do you wear?

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50 Comments

  1. More Bike Fun OUTDOORS on October 7, 2020 at 3:43 am

    I’m full face only on most trails. My wife had an accident at a local bike park and even with a MIPS helmet she still ended up with a concussion. Love that you started with the most important item. Ride safely!



  2. Dawn Moon on October 7, 2020 at 3:46 am

    Personally I use flat MTB pedals from NSbikes ( AERIAL ) in combination with some Salomon Speed cross 5 shoes in the winter ( Belgian weather is much like UK weather I guess ). The shoes are made for trail running, but offer some excellent grip when you’re in the mud going up a hill by foot. Despite the big rubber knobbies on the sole, thanks to the concave shape from the pedals, they do have sufficient grip on these pedals. Nothing worse than climbing a slippery hill, then find yourself having to continue by foot, not daring to move because you have flat sole MTB shoes 🙂



  3. liam Sinclair on October 7, 2020 at 3:47 am

    Should do a video on making a road bike into a downhill bike



  4. A Johnson on October 7, 2020 at 3:47 am

    GORE-TEX actually advise to wash their fabrics on a warm wash (not hot) with a non-bio liquid detergent in order to re-activate the waterproofing element that they teat the fabric with.



  5. PeA n HaM sOoP on October 7, 2020 at 3:48 am

    According to this guy you don’t need a bike for mountain biking



  6. Enrico Tagliavini on October 7, 2020 at 3:48 am

    Give me a pair of glasses and they will be scratches in 3, 2, 1…. yeah I’m so bad with glasses. My strategy is buying the cheapest one (like 15$ or so), once I cannot see any longer due to the scratches, just swap them. This is not the nicest, but it beats me, I cannot take care of glasses.



  7. SPORT BIKE EXPERTE on October 7, 2020 at 3:49 am

    Thank you for the nice Video!



  8. Pingpong Nava on October 7, 2020 at 3:49 am

    Hi sir, i am your biggest fan from the Philippines. I hope that your gonna notice me. I wish that I have also a mtb or parts of mtb. I wish that i you will get a lot of subscribers, keepsafe and Godbless you all.



  9. JustPlainAlex on October 7, 2020 at 3:50 am

    You should definitely wash Goretex, use something like Nikwax Tech wash then the Tx direct wash-in after. I don’t work for any of these companies, just years of experience with the kit!



  10. EBD 04 on October 7, 2020 at 3:50 am

    i would also say a good pair of water-resistant/ waterproof are essential for wet muddy days, since it keeps your feet warmer and dryer for far longer



  11. jason felstead on October 7, 2020 at 3:50 am

    I think for helmet buy what you can afford to lose remember there not a one off purchase one hit and they are through away



  12. marklecher on October 7, 2020 at 3:51 am

    REI just posted a video about why and how you should wash and dry gortex jackets. Washing like normal clothes and then drying in the dryer on medium heat for 20 minutes actually rejuvenates the material. Not cleaning them allows the cloth to become clogged and it loses the water shedding capabilities.



  13. Global Mountain Bike Network on October 7, 2020 at 3:52 am

    What mountain bike kit do you wear?



  14. Jacob Schumacher on October 7, 2020 at 3:53 am

    I wear a open or full face helmet, depends on the track, gloves, pads, goggles and a pair of Vans



  15. David Wolton on October 7, 2020 at 3:54 am

    MTB can be an expensive sport to get into..but my god does it put a smile on your face with every purchase you make!
    As a standard I always try to get quality over value, tend to find products last longer, some even come with long guarantees!



  16. Heyreddin 2.0 S on October 7, 2020 at 3:55 am

    A helmet, shoes a bike some gloves,and some water. Oh yeah and common sense.



  17. mikey roberts on October 7, 2020 at 3:56 am

    A helmet and a bike. That’s it really



  18. Lewis Robertson on October 7, 2020 at 3:57 am

    #buymerch :’)



  19. Greg Gervais on October 7, 2020 at 3:59 am

    Re: goretex… I have to agree & disagree. I highly recommend washing goretex, but make sure you use a tech wash and not regular detergent… And if you want it to have the water beading effect you will need to use the dwr spray or wash-in.
    Super important to wash your GTX every now and then to keep it breathable and help it last longer.



  20. Mark Twomey on October 7, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Really depends on type of riding you’ll be doing and if you want to push your limits. Realistically best to wear whatever will protect you in the types of falls you may have. Nothing worse than having an injury which some protection/gear may have prevented. We all want to ride as much as we can!!



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  22. DanuelNue on October 7, 2020 at 4:01 am

    What do you need to look at when you buy budget flat shoos? Can we use skate shoes?



  23. Nadeem Vlogs on October 7, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Wao Amazing Job Brother, #nadeemvlogs



  24. Gabriela on October 7, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Vans are perfectly fine for at least the first 2 seasons of riding you damn snobs
    Edit: Vans or any other trainers/sneakers



  25. Rob King on October 7, 2020 at 4:06 am

    On the subject of protection, where are all the shin guards? It seems you can cover any part except the bit that gets slammed by a slipped pedal.



  26. VictorTea on October 7, 2020 at 4:07 am

    It’s weird how men in the UK are so dainty, but you guys are ok.



  27. Bill Johnson on October 7, 2020 at 4:07 am

    I have both a trail and enduro bike and got a MET parachute helmet, best of both worlds.



  28. Ryan Alexander Bloom on October 7, 2020 at 4:08 am

    Helmet, gloves, shoes, chamois = The basics. After that jersey, sunglasses, knee/shin pads. After that it’s getting excessive unless you’re riding DH.



  29. Shaun Clarke on October 7, 2020 at 4:10 am

    In terms of riding glasses I use clear safety glasses (DeWalt) because I get them from work for free! They don’t look much different from riding glasses and you know they are gonna stop almost anything from flying into your eyes 👍



  30. Patrik on October 7, 2020 at 4:11 am

    To anyone who sweats profusely from their forehead like me: Also bring a thin headband for under your helmet. It does wonders.



  31. TheIanlincoln on October 7, 2020 at 4:16 am

    I wear trail running shoes when I ride. They give so much grip it sometimes feels like I’m clipped in.



  32. Be Lieve on October 7, 2020 at 4:17 am

    I would say gloves are next after a helmet. Your hands are often the first thing to hit the ground when you crash. You need to protect your fingers and palms.



  33. Federico Marmolejo on October 7, 2020 at 4:18 am

    merino wool on socks and jerseys are worth he money



  34. Vasken on October 7, 2020 at 4:20 am

    Going to get my first mtb this week, this video came right on time 🙂



  35. Curtis F.R on October 7, 2020 at 4:20 am

    I need me some ‘proper’ mtb specific kit 👍😎



  36. Jordan fizer on October 7, 2020 at 4:22 am

    Lol my mountain bike in cow boy boots and jeans



  37. КИТАЙ ВЕЛИК on October 7, 2020 at 4:22 am

    the set is certainly what you need, but the price is probably like a bicycle



  38. Murky Substance on October 7, 2020 at 4:26 am

    Well done for admitting straightaway that all you really NEED is a helmet and everything else is personal preference.
    For me I often feel a large insect, stone chip or tree branch smash into my glasses lenses and thank God I put them on. Gloves, water, multi-tool, quick links, phone, wallet, co2, spare tube, cable ties, weather-appropriate clothing and nothing else.



  39. Rob Jeynes on October 7, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Just ride your bike don’t need all that stuff, helmet is a good idea



  40. HelplmAlive on October 7, 2020 at 4:31 am

    You actually want to wash gore-tex with a specific detergent. Not washing it, dirt and oils will plug up the pores and make it less breathable.



  41. Ben Casey on October 7, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Have you thought about contacting Goretex about how to care for their products? . They recommend placing the jacket in the dryer on medium heat for 20 min after washing to reactivate the goretex fibers.



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  43. Alex C on October 7, 2020 at 4:32 am

    whenes poc and gmbn gonna make a colab kit line



  44. Francisco María Lafosse on October 7, 2020 at 4:36 am

    Super useful for beginners like me hehe



  45. Ben Matte on October 7, 2020 at 4:36 am

    you should try and use a post from a office chair you know the ones that like go up and down that would be hilarious



  46. Joe Breakwell on October 7, 2020 at 4:37 am

    Can someone recommend some gloves without velcro please?



  47. Justin Konda on October 7, 2020 at 4:37 am

    BEST RIDING GLASSES UNDER $50. check out DANG SHADES!!!!



  48. Daniel Sturman on October 7, 2020 at 4:38 am

    Nice little hack , screw fix sell clear safety style glasses clear lenses comfortable anti fog impact resistance about £7 tops 👍🏻good for rainy days



  49. Enrico Tagliavini on October 7, 2020 at 4:41 am

    I cannot understate the importance of MTB shoes. I was a bit scared inventing in them as I was afraid they were not comfy for walking or to drive to the bike park. This is absolutely not the case, the MTB shoes are actually very very comfortable and you can walk all day with them when you have to hike the bike. The stiff sole is really helping the feet and avoid the pain due to constantly pressing on the pedals. Mine even have a reinforced tip. Ever made a rock fly hard towards your cranks / chainring? Well I had a big one not long ago hitting my foot at speed on a rocky down hill section. I barely felt it, but with normal shoes that would have been a quite painful hit. Totally worth the investment



  50. Aaron Green on October 7, 2020 at 4:41 am

    I’ve been a good boy this year, can you give me A GMBN shirt and shorts?? Please 😀