14 Extremely Useful Mountain Bike Tools | MTB Workshop Toolkit

14 Extremely Useful Mountain Bike Tools | MTB Workshop Toolkit

To work on your bike you will need a selection of basic tools, comprising of things like Allen keys and cable cutters. But there are loads of great tools out there that will make your life easier. Here are some of the most extremely useful tools for working on your MTB 🔧

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50 Comments

  1. Megat Faiz Arif on June 4, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Some solid suggestions! I am with Doddy on tyre pressure gauge, best tool I ever bought.



  2. Will99x on June 4, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Doddy seems to know a lot about using a tiny tool? 🤣



  3. NICKO L on June 4, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Ive heard the tubibooster doesnt release air as quick and isnt that great. Anyone else own one?



  4. Sazy Plew on June 4, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    TOO MANY INTERRUPTIONS! I’m not even halfway through and I’ve already seen numerous in-vid break in advertisements 👎🏼 This high interruption rate combined w ill fitted placements lowers quality, ruins content, massively reduces viewer enjoyment, but worse views takeaway, and more. Sadly, I don’t plan to watch the second half. I enjoy you guys, but can’t roll w the interruptions, especially such a high number.



  5. Angelo Rodrigues on June 4, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Wtf… Got 4 advertising videos while watching this. I’m getting fed up of YouTube.



  6. Tony Sadler on June 4, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Mini grease guns are £20+, crap, get 8 syringes with blunt needles for £6 on amazon. No leaks, no fuss and delivers the grease where you need it, and you can have one for each type of grease you use – plus they last for ever.



  7. Chris H on June 4, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    looking for that type of grease gun, besides muc-off wear can i get one?



  8. SEXY GIRL 1 on June 4, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    "rnI looking for your next video"



  9. Michael Ackley on June 4, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Where can I get the chain break multi tool? Topi? Looks great with multiple uses. Thanks great vid.



  10. Spitch Grizwald on June 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    The multi-size nipple wrench drives me insane when I’m truing a wheel – if you change your grip at all, or set it down, next time you try to use it, it’ll be the wrong end (size). I’d much rather have the color coded single size tools.



  11. RollinRat on June 4, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Is there a tire pressure gage that isn’t effected by tubeless sealant?
    Ive used the cheap gages from the auto parts stores and sealant gums them up quickly. Usually the heal of my hand has become my gage.



  12. Sam Steinhart on June 4, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Just got a new derailleur and it wont shift out to the largest cog. The limited screw is out all the way and when i try adjusting the barrel adjuster it finally works but then worn go back down into the smallest cog. Could my shifter be the problem?



  13. Andrey V on June 4, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    FYI co2 leaks out of tire rubber so you *will* need to re-inflate with air afterwards



  14. John F on June 4, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Have you ever thought about stocking the stuff you talk about in the GMBN shop? Some of it is a bit tricky to track down and I really wouldn’t mind paying a premium for the ease of tracking some of this stuff down… I’d probably add the odd but of GMBN merch to my basket too. In fact right now I’d love to be able to just point people at the GMBN store for all my Xmas present needs



  15. Rory Veronda on June 4, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Would be helpful to leave a link for all the tools



  16. Mr Adam on June 4, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Just sort yourself out 😂



  17. Jay on June 4, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Doddy, sales guy of the year lol 👍🏻



  18. echo on June 4, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    #askgmbntech can i use something else instead of lube for my chane



  19. Pierre Broccoli. on June 4, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Valve core remover – good for pulling the valve cores on your forks and rear shock for rebuilds too.

    Multi Tool with chain breaker – used mine a few times now. Very handy.

    Digital Tyre Pressure Gauge – I learned my floor pump reads 3 to 4 psi high so 22psi on it is 18 real. Been quite a changer for my tyre setups. Best.

    Need to look at a plug set – lost a relatively new tyre past summer from a side wall slash but I probably would have needed an inner patch to get it useful again.

    Another great tool is a Park Tool Spoke driver – I have the 3 pronged one and as I seem to be chewing through the odd spoke / nipple with the forest debris I ride over (lots of rubbish left behind from the local fores harvester machines who’s track is what I ride) – well, a PITA to having to pull the tyre off the rim but replacing the spoke/nipple – a breeze especially with deep rims. A good pair of gloves for saving your hands when wrestling with tyres is also helpful. ))



  20. Gordon Sloan on June 4, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    The Topeak chain tool is the worst bike tool I’ve ever bought. Got the other week tested the pliers to remove a tyre and both of them broke on first use. Wolftooth do metals tools similar look far better bet



  21. Tim P on June 4, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Digital calipers work well for measuring chains if you already have a pair.



  22. Winkler Tribe on June 4, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Great episode! These tools make great holiday gifts!



  23. Roderick MacLeod on June 4, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Doddy, it’s great that you said that chain "effectively stretches". A more accurate way to say it is that chains elongate through wear.



  24. sr_34 on June 4, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Don’t try to get a Tire on with the Topeak Levers if you are using CushCore, they’ll crack like dipped biscuits.



  25. Rat 1 on June 4, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Just wondering if you could recommend a waterproof first aid kit (i can carry on the bike).



  26. FullEnglish on June 4, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Im old school. We always used corrugated cardboard for cleaning a cassette



  27. Bobby Hempel on June 4, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    You’re almost three PSI harder in both tires than I am and I just ride cross-country; I might be adding too much rolling resistance maybe I should go up a few.



  28. thestrauss on June 4, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    F19 – R24 for me on on my XC/DC bike on 2.35 tyres



  29. scottlstone on June 4, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    My most useful tool is a Mini Ratchet. I do have a pressure gauge but I tend to set my pressures at home before a ride



  30. Gerald Powell on June 4, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    I have a lezyne multi tool. It has a chain tool. It’s made out of a solid piece of aluminum. Machined.



  31. Joe Breakwell on June 4, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Can I use Nos canisters instead of Co2 since I’ve got some left after Christmas



  32. Renatu Gaming on June 4, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Keep in mind that you don’t need to buy a whole new pump when you want to buy a pressure gauge as there are some digital ones on amazon that are very cheap and will do the job 🙂



  33. Jelle den Hoedt on June 4, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    I had to use my chain tool today after 2 minutes of riding, glad I had one on my multitool. Saved my day



  34. T’s Life on June 4, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Just wrapped bike ,looking at tools to get next.
    Perfect timing as always Iceman 🧊 🛩



  35. Richard S on June 4, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    What a coincidence, this video and I’m sure more to follow comes out just in time for the Christmas buying season featuring items only from brands that are regular purchasers of paid for / slot sponsers of the channel



  36. Bobby Hempel on June 4, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    I bought a mini ratchet just like that one at O’Reilly’s for about 10 bucks it just didn’t come with the torque bits. I mean it looked exactly like that just without the logo etched into it.



  37. Noel Castillo on June 4, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Instead of Flush cutters, I use toe nail clippers. Works just as well and cheaper.



  38. Steven Hensman on June 4, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Do you think being 60 is 2 old for a push-bike starting off



  39. GNX157 on June 4, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Okay guys, Doddy is still not describing accurately how a chain wears. Inside the roller, is a bushing, that the roller does not touch. The roller rides on a shoulder created by both inner plates. You need to take apart a chain to fully understand this but, the wear you need to measure is the wear between the PIN and BUSHING, not the roller. The tool he is now using, when done correctly, will remove the wear between the roller and shoulder, from the pin to bushing wear measurement. Worn or loose rollers have absolutely NO effect on elongation of the chain.



  40. JimiG on June 4, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Great advice on experimenting with tire pressure. Most people I ride with never even look at their tires before a ride. I check my tire pressure before every ride because it’s important for the way I ride that my bike be absolutely consistent. I quickly check wheel trueness, spoke tension, brake function, tire pressure, axle security, headset tension, crank/pedal/saddle clamp security, shifting operation and shock performance. Before every ride. And i ride every day. But I ride at a higher level than most people I run into. It just goes with the territory when you ride professionally…your only as good as your equipment and equipment failure can cause serious injury or death. And if you don’t think about it one day…that’s probably the day that it’s gonna fail and put you down. I speak from experience. I’ve had a rear wheel come off in a wheelie in my top gear because of a faulty quick release. Chain snapped and when the wheel came out my legs collapsed under the bike and the chain wheel rode all the way up my leg to my ass cheek. I got rolled into a ball with my bike. Hurt like a bitch. Left me a nice little scar as a reminder to go with several others to check my shit before every single ride. And I do. 😁 Happy trails y’all.



  41. imacf90 on June 4, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    as a bike mechanic, one of my favorite tools is the PW-4 pedal wrench. I think the close second is the park tool ND-1 for wheel building. it’s so much easier to install spokes with that tool if you’re running dual wall rims. you could just use an extra spoke to feed the nipple through the holes, but it’s easier with just one tool.
    as for tools that are useful if you aren’t a mechanic.. I’d say just get a really good set of allen wrenches(2,2.5,3,4,5,6,8mm), a chain checker, housing cutters, a Phillips head screwdriver and a 9 and 10mm wrench. dont forget a bike stand and don’t cheap out on it if you’re gonna do lots of bikes. with all of those tools, you can do most of the non specialized work and do your own tuneups with no hassle.



  42. Heinrich Stoltz on June 4, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Can wholeheartedly recommend the Topeak Tire Pressure Gauge. Been using one for years. Easy to use, and very well made. Just love mine.



  43. Bobby Hempel on June 4, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Haven’t got a good multi-tool or a tubeless repair kit yet I reckon I’ll try one probably go for that one with a little knife blade on it



  44. Ivo Roilev on June 4, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Don’t bother with the air booster, the previous suggestion, the CO2 canister, works better and seats tyres that the booster cannot. If you need to seat more than 4 tyres per year, consider buying a compressor instead.



  45. Jonathan Cardoza on June 4, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Hey how are you brother i know its a non related question but Im in the market for a new bike im debating between the tallboy and trek fuel ex 8, i see the fuel ex has better components on the drive traing for the same price and im talking about the alloy edition on both bikes if it was you what would you choose based on your professional experience, please advise



  46. Édouard Renaud on June 4, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    you don’t need a charger pump for tubeless tires I’ve seat tubeless tires with a handpump once



  47. GMBN Tech on June 4, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Do you have any of these tools?



  48. Simon Smith on June 4, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    For sure a Tyre Pressure gauge is a must. I like the Tyre lever quick link tool as well.



  49. charlie9ine on June 4, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Lots of good tips. The mini ratchet is my favourite tool. Tire gauge number two



  50. Lerway Chase on June 4, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Hi,Our company has free MTB parts, such as pedals, gloves,etc,if you are interested in them, could you help us test them and give us feedback, thank you.