9 Of The Best Mountain Bike Accessories | Neil's Favourite MTB Extras

9 Of The Best Mountain Bike Accessories | Neil's Favourite MTB Extras

In his 30 years mountain biking Neil has seen a lot of bike products come and go. Here are some of his favourites that he has bought or used over the years.

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A workstand makes maintaining your MTB so much easier. Bib shorts can help you ride further distances in comfort. It’s useful to keep a mobile toolbox in your car or van. A jet wash helps after those muddy riders. Windproof gilets and baselayers will keep you warm. A lock is ideal for peace of mind when leaving your bike for short periods. A flask can provide post ride refreshment. Finally a GPS can give you some statistics and help with any training.

What is your favourite accessory?

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50 Comments

  1. Luca Müller on September 23, 2022 at 2:05 am

    1:10 name of the mudguard?

  2. TheSjones9 on September 23, 2022 at 2:05 am

    I like the music, good songs from some unknown artists.. Cheers.

  3. klips on September 23, 2022 at 2:06 am

    Pt2. All the things in Neil’s toolbox

  4. Probably TheAmaziiingTim on September 23, 2022 at 2:10 am

    The accessory i need the most is the back itself

  5. Roofster FPV on September 23, 2022 at 2:12 am

    Try getting the Xiaomi rechargeable pump and you’ll never want to use your track pump again. 🙂

  6. The Butler on September 23, 2022 at 2:14 am

    3:30 Jet wash – I spent 20 years in IT so now I fix (among other things) water blasters.
    Some simple things to know…
    #1: Extension cords KILL water blasters. Due to the anperage a water blaster often requires, a decent size single phase water blaster is near the top end of your household wiring and an extension cord can add enough resistance that you end up with low voltage and high amperage… hilarity ensues.. usally culminating in either the start/run capacitor blowing, the motor windings failing.. or simply it pops your house fuse (if your lucky).
    FIX: Use no extension (which is near impossible when there isn’t often a power supply outside, or near your hose)… so.. use as short and fat extension as possible (fat being larger internal wire size).
    #2: Electrolysis kills water blasters… Electrolysis=battery. Given the water left in your water blaster, mixed with a little muck and different metal types (especially alloy head pumps)… Leaving water in your water blaster for months as it sits lonely on your shelf allows corrosion to set in… (the water and metal mix acts like a battery and corrosive hilarity ensues)…
    This corrosion gets into the plastic spring backed piston that when over pressured, turns off your blaster, and when the pressure is released (you pull the trigger) turns back on…
    Result, you turn it on, it goes brrrrup and turns off, never to turn on again (secret hint.. tape the trigger ON and play with the faucet.. you may get lucky, never remove the tape or it will jam off again).
    FIX: When done. Remove BOTH garden and high pressure hoses, turn the unit on for ONLY one second. This clears the water so it can sit on the shelf for months. (If you have a fixed HP hose reel, pull the trigger and run the unit for no more than 3 seconds).

    If it doesn’t turn on.. check the nozzle isn’t blocked… on most (non tank) waterblasters water should pass through when u pull the trigger even when they are off if not, try removing the gun (with it off) then turn it on and if theres still no go, (and water IS passing through) then it’s most likely a stuck shutoff valve holding the micro switch open.

    If it was a blocked nozzle… usually pushing the blockage back in (I use gas welding tip cleaners but a pin may do).
    Don’t drill it out.. the tip is not a straight hole, drilling will turn your fan output into a kids water pistol.

    Oh and if you have a motor bike… DO NOT WATER BLAST YOUR RADIATOR… Or … you guessed it…… Hilarity ensues!

    q8) – I’m guessing E-Bikes don’t take well to high pressure water being injected into every crevice either…

  7. Andrew Hart on September 23, 2022 at 2:15 am

    On washing your bike Hart tool (sold at Walmart) have a 5gal battery power sprayer that looks like it would work good if no power is available.

  8. MH0709 on September 23, 2022 at 2:16 am

    You obviously forgot NUMBER 10 (should be number 1) – your van.

  9. Living Soule on September 23, 2022 at 2:18 am

    What kind of van were you working out of in this video?

  10. Bigbo 1 on September 23, 2022 at 2:19 am

    DUDE ITS CALLED A WIND BREAKER

  11. habanerat on September 23, 2022 at 2:23 am

    Bib Shorts… "Get what I mean?"
    That’s just nuts! : )

  12. Florian P on September 23, 2022 at 2:23 am

    Thumbs up for the set of BFGs on the T6 😉

  13. Shithappenswhenu on September 23, 2022 at 2:24 am

    Didn’t mention that muck off power washer behind you surprisingly

  14. Jonathan Vogel on September 23, 2022 at 2:24 am

    you just need a mountain bike the rest is bullshit , go ride the bike

  15. Dionkleiboer on September 23, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Im so lucky, in my hometown they have a free mountainbike wash.

  16. Jimbo on September 23, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Well, could you have a secondary storage in the EU, because it has become quite expensive to buy anything from the UK, nowadays

  17. Energy Flow Marketing on September 23, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Can you do a review on the mantagoue partrooper folding mountain bike . It’s made for the Us marines I wonder how good they are !

  18. Ian Mangham on September 23, 2022 at 2:31 am

    Yellow rubber brake lever covers 😂

  19. Bike On on September 23, 2022 at 2:31 am

    No.1 That van!

  20. Kal’s Forge on September 23, 2022 at 2:31 am

    When would a toolbox not be mobile?

  21. PaNda on September 23, 2022 at 2:31 am

    Small backpack with essential tools (still deciding on my pack free setup with my Louri strap), my phone to track my journey especially if I’m alone for family reasons and to discover new trails, water bottle and a J 😃👍🏻

  22. Aaron Suchy on September 23, 2022 at 2:33 am

    I have been riding MTB for about 25 years as well and my list would be entirely different than yours.

  23. brad c on September 23, 2022 at 2:33 am

    that CCC base layer though!!! pretty cool how that you’ve got you hands on an iconic bit of clothing from New Zealand and it’s one of your essential items

  24. D3str0yz VFX on September 23, 2022 at 2:33 am

    I don’t know if this is dumb to ask, but is it for locking up your bike?

  25. Moritz Küng on September 23, 2022 at 2:33 am

    Well if you dont live in the UK the shipping for the pressure washer costs 60 punds….thats just too much

  26. swampymaan on September 23, 2022 at 2:34 am

    i didn’t get it… you were sponsored? … 😉

  27. Lankey Bastard on September 23, 2022 at 2:35 am

    The best things in life are free? lol

  28. Róger Ulate on September 23, 2022 at 2:36 am

    Today there are too much shit to take somewhere, if you find a YouTube channel super famous and dedicated, I don’t know, trimming the grass, you will find top 10 expensive and not necessary to our time previous things to buy to keep the capitalism haha

  29. John F on September 23, 2022 at 2:37 am

    A van!

  30. Mark Latchford on September 23, 2022 at 2:38 am

    This is probably the single most worst promotional video I’ve seen from these guys, I expect some promotion but come on!!

  31. Cynthia M on September 23, 2022 at 2:39 am

    #1 Bike Rack
    #2 Bike mounted hand pump

  32. Nineteen 100 on September 23, 2022 at 2:42 am

    plastic is bad, but his tool box looks like a Plastic lol.

  33. Bas Engelblik on September 23, 2022 at 2:43 am

    The van is my favourite accessory.

  34. Global Mountain Bike Network on September 23, 2022 at 2:44 am

    What is your favourite accessory?

  35. SuperVHSchannel on September 23, 2022 at 2:46 am

    The work stand is a must have. I dont know how I ever worked on a bike without one. I have an old lab coat (in Park tools blue) it keeps me clean when I’m working on my bikes.

  36. MTB MOR on September 23, 2022 at 2:47 am

    MTB MOR’s notes:
    :44 workstand
    1:45 Bib Shorts
    2:25 Mobile Toolbox
    3:29 Jet Wash
    4:21 Windproof vest
    4:45 base layer
    5:12 hip lock
    5:32 Flash for car
    5:56 GPS

    Thanks for the ideas. Are bib shorts more for XC? Do some Enduro riders wear them?

  37. Octodad MTB Marty Richards on September 23, 2022 at 2:48 am

    Fanny pack 🍻

  38. wright vcx on September 23, 2022 at 2:50 am

    Horrible. Not one accesory is of literally any practical use to anyone.

  39. Wake Awaken on September 23, 2022 at 2:50 am

    No.1 accessory, a CAR

  40. MaliDaki on September 23, 2022 at 2:55 am

    What’s the car you are driving?

  41. Richard Leslie on September 23, 2022 at 2:55 am

    Great video Neil, what power meter do you use that hooks up with your Garmin? I’ve got a Fenix6 and unsure which power meter to buy. Thanks Richard

  42. Andrew Ince on September 23, 2022 at 2:58 am

    You get used to working without a stand. Never had one and all my bikes are dialed. It’s not super easy but you get used to it and it allows more chances to sit while building.

  43. Chris Genovese on September 23, 2022 at 2:58 am

    i just got a stand, and i dont know how ive managed this long without it. game changer.

  44. Pedro Diaz on September 23, 2022 at 2:59 am

    Best accessory, post ride BEERS!! Also, I didn’t pay for my Park Took work-stand either…my wife bought it for me back when we were dating 🙂

  45. Commissioner28 on September 23, 2022 at 2:59 am

    Van Tour vid?

  46. Ian Mangham on September 23, 2022 at 3:03 am

    Still haven’t bought myself a jetwash

  47. Thomas Folan on September 23, 2022 at 3:04 am

    Neil, great post. Nice van Which brand model , type of drive. Noticed youve got some aggressive tires
    Thanks !

  48. Dallas Lacey on September 23, 2022 at 3:04 am

    If you live in North America and have a flask in the car for after the ride, it has a slightly different meaning 🙂

  49. eaxnitro on September 23, 2022 at 3:04 am

    Camelbak 3l hydration pack

  50. Leestons on September 23, 2022 at 3:04 am

    9 of the favourite things I’ve been given for free *

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