How To Buy Your First Mountain Bike From A Shop!

How To Buy Your First Mountain Bike From A Shop!

Buying your first MTB is always a really amazing experience, but with so many options out there from different sizing to styles of bike, it’s a good idea to know roughly what you should be looking for in a new bike and how you go about getting the perfect one for you! Join Rich Payne and his dad as they spend the afternoon at the @frictioncycles7218 bike shop to have a chat and a look at some amazing MTB choices!

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50 Comments

  1. Ignacio Alonso on February 3, 2023 at 3:24 am

    11:39 the wint killed me ๐Ÿคฃ



  2. Discophil on February 3, 2023 at 3:26 am

    Bedders!



  3. BlackMan614 on February 3, 2023 at 3:29 am

    Geezers don’t like the wide handlebars. Too much pressure on the shoulders.



  4. VanPelt408 on February 3, 2023 at 3:29 am

    All of my buddies that started in a hard tail later spent more more money to buy a full suspension. Itโ€™s tough ti take that initial full suspension plunge, but one to strongly consider.



  5. michaeljohnpeel on February 3, 2023 at 3:30 am

    …The Love Channel!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ Get that man a beer! ๐Ÿป Definitely need to see Rich taking his old man out on his new purchase in further videos. ๐Ÿ‘Œ



  6. ElvislaD on February 3, 2023 at 3:31 am

    Jesus,this guy needs a full sus obviously,he is not even going to be riding in 5…10 years so give him the benefit of a full sus straight away,irrelevant that the components are worse,comfort and control is paramount.



  7. Duckey on February 3, 2023 at 3:33 am

    those suntour forks are horrible after 6months of use



  8. Justin Mills on February 3, 2023 at 3:33 am

    Riding for the Nukeproof team. Please welcome, Richโ€™s dad. Sponsors dream. Plus because of this video. Probably tax deductible.



  9. Thim on February 3, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Full squish



  10. Nick B on February 3, 2023 at 3:36 am

    How much?! For a push bike?



  11. Max Jamieson on February 3, 2023 at 3:36 am

    Loved the idea of this but the guy in the shop was talking bollox about how much you need to spend to get a decent bike these days I have sold and repaired bikes for years and I can tell you now this guy in shop is only there to upsell saying you have to spend a grand at least to get a entry level bike is pure lies! Like I say loved the idea of this but execution was poor



  12. Nick Higgins on February 3, 2023 at 3:37 am

    My local shop… Respect to the boys!



  13. L X on February 3, 2023 at 3:39 am

    NOT SMART: Test rides are free. Every human (especially people over 30) shopping for a bike should test ride a great geometry full suspension EMTB w drop seat bike, even if it’s out of the price range.



  14. Anita Snoopy on February 3, 2023 at 3:39 am

    Great video ๐Ÿ˜ƒ i love these kind of videos โค doing things with family is always good ๐Ÿ˜ƒ



  15. Adam Binnie on February 3, 2023 at 3:42 am

    Always upvote Rich’s dad.



  16. MikeleSalaud on February 3, 2023 at 3:42 am

    I just bought a Trek Marlin 5 from a bike shop here in Kansas about a month ago. And yeah, the guys were very knowledgeable and helped out a lot. Also got the bike on a huge sale so a $750 bike was $520….. Looking at a full suspension later when I drop some weight and can afford one…



  17. Duc Ly on February 3, 2023 at 3:44 am

    My first mtb was a cannondale hard tail which I bought for 500 bucks 20 years ago. Wanted to make sure I enjoyed sports before I upgrade. I ended upgraded to a full suspension and will never go on back to hard tail again. Only hardtail Iโ€™ll be riding now is my gravel bike.

    Btw, Rich needs pay for his old manโ€™s bike.



  18. Johnny Doe on February 3, 2023 at 3:46 am

    Alot of new riders need to be told to include riding accessories in their budget. A helmet, gloves, proper shoes, and shorts/pants. I myself believe a hardtail is a great way to start off in mtn biking because you definitely get better performing components price wise. If after a year or two, the new rider is still at it, then upgrade to full suspension if they desire



  19. Grumpy-Dad on February 3, 2023 at 3:47 am

    You could feel the tension change we dad mentioned budget.



  20. Kuba on February 3, 2023 at 3:47 am

    I’d love my local bike shop to have that much selection of bikes and gear. I need to do at least 80 kilometers to see a full sus bike in a shop. Local bike shops offer only cheap, casual bikes and gear. I bought all my bikes and 90% of gear online.



  21. Winky Dee on February 3, 2023 at 3:47 am

    Good informative content. Dropper post is a game changer, a must-have.
    Sturmey-Archer makes a great dropper post, lol!



  22. Terry Skarry on February 3, 2023 at 3:48 am

    I have a Marin Bobcat 3, bought it during the height of Covid to get back into MTB, and boys/girls, THE BIKE IS MADE FOR FUN. I love Marin, main issue was the tires, but Maxxis Assegai front with Aggressor rear was my go to combo in the beginning. Now Iโ€™m Rekon front and Aggressor rear today, with a SUNRACE 32t 1×8, the 11 speed is coming soon.(xmas).



  23. Utsab gopali on February 3, 2023 at 3:49 am

    Wish all LBS was like FRICTION CYCLES



  24. Killen Ukont on February 3, 2023 at 3:49 am

    Awsome video like how you done it at made it simple for starters. And you dad ask some genuine questions that everyone should ask



  25. ocbyn blakey on February 3, 2023 at 3:50 am

    Get the fella an eeb and heโ€™ll be out every day



  26. David B Lowe on February 3, 2023 at 3:51 am

    Your better off getting a hard tail and putting you money into better quality fork, brakes and drive train than budget friendly full sus,



  27. VanPelt408 on February 3, 2023 at 3:51 am

    A dropper post is a must have IMO.



  28. Thermaltake Australia on February 3, 2023 at 3:56 am

    So wholesome โค๏ธ



  29. James Stammers on February 3, 2023 at 3:57 am

    The content and advice is usually great on the channel, but not keen on this. ยฃ2500, there are loads of bikes for half that that are perfect for a beginner rider (buying something secondhand would be way better).

    This sort of thing will put people off biking! It’s not as expensive as this.



  30. Ian Lamberts on February 3, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Hi why didnt you guys get ur dad a ebike



  31. Paramedic Barber on February 3, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Get that man an E Bike lol



  32. loekie-de-rookie on February 3, 2023 at 4:01 am

    i think you guys should try out: the rockrider st 540s it is a full suspension entry level mountainbike that’s wat cheaper than most entry level full sus. but it truly is great after you make some adjustments to it



  33. Bod of Dad on February 3, 2023 at 4:01 am

    These days, take out a loan first.



  34. DADventureTV on February 3, 2023 at 4:01 am

    Get him that dropper on the new bike so he learns how to use it from day.
    While I generally agree on putting a newbie on a hard tail because it really does teach better riding technique, I might change that stance with an older first time rider. It will give that bit extra safety net which is important for us more mature crowd who maybe dont think crashing is cool anymore. Of course budget may make the choice for you.



  35. StuJM on February 3, 2023 at 4:01 am

    Rich’s dad needs his own show, he’s hilarious. It’s always a pleasure to see him on the channel. You should do a section called Dad rides… just a thought…



  36. Shawn Gifford on February 3, 2023 at 4:02 am

    Wholesome Dad content always gets a like.



  37. Global Mountain Bike Network on February 3, 2023 at 4:03 am

    Where did you buy your first MTB from? Let us know down below and help out our amazing community of riders! ๐Ÿ‘‡



  38. Havenโ€™tpickedanameyet123 on February 3, 2023 at 4:04 am

    What is a red trail



  39. Friction Cycles on February 3, 2023 at 4:05 am

    12:20 โ€œLove Channelโ€ Cheers mate! How on earth do you respond to that?!?



  40. dr. errl on February 3, 2023 at 4:06 am

    i started with a trek marlin 7, owned it for about 6 months and got a nukeproof scout elite. no regrets so far!



  41. Mike Wiles on February 3, 2023 at 4:09 am

    I agree with Lee. We need more of Dad. I just turned 66 and started mountain biking about 6 months ago. I’m learning a lot. Love GMBN. Watch it every day. Thanks for the encouraging and informative videos!



  42. Cleston Cox II on February 3, 2023 at 4:09 am

    I’m 58 an 230lbs I got into MTB to spend some quality time with my 4 sons in their 30s. I started with a really cheap full sus for the first year and within 6mos I was hooked and looking to upgrade. I settled on a lightly used Giant Trance X 150/130 travel and 203/180 brakes. Terrific bike.
    Good luck to dad.



  43. Grant Walter on February 3, 2023 at 4:09 am

    I am 67 and started mountain biking 2 years ago. I have a hard tail to which I added a dropper post. The bike came with air shock fork. I love it. However, I am lucky enough to live in a mountainous area and I am now looking at a FS e-bike.



  44. Grumpy-Dad on February 3, 2023 at 4:09 am

    My 1st MTB I bought was online through tredz during the pandemic. A Scott 940 awesome bike loved it, although it got stolen,
    The next bike I bought from Evans cycles and to be honest a really poor purchasing experience. No customer care helping me pick the right bike.



  45. Duckey on February 3, 2023 at 4:10 am

    that is a fancy test ride fully decked out far from the new marin i think



  46. Brabbit on February 3, 2023 at 4:14 am

    Anyone else not a fan of the rolled benie look?



  47. Alexander H. on February 3, 2023 at 4:15 am

    Recently got into mtb this year. Bought a entry level hardtail and Giant had the best value considering the size of the company they can use scale to their advantage and push down the price while providing better quality



  48. Sam Rhodes on February 3, 2023 at 4:16 am

    Did Blake have an input on the scout



  49. messi steve on February 3, 2023 at 4:21 am

    ยฃ2500 for a budget full suspension. I recently spent that building up my 1st ever mtb, a nukeproof scout 2022. brought parts & fully assembled it myself



  50. Nigel West on February 3, 2023 at 4:22 am

    Mr Payne snr has kept his hair better than Rich ๐Ÿ™‚I did the exact opposite of this and bought my first mountain bike online from Wiggle (Vitas Mythique VRX 29er) they checked height, inside leg etc, the bike arrived perfectly set up for me, sadly due to a seriously knackered hip it’s only been used to go to the pub so far…………………not that that is a bad thing ๐Ÿ™‚