Riding my local MTB trails on a gravel bike — UNDERBIKING

Riding my local MTB trails on a gravel bike — UNDERBIKING

Today Macky decided to switch things up a bit and do some “underbiking” so he headed out on our local mountain bike trails ON HIS GRAVEL BIKE!

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50 Comments

  1. Joanne leyva on September 23, 2022 at 3:36 am

    Love riding my gravel bike on single track! Just curious…what pressure were you running?

  2. Dávos on September 23, 2022 at 3:38 am

    🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽👍🏽

  3. Weeboken on September 23, 2022 at 3:39 am

    I unknowingly did this today, and I hated it omg every patch of ice and snow it was just slip and slide city, I almost went over the bar twice and fell 3 times. I hate under biking lol

    More so, I dislike riding muddy ice filled trails

  4. Alexander Madarang on September 23, 2022 at 3:39 am

    dumbest and coolest video ive seen .

  5. Tim Estrella on September 23, 2022 at 3:41 am

    What psi and width tire did you run

  6. Digiphex Electronics on September 23, 2022 at 3:43 am

    What is the weight penalty for a full suspension vs Niner’s regular gravel bike?

  7. Beyoncehadoneofthebest musicvideosofalltime on September 23, 2022 at 3:43 am

    how wide are these bars

  8. Jim Mansi on September 23, 2022 at 3:45 am

    I agree, it’s pretty cool to watch you ride those trails on a gravel bike, I occasionally do the same thing on my local trails, nice ride!

  9. Quinton on September 23, 2022 at 3:45 am

    I know im super late but thats insane. I live in my van with my 2 bikes and my dog, when I was in Taos last month I was bored of my full suspension. I hopped on my gravel bike to have some fun and rode a local trail. Here a month later I lookup a gravel bike video and see the same trail I rode a month ago on my gravel bike.

  10. mrpercussive on September 23, 2022 at 3:46 am

    Because all bikes are mountain bikes if you want them to be… 🙂

  11. PIQUE PICTURES on September 23, 2022 at 3:47 am

    Have you ever been to British Columbia? There’s some amazing gravel riding in British Columbia, Canada!!!!!!!!!

  12. MattGrovesFTW on September 23, 2022 at 3:47 am

    What did you drop of at the post office? Your mail-in ballot?

  13. Joshua Mack on September 23, 2022 at 3:48 am

    Ive got an aluminum roadbike that’s got mountainbike style straight bars. Guess if you swapped the 1.25tyres…. But. I jumped an old kids bike over small hills. Steel fork, slightly curved. That felt better than the aluminum bike Going down a curb. Im not keen on breaking my roadbike i think

  14. jcsrst on September 23, 2022 at 3:50 am

    I just sold my MTB because I bought a Cannondale Topstone Lefty. The bike is super fun and capable. I enjoy riding in the woods much more on this. Climbs sooo much better and isa scalpel in terms of handling. Loose chunk uphill is a problem as are gnarly rock gardens but hey it’s always nice to walk in the woods 🤣. I learned to MTB on a fully rigid bike so this is back to my roots and I love it! Ride an MCR on some rough trails please!

  15. Max Grass on September 23, 2022 at 3:50 am

    Very clickbaity thumbnail. Dissapointed,

  16. Marco Bovo on September 23, 2022 at 3:51 am

    But did you use tires so narrow because you only had those or it was a choice?

  17. Thanh-Dung NGUYEN on September 23, 2022 at 3:53 am

    Nice video 👍You’re strong, top skils. Just be careful , the carbon fork or steer tube can break . Gravel was not specified for trails.

  18. standish250 on September 23, 2022 at 3:53 am

    I flatted my 2.8 in the first 2 miles at Rift Valley. No clue what I hit. Nice job on those skinnies!

  19. Max Grass on September 23, 2022 at 3:56 am

    Nice bike

  20. frzspillz on September 23, 2022 at 3:59 am

    Would wider tires make it better for the rocks?

  21. rascal1234 on September 23, 2022 at 3:59 am

    I’ve used my CX bike on XC group rides. It definitely adds a dimension to the rides. Due to the gearing and weight of the bike, I tend to beat mtbs up steep hills. Not as good on tech trails though.

  22. ShootPDX on September 23, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Great video! Curious, why the narrower tire in the rear?

  23. John DeF on September 23, 2022 at 4:00 am

    Carbon forks on mtb scares me. How much abuse can they handle? Like to see a test.

  24. Alain Pfammatter on September 23, 2022 at 4:00 am

    You should try 38-40mm gravel tyres on the gravel bike. Thats the sweetspot 👌

  25. Dimitrios Asimomytis on September 23, 2022 at 4:08 am

    I am 100kg and I rode up a 600-meter trail hill (and came down) with my good old trustworthy Kona Jake the Snake 2010 model….11 kilos of aluminium pleasure!!!! When on the top of the hill I will never forget the looks of the guys with the Lyriks, the Foxes and the DT Swiss forks staring at me like an alien! I enjoyed it a lot and I suffered a lot as I have only swapped my 10-25 105 short cage Shimano for a 10-18 short cage Shimano…..but…Yeahhhh I enjoyed it! Repeating this with my Canyon Neuron and 10/51 Shimano 8100 was half the effort

  26. Jay John on September 23, 2022 at 4:08 am

    Not a very technical trail. These are hard trails on a gravel bike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADIcBlUa0KQ

  27. paxonearth on September 23, 2022 at 4:09 am

    New Mexico?

  28. Chris Atchley on September 23, 2022 at 4:10 am

    I enjoy Gravel on our trail. 2 things though, wish I had a dropper and 2 my hands do wear out after a bit and need a break.

  29. stepns4 on September 23, 2022 at 4:11 am

    In the setup you he went 38 in front and 31 in rear. Why? Wouldn’t you get more contact patch for climbing with more tire in the rear? I understand the wide tire in the front for stability but am confused by the smaller in the rear.

  30. MrBrady691 on September 23, 2022 at 4:12 am

    It hurts to see how much faster you are on your gravel bike in the loose stuff than I would be on my 160/150 bike

  31. David Wallace on September 23, 2022 at 4:12 am

    wait, there’s a name for that? I’ve been doing it for ages and didn’t even know what I was doing had a name!!!

  32. leon heart on September 23, 2022 at 4:13 am

    Is the tire width compatible?

  33. OkayAtBikes on September 23, 2022 at 4:15 am

    I’ve not seen them on the trails in person— only IG— but the Allied folks are known to take their bikes on singletrack around here.

  34. biking with Emily on September 23, 2022 at 4:16 am

    Macky’s just flying on the gravel bike

  35. J B on September 23, 2022 at 4:20 am

    You should try for a trail KOM with the road/gravel bike

  36. John Greene on September 23, 2022 at 4:21 am

    Hi Syd and Macky. New to the channel. Do you two live in Taos?

  37. edstud1 on September 23, 2022 at 4:21 am

    Definitely pushing the envelope on this ride!

  38. Cypriano on September 23, 2022 at 4:22 am

    Dont go for koms. That aint legit. The honor system

  39. dwight johnson on September 23, 2022 at 4:22 am

    time for a new intro

  40. Schabo1234 on September 23, 2022 at 4:22 am

    At least you got a TV on your handlebar ! 😜

  41. Dana W on September 23, 2022 at 4:23 am

    Your VO2 max must be through the roof! 2 more months until my Checkpoint arrives and then I can slug it up the Bosque. Keep up the great channel, and keep healing Syd!

  42. DEXVD on September 23, 2022 at 4:23 am

    Also, have heard of going with a smaller width tire on the rear on mtb but does it make much difference on gravel/road? I was planning to use 38c front and rear for gravel and 32c on road for my gravel/road bike, when it arrives.

  43. Will Kalman on September 23, 2022 at 4:23 am

    I do this occasionally on my circa 1991 Park Pre Hammer (full rigid) MTB on technical trails. It freaks people out, but it’s the bike I was riding on those trails almost 30 years ago! And it really makes you ride different – much more of a mental game picking lines because you can’t bash over everything.

  44. z.browning on September 23, 2022 at 4:24 am

    I try this every once in a while with my rigid single speed – things that are just couch surfing on my trail bike are way more challenging and interesting when I have to keep the momentum going to support the single speed and don’t have the cushion of full suspension. Underbiking will definitely spice up your life.

  45. Pranav Mistry on September 23, 2022 at 4:25 am

    My arms are hurting after watching this video. Did yours hurt as well?

  46. Timmy J on September 23, 2022 at 4:25 am

    My Canyon Inflite kills trails like this in Phoenix, using 33mm tires…will get 38’s soon and that will open up the whole mountain preserve for me.

  47. Jonathan Vermillion on September 23, 2022 at 4:27 am

    Love that orange bar tape!

  48. UncleRiotous on September 23, 2022 at 4:32 am

    I wonder if one reason things weren’t so sketchy is that the thinner tyres were digging through the loose stuff that a normal mtb tyre would skate across the top of. I had a mate who tried out plus tyres and said when things were loose they just skated around.

  49. Pedigree Monkey on September 23, 2022 at 4:33 am

    Underbiking! Finally I know what I am doing all the time ^^

  50. DEXVD on September 23, 2022 at 4:34 am

    Do you use a separate mic or is that just the GoPro?

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