Top 10 Ways To Ruin A Mountain Bike Ride – Ten Things Not To Do…

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♪ [music] ♪ – [Neil] Oh, man. Got a flat tire.
Punctures can and eventually will happen, even if you run tubeless tires. So always
make sure you have a tube and a pump, especially if you’re getting
into the wild a little bit. Also, you don’t want to be that guy in a
group ride who has to rely on others. – [Mark] You got a flat. – You got a pump or a tube? – No. – You got a flat tire as well. – Oh, you’re joking. – Don’t worry, it’s only flat at the
bottom. Bonking is the term we tend to use. It is that horrible feeling of you
completely running out of gas. If you have never done it before, it can
feel like you have just worn yourself completely out on the ride. But it is just
down to not fueling for the ride sufficiently. It feels like you could
literally eat the entire house bare of food. Yes, unexpected mechanicals do
happen. They can just be a bit of bad luck. But if it happened because you
haven’t checked your bike over from the last ride, then that is very frustrating.
You got any brake pads, Mark? Try and get into a good routine of
giving your bike a clean if it needs it after the ride, but at the very least, a
quick check over so you’re not left disappointed out on the
trail on the next ride. Have you got a good signal? – No, I just really enjoy being out in the
woods. I mean, it’s a really nice trail then, it’s really sweepy berms, you’ve got
high slide a bit, nice jumps, it’s just a really nice mellow trail down
here. I really enjoy it. What are you doing? – Spend the whole time chasing strava
koms. Strava can be a lot of fun. I use it occasionally to really push
myself for training and also for challenging myself on the downhill trails,
but don’t let it become the obsession that has to rule every ride. – Oh, yeah. Such flow, that trail.
So much fun. – I’m doing it again. – All right. See you later. Nice riding. ♪ [music] ♪ – Crashing happens to all of us, but the
best way to avoid it happening all the time is learning some skills. Why not
watch our videos and work at which areas you need to improve on? Also, if you’re
pushing yourself or riding gnarly terrain, seriously consider wearing some pads. I
cringe when I watch people flying down rocky terrain with no knee pads. Group rides are a lot of fun, but they can also be intimidating,
especially to the slower riders. When we get to this fence, we’ll
have a nice rest, I promise you. This is the last brow, the last bit of
work you have to do, come on now. – You told me it was
downhill half a mile ago. – If you are one of the quicker ones, take
it on yourself to make sure everyone is part of the ride. Don’t charge off on the
climbs and wait for slower riders in the group to catch up. – Just past this brow, I promise. – Oh, God. It’s just not very
steep and it’s all loose. – Moaning. We all ride mountain bikes for
fun, well most of us, anyway. Yes, it might be cold, wet, boggy, but a
bad ride could still be a lot of fun. Positive mental attitude
will get you a long way. – Oh, Neil. Not this one is too steep! – I think the fuse is 1×12, but I don’t
want to upgrade now. It’s just… – Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m as bad as
everybody else. Us mountain bikers always seem obsessed with the latest, greatest
tech. Tires, wheels, sizes, suspension. You name it, we can talk about
the finer details for hours and debate why something is good or not
before have even tried it. – This bar, they feel like 777 to me. But
778 is what I really like but they’re nice grips. – I always carry my phone during the ride
for emergencies and to take the occasional photo, but leave the Instagram, phone
calls and checking Strava after the ride. – Hi, mate, how’s it going? Yeah, I’m
just on a ride with Mark, yeah. Oh, no, there’s no one else
who wanted to come riding. – Who answers the phone
when they’re bloody riding? – It’s all right. I’m on hands free,
don’t worry about it. Yes, great, yes, a bit dry, but… ♪ [music] ♪ – Nobody likes a show off. Well, actually,
they do like it when they fail like that, but make sure that that’s not you. – If you want to see more videos from
GMBN, you can click up here for our top 10 excuses. – And you can click down here, here for
how to do rolling endos, Neil. – I’m better click down there, I reckon. – And obviously click on me and Neil to
subscribe to GMBN.


G Sharp · March 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm

I'm always the show off because I watch gmbn's how to videos

Dave Hutchings · March 7, 2017 at 11:16 pm

you guys always crack me up…keep up the good work

me.vesko · March 8, 2017 at 8:34 am

1:55 hhaahhahaa that's me right there trying to hit 50 mph 😀

rosiman azlan · March 18, 2017 at 2:53 pm

GMBN can you make a video about break which break is better for mountain bike is it Disk break or V break

Sachin Thananthan · March 25, 2017 at 5:35 am

how to wheelie in indian cycles

Char Lotte · March 25, 2017 at 8:34 pm

People that ruin your ride the most are the ones who don't know the rules or are just simply assholes. I ride a lot of pumptrack and today there were some girls on the middle of it standing. I dropped in, told them to go away but they weren't quick enought so I instinctively pulled my front brake. Only my front brake. Long story short I went OTB and straight into the back wheel of the other bike and its metal mudguard and plastic light. The plastic thing on my shifter which shows me which gear I'm on broke (luckily not the pointer) but I picked it up and now I have to glue it together using hot glue and pop it back in there. I was also not wearing any sort of protection except a helmet so it ruined my weekend. I just hate the people who are completely ignore the fact that others are there to have fun.

DIPANKAR BANERJEE · March 26, 2017 at 6:57 am

it needs good skill to demonstrate of fall

Seth Nicholls · March 30, 2017 at 3:05 am

Proper English would've been "Neil & I"???
Cheeky bastard 🙂

Giel · March 31, 2017 at 7:06 am

I v learnd that you dont have to crash I didnt knew that

IDontBelieveInPenises · April 4, 2017 at 4:21 am

What's annoying is when you're good at something, and you just wanna have fun, and doing insane tricks that can be considered "Showing off" is fun to you, but you know everyone just thinks you're showing off. When no, you're just riding and having fun.

iceisnice61 · April 18, 2017 at 6:31 am

Good ones. I loved the "tyre is only flat on the bottom" quip. As a general rule for us, a-holes, moaners and phone junkies quickly 'get dropped'. People having FUN, no matter the level, are always a joy to ride with. Happy riding everyone.

Ben Mikael · April 29, 2017 at 11:41 pm

today was the first time I went biking in 2 Years

I only crashed twice

Yukon Cornelius · May 1, 2017 at 7:54 pm

The acting deserves an oscar

max · May 5, 2017 at 10:45 am

where do you ride

Brian Palmer · May 11, 2017 at 10:54 pm

Love these videos! Keep up the good work guys!

Harry King · May 13, 2017 at 9:38 pm

@gmbn can u go to ribbsford near kiddiminster

Grum the Barber · May 18, 2017 at 8:31 pm

I am inexperience to this stuff but on one ride down a bumpy track I crashed into a coconut and flew over my bike. Any pointers?

Eric Shellhamer · May 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm

love this vid

RealStealthyNinja · May 24, 2017 at 1:34 am

wear fingerless gloves and get the exposed part of your finger gashed open (three stitches). 1 minute into my ride and i was done… get full fingered gloves people!

Emmett Everest · June 4, 2017 at 10:54 pm

Cut the video at 2:18 so he didn't actually get hurt in the crashing scene 👍🏼 Smart move!

gpzmichael · June 9, 2017 at 9:10 pm

Something you didn't mention (and something I was often guilty of especially when leading larger groups where the pressures is higher to keep moving) is that after waiting to regroup at the top of a climb, pause for a bit once the last rider arrives to let them recover otherwise they will continue to wear out. Remember your fitness is better and your recovery time is better. Those two or three minutes you waited for them have left you way more rested than they will be. I try to wait a couple minutes after they've arrived and then ask if they are ready before cranking the next section.

Zak J-B · June 11, 2017 at 10:20 am

I was showing off doing no hands standing up… never again on gravel

Ruffus · June 13, 2017 at 6:20 am

Is Neil wearing skate/BMX shoes??? Those look like skate shoes, I wear BMX shoes with my flats, just can't get off my childhood habits… I love them! 🙂

SLO MTB RIDER · June 30, 2017 at 8:21 pm

In 0:55 is neil faster cause he's got scott genius :)!

TheGingerLord 93 · July 21, 2017 at 6:28 pm

so many adds, un subbing👎

davebigdread · July 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm

my mate said he`s the best rider when he can`t evan do no hands for 2 seconds because his bike is £1000 bloomin show off

RoadCasted · July 27, 2017 at 10:49 am

Wear the gear for what you're riding. Was riding a downhill track and took a tumble a few days ago and broke my jaw because I was wearing an enduro helmet.

John Roberts MTB · July 29, 2017 at 4:25 pm

"Don't worry, it's only flat at the bottom." LOL

100,000 subscribers no Vid challenge · August 6, 2017 at 1:42 am

11 tell your mate to send something u know he/she won't make

ramon soliman · August 8, 2017 at 1:41 am

can i have some of your bike im always watching your videos and i dont have bike im your fan from philipines can i have some of your bike

machyne82 · August 9, 2017 at 12:33 am

Go keto, no bonk!

mOejOe33 · August 15, 2017 at 5:34 am

I'm not just saying this, but that was some acting between Neil and Marc. Seriously good!

Jakub Knioła · August 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm

4:33 song name?

Video drone · September 5, 2017 at 8:27 am

#1 way to ruin a ride? Suck. now I have to wait for you. Your not coming on the next one. Your expensive fancy bike wont save you. if you cant keep up GODDAMSTAY THE FUCK OUT BACK do NOT ever go in IN FRONT OF ME when we head off, you wait for me to go first… riding my brakes all the way down while looking at your fat ass is a great way to ruin a ride. don't scare women and children on the trail who are just hiking for fun, stay in control. slow down and give way. show respect, have class, don't take forever to get your shit together at the truck LETS GO quit dicking around with your helmet, your gloves, your pack whatever MOVE YOUR ASS.

Hazard1230 · September 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

Dont ever tell anyone "i bonked hard yesterday" i said this to my mum she thought it meant somthing else. Lol😂😂😂

ryan paladinetti · September 15, 2017 at 11:05 pm

lol don't worry it's only flat at the bottom

Troy Lewis · September 28, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Nothing wrong with styling it & showing off. Its when ou show off for chicks and break a bone .. Hard to come back from 🙂

Kennard Allen · October 1, 2017 at 3:06 am

Hey GMBM, what was that brand of cassette on the Canyon?

Louis Ongley 2 · October 1, 2017 at 10:58 am

I really want to get into mountain biking but I can’t afford a half decent bike 😭

Sgt Smokey · October 4, 2017 at 8:52 am

In our group your left behind and your better off making your way to the car or pub lol. You only ruin it for yourself.

Henry Danger · October 22, 2017 at 3:11 am

4:36 Roblox death sound

Victor.k · November 10, 2017 at 7:07 pm

trails are like pizza's, even when they're bad, their still pretty good.

Regie Castro · December 9, 2017 at 2:10 pm

wow nice video i liked it

Graham King · December 10, 2017 at 12:51 am

The worst way I ever ruined a ride was when I went over the bars in the first mile. I had an orange in my jersey pocket and "juiced it" as my buddy described it. Ate what was left and kept on riding.

Ryan Hofsess · December 12, 2017 at 7:06 pm

It's not showing off if you're practicing your trials skills! What is this; Grade school?

Nancy Nayan · December 17, 2017 at 3:52 pm

can u give me a mtb

cuball 24 · December 23, 2017 at 6:51 am

These guys are acting too hard

Duke Nukem · December 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm

2:03 Ryan Gosling?!

Joseph Wither · December 29, 2017 at 9:53 pm

All of them have happened to me before I hate it

Ben Latham · January 4, 2018 at 7:08 pm

Where do you ride in this vid

urmum gay · January 16, 2018 at 6:39 am

The flat tire one is so true. My friend and I went on a pretty long trail and his tire popped about halfway through and we didn’t have a pump or patch kit. Nothing.

Neatham Paredes · February 27, 2018 at 1:34 pm

what rims are they using

The Triforce Eagle · March 2, 2018 at 6:28 am

[jacksepticeye in the distance] POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE

zachary heape · April 2, 2018 at 5:52 pm

Are y'all stupid everybody crashes

Ben Pino · April 4, 2018 at 2:50 am

I didn't fuel properly today and ended up eating it and had to ride home super tired

Hamburger King 9 · April 6, 2018 at 11:01 pm

I have a bike from 1992 lol

while I was born in 2005

Andreas Gunster · April 8, 2018 at 11:54 pm

They called 1×12 before it actually came out lmao

23skymaster · April 26, 2018 at 7:05 pm

What is the song name during the showoff section!?!?!

Oakleaf700 · April 29, 2018 at 11:05 am

''You told me it was downhill half a mile ago''! 🙂

Luke Mas · May 6, 2018 at 6:57 pm

Honeslty I think talkin bout tech makes a ride more fun

A1 Face · May 6, 2018 at 7:34 pm

I’m an 8 year old and I can’t stop pumping.

Switch Productions · May 23, 2018 at 10:06 pm

Their out of ideas…

S3cret _ · May 25, 2018 at 1:37 pm

4:33 neil starts to crash thank me later

Elliott Waissbluth · May 29, 2018 at 6:50 pm

Adrenaline junkies can't help but to show off it's in their blood. Part of the sport IMO it's all fun.

- Red Panda Productions - · June 1, 2018 at 4:55 pm

Once I was just riding then I came home and went to sleep next day my back tire was completely flat then I got it fixed next morning it's flat again and also next morning again

So Flippin unlucky

Some autistic kid · June 15, 2018 at 6:33 pm

Is going down hill into a hole then falling of your saddle and feeling your nuts die one? And taking a friend on the same trial and not warning him about the hole so he falls into a large thissle Bush (we found put hes alergic to them ) also one?

I Just Do Stuff · July 2, 2018 at 5:52 pm

on the point of not leaving someone behind, I did a group ride with my school and luckily noticed that everyone was leaving two newer rivers, including the teachers , I decided to hang back with them and even though I knew I could be at the front it really angered me that none of the more experienced riders were trying to help make the ride enjoyable for the two in question

StopandWatch Animations · July 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm

Thanks I'll try to use these technecs in the future 👍🚵

Richard Garza · July 16, 2018 at 5:44 pm

Riding only downhill….like you know who. Enduro/downhill SUCKS!

SMR Crazynezzz · July 16, 2018 at 7:08 pm

Tip when you feel exatit switch to the highets gear

Brendal's 2nd Google Account · August 16, 2018 at 5:40 am

#1. Don't bring a bike at all.

Jordan · August 16, 2018 at 10:21 pm

Neil is so cool man

Cameron Hart · September 12, 2018 at 10:57 pm

How to disendlike a pro

Antonio Broznic · September 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm

How to buy your T-shrt

Teo · September 30, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Crashing makes it more fun some times

Thomas Runac · October 16, 2018 at 7:07 pm

Why do you guys only use continental Tyers

unemployed · October 19, 2018 at 10:42 pm

how about people in the back of the group who stop for breaks without telling you.

j0hnny 324 · October 20, 2018 at 3:17 pm

Im not a show off cause i cant do skill

Jamie Uys · November 7, 2018 at 3:37 pm

If you by a garmin you can not have your phone with you

AmericanSheepdog · November 23, 2018 at 4:41 am

Anyone the MVP and know the song at the end?

Sleepy Gnome · January 1, 2019 at 5:15 pm

I bonked out my first big ride. First time riding with a shop and my water was completely frozen

Roblox Lover · January 9, 2019 at 4:36 pm

Does your car have folding seats my car has

Sniperzone981 ! · January 13, 2019 at 8:41 pm

What bikes do you guys use and what bike do you recommend

Random Stuff · January 26, 2019 at 12:46 pm


Julian Martin · January 27, 2019 at 4:28 am

its so funny

Jakub Knioła · February 3, 2019 at 8:38 am

4:33 song name?

Cymro Catholig · February 22, 2019 at 2:02 pm

Is the narrator from Newport?

Spiezid · March 9, 2019 at 9:04 pm

music at 4:30 ?

Alex · March 13, 2019 at 4:33 pm


Tommy Yeezy · April 15, 2019 at 4:19 pm

I am a kom chaser

Beginner on a Bike · May 2, 2019 at 6:49 am

Back when neil rode flats

amphibious · July 1, 2019 at 2:49 am

What handlebar rise should I use for my jump bike?

Wsanta Litz · July 7, 2019 at 5:50 am

The last part is not showing off he just demonstrated how the eject lever works.

Eli_Tomac_Fan 668 · July 12, 2019 at 1:24 am

My local bike Park is old and not well mapped out. The trails are narrow and hard to find. I know where the trail heads are but other ppl sometimes do the trails backwards and cause a crash -_-

bannanas lego technic workshop · July 29, 2019 at 2:36 pm

'dont worry, it's o my flat at the bottom!' lol.

D_Pow · August 28, 2019 at 11:52 pm

3:36, Neil was right, the future is 1×12

Arif Khan CAN · September 3, 2019 at 12:10 am

Anyone know the music for the strava Kom

Nazih & Chris Channel · September 6, 2019 at 5:06 am

1:15 your bike is awesome

Luan du Plessis · October 17, 2019 at 8:14 am

Don’t worry it’s only flat at the bottom lol

Jake Plummer · November 2, 2019 at 4:12 am

I’ll make sure to do all of them

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