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11 Crazy Cheap MTB Upgrades!

11 Crazy Cheap MTB Upgrades!

Today we will review 11 of the cheapest upgrades you can make to your mountain bike. I covered 10 even cheaper ones in another video, but most of these do more to actually improve performance than those did. These upgrades are so cheap, that tires didn’t even make the cut. Enjoy!

Here’s my old video from 2016

Here’s how to bed brake pads

Here’s how to go tubeless

Colored Valve Caps
https://amzn.to/2EmorTM

Bash Guard up to 32t
https://amzn.to/2TX2uQl

Bash Guard to to 36t
https://amzn.to/2En9G2X

Dry Lube from video
https://amzn.to/2XgS2p6
This stuff is actually expensive as frigg for a bottle, but per application it’s only cents

Anti-kink Cable Ends
https://www.ebay.com/p/Jagwire-BOT976-Jgwr-Anti-kink-End-Cap-4mm-Shift-30-btl/1408737269

Stainless pedal pins flat https://amzn.to/2XhV6kE
Stainless pedal pins https://amzn.to/2XhVmQE

Tubeless MTB Sealant
https://amzn.to/2U1nqpA

Tubeless valve stems
Presta Valve Stems – Brass

Volume spacers
https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=yazuworks-20&keywords=volume spacers&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=xm2&linkId=0e08eed0fd9a4415ead514de5a5a3c47
There are too many different ones to link to specifics. Please research what your air fork or can uses directly from your manufacturer.

Stealth axles are another thing which will be dependent on fork brand and width, so do your research. If you are unsure what your fork width is just look up your bike on its manufacturer’s website and check the specs. When it doubt, go to your local bike shop and they might just have it!

Single Speed Chainring
For most bikes with 2 or 3 rings up front, 104mm will be the size. How many speeds you have at the rear makes no difference up front.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=yazuworks-20&keywords=narrow wide chainring&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=xm2&linkId=0322d1d20d0a73d9144260dcd13d7c52

I’m sponsored by Diamondback Bicycles, Box Components, and Slime Tubeless, but no other products featured in this video are paid promotions.

Beginner MTB Toolbox 🛠 Essential Tools for Basic Bike Repair

Beginner MTB Toolbox 🛠 Essential Tools for Basic Bike Repair

So you’re new to mountain biking, but may or may not be new to tools. Either way, you want to get started maintaining your mountain bike. These are the very first tools you’ll need to perform the vast majority of repairs. As you get down to more advanced repairs like bleeding brakes, replacing bottom brackets,… Continue Reading

10 New Bike Hacks for MTB & Beyond! 🚴🛠

10 New Bike Hacks for MTB & Beyond! 🚴🛠

From drying out your riding shoes to making a DIY bike stand, these 10 bike hacks are fun and sometimes even practical. Leave a suggestion below for a future hack, and I’ll heart your comment if it gets added to my list. The sooner I get 10 good ones, the sooner the next 10 bike… Continue Reading

Playing Foot Down on my Battle Bike | Build and Ride

Playing Foot Down on my Battle Bike | Build and Ride

You may know it as bike sumo, knock off, or some other name. I know it as foot down, and I was taught to play at Woodward Camp a very long time ago. The rules are simple: Stay on your bike. Today, we pay tribute to foot down with a little build and ride, followed… Continue Reading

How to Assemble a Mountain Bike with Basic Tools | A Tutorial

How to Assemble a Mountain Bike with Basic Tools | A Tutorial

Today we’re going to learn how to put together a mountain bike using simple tools. Although Diamondback provided this bike and supported the video, you can use these steps to put together just about any new mountain bike, regardless of the brand. My suspension setup video Thanks to Diamondback and Slime for supporting this video.… Continue Reading

Tour of my Home Bike Shop after almost 2 years

Tour of my Home Bike Shop after almost 2 years

It’s been almost two years since I built my home bike shop. Today, we’re going to do a little build project and then take a tour of the Hack Shack. What worked? What didn’t? Find out in this video. Original Build Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQoGc_nhuOs Fat Biking the Wake of a Cruise Ship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hg7vjmlCuA Products Retractable Power… Continue Reading

10 Bike Hacks for Mountain Bikers and Beyond

10 Bike Hacks for Mountain Bikers and Beyond

If you have all the right tools and equipment, there’s no need for hacks. Otherwise, watch this video. We’ll go over everything from bleeding your mountain bike brakes with no kit, to cutting carbon without a dust mask. Fun, utility, and safety, all in one video! At the end of the day, all of these… Continue Reading

We’re making a MTB product and you get to come up with it

We’re making a MTB product and you get to come up with it

The Dude Disc is a prototype of a nicer spoke guard (dork disc) for trail bikes. At the end of the day though, it’s just a funny example of identifying a problem and solving it. Now let’s do this for real. Box Components has agreed to actually assign one of their engineers to the task… Continue Reading