In the Southeastern US, we’re already seeing
hints of Spring. But the trails are still too wet to ride. So today we’ll take to the garage and examine
another 10 products, for mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Let’s get started. The Bomber Strap is a mini tailgate pad that
holds a single mountain bike, and that makes it a pretty unique product. But it’s not for everyone. For one, the bomber strap costs as much as
a normal tailgate pad which can hold many bikes. It also leaves your tailgate exposed to contact
with the front tire which can cause scuffs. To mitigate that they include an additional
strap which holds your bars turned, keeping the tire free and clear of your paint job. That’s an extra step every time you load
your bike. If you think these shortcomings make it hard
to justify over a tailgate pad, you’re right. But the Bomber strap does have its strengths. First of all, it’s built amazingly well
with metal buckles, ballistic nylon construction, and plenty of straps to hold your bike in
place. It also looks REALLY good, with rugged tactical
styling and a very nicely designed logo. It also doesn’t block your backup camera. But even with these strengths, you’d still
struggle to justify it over the capability and value of a normal tailgate pad. That is, unless you travel as much as I do. A few weeks ago I flew to Austin Texas with
my bike and rented this pickup truck to get around. I should have brought my bomber strap. We were forced to use pool noodles from my
bag to keep the bikes from sliding around the tailgate, and it was kind of sketchy. The bomber straps can fit in my flight bike
quite easily, and install on any rental truck. The ability to store a Bomber strap is definitely
its biggest selling point, and for me, that makes it an indispensable travel accessory. I wish I could say the same for this shoe
drier. I bought this by commenter request after doing
this newspaper hack in another video. If your shoes get wet from a creek crossing,
you put these little electric heaters in them, and wake up the following morning to dry shoes. These took about 10 hours to dry my very wet
shoes, and I guess that’s fine. But the more I examined this shoe drier, the
more sketched out I was by it. It is, after all, a mini space heater that
you leave unattended inside of wet shoes. My curiosity got the best of me, so I took
it apart. I was horrified to find uninsulated connectors,
no fuse, no breaker, or anything other than a resistor to keep the LED from blowing. I’m going to find an alternative product
and not link to this in the description, because I’d be super bummed if one of you had an
incident with one of these. From the makers of the fork cork, come two
products today. First, we have the Everclear Frame Protector
roll which is available in glossy or matte finishes. On a brand new bike, you can basically make
this stuff look invisible with a heat gun and some patience. It even manages to conform to some pretty
challenging spots. But like any clear film, it won’t look good
over an already damaged surface. It will instead, entomb the battle scars under
the laminate. Each roll is 2” x 60” which is more than
enough to cover all the important parts of your bike. If you’re looking for stealth frame protection,
this is tough to beat for $14, as the quality is very similar the much higher priced precut
alternatives. Also from Miles Wide Industries, are Sticky
Fingers brake lever grips. They promise a better grip, insulation from
the cold, protection from scratches, and a unique feel. They seem easiest to install with a bit of
alcohol which will dry up after a few minutes. I’m not sure why perfectly good brake levers
would need grips, although they do fit really nicely. Now for the test. They feel amazing? I might need some time to acclimate to this
new reality, where I like grips on my brake levers. I don’t quite understand why they feel so
good, and I am a bit worried the other kids will make fun of me, but damn. Don’t knock it ‘till you try it. I guess if you like to troll hard, purposely
misalign your tire logos, and install weird sht on your bike, these will be perfect for
you. I will personally refrain from installing
these on my other trail bike, because I’m afraid I’ll like them too much and leave
them on. This is the Camelbak Mule LR 15, hydration
backpack. Truth be told on my own recreational rides
I avoid packs altogether, but sometimes I need one to lug around camera gear. The LR15 has tons of space, and opens really
wide so you can get a good view of everything. It also has lots of bonus compartments for
tools, or lesser used supplies. For quick access, it has both a mesh pocket
and a zip up compartment on the front. It also comes with a built in rain fly, which
is now getting pretty common. The reservoir is contained to the bottom third,
keeping all the weight low down on your back. It disconnect with a little button. This reservoir is deceiving large, as it actually
holds three liters. My one criticism about this pack is the mess
of straps on the belt, which I get needs to accommodate different sized people, but just
seems overly complex. Otherwise, the Mule LR 15 is my new favorite
backpack, if I can’t avoid wearing one. Let’s look at some pumps. I’ve been sitting on this Crankbrothers
Klic digital floor pump for quite some time now. In its $225 configuration it comes with a
detachable burst tank, which is of course used to seat tubeless tires. You can either fill it with the pump, or with
the included shraeder valve. Like you would expect from Crankbrothers the
Klic floor pump looks, feels, and works really good, which it had better for 225. It has a surprising amount of solid metal
parts on it, including the base which helps keep this monster from toppling over. For bikes up high on a work stand, they even
include an extension hose. To top it all off they even went through the
trouble of putting a battery level indicator on the digital gauge. The only thing I dislike about the Klic floor
pump is the screw on connector. Although it is the best screw on connector
I’ve used, it’s still a screw on connector. At $225 it’s impossible to justify the value
of this pump, so I don’t recommend it to the average mountain biker. On the other hand if you geek out over really
well made things and don’t mind spending some extra money, this will not disappoint. As for this Rockshox Boxxer pump, it’s pretty
disappointing. I was hoping to keep this in my travel bag
since it works with both shocks and tires. While it does make a pretty good shock pump,
it’s nearly useless on tires. After installing the included converter on
to your presta valve, you need to turn this lock to convert the pump into high volume
mode. With enough strength, persistence, and luck,
you will eventually get it to cooperate. Maybe mine is defective or maybe I’m an
idiot. After you get it to turn the pump then telescopes
out further to achieve high volume. It is then excruciatingly difficult to inflate
a tire with, even compared to other hand pumps. There’s also no way to secure the hose,
which even this free pump that came with my bike can do. Overall it’s just disappointing, so I’ll
continue to carry two separate pumps for travel. I film mountain bike stuff for a living so
I’m always on the lookout for a really compact video camera. The Dji OSMO pocket fits somewhere between
a point and shoot camera and a GoPro. It has a built in gimbal for stabilization,
a ridiculously tiny touchscreen, and loads of shooting modes. It’s also $350, which is less than a Hero7,
and a third the cost of the best point and shoot cameras. Included is a little connector to hook it
directly to your smartphone, which is a lot more reliable that competitors wifi solutions. It also shoots up to 4k60, and unlike the
hero7, has full stabilization at every setting. The video quality is impressive, much better
than a cell phone. It’s not quite up to par with my Sony point
and shoot, but it boots up quicker and easily slides in and out of my pocket, making it
really effective at getting shots quickly. For that reason the OSMO now stays on my hip
at all times. The OSMO has great battery life, some cool
features like panning timelapses, and ongoing updates which seem to improve it every month. It also has a Cine D color profile which the
video nerds in this audience will appreciate. While the OSMO does make a really good pocket
camera, I will tell you right now that can’t replace a GoPro. Many have wondered what this would look like
chest mounted, and the answer is, hot garbage. The field of view is way too narrow for first
person video, and the gimbal tends to wander as soon as you lean forward. There’s also a learning curve. If you hand the OSMO to a friend to get a
shot, they will struggle to keep you in frame, as the gimbal behaves unpredictably if you
just point it at stuff haphazardly. Once you get the hang of it though, you can
get some really cinematic shots. With all this capability in a reasonably priced
camera the size of a cliff bar, it’s hard not to recommend the Osmo pocket. This is the Zero Gravity Rack, a bike storage
solution which might be useful for some people. I have the space to hold my bikes this way,
but some people need the overhead space, making this rack one of the only solutions of its
kind. You install it on your wall using the included
hardware, put your bike on it, and then lift it into the horizontal position which is made
easy by the gas cylinder. It does do what it says. I have a few criticisms about this product
starting with the packaging. I had to scavenge my parts bin to replace
these two bolts which were not long enough to make it through the tubing. Also, the strap which holds the rack in the
down position was adjusted wrong out of the box, which required additional disassembly
to correct. This rack, is also incredibly ugly. That’s fine for a garage or dungeon as shown
here, but probably not for an apartment, especially if you’re trying to get your significant
other on board with storing bikes inside. I’m also concerned with the orientation
given that suspension oil will settle on one side of the seals, although one could argue
that this is no worse than orienting bikes how I have them. These shortcomings could be forgiven, but
not for $180. On one good note, it works exactly as advertised. This really can easily lift a heavy bike way
up near the ceiling. So, if you need that, this product might be
your only option. Finally, we have the potty glove which is
an emergency bathroom kit for when you don’t have a bathroom. In the included plastic bag comes these two
nitrile gloves. The left one has built into it, a dispenser
with 5 wet wipes. After you’re finished you can grab all the
wipes, take the gloves off over it, and pack everything out in the included bag. Since they make the eco friendly claim, I
need to point out that nitrile gloves and plastic bags are not eco friendly, even if
you’re using them to pack out. If you are doing a lot of camping a roll of
toilet paper is a more economical and eco friendly option, but that’s not what this
is for. The Potty Gloves is to be kept stashed in
your pack for years, until that one day where it saves your life. I stashed a similar product in my bag a while
back, and recently I was really glad to have it. That product is called the sh!t kit, and it’s
actually cheaper and smaller than the potty glove. Still, should your coffee kick in at the exact
wrong time, you’ll be equally happy to have either option on hand. I hope you enjoyed these product reviews because
at the end of the day, they’re for entertainment. If you do want any of these items, except
for the shoe driers, I have included links to everything below. So until I accumulate another 10 interesting
products, thanks for riding with me today, and I’ll see you next time.

10 Bike Products Ranging from Terrible to Great
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100 thoughts on “10 Bike Products Ranging from Terrible to Great

  • February 27, 2019 at 9:13 pm
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    There are a few spots left on the Spring trip! https://www.redwolftours.com/seths-trip-spring-2019

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  • June 23, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    Love you
    Man no homo

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  • June 26, 2019 at 3:43 am
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    I love these vids. Make more!

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  • June 26, 2019 at 11:16 pm
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    Drinking out of a stream 🙁?

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  • June 27, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    Am I the only one that though the handle bar was a knife at first?

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  • June 27, 2019 at 3:21 pm
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    Did you realy took water from river?

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  • June 27, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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    You can pump up the vid quality by iPhone

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:22 am
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    I thought the thumbnail was a knife L

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  • June 28, 2019 at 4:52 am
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    love the brake grips , got a red and blue pair ! Feel GREAT !

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  • June 30, 2019 at 7:36 am
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    @4:47..
    I thought about Bear Grylls telling that RIVER WATER MUST BE BOILED BEFORE DRINKING OMG

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  • June 30, 2019 at 9:29 am
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    What will security say at the airport when they see the bomber strap they will think it’s a suicide vest 😂😂

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  • June 30, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    Buy a real truck and you dont need silly pads because the bike actually fits all the way in lol

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  • June 30, 2019 at 7:27 pm
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    Who else Saw a knife in the thumbnail

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  • June 30, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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    Potty Glove malfunction can give you Sticky Fingers.

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  • July 1, 2019 at 1:34 am
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    How saw a nif on to handle bar on the pictcher

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  • July 1, 2019 at 11:17 am
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    "Dont get caught with your pants down" XDDD

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  • July 2, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Anyone else think the thumbnail was a knife?

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  • July 2, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    Seth.. Why didn't you get yourself a vanlife

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  • July 2, 2019 at 4:28 am
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    That's more fun

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  • July 2, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    uh at 10:43 what kind of bmx is that? it doesnt look like ur se every day it looks like a cruiser.. front load stem, what looks to be 26 inch tires, 48 spline cranks I think cuz I dont see a pinch bolt on the cranks other then the compression bolt, and yea I'm confused is this a friends bike or what?

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  • July 3, 2019 at 4:41 am
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    you send those shoe dryers to bigclive

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  • July 3, 2019 at 5:50 pm
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    Need to Ranger wipe. One piece of toilet paper.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 5:01 pm
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    2:06 "Wake up to dry shoes" more like a burnt down house

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  • July 5, 2019 at 12:08 am
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    Spanishhhh!!!

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  • July 5, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    Bomber strap… ALLLAH AKBAR

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  • July 5, 2019 at 8:52 pm
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    Anybody else think the thumbnail was a knife at first quick glanse

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  • July 5, 2019 at 10:42 pm
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    9:43 what bike is that on the far left

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  • July 6, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    Wait you have asthma

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  • July 6, 2019 at 9:39 pm
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    The handlebar looks like a knife in the thumbnail it look cool

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  • July 7, 2019 at 1:49 am
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    To solve the wet shoe issue get a "RedWing shoes" boot drier. Last time I bought one it was like $50. It will dry completely wet shoes or boots in about 5hrs.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    Use hot-paws shoe and boot dryer

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  • July 8, 2019 at 7:52 pm
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    10.44 does Seth have a dirt jumper

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  • July 9, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    Not surprised the shoe dryer is shit, it's Chinese! It was a given from the start. 🤦‍♂️

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  • July 9, 2019 at 6:02 pm
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    Misspelled title dumby

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  • July 12, 2019 at 6:24 pm
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    The thumbnail just looks like a knife!

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  • July 14, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    you are like I bit mad

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  • July 16, 2019 at 11:41 am
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    2:34 just add a fuse inline and move on, that's the same circuit found in all hot glue guns, it's perfectly safe if you respect what it is. Generally speaking using any piece of equipment without a fuse interceptor is a mistake.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 7:10 pm
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    Buy cheap gadgets that don't work then make then work

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  • July 17, 2019 at 11:32 am
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    I like the Sticky Fingers because give me more grip on my brake levers

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  • July 17, 2019 at 2:21 pm
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    I think hand warmers can dry shoes too!

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  • July 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    You have a lot o knowledge about bikes, so I am going to ask you a favor, I am from Canada and want to buy the best bike I can for the money ( budget around 1000 dollars) but I dont have the expertice and not many bike stores around me. If you can help me out will be awesome. Thanks love your channel very down to heart.👍👍👍

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  • July 19, 2019 at 1:11 am
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    You went to Austin?!? I live there 😑

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  • July 19, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    My bike got tangled in it’s own chain

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  • July 19, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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    drying shoes with charcoal is much better 🙂

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  • July 20, 2019 at 11:05 am
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    What type of car do you have

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  • July 20, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    Haha seeing someone going in the Bush with these strange looking Blue gloves on…? Hm some kind of latex Fetish haha

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  • July 20, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    seth you are a idiot you left your license plate number un blurred

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  • July 21, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    Lock on grips are definitely on the terrible side, in my opinion. You're virtually fucked if the bolt strips.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 7:53 am
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    Some bike fetishism for ya

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  • July 22, 2019 at 1:56 pm
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    try pete dryers they work in abot two hours for shoes

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  • July 22, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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    Omg i ordered brake lever grips and then watched the video and was terrified if you were gonna dislike it 😀

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  • July 23, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    who’s bmx bike it that?

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  • July 24, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    too wet to ride. ha my local trail is like a stream in places

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  • July 25, 2019 at 5:03 am
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    4:47 are you trying to get Giardia? Because that's how you get Giardia.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 5:56 am
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    hi Steth i have an old jamis bike and i have found a bike i really like but it costs $1700 can you make a video on how to a-ford this bike thank you very much FLR FILMS

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  • July 25, 2019 at 6:11 am
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    Your using the shock pump the wrong way, when in high volume mode you should lock the handle instead of locking the handle in the t position, lock it in the I position. While you lock it make sure the pump made for the tyre don't move with it. Move only the shock pump I suck at telling advice. I'll make a video about it.

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  • July 25, 2019 at 10:10 am
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    is the osmo water proof??

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  • July 25, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Wow the hydration pack looks good let me just click on the link and buy it… Never mind

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  • July 25, 2019 at 8:12 pm
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    What type of diamond back do you have

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  • July 26, 2019 at 5:46 am
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    1:25 he sounds like troom troom😂😂, gr8 videos btw keep it up seth💪

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  • July 26, 2019 at 9:10 am
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    OMG!!!!!!!! I can't stop looking at that terrible wiring job!!!! What an absolute disgrace!!!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    Trails are never too wet to ride

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  • July 27, 2019 at 4:57 am
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    Just put some lever grips on my ebike build hahaha love em good call

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  • July 29, 2019 at 9:38 am
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    have about a boot dryer

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  • July 29, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    I thought it was a knife in the thumbnail
    Like if u agree
    ⬇️

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  • July 29, 2019 at 11:57 pm
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    3,6 Not great, Not terrible

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  • July 30, 2019 at 6:04 am
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    I got a dji camera ad right after the hack

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  • July 31, 2019 at 12:09 pm
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    in the thumbnail and at 12:17 it looks like u have a knife.

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  • August 1, 2019 at 10:03 am
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    The potty glove is great but if you are in the forest, do you take a turd on the floor or into your hand. Either option is kinda disgusting.

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  • August 1, 2019 at 10:15 am
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    Is DJI osmo pocket that good? I think i will buy it very soon…

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  • August 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    I need some help on how to change the brake pads on the disc brake

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  • August 1, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    What Kind of tyres are one this bike 0:17 ??

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  • August 1, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    Pro tip: a good ski boot dryer will be much more effective to dry shoes

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  • August 1, 2019 at 10:55 pm
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    Seth, love the music it makes me feel like you are doing the voiceover for these videos in a lounge with a martini glass in your favorite Hugh Heffner robe. Now when I go into a bike shop to browse accessories I feel like I need my earbuds in playing smooth jazz. Ha

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  • August 4, 2019 at 4:13 pm
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    Thanks for the dollar bill hack. Came in pretty handy after a recent sidewall "pop". Holding well. .e

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  • August 5, 2019 at 8:05 pm
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    I'd get the bomber strap if I'm short on storage space!

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  • August 5, 2019 at 11:27 pm
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    I wonder what airport customs thought when you had the “bomber strap” in your bag

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  • August 6, 2019 at 12:39 pm
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    BOMBER STRAP for the airport

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  • August 6, 2019 at 4:09 pm
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    9:46 What wall mount is that?

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  • August 6, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    11:02 omg what's the name of that song!!??

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  • August 6, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    My under armor ball pump works fine

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  • August 6, 2019 at 8:51 pm
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    Wow😲

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  • August 7, 2019 at 9:09 am
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    I got that brake grip and it feels so frickin good and it has a few but ok colors i rate it 7/10

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  • August 7, 2019 at 9:09 am
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    I got that brake grip and it feels so frickin good and it has a few but ok colors i rate it 7/10

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  • August 10, 2019 at 5:57 am
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    ranked

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  • August 10, 2019 at 6:45 pm
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    From the thumbnail look like he have a knife in his hand

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  • August 12, 2019 at 4:18 pm
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    Lol did anyone else think the thumbnail was a handel replaced by a hunting knife 😂😂.

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  • August 12, 2019 at 11:26 pm
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    hi

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  • August 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm
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    Just stick a hairdryer for 1 hour in your shoe!

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  • August 14, 2019 at 7:37 pm
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    For a moment thought that was a knife 😂

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  • August 16, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    I’m learning a lot from you thank you.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 12:18 am
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    Is that overdrive a 27.5 or a 29er?

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  • August 17, 2019 at 6:33 pm
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    Tsa: what’s this in your bag…
    Seth: a bomber strap

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  • August 17, 2019 at 11:57 pm
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    When ur fire suppression system is a trash can lid

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  • August 18, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    i thought he was holding a knife

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  • August 21, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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    RS Boxxer Pump.. You're suppose to latch down onto the high volume slide with the handle so you're not using the pump inefficiently with both slides coming out when pumping a tire up.. it's just about as good as any hand pump out there if you think about what you're doing.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 5:32 pm
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    Who else thought he was holding a knife in the thumbnail

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