a lot of you have asked for an update on my injury so here it is quick my clavicle is still broken but it has healed enough for me to start physical therapy so I'm gonna take my sling off make this video and try not to overdo it with that on to the matter at hand here we have ten mountain biking outdoor products that have spent some time with over the last few months in this video I'm gonna give you my thoughts on them starting with this thing when you're traveling to remote places that go mountain biking having the option of car camping is always good this inflatable mattress turns your entire backseat into a bed even filling in the area over the floor you can even deflate one of the chambers and use it like a normal sleeping pad this was $30 on Amazon and it's worth at least that it comes with an electric pump spare vinyl patches and even a cushion that keeps the center console from jabbing into your abdomen these inflatable pillows are terribly uncomfortable but work great as cinder blocks for my taller bench seat this car camping solution isn't gonna work if you're really tall and results may vary depending on the exact shape of your backseat but one thing's for sure it beats just sleeping on the backseat itself it gives you way more space and a flatter platform while this does provide a workable solution for boondocking a tent may be a better option for a long weekend in a previous video I demonstrated this fid lock water bottle which snaps into place with magnets and stays there with mechanical latches I love it but they also make this smaller bottle and this univ a switch can be attached to anywhere maybe you want to fill your larger bottle with plain water in this smaller one with electrolytes on longer rides these are sold separately but I think they work well together for carrying a little bit of extra hydration my only complaint is a $25 price tag on the base sure it's well made but that's pretty steep in any case I've been using these together and it's a surprisingly secure combination next some stuff from KMC starting with these dlc bike chains these are super strong super lightweight and not cheap sixty to eighty dollars that's a tough sell when good chains can be had for 25 bucks so I can't personally recommend these to the budget conscious consumer KMC claims that they shift particularly well but to me a brand new chain always feels good what I will say is that the look and feel of the DLC chain is absolutely phenomenal really but objectively the only thing I can say is that it's lightweight so if you're looking to add some style points to your bike trying to pinch grams or just have exquisite taste and chains go with the DLC otherwise buy a decent chain replace it often and you'll be just fine also from KMC are the missing link levers I like these these tire levers are a great addition not only to your bag but to your home shop because they double as master length pliers considering they cost the same as normal master link pliers I think they're a good buy and a good gift for literally any mountain biker after you're done using them on your chain they can also be used as Forks these cold-weather hand up gloves seem to be touchscreen friendly but are hit or miss when it comes to certain gestures I'm sure you've seen this move when it comes time to bust out trail Forks these glove texts are designed to improve accuracy and response when using a touchscreen with your gloves on I put them on my pointer and thumb and did see a difference the response was way better and the accuracy was a little better with clean gloves and a little heat they adhered surprisingly well to the fabric much better than you would think but I would be concerned how they'd hold up over the course of a season if this is a recurring issue for you glove tax or something like them could be the answer otherwise a bear finger is totally free storing tools and supplies in and on your bike can help you stay prepared this product helps make use of the space in your steer or tube it's called the for pork and it comes in a close second for the best named product I've ever reviewed the four cork is really simple it just expands as you tighten it to secure an aluminum cap to the bottom of your steer you can use it the stash a tubeless patch kit tire inflator or some emergency cash provided you find a way to keep it from rattling around the four cork is $30 which is a lot more than an actual cork but it's well-made and does what it says in many videos you've seen me use my EVOC flight bag to pack and fly with my bike it's starting to show signs of wear some TSA inspector must have really struggled to get my wheel back in because they jammed the rotor through the fabric and tore the zipper right off so when saikhan sent me this flight bag I was hoping it would be a more robust alternative to EVOC it is robust and it does a great job of protecting your bike but it's just not for me I'll try to give you the good and the bad the saikhan bag features casters that roll in every direction much easier than an EVOC bad considering you'll also have your other luggage to worry about when you arrive at your destination you open the bag on both sides there your bike is presented to you on a sort of work stand where you can reinstall the pedals derailleur and handlebars all your tools and gear are in these pouches that sit under the frame and your derailleur is protected and this pouch suspended from the chainstay once you've assembled your bike you roll the bag up and store it in this longer bag until the end of your trip pretty well thought-out except that all packed up this bag stands a full foot taller than an EVOC bag standing straight up EVOC bags just clear the headliner of an SUV and in a compact car they can be pushed between the seats the saikhan bag with my size small bike in it took a lot of finagling to get into my wife's on the Civic and considering it won't clear the headliner of an SUV it would need to be laid down with your other luggage on top of it not ideal especially if you're with a friend also the bag has some parts which can get lost and rest assured you'll be in a rush every time you need them given the great quality of the bag itself I would be inclined to overlook these flaws but saikhan bags cost more than some bikes even with the large discounts we're seeing from some sellers saikhan has a ways to go before they beat out evoke in terms of value I do appreciate these custom storage bags though and like the clever packing process when mountain biking with a GoPro the chest is one of the more preferable angles except that it's quite uncomfortable the chesty as GoPro names it is an oddly shaped solid piece of plastic that presses against your sternum and makes you sweaty the latest iteration of the chesty does not resemble the old one in the least it's symmetrical padded ventilated and well engineered the proprietary latch is also nice and low-profile it's $35 which for a GoPro accessory seems oddly ethical so I give the newest generation chesty high marks all around this next product is a hand pump which is sort of a floor pump it's made by pro bike tool and is titled mini floor bike pump superfast higher inflation secure Presta and Schrader valve connection high pressure bicycle pump with stabilizing foot peg for road and mountain bikes will just call us a mini floor pump this thing is awesome the build seems nice all around it works for Preston Schrader and in terms of size it's just a little longer than my one up and crank brothers pumps the mini floor pump comes with a mount for your bike but with the external tube and all I'd say just leave it in your bag for $30.00 it's a good value and is much easier than a typical hand pump finally the Magura veer on a 150 millimeter Wireless dropper post this is an older model with serious miles on it still it has become my favorite dropper post so much so that I swap it between my bikes the post itself charges with micro USB which needs to be done maybe once per month from there you just pop it on the bike and attach this button to your handlebars when you press the button it engages the post for a full second during that second you can let it pop up push it down or stop it anywhere in between to me the main advantage of a wireless dropper post is the reduction of cockpit clutter but the vayan is also easier to install compatible with any bike and great for bikes with left shift levers if you're riding Park for the day you can also just remove the button entirely and leave the seat down a new viral will set you back almost five hundred dollars so it's not going to be for everyone but spending money in the name of Claude reduction is nothing new I hope you found some of these reviews useful or at the very least entertaining if you want to know where to get any of these products I provided links in the description thanks for watching thanks for being patient while I'm off my bike and thanks for riding with me today I'll see you next time

10 Mountain Bike and Outdoor Products You May or May Not Need

26 thoughts on “10 Mountain Bike and Outdoor Products You May or May Not Need

  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    $900 for a bag oooof

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    You should make a dog mount behind the seat for your dog

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    900 bucks oh my god i just physically perished

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    2:15 wait but box 1 makes a 80 dollar one too

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Your feet are sexy, can I be your foot admirer? I will worship your feet and smell your socks. Pls message me if interested 🙂

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    when you said the floor pump name, i got an ad

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    I'm pretty sure the iPhone fails more often than the "hit or miss" gloves. Yeah apple is worse, clutter reduction in their minds is quality and performance reduction

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    I am from norway!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    I don't get the Seat post gadget. How does it manage to undo a Bolt, Raise the Seat & then re-do the Seat bolt up again ?..

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    At 8:00 I made my own one for FREE!!! + Doesn't make me sweaty

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Was I the only one starting laughing so hard at 8:18. Love your videos by the way.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Instead of the fork cork, diy it use a notched bar end and wrap it with electrical tape

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Sub to BigBoxMTB

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    As a 8-5 person I can’t believe how uncomfortable I would be in that car!

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Y was Seth eating his dogs shit

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    I HEVE A SMALER ONE

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Cool vid seth

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    When he was on trail-forks I wonder if he ever tried searching for Berm Creek🤔

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    I had that Jacket problem when I dislocated mine. It killed me cause my mates used to pull it off my shoulder.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    @Seth's Bike Hacks, why have you not the ability to learn? Bike bags are f*** awful for your bike. Recommending them is heinous. Everyone knows compact bike cases are the way to go.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Ponle subtitulos en español

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    do a DIY fork cork

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    Bike hacks:
    When you are biking after it rains or whenever there’s water (puddles, creeks, lakes) and don’t want to bring a water bottle, bring a Sawyer Squeeze on your next adventure! It’s tiny and inconspicuous, and it barley takes up any space and weighs almost nothing. It’s a water filter that can clean any water when you drink out of it’s straw. Just bring it with you in your frame, and you won’t need to bring heavy water.

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    How did your break your bones ?

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    TSA… dropping computers loosing luggage, and behaving like any government-state employed, no competition, service you'd expect .

    absolutely terrible

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  • June 19, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    No need for those glove tacs. I find that all my fox mountain bike gloves work with my phone. By far the best gloves I’ve owned, I always recommend Fox MTB clothing.

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