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Tested brutally! Bicycle smartphone handlebar mounts


Tested brutally! Bicycle smartphone handlebar mounts

If you don't want to shell out for a dedicated Garmin or other advanced cycling computer, your smartphone can be a great alternative. The question is, can you really go mountain biking with one on your handlebars? To find out, we test these phone mounts on a hardtail and subject them to some pretty hard hits.

In the same order as the video, here are the mounts we tested with links

Silica Rubber Mount
This one could be great for road or gravel, but for rough mountain biking it's going to move around.

VUP Detachable
Road cycling only. This one can't get tightened enough to work for mountain biking without creeping towards the more narrow part of your handlebar.

GUB metal phone mount
Very secure, but potentially hazardous. For a motorcycle this seems good since it sticks out far enough to clear the instrument cluster, but on a bike this seems needlessly dangerous.

Quad Lock Out Front Bike Mount
Quad Lock case for iPhone 11 Pro
Functionally, this product is as flawless as it gets, but it'll cost you dearly. Another downside is the fact that you need to change your phone case to use it, and not all cases are available. Choose from a variety of mounts.

Samsung Nebula Phone

Berm Peak Jerseys

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10 Strange & Unique Mountain Bike Products

Today we'll test another 10 products for cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. As per usual, the guidelines are pretty loose. If it's related to bikes even 4% it's fair game. Here's were to get all this stuff:

Seth's Bike Hacks Merch:

Blackburn Outpost Cargo Cage:
Alpaca Socks by Follow Hollow:
The Handlebar Jack:

Topeak Headlux:
This one is the 250, the 150 in the video isn't available

Topeak Airbooster G2:
Topeak Shuttle Gauge:

Rogue Hoes:
This is the one I mentioned

$11 Hasbeen Mini Floor Pump:
The better pump:
The Lezyne pump:
Joby Mini Tripod:
DD Airbags Nexstep Lander:

Berm Peak Playlist
Berm Creek Playlist


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#DIY #mountainbiking

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Advertising disclosure: All of these videos contain products, logos, or mentions associated with Diamondback Bicycles, Box Components, and Slime Sealant. Whether or not the video itself was sponsored by any of these companies, they do support this channel, and by extension, every video on it.

As for the products tested in this video, I was not compensated by any of the companies shown.

GMBN Vs GCN | From Here To There: MTB Vs Road Bike Challenge

A question older than time itself, which is faster? A road bike on the road, or a mountain bike off road? To find out we went to Snowdonia National Park with the new Garmin Edge 530 and Edge 830. Will the more direct off road route be faster than the longer but smoother road route? Watch now to find out!

In association with Garmin.

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The objective; find some welshcakes before racing to a picturesque picnic spot underneath a waterfall. The riders; our very own Neil Donoghue, and the contender, Hank from GCN. The routes (planned with Komoot); Neil will be taking on a 16 mile off road point to point, stopping off to get welsh cakes on his way to the waterfall; Hank will have 34 miles to cover, picking up the welsh cakes before doubling back on himself to get to the finish. The new Garmins feature MTB Dynamics, technology that measures your airtime, the difficulty of your ride, and rider skill (known as Grit and Flow). Rider to rider messaging will help Hank and Neil let each other know when they’ve secured their Welsh cakes. The live track feature will let them know if they need to get a move on!

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Some Kind Of Magic 3 - Niclas Gustavsson
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The Global Mountain Bike Network is the best MTB YouTube channel, with videos for everyone who loves dirt: from the full-faced helmet downhill mountain biker to the lycra-clad cross country rider along with everyone and anyone in between.

With the help of our pro and ex-pro riding team we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better mountain biker, including videos on:

- How to ride faster with expert knowledge
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- Chat, opinion and interact with us on the Dirt Shed Show

Welcome to the Global Mountain Bike Network | Covering Every Angle

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10 MTB Product Reviews from Helmet Hooks to Multi Tools

In this video we'll take a look at 10 products either directly related to mountain biking and cycling, or at least relevant to this audience. After you hear my opinion on these products you can argue about them with a bunch of other anonymous people, as this is the funnest part.

Everything in the video can be found below
Helmetor Hooks or if they’re out of stock
Strike Knee Pads
Seat Protectors
Industry Nine Matchstix
Yi 4K+ Action Camera
All Mountain Style Guards
Road Bike Wall Stand
Victorinox Bike Tool

Thanks to my channel sponsors for supporting me, even with a broken wrist.
Box Components
Slime Tubeless Sealant

And thanks to my biggest sponsors, my Patrons! With their help, I'm able to offer MORE Seth's Bike Hacks every month, including a monthly AMA podcast and exclusive episode. Start getting more, here

How to Pack for the Highland Trail 550 Bikepacking Route

What kit do you need to pack to ride the Highland Trail 550 route in under 5 days? Pete McNeil of Adventure Pedlars, an Alpkiteer and HT550 Route Vet talks you through his bikepacking setup for the 2018 event.

The Highland Trail is a 560 mile long-distance self-supported mountain bike time-trial route through the Scottish Highlands. It’s the kind of ride that will quickly highlight the strengths and weaknesses in your systems and preparation. After completing the route in a zippy 4 days, 16 hours and 7 minutes last year, Pete is returning to Tyndrum to give the course another go.

Pete's Setup:

02:15 - The bike of choice
03:44 - Handlebar Bag
09:43 - Cockpit Bags
13:17 - Frame Bag
19:49 - Seat Pack
25:11 - Extra details

Test Rider: Johnny O'Mara | Best Bike Mount for iPhone and Galaxy |

Get it now:

Check out this video of Johnny O'Mara test riding with the Rokform RokBed v3BikeMount at the Oaks at Irvine Park!

Compatible with all mountable v3 phone cases from Rokform:

You really can have it all. Take our bike mount on your next ride and you'll be enjoying your favorite apps, music and navigation with ease. With a dual retention lock system that encompasses both our magnet kit and RokLock mounting technology, you can be assured your device is safe. And just in case that's not enough, a removable wrist lanyard adds a 3rd layer of protection. Designed, engineered and made in the USA.

- Mounts to any bicycle that accepts 1-1/8 inch thread-less steer tubes
- Machined Billet 6061 T-6 aluminum
- Feather-light, weighs 64 grams
- Includes v3 Magnet Kit
- Adjustable viewing angle from -20 to +55 degrees
- Dual retention locking system
- Compatible with all v3 mountable phone cases

About Rokform:

Rokform is an ordinary group of people with an extraordinary passion for creative and functional technology accessories. We aim to improve lifestyles through developing unique and protective cases, mounts, stands and accessories.

We love what we do, love how we do it, and want to share that love with the world. You won't catch a Rokform team member who doesn't have multiple places to mount an iPhone, iPad or a Samsung Galaxy around the house, office or car (most of us are addicted to the Lil'Rok)!

Oh, we also love WHERE we do what we do. Nearly everything from concept to completion is done in Santa Ana, California, and allows us to maintain utmost control over quality and timing. Yep, that's right, made in the USA.

Since Rokform was founded by veterans of the power sports industry, we get to draw on their expertise of high tech materials and manufacturing methods which you'd normally find in aircraft and high performance racing vehicles. These methods and materials make up the really cool, award winning phone cases and accessories you see today.

Connect with us!

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Hero 8 Vs Hero 7 // MTB Stabilisation and Audio Test // Chest and Chin Mount

We thank you o' Gopro for bestowing upon us another camera of moderate quality.

Hero 8:
Hero 7:
Stick On Windjammers:

Stabilisation comparison stolen from Abe Kislevitz:


Supported by: Santacruz Bikes, Mudhugger, Flotec Suspension, Juice Lubes, Shimano, ODI, Schwalbe, Royal Racing, 7 Protection, Nukeproof Horizon, Slik Graphics, OneUp Components


My mountain bike coaching company: Sick Skills



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Ben's Bikes:

Santacruz V10 CC 29 XL -
Fox 49 Float forks with DHX2 shock - +
Nukeproof Horizon 38mm Bar -
Nukeproof Horizon DM Stem -
Nukeproof Horizon CL Pedal -
Nukeproof Horizon Inline Post -
Nukeproof Horizon SL Saddle -
Shimano Saint brakes -
Mudhugger Race Front -
Shimano Saint Cranks -
Shimano Saint Derailleur -
Santacruz Reserve DH Wheels -
OneUp Components Bash Guide -
Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 SS DH Tyres -

Santacruz Hightower LT CC XXL -
Fox 36 forks with DPX2 shock -
Continental Der Kaiser and Der Baron Projekt Black Chilli Tyres -
MudHugger Race -
Stans Notubes Flow S1 -
KS Integra 175mm Dropper -
Nukeproof Horizon Bars -
Nukeproof Horizon Pedals -
Nukeproof Neutron Stem -
Nukeproof Horizon Saddle -
OneUp Components Bash Guide -
Shimano SLX Drivetrain -
Shimano SLX Brakes -


Filming Equipment (These are affiliate links and if you purchase any items through them a small amount goes towards helping me make videos! Thank you!):

MAIN CAMERA - Sony a6300 -
LENSES - (Tele: 18-105) (Wide:
CAMERA ACCESSORIES - (Rode Video Micro) (Joby Gorilla Pod SLR) (Gobe Variable ND) (BATTERIES)
360 CAMERA - Insta 360 One X -
PHONE - IPhone 7 Plus -
DRONE - Mavic 2 Pro -


Comparison of MAX's HERO Mode with GoPro's widest ever mode: MAX SuperView against HERO8. I am very excited to use HERO Mode going forward for all of my POV shots because of the stability, super wide angle, and horizon leveling. There's no 360 shot in this video - HERO mode records only one lens, just like a normal GoPro, to standard GoPro video files.

You can shoot HERO Mode up to 1440P at 60FPS. It is lower resolution but the immersive wide angle + stabilized shot and impressive image quality out of MAX will steer me to use this camera over higher resolution alternatives with a narrower FOV.
...Plus it's all getting watched on a phone anyway who are we kidding :)

Shot all cameras in GoPro color with sharpness set to 'Low'. No color or stabilization has been added in post.

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You CAN Do It Yourself. How To Build A Bike From Scratch. Beginners Guide.

What parts you need for building a bicycle? What parts will be compatible with each other? What questions to ask in the shop? Here you have the tutorial you need :)
Great store to buy all the parts:

SickBiker Facebook Group:

Additional materials for Patrons:


- entry level XC hardtail
Rose Count Solo 2

- trail full suspension for technique drills
Merida One-Forty

- e-bike
Merida eOne-Twenty

- climbing road bike
Merida Scultura 5000

- power meter pedals
Favero Assioma Duo

- my main camera and smartphone for LIVE episodes
Panasonic Lumix G7

- my turbo trainers

Organic, powdered food I use:

My Amazon store with tested stuff:

GoPro Hero 7 vs Gimbal on ROUGH MTB Terrain

I've seen a whole lot of videos of the GoPro Hero 7 being used on pretty flowy trails. Its amazing in-body stabilization handles that stuff very well but I wanted to see what it looked like on actually rough mountain bike trails. How does it look? Is it a gimbal killah? Let me know in the comments.

Hero 7 was mounted to GoPro Performance chest mount.
Hero 5 was mounted to a Feiyutech WG2 gimbal.

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How to wheelie a Mountain Bike

Techniques are things we learn to become better mountain bikers, and tricks are things we learn just for fun. The wheelie fits somewhere in the middle, so it's no wonder that everyone wants to learn to do them.

Let's fire up the sensei music and do some learning.

Getting into a wheelie is a matter of accelerating quickly. Naturally, you’ll have a tendency to lean forwards while accelerating, but to wheelie you need to lock your arms and sit up straight.

Get into a low gear, go slow, and then try pedaling in quick bursts. You’ll probably do a little wheelie, but you don’t want to do little wheelies, you want to wheelie through the trails like a G. To do that, you need to reach a balance point over your rear wheel, which may be further back than you feel comfortable with. So, take note of the fact that hitting your rear brake will instantly bring your wheelie to an end. Try experimenting with this to boost your confidence and lose your fear of falling backwards. It also may be a good idea to leave one foot unclipped, or better yet, learn on platform pedals.

So your first task is to reach your balance point, which is really just a matter of practice and repetition. Your second task is to keep from falling over sideways. Just like riding your bike normally, you need to steer to stay up. During a wheelie, steering is done with your handlebars and your knees. Try to get a feel for this very early on, as it’s an essential part of doing a really long wheelie.

So let’s summarize. Start in a low gear that you can spin fast in. Your arms should be locked, and you should be sitting up straight. Accelerate forcefully and your front wheel will come up. Keep accelerating until you reach a balance point, and then sustain your spin. If you feel yourself falling backwards, tap your rear brake. If you feel yourself going forwards, accelerate. To lean or turn, use your handlebars and your knees.

A lot of riders have trouble getting their front wheel up, and some even say their bike is too heavy, but this is almost never the case. Usually, they’re just giving up too early. There are situations however, where your bike is the problem. For instance, single speed bikes may not be easy to wheelie at low speeds, since they’re locked into a higher gear. Even so, you can wheelie on any bike with enough practice.

Once you do learn to wheelie, you’ll be totally hooked. Whether it’s to add style to your riding, blast over roots, or to get your front wheel up before a drop, you’ll be glad you took the time to learn.

Flatland session w/GoPro 2

Testing angle with my new gopro, fun session.
Playing with editor too.

Square Trade, New Camera, and Chain Guide Install

GoPro Max: Massive Test Footage Compilation

Full Review:
GoPro Max Extra Battery + Mounts Kit on Amazon: (link helps support channel, thanks!!!)

Here's your massive GoPro Max footage compilation against the GoPro Hero 8 Black. This video is not the review (see the linked '17 Things to Know' video), but rather is purely just a pile of footage.

Share of files:

Test/Sample Clips | Start Time Points:
0:00 Explainer
1:03 Mountain Biking
2:00 Road Cycling Descending
4:00 VLOG Style Test
4:47 Night Footage (Static)
5:50 Mountain Bike Descending
7:20 Underwater Test
7:47 TimeWarp 360* keyframed to 1080p Driving
8:40 Night Footage (Riding under colorful lights)
9:09 Mountain Road 360* keyframed to 1080p Riding


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Today, I went smashing epic mtb trails to get some insane 360 footage to film my insta360 ONE R review! This is a new 360 action cam that allows you to detach lenses to swap between them to get epic shots!

Want one with a FREE MTB bundle? Click here:

The Insta360 ONE R is absolutely insane for mountain biking and also bmxing. It allows you to get crazy, unthought of angles when riding your local mtb trails and makes for some incredible 360 footage to upload to your socials. In this video, I demonstrate how simply it is to edit the footage in the app and then export it to your phone.

Hope you guys enjoy this video, see you next time!

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If you want to have a chat or ask a question, hit my Instagram. I'm most active there!



Canon 80D w/ 18-55mm kit lens, 50mm Lens, Sigma 10-20mm
[Canon 750D] - Backup Cam
GoPro Hero 7
Rode Mic
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Photoshop

Thanks for watching my videos!

Brutal Iron Gym Podcast - 178 - Training - Does Powerlifting Have to Hurt?

Robert Polenik is the owner of Brutal Iron Gym. He has a Master's in Human Nutrition, a Bachelor's in Health and Physical Education, and is a certified Personal Trainer through American College of Sports Medicine.

He has been a personal trainer since 2002 with a client history of over 1,000+ clients and has coached multiple athletes to Pro Cards in various aesthetic sport categories, multiple National records and Elite Totals in powerlifting, and has helped multiple athletes in various sports earn Division I sport scholarships. Rob has also taught at the university level for 7 years with a student history of over 500+ students

If you like this information you can find more from us on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter at “brutalirongym”

Also, if you like the podcast, you can sign up to become a “patron” of the podcast by donating $10 or more per month towards the podcast

And for your donation, we’ll send you exclusive monthly content including a monthly training program of YOUR CHOICE – we have programs for all goals including strength, aesthetics, and overall health. We even have programs for training at home with minimal equipment!

These programs are renewed each month, meaning you get monthly programming for only $10 a month!!!

We’ll also include extra information on nutrition and mindset and all of that content is exclusive, just to our patrons, it’s just for YOU

If you’d like an example of the monthly programming and extra content shoot us an email at and we’ll send you a sample

If you’d like to become a patron so you can get the monthly programming for only $10 you can do so directly on the podbean app, send us an email, or do a google search for “become a patron brutal iron gym podcast”             

And, if you like the podcast please share it with family & friends.  The more people we help the happier the world will be!

And, if you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions we’d love to hear from you!  The podcast is for YOU so we want to know what YOU want to learn about.  You can reach us at our email

Tips for recording your next mtb ride | BikeChat with MTB Film School

▶ Tips for recording your next mtb ride | BikeChat with MTB Film School
▶ Get your video gear here --

Recording your mountain bike adventures is a blast! That being said, coming home and looking at a bunch of terrible video is NOT a blast. Tune in and get some times from MTB Film School on some ideas on how to make your next recording great!

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Indoor Cycling Exercise Options. Cycling Rollers, stationary trainers/ergs and spin bikes.

In this video we will take a look at a few different options that you can use to keep your fitness up when you cant get out on the road or trail.
Rollers, standard stationary trainer, rocker trainer, spin bike and a computer controlled smart strainer/simulator.
Post any questions below and let me know if you would like a more in depth look at either option.
Models use din Video, Minoura Rollers, Kurt Kinetic Road Machine, Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Road Machine, Kurt Kinetic Inride, Wahoo KICKR Core, Wahoo KICKR CLimb, Spin BIke

How do you get Sponsored and Paid to Ride your Bike? | Paul The Punter Call in Show Ep5


Strava for the ride:

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Thanks to my sponsors Scott Sports, e*thirteen, Fox Racing & OneUp Components!

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Scott Genius 900 Tuned:

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My Gear:
Panasonic Lumix GH5:
Mavic Air Drone:
GoPro Hero4 for best audio:
Best GoPro Chest Mount out there:
A Gimbal Like Mine To Stablize Footage:




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