Adventure Racing #05: What bike Should I Get?

Adventure Racing #05: What bike Should I Get?

This episode covers all of the most common questions adventure racers have when it comes to bikes.

00:00 Intro
00:37 What kind of bike?
02:04 Bike sizing
03:51 Hardtail vs soft tail
04:29 Forks
04:46 Chainrings
06:07 Tyres
07:07 Pedals
07:58 Mud guards
08:33 Water bottles
08:57 Dropper posts
09:17 Brakes
09:35 Axles
10:01 Bar ends
10:23 Bike bags
10:39 Map boards
10:57 Saddles
11:20 Conclusion of Note

Readers Comments (8)

  1. Love these videos. Also good to know my relatively stock Trek Marlin 6 ($800) is a great fit. Have been using it for 8 hr races for a few years.
    Planning to convert it to 1x this winter. Also (and not mentioned here) want to build a towing mod to attach to my seat post.

  2. Really good advice – like it a lot !

  3. I do appreciate the very practical nature of your videos. Its great for someone like me looking to try out adventure racing, and trying to avoid breaking the bank in the process. For the bike, there are obviously A LOT of variables and choices. I’ve been looking at something like an XC Mountain Bike, which would be hardtail and lighter, as opposed to full suspension. Something like Specialized Epic HT Carbon, or Scott 940 Carbon. Is that the direction you’d recommend? I just dont want to drop several thousand dollars and then find out I went the wrong way 馃檪
    Thanks for your help.

  4. Carlos de Manuel Navio January 11, 2021 @ 11:01 pm

    You ended with -maybe- the most important issue: make sure your fitness is at least at the same level that your bike. Or, other version, the most important part of your bike are your legs.
    Great video!

  5. What’re your thoughts on using a cross bike instead of a mtn bike?

  6. Stavros Piedragon January 11, 2021 @ 11:15 pm

    Hi any advice on MTB pedals/shoes? I take it clips aren鈥檛 very useful as you need to dismount a lot and you are changing disciplines all the time?
    Great videos 馃憤

  7. Anthony Melancon January 11, 2021 @ 11:23 pm

    Just watched Eco Challenge on Amazon and it’s very inspiring so much so that me and a few friends applied for the next one! I know our chances are slim at best but it’s worth a shot, right? That said, we’re all digging through the intraweb for information and happy that I found your channel! Thanks for making these videos!

  8. Love your videos. Wealth of information and you really explain things well. Thank you!

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