How To Start Mountain Biking // Essential Guide To Starting MTB

How To Start Mountain Biking // Essential Guide To Starting MTB

It’s time to start mountain biking. In this guide to beginning your mountain bike journey, Ryan (The Loam Ranger) takes you through buying your first mountain bike, finding mtb trails to ride, meeting great people to bike with, essential mountain bike gear (and gear you should avoid!) and more. If you’re already a mountain biker, pass this video on to someone who you’d love to see get into the sport!

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50 Comments

  1. Jom Boi on January 22, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    I started this year on a 1999 cannondale F500 shredding with my friends who had full suspension mtbs. Threw some new shifters tires and pedals on and cut the seat post, granted if been riding BMW for a while I just got good, I’m able to keep up with them send pretty big for having a single front shock. But now I’m thinking about getting an enduro. Dont do what I did I’m crazy.

  2. Kevin Higgins on January 22, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    I’ve said this before Ryan, but I truly think that your channel is the best on Youtube! I love your attitude and your delivery of content. You are a genuine person a just a damn nice guy. Your family is awesome and your videos are the best out there imo. I have been in education for over thirty years and I love to continually learn and I feel that every video that you produce, teaches me something new! Maybe one day this Ontario boy can get his butt out there and we could ride! Cheers Ryan.
    Kevin

  3. cortezfleek on January 22, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    im literally 20k in debt with 10 useless hobbies…. why am i watching this

  4. Super Bros. Productions on January 22, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    " ye ye its huge" that’s what she said

  5. california dreamer on January 22, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    first i need to replace city bike with mountain bike
    thanks for video bro

  6. naive soul on January 22, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    What if you don’t have a local bike shop?

  7. HVC Toxic on January 22, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    i have a carrera, can i get into mountain biking with that?

  8. policefire911 on January 22, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    What brand of shirts were you wearing at the beginning of the video?

  9. Ryan Chadwick on January 22, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    I found myself a mongoose but the suspension is not working and I see cartridge system inside someone help me I’m ten by the way

  10. Elias Ramos on January 22, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    oh no that’s bad 11:48

  11. Paul Naxius on January 22, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    The superstition mountains in AZ is where I’m at. Not saying doing as I do, but my rig is a sketchy ’03 Ellsworth Isis with a 1×10 and puncture resistance in the tubes and tires because as everyone knows we have some spiky stuff laying around all over. That’s really everything a beginner like me has needed for awhile, I basically agree with what these dudes have said: only the customer knows what they’ll ultimately want, plus there’s a solution to every bike’s flaw: don’t like the hardtail’s rough riding but can’t afford another bike? Get a suspension seatpost.

  12. TJ Barke on January 22, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Step 1: Figure out what trails you have near you
    Step 2: Figure out what kind of bike you need for that kind of terrain
    Step 3: Try to rent that kind of bike
    Step 4: Ride it
    Step 5: Buy a bike
    Repeat Step 4.

  13. Timothy Moore on January 22, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    Siri says my local bike shop is a dicks sporting goods

  14. j 07 on January 22, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I just bought a $3000 mtb hope it pays off

  15. Stevo 106 on January 22, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Love your t-shirt

  16. daidainene on January 22, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    I have a bike, don’t care if I get injured. I only have one problem.

    THERE ARE NO MOUNTAIN TRAILS IN MY COUNTRY! FU—

  17. Carson Hyland on January 22, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Love this! I’ve been riding for a bit now, but wish I would have seen this video when I was starting out.

  18. Ben Toomey on January 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Unfortunately, this video is not very helpful right now. Going to a bike shop isn’t very safe, and even if you go there, they rarely have any bikes in stock. Hopefully this will be useful again next year!

  19. WOLFRANGER 1 on January 22, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    I’m one of those people that likes things that are not common sports and if I’m in a sport I’m ALL in and that gets expensive with expensive sports.

  20. SnapNinja on January 22, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    11:48 Ouch! understatement!

  21. Xenocx on January 22, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    I already bike a lot buuut maybe I’ll get some tips

  22. Jimmy Letona-Lopez on January 22, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    *Me on my 149 dollar 24 inch wheel Walmart Mountain Bike that has been that has been tinkered with by my zero to no bicycle knowledge to ride his local regular nature park by creating his own trails*
    hmm yeah noice content 🤣 (also thinking about taking my brother’s lightning Mcqueen kid bike seat because it’s small and comfy and putting it on my bike while also adjusting my very worn out rim brakes)

  23. SEXY GIRL1 on January 22, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    "Love it !!"

  24. MTB radley on January 22, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Supporting your local bike shop 👍 🙌. Great place to inquire about a mountain bike.

  25. Nathan Holm on January 22, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Best way to get a bike if you have a lowish budget: BikesDirect.

  26. Joseph Fuller on January 22, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Amazing video! Very informative!

  27. Justin on January 22, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    I have a Huffy and a Mongoose helmet. I’m set

  28. Neptune Plus on January 22, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I’m 14 someone help me get a mountain bike, think it’s my passion

  29. TheRisible on January 22, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Going to the bike shop tomorrow for my first bike I’m not sure if I should get a hard tail or full suspension any thoughts guys?

  30. Snake Diet Dan's 4 Element Fitness on January 22, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Bro I’m in Edmonton too and just getting started with mountain biking. Thanks for the vids

  31. Blue Harvest on January 22, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Its pronounced "poley" -_-

  32. Warmachine1080 on January 22, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Steven Rinella is that you?

  33. Einhander49 on January 22, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    – Go to LBS and pay boutique prices OR buy online from canyon with all the bells and whistles for a LOT less?

    Yeah, fck the LBS.

  34. Donot Robme on January 22, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    I’ve known several people that heavily weigh the paint job. Try happily admit they don’t like the bike as much but live the look so they happily own it

  35. Julian S. on January 22, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    joining because living in innsbruck without owning a bike is a crime I’m pretty sure. Like, hell, every grandma and her dog got bikes here, wtf.

  36. CB Cycling on January 22, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    The thumbnail looks exactly like me right now

  37. holabradfamily on January 22, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    2:25 Well, that certainly aged well…

  38. Dick York on January 22, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Full send; used to mountain bike as a kid with my old man, haven’t ridden one in years, plus everything was 26" back then. Been itching to get back into it, found a local guy on fb selling a minty Fuel EX 5 29er, going to pick her up this evening. I’m stoked!!!

  39. Blefty on January 22, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Yo i live in edmonton to

  40. a i d e n on January 22, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I dont have a local bike shop

  41. Sarkis Name on January 22, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I watched this video like 2 weeks ago, and now I’m waiting my bike like a child waiting toys in Christmas I hope I recover my skills faster after like 10 years without riding

  42. J. on January 22, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I skateboard and inline skate so I only have skate helmets will those work with mtb?

  43. The Loam Ranger on January 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    We just released a NEW VID about getting your partner into *mountain biking*! Check it out: https://youtu.be/BdF7YEqbm7s

  44. Denis Abdihodzic on January 22, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    just a newbie question, hope someone can answer it somewhat seriously. Never done it sooo… How smart is it to hit trails with a Hardtail? Theyre mostly cheaper but that sounds like its a little sketchy to be honest. Kinda like doing the Rally Dakar in a Car with coils up front and solid-axle leafs out back.

  45. Mr CookieMonster on January 22, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    So you’ve been mountain biking for 20 years. I know there are aps today, but how did you find trails 20 years ago?

  46. The Florida Man on January 22, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    These videos are dangerous for my bank account. i already have a gun, knife, and car hobby eating my money, but damn if it doesnt look fun to get into.

  47. Danny M on January 22, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Just watch.11:49

  48. EatMySalt on January 22, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    I tried to take my BMX bike on mtb trails yesterday and ate shit coming in to hot on a turn without brakes

  49. Ginger Dwarf on January 22, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    34 and want to get into MTBing… Feels like I am 20 years too late …

  50. George Kell on January 22, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Pole bikes are out of every beginners price point

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