Old Budget Hardtail Gets Fixed Up and Sent Hard!

Budget Mountain Bike Gets Upgraded and Sent Hard!
In a previous video, we started fixing up an old entry level hardtail mountain bike, only to get stuck due to poor planning. We were going to give the bike to a lucky kid, but to meet the deadline we actually gave him a totally different bike. That video is here:
This week, we’re finishing what we started! With a bin full of the proper parts that actually fit the bike, we’re going to build it up and get it working. Then, we’ll hold on to it for a little bit and test it out on our backyard mountain bike trails! Enjoy.
Bolt on Skewers
Sticky Fingers
PNW Dropper Post
$99 Fork
Fidlock Water Bottle
Ergon Grips
Single speed chainring
Box 3 Drivetrain
Let’s Ride Shirt
Berm Peak Merch
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  1. Jah One

    Jah One

    8 órája

    What is the best router to use on your bike

  2. Alex Haskett

    Alex Haskett


    Is it gone

  3. T T

    T T


    everything price are going up at lease 30%, thanks to the trade war.

  4. Lazar Lazarevic

    Lazar Lazarevic

    2 napja

    hey im having a problem with my bike's disk brakes. no matter how hard I press it does not want to break properly, even though I can see the pads touching the disk. Do you think I need new pads for the breaks or is it something to do with the wires having too much slack.

  5. Hekk


    2 napja

    This may be a little personal question, but what do you work as? Like, what's your job?

  6. One armed gamer

    One armed gamer

    3 napja

    I require this bike

  7. Bam Bo

    Bam Bo

    3 napja

    you get mad that people are making fooker pedals but you go buy a amazon fork and install it lmao

  8. jason bornales

    jason bornales

    3 napja

    I hope to have this bike 😭 .. watching this video makes me jealous to whoever's gonna have this baby.. 🥺

  9. Jade de los Reyes

    Jade de los Reyes

    4 napja

    Those grips just burns a hole in my retina😭😭

  10. Rainbow six siege Person

    Rainbow six siege Person

    4 napja

    Next time when you put on sticky fingers you can also use WD-40



    4 napja

    I used a little bit of oil for those sticky fingers. I hope you can pimp my $150 bike hahahah!

  12. Tony Camacho

    Tony Camacho

    4 napja

    Where do I throw my name in the list “Gunny C”

  13. Theodor Tostado

    Theodor Tostado

    4 napja

    Me being 5'6" and not having 1,000 dollars to get a good bike that is needed for these trails in these rocky mountains of las vegas I would of really loved this bike. (Sheds one tear)

  14. andrew lo

    andrew lo

    4 napja

    Love It

  15. NovaFox


    5 napja

    I bought a used hardtail a couple days ago for 330€ (specialized rockhopper pro) and i mounted all the tuning parts from my old hardtail that i bought last year for 200€. Now i have the ultimate budget bike and i bought some coloured parts to make it look cooler. Now it looks very pretty and i didn’t spend much money to have fun :)

  16. Lucas


    6 napja

    Have you ever had one of you’re bikes stolen Beacuse I just did and let me tell it makes me really sad

  17. Jack Schneider

    Jack Schneider

    6 napja

    I’ve got those exact same grips on my bike

  18. Maanuuu._


    6 napja

    what does freewheel mean?

  19. Max Timmins

    Max Timmins

    6 napja


  20. Ed Burke

    Ed Burke

    6 napja

    Use glass cleaner to install the Sticky Fingers. Slides on super easy, dries and they're on there.

  21. Rizald Miko Bandoy

    Rizald Miko Bandoy

    7 napja

    I'm don't have any bike...I wish I would I would have one..

  22. Diego Quijano

    Diego Quijano

    7 napja

    what's the brand of the fork ?

  23. Alex Rubin

    Alex Rubin

    7 napja

    Bike back: WD-40 will get the gunk that’s always left over from stickers off.

  24. Hugh Cronshey

    Hugh Cronshey

    7 napja

    Very impressive. Both the build and then the insane bike handling skills.

  25. thepassionofthegoose


    7 napja

    8:39 Most of the supermotard (motorcycle) riders I ride with at the track have these things. They're amazing. Fantastic channel, BTW. Subscribed.

  26. Beggarman


    7 napja

    Back in the day (1995) When I was working on cheap bikes from box stores we used Windex to put on grips. when dry the only way to get them off is to use more Windex with a screw driver and you might get them off or just cut them off. What do you think? Also I'm thinking about getting back into biking (MTB at 60 years old?) what should I expect to pay for a used bike for trail riding? I don't think I will be hitting big jumps / drops of doom. Like your content, makes me want to try.

  27. Bill Heckner

    Bill Heckner

    8 napja

    I remember those Og cranks were stripped out. Shoulda made a short video on how to remove n replace.

  28. D1onys1s


    8 napja

    I've always found hairspray to be the perfect thing for getting rubber grips on. It sets like glue when it dries, then will dissolve with warm water when you want to take it off.

  29. Borys Debicki

    Borys Debicki

    8 napja

    what width did you give the steering wheel?

  30. Hugo Garcia

    Hugo Garcia

    8 napja

    Doesn’t Crane Creek make a tapered headset conversion? Wouldn’t that work in this situation?

  31. Enigma Joe

    Enigma Joe

    8 napja

    Wow hoping to win a free mtb for transport here in our country its pandemic and bike is one or our gud transport 😷🙂🙏🏼

  32. Keeton Curry

    Keeton Curry

    8 napja

    You forgot the mud fender!

  33. Damdam VI XII MMII

    Damdam VI XII MMII

    8 napja

    Tips for sticky fingers grip put dishwashing liquid

  34. Nikolas lima

    Nikolas lima

    9 napja

    where is the nut at 8:05

  35. Jody Homewood

    Jody Homewood

    9 napja

    Could you give more info about prices of parts in future vids like this please?

  36. Gavin Mackie

    Gavin Mackie

    9 napja

    Can you pls give me a bike I can’t fined anything that will suit me

  37. Dg P. obligado

    Dg P. obligado

    9 napja

    If you want to give the bike please 🥺 give it to me because the bike that I use is my cousin's bike,if you give me the bike I'm soo thankful ❤️❤️😊

  38. Murray Thompson

    Murray Thompson

    9 napja

    hey mate... a quick squirt of hair spray on the brake lever and the stikky fingers will slide on easily... then dry firm...! ya can thank me laterrrr,,, haha

  39. Red Toberts

    Red Toberts

    10 napja

    Seat droppers are the best.

  40. Daniel Clesowich

    Daniel Clesowich

    10 napja

    Old trick to putting on bike handles, and I imagine those break grips (which I use), is hair spray. Spray some on the leavers and then slip on the grips and let dry for a bit. Bing Bang Boom.

  41. Conner Welker

    Conner Welker

    10 napja

    i’ve watched this 3 times no idea why i need a bike

  42. Jose Miguel Fontánez

    Jose Miguel Fontánez

    10 napja

    Can anybody mention what are those specific rims.? Thanks!

  43. Adam F.

    Adam F.

    10 napja

    Try grease:) or WD40 for the break lever sticky fingers:)))

  44. Rykha Jacel Quizan Loreno

    Rykha Jacel Quizan Loreno

    10 napja

    Budget frame please😖

  45. Rhys Elliott

    Rhys Elliott

    11 napja

    this guy low key sends it

  46. Jaykobe Crompton

    Jaykobe Crompton

    11 napja

    Can I have this bike

  47. Chad Smith

    Chad Smith

    11 napja

    I'd heat up the lever grips with a heat gun

  48. Buttcree


    11 napja

    I can’t afford a I will in 8 years😂

  49. Zarrx


    11 napja

    I really wanna build a bike from the frame.. lots of tools though.

  50. Calum Watts

    Calum Watts

    12 napja

    i say give it back to the kid as well

  51. Paula Hamilton

    Paula Hamilton

    12 napja

    How much did it cost all in?

  52. EmotionGamingRO


    12 napja

    you can use water to apply the sticky fingers.. just add some on the inside of them.. they go on really fast.. and once the water evaporates, they aren't going anywhere! :D



    14 napja

    i mean.... i have a forever home for that bike...

  54. andrewgordoncillo


    14 napja

    kan i get the bike 😢😢from plihippines. iam kid hope you reply

  55. R rAZVAN

    R rAZVAN

    14 napja

    7:10 that was she said! lol :"}

  56. John Roche

    John Roche

    15 napja

    One thing that annoys me about this bike is the red on the fork

  57. An Epic Youtube channel

    An Epic Youtube channel

    15 napja

    is this giant talon 2?

  58. Hayden Pilkington

    Hayden Pilkington

    15 napja

    7:07 chain asmr

  59. Chester Patrick Bautista

    Chester Patrick Bautista

    15 napja

    I watch this 25 times

  60. Sakis _

    Sakis _

    17 napja

    Wish I could have this bike

  61. justin emmanuel nucum

    justin emmanuel nucum

    17 napja

    is it just me or i use these build video as a radio when im playin my bike around or playing bikeshop

  62. Caleb Robles

    Caleb Robles

    17 napja

    How tall is him 🤔

  63. Ever Lawrence Gutierrez

    Ever Lawrence Gutierrez

    18 napja

    Hahahaha! I'm a little human. That bike would be perfect for me! I stand 5'3. 🤣🤣🤣 I've watched this vid for about 5 times already. And I still LMAO on that "little human' thing.

  64. Keithkeithkeith Keith

    Keithkeithkeith Keith

    18 napja

    I'm 5'1 i think the size of the bike is so perfect to me haha

  65. Jero Gonzales Pasaporte III

    Jero Gonzales Pasaporte III

    18 napja

    I love mtb but I cant afford one 🥺

  66. Joshua Campomayor

    Joshua Campomayor

    19 napja

    I want to upgrade my bike but we dont have any money to upgrade it ahahahah cause we arr poor

  67. Will Moseley

    Will Moseley

    20 napja

    Imagine being able to afford a decent bike rn 😔

  68. Joel Cook

    Joel Cook

    20 napja

    Can someone get me the details of the wheel set and hubs he went with?

  69. Ted Zeppelin

    Ted Zeppelin

    20 napja

    Great job.

  70. Dylan Tilos

    Dylan Tilos

    21 napja

    I'm xxs human so I think it fits me

  71. Nathan Nuque

    Nathan Nuque

    21 napja

    can i have the bike please?

  72. Joshua Ocello

    Joshua Ocello

    21 napja

    I’ve watched this video like 15 times

  73. Mally Fxbz09

    Mally Fxbz09

    22 napja

    My bike got robbed like 2 weeks ago

  74. Anthony Ferri

    Anthony Ferri

    23 napja

    "a little kid or a human" had me dying lmao

  75. The big Miniminter

    The big Miniminter

    23 napja

    Hi there I am wondering if you have any spare bike. Can I have them please

  76. IDFman


    23 napja

    whats your workout routine?

  77. Hakim Fruit

    Hakim Fruit

    24 napja

    MAN I wish I had a bike like that

  78. James Marshall

    James Marshall

    24 napja

    Been here since ur first video, love ur content man, hope your leg heals quickly👌👌

  79. Its KICK’s

    Its KICK’s

    24 napja

    Can you do a giveaway from 🇵🇭? Haha any bike will do

  80. Brad Lidstrom

    Brad Lidstrom

    25 napja

    Those sticky fingers could use a little Vaseline😂

  81. jack ridyard

    jack ridyard

    25 napja

    When Seth dose not give a shit

  82. Curren DeJonge

    Curren DeJonge

    26 napja

    Always drill the Seatube for the dropper

  83. marlerr __

    marlerr __

    27 napja

    I like how $400 is the entry in his country while a $400 bike is a flagship in my country's standard

    • Dinner-fork tongue

      Dinner-fork tongue

      7 napja

      Brazilian, I take it?

    • Bowen Fei

      Bowen Fei

      21 napja

      where do you live?

  84. Josh Mercado

    Josh Mercado

    27 napja

    hey bro. can i have those old parts. i want to assemble my old bike that costs 20$ from junk. it would be great bro. :((

  85. Reaper plays

    Reaper plays

    27 napja

    Why do I feel like absolutely no one makes smart financial decisions one a trek marlin just because of the frame (I know that isn't a trek marlin frame)

  86. Dylan McGill

    Dylan McGill

    28 napja

    Anyone know what the rim/wheel is?

  87. Elliottpower 18

    Elliottpower 18

    28 napja

    7:10 that’s what she said

  88. Calvin Strauss

    Calvin Strauss

    29 napja

    For 30 more u can get an air fork from bucklos

  89. Colin Kao

    Colin Kao

    29 napja

    How did you not totally die at 12:10??

  90. Kim Jong-un

    Kim Jong-un

    29 napja

    Upgrade it u a cheap ass no name fork on it

  91. Matty McGonigle

    Matty McGonigle


    Bro just turn the sticky fingers inside out and it'll be so much easier

  92. alfie ali

    alfie ali


    “on a scale from one to ten it’s green” had me wheezing

  93. Harry Ebbeson III

    Harry Ebbeson III


    I have a Giant ATZ 27.5 but mine is yellow :) Getting it ready for the upcoming season (2021). Gonna be a great year :)

  94. Win TheLosers

    Win TheLosers


    Love your vid's Seth!!! Love how u make your bikes look.

  95. Jay-arr Abriol

    Jay-arr Abriol


    i hope to have a bike

  96. Mikula Brajnov

    Mikula Brajnov


    There are no spokes in the thumbnail

  97. Patrick Wolfe

    Patrick Wolfe



  98. FoxTheMemeKing



    That fork is more expensive than my bike

  99. Anne Drapeau

    Anne Drapeau


    Can I have that bike

  100. AA Playz_YT

    AA Playz_YT


    He is the king of 40 Newton meters