Used Downhill Bike gets Fixed, Ridden, and Named

  • Published on Jun 7, 2019
  • This story is as much about a used $500 downhill mountain bike as it is about Kevin's progression as a rider. Less than two years ago, Kevin started mountain biking in earnest. Up until that time he had only borrowed bikes and/or ridden casually.
    To avoid abusing his enduro bike, Kevin bought a used downhill bike for $500, but it needed some TLC. With a very minimal investment, he and I got the bike running well enough to take to Windrock for a proper test.
    Now the bike needs more work, but it's officially part of Kevin's fleet.
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    Kevin's First Downhill Ride
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  • Seth's Bike Hacks
    Seth's Bike Hacks  10 days ago +912

    When the trap beat drops you know Kevin is about to wild out

    • Shulker Gaming HQ
      Shulker Gaming HQ Day ago +1

      Hey seth if you are reading this, hi :). I am getting into mtn biking and I have a gofundme for $3500 for bikes for my dad and I. Its called Back on the trail. It shows a kid in it with a yellow shirt and a bike and trailer. It should be the eighth post. Getting the bikes would mean the world to me. they are both diamondbacks so thats a plus.

    • CocoaBear
      CocoaBear 6 days ago

      Wait Seth Your other channel is First World Review lol I searched how to organize DESK lol

    • Elias Morgan
      Elias Morgan 7 days ago

      Seth's Bike

    • Orange
      Orange 7 days ago

      Hey Seth, about a bike, your old one. You gave it to Ike, how's holding up?

    • Brandon Kirk
      Brandon Kirk 8 days ago

      Do you like the DiamondBack Hydra

  • Qi Gong
    Qi Gong 11 hours ago

    Downhill is safer than roadbiking??

  • That one Kid I guess
    That one Kid I guess 12 hours ago

    Kevin was a try hard roadie

  • Noel Castillo
    Noel Castillo 20 hours ago

    Nice to see Kevin's progression. I remember that video when you guys introduced him to MTB and man has he progressed monumentally!

  • Handynoob LooL
    Handynoob LooL 21 hour ago

    He is a legend

  • MTB Marek
    MTB Marek Day ago

    At 33 about to get my first downhill bike and I am so excited about it. This was just more reassurance that I am doing the right thing lol. Good on ya mate dont stop road biking just keep on riding everything!!!!!

  • Sven Dünner
    Sven Dünner Day ago

    The sram level breaks are the original brakes.

  • claw 5
    claw 5 Day ago

    What i learned from this video: buy balls protection!

  • LordFreex
    LordFreex Day ago

    Yo man do more of this bike upgrade videos! Love em

  • Ryker Carlson
    Ryker Carlson Day ago

    You can see that his tire drags them down

  • Ben Reams
    Ben Reams Day ago


  • __downhill_bike__

    Song?? 6:03

  • Danfuerth Gillis
    Danfuerth Gillis 2 days ago

    Lmao I stoped looking at marketing BS at long time go. My 2 road bikes fit my budget and what I wanted and no brand name nonsense.

  • Kiril Gjorgievski
    Kiril Gjorgievski 2 days ago

    00:58 YAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSENDIGET.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Henry Hudson Vink
    Henry Hudson Vink 3 days ago +1

    Anybody know what song it is at 6:00

  • Rick Robertson
    Rick Robertson 3 days ago

    I can understand if someone goes from bmx to mtb but from bmx to joining the spandex mafia culture???

  • Nathan Saunders
    Nathan Saunders 3 days ago

    Damm Seth your finaly used a giant in your one of your videos

  • Leo Dean
    Leo Dean 3 days ago

    Is a 327 dollar carrera good

  • Just Ezor
    Just Ezor 3 days ago +3

    Hey Seth i wanted to ask you wich chain guide this is pls answer love your vids ❤️

  • scruffy dog
    scruffy dog 3 days ago

    Have you noticed that ifht sent for you in his new song

  • Mark nathan Pimentel

    I what bike but I have no money to buy a bike

  • Ryan Lough
    Ryan Lough 4 days ago



  • Colby's Life
    Colby's Life 4 days ago

    Do a review on the diamondback he atroz 2

  • Outdoorsman
    Outdoorsman 4 days ago +3

    Man wish I had a bike like that I'm just riding my Wal-Mart mtb

    • GrizzlybearPat
      GrizzlybearPat 10 hours ago

      Lmao same. I have a few upgrades, but I can't wait to buy a real MTB.

  • [8] Firepower
    [8] Firepower 4 days ago

    Hey I like your Channel

    • [8] Firepower
      [8] Firepower 4 days ago

      I really want a mountain bike to ride but I don't have one to ride

  • snadman
    snadman 4 days ago

    the music bothers me so much

  • Lance 66
    Lance 66 4 days ago

    Iv been watching your channel for solo long I have a trek hard tail the same one in one of your videos

  • Maggot Mask Studios
    Maggot Mask Studios 4 days ago

    7:19 look at his front tyre glich

  • Dylan Yeo
    Dylan Yeo 4 days ago

    Great video Seth! I watch your videos everyday and you inspire me to get better.😀

  • Anonyme Bande
    Anonyme Bande 4 days ago

    Where the hell do you find a giant glory downhill bike for 500 bucks?????

  • DarkEnetiic
    DarkEnetiic 4 days ago

    Tbh it's more affordable to buy a used dh bike and put in extra 200-300 bucks and have new bike. Instead of paying 2 k

    EL3CTR1FY_HD 4 days ago +2

    Hey seth ive got an idea for you why dont you try some antifreeze in one of your low end bikes with oil brakes to see the effects as i have done this and the results are really good for a non shimano liquid i promise

  • Aarni Saranen
    Aarni Saranen 4 days ago

    Does anyone happen to know that does Diamondback ship their bikes outside the US?

  • Yerko Estay
    Yerko Estay 4 days ago

    well done seth! cheers from patagonia

  • PaGord
    PaGord 4 days ago

    Have you been riding your SE everyday, if so do you still recommend it.

  • Zak Thomson
    Zak Thomson 5 days ago

    🤮🤮giant bikes

  • WoLf Fpv
    WoLf Fpv 5 days ago

    Reveiw hyper hydrofoam mountain bike!!

  • Trails with Travis
    Trails with Travis 5 days ago

    I have a bike hack: when you have gloves on, and are trying to open a drink with a tab, and cant, you can pry it open with the quick release on your wheels or seat post

  • Vinderth Korner corleto

    You should go to bmx track

  • Tyler Ward
    Tyler Ward 5 days ago

    Yo Seth if you ever see this could you fix my Walmart bike. I would get a real bike but I can’t afford one 😂😬

  • Tyler Walters
    Tyler Walters 5 days ago

    What song was the beat drop like what is it called

  • Mr Mug
    Mr Mug 5 days ago +1

    Seth you should go to Tahoe

  • Yarne Kurhan
    Yarne Kurhan 5 days ago

    Any tips on making money as a 14 year old i want to mountainbike as a hobby but i broke my bike today

  • The MTB Channel
    The MTB Channel 5 days ago

    7:00 I have to know what that song is

  • Jack Dorr
    Jack Dorr 5 days ago

    Happy birthday Seth, today also is my birthday

  • Sweetchilliheat18
    Sweetchilliheat18 5 days ago

    Thats fucking awsome, i started with street bmx, went to a giant road bike hybrid, the thing is fast as fuck and very durable on casual single track.
    Recently did some lift access downhill at blue mountain ontario canada and im pretty hooked. I bought a specialized hardrock for $100 used and im saving up for a dh or atleast fs or something with some decent fork travle.
    Im stk between the gt full suspension bike for like 1200 or a specialized pitch or something in there

  • Steve Bee F.A.T. Riding

    Wow, didn’t realize how much of a roadie Kevin used to be. Glad he changed over to the right side 😆. He seems like a cool dude, great vid 🤙

  • Marc Doromal
    Marc Doromal 5 days ago +1

    someone give kevin a sponsorship

  • Reece Daniels
    Reece Daniels 5 days ago

    How much will sell your trials bike for. I ride trials if your bike is the right price I might see about buying it. I am 12

  • ghimire aayush
    ghimire aayush 6 days ago

    come to nepal

  • Prime 05
    Prime 05 6 days ago

    He sure suits the biking look

  • Batman 500
    Batman 500 6 days ago

    That beat thooo#🤘😛😎🔥🔥👌👀

  • BRAAP 21
    BRAAP 21 6 days ago +1

    It’s weird watching this bc my last name is Gallagher

  • EEvo
    EEvo 6 days ago

    Do you think Kevin is a better rider than you are?

  • The Explorer
    The Explorer 6 days ago

    Can you do another bike check video

  • Mr.magmablock Yp
    Mr.magmablock Yp 6 days ago

    Dose he live in nc

  • Aiden short
    Aiden short 6 days ago

    DE fuq is white knuckles? I'm bad with slang. ):

  • CocoaBear
    CocoaBear 6 days ago

    Wait Seth Your other channel is First World Review lol I searched how to organize DESK lol

  • Ross Self
    Ross Self 6 days ago

    I like the clips from ColerArkansas

  • Danyo Channel
    Danyo Channel 6 days ago

    What are the best used downhill bikes? I'm looking to get one.

  • Drew Johnson
    Drew Johnson 6 days ago

    Seth, you should ride in Cincinnati. The trails are new and not as good as some of the other trails that you have been on (obviously) but, they are still fairly challenging and fun to ride

  • Kazak Thranduil
    Kazak Thranduil 6 days ago

    Don't risk your life on a used bike when you got money like that

  • Big daddy boy the go

    Not last week but the week before that did you drive through Lenoir because i think I saw you. I think it was on Friday or the same weekend.

  • Jerry Player
    Jerry Player 6 days ago


  • Steven Deckert
    Steven Deckert 6 days ago +3

    Plenty of roadies have really good bike handling skills. See: racing a crit diving into turns at 34 mph while hypoxic bumping elbows with 50 other dudes around you. Now, triathletes...

  • OliRothero
    OliRothero 6 days ago

    This feels like one of the best videos he has made

  • Eric Teixmen
    Eric Teixmen 6 days ago +1

    You and Kevin both have lift tickets waiting for you at Alyeska Resort Bike Park whenever you find yourselves in the neighborhood. Love the channel and keep up the great work!

  • Sacripentia
    Sacripentia 6 days ago

    Everybody gansta ‘till Kevin starts shreddin’.

  • asusatetheapple
    asusatetheapple 6 days ago

    Kevin got fat. That’s why he left the road scene.

  • n0de
    n0de 6 days ago

    The title sounds like a porn

  • Simon Adventures
    Simon Adventures 6 days ago +2

    Roadie Kevin put on quite some "protective tissue" in becoming Downhill Kevin, as it seems ... ;)

  • 332 hund
    332 hund 6 days ago +1

    I don't find the bike in the German browser. Can anyone send me the Link please.

  • Trailfalke
    Trailfalke 6 days ago

    Inspiring! Thanks!

  • Thomas Miller
    Thomas Miller 6 days ago

    Are you selling your time trails bike?

  • xryued
    xryued 6 days ago

    I'm sorry if I seem like a spoiled brat(I'm not) but can I have one of your million good bikes that you never use because my bike is worn out and lost its brakes which I can't afford to fix. 🙃
    Edit: I just realised that the answer is probably no as bikes are expensive and everything but please I'm desperate for help 🙏🏼

  • Mike Poole
    Mike Poole 6 days ago

    Thanks for the inspo, though Im totally new to biking. That DROP THOUGH!!! Way to send it!!

  • I’ll crash Your nans car

    To anyone who reads this my dad (without me knowing) took my bike for a servicing at Halfords for a break bleed new pads and other stuff I think to do with the chain I was just wanting to know if this was a bad decision because I have heard a lot of bad things about Halfords bike services if anyone could reply back and let me know that would be great.

  • Zedoal 21
    Zedoal 21 6 days ago

    Can u try the trek marlin 7

  • sham8723
    sham8723 7 days ago

    You know, just balls-out superman-ing off the red bull drop 1 yr in... nbd...

  • Bernhard Schneider
    Bernhard Schneider 7 days ago

    Save gorge road jump park (NZ). Keep the park we have
    The Gorge Road dirt jumps are a world-class facility for BMX and Mountain Bikes, created and maintained by more than a decade of passion and dedication from Queenstown locals. Despite their immense value to the world of riding and the Queenstown community, the jumps’ existence is now in jeopardy. The Queenstown Lakes District Council has announced that it will destroy Gorge in the foreseeable future, citing ‘Infrastructure’ as its reason. While a replacement location is being discussed, it is as yet unidentified, may be much further from town, and would need to be built up from scratch. However, if enough public protest is raised, the Council may reconsider.
    Gorge is more than a set of jumps. It is a work of art, a labor of love, a training ground for some of the world’s best athletes, and a place for young and beginning riders to discover and progress in a new sport. More than anything, it is a home that brings together people from all over the world. Its value to the bike community, and to the character of Queenstown, cannot be overstated. Help us save the best jumps in the world!

  • Preet Kirat
    Preet Kirat 7 days ago

    You can give hydraulic brakes and rock shok with fork

  • Troy Thomas
    Troy Thomas 7 days ago

    Great vid great story Thanks seth will follow..

  • Yasi Nanayakkara
    Yasi Nanayakkara 7 days ago


  • fishingdragon
    fishingdragon 7 days ago

    Seth im 10 i want a dh bike to send drops but my bike cant handle that its also became to small and i wish i got the bike from your old video i love your bike and videos ive got alot of your merch bye!

    ALT HENZ 7 days ago

    No drama Seth’s bike hacks

  • MurrayBTW
    MurrayBTW 7 days ago

    Last time I did a massive jump I cracked my front teeth but idc i still do them

  • Irfan Hadif
    Irfan Hadif 7 days ago

    why cant i find the vid where blake and seth did the challenge at sea otter

  • Eli Broady
    Eli Broady 7 days ago

    Yo you should do some bmx

  • Nick Rowell
    Nick Rowell 7 days ago

    Kevin, you're a bad ass

  • The Backyard Man
    The Backyard Man 7 days ago +1

    Kevin needs a microphone muffler for his gopro...

  • Sassy Quatch MTB
    Sassy Quatch MTB 7 days ago

    Gallagher... 😂👍

  • Junito Master
    Junito Master 7 days ago

    that was god deem cheap, here in chile you find that bike, used just like that one easily over 1800 usd

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  • ttv btw
    ttv btw 7 days ago +6

    Seth bike hacks, you should make a BMX bike a 21 speed

  • Jiren The Gray
    Jiren The Gray 7 days ago

    And this is why I only wear underwear.

  • Brandon Donkey
    Brandon Donkey 7 days ago

    Bike hack: If you don't have a tailgate cover for bikes you can go to rubber supply stores and buy a costom cut piece of rubber . That will only run you 30-40$, and you can even slice some holes in the top were each bike is going to go and put some self stick hook and loop to keep the bikes in place

  • MD Cole
    MD Cole 7 days ago

    I have a hack for you, if you want a cheap set of handle bars measure the stem of your bike and buy that size pipe at the hard ware store. You can then cut it to size and install your new set of handle bars.

  • Aristomenis Psalidas

    She you should try tuck no handers on your syncer carbon

  • Casey Burns
    Casey Burns 7 days ago

    As a downhiller who owns a glory I loved this video

  • evan eyeball
    evan eyeball 7 days ago

    he should try dirt with an engine next