8 Of The Best Mountain Bike Tech Accessories | Doddy's Top 8 MTB Products

8 Of The Best Mountain Bike Tech Accessories | Doddy's Top 8 MTB Products

Inspired by Neil Donoghue from @Global Mountain Bike Network’s video showing his top mountain bike accessories, Doddy thought he would show his favourite tools and extras he has in his possession (but with a bit more tech!). With almost 20 years as a leading mountain bike journalist, Doddy has come into contact and tested more product and bikes than almost anyone else in the bike industry and so has some specific requirements with the products he uses on a daily basis.

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50 Comments

  1. AZ Highland Homestead on May 4, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    I’m a shoe a bag nut too Doddy. Jackets, not so much…I’m in AZ. Best bag I’ve used yet? Camelbak Skyline. I need to try the ME7. Currently riding in the Specialized 2FO.
    -Nick 😃👍

  2. rpiian on May 4, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    I’d love to see a must have video for tools! Even coming from a Park guy 😄 – a good tool is a good tool. I just acquired an RWC enduro bearing press, and that thing is buttery smooth. Unbelievably easy to use on frame bearings and shock bushings.

  3. GrappIer on May 4, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Id recommend getting a small air compressor over the topeak and lezine’s valve system is top notch for pumps

  4. Adoogin on May 4, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    As other people have said "Probably?" was completely unexpected and is still making me smile while I type this out. That was comedic timing señor!

  5. Brandon Blum on May 4, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    I have every size of knipex pliers. They are perfect. I love them.

  6. carlo nevs on May 4, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    They invented the Mountain bike; then they invented No tubes. End of MTB history…
    But I want one of those pumps !

  7. BigySmolz on May 4, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    He said this is the most useful tool for every single item

  8. Patrick on May 4, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Emergency surgery: a spork in the hip 🤪

  9. Rhinox Rifter on May 4, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Absolutely the bag thing. I’m using an MEC bike bag, since like 2010. I’ve swapped it out a couplr times but always come back to it.
    Everyday carry tourniquet, wound packing, chlorohexidine, chest seal and 2"x2" bandaids, & steri-strips.
    These have meant the difference between walking out or finishing the ride versus a helicopter ride 3 times since 1997.
    Cheers Doddy!

  10. George Peterson on May 4, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    As a mechanic it’s a weird thing growing with an experienced tool lol

  11. Hdcbhg Zu, on May 4, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    The K in Knippex is not silent ;D sounds so. Funny tho

  12. ImaBrickBruh on May 4, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    im picky with bags i found osprey bags to be my favorite so far

  13. Ron Beardsley on May 4, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Best shoes have to be Bontrager XXX LTD’s 2022’s! Best pack’s are USWE’s! IMO

  14. Andrew Ince on May 4, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    My 8 are.
    1. Topeak 18+ multitool
    2. Cateye AMMP 400 helmet torch/rear light
    3. Bike Balls rear light
    4. Cateye Volt 800 bar mounted torch
    5. Highlander water bottle with carry pouch (ALICE webbing), clips easily to a bag or belt.
    6. Lifeline shock pump (it’s £18 and while long winded, one can inflate tyres with it)
    7. Restraps (can be used to carry gear and are useful in first aid)
    8.1 Victorinox Huntsman (a super handy, ultra high-quality multitool. Quick trail maintenance, first aid, post ride beer or wine. [Only carried on wild trails])
    8.2 Mobile phone with excellent GPS.

  15. Plane Sailing on May 4, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    I have a few Park Tools, but have always been underwhelmed by them. Especially compared to my snap on car tools.

  16. Things I Like on May 4, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    I have the same old park multi tool. It still is my favourite bike tool

  17. Thomas Folan on May 4, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Doddy, thank you for the video. Which bag would you recommend for 2-3 hour rides carrying a mini pump and a water bottle?

  18. Milessongs on May 4, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    HAHAhahaha! 15:54 – "Probably??" Too funny, mate! I think she’s right!

  19. Leon Grimaldi on May 4, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    I got the shimano shoes they are really small sized and too narrow over the foot. If you used to 5 10 shimano is not an option. The perfect foot to fit shimano is a baguette shaped foot ..thin with long toes

  20. Stephen Betley on May 4, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Eclectic bit of kit. Everyone is individual I suppose. Would like to learn a lot more about your on-bike camera work& how you carry / use it etc. Presume others from GMBN & GCN share similar practices esp with the increase in bikepacking content.

  21. Carlos E on May 4, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    I had a feeling you are a legend, but you are Legendary! All that gear tech! But yes listen to the wife 😂

  22. Michael Woodward on May 4, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    I have that old Park Tool key set. Bought back in the early nineties.

  23. metamurph on May 4, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Fuji X100V excellent

  24. DOUG DEWAR on May 4, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Knipex all day everyday. Specialized steel/plastic tire levers. That same park allen tool. The 3 way park wrenches. Pick – cheap one.

  25. Sam Smith on May 4, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Inzert 🤣

  26. puckfook on May 4, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Something about Doddy makes him feel like the James May of GMBN.

  27. Gym Pump on May 4, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    🤣🤣🤣 and I thought I was a horder…..

  28. Alejandro Postigo on May 4, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Que buen video!

  29. Yoda 1970 on May 4, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Hey Doddy do you still have that ragley titainium bluepig from i think 2010

  30. Barry Foster on May 4, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    As you say always best to save and buy the right kit

  31. Ray Glasscock on May 4, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Phone number to my local dealer, buying gear you will use once products on shelves way pass their best.been there buy the biggest tin just to turn into useless crap.you need to think of whose gonna throw it in skip should something happened. You don’t need most toys.

  32. Yoda 1970 on May 4, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    You cant be to picky Doddy when i was in my 20 s i worked for a up and comming bike company doing product testing and my nick name was Shit because most things i tested i said the truth when they were shit its not picky a product is either good or shit keep it real mate. And you do have a shoe problem 😊

  33. L on May 4, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Gore-Tex is a technology related to Teflon, and as such is actually a health risk, as well as being really bad for the environment. If you can find another technology then use that. My cycling jacket is a little heavier, but I’ve had it years ad it isn’t Gore-Tex. Oddly enough my jacket is by Sombrio.

  34. john vickers on May 4, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    More shoes than Imelda Marcos 🤣😉

  35. Uathankicks on May 4, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    I’m picky about packs too. Had the same camelback 15+ years now.

  36. Bijan Izadi on May 4, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    I’m extreeemly picky about bags, I also have a huge collection of them

  37. Trail Lady MTB on May 4, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    You have spirit orbs floating around your loft. Lol.

  38. MORZYMOO on May 4, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Probably sounds just like my bull and chain lol

  39. Alexander Kroemmelbein on May 4, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    As a part-time photographer (using Fuji as well 😉 ) and a motivated beginner in the mtb word, I am using the protection backpack from evoc (I think it’s the FR Trail something) with a random camera insert that fits my gear. Just stuff the whole thing into the bag or remove it if you are not shooting today. Convenient and safe. =)

  40. R.K Racer on May 4, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    They need to get rid of some of their stuff how many shoes for one person

  41. K.A.P.E tv on May 4, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    if your wife succeed in making you part with some of your collection…. you can always hook a MTB Brother 🙂 thanks in advance LoL !

  42. columbagallagher on May 4, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Don’t buy a park tool Campagnolo crank extractor. 100 quid piece of sh!t. Failed catastrophically during it’s first use. Thankfully Wiggle gave me a full refund. Wiggle tremendous

  43. Pete Franks on May 4, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Great vid as always love my joe blow pump excellent 👍👍 lake shoes for me

  44. Iain Rossiter on May 4, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Another superb video from someone who knows their stuff👌

  45. Joe Chitussi on May 4, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    I got the topeak pump after seeing you mention it and seeing all the reviews. Might be different elsewhere but I was having a hard time finding a compressor attachment that can do presta besides the park tool one.
    Couldn’t find it locally would’ve needed to order from the US and deal with customs etc, would’ve been the same price as the topeak. Even though I already have a great compressor. Figured rather have it separate. Can throw the pump in the car easily and bring it along. Compressor is to heavy to move around with.

  46. Jocool0785 on May 4, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Need to update the video to include the new Fillmore Valves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj31XMGpG7A&t=320s

  47. hWeedu on May 4, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    tell us more about men in tights Mr.Doddy and the story of the cross country phenomen of rich corporate men in tights who mimic the performance with theyr expensive usless gear and theyr yoga pants :))) PS. keep up the good work! GMBN is the best!

  48. michaelrowave on May 4, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Hey I have the same old Park Tool hex set as I recognized the older model as it has a metal tab sticking out of one side. It’s at least 20 years. I have always wanted to know what the little button/peg on the side of the handle is for if anyone knows. **Edit- its for picking up chain**

  49. Grzegorz Porowinski on May 4, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    I love your videos, even so funny subject like this is really entertaining in your edition 😀

  50. Danny Lilley on May 4, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Could watch stuff like this all day 👌🏻

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