Most of the mountain biking world on YouTube is filled with anonymous and shaky GoPro footage or unrealistic and overproduced downhill videos.
I think the best mountain bike channels on YouTube are from real people that you can connect with. Here are my favorites:
Flow Mountain Bike
This bloke from the UK shares great trail videos and throws in some logistics for good measure. I love stoke videos as much as the next guy, but I really love videos that actually show you where the trail is.
YouTube – Facebook
Great channel that shows real world trails being ridden by real dudes. He gives info on each trail and usually has GoPros on multiple people.
Phil Kmetz MTB
Radde faehrt Radd
I think the name of the guy who runs the channel is Radde, so the channel name means “Radde rides rad”. I think! All of his videos are in German (I think) but he supplied subtitles for us dumb English speakers. It’s fun to watch him ride and he has good commentary.
YouTube – Instagram
Seth’s Bike Hacks
Last but not least, it’s Seth’s Bike Hacks. He’s probably the #1 normal dude that does bike videos on YouTube. I say normal dude because there are bike companies that have more subscribers, but his 50k+ are king among mere mortals.