Never be afraid to take advantage of Youtube. You can find anything on Youtube, including how to build something, diet recommendations, workout regimens, and even a step-by-step guide on how to edit your photos in Lightroom. Whether you’re from the United States or some other country, bikes are becoming widely used as a way to get around. Because of the pandemic, people have been less inclined to drive their car. Instead, they start to appreciate bicycles. It’s a way to an incredible cardio workout and it’s portable. You can carry it on the train and/or park it (without getting any tickets) on the sidewalk. Basically, it’s less of a headache.
If you are someone that has purchased a bicycle during the pandemic, here is a list of the best bike cycling channels on YouTube.
Bruce Line, a writer for The Pros Closet, has written short descriptions of each channel, allowing readers to get a sense of what to expect from each channel.
1. Rapha Films
It creates beautiful, ethereal videos that somehow capture the idealized version of cycling we all have in our heads.
2. Red Bull Bike
Its bike channel is just one of many sport-focused Red Bull channels with incredible variety and depth. It has one-off videos and full series that all have incredible production values.
Pinkbike has established itself as the online hub for mountain bikers to get news and gossip. Its Friday Fails videos are classic, but in recent years it has really stepped up its video game with series like Hot Lap, Humbled, and the Field Test.
4. Lanterne Rouge
If you’re into professional road racing, Lantern Rouge is the go-to resource for race analysis and commentary. He breaks down races, strategy, and tactics with unparalleled insight.
5. Nate Hills
Nate Hills is the godfather of high-quality stabilized POV mountain biking footage. His weekly Followcamfriday videos spawned countless copycats but no one explores as many amazing trails and locations around the world with as many talented and professional riders as Nate.
6. The Vegan Cyclist
Despite his name, Vegan Cyclist’s channel isn’t about being vegan. He does happen to be a vegan, but he’s also a competitive road racer. In his videos, he shares his experiences riding, training, and racing in the California road scene.
7. Skills with Phil
Most mountain bike YouTubers probably aren’t as talented as Phil Kmetz of Skills with Phil. Phil raced downhill at an elite level, and when other YouTubers collaborate with him, he’s always the rider that shines brightest. His tutorial videos are simple, easy to follow, and wholesome.
8. Seth’s Bike Hacks
When it comes to mountain biking YouTubers, Seth of Seth’s Bike Hacks may be the archetype that all others were modeled upon. His channel began with simple how-to videos for tricks, skills, and bike maintenance.
9. Rides of Japan
He reviews all the riding and bikepacking gear he experiments with and takes viewers with him on long rides and overnight camping trips to test them out. If you’re into bikes, check him out!
These guys are the kings of cycling nerdery. TrainerRoad has the best training and nutrition podcast around (Ask a Cycling Coach) and it gets live-streamed and uploaded on YouTube every week. Everything is science-based with expert insight from coaches, pro cyclists, and all-around cycling geeks.
Image credit: Photo by Sujeeth Potla