Building a Downhill MTB “Endurbarrow” for Trail Building

Building a Downhill MTB “Endurbarrow” for Trail Building


The Southeastern US is soaked. Like super duper bummer 24/7 nonstop rain
for multiple weeks. We ain’t riding today. But that’s okay because you guys have been
pushing me to make good on a DIY project that I suggested in another video. I bought this wheelbarrow for $30, and after
just a few projects it’s falling apart. It can barely withstand the rigors of light
gardening, let alone trail building, but that’s not even the issue. The issue is, no wheelbarrow is optimized
for 50% grades. So today, we’re gonna build a downhill specific
wheelbarrow—or maybe an enduro barrow. We’ll see. This old ebike will never run again, and it’s
just taking up space at my house. So we’ll salvage the suspension fork, front
wheel, stem, and bars from it. From my parts bin, I’ll collect a few more
stems, a mechanical disc brake caliper, and some hardware to hold it all together. Since my old wheelbarrow is on its last legs,
I’ll dismantle it and save the one part that’s any good: the plastic bin, which
is surprisingly resilient. My idea is to attach a pipe to the steerer
tube of this fork, and build a chassis out of stems and handlebars. By using bike parts, I know this thing will
be stiff. With a downhill ready chassis, all I’ll
need to do is fasten the bin to it—somehow. The real challenge is finding a pipe that’s
the right diameter for the stems. Tony is always willing to entertain my crazy
ideas, and lend his knowledge of sizing and hardware. After some head scratching and experimenting
with different parts, I went home with a pipe that matched the outside diameter of the steerer
tube. All the sizing looked right, and things were
coming together, but the chassis didn’t seem quite enduro grade. To really beat on this thing I’d need some
help from another friend. Johnny normally works with wood, but he dabbles
in just about every facet of DIY. As such, he was willing to help me make the
best of what I had on short notice. After some sanding, welding, and hammering,
I had a wheelbarrow chassis that was—well, probably better than the last one. We’ll let the slopes of berm creek have
the final word. With the fork flat on the floor, I used a
level to get the handlebars alined with it. I then tightened down the pinch bolts on the
stems—a lot. No torque wrench on this build. Next up, attaching the bin. I lined up the bin and drilled additional
holes next to the factory ones, to accommodate u bolts. By fastening the u bolts around the handlebars
at four points, I was confident everything would stay put. To actually operate the endurbarrow, I attached
a cockpit to the very end of the chassis, complete with grips and a brake lever of course. Because internal cable routing is all the
rage, I drilled a hole in the stem cap to run everything through the pipe in the middle. Since my mechanical disc brake caliper was
missing some parts, I needed to get creative and make my own cable clamp. To make the Endurbarrow stand up, it would
need feet. Using the two sets of handlebars in the middle,
I started tinkering with scrap wood from the van video. With a really wide stance, and feet that sort
of stick into the ground, the Endurbarrow would be perfect for use on uneven terrain. With the endurbarrow complete, it was ready
for testing—except for one problem. All that rain. That didn’t stop me from doing some rock
work. There are a few areas in my yard that get
muddy and slippery, so I wanted to lay down some stepping stones there for foot traffic. If you didn’t know, rocks are heavy. With my old wheelbarrow, hauling rocks into
the yard was a two person job. With the endurbarrow, it’s a piece of cake. Just pull the lever and descend with confidence. With a huge wheel up front, the Endurbarrow
handles bumps like they’re nothing. With its wide stance, toppling is a thing
of the past. I expected this thing to be entertaining,
but it actually turned out to be a better wheelbarrow for berm creek. But light use like isn’t enough to call
it an endurbarrow. We needed to give it a proper test. The endurbarrow turned out to be stiff, capable,
and worthy of it’s name. And there’s nobody here as surprised as
me. I thought this thing would flex like crazy,
and that the stems would slip and throw the bin totally off balance. Somehow it doesn’t, so the Endurbarrow will
actually get used for future projects on Berm Creek. I asked you guys to remind me to build this,
and you did—in the comments of every video. So thanks for holding me accountable for that
suggestion, and please let me know what you think of this thing. I had a lot of fun building it, and got a
few projects done while testing it. Now if only this rain would let up, I could
actually use the Endurbarrow to build something rideable. Until then, thanks for riding with me today
and I’ll see you next time.

100 thoughts on “Building a Downhill MTB “Endurbarrow” for Trail Building

  1. Instead of a front fork you should put a rear suspension on it

  2. Ok YouTube ill Watch it

  3. Welcome to England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

  4. i miss the rain!! especially with this heat

  5. You should make more and sell them

  6. Build a new fully down hill bike please

  7. Wish i could find box one rear mechs and next r carbon cranks in my spare parts bin😂

  8. Awesome build bro!

  9. The wheelbarrow style of transport seems dangerous to the back of the one being ported."Back in my day",(lol),in So Cal, a rain day was just as good for a bmx trial run as a dry day…we had those poly_pro outfits and always kept our bikes well maintained.

  10. what good is a 160mm fork laid horizontally?

  11. does anyone get annoyed at the counter intuutive suspension design

  12. I so want one

  13. Was this an ad?

  14. That is creative

  15. this is such an amazing project I think I might have to make one

  16. I'll be sad if you uploaded a video that says Tony is dead

  17. Seth: this thing will be stiff
    Me: that’s what she said

  18. Hey seth why you don't add other 2 wheels? To make it automatics

  19. You should make your own BMX gyro scope

  20. Make more vids I’ve watched all

  21. 3:41 ur not drenched in rain

  22. Aa

  23. Leave it to Seth to cut handlebars with a jigsaw. (I thought Sam pilgrim was gonna beat you to it)

  24. Should have put a coil instead of the front support handlebar so the rocks have a smooth ride

  25. how to bunny hop a endurobarrow?

  26. The wheelbarrow is different then I thought

  27. 0:03 Washington state is worse

  28. put hydrualic disc brakes next time!
    $$$$$$$
    $$$$$$$
    $$$$$$$$$ x infinity

  29. You should try and market these – They look great! I would buy one for my dad.

  30. now all you need is some gears

  31. Is that tyre tubeless

  32. What's the head tube angle on that? Uhh 0

  33. 7:15
    first 40 years of men's life is the hardest

  34. That was an awesome project

  35. 6:17–6:18 sound like a Condom advertisement.

  36. The Home Depot. The store for all your "that's what she said" needs.

  37. Have You tried the Ergon grips Seth?

  38. how do you do tricks i m trying but i can t

  39. hey you should build the Downhill MTB "Endurbarrow

  40. hey bud, I don't know if you're still doing trail maintenance or trail building but one dope idea we do up here in the NW is attach those plastic wheelbarrow tubs to single track trailers.  3 guys can move a shitload of rock a long ways if its downhill.

  41. Anybody watching this in 2019

  42. Great build.

  43. Are you that short guy who flipped out in the store and was all over Facebook this week??

  44. I watched this whole video with the impression that he was gonna ride down the slope in it

  45. Who's watching in 2057?

  46. Build a wheelbarrow with disc brakes

  47. Cool idea, would want to do a 20 inch wheel, fork and bars from a used bmx. Would also weld on two poles to support like original design with some supports connecting, then weld those to the handle bars. Brakes will be worse, and would need more welds, but would be more stable with weight distributed and lower to the ground.

  48. Giant pogo stick

  49. Attach a bike behind it and it’s a small truck xD

  50. You spent 30$ you get 30$ worth of wheelbarrow.

  51. it is sick nice job 🙂

  52. i wouldn't have done shocks , but is the endurobarrel going to rock peak

  53. the endurbarrow is more expensive than my bike like an ant vs a tsunami

  54. Good old tony

  55. UsE iT aS a DiRt JuMpEr

  56. i will find the 450 people who disliked this, hunt them down and run them over with an enduro-barrow

  57. You should try welding classes

  58. You needed to paint the bin blue

  59. you should put a pegs in the fork

  60. i like tony

  61. That Endurbarrow is more expensive than my bikes and some parts are beter!

  62. Where can I buy this product? xD

  63. Bruh make it a trike with pedal

  64. this should be revisited with an upgrade: a hub motor for hauling rocks and dirt up and down and around Berm Peak 🙂

  65. What is the best 25.4 mtb stem under 30 dollars

  66. If you make a bike out of this somehow that will be legendary

  67. Put rear disk brakes on the back with some old Enduro suspension. See if you can get them to tilt like a normal wheelbarrow too. If you really want to get technical add the old motor fro. The electric bike you took apart. Just in case you need to go up.

  68. Why are ppl disliking this…

  69. Sell it

  70. Cool shit

  71. This is truly awesome

  72. It’s great

  73. Put an off-road skateboard behind it!!

  74. Nice head angle, downhill racers should take notice

  75. True definition of "trust" @ 6:48

  76. Wait a sec… rocks are heavy?!

  77. love that you have a store with someone so helpful and more importantly so knowledgable. is that still your local store since the move?

  78. Get a patent for that! This thing is waaay better than a normal one.

  79. Do you still have the Endurbarrow? If so, it should work great at Berm Peak and I hope to see it some time.

  80. wheel barrel lol
    not wheel barrow

  81. Does anyone else here not mountain bike but t watches this guys videos because they are entertaining?

  82. this is so overkill

  83. oof the bike part's

  84. good on y mate

  85. Now turn a wheel barrow into a bike

  86. I am definitely sure that this guy is super rich. 🙂

  87. He should make an offroad quadricycle/quadracycle with a seat and use it for work force transport.

  88. Hold up are those parts from that free you got

  89. Hows the endero borrow?

  90. 🤣

  91. Whats next: Building a WheelBarrel Dowhill bike?

  92. u should start selling these LMAO

  93. Did your grandfater have a new e bike ?

  94. me who mtbs 2 times a week for the past year and still has no disc breaks meanwhile Seths wheelbarrow

  95. Rip handlebars xd

  96. When I'm a parent, my stroller is going to have fox 40's and 29" minions.

  97. While the background music is playing the break pads are crying

  98. 0:45 / just the beginning of the video; couldn't you just drag the rear legs in the dirt a little to provide some braking force aka friction? Youd barely have to lift it I'd imagine

  99. Now that’s a wheel barrel. If you don’t have the right tool for the job make your own 👍🏻.

  100. Your crazy

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