Video: Adam Brayton's Nukeproof Dissent Build Video

Feb 22, 2019 at 3:12
by James Smurthwaite  

Watch Adam Brayton's new Nukeproof Dissent video come to life in a hypnotic bike build video from Gee Milner in the Hope workshop.

If you like this, then Gee has loads of similarly relaxing videos on his YouTube, we've put a few of our favorites below:

Yeti SB130 (and bonus Aston Martin)


Santa Cruz 5010 mk2 (with nearly 3 million views)


Marin Wolf Ridge


Check out his channel here.


115 Comments

  • + 124
 I used to be dumbfounded as to why my daughters loved watching those toy opening/unwrapping videos on YouTube, but then I catch myself watching this stuff and see the popularity of house reno shows and realise that nobody ever really grows up, our toys just get bigger and more expensive.
  • + 4
 So much truth to what @soobawoo said. Ha! Rubber sides down folks! Big Grin
  • + 0
 @bman33: And feel the purple Love!
  • - 11
flag adidasss (Feb 22, 2019 at 13:33) (Below Threshold)
 You can built anything you want.. Bikes and bikes parts pricess nowadays are a joke so I don't give a damn about any of the new hot, bling bling stuff which looks and works great for a month... "F@#$ you bike industry!"
  • + 2
 @adidasss: Sounds like you don't make enough money!
  • + 5
 @bohns1: i have a Job that's paid above average in Germany and i face the same issue as adidasss. I still run 1x10 on my steel hardtail and a 2011 888 on my DH bike. I'd love to have some fancy XX1 Eagle or a 40, but this stuff just isn't as much better as to justify the amount of money i'd have to spend. Let alone carbon parts. I'm about to replace the cassette due to wear on my hardtail for 30 Euros. 11-42 HG500 works nicely for me, why spend more?
  • + 10
 @Muckal: I guess I spend more because it is my main hobby in life and I enjoy using newer gear... Once I stepped to Eagle there was no going back.. It made long hours in the Canadian Rockies climbing a little easier after extended duration on the bike when fatigue sets in.. I also live the damping effects of carbon.. Do I need it? No of course not.. I also sell my frames every two or three seasons and it's om to the next build.. Its all part of the fun for me... Keep in mind, you won't find motorcycles, trailers, boats, jet skis or fancy cars in my garage. This is it really.
  • + 1
 @bohns1: Exactly!! He probably has a nice Mercedes or big house... I don't travel every year like a lot of people do either... Otherwise I would also be on an old hardtail with vbrakes! lol
  • + 1
 @Timo82: me? No, i have none of what you mentioned. I do travel for riding though. This march i'll actually be on my first non-riding holiday for 4 years. New girlfriend and such...
  • + 61
 Now can we have him remove the Hope crankset......cue thrash metal, a big mallet, loads of swearing, angry face etc
  • + 10
 Thought it was just me. And that tool/beer opener can go to hell.
  • + 5
 Not a hard job when you know how....clue you don’t need half the tools.
  • + 26
 I tried to remove mine once. I've resigned myself to the fact that when the cranks/chainring/bb fail, I'll just have to replace the frame...
  • + 2
 I've taken mine off a few times to clean/re-grease/swap chainrings, and never had an issue with them? the only annoying bit is the little bolt in the preload ring. which bit are you struggling with?
  • + 7
 After consulting the pro's on Hope crankset removal. This is how they do it
- ignor the removal instructions
- remove the driveside end cap
- remove tapered plug (with the hope tool)
- insert the the tool back into the crank arm and screw it in (screwed into the axle)
- back the tool off a couple of threads and give it a good tap/whack
- then back it off again and tap/whack
Repeat until no-drive side and axle come off (together)
WARNING: Make sure the tool is screwed into the axle by plenty of threads or you will cry
  • + 7
 Is there some benefit to using Hope cranks? They are not cheep and seem awfully complicated.
  • + 4
 @Konyp: Yep. Great durability and craftsmanship - albeit machinery. But most of all, they look Amazing!! They just refuse to Let go of your bike that’s all.
  • + 2
 When installed correctly they are bulletproof. Do it incorrectly and you WILL have problems. For me the problem was this step (from HOPE pdf):

"Using a 19mm spanner, tighten the crankset assembly tool until the drive side crankarm comes to a solid stop against the shaft angled shoulder"

It should be written in bold red. On HOPE instruction video they say that you should do it gently. Too vague. The crucial is "comes to a solid stop". If you will not do it, the cranks even when the tapered plug is screwed to 75Nm, will make noises and stay loose.

The design is good but they should put more effort stressing how important it is to properly assemble them. This is no Shimano Frown . And the disassembly instructions are not good enough. The relaxed HOPE way of instructing people is a bit too relaxed this time.

When it comes to disassembly. Removing cranks is easy. I never removed the chainring though.

Please vote if you think there should be a better assembly/disassembly video on youtube. I think I could make one. I am not sure but I read that there are new HOPE cranks coming. Maybe it will be a bit simpler. But maybe I got something wrong because I am not able to find this article.
  • + 1
 double post
  • + 0
 @Konyp: I won't write all the arguments in favour of them. Just the most important one for me. If $hit hits the fan and something brakes, you can buy ANY part for these cranks separately. Crank arm, lockring, you name it.

This is another reason I have hope brakes on 3 of my bikes. Not only they work great but I am able to buy any spare part for them. Which I did many times. This is exactly the opposite of what Shimano offers.
  • + 0
 @Konyp: they're heavy so they keep the center of gravity extra low
  • + 0
 surprisingly no bolt felt down, nothing was put in the wrong order, no angry face or screaming....I need to make some yoga....
  • + 13
 Seems Shimano figured it out years ago with their spline and 2 pinch bolt crank system. Installing and removing my Saint and xt cranks is a walk in the park compared to these
  • + 1
 @Smokey79: or take off crank bolts and ride until cranks fall off?
  • + 2
 @aljoburr: that's the e.thirteen crank removal process you're thinking of
  • + 0
 That's the new version of the cranks, redesigned for easier installation and removal without the need for 20 special tools. On my list of upgrades ????
  • + 0
 I lied, they aren't, but there is a new version imminent. Also, those ???? were supposed to be a smiley
  • + 2
 spline + 2 pinchbolts please, hollowtech II for life.
  • + 29
 Like watching an episode of Nigella Lawson cooking programme, but without the tits and the wank halfway through haha.
  • + 2
 How true that is. Hahahaha
  • - 1
 I just saw her cooking programm...the way she grabs the meet....
  • + 0
 Uh oh...we got neg repped Boys. The pansies must be loose.
  • + 4
 I don't know man, this is pure bike porn. I had a wank...
  • + 13
 Gotta say, my shimano crank looks a bit easier to fit and remove than that!
  • + 11
 I didn't like the part when he grabbed the rotor with bare hands, we've been always told not to touch them like that.
  • + 6
 @mihauek Any finger grease would get burned/rubbed off when you're bedding in your brakes. We're not talking about lathering your rotors with motor oil here. I've never used gloves when installing rotors (or pads for that matter) and I haven't died yet. Big Grin I don't know any mechanics that do. Most mechanics I know, including myself, only bust out gloves when bleeding [DOT fluid] brakes.
  • + 3
 It can't hurt to not touch the braking surface, so why not not. I give'em a quick wipe afterwards with Iso regardless...the once in a blue moon I handle rotors....
  • + 0
 @BaeckerX1: You must know some pretty shitty mechanics then if they touch rotors all the time without cleaning them. Its pretty basic knowledge for any mechanic to spray rotors down with brake clean before installing rotors you have touched. Also no oil doesn't just burn off... thats why brake clean was created lol
  • + 4
 @nismo325: Yeah, I'm sure there are tons of brakes that just don't work cause people touched them with their fingers... :eyeroll: You literally just saw a professional touching them without gloves. Are you calling the guy from Hope shitty? If you think the oils from your fingers are going to permeate the metal on rotors, what the hell is on your fingers? Brake cleaner isn't for finger oils. Ha.
  • + 1
 Its just a good practice to not touch the braking surface. It may not make a difference, but they're called best practices
  • + 8
 Watching those frame threads getting greased up turned me on a little
  • + 5
 Is it me, or did anyone else cringe when torquing the bolts but not in a cross pattern? My mechanic heart stopped beating for a sec, and still not over it Wink
  • + 6
 He didn't shout "f*ck!" Once,I'm impressed.
  • + 0
 Ha thought the same thing.
  • + 5
 I'd like to know what tubes Adam use. He rarely gets a flat tire ....
  • + 4
 Gee would be lost without his paintbrush
  • + 0
 Anyone know why there's been the switch to the Boxxers from the Ohlin's he was running on the NP proto frame and all last season on his Gamblers? Would it just be to tie in better with the official product spec on the presumed full factory build that Nukeproof are launching of the Dissent?
  • + 0
 Brayton's bike looks Mint. I have the 2018 Mega Factory 290 and its a monster truck but also climbs very well for what it is. A load of PB's and KOMs destroyed on that bike.
  • + 3
 The most calming video I've watched in months. So good.
  • + 1
 agree, luckily the did cut out the parts of mental breakdown resulted from the internal cable routing.
  • + 1
 Being a master tech with 20 years in the industry I found this video to be extremely tranquil and relaxing...a bike build never gets old to me
  • + 2
 Oooooh yeah baby. That's the stuff. Right there don't stop. Oh wait shit I thought I was on pornhub.
  • + 3
 Well this is better
  • + 3
 E4 interesting choice. I'd like an new torque wrench all of a sudden Wink
  • + 0
 Didn't watch the full video yet but I'm already impressed by the first bit. The bike is already in the workstand (clamped at the seatpost) and only then does he tighten the seatpost clamp.
  • + 0
 Reeeeeally love the Geometron G16 one. No music, just the soft clinking of alu parts, Hope bling and Ext coil mmm
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvJ8kBVMAgM
  • + 0
 Watching that makes me really want to get on with building up my new Transition Smuggler, the only parts i have left to arrive are the wheels...
  • + 3
 Therapeutic!
  • + 1
 Anybody know what that song was? I could totally do homework while listening to that.
  • + 0
 Play the video on a computer and if you have Shazam you'll be able to find out the song
  • + 1
 Karma - Kaysinners Couldn't find this instrumental version though.
  • + 2
 No such thing as a DREAM BUILD MARIN.
  • + 0
 watching that build, made me think that I build different as always put wheels on before brakes, but dont bother cutting cables when first build?
  • + 0
 Meditative bike assembly with gorgeous Hope goodies. Soothing. Although it did look like the back wheel needed a bit of truing.
  • + 3
 sexual
  • + 2
 Some of those clicks and snaps were insanely satisfying
  • + 2
 Is there a warp/bulge in the rear tyre?
  • + 1
 seems like, the tyre is running straight like neil patrick harris
  • + 0
 13:05 in the SB130 video -- the paint condition on that poor Aston is abysmal.
  • + 0
 I would have to demand full editorial rights to any video of me building up a bike.
  • + 1
 Very therapeutic... like counting sheep.
  • + 0
 Does anyone know the brand of the small torque wrench? Looks quite handy Smile
  • + 1
 Nukeproof Kit making me moist? Kudos to Hope
  • + 0
 Brayton is running E4s and solid non-fancy rotors? Pinkbike comment section is going to explode in 3...2...1...
  • + 1
 NSFW seriously cannot stand up right now...
  • + 0
 Thank you Gee and Hope for the perfect video for that inevitable morning bathroom visit.
  • + 0
 FFS how many crank bolts does that thing have?
  • + 0
 About Hope's; Lansky would be proud
  • + 0
 Aston Martin à 200 000$, bike à 10 000, $ trail à 1$.
  • + 0
 that was totally like an ASMR vid...
  • + 0
 What torque wrench is that?
  • + 0
 I think this is the one you are wondering about: www.effettomariposa.eu/en/products/giustaforza-ii-2-16-pro
  • + 0
 I do Hope they give me a job one day 3
  • + 0
 I need that Hope easy bleed kit!!!
  • + 1
 ARE WE ON brazzers.com ?
  • + 0
 That was better than guided meditation.
  • + 0
 Why do you never show the mechanical secret tricks?
  • + 0
 Beauuuutiful forks on the Marin. I have the same levers too.
  • + 0
 now invisiframe that s**t quick
  • + 0
 I usually do that first haha
  • + 0
 needs put more grease on that spindle
  • + 0
 Did anyone else find this video relaxing?
  • + 0
 a pleasure to watch Smile . Thanks for sharing!
  • + 0
 K E S T R E L ! ? ! ? ! ?
  • + 1
 Yeah. Can somebidy elaborate on this?
  • + 0
 @xice: Keswick
  • + 1
 @xice: I saw Kestrel and my 1990s inner child got all excited.
  • + 0
 wonder why no floating rotors?
  • + 0
 That top video is damn near therapeutic!
  • + 0
 Can we take a moment to appreciate real brakes?
  • + 0
 #porn
  • - 1
 no satisfying pop from the tubeless tire set up? disappointed...
  • + 2
 he runs tubes
  • - 1
 @jzPV: Sounds reasonable. Some like Adam will probably leave a white sealant trail behind him.
  • - 2
 TImeout yall, dude put his hands all over the rotor.

Moment of silence for the once noise free brakes Frown .
  • - 1
 Nice Vitus Dominer
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