Cheap Bike Vs. Super Bike | What's The Difference?

22 oct. 2017
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How much difference is there between a Canyon superbike with the latest Shimano Dura Ace R9170 Hydraulic groupset, and a bike bought from Ebay for £90?
Matt and Si compete in four challenges: climbing, descending, braking, and time trialling, to see how big the difference is between the two bikes.
Although the differences are pretty big between the two bikes, its not to say that you can't have a great time on a cheaper bike.
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  • Is there someone who can donate a bike for me even it is a cheap bike? 😞 thanks

    Alain AguasAlain AguasIl y a 3 heures
  • Expensive road bike beautiful bike

    Garry Boy Funny BoyGarry Boy Funny BoyIl y a 2 jours
    • Very!

      Global Cycling NetworkGlobal Cycling NetworkIl y a 2 jours
  • Now compare the super bike to a good 2K carbon road bike and do the same test. I bet you won't see much of a difference.

    DemarkiDemarkiIl y a 3 jours
  • Pay 20x more and get 10% increase in performance and 100% increase in breaks,.. Doesn't seem like a great deal. But it would be interesting to have a bike in between for 500 or 600

    Kanter666Kanter666Il y a 4 jours
  • Should read Oxygen advantages !

    Jesse JamesJesse JamesIl y a 4 jours
  • 8:39 you can really see how much time, love and effort he put in the good calibration of the calipers. Any Shimano dual-pivot brakes with good KoolStop Pads will give you plenty of stopping power for a fraction of the costs.

    r0mpastompar0mpastompaIl y a 4 jours
  • All these tests are comparing 100 quid against 10k, then maybe looking at 1000 as a 'compromise'. Completely ignoring the idea of spending another 100 on servicing the ebay bike (ie. new brake pads and chain, gear service and sanding the rims), or finding the 100-300 range (where you can easily find a stiffer 2x10 at around 9kg). Also, of course braking is going to be bad with ancient, dried out, cheap, crazed brake pads and dry tyres, put a new set of mavics and some 30 pound front brake pads on it and sand the rims with 600 grit.

    SchroedingersHatSchroedingersHatIl y a 4 jours
  • Next time do hybrid vs road bike

    Colin FoordColin FoordIl y a 5 jours
  • Never mind the bikes, New Road is an 'interesting' climb up past the Mendip Gliding Club. How does a northerner like me know it? My cousin lives near there and I'm a regular visitor to Somerset. I just love riding around the Mendips. And, yes, ramps of 20%+ is correct.

    John HJohn HIl y a 6 jours
  • Waht is the super bikes Price and cheep bikes price please tell me i am in choosing problem

  • Are you crazy !?? You ride on the wrong side of the road !!!😉

    Pierre CourtoisPierre CourtoisIl y a 8 jours
  • あんまり変わらなかったってことかな?笑

    champ champchamp champIl y a 8 jours
  • "It's only an 8 speed" My god, how did Merckx, Moser, and De Vlaemenick ever survive with just five-speed cassettes? SMH. Count your blessings guys. You never had to race in the 70s Still - it was a fun comparison. Thanks.

    Bert TBert TIl y a 10 jours
  • Love the video , the audio is terrible , makes you guys sound like mumblers , ........

    Joshman VegasmanJoshman VegasmanIl y a 10 jours
  • Is it always wet there?

    Mini SurfMini SurfIl y a 11 jours
  • It's a total dumb move to not compare cheap disk brakes to expensive disk brakes.

    Aris TotelesAris TotelesIl y a 11 jours
  • Damn...Simon was only 5 sec slower on the cheap bike when compared to Matt on the super bike.

    Joe PJoe PIl y a 11 jours
  • me can bike cheap one for 2hrs sharp

    Justin Dylan donieJustin Dylan donieIl y a 11 jours
  • the cheap brakes were very slopily setup. looks like 1/2" gap between it and wheels. thsose aren't properly setup. swap out he pads to high quality pads properly setup and i bet it gets withint 25% stop distance.

    rhk0327rhk0327Il y a 12 jours
  • So How much was the super bike?

    Hugo DaniloHugo DaniloIl y a 13 jours
  • You can build a bike with the latest Reynolds 831 tubes and affordable accessories from the second hand market and still be under 9 kilos with lots of fun! I built such a bike and love it!

    Thomas AckermannThomas AckermannIl y a 13 jours
  • it defends to your knee

    ver flrsver flrsIl y a 15 jours
  • Does that look cheap bike to you? Gimme that please

    Jefferson PugoyJefferson PugoyIl y a 15 jours
  • Disk brakes suck ass ! They seize ! Look at the last few tours and everyone is falling or going wide !

    waldo4133waldo4133Il y a 16 jours
  • Raleigh: 90 quid --- Canyon: ???

    Jens Peter SimonsenJens Peter SimonsenIl y a 18 jours
  • I don't think I like those hydraulic brakes. I could see myself getting thrown off the bike.

    adessa Chuiadessa ChuiIl y a 19 jours
  • I don't pedal at all.... My Doberman pulls me with my bicycle, I just hold the lease and give instructions... 😎 Every morning 🙏

    Gopal GopuGopal GopuIl y a 20 jours
  • Search internet for a bollywood movie " Jo jeeta wohi sikander " actor Amir Khan... Old movie but you will like it..

    Gopal GopuGopal GopuIl y a 20 jours
  • The comparison between the two is just preposterous.

    Sumit GeraSumit GeraIl y a 22 jours
  • can't determine the cheap bike 😂

    Karl TagalaKarl TagalaIl y a 22 jours
  • The Raleigh it must be said looked really cool...brought back a flood of good memories from my early teens in the 80s.

    SparroSparroIl y a 23 jours
  • Hi was the wheel wet during that bike brake test, with the cheap bike.?

    Chad EllettChad EllettIl y a 23 jours
  • I love the cheap bike cuz can't afford the expensive one

    Yussuf ShorbilaYussuf ShorbilaIl y a 23 jours
  • Me and my trash-heap rescue bike watching this like "👋😒"

    Dan McLeanDan McLeanIl y a 24 jours
  • 安いバイクはほとんどメリダやジャイアントの自転車にシールだけ張り替えてるだけじゃね?それで2,3万円高くなるんならメリダやジャイアントでいいんじゃね?

    mal kotoisumal kotoisuIl y a 25 jours
  • They should have used a new cheap bike, the Raleigh was not a cheap bike when new.

    Pedro FernandezPedro FernandezIl y a 25 jours
  • Rather heavy 11.5kg??? That's like 50% less than my bike.

    Arthur Goetzke-CoburnArthur Goetzke-CoburnIl y a 25 jours
  • That Raligh isn't a cheap bike overseas either! Compare something like Totem or a Decathalon bike.

    Kay CKay CIl y a 26 jours
  • Expensive bike makers hate above vid.

    Badger41Badger41Il y a 26 jours
  • Congrats on 10 Million views! Nice video with some good information

    JMathinteractiveJMathinteractiveIl y a 27 jours
  • Bla. Bla ...bla

    Raul SanchezRaul SanchezIl y a 27 jours
    • thanks for your summary

      HobbybaschtlerHobbybaschtlerIl y a 22 jours
  • My man is PACKING

    You're clapped 123You're clapped 123Il y a 27 jours
  • So I have one of those hybrid bikes that I picked up second hand for £90, I wear trackies and a T shirt and wear a backpack with a water bladder, waterproofs, tools etc in it when I go for a ride. One time when going over the Pennines someone with a fancy bike, all the clothing etc overtook me and make a passing comment about how my backpack and bike will make this climb 100X harder. Well about 10 minutes later I spot him on the side of the road, resting and overtake him rather slowly on my squeaky inferior bike, we wish each other luck but deep down I felt really smug (the guy was older bless him). :D

    ismaeel747ismaeel747Il y a 27 jours
  • Keep riding

    VloggeronwheelsVloggeronwheelsIl y a 28 jours
  • why is he always so proud of clipping in first time? It's like a kid showing off for their mum lol

    STS1804STS1804Il y a mois
  • おいおいおい日本語字幕ついてるやん!!!GCNJAPANがいらない子に!

    papillon407papillon407Il y a mois
  • pretty irrelevant, unless you're in a top of the line racing team, go Raleigh!

    Andres ChapmanAndres ChapmanIl y a mois
  • Can’t compare the brakes as some top end bikes still use rim brakes which can’t match discs

    Harry SnowdonHarry SnowdonIl y a mois
  • I've done some brake testing on my XC bike, and it stops from 45km/h in under 3m

    Luka SmovnikLuka SmovnikIl y a mois
  • 😁

    Chi ChenChi ChenIl y a mois
  • LOL at these guys' costumes. Are they on their way to a Halloween party? What are they dressed up as, anyway? Ballet dancers with a GCN endorsement contract?

    MaximRecoilMaximRecoilIl y a mois
  • PLEASE....PLEASE.....PLEASE.....blur yourselves from the waist down. NOBODY.....REPEAT.....NOBODY WANTS TO SEE THAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND TAKE THE FREAKIN’ MARBLES OUT OF YOUR MOUTHS SO WE CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS YOU’RE trying TO SAY !! Other than that it was pretty good.

    Frankie HoosierFrankie HoosierIl y a mois
  • The only difference is the rider that's it 😅 even if you have the best bike in the world but you don't know how to use it well useless 😂

    Julius CarlosJulius CarlosIl y a mois
  • Me with my bike i got from an alley: 👀 (its a good bike tho)

    red cherryred cherryIl y a mois
  • I ride a 21 lb. aluminum bike with Sora 8-speed. Somehow Im still able to smoke alot of younger guys on way more expensive carbon bikes ....

    John DeFJohn DeFIl y a mois
  • raleigh bikes are really great

    Samarth katihaSamarth katihaIl y a mois
  • 你部cheap车都勝过我部好车百倍啦

    GooDayGooDayIl y a mois

    fucking shitfucking shitIl y a mois
  • The cheap bike is 2,5 kg heavier than my XC bike

    Luka SmovnikLuka SmovnikIl y a mois
  • Both of them fooling people

    Truth Only TruthTruth Only TruthIl y a mois
  • Their bulges weirdly match

    Mr. TrentMr. TrentIl y a mois
  • the cheap bike in mexico is expensive and the good bike it's for rich lol

    Pablo JetMetalPablo JetMetalIl y a mois
  • When it come to safety nothing beat disc brakes. Friction brakes don't work when they're wet and if you ever got caught out in a rain storm, stopping is frightening. So if you can afford one up grade on a bike get disc brakes they will stop you quicker and more safely in all weather and payment conditions.

    t flappt flappIl y a mois
  • Good to know the pro's are just as pleased and surprised as me when the clete is "in first time."

    Matthew FountainMatthew FountainIl y a mois
  • lol cheap I ride a 1986 roadbike, that i bought 2015, for 150$ Still love it

    SGTBen88 HUNSGTBen88 HUNIl y a mois
  • The thing with making a comparison is you have to be clear on what you're testing for, and make that your only variable. If you want to know if a more expensive bike performs better than a cheap bike, then you need to keep as many of the other variables the same to make it a fair test. Things you must keep the same are condition, age and type. You also preferably want to keep the brand and model the same to give a truly fair comparison on if more expensive components perform better. That'll show you if you truly do get what you pay for. Ya can't pull a rusty bike from a skip and say the bike you spent 3 grand on from Canyon is better because it cost more, likewise spending 1k on a bmx and saying it's slower on a track, and therefor worse, than your 90 quid race bike. Liked the video in general and although you probably would see the same results from stock bikes, that stood out to me the whole time and voids the test completely.. It would be nice to see a comparison between a £500 and a £2000 bike.

    Alex BondAlex BondIl y a mois
  • How about comparing bicycle helmets to see which looks the most like a bellend?

    Hamstering AroundHamstering AroundIl y a mois
  • Can you please review the pearson carbon pro bike Mine has got chorus 11 speed Or any other pearson bike And really really really please review the cannondale caad 10 105

    Dutch PowerDutch PowerIl y a mois
  • Buy yourself a cannondale caad 10 and you will find out hahaha

    Dutch PowerDutch PowerIl y a mois
  • why I'm watching this, I don't even ride or have a bike lol.

    CharlesCharlesIl y a mois
  • У меня одного глядя на них, заболели колени?))))

    Алексей УринАлексей УринIl y a mois
  • For someone like me who doesn't cycle...can you really feel that clear of a difference on the wind drag of a wheel?

    mrhoffamemrhoffameIl y a mois
  • Does both bikes have the same frame size?

    epexus Guitarepexus GuitarIl y a mois
  • How do we know its not a placebo effect? Now they gotta ride a bike that looks regular but is actually a super bike under the paint.

    Djabooty LebowskiDjabooty LebowskiIl y a mois
  • I've found that even a "cheap" bike that is properly set up can give excellent service. And if the super bike is 15% or so better than the cheap bike, does it cost 15% more?

    Red Scorpion 6Red Scorpion 6Il y a mois
  • So what the fuck do they have shoved down their pants...

    Swd AmpsSwd AmpsIl y a mois
  • bollocks

    RRIl y a mois
  • compairing DiskBreaks with RimBreaks XD

    PrometheusPrometheusIl y a mois
  • Hey. I live in Hong Kong and really want to get to road biking. but the problem is, some bikes are good prices, and some you need a lot of money. plus, I already have a one bar bike. My dad doesn't want to buy a new bike just for me. so what should DO?

    Malachi Yut Suen WongMalachi Yut Suen WongIl y a mois
  • It is not wonder me, that this skinny man have no power to run up this hill. Greetings from Germany.

    Sascha FunkSascha FunkIl y a mois
  • 見てみたら土井ちゃんじゃなかった笑笑

    ガチで怖いおじガチで怖いおじIl y a mois
  • Lolol if you do drugs like The tour de France in a ship bike you will winn any way

    Michasandro JorandMichasandro JorandIl y a mois
  • I’m an old guy approaching 90 years. I took my bike out of storage after over 30 years, washed it off and had it gone over by a repair guy to be sure it is safe and that everything works. All I’m interested in is getting on the bike, not falling off nor running into somebody. I’m not interested in cutting off a second or two going to the store. My fake knee is improving as a result of my bike riding. But I have to admit I enjoy watching the Tour De France etc.

    Dick HarroldDick HarroldIl y a mois
  • i bought a fixie with track bar for $84.37 in 3 months ago, not even 2nd hand one hi-ten steel frame with horizontal top tube i love it

    HDMIHDMIIl y a mois
  • Im doing this in real life some swine I have other words for the person who stole my focus Cayo carbon (not the best but a good bike) so due to health I can no longer work but still ride I've had to buy a Carrera a budget bike I've had it six to eight weeks I'm actually quite impressed with it it has bottom end gears also to my surprise they don't miss a beat it also has disks I can't say the same for those

    LammersLammersIl y a mois
  • Mountain Bikes and Hyper E Bikes is the best bikes for me until I save for a Motorcycle

    T-MUSTAFA 33T-MUSTAFA 33Il y a mois
  • I don't know the prices of bikes, but what wood be the dollars per second difference be? Few hundred?

    Gary MartinGary MartinIl y a mois
  • It's probably be said already on here -- possibly by me :-) -- but these tests are farkin stupid because the wheels make the biggest difference, except if the old bike is much heavier, and they're going up hill. It's a bike test, not a wheel test. Swap the wheels around, THEN see what happens, or at least put the same wheels on both bikes for one test.

    Knut The GreatKnut The GreatIl y a mois
  • Would be great to see a comparison between attack style accelerations on those bikes.

    Eddy PEddy PIl y a mois
  • Electronic shifting? awesome lol, blue tooth kick stand?

    Lamont Cowan-TellisLamont Cowan-TellisIl y a mois
  • Bike is bike it depends on how strong you peddle

    Edwin TulauanEdwin TulauanIl y a mois
  • The cheap but good ride quality bike brands (opinion) 1. Sunpeed (its like a specialized ripoff) 2.Atomic

    KurtableKurtableIl y a mois
  • Me watching this while owning the same Raleigh: 👁👄👁

    Mufaddal AlazherMufaddal AlazherIl y a mois
  • P

    Never say that GreenNever say that GreenIl y a mois
  • My bike with broken brakes probably needs an entire airport to stop

    Devis AdemiDevis AdemiIl y a mois
  • I found this video very interesting. What I would say, though, as a casual rider trying to stay in shape, a bike that makes things a little harder is exactly what would make sense to me - not unlike wearing heavier equipment during a practice.

    John FarrellJohn FarrellIl y a mois
  • How the fuck is that Raleigh a cheap bike hahahahaha

    ahmed alalouahmed alalouIl y a mois
  • My mans just respawned in Halo 3 at 2:30

    Captured By ConnerCaptured By ConnerIl y a mois
  • Next time cheap bike with truck drag...🔥🔥🔥

    Bike & MountainsBike & MountainsIl y a mois
  • How about super cheap bike vs super bike? Do it! Do it now!

    Hannes OlssonHannes OlssonIl y a mois