De-Restricted E Bike Vs Road Bike | Which Is Faster?

De-Restricted E Bike Vs Road Bike | Which Is Faster?

One race track, three challenges. Which is faster: GCN’s powerhouse on a weird bike with funny handlebars? Or our very own Chris Smith; on a derestricted, slick tyred, racing machine? We headed to Castle Combe to pit E-MTB against road bike and find out ⚡️

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Chris and Chris take on a 500m sprint, 1km time trial, and 2 lap race of the 3km to course to see if manpower can beat machine.

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Readers Comments (50)

  1. Electric mountain biking is a real thing?

  2. "Unlimited ebike limited to 50kmh" 🤦‍♂️🤷‍♂️

  3. Add a little inclination and then you will really see the difference.

  4. K but how do u derestrict it

  5. Yeah because it’s a mid drive not a hub

  6. 6:20 this man accelerates faster than my car

  7. Impressive, 40 plus mph 180 plus bpm on the flat for 8 minutes. If I remember, he even had a decent head wind…That Dogma is the bike to have for that…

  8. I had you up until my electric advantage stopped and it was just up to me ! 😂😂😂😂 Opie !! Monster 👍👍

  9. Love my E- bike as well as my mountain and road bike. Different bikes for different days when I’m feeling different. Road bike when I fancy a long hard slog up the big hills near me. Mountain bike mainly for XC when I’m feeling full of beans- 25-45 miles. E-Bike when I either want to put on eco and do 50 miles, or put on a higher setting and blast 35 miles in an hour and a half and have some fun- and you still get a real sweat on at those speeds.

  10. stealth 80kph ebike vs road bike? 🙂

  11. Mark Vincent Cocjin November 25, 2020 @ 7:15 pm

    Now swap riders and do the whole thing again.

  12. Smoked

  13. Please disable mid stream ads. They’re very annoying

  14. Aval Sirithanawat November 25, 2020 @ 7:18 pm

    Next video: E-bike vs Tesla around race track

  15. EveryDaysAHoliday November 25, 2020 @ 7:21 pm

    Should of used a Surron Light bee

  16. Pretty sure when you reach the speed limit of the bike you motor brake limited to the speed limit

  17. What do you learn from this video? If you want to get really fit you don’t buy an e-bike, but a racing bike. I’m 70 and I’m glad I don’t need any motor assistance yet. If I want to drive really fast, I take my Porsche.

  18. Reinhold Everest November 25, 2020 @ 7:24 pm

    So in the future, the TDF will be held on e- bikes then screw it just play the video game version.

  19. Seriously choose a faster e-bike. Anything with a Bafang Ultra motor would be a different story for sure.

  20. 250watt 🤣😆😂

  21. And you guys are still alive!

  22. Derestricted 250w? 🤣

  23. In the sprint race it works just like a drag race with electric cars and gas power cars. In this case the f12 is the gas powered and yes the electric being electric. Off the line yes cause they have more torque at 0 rpm but as speed builds … F12 will kill

  24. The question is who and why introduced 25 kph restriction?

  25. Should have been a new Canyon E-gravel bike !!! V Road bike !

  26. This test is very revealing. The derestricted e-bike should have won with its extra 250 watts. The added power should actually ‘over compensate’ for its bigger rider, higher mass and greater drag, but it failed. My view is that mid drive e-bikes are best for climbing steep hills, where the peak motor torque output, mostly available at lower motor rpm, is used to best effect in the lower gears, with say anything between 1:1 gearing, (36T driving 36T) to say, 2:3 gearing (24T driving 36T). For ultimate top speed I would choose a rear hub driven e-bike, where all the motor’s torque is used to drive the rear wheel directly and so is available across the whole speed range, regardless of gearing.

  27. Roadie: get out my my way weak

    MTB: okay beat me in my natural habitat (mountain)

  28. Stephen Eurosailor November 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

    I enjoyed that.

  29. Same again but lockout forks on mtb and swap e-bike rider. Can the bike not be derestricted above 50k?

  30. How about a custom ebike? I’ve got a 3000w hub motor 😋

  31. Problem with this kind of test is that there’s a point where an ebike, much so when de-restricted, is more of a motorcyle than of a regular bike. There’s a tipping point where there’s no fairness pitting just a pair of human legs versus a badass electric engine.

  32. you should do it against a Pinarello Nytro or a Focus Paralane2 as well, hehe

  33. Try this with a better e bike with like 1000 or 2000 watts

  34. Bullshittest video comparing a dumb dub low powered ebike with a racing road bike.

  35. drumandbassob0007 November 25, 2020 @ 7:37 pm

    one which is best ur none velomobile would wipe the floor with both

  36. however way you look at it, Chris won 🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂

  37. So the EMB just needs an extra gear to wipe the floor with the treadlie

  38. Pinarellos are not “ultra lightweight”. They are however, gorgeous 😍

  39. A fair comparison would be the same rider riding a regular road bike vs de-restricted E- road bike. 😉

  40. But why only a 250watt motor? If you go the de-districted go for at least 500watt

  41. Ffs stop looking down with that aero helmet…

  42. Seeing the road bike take off like a rocket in the first challenge is so cool

  43. Shoulda put Opie on the ebike!!

  44. e-bike v ducati !

  45. where the hell is ecn? (electric cycling network)

  46. That aero helmet does not go with that E-bike…

  47. Skip leg day ebike

  48. Would of been better to swap bikes & do it again

  49. E bikes are useless in my opinion, what’s the fun in cycling and showing off your speed when your just sitting on a motor

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