Cheap Bike Pro Rider VS Super Bike Amateur Rider!
Cheap Bike Pro Rider VS Super Bike Amateur Rider!
The modern hardcore hardtail is an incredibly capable steed, but can it really be as fast as a full suspension super bike? To find out, we pitted Nukeproof pro enduro racer Elliott Heap against amateur rider and GMBN crew member Ed Fletcher for a classic downhill race on Dyfi Bike Park’s Race Track. As the age-old question goes, is it the bike or the rider? Prepare for huge jumps, a crash and some gnarly steep tech!
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Nice bike i love the battels
Top end mtb? And you use a nukeproof mega? (Snapper) 😂😂
As soon as the ‘cheap’ bike got described I stopped watching. What world are you living in where that is ‘cheap’. It has a Rockshox pike on it and is a Nukeproof scout.
The stuff on my bike basically costs half as much…
Obviously there is a reason for the Nukeproof scout, but come on, lets be real… This is not a ‘cheap’ build.
Ed killed it! Very impressive!
Happy new year everyone! Great vid to bring in the new year!
Would have been great to have both riders’ times on both bikes, to see how everything compare at a pro and an amateur level.
Michelin for the win!!!… hum… in french it sounds like shit actually… then keep on pronouncing Michelin the wrong way you bloody Brits 🙂
I have a ht and an enduro fs. I am surprised at how many times I get better times on the ht. You really have to pick your bike for the terrain. There are places in which one bike just struggles as opposed to the other.
And now climbing on a xc bikes
Budget build 😂 hardly guys – love the content as always but cheap bike title is a bit of a stretch.
Just what a decent, down to earth rapid, nice bloke Elliot is. More of him on the channel please!
Happy New Year Everyone!!!
Not sure a Scout counts are a "cheapbike".
Pro on 26”, and amateur on 29”
Your version of a CHEAP bike differs from mine….That aint a cheap bike…!!
If the nukeproof scout is considered a budget bike then that’s a little worrying for the sport. Having an entry level bike at the cost of over 2000$ is insane.
Elliot’s always quality!👍🏻 his bike park tour with Warner is hilarious!😂
I think Sam pilgrim has put this one to the test 🤷♂️
Great content as always. I almost feel bad that I get to watch this for free!!
That’s not a budget bike, what a wasted opportunity. Whole thing just felt like an advert for Nukeproof.
Ed is amazing though. I would not consider him as amateur. He’s got fundamental skills of being a rider.
The good video would be if you put pro and moderate amateur on few types of bikes (budget HT, Enduro HT and Enduro FS) and then compare all times, that way you can see how fast is Pro on all types of bikes, and compare that to moderate amateur
Does having a heavy bike with cheaper wheels and drivetrain really make that much difference on a DH? Obviously fork quality and the fact that it’s a hard tail matter, but most of the "budget" stuff was kind of a moot point.
Let’s see a budget vs baller XC race.
they have the same haircut….
“It’s not the plane, it’s the pilot.”
good fun, good sports! great vid!
Def No. Not even Eds time.ahahaha 🙂 Elliot sounds like a nice dude and humble. Keep it up guys.
Or what about a bling HT vs a budget full sus?
"budget bike" … I think we might have different definitions.
Love how the „budget“ isn’t budget. BUT. I understand the comparison here
Pro rider? Brayton could not have been available surely .. Or as cheap, as Heap! 🤔 Top Lad Elliott – thanks for the tip about Glenbenna 👌
Brilliant, get Elliot on more often, love his sense of humour and he’s an amazing rider. Respect to Ed too.
"Budget" bike, very interesting, but yes as it was seen, skills do a lot.
All rider. I have a great bike but being a bit older, fear of crashing is what holds me back
Proper fun!! Fair play mates. Cheers and happy new year.
A video where you can see the blue sky and its not pouring?! Amazing
Big fan sir ..
Can u help me get the MTB downhill full helmet sir plz ..
Rider skill will always win yeah the best bike will help but knowing how far to push that bike is the difference
So clearly the hardtail can be fast. The real test is if it can stay fast over a full day. After two or three stages Elliott would be shattered.
That is not a cheap bike, neither a beginner rider
Being 46 seconds behind a pro is very solid. Building technique and having access to trainer and all the nutrition the kid could close the 46 seconds.
Ha, I’ll gladly take that “budget” bike all day on one of my local trails that has a ton of climbs
Hahaha great vid
I understand that we all want to see the pro riders smashing it down double black runs on some piece of junk, however he also has to make sure he’s riding a bike that will withstand his riding ability and get him down the trail safely. A £300 halfords bike is probably not going to last long with this guy.
Do you think you could get near either of Elliott’s times?
Even the budget bike is above my budget!
Elliot Heap is such a nice guy and super fast!
That scout was not a budget build. It was more middle of the price build. It had a Pike on it which is a top level fork.