GMBN Vs GCN | From Here To There: MTB Vs Road Bike Challenge

GMBN Vs GCN | From Here To There: MTB Vs Road Bike Challenge

A question older than time itself, which is faster? A road bike on the road, or a mountain bike off road? To find out we went to Snowdonia National Park with the new Garmin Edge 530 and Edge 830. Will the more direct off road route be faster than the longer but smoother road route? Watch now to find out!

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The objective; find some welshcakes before racing to a picturesque picnic spot underneath a waterfall. The riders; our very own Neil Donoghue, and the contender, Hank from GCN. The routes (planned with Komoot); Neil will be taking on a 16 mile off road point to point, stopping off to get welsh cakes on his way to the waterfall; Hank will have 34 miles to cover, picking up the welsh cakes before doubling back on himself to get to the finish. The new Garmins feature MTB Dynamics, technology that measures your airtime, the difficulty of your ride, and rider skill (known as Grit and Flow). Rider to rider messaging will help Hank and Neil let each other know when they’ve secured their Welsh cakes. The live track feature will let them know if they need to get a move on!

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  1. end on July 9, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    MTB is going to slow

  2. おはよウナギ on July 9, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    But I like MTB

  3. Gerald Powell on July 9, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    I would love to see a bike company make a bike that is everything’The bike i ride is a mtb converted to monster cross/gravel specs."no suspension".

  4. Global Mountain Bike Network on July 9, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Is a a road bike really that much faster? Do you think Neil just got unlucky with the boggy sections? Let us know

  5. MontyPythonChap on July 9, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Do a city commute? Road bike an the streets and a mountain bike shredding stairs and stuff? Would be dope!!

  6. SubVersa on July 9, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    My arse, it’s true trails aren’t maintained or even built as well, but just the fact that you’re not breathing car exhaust fumes makes it worth it ten times more, I’d go on a trail even if it were 3x longer and with 5000% more rolling resistance just to avoid the cancer that is fucking traffic. (I’m also almost sure that calories counter is many wrong)

  7. Neven Royer on July 9, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Mountain bikes r better and is fun to do

  8. Maximilian Mus on July 9, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    How big are the mtb wheels

  9. Lester Wagner on July 9, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    who dislikes this video!!!?? :/

  10. Jean Smith on July 9, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    hi guys im a big fan

  11. Emily Liao on July 9, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    will smart tail light fits these?

  12. Henry Nicklin on July 9, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Wow a cyclist that stopped at a red light


  13. Youtube Is Awesome on July 9, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    MTB = Versatility, less potential speed
    Road Bike = Much better speed, limited to even roads

  14. ピンガチャ on July 9, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    road bike!!!!!!!!!hooooo!!!

  15. Marky PlayzYT on July 9, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    im well Believed the man in the MTB is strong lng geez. I mean like when climbing mountains riding with your bike is hard but that dude talking while climbing😂

  16. XLP Gamer on July 9, 2019 at 11:31 pm


  17. the cube on July 9, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    GG the people who are filming the bikers

  18. Random Videos / RV on July 9, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Everyone is just defending the mtb for losing xD

  19. Bindhu Thomas on July 9, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    I like MTB

  20. Thomas Edwards 11 on July 9, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    That’s no welsh cake

  21. WarlockDJ on July 9, 2019 at 11:37 pm


  22. Raz Cohen on July 9, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    I am 100% certain that if there was a route with less climbing involved then Neil would have smoked with his amazing shredding skills

  23. Michał Bylica on July 9, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    The main advantage of MTB is that you can be acceptable fast on the road and very effective in the rough terrain. On the road bike you would be much faster on the road and that’s all 😉

  24. Dipankar Reang on July 9, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    This depends upon your energy

  25. drmubashir724 on July 9, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Challenge should have been to take MTB on Road and Road Bike to Mountain, and see who is faster, this would have been more fun to watch🤔

  26. Sky Bound on July 9, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Who wants to look like a skinny wheeled looser anyway? Mtb is a proper mans bike unlike the tooth floss on wheels.

  27. Die Grooße soose on July 9, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Poor camera man

  28. peace rider on July 9, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Road biker took short cut so mountain biker won

  29. Hanif Ibrahim on July 9, 2019 at 11:46 pm


  30. GEN.Z on July 9, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    mtb is as fast as walkong while being more difficult, thanks, never going to mtb, descent aren’t worth it

  31. Morley Knight on July 9, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    I hate GCN. I hate GMBN. Both are sucking hours of my time away. You lads are like digital crack! Must…put…down…phone… oh look! How to adjust my seat! ‘Click!’ 😂

  32. Jung Liam on July 9, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Garmin AD

  33. Ryan Taylor on July 9, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    i am a road biker and i think that a road bike would of lose because moutain bikers can take short cuts

  34. Mark Winchester on July 9, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    There ain’t now way on a cold day in hell you’ EVER freakin’ catch me wearing skin tight black tights! I don’t think you’d even see something that ___ in a pride parade.

  35. Jay Cee Productions on July 9, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    3:56 what the hell did he say!?

  36. Pee Jee on July 9, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Ik that Road Bike was gonna Win, Becuz im a Road Biker, Haha Got eeem, xD HAhaha ahhh I need friends xD <3

  37. Bartosz Prus on July 9, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    What rockshox he have?

  38. OhHi Oh on July 9, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    5min in, and someone stole your bike while grabbing cake because a lock is too heavy

  39. Mark Winchester on July 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The most imporant factor here is there is not meter or gauge which measures the force required per rpm of the crank. Not once did the road biker have to get off his steed and push it, unlike the mtb’er. Not a fair race by any stretch of the imagination. Not to mention the purely awesome vistas the mtb’er got to enjoy, much less almost being hit by 2,500lb steel boxes aka cars.

  40. Ben Evans on July 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Was that pistyll rhaeadr

  41. sahil boora on July 10, 2019 at 12:03 am

    Who elder than 16 hit like if less comment

  42. Your NeeGer on July 10, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Try mtb on the road and road bike off road next

  43. BLAKK SHEEP on July 10, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Neil wins. He had way more fun.

  44. Евгений Деркач on July 10, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Оператор надеюсь не бежит?😂😂

  45. Killing Time on July 10, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Road bikes are extremely breakable and straight up painful for me to ride, so even if it weren’t for the leg shaving and skintight clothes, even if mountain bikes entailed the same and could only go on the streets, I would still live mountain bikes, beach cruisers, lowriders, BMX, trikes, and literally anything else on the road more than a road bike.

  46. Mikel Josh Soriano on July 10, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Give me bike plss😭

  47. Leorich Prado on July 10, 2019 at 12:07 am

    The fastest is the camera man

  48. Jackywacky JJ on July 10, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Gooo race bike (road bike)

  49. Hentai koibito on July 10, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Who else still loves mtb more than road after watching this

  50. jackdoodydoo YT on July 10, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Omg Love you guys!