Riding Road Bike Handlebars On An Enduro Bike! Can It Shred?

Riding Road Bike Handlebars On An Enduro Bike! Can It Shred?

Our friends over at GCN built a crazy looking drop-bar MTB for a recent April fools video, but it got us thinking – Can you really shred a drop-bar bike or will it be a total fail? Gravel bikes are just mountain bikes with drop bars, right? There’s only one way to find out! ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿฟ

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50 Comments

  1. Kevin Smith on October 4, 2022 at 4:57 am

    No more road bike parts. I agree with the other comments, put Blake on it have him do some flips.



  2. The DarKris on October 4, 2022 at 4:57 am

    When there are drop bars as wide as XC bars itโ€™s kinda fun ๐Ÿ˜



  3. Staffan Jerkeman on October 4, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Can’t be difficult to realise that it needs the shortest possible stem to get steering and center of gravity like a mtb.



  4. Jeffrey Dzialo on October 4, 2022 at 5:01 am

    I imagine your wrists might need a break after this session



  5. spencer burdette on October 4, 2022 at 5:04 am

    Iโ€™m not gonna lie, it looks sick.



  6. Milt Scholl on October 4, 2022 at 5:05 am

    I have a Salsa Cutthroat with drop bars, a mtb drivetrain, and no suspension – and ride it hard on the trails all of the time. Running a 2.5 in front and a 2.4 in back and that is my suspension. It does help to had a wide set of drops that are flared (Salsa Woodchippers), and ride on the drops not the hoods. A bit slower on the downhills but a rocket on the uphills.



  7. Richard Knowles on October 4, 2022 at 5:05 am

    You guys should try the opposite, put a MTB cockpit on a road bike. ๐Ÿ˜Š



  8. MD. Imjamul Hoque Bhuiyan on October 4, 2022 at 5:07 am

    Hey Rich, how are you mate? I have a suggestion, try the Surly Corner Bar on this with MTB Parts still on it. I have asked many time in the "AskGMBN" but no reply but finally you can do it on this bike.



  9. Ross Stewart on October 4, 2022 at 5:08 am

    What a monstrousity ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Far play Rich for sending it on the trails ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿค˜



  10. jackal monkey on October 4, 2022 at 5:09 am

    I have wide drop bars on my hard tail titanium xc bike. I have a 120mm front fork and love it.

    I tackle a lot of rough trails on it too and it works great. I get odd looks some time but makes it crazy fun to ride



  11. Sixbillion1 on October 4, 2022 at 5:09 am

    This is the next step in the world of โ€œhow much stupid crap can we sell folksโ€ haha



  12. Ushull on October 4, 2022 at 5:10 am

    i have a giant anthem xc 29 with a dropbar and a 2×11 group, i enjoy every time i see it and when people see it and his faces goes to -> Oo xDD



  13. Brian Chibbaro on October 4, 2022 at 5:10 am

    : )



  14. Chuck Rodgers on October 4, 2022 at 5:11 am

    I would like to see you try some 520 mm gravel bike bars, they would give you a wider base and shorter reach and drop.



  15. Neel Sahay on October 4, 2022 at 5:13 am

    Flat bars are the best for tech MTB descents.
    Drop bars are the best for tech roadie descents.
    And aero bars are the best for looking like a dickhead at 40 miles an hour, lol.



  16. Ivan Ramic on October 4, 2022 at 5:14 am

    I can see the influence of Sam Pilgrim here xD



  17. Rod Lewis on October 4, 2022 at 5:15 am

    sick gravel bike bro ๐Ÿ˜



  18. Rockeizta Cycling on October 4, 2022 at 5:15 am

    I have my own monster gravel build, more likely an XC setup with dropbars.

    I love the terrifyingly fun experience!



  19. kentoytambok on October 4, 2022 at 5:15 am

    John Tomac with drop-bars back in the day



  20. Westbrook Wellness Holistic Health on October 4, 2022 at 5:18 am

    And the "Gravel" bike was born… But if on those "gravel" tracks you meet a drop, rocks, roots, or all these on a decent the bike is out of its scope. Enter the XC bike.



  21. Jon Poon on October 4, 2022 at 5:20 am

    Should use some super wide flare bars



  22. BoBo The rice farmer on October 4, 2022 at 5:21 am

    O



  23. Kevin Tessner on October 4, 2022 at 5:24 am

    No one has ever put more road bike parts on a mountain bike than Martyn Ashton. (And he rocked that thing!)



  24. Andy Voight on October 4, 2022 at 5:25 am

    The one time I rode my cyclocross bike at the bike park, I found it easier to control riding the hoods as opposed to the drops. That looked sketchy AF riding the drops!!



  25. Simon Karosser on October 4, 2022 at 5:26 am

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ three days ago I put a Roadbike handlebar on my Bulls Hardtail. Itโ€™s so much fun ๐Ÿ‘
    Two idiots, same idea ๐Ÿ’ช



  26. Hannessomething on October 4, 2022 at 5:28 am

    honestly as someone who rides MTB and casual road, I could see myself having a lotta fun on something like that lol



  27. Alex Paulsen on October 4, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Pre-90’s, CHARLIE CUNNINGHAM, who pioneered drop bars for offroad use on his own bikes sometime in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.



  28. Grandpa Shreds on October 4, 2022 at 5:32 am

    Obv not on Enduro bikes, but what about a super light XC ht? That’s basically a low slung gravel bike. The lines actually do blur depending.



  29. Pete Cuban on October 4, 2022 at 5:34 am

    This just proves gravel bikes are a mistake.



  30. Rodney J on October 4, 2022 at 5:37 am

    i think if your on wheels and having fun , who cares what the bike is.



  31. Martin Hagen on October 4, 2022 at 5:39 am

    Gravelbike in the park? yes!



  32. Martin H on October 4, 2022 at 5:40 am

    This is so stupid so it’s cool. To get the weight back a bit you could try put the stem om backwards. Then the hoods and drop should get roughly where the grips would be on a narrow straight bar.



  33. Luke Hooper on October 4, 2022 at 5:40 am

    Fair play to you. Rode that like a boss



  34. Bob Bobsin on October 4, 2022 at 5:42 am

    Drop Bars on a mountain bike.๐Ÿ™„



  35. TheWeardale1 on October 4, 2022 at 5:42 am

    it’s a gravel bike..!



  36. NotMeAtAll on October 4, 2022 at 5:44 am

    YESSS, WHEELS!! TEST TTEH LIMITS OF IIIIIIIIT



  37. Benjamin Roys on October 4, 2022 at 5:44 am

    #GMBN drop bar VS #gcn drop bar



  38. Ben Sieber on October 4, 2022 at 5:45 am

    Fun for a laugh, terrible as a bike. Anywhere the drops are a benefit, the tires and suspension is a liability. Anywhere the tires and sus are a benefit, the drops and levers are a liability. Even my gravel/bikepacking rig has Jones Loop swept back flat bars rather than drops. Drops are just too dicey in the rough.



  39. Manuel Gaertner on October 4, 2022 at 5:47 am

    I am a roadie
    And i have to say i kind of like it



  40. Stan B on October 4, 2022 at 5:47 am

    "Is it possible?"
    With the right attitude? YES.



  41. Alpha Goat on October 4, 2022 at 5:48 am

    I would go OTB on that thing 30s into the ride LOL



  42. KennethLarsson on October 4, 2022 at 5:48 am

    Build a roadbike with fatbike wheels!



  43. Ryan Knipe on October 4, 2022 at 5:51 am

    New definition of a "Dirt Roadie"!!!



  44. Robert Drappo on October 4, 2022 at 5:51 am

    This is my favorite type of content – grown men doing ridiculous things in bicycles. We need more of this!



  45. FunKing on October 4, 2022 at 5:51 am

    That’s how gcn fooled us.



  46. Frenky_mtb on October 4, 2022 at 5:52 am

    This channel is the best ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค˜



  47. Gentleman eDriver on October 4, 2022 at 5:53 am

    Blake should give this a go



  48. Suriya Vlogs on October 4, 2022 at 5:53 am

    Ok i was thinking about this๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ but now I will not do



  49. Jason Fox on October 4, 2022 at 5:54 am

    The ultimate pucker bike.



  50. Kexin on October 4, 2022 at 5:54 am

    Next video: Using a lawn chair for a saddle.