We Bought A “Superbike” From Amazon For £300: How Bad Is It?

We Bought A “Superbike” From Amazon For £300: How Bad Is It?

You don’t have to spend loads of money to get yourself a really good road bike. Loads of brands trickle technology down through their range so even their entry level bikes perform brilliantly; without breaking the bank! However, there are some bikes out there that just seem a bit too good to be true. With this in mind, we spent £300 on an Amazon Superbike to see what it was like!

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  1. John J Riggs Archery on July 19, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    I checked and found out that the lowest priced Trek road bike is over $1,000.00. I’d go for the Amazon bike and upgrade it, still coming out ahead.

  2. steve steele on July 19, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    It’s a cheap bike everything your saying is similar to other cheap bikes. You’ve got a disc brake bike for £300 you couldn’t have done that 5 yrs ago. we cant all afford to spend thousands on a bikes or have freebees through cycling connections.

  3. Jeet on July 19, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Tbh my first “road bike” was more of a “road oriented” bike. Was actually a hybrid bike, my first bike shop bike, and my first fully rigid bike. That little hybrid got me into this sport and I graduated to a proper entry level road bike last year. I still keep the hybrid cause it has sentimental value to me (plus sometimes I just want to cruise around the town), but in all honestly, if the bike works for you, then ride it.

  4. Exe cute on July 19, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    If that bugget here in the Philippinesyou can buy a great bike and components

  5. Jason Schneider on July 19, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    The Eurobike is my first road bike, and it is heavy. However, the weight does not bother me so much because I can ride with light or heavy bikes without being hindered. The issue for me comes down to the quality of the parts. I found after three months of many long rides, the cassette locks up for a second, not rolling with the wheel, causing the rear derailleur to put out just a bit more chain, thus, causing further problems of the chain to pop off toward the frame, not the spokes, at what might feel at random during a ride. The other issue is that the large chain ring is not as big as most large chain rings on road bikes. This affects how fast a person can ride, besides causing the rider starting to bob up and down from over-cadence. I ended up giving the bike away to my son for casual riding and bought a Trek road bike for group rides and serious riding out of frustration.

  6. Soham Panigrahi on July 19, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    The physics played right. 3 times the weight of the canyon, 3 bike lengths. I got a new theory going lol

  7. Grant Stilke on July 19, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    I would take that Eurobike over any Canyon, any day of the week. Dead serious. Canyon sucks. For real. Did I mention that Canyon sucks? It does. Seriously.

  8. The Weird Looking Cat on July 19, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Carerra Zelos or Decathlon Triban is a much better introduction into road cycling

  9. Pleroma on July 19, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Moral of this story is “STAY AWAY FROM THIS PARTICULAR BIKE”👍🏿

  10. davapod on July 19, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Best to do your research and buy something like a used like a Btwin Triban with a Sora group set and descent build quality. Then again having external cable routing is always a plus for those of us who prefer ease of maintenance over looks.

  11. Grant Stilke on July 19, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Love GCN, love all of these guys. That being said, if I was looking to shit all over people that own this or any budget bike, this is the video I would have made. Giggles and snickers from dudes that get free bikes that are waaaaaaayyyy beyond their skillsets. This is the GCN equivalent of a Peloton TV ad.

  12. onegrapefruitlover on July 19, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Well, as they say: “train heavy, race light”
    That’s basically the 3x gravity training spot from DBZ

  13. Andrew on July 19, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    I know! Lets make a video of a cheap bike and fucking patronise every single person watching this shit whilst never getting to the fucking point like they did on Play School ffs.

  14. Global Cycling Network on July 19, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Would you ride our £300 Superbike? Let us know in the comments below!

  15. Snowball042 on July 19, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Cheap “ten speed” bikes of the 1970’s had shifters mounted in the same area. I remember smacking my knee on them and shifting inadvertently. Surprised the manufacturer would put them there.

  16. Mr DoctorToYou on July 19, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    The “mountain bike” eurobike is a damn near death trap and now there’s a folding version of it. All 22kg of it

  17. Rogue Blader on July 19, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Any advice for me I’m getting into cycling again and I wear glasses and I get aniexty attacks wearing glasses while cycling

  18. John M on July 19, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Sprinting was close. I love that cheap bike

  19. Robert Cruzena on July 19, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Just give me that bike as a gift ,no questions ask😆🤣

  20. Abhinqv on July 19, 2022 at 10:56 pm


  21. Michael Zhu on July 19, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    I can see how happy oli is and he is keeping saying the cheap bike is not rubbish… lol… Alex u got olied 😂

  22. sheen gutierez on July 19, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Which is faster on road, this bike or a top end mountain bike?

  23. Tickettoride1952 on July 19, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    GCN testers still championing total invisibility to other road users by wearing all black kit…..BLACK CLOTHES MATTER !!!!

  24. YT feels like North Korea on July 19, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    a typical example of Chinese copy/paste abilities. In photos, from a distance – awesome looking product. As soon as you look closer, or start using it, you can see it’s just an empty shell. That bike should come with a list of nearby recycling centres. 300 budget? Add 100, and look on ebay for a used, real bike.

  25. XO on July 19, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    I rather walk !

  26. Reez One on July 19, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Hah i came here after watching Blake shred a cheap eurobike mtb on gmbn.

  27. We All Like it So Milk It on July 19, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    2:14 Jesus thats heavier than a Sunpeed RB

  28. David Perry on July 19, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Centurion Super LeMans FTW

  29. Miro-John Renomo on July 19, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Mine is a vintage steel bike and weights 12kg (originally 15kg) and still making it lighter as I could, average speed is 25, and stem is frozed, but I’m keeping it… Its a good bike for me lols

  30. Krypto Universe on July 19, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    The garage??

  31. Shaun Nolan on July 19, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    So I actually just purchased one of these. As a beginner Rider who is much heavier than the average person I opted for this because of the extra weight. The weight helped the bike feel more solid beneath my Gastly 270 lb. Anything lighter and I felt like I was going to collapse the bike. Oh yeah I spent extra and got the three spoke mag wheels…..

    Also recently changed the crank and rear cassette to 2×12

  32. Pleroma on July 19, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    It looks good but thats about it

  33. Jotam97 on July 19, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    I could understand this for an aircraft, but for a bike?. Is paying thousands of dollars for getting aero shapes and saving weight necessary?. Isn’t the goal of cycling, as a sport, to push harder? If your goal is to go faster and make less effort, buy a motorcycle or an electric bike. The parasite drag you save with a 1000 dollars carbon rim compared to a 50 dollars aluminum rim is the same you get by moving your head a bit while riding. This "modern" bikers are absurd. There’s smart people out there making fun of you as you make fun of that cheap bike.

  34. Dominic Chesterman on July 19, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    £300 of B.S.O. Go Decathlon or Evens instead, buy a Hybrid that will be better or spend a bit more for one of their entry level road bikes. Most Amazon reviews are fake or incentivised.

  35. Urban Spaceman on July 19, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Can’t believe it’s that heavy. It weighs more than my inexpensive hybrid which has hub dynamo mudguards lights and rack.

  36. mark-anthony kroezen on July 19, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    16 kilo isn’t that heavy fore a bike if you’re gonna compare it to a 8 kilo bike then it is heavy

  37. fritz walter on July 19, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    My father got a bike like this second hand for around 120€.
    He does at least 160 km per week. Average 200km per week.
    In comparison with the bikes the gcn guys normally ride, the absolute pro level, my father’s bike of course sucks very hard.
    But you can absolutely ride and have a lot of fun with it

  38. Roberto d El Fraser on July 19, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Hi guys enjoyed my brief road racer bike imfo 46 years ago I had a Raleigh sun racer 2018 got a apoolo pandorax road bike it got stolen sadly this year a long gap in bikes but the pandorax was cheap at time £170 now £230 so this week got a carrera vanguard few changes as too previous bike bikes any tips opinions is fine enjoy road bikes they are great look great and are fast

  39. Krypto Universe on July 19, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    I actually found my eurobike on the dumbster behind ups its a postal service and it was literally brand new on the box never assembled and its a beautiful thing it is heavy and it does need to have a better spoke 3 its not enough but other than that its gorgeous literally brand new i assembled it my self and took it out of the box my self it was i credible. Nice review tho of course it would not perform as a 1700 dollar bike because its a 300 dollar bike same goes for mountain bikes the expensive ones are the ones that will perform better because you are paying for quality.

  40. Tony Greenall on July 19, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    bag of shoy i bough one steel frame weighs a ton, worst thing iv ever bought couldnt wait 2 c bak off it

  41. disgruntledtoons on July 19, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    There are some of us who don’t have even $300 to drop on a bike. I’d like to see some videos for those of us living paycheck-to-paycheck.

  42. st peter on July 19, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    100doller bike in the phillipines be like. Am i. Joke to you?

  43. Peter Askander on July 19, 2022 at 11:24 pm


  44. Ian Currie on July 19, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Great video. My “first road bike” was free. I picked it up a couple of weeks ago during my town’s “freecycle” where people put items they don’t want out at the curb for anyone to take and make use of.

    It’s a Mercury, made in Canada. The existing 27×1.25” tires were turning to dust and has to be broken to pieces to remove but less than $100 for new tires, tape, and tubes and a lot of elbow grease and regular lubes and grease, and a saddle taken off another bike and I’m on the road enjoying it. I’ve got some very nice bikes but this is my first road bike and there’s nothing wrong with going cheap to dip your toes in the water.

  45. sten stensen on July 19, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    By a used bike with rim brakes, for a similar amount of money. There are thousands of them, out there, these days. And one can get a very good purchase.

  46. Technosaurus Rex on July 19, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    I would urge anyone wanting to get into cycling on a budget, to just go and buy a used 10-15 year old bike that was considered decent back then. There will always be people who want the latest and greatest stuff and that is better for us, because they will always end up selling that used stuff for a third or a quarter of what they paid for it. I will tell you that Shimano 105/Ultegra/Dura Ace set from 15 years ago will still be better than the new crap they put on these budget bikes. As seen from your other video, "We Bought The Best Budget Bikes & Entered An Elite Road Race!". Even if you go buy a frame on ebay, re-spray it, then just scout out the older parts, it will be better than a lot of the cheap crap you find online and you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment for creating your own build.

  47. Roberto Garza Jimenez on July 19, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Great videos on the Euro bike. YouTube had pretty shitty reviews on it till y’all came along. 👍🏽 would be cool if y’all do a video about budget upgrading the euro bike and finding out if it’s worth a beginner bike .

  48. David Djerassi on July 19, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    That nasty Ollie pulling strokes again hahaha 3 out of 3 must be a record Cheat.

  49. gliderwithoutmotor on July 19, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    Are trained on a cheap bike And then blew away all the local poses On a lighter bike that our friend let me borrow The cheap bike made me in great shape They never talk to me again…

  50. AceVR on July 19, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    I ride a 1995 swhinn letour and I mean it is probably a big dis advantage but I’m the intern and 3000 dollars is not a small amount so maybe this bike would be nice