(intense dramatic music) – [Narrator] In 2018, GCN made a hyper-bike. A bike that ripped up the rule book and then burned it.
(flames crackling) But after that video a key question remained. Is a hyper-bike actually any good? – [Ollie] Honestly we didn’t know. So we’ve gone and built another one. Only this time we’re
armed with power meters so we can make our tests
even more scientific. – [Si] A hyper bike is the Ventum One. A bike, that when it was launched back in 2016, it was reputedly 24%
faster in the wind tunnel than its next closest competition. It’s a bike designed purely with the
needs of triathletes in mind. Right down to on-board storage. It’s a bike that will make cycling’s
crusty old men in blazers choke on their cucumber sandwiches at the mere sight of it. – [Ollie] Ventum has kindly
supplied us with this to compare it to. Now armed with their
knowledge of aerodynamics, carbon engineering and the expertise gained
from developing the rule breaking Maverick, the One, they decided to turn their
attention to building a road bike. This, the NS1, is the result. It’s a bike that takes
aim at the holy trinity, of aerodynamics, lightweight, and versatility. A true super bike. – [Si] Yeah, but how will these two very
different beasts stack up? We are going to find out by
pitting this top of the range One against that top of the range NS1. Head to head. – Yeah. Just one little note though, Si. – Yeah? – Ventum said that we can
change anything we like on the bikes, just, we can’t change the
triathlon bars on the One to drop bars. – What? – Yeah. – Really? – Yeah. – Hm. (upbeat intense music) – Before we get started, we need to deal with some
dictionary definitions. I mean, what is a hyper bike and what is a super bike? (dream sequence music) – Well, to our mind, a super bike is in the
absolute top tier of bikes that money can buy. The world’s finest components would adorn a frame set that’s been crafted to be as good as it possibly can be, irrespective of budget. But it has to conform to the UCI rules, that set of regulations that’s laid down by cycling’s
international governing body. That means, should you wish, you can pin a number on and race it. Be that in a local road race, or the Tour de France. (fairytale music)
– Uh, regulations that are actually governed
road bike designs since the Lugano Charter of the mid ’90’s. – [Si] A hyber bike, though, is one that’s gone to another level. It doesn’t care about rules, so it can be super light or, as in this case, ultra aero. And a little bit of added bling wouldn’t hurt either. (whimsical music) – Well, for a start, the absence of seat stays
contravenes rule 1.3020 as does the oversized top tube, that won’t fit into the guide lines, also stipulated by 1.3020, point two figure one, and nor does the complete
lack of any down tube. (audible sigh) There you are, well finally, the fairings on the brakes, they’re just a flagrant
disregard for rule 1.3.02 (dramatic 80’s music) – [Narrator] Seriously, what is with that guy? Si, just, out of interest, why do you seem to think
all triathletes have blonde mullets, mustaches and
a fondness for baby oil? – [Si] Well, don’t they? – Well I guess some of them might. – Yeah, exactly. Also this is significantly
better than the alternative. – Why, what was that? – You don’t want to know. (funky 70’s music) (beep) – [Ollie] What are our
test going to be today? Well we’ve come to GCN’s semi official test track, which consists of a horrible climb, that’s mile of impossibly steep tarmac, a twisty, slippery descent, with hazards in the form of wild sheep, and then, a pan flat out and back time trial. Three short tests within
a mater of minutes will give us a snapshot
of a bike’s ability. A radar diagram of performance. Climbing, which is generally a
product of the weight. Descending, which is largely governed by the handling, the brakes, and the stiffness of a bike, and then straight line speed, which is mostly aerodynamics. – As Ollie mentioned at the beginning, the difference between this video and previous comparison videos, is that these bikes have power meters. Now Ventum recognize the
importance of solid data and then they supplied them
with Pioneer power meters already fitted, although they are actually
an option that you can choose if you’re buying from the Ventum website. One option among many, in fact. Like, your group set, your crank length, cassette size, handlebar width, et cetera, et cetera. Now, what it means is that
we will be able to ride to a set average power, and therefore any difference in times, will be as a direct result of the bikes. – Or any number of environmental factors such as the variation in wind speed, air density, or the aerodynamic turbulence created by mullets and mustaches. Run one, Si’s going to ride up the hill first, on the Ventum One hyper bike. – [Si] Yes. – [Olly] Beep. Beep. Beep. (high pitched) Beep. (intense rock music) – [Si] Because this bike
is built specifically to optimize aerodynamics, it does mean that the frame
set weighs more than on the NS1, which, is not surprising in
that the NS1 is something of a featherweight, but also, because there is a lot of
carbon fiber in this giant beam, and that’s to make sure that the bike is nice and stiff, even though you’ve got rid of that down tube, which would otherwise act as a nice brace forming a triangle, and obviously the same is true at the rear end as well. But however much carbon
is in this machine, it certainly seems to be doing its job, because you can’t actually tell that bits of this bike are otherwise missing. Unlike my mustache. – Run one. On the super bike. (grunts) Go. (heavy rock music) (bike braking) – Run number one average power 408 (catches breath) down to the bottom for a quick outfit change. (bikes passes by) It’s not quite so much
pain when you’ve got a power meter on though, that looked remarkably controlled. I think we maybe need to
shake things up a bit. – It’s pretty hard, it’s pretty steep in the middle, but I’m not looking forward
to doing it on that now. – (laughs) Here you go, mate. The ‘tache is just on the floor somewhere about 400 meters that way. Right. Run number two. Super bike. Can you give me some bleeps? – Beep. Beep. Beep. (high pitched) Beep. – [Si] I can tell, even though that’s just a bleep, that he wasn’t happy doing that. (rock music) – Beep. Beep. Beep. (high pitched) Beep. – [Si] Go Ollie! Up! Up! Up! Up! Up! Up! Up! (beeping from gadget) (bike brakes) Still not trying anywhere near
hard enough for this climb. – Well I’ve got the times on my Wahoo, and, just then, ten ten, I did it in. – [Si] On the one? – [Ollie] On the one, and, I did a power of 354 watts. On that one, I was 20 seconds quicker, so I did nine 50. But the power was about the same, so I’m quite pleased with myself, I did 352 watts. – [Si] Nice. Well, interestingly, so, I was 17 seconds faster on this one. But I can’t claim to be quite
so consistent on this one, the power was a little
bit more on the NS1, so seven watts more, but it was still 17
seconds faster this one, compared to the One. Unsurprising, perhaps, that the NS1 has dominated this test, because it is one point
three kilos lighter than the One. Isn’t it, so, a featherweight next to an
out and out time trial rig. But, yeah, there we go. Number one, NS1 has it. (sedate music) – [Si] While our triathlon
bike is carrying a little bit of extra weight as
a result of its exotic aero design, the fact is this NS1 is really pretty light on its own merit, and part of that is down
to an exotic material used in its construction. It’s only the second bike
to have ever come our way that has Graphene added to it. Now, that’s not a simple
compound to explain in the context of carbon composites, at least not quickly anyway, but essentially a very
small amount of Graphene is added to the resin that then bonds our
carbon fibers together. Now though it’s a small amount, it actually has a
disproportionately large effect on the overall strength and
stiffness of the material, meaning you can actually
use less material in your finished product, which is why this aero disc
frame weighs a little over 800 grams, and yet still has that
lateral rigidity that you need in order to get a fast feeling, responsive bike. – [Ollie] On to the descent. Although there is a problem here, we probably don’t need to point out that you can’t really
race down in an open road, but we will do anyway, and the fact is, neither do we fancy
riding down on the limit. On paper, you’d think there might be
a difference between them. The One has rim brakes neatly
hidden away behind those very slippery fairings, the NS1, on the other hand, has been designed from the ground up with disc brakes, and only disc brakes. Yes, that means braking
performance is much improved in poor conditions, but it also means you can run wider tires, up to 30 millimeters in fact, so not an out and out gravel bike, but that’s plenty big enough
to venture away from tarmac should you wish, or, run lower pressures for a comfy ride and shed loads of grip. (funky upbeat music) – It’s time for the final showdown. A flat, time trial. The ultimate out and out test of speed for any bike and a test that the Ventum One
was designed to unashamedly excel in. The slight compromise
in it making it heavier, because of losing the
down tube and seat stays, well that, that doesn’t matter here. In fact, the only slight issue is that Si has taken the tri bars
off and put drop bars on. – [Si] Seriously, Ollie, you have got to let that go mate. You are going to get me in trouble if you keep going on about it. – [Ollie] Yeah, well, I mean, they’re probably not going to notice. – [Si] No. Anyway, this NS1 though, should not be underestimated, because while it might be UCI compliant, Ventum said they spent 500 hours honing the design in CAD, FEA, whatever that is, and CFD, plus a further 40 hours in the wind tunnel to make sure this is as aerodynamic
as it possibly could be, even the fact that the
cables are completely hidden, is going to save, what, a watt or two? And when I say completely hidden, I mean completely hidden. I mean, I literally don’t know where they are. I’m going to have to take this apart and find out where they’ve gone. – This one looks faster though, doesn’t it? – Well, I dunno mate, I really am partial to the red. That is fast. – [Si] Are you ready? Beep. Beep. Beep. (high pitched) Beep. (rock music) (laughs) Beep. Beep. Beep. (high pitched) Beep. (rock guitar music) – [Si] Well, I’ll do my own then. Beep. Beep. Beep. (high pitched) Beep. (funky rock music) (sedate piano music) – [Ollie] Didn’t think we’d spend all day out in the cold by
the roadside, did you? We’ve come inside for a brew. – That’s right. Now just to recap, the results from our
climb are on screen now, the question is, how much did our hyper
bike manage to recoup on the flat time trial? – Well, Si, on both runs, I did 325 watts. – Nice. – Right, and on the super bike, I did it in eight minutes two seconds. – Okay. – On the hyper bike, seven minutes 53, so, nine seconds quicker. – [Si] Nice. – [Ollie] Not a huge amount, but, I mean if you extrapolated that
to a 40 kilometer time trial that’d be pretty significant I think. – Yeah, what, just over
a minute, isn’t it? – Yeah
– Because ours was about 5k. So, the difference in my runs was slightly less. Seven seconds between the two bikes, but I covered this
fractionally quicker as well, so I guess it’s still within – [Ollie] Ball park – [Si] The realms.
– [Ollie] Similar. – Absolutely. So, we have found that our
super bike has the edge when climbing, it probably has the edge when descending, but we couldn’t test that
because of rogue sheep, and then, the hyper bike clearly
has the edge on that fast, flat, time trial. – Intriguing. But what do you think the
results actually mean? (both laugh) – Well, for my money, mate, I think a super bike should
be a fantastic all-rounder. In fact, if we created a radar diagram, we can see that a super bike
should tick all the boxes and perform well in all areas. There might be slight
fluctuations I guess, depending on whether
manufacturers actively pursue that 6.8 kilo weight limit, or purely gone after aerodynamics, in which case it might
weigh a little bit more, but I think, for a hyper bike, to make any perceptible
performance breakthrough, it’s going to have to specialize, if it’s super light weight, you won’t get your disc brakes, and you won’t get aerodynamics. If you go after aerodynamics, you won’t make it super lightweight. – [Ollie] That’s right, and although we love to blame the UCI for stifling bike design, – Yeah, and sock height. – And sock height, you can’t escape the fact that the classic double diamond frame is a very elegant and
simple design solution to a two-wheeled vehicle
that has to steer. – [Si] Yeah,
absolutely, and then of course, when you add in things like the best materials currently available and advanced manufacturing techniques, like EPS molding, and actually you end up
with a bike that is a genuine all-rounder but
that can push the boundaries in all areas too. – Yeah, and as for the One, our hyper bike, – [Si] Yeah, – [Ollie] Well, I have to
admit that I do love the outrageous look of a beam bike, I just think they look so aerodynamic and kind of futuristic. To be honest, I’d quite love to use one
as an every day road bike. (laughs) – You’d look very good on it, Ollie. You’ve also go to give it its dues, haven’t you? The fact is, it is incredibly good at
what it’s been designed for, which is non-drafting triathlons. Ventum have been able to
make some pretty amazing claims about it, some of which, I was thinking, would actually translate to my commute to and from work, which is predominantly flat, very fast, – [Ollie] And devoid of UCI officials. – That’s right. (laughs) You want to see the height
of my socks when I cycle home from work, oh yes. – But, you have to say that, to most people, they’re going to want a
bike that’s versatile, versatility is key, and the all round performance
that is offered by a double diamond frame at the top of its game, it can’t be beaten. – [Si] No. Performance and also looks as well, because let’s face it, that’s a look that we can all get behind. Make sure you let us know
what you think though, down in the comments section. We know hyper bikes
tend to polarize opinion but what do you think about this latest, or, are you an absolute fan of that NS1? Get involved. – I want the One because
then I can win my commute. That’s about all I can win. – Your commute’s quite short, Ollie. Like, one and a half kilometers. (laughs) I think a skateboard would
probably do quite well, but anyway, that’s beside the point. If you would like to see
another comparison video here on GCN, super bike versus mid range bike, you can click on the screen just now.

Super Bike Vs Hyper Bike: Can You Go Faster If You Break The Rules?
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100 thoughts on “Super Bike Vs Hyper Bike: Can You Go Faster If You Break The Rules?

  • October 6, 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    That was funny with nude and hair due clips.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    I missed this hulk Hogan look with a blonde mullet and mustache from Simon. We need more of this. Love the new GCN very own UCI official

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    Unless you do flat TTs every week, that hyper bike is quite a waste. How about a hyper bike that is below UCI weight limit, that would make more sense for the broader riders. You could fly up the hills and mountains with a 5 kg bike, which is still stiff and safe.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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    It is a lot of fun to use a hyperbike to your commute, I ride a recumbent for that. Can recommend.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    Wouldn't it have been wiser to compare a UCI-compliant tri/aero bike against the hyper bike instead of a top-level allrounder? It was predictible that the hyper bike will suck on climbs but nobody would execessively use it there, everybody keep the tri-bars and zoom in the flat, instead…

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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    The NS1 with a huge space tower? Looks not like a fitted size for the driver. And it is not a test with an adjusted geometry between the two bikes, or it is?. But intressting idea, to convert a tri bike to a road bike.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:20 pm
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    It would have been interesting to have added a fat bike to the mix for a baseline.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:26 pm
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    Gee, Ollie had some ugly teeth when he was dressed as the researcher. Oh, wait!!!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm
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    Lmao my road bike is heavier than both those bikes combined. So basically I am riding around with a spare bike on my back lol.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm
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    Super funny.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:32 pm
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    #askgcnanything. Regarding sock lenght, if its that much of a gain to wear high aero socks, why dont they just make a full length arm and leg aero suit?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:44 pm
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    Awesome work…. like always!!!!!!!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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    I really wonder, with you presenters regularly changing bikes and pushing quite hard on it, I guess you need to have a really good position on the different bikes. How do you do to replicate your position and your measurements from bike to bike ? Is it just a "feeling" thing or do you have a chart with your own measurements etc etc. And if so, how do you make sure they are accurately transferred to the new bike ? I think I don't only speak for myself, a lot of people buy and new bike and it's really hard to feel good on it right away. Magic answer to that ? Thanks a lot !! Difficult topic though, it would deserve a whole video… 🙂

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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    I love this!!! Awesomeness!!!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:07 pm
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    Double diamond frame at the tops of its game…..Just effin Poetry Ollie ! Yet Another 20 mins of brilliance .

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    The NS1 cuz disc brakes

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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    It would have been nice to see a presenter from GTN also discuss the experience. I guess part 3 video

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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    Ventum is everything but not aero 😂

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:32 pm
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    It's official!!! The Mullet and mustache made Si quicker on the climb!!!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:32 pm
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    Hi guys amazing bike's, but I love the NS 1👍👌☺

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:44 pm
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    The hyper bike looks like it'll be reeeaaally fun to ride in side winds.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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    The drinking bottle probably added a few seconds to the super bike.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:59 pm
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    I call foul play on Ollie's Hyperbike rides, no Mullet surely affected the results

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  • October 6, 2019 at 5:06 pm
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    I think if you need someone to test the Ventum One for say a season or two of 70.3s and Ironman distances, I'd be more than happy to take it from you and inform GCN/Ventum about the process:)

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  • October 6, 2019 at 5:14 pm
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    That ns1 is nice looking. Compared to the ugly ventum one, that ended up not to be faster than uci legal bikes. They are goi him the right direction that’s cool.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    What about an RTTC event? Would you be able to ride that airo bike in RTTC event?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 5:29 pm
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    Is the hyperbike also hyperpriced, as the super bike is superpriced?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    No TT bars… Disqualifies the entire test what a joke

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  • October 6, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    How can you call a 8.2 kg HEAVY tank a lightweight bike??? Bikes these days are horrible!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 5:58 pm
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    Who cares?!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    How the hell did you get Michael Caine to appear in this? 3:02

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  • October 6, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    Why is the seat of the time trail bike almost directly over the crank compared to the standard bike’s seat being further back? Thanks

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  • October 6, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    Fea is finite element analysis.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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    Johnson's baby oil is the non plus ultra of bike kink 🤘👅🚲

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  • October 6, 2019 at 6:53 pm
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    I think this whole test is not valid. It's painful to watch head unit on the ns1 on top of the stem creating massive drag. I watch your video of marginal gains 10 min ago

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  • October 6, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    My whole bike cost less than your water bottle cages…

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  • October 6, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    Super bike vs Skateboard on Ollie's commute, now theres a video ✌️

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:06 pm
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    Cheddar Gorge!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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    Great Video….like to have a superbike…but do I have it with a 2002 Pinarello Prrince extreme?
    What is the different between a 2019 Superbike and an 2009????

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:15 pm
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    What the Hell, man? The TT bike isn't even a TT bike w/o the aero bars! Ridiculous exercise without equipping it according to its actual use. Come to that, put a disc on the back too. Then let's see what the seconds saved add up to.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:15 pm
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    I'm with Ollie on the change to the bars on the hyper bike. I'm curious how much more you would have gained on the TT with a proper TT cockpit.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    7:40 nice trackstand ollie

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:27 pm
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    The UCI and Formula One always remind me of Volgons from the Hitchhicker’s guide to the galaxy.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm
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    4:54 Yeah triathletes, right? XD
    I saw a female triathlete with minimal “aero” clothing.
    I couldn’t stop staring at the ass. Took me 120kms to realise, that was not why I got out of house but damnnn am I glad. Lmfao

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    I think it is a double triangle, or a diamond, not a double diamond.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    NS1 for sure.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 7:59 pm
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    How about a 4th test category: PRICE! Can anyone actually afford either of those bikes.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:03 pm
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    nevermind the hyperbike that NS1 is tidy. Should stick a SRAM etap on there though I reckon

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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    NS1 every day of the week 👍

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    Why would the aerobic be slower on The Descent I thought heavier bikes went faster especially Arrow wants one descending.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:19 pm
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    1:02 Where did Ollie steal that car aerial from??

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Simon and Ollie together are my absolute favs.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:30 pm
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    Great music and ok jokes 😉 good episod!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:32 pm
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    Vittoria Rubinho tires on a $12,500 SuperBike?!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:47 pm
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    UCI fukkk

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    Someone may have answered Si’s bewilderment about FEA already but … FEA is an acronym for finite element analysis. It is a numerical method for analyzing stresses (forces) and strains (deflections) in geometrically complex structures where exact solutions are impossible.FEA was impossible before the advent of supercomputers and now powerful desktop CPU’s. 🤜🤛 Newton!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    So it’s official Si is the best all rounder on any bike……?? Well there goes my bet😢 I had you well backed Ollie😒👎🏻 and all those hillclimbs against your brother didn’t pay off then……🤔 very nice bikes!!! I will be checking out site😃

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:09 pm
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    Is it bad that when Si did his piece to camera on the NS1, I critiqued it as a bike vault submission? No BIGGIE SMALLS!!!!!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:21 pm
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    Ventum NS1 looks like an aeroad on a diet.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:24 pm
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    Semi official test track? After watching Simon splashing on the baby oil, it's more like the official "semi" test track. Wink wink nudge nudge say no more.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:34 pm
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    I'll wait for Hambini to say if this bike is truly aero or not.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    Nice to see knob cam has made a reappearance.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    What distance was the TT ?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    By 7:35 Si looks like Eric Vanderaerden circa 1987….

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  • October 6, 2019 at 10:39 pm
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    Or, you could lose 5kgs in weight…

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  • October 6, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    Ollie had way too much fun making this

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  • October 6, 2019 at 10:56 pm
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    Since when was 8.2kg "featherweight"..?? That's HEAVY! I actually don't understand why it's so heavy if the frame is 800kg, Also, for a more accurate comparison it would have been better to use a rim brake NS1 and to have the Wahoo on an out-front mount, as for the "hyperbike".

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  • October 6, 2019 at 11:04 pm
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    If you guys are saying that super is this and that, then it should be using ultra light premium brands like THM, ax-lightness, etc. And the hyper bike same thing and more lol

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  • October 6, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Naw dawg. I want an ultra bike! Or super duper uber!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 11:36 pm
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    You guys could have made this a better video, by making it 2 minutes long.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 11:47 pm
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    Should break all the rules. Go with a recumbent racer.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    I'm in love with NS1

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  • October 7, 2019 at 1:51 am
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    It's amazing how many brand's top end frames are looking the same, same design. It's boring and disappointing. One of the few exemptions is Factor, they're pushing the boundaries and zagging when everybody zigs. This is a time when owning a custom steel or Ti, classic, analog, simple, comfortable bike makes all the sense.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    I love the super bike. But, who can afford it? I guess can all dream.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 2:33 am
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    No drop bars, Ok then, increase the crank length

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  • October 7, 2019 at 2:40 am
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    Another great vid guys. Love it.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    Welcome Si's hidden talent source – the 70's porno 'stache

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  • October 7, 2019 at 2:44 am
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    Hyper bike makes super bike look like a steel bike.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    Everybody knows the color red adds a constant 50 watts.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:03 am
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    One thing I was thinking of the other day, is that part of the UCI’s duty is that of an ambassador of influence upon common mortals. As in, many people look at races and aspire to what they see…

    Especially in the USA where all drivers of cars aspire to accidentally run over a cyclist, the classic double diamond frame puts the rider in plain sight, taller than most cars. Without the regulations recumbents might be more popular, which are more aero and incredibly hard to see from a four wheel steel coffin.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:09 am
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    Love the ns1

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:22 am
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    GCN can afford to send you all over the world,
    and get you multi-thousand dollar/pound bicycles.
    But they won't buy you an actual beeper.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:22 am
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    The NS1 may be a”super bike”and have a very little amount of graphene added for extra stiffness, but it’s nothing in comparison to Oli’s hair in the café. 😎 #betterthensupercut (are you guys familiar with Super Cut salons?)

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:31 am
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    You asked what we think. Here it is, warts and all.
    I'm happy you like the bike, but that bike looks like you might have cannibalized
    a little old lady's walker and cobbled a bike out of half of it. (C'mon, now, you did ask.)

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  • October 7, 2019 at 3:56 am
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    This is how you do a sponsored video. I mean this as a compliment.

    It was informative and entertaining without looking like an ad.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 4:04 am
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    so all in all, save the money and get a traditional bike.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 4:10 am
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    Ventum’s are apparently pretty flexy. Unfortunately this is sponsored but I would have picked the Cervélo P5X

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  • October 7, 2019 at 4:27 am
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    The one is ugly AF

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  • October 7, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    Plot spoiler:

    Superbike is 20 seconds faster uphill
    both bikes are the same speed downhill but you will have more control on the superbike and be safer as well as more comfortable
    Hyperbikes is 10 seconds faster on the flat.

    Conclusion: if you did a road race with a hyperbike you would lose. There is no real reason to buy a hyperbike unless you watch GTN and do exclusively IronMan style TRIs. The UCI rules don't matter because apparently the traditional bike design is arguably pretty darn perfect already.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 4:55 am
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    Uci sticker only rule has kept many from being able to afford to race. A bicycle shop MOT slip and a 2uick visual inspection of participants bikes should suffice for races below continental pro.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    407 wattss ..niceeeee

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  • October 7, 2019 at 5:58 am
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    featherweight at 8kg? not in my book…

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  • October 7, 2019 at 7:25 am
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    8.2kgs is still relatively heavy

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  • October 7, 2019 at 8:12 am
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    I was a little bit confused when Si was comparing the two bikes and was talking about this one, when you don't actually see him. So does he mean the one? The 1? The ns1? Another one? This one? Or another 1?

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  • October 7, 2019 at 8:26 am
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    For those of a certain age double diamond works wonders!! (So drink one today) – I also know from my time in Dubai where ventums are a plenty they can have a habit of throwing the bottle!!

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  • October 7, 2019 at 8:51 am
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    "to most people" riden on a $12,500 bike hmmmmm

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  • October 7, 2019 at 9:01 am
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    Quality track stand from ollie at the start of the climb

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  • October 7, 2019 at 9:03 am
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    What I learned from this video is that the Siborg can't do a trackstand while Ollie can. Very informative 😂👍

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  • October 7, 2019 at 9:42 am
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    Errr, forget super bike vs hyperbike, the real question raised in this video is, why on earth was the milk poured in the cup first? Outrageous.

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