Which Is Faster – E-Bike Or Road Bike? | EMBN vs GCN

Which Is Faster – E-Bike Or Road Bike? | EMBN vs GCN


– Right the only way to
make this a tough ride is to Bear Grylls it, swim it. (intense violin music) – [Cameraman] Hank mate you alright? – Steve what’re you doing here? I’ve been waiting at
Wagamama’s for 15 minutes. – Well I thought I’ve got
something just up your street. It’s chips, hotdogs and burgers. – Go on then. – Followed by a cheeky 99 after. – Aw yes, let’s do it. What you waiting for. – Seriously I think we
should spend our time more meaningful in these
lunch hours, or two hours. – Like what? – So I think it’s time for a challenge. – A challenge? Mate you know I like a challenge. – The toughest. – The toughest. – The fastest. – Fastest. – Lunch hour ever,
E-bike verses road bike. (upbeat guitar music) Time then to hit the ground running in road bike verses E-mountain bike. – My weapon of choice Steve is this. The Orbea Orca Aero, fully carbon. I’ve got some carbon
wheels, the Vision 55 SL’s and then for tyres, I’ve
gone for some 25 width tyres. You’ve got no chance Steve. – Weapon, I think weapon is
definitely part of your arsenal but you talk about those 25 mil tyres I’m sure they will disappear down the first crack in that tarmac line I’ve got 2.8 tyres, 200
mm discs and of course 180 mil travel front and rear. – Yeah but what’s your weight? – Weight? Weighing in at about 22 kilos. – Yeah so I’ve gone
lightweight mate, 6 kilos. You got no chance. – Right, all talk Hank as usual 75 multi metres of torque
and 250 watt motor. – I’ve got a solid FTP of 280 watts mate. – You’re gonna need it, I tell you. – Right, let’s do it. – Hank I’m not being
funny but your free wheel is actually making more noise
than my 75 multimeter motor. Now talking about my route today now normally in a lunch
hour I probably looking at six climbs and six descents in a bike park but I’m looking for something
a bit more adventurous today so I’ve got something looping looking at about 2000 feet up
and down, that’s my target. – [Hank] Ah sounds good Steve. I’ve gone for 18 miles on road flat out with some climbs but I’ve also got —
– [Steve] I gotta go. – [Hank] a surprise!
– [Steve] I gotta go. – [Hank] Good night mate. Peace out. – [Steve] Bye! – [Hank} You’ve got no chance! (rock guitar and drum music) I’m not gonna lie I’m
already starting to hurt. And I’ve only just left Steve. 250 watts. Steve’s got a motor that
does that for him. Ah! (rock guitar and drum music) – As you can see the surfaces
and gradients on my route are quite different to Hank’s. And that means that some of these climbs you can only actually do in turbo mode. So that means that’s really going to cane the battery on my bike as I’m grinding up technical
climbs I’m quite sure that Hank is gonna be skimming down tarmac. (rock guitar and drum music) – I’ve started off hard
for the first ten minutes my heart rate has already shot up to 180 I dunno if that’s ’cause
of the three coffees or its just ’cause I’m going
flat out up this climb . I bet Steve is cruising through the woods not even breathing, whistling, ah! There’s still a long way to go and this is defintately a suffer hour. You’re gonna see more of these! Ah! (slow tech rock music) – [Steve] Now this is what
a lunch ride is all about a bit of tech rock and route limestone to get the adrenaline flowing. I’m about to dive into the black. (pumping electronic music) The great thing about
power rides is that you can give it absolutely everything. Ah, sweat is pouring off me. I’m soaking wet. (pumping electronic music) – Apparently I’m doing the speed limit so cars can’t even overtake. Steve ain’t gonna be doing
even half this speed. He ain’t got no chance. (slow soft rock electronic music) Gnarly descent, check. Welsh lanes, Cceck. I dunno what Steve’s
thinking taking me on. (slow soft rock electronic music) – [Steve] Now this looks
like an ideal place to cross the river. I wonder how Hank’s
lunchtime ride is going? Actually, I wonder how
he’s crossing the river? (upbeat tech rock music) – I’m definitely not going to be able to get my bike across there. Is there a shallow bit? Right the only way to
make this a tough ride is to Bear Grylls it, swim it. (dramatic tech rock music) – [Cameraman] Hank mate you alright? (extremely dramatic tech rock music) I (beep) gave in. (mumbles) on the floor. There is no chance I
can carry that across. I tried to do the brave thing
and swim across the river but swimming across with a bike is a little bit more
difficult so ferry it is. (upbeat western type tech guitar music) So I made it to the
other side thanks to Max. – No worries mate. – Right, we’re on a safe passage. I didn’t make it across
swimming but I did hijack a boat now it’s back on the road. (upbeat tech rock music) – [Steve} As we headed back to base it was going to be interesting to see who’d done the biggest distance. Who’d climbed the most feet? Who’d had the biggest work out? But ultimately, who’d had the most fun? (gentle tech rock music) – Undercarriage is a little
sore but I’ve arrived in style. – (chants) La-la la La.
La-la la la hey! La-la la la! I dunno know if it’s acceptable
to do my celebration dance until I see Steve. – [Steve] Laughs – Aw Steve! – Ah man, well there’s no doubting who was the fastest in that one then. – I squeezed it into the hour you went a bit over but I’ll let you off. – Ah what distance did you do? – Well I did 31
kilometres, what about you? – Oh wow. 10 miles. – Ah, so — – However —
– I beat you on that one. – I was aiming for 2000 feet of climbing and descending and I
snook it in at 1998 feet. Not too bad in a lunch ride. But Hank, even though at 30 degrees I slightly underestimated the conditions because in those woods it was
so wet from last week’s rain. – Wet? – Wet, I’m telling you super wet. – Don’t talk to me about wet. – What do you mean? – I submerged myself
in the Monmouth river. – What was wrong with the ferry crossing? – Yeah, I — – I had you down to have a sneaky beer and get across that ferry. – Well no I took it a bit too seriously and tried to swim across. It didn’t work out so
good so I ended up getting a ferry in the end. – Yeah, but bottom line Hank. Who had the most fun on
their lunch power hour ride? – Well the only way we can
find out is by asking you guys. So let us know in the
comments section below. – E-bike or road bike? – Road bike. Make sure you give this
video a big thumbs up. – And hit the subscribe button
to see more videos from EMBN. Hank. – It’s been a pleasure dude. Thank you. Shall we go back to the office? – Yeah why not? – We’d better.