Amateur On A SUPER Bike VS Ex-Pro On A £150 Bike

Published on October 8th 2023


Do you really have to buy a 'super bike' to set a fast time down the trails? We put this to the test by sending two riders down the same trail, one is Ex-Pro Racer Neil Donoghue and the other is our in-house amateur Mark Westlake. However, Neil will be setting his time on a £150 trail bike and Mark will be using the £5000+ custom Nukeproof Giga 290. Let's see if the bike really does matter or if it's all about the rider! ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 00:00 - Intro 00:40 - Amateur (Mark Westlake) 01:03 - The Super Bike 01:42 - Ex-Pro (Neil Donoghue) + The Cheap Bike 02:41 - Amateur's Run (Mark Westlake) 04:51 - Ex-Pro's Run (Neil Donoghue) 07:06 - The Results Useful Links: Watch The UCI MTB World Series Elite Racing On GCN+ 👉 NEW GMBN XC Kit! 👉 Racing Highlights & More On GMBN Racing 👉 Watch Shorts on GMBN 👉 Ride with us at the Global Bike Festival 👉 Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 Sign-up to our newsletter 👉 Do you prefer under-biking or over-biking? What bike are you riding? Let us know! 👇 Watch more on GMBN... 📹 How Fast Are The Slowest Enduro World Cup Riders? 👉 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 📹 Watch our weekly show, The Dirt Shed Show 👉 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 #GMBN #GlobalMountainBikeNetwork #MTB #MountainBiking The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: Smith Helmets & Eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: Spank: Topeak: Garmin: Peaty's Products: Wahoo: Worx Power Tools: CamelBak: Watch our sister channels: GMBN Racing - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network - GMBN auf Deutsch - Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training -