Are New Cheap Bikes Better Than Vintage Super Bikes? | 2008 Olympic Super Bike Vs 2023 Budget Bike

Published on July 2nd 2023


It seems like in the past few years mountain bikes have come on leaps and bounds. Improved geometry and design, more refined components, evolved suspension systems - arguably, bikes are better than ever. Rich wanted to see just how far we've come by pitting Oli Beckingsale's 2008 Olympics super bike against a modern budget bike, and see which came out on top after some timed testing! ⏱ Timestamps ⏱ 0:00 - Intro 0:55 - 2023 Orbea Onna 10 overview 1:58 - 2007 Scott Spark Limited overview 4:33 - The climbing test 8:23 - The descending test 12:11 - The results! Special thanks to Oli Beckingsale for entrusting Rich with his Olympic bike! Useful Links: Watch The UCI MTB World Series Elite Racing On GCN+ πŸ‘‰ Racing Highlights & More On GMBN Racing πŸ‘‰ Watch Shorts on GMBN πŸ‘‰ Shop the latest GMBN Jerseys! πŸ‘‰ Ride with us at the Global Bike Festival πŸ‘‰ Submit your Photo and Video to us πŸ‘‰ Sign-up to our newsletter πŸ‘‰ Did you guess the winning bike? Which of the two would you choose? Let us know in the comments! Watch more on GMBN... πŸ“Ή Check out another Modern vs. Retro XC video here πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our weekly show, The Dirt Shed Show πŸ‘‰ 🎡 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 -