How Much Slower Is Riding In The Wet? | Summer Vs Winter Conditions Comparison

Published on August 2nd 2021


Every now and then we see some unreal performances from athletes taking on dry times in wet conditions. We're very much aware that it's slower to ride a mountain bike in wet weather, but just how much difference do conditions make to both climbing and descending? Neil's doing a bit of time travel to find out, will he hit 88mph? Subscribe to GMBN: Get exclusive GMBN gear in the GMBN store! Riding your bike in the wet is undeniably slower, the ground is stickier and more slippery, you're more likely to crash, tyre pressure tends to be lower, atmospherically it's sub-par for human performance, let alone the knock-on effect on your morale! Overall, it requires a lot more of your effort to replicate the speed of a time in dry and dusty conditions. Just how much though? Neil is in the Forest of Dean in an attempt to find out. 📹 Preload the right way here: 📹 Bunny Hops: Analysed! 🎵 Music - licensed by Artlist Till Dawn - Evgeny Bardyuzha Siberian Summer - Sunny Fruit #GMBN #MountainBiking #MountainBike #MTB #BikeLife #Cycling #weather #racing #race Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: 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 video 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: POC helmets and eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Dainese Protection: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: e*thirteen: Spank: Topeak: Garmin: Muc-Off - Crankbrothers Seatposts: Komoot: Worx Power Tools: YouTube Channel - Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - GMBN Shop - GMBN Tech - EMBN - Leave us a comment below