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Video: Mountain Bike vs Road - The British National Champions Face Off
May 10, 2019 at 6:27
It's on! British champ vs British champ! Mountain bike against road!
We get Matt Walker and Connor Swift together for a head-to-head race down Cwmcarn's legendary black run, followed by a climb up the Gospel Pass.
Who will come out on top? Who will be the unified MTB and Road national champion? Let's find out!
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(May 10, 2019 at 8:28)
Did anyone else think the road biker looked pretty good on the DH bike? Definitely not his first time on a mountain bike.
(May 10, 2019 at 8:42)
yeah man, i thought he rode really well!
(May 10, 2019 at 12:35)
looked like some of the shots may have used a double, early on he was doubling huge transitions but at the end he was casing 3meter/10 foot tables
(May 10, 2019 at 13:33)
Yes, he should switch to XC. Might be a darn strong contender, especially on more tech terrain.
(May 10, 2019 at 6:56)
Just toss that gel wrapper to the ground. The rubbish fairies will pick it up.
(May 10, 2019 at 7:36)
(May 10, 2019 at 8:04)
(May 10, 2019 at 8:36)
Good roadie strategy to block off Walker at the top of the downhill! 50 secs is a lot to make up on a single climb. Both lads showed good ability in the other's discipline. For those dweebs who are moaning about the gel wrapper, that was just a start line wind-up and will have been picked up for sure by Swiftie or the team.
(May 10, 2019 at 7:56)
To be fair, the ~2 seconds Swift won by, Walker definitely could have made up if Swift wasn't in his way for the first 20 seconds of the DH...
(May 10, 2019 at 8:24)
Agreed roadies cheating as normal
(May 10, 2019 at 7:07)
I enjoyed this. Good idea with nice aerial shots of Cwmcarn. Just needed more Daryl.
(May 10, 2019 at 7:23)
I’m surprised you couldn’t hear Daryl talking in the van on the way up - that’s a first! Love Cwmcarn
(May 10, 2019 at 7:28)
: Definitely gagged him.
(May 10, 2019 at 23:47)
: :-) They said if I talked too much, they'd film it at BPW... Nice video, lots of work went into it. Some nice shots of Cwmcarn too. Good effort boys...
(May 10, 2019 at 7:17)
If you look closely you can see my farm in the background on the Roadie aerial shots. I was up there yesterday in fact. It is only 120 m in about 3 km of climbing from the start point to the summit. They should have started much lower down to be fair. And a great advert for Madison to promote the throwing of gel wrappers on the floor too. Remind me never to buy from you again. Twits.
(May 10, 2019 at 9:35)
Why don't you cruise over and see if said wrapper is still on the ground? I took it as a joke and assumed the cameraman would pick it up after.
(May 10, 2019 at 7:23)
Very enjoyable and fun. May not generate the hot debate I suspect they shoot for with most articles these days, but I enjoyed this so much more than a comments section that becomes the focus of the content. Give us more!
(May 11, 2019 at 0:55)
Should do it with the Dutch XCO and Road champion... Maybe throw the CX champion in there to make it interesting...
(May 11, 2019 at 8:00)
Speaking of that, is that really the British road Champions Jersey?
Looks an awful lot like the Dutch(M.v.d. Poel) en Luxembourgish (B. Jungels) ones. those two can be forgiven, as their countries flags are near identical, but the British flag is not equal width red white and blue horizontal bands, why make the jersey like that?
(May 10, 2019 at 6:49)
Fair play to both. Really good performance on complementary disciplin.
(May 10, 2019 at 7:15)
So entertaining! Good one!
(May 10, 2019 at 17:30)
That was a fun light hearted video. Thank you guys I enjoyed that. I think some of the commenters need to take a sedative and settle down. Life doesn’t need to be taken too seriously as can be seen by the 2 riders in this video.
(May 11, 2019 at 11:28)
I hope Walker is OK after today's crash at Fort William. Didn't sound pretty
(May 10, 2019 at 9:06)
Porsche vs Rubicon. The Porsche did excellent on our highway tests, yet fell a bit short on the offroad portion. The Jeep however...
(May 11, 2019 at 10:38)
If they used DH timing rather than Matt having to wait to over take he would of had a much better head start and would of won the overall
(May 10, 2019 at 6:40)
That was closer than I thought it would be...
(May 10, 2019 at 6:51)
We want Road vs Trials
(May 10, 2019 at 6:59)
Trials vs trials! Motor vs pedals!
(May 10, 2019 at 7:11)
: loser has to keep the e-bikes to there sport
(May 10, 2019 at 7:56)
Great banter lads. Great banter.
(May 10, 2019 at 17:08)
Enjoyed this much more than I expected. Great edit!
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