We Bought A “Superbike” From Amazon For £300: How Bad Is It?


You don't have to spend loads of money to get yourself a really good road bike. Loads of brands trickle technology down through their range so even their entry level bikes perform brilliantly; without breaking the bank! However, there are some bikes out there that just seem a bit too good to be true. With this in mind, we spent £300 on an Amazon Superbike to see what it was like!
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  • Global Cycling Network
    Global Cycling NetworkBulan Yang lalu

    Would you ride our £300 Superbike? Let us know in the comments below!

  • heffdfg .sghthd

    heffdfg .sghthd

    3 hari yang lalu

    No thank you;) Rather just buy a cheap used aloy bike

  • Bikejon


    3 hari yang lalu

    At the risk of sounding like a snob - that is dreadful. The tests highlighted just how much worse it performed, which will translate in the diminished experience and fun. Just avoid trash like this. The second market would be a better option for a first bike. I hear the Triban is much better if you do want to go new.

  • Gary Yu

    Gary Yu

    7 hari yang lalu

    the first Road Bike I bought XC550 2 months ago....... 2 weeks ago i took the XC 7000.......still witing for it to arrive...... reviews on it seems better,..............

  • Louie Marc Salva

    Louie Marc Salva

    21 hari yang lalu

    I will. Considering the price, I understand what to expect. Won't have the same performance as the high end road bikes. But it's still a road bike and can hit speeds much higher than most other kinds of bikes. Just like sports cars, there are fast and not so fast ones but all are equally lovable. It's the bond between rider and the bike that makes us happy after all. 😀

  • Nico Teunissen

    Nico Teunissen

    22 hari yang lalu

    Yes, I'm monitoring the Amazon site right now waiting till you guys ship it back so I can pick it up as an Amazon Warehouse deal for $249 😂😎

  • Doug Wong
    Doug Wong2 hari yang lalu

    better than my v-brakes lol.

  • Doug Wong
    Doug Wong2 hari yang lalu

    The braking doesn't seem too bad lol.

  • Darrell Funk
    Darrell Funk2 hari yang lalu

    Let's vote this bike to be the best bike on gcn app

  • Simon Freeman
    Simon Freeman3 hari yang lalu

    It needs a longer name

  • JoyoTube
    JoyoTube3 hari yang lalu

    What Ollie says at 7:40 about physics is wrong. The higher kinetic energy the heavier bike has is cancelled ot by the additional fricition it has with the ground.

  • don wright
    don wright3 hari yang lalu

    Steel for me old school

  • chuck valdez
    chuck valdez5 hari yang lalu


  • SaltySnail
    SaltySnail5 hari yang lalu

    So why doesn't the canyon have a nice carbon kick-stand? Seems like you pay more money for less features!

  • Ariff syamil abidin
    Ariff syamil abidin6 hari yang lalu

    What size the bike u review 49cm or 54cm?

  • Joe S
    Joe S7 hari yang lalu

    Good for Ollie!

    MICHAELBROWNTIP7 hari yang lalu

    Someome would really like that bike.

  • The Mondo One
    The Mondo One7 hari yang lalu

    Even for 300 pound that bike is a POS. You can get bikes better than that for half that here in the states. The shifters were a joke. Side note: I know you were joking about the kickstand but understand, most people don't race and they aren't weight snobs so the couple of ounces it adds as opposed to the versatility it adds most casual bikers would want one.

  • Atak Snajpera
    Atak Snajpera8 hari yang lalu

    My MTB weights 14 kg as well LOL!

  • Andy Satch
    Andy Satch8 hari yang lalu

    I'm going to give an unbiased, honest and generous assessment of the bike.....It's a crock of shite.

  • Virus Tracker
    Virus Tracker9 hari yang lalu

    Its a good workout bike

  • [based audio]
    [based audio]9 hari yang lalu

    For a go around the block a couple of times on the weekends it works for me.

  • 9583 name
    9583 name9 hari yang lalu

    If I had an apartment Id buy a real bike. And a nice car. Till then it is what it is. Im not going to Olympics any time soon. Just weight training. Dont want sucond hand either. $10000 carbon fiber is one pothole away from destroying the frame. Aluminum is fine.

  • 9583 name

    9583 name

    5 hari yang lalu

    @Graham West chicken butt thats what. It shatters slightly less than glass. Roflolium. Make it out of PVC and it will disintegrate in 500 years.

  • Jarl Knudsen
    Jarl Knudsen9 hari yang lalu

    Hey, that's my bike! A few thoughts after riding a Eurobike for a year. When I bought my bike, they sold it with tri-fork wheels. Tri-forks would seem to be more aero, however, if the wind is even slightly perpendicular, and depending on how strong that wind is, it actually makes the bike unsafe to ride. Tri-forks catch the wind like a propeller and a strong gust will yank your front wheel sideways. I ended up swapping out the tires for Continental Gatorskins. Not only did this make it much harder for me to get a flat, but it also lowered my rolling resistance - ie, I felt a definite speed increase. The brakes, after a while, started braking unevenly. I'm still not entirely sure what causes it, but when I engage the brakes, they sort of pulse as opposed to offering a consistent deceleration. That being said, I don't think I've ever worried about stopping distance. My biggest problem with this bike is the gear ratio. The biggest front gear is way too small, and the rear cassette doesn't offer that important 8th gear. This means that when I'm going about 20-21 mph (32-33 kph), I really need to shift to a higher gear but I've run out of gears. This makes any speed beyond that range uncomfortable and hard to sustain. Fortunately, the bike works well for towing, and on the weekends I use it to tow my son in a Wike. The gear ratio seems perfect for that kind of thing.

  • Visionism
    Visionism9 hari yang lalu

    I don't care how cheap your bike is. Beats sitting on the couch.

  • Andrei Arama
    Andrei Arama9 hari yang lalu

    First bike always buy good used one

  • LeOnline
    LeOnline9 hari yang lalu

    That's why many sell their new bikes after a week, they buy cheap but get extra weight to carry, no wonder newbies get fed up of their first bike experience !

  • Dundee Dideley
    Dundee Dideley9 hari yang lalu

    can you do a budgt showdown again? Like Decathlon vs. Poseidon vs. Rose etc. all sub $500 or sth

  • Larry Lem
    Larry Lem9 hari yang lalu

    I'm puzzled as to how Alex lost to Ollie on the hillclimb. He noted he was far behind despite the mis-shifts. In real life, Alex could ride Ollie's bike wearing a 50 lb backpack and still beat Ollie. That's the power of a pro. We need to see power data to determine if Alex was really trying.

  • Erick Fernandez
    Erick Fernandez10 hari yang lalu

    Ollie’s laugh says it all at 3:00 hahaha!

  • Erick Fernandez
    Erick Fernandez10 hari yang lalu

    Hahaha! You know it’s awesome when it’s got a kickstand.

    DAMIRO MTB10 hari yang lalu


  • Dawson Macie
    Dawson Macie10 hari yang lalu

    4:08 "Do you think its nice or super nice" lmao

  • Seamus McFly
    Seamus McFly11 hari yang lalu

    well looks like you guys have had it too easy with the light bikes.

  • Lucien
    Lucien11 hari yang lalu

    What if i buy this and upgrading to a sora groupset? ( just to get the looks lol ). Would that even make a difference? Although it does seem sketchy

  • Lucien


    7 hari yang lalu

    @Graham Westtrue that. haha i went and buy a used carbon tt bike instead.

  • Matthew
    Matthew11 hari yang lalu

    Nice or supernice? That thing is a pile of crap...nothing more than a bicycle shaped object.

  • MikeOnTheBox
    MikeOnTheBox11 hari yang lalu

    Isn't a heavier bike harder to stop because of the momentum?

  • MikeOnTheBox
    MikeOnTheBox11 hari yang lalu

    I did not understand what the problem with the handlebar was.

  • GEORGEE T Boom
    GEORGEE T Boom11 hari yang lalu

    I brought my second hand for £90 and its pretty super to me.

  • Adam Brickley
    Adam Brickley11 hari yang lalu

    My last bike was a carbon rear triangle SAB/ Planet X 105 groupset complete minus wheels from ebay for £170. Its not lack of money that makes people buy crap bikes, its lack of knowledge and possibly money too. ( Its for sale btw uf you want to test a 2nd hand £300 bike😁)

  • Albi Losha
    Albi Losha12 hari yang lalu

    That Triban thing costs like a thousand euros guys...

  • Rogue
    Rogue12 hari yang lalu

    man it weighs like my hardtail lol😅

  • Matthias Schmitt
    Matthias Schmitt12 hari yang lalu

    What a huge pile of crap. I rather spend all my money on booze than on that piece of shit.

  • Sack Reis
    Sack Reis12 hari yang lalu

    Plumbum bike

  • Sam Eppler
    Sam Eppler13 hari yang lalu

    I own that bike 😢

  • R&R Cycling
    R&R Cycling13 hari yang lalu

    I personally would like to see you guys do this exact same thing with the Winspace, Trifox and Super Team bikes.

  • Declan Jones
    Declan Jones14 hari yang lalu

    I work in a bike shop. I've seen a few Amazon Eurobikes come in for repair and can confirm they are terrible. Every time both hubs had knackered bearings after not much riding. But for £300 a Carrera Zelos or as mentioned Btwin would be a great choice.

  • mascara snake
    mascara snake14 hari yang lalu

    Euro anything makes my skin crawl!

  • Peter Enevoldsen
    Peter Enevoldsen14 hari yang lalu

    Train on the eurobike, race on the Canyon!

  • acme181169
    acme18116914 hari yang lalu

    Clearly a BSO!

  • josiah9008
    josiah900814 hari yang lalu

    You should review the SAVADECK Phantom 2.0 Carbon Fiber Road Bike 700C Racing Bicycle with Ultegra 8000 22 Speed Group Set, 25C Tire and Fizik Saddle- From Amazon and do a long term test of it. Its only $1,989.00.

  • Grant V
    Grant V15 hari yang lalu

    They didn’t really talk much about the rims themselves on the cheap bike. Like is it actually ‘carbon’ or alloy deep sections with stickers on it.. I’d like to know!

  • J K
    J K15 hari yang lalu

    Heap of shite

  • Manetty6
    Manetty615 hari yang lalu

    That's not a cassette, and it"s not going to give you "top speed" because it's a "7 speed". Those type of things are freewheels, that "cassettes'" can't feature a 11 or 10 teeth because of limitig fucktors.

  • BiGBaByBosS
    BiGBaByBosS16 hari yang lalu

    I love how it's not "how good is it" "But how bad is is it"

  • Richie Egg
    Richie Egg16 hari yang lalu

    The best bike is always the one you're riding.... apart from that one.

  • Marc Wilson
    Marc Wilson16 hari yang lalu

    How does a road bike even make it to 15kg? that's RIDICULOUSLY heavy. My old holdsworth steel 531 from 1980 weighs 12kg....

  • mtb_HT
    mtb_HT17 hari yang lalu

    It's Fernando Torres!

  • Matthew Snowdon
    Matthew Snowdon18 hari yang lalu

    If anyone is looking for a really good bike for around £400 I suggest looking at giant They have a 2021 bike rn for 400 its one of the best quality bikes id think you can get in that price point Although it is a mountain bike

  • Matthew Snowdon
    Matthew Snowdon18 hari yang lalu

    My bike is a secondhand trek marlin 5 once i renewed the parts it’s perfect i paid £300 and swapped my then current bike for parts to upgrade it I am definitely pleased with it i did a 6 hour ride all off road yesterday It did need a good bit of work i put about £130 in parts It didn’t exactly need it but I didn’t like the worn parts so i changed them Once I get some excess money it would be very nice to buy a road bike although im not exactly confident on the road but doesn’t mean I can’t learn Im considering joining the local team

  • Carsten Weiland
    Carsten Weiland18 hari yang lalu

    The frame looks like a Helliot bike frame, about 15 kg, the bonus of that is it really trains you on your hill performance. ;-))

  • Nagy Levi
    Nagy Levi19 hari yang lalu

    Moral of the story: There are £300 new bikes out there but there are no £300 road bikes. Not really.

  • Stu White
    Stu White19 hari yang lalu

    I've had a triban 3 for years. The red one with the carbon forks. It's a fantastic bike for £300.

  • David Tsai
    David Tsai19 hari yang lalu

    Hi, can the Eurobike fit onto a Wahoo Kickr trainer?

  • D1N02
    D1N0220 hari yang lalu

    It has a kick stand. Beat that :p Froomy never had a kick stand.

  • D1N02
    D1N0220 hari yang lalu

    I think it's a botch

  • OTB - Olde Tyme Biker
    OTB - Olde Tyme Biker20 hari yang lalu

    I've owned it for two years and it was my first "road bike""and still love it. 3500 miles and a few grades and still love it. No idea why, I have much better bike now, but I keep coming back lol

  • Needham Southerland
    Needham Southerland20 hari yang lalu

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  • Jace Ace
    Jace Ace21 hari yang lalu

    You get what you pay for.

  • Mark Greenhow
    Mark Greenhow21 hari yang lalu

    Don't know how you dare chuck 1000 watts+ through that thing, surprised it could stand it 😮

  • Ob1sdarkside
    Ob1sdarkside22 hari yang lalu

    Ollie should retire after this.

  • Dan G
    Dan G23 hari yang lalu

    You can get a lot better (admittedly less flashy) for about £200 off facebook! That gear setup is bonkers for any modern bike... Idk what they were thinking.

  • Edward Willems
    Edward Willems23 hari yang lalu

    Budget friendly kids bikes tend to look flashy and usually are very heavy too, having a lot unnessesary low quality 'gadgets' like suspension fork, disc brakes, too large gear range, etc. There are some brands specialising, like Woom, Frog, etc. What do kids really need for fun riding and what to choose from? Could you make a video about child bike essentials?

  • Graham Barker
    Graham Barker24 hari yang lalu

    these bikes look great....and are made to look great like so many....but they are shite.....really shite....

  • Beau H
    Beau H25 hari yang lalu

    I was looking at this bike as well as the 3 spoke model. Both from Amazon. I looked at the specs and comments. Based on the majority of the comments being negative. I would have to say no. Still searching for a road bike that will fit a heavier person. That has a decent price tag.

  • chawksey
    chawksey26 hari yang lalu

    Nice to see you guys riding local to me

  • Matthew Corr
    Matthew Corr26 hari yang lalu

    Great video! Cycling around Westbury, where I live! White Horse climb is tough enough without the 15KG bike haha

  • Adam Wetton
    Adam Wetton26 hari yang lalu

    Alex: this bike is horrible Me: has to road cycle on a 15kg MTB bike with phat tires :)

  • Michael E
    Michael E26 hari yang lalu

    Adequate? Sure. But given the emphasis on flash over substance at that price point, I would worry about the components wearing out after a few months' use. For any serious amount of cycling, a $1000 bike would potentially be less expensive over the long run simply by needing far fewer repairs or upgrades. (Lesson learned from several cheap bikes).

  • Tim Lewis
    Tim Lewis27 hari yang lalu

    15.4 kilos? That's a mountain bike! Mind you my road bike is 12.7 kg

  • Kane Studley
    Kane Studley28 hari yang lalu

    Sorry alex its a freewheel not a cassette

  • NuarStanger
    NuarStanger28 hari yang lalu

    How much did the "better" bike cost?

  • Wallacce Correa
    Wallacce CorreaBulan Yang lalu

    Thanks! You save me lots of regrets.

  • Liam Roche
    Liam RocheBulan Yang lalu

    Heavier bike - more friction to avoid going into a skid! In principle this shouldn't be a disadvantage as long as the brakes are powerful enough to cause a skid if you pull them too hard. The likely reason for shorter stopping distance would be better grip tyres on Ollies high spec bike.

  • talha dar
    talha darBulan Yang lalu

    crappy chinese bike. Get a used giant SCR

  • Qopiq q
    Qopiq qBulan Yang lalu

    Could you make a video for starters, to start kinda cheap? What is the best $300,- bike? How can you get decent clothing and such, but not with spending $2000,- for a bike and gear. Thats an insane amount for a starter

  • criggie
    criggieBulan Yang lalu

    Remember, ANY bike beats walking.

  • C345 OFR
    C345 OFRBulan Yang lalu

    Beware the BSO - bicycle-shaped object! Manufacturers of these types of bikes are preying on people's lack of knowledge. Alex said it best, at the end - if it _looks_ too good to be true, it _is_ .

  • T.C. Folkers
    T.C. FolkersBulan Yang lalu

    Why not buy a Chinese brand bike: Winspeed, Trifox, Yoleo or something similar, or are you not allowed??

    BLULANS E-BIKEBulan Yang lalu

    hi GCN,Please check my IDdown channel.Our S8 model might get your guys interested.@GCN

  • M Rich
    M RichBulan Yang lalu

    The 3 spoke version of this looks great

  • Doug Slug
    Doug SlugBulan Yang lalu

    It looks nice but the shifting .... I'll pass on that . Like everything else on Amazon ; it is overpriced junk . Amazon prices keep climbing & the quality goes straight into the dumpster .

  • Desmo Higgins
    Desmo HigginsBulan Yang lalu


  • Joe Mann
    Joe MannBulan Yang lalu

    Amazing bike, looks awesome too.

  • May Studios
    May StudiosBulan Yang lalu

    This videos a year late :( , bought this in lockdown last year and the biggest mistake ever

  • John Beaver
    John BeaverBulan Yang lalu

    The rim of its wheel is aluminium. That's why it is so heavy.

  • Dan Thompson
    Dan ThompsonBulan Yang lalu

    Good for a beginner it looks like 👍

  • Nancy Diaz
    Nancy DiazBulan Yang lalu

    tinyurl.com/girlsloveuqqk2 E generalmente accettato che i paesi in via di sviluppo attivo del Terzo Mondo illuminino caratteristiche estremamente interessanti del quadro nel suo insieme, ma ovviamente si deve tener conto di conclusioni specifiche. E generalmente accettato che le caratteristiche chiave della struttura del progetto saranno limitate esclusivamente dal modo di pensare.Nella loro ricerca per migliorare la qualita della vita, dimenticano che il concetto high-tech di ordine sociale non lascia spazio a richieste prioritarie. D'altra parte, il rafforzamento e lo sviluppo della struttura interna e eccellente per l'implementazione di un ragionamento profondo.💕 Apenas as acoes dos representantes da oposicao foram objetivamente consideradas pelas autoridades competentes. Senhores, a agenda economica de hoje passa pelo processo de introducao e modernizacao de experimentos que impressionam por sua escala e grandiosidade!

  • Yung Skywalk
    Yung SkywalkBulan Yang lalu

    Im looking for that un amazon and there unavailable 🙁

  • Thiago Luz
    Thiago LuzBulan Yang lalu

    I find these videos very unnecessary and even humiliating for some people. The reality of each country, continent is different from the pink world that some live in. £ 300 for you, in my country that would be the equivalent of 2,320 plus the import fee of 1400 ... totaling 3720 ... you would buy an excellent bike for 3720, right?

  • Murdoch
    MurdochBulan Yang lalu

    I hate bikes like these, but you can clearly tell its designed to trick people that dont know enough to buy them... There are plenty of bikes like this, this is a bit of an extreme example perhaps but I'm sure you would not need to search for too long to find similar things out there... If I had 300€ to spend on a bike, I'd go to one of the many refurbishers out there for bikes, you can get something super cool, sometimes even rare with new tires, sorted breaks and lights that will last for a very long time. This thing... it will most likely fall appart within the year... and be a headache.

  • Andrew Elrod
    Andrew ElrodBulan Yang lalu

    I actually own this bike, I got it at the start of quarantine last year when I was desperate for something to do to stay in shape outside the gym and had no idea what I was doing. I won't say it horrible, but it is heavy as shit and the gearing is severely lacking. I did replace the handlebars and the brakes/shifters with integrated shift/brake levers over the winter.

  • scott dove

    scott dove

    Bulan Yang lalu

    If you are enjoying cycling,you will be in another world on a proper entry level bike.look for second hand carbon.I bought an Italian bike with upper range SRAM components for less than £500.

  • Daniel Fish
    Daniel FishBulan Yang lalu

    It seems this bike is a great entry level for someone getting into cycling, could the components then be upgraded at a later stage? How strong are those weld points? Why not do a "Best bike for £300 that can be improved as you go."?

  • Kira Kaffee
    Kira KaffeeBulan Yang lalu

    what did they do to this bike to make it that heavy? I have a mountain bike from the late 80ies. good old steel. 3x7 gears like the superbike. more optimized to be my all purpose day to day vehicle than lightweight, so 1.9" tires with puncture protection. extensive mudguards. rear carrier. that one weighs 16kg with everything attached....

  • Mark cbay
    Mark cbayBulan Yang lalu

    Its only bad in the world of bike snobbery .For the new comer who wants to a bit of exercise its fine. The tech on that bike apart from disk brakes is not better than 70/80s decent bikes . Back then 300 would of been an expensive bike .So taking inflation into account its vey cheap