Can A Vintage Superbike Survive A Killer Climb?

Published on May 20th 2022


Top level bikes have changed a lot over the years. Modern-day superbikes are now lighter, more aerodynamic and have a wider range of gears to help you get over the climbs. But can a retro superbike from the 1960s survive a killer climb with gradients od up to 25%? Si took a re-creation of Eddy Merckx’s 1969 Faema bike to our local wall to find out. Watch Retro Vs Modern: The Ultimate Test on GCN+ 👉 Useful Links: Adventure Documentaries, Exclusive Shows & Live Racing on GCN+: Download the GCN App for free: Join us at the Global Bike Festival: Visit the GCN Shop: Join the GCN Club: Which bike from history would you most like to ride? Let us know in the comments below! 💬 If you liked this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up 👍 and share it with your friends! Watch more on GCN... 📹 Tandem Vs Killer Climb 👉 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 📹 Or why not check out our Features Playlist 👉 ​​ 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 Thriving Seas (Instrumental Version) - Blood Red Sun The Story Begins - Hampus Naeselius Koko Arrest Me (Instrumental Version) - Blacktop Banks The Dark Wizard - Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen Drunks on Bicycles - Martin Landstrom I'll Be Me - Penny Lane I'll Be Me (Instrumental Version) - Penny Lane Down to Seconds - Trevor Kowalski Death by Tumbleweed - Walt Adams Close Quarters - Hampus Naeselius Crescendo Reverse 1 - SFX Producer A New Girlfriend (Instrumental Version) - Blacktop Banks #gcn #cycling #roadbike #bike #retro #vintage #vs #challenge Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside Cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: Giro Helmets: Pinarello Bikes: Zipp Wheels: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Pirelli Tyres: Orbea Bikes: Vision Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Elite Bottles: Whoop Fitness: Komoot: Selle Italia: SIS: Zwift: Shimano Wheels: Shadow Stand: DMT Shoes: Muc-Off: Watch our sister channels: GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training - Global Mountain Bike Network - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network -