Retro Vs Modern - Cobbled Classics Carbon Bike Special

Published on April 1st 2017


In association with Flanders Tourism. Simon and Matt go on a voyage aboard two cobbled classics bikes in this special edition of Retro Vs Modern! Subscribe to GCN: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! What do you think of the comparison? Let us know your thoughts on these two cobbled classics bikes in the comments below 👇 Ex-Professional cyclists Simon Richardson and Matt Stephens have a "classic" Retro Vs Modern bike special for you, including a battle up the infamous Muur van Geraardsbergen. Simon is riding the Colnago C40 of Johan Museuuw that he rode during his cobbled classics campaign in the year 2000. Matt is on board the Trek Domane of Yaroslav Popovych that was used in the spring classics of the 2016 season. The monocoque frame design of the Trek Domane features an IsoSpeed decoupler to aid comfort as well as doubling vertical compliance. A handy feature for the cobbled races is the integrated chainkeeper/catcher should the rough stuff throw your chain off! The Colnago C40 was and still is highly commended for it's comfort and also the stiffness due to the pro's edition receiving extra layers of carbon. Check out Simon's stretched out position, a true belgian classic hardman position, long and low! The terrain that the guys rode the bikes in was the Flemish Ardennes ideal for bikes of this nature! If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GCN... Retro Bike Or Modern Bike? How Have Bikes Changed? 📹 Riding With The Lion Of Flanders – GCN Interviews Cycling Legend Johan Museeuw 📹 Music: Chasewerk - Marc Adamo, Tico Zamora Come Together - Per Ljungqvist, Donnie Dragon Keep On Rising - Per Ljungqvist, Donnie Dragon Hot Desert - Marc Adamo, Tico Zamora Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /