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5 Unbelievably Light Hill Climb Bikes | 2020 National Hill Climb Champs Tech

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We were at the 2020 National Hill Climb Championships to take a look at some of the wildest, maddest most ultra-lightweight tech to feature at this year’s event.

Hill climb racing is all about your power-to-weight ratio and, while aero considerations come into play on longer or faster climbs, there are still potentially significant gains to be made by dropping weight from your bike.

Potential performance gains aside, dropping grams from your bike is also a lot of fun, and ogling the resulting builds is even more fun (and less harmful to your bank account than doing it yourself).

Which of these stealthy bikes makes you want to ride uphill as fast as possible? Would you like to try hill climbing? Let us know in the comments!

This video was filmed before Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in England. Some shots used are also from 2019 and 2018, before the pandemic.

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📸 Matt Grayson:

📸 Paul Paxford:

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Presenter: Jack Luke
Camera: Robyn Furtado
Editor: Robyn Furtado
Producer: Felix Smith

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46 Comments

  1. Which of these stealthy bikes makes you want to ride uphill as fast as possible? Would you like to try hill climbing? Let us know in the comments!

  2. Boy, things have changed. What happened to full Campagnolo beautiful Columbus tubing Custom made Wizard and Masi bicycles? Been 20+ years since I have been on my Schwinn High Sierra 40 Lb. Mountain bicycle. As a trainer of mainly Senior 2 riders I could stay with the Cat 1 and 2 paks pretty well training 300 to 500 miles per week. Those were the days!

  3. Jack appears to still be in his Wee Willie Winkie halloween costume for this video

  4. I'd pick the fixed-gear Dolan for a hill climb any day! (well, at least for a short, steep one)

  5. I managed to do Streatley Hill at 54 mph… What fun.

  6. My bike weighs 3kgs and I weigh 140kgs, any good?

  7. Rumor has it andrew feather's balls are heavier than his bike

  8. 🤔 Hills? I live in the Netherlands 5 meters below sea level…

  9. Josh is my mechanic so a bit biased to be fair but defo looks the best out of all of them. Cube all day long!!!!!

  10. Some nice bikes; but I've never understood the attraction of hillclimbs – ultra lightweight riders and bikes need only apply.

  11. Why go with a normal sized bike though? Get some 20 inch wheel and drop some real weight!
    Perhaps od sized wheel combinations would also be nice to experiment with 🤔

  12. There is something mischievously zen-like in presenters demeanor. I think it answers the question of: what it would look like if a Buddhist monk who was a bike racer in previous life, dreamt he was a Pokemon, and went to make a video while sleepwalking.☺️

  13. Hill climbs are very popular in Japan where I live. They are generally much longer but many are also steep and it is surprising that you don’t see this level of commitment to weight weeniism. If you could do a Japanese version of this video, it might start a revolution… and send the price of Hunt tubular wheels and Cane Creek ee brakes skyrocketing!

  14. ✊🏻 always helpful and enjoyable videos! If youre into the budget friendly MTB community please please watch my quick reviews 🙏🏻🙏🏻 god bless and have a great day

  15. Hill climbing is utterly intriguing. I ride road to stay fit for MTB. Living in Vermont we are all about the climb to get the down. Most of the KOM's on my local road route are up hill. LONG LIVE THE CLIMB!

  16. No disc brakes 🙂 Please tell me, why bikes manufactures are forcing people to buy bikes with disc brakes.

  17. Gutted my prediction of all the HC races being cancelled (including nationals) didn't pay off. Not because I didn't get to race, no. Because my bike didn't get to feature on this glorious channel with Jack 😂.

  18. Hill climb is not really a thing here in Washington state. I see you covering it or talking about it allot on here which makes me think it's a big thing in europe. It should be big here in Seattle since we definatly have hills. You can go for a ride and gain and loose 2,000 feet easily in under 6 miles without even leaving the relative down town area. Smooth pavement, cobles, dirt trails we have it all right outside your door.

  19. I understand. Too much home-office is a slippery slope but staying in pajamas even for a video posing is maybe pushing it too far 🙂

  20. I’ve just realized that hills climbs are normal to me. My hometown where I used to live is actually called Addition Hills. The first thing I do when I get back home from school as a kid is ride my bike (first BMX & later MTB) all over town. I love to ride fast. So what I do is climb the highest hills so I can ride really fast downhill. I never thought picking up cycling again as an adult that i’m a hill climber. Since i’ve always fancied myself as a downhill rider.

  21. so they’re not wearing helmets because it weighs too much..?

  22. I'd take the fixie over all 4 of the other bikes

  23. Video of MTB on a road hill climb vid is stupid

  24. Seeing as the SuperSix Hi-Mod (with horizontal top tube and non-dropped seat-stays) is the nicest frame from the last 5 or 10 years, it obviously wins on this list too 🙂

  25. Don't care how fast or how good you are. Not wearing a helmet on a bike is full idiocy!😏

  26. I prefer a 3by but I would pick the Cube light, cool ride

  27. My favourite?The Dolan fixie,hands down.

    And here's something that I imagined:

    Converting a road bike to ss(with an appropriate ss freehub conversion kit and chain tensioner),while using those Hunt wheels.We might be seeing a weight loss of at least 100g(from the lack of shift cable,and the option to use tt brake levers on bullhorn bars).

  28. Cutting 20g rubber hoods off your shifters and then wearing a helmet, right.

  29. très bonne vidéo je vais suivre ta chaine !!!

  30. McFk is pronounced as MuckFuck. how brilliant is that.

  31. They're all quirky and awesome, but the Rose X-Lite steals the show.

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