Like Frankie sang: when two tribes go to war, one is all that you can score. But which cyclist can do the other cyclist’s discipline the bestest?
Let’s find out.
This video is to mark Madison’s 40th anniversary and features two Madison veteran racers – mountain biker Marc Beaumont and road racer Tobyn Horton – duking it out in Wales, first over a road climb challenge (which we *think* is Bwlch y Groes in Gwynedd), then with by an off-road challenge (at Revolution Bike Park).
We won’t go into any more details and spoil it but suffice to say it’s one of the better formats of the road-vs-mtb trope that we’ve seen so far. Beaumont properly buries himself on the road climb and Horton shows some impressive MTB handling skills.
Madison explain: “As part of our Madison 77 celebrations – celebrating 40 years of the brand – we got Marc Beaumont from Madison Saracen and Tobyn Horton from Madison Genesis and set them a couple of challenges to see who’s a better rider: a pro downhill mountain biker or a pro road cyclist. Filmed by Nico Turner, this video has taken a little while to complete, but we’re pretty pleased with how it’s turned out.”
Saracen: “Madison Saracen team rider Marc Beaumont takes on Madison Genesis team rider Tobyn Horton as they go head to head to answer the age old question – who’s faster, mountain bikers or road riders?”