Watch: road rider vs mtb rider – Joe Barnes vs Nils Politt

Who has the most gears? Who drives the flashest car? And who only eats mashed potato? Find out in our road vs mtb face-off, in partnership with Canyon
Playlist 20 Videos Watch: road rider vs mtb rider – Joe Barnes vs Nils Politt 02:26 Watch: Taking on the toughest climbs of the Tour of Flanders 13:52 The Lead Out: April 2019 - Cobbled Classics preview 36:50 The Lead Out: March 2019 - Milan-San Remo preview 34:48 Watch: Tour of Oman 2019 stage two highlights 06:33 Watch: Tour Down Under 2019 stage six highlights 05:38 Watch: Tour Down Under 2019 stage five highlights 00:00 Watch: Tour Down Under 2019 stage two highlights 05:23 Watch: Tour Down Under 2019 stage one highlights 04:49 The Lead Out: January 2019 - Tour Down Under and season preview 25:30 Watch: The best bits of the 2018 Tour de France 07:54 Watch: Tour de France 2018 stage 21 highlights 03:53 Watch: 2018 Tour de France stage 20 highlights 04:18 Watch: 2018 Tour de France stage 19 highlights 05:17 Watch: Tour de France 2018 stage 18 highlights 03:56 Watch: Tour de France 2018 stage 17 highlights 04:48 Watch: Tour de France 2018 stage 16 highlights 04:23 Watch: Tour de France 2018 stage 15 highlights 04:25 Watch: Tour de France 2018 stage 14 highlights 04:14 Watch: Tour de France 2018 stage 13 highlights 03:38

Road cyclists and mountain bikers. Or rather, road cyclists versus mountain bikers. It’s a rivalry as old as… well, as old as the mountain bike really.

In reality though, these days almost all cyclists dabble in a bit of everything that involves two-wheel pushbikes.

Roadies are frequently dabbling in dirt. And many mountain bikers munch up the miles on a tarmac-eating speed machine.

But how well do professional bike racers know the ins and outs of their opposite numbers? Do mountain bikers know more about road racing than road racers know about mountain biking?

Do Canyon’s pro riders Nils Politt and Joe Barnes know what each other get up to in the shower?

And did Donald Trump really win the 2016 Enduro World Series?

We decided to find out during a chinwag at the Canyon Pure Mountain Festival earlier this year.

Who is Nils Politt?

Nils is a German professional road racer for Katusha-Alpecin. The 23 year old finished in third place in this year’s German National Championships TT,  and is scheduled to race the 2017 Tour de France this July.

Who is Joe Barnes?

Joe is a legend in the UK enduro scene. He’s well known for both his racing results – which include numerous top-10 finishes at the Enduro World Series – and his wild riding style that is frequently shown off in some very mucky videos indeed.