The infamous cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix have led riders to experiment wildly throughout the race’s long history, but we’ve also seen plenty of winners riding relatively normal bikes, too.
With the 2020 edition due to take place this weekend but cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, BikeRadar’s Jack Luke and Simon Bromley discuss some of the weird and wonderful bikes used to tame the pavé over the years.
The duo also reveal the lengths pro riders and teams will apparently go to avoid simply running wider tyres.
This podcast accompanies an article we’ve also published, with our team’s pick of the coolest Paris-Roubaix bikes of all time. You can vote for your favourite, too.
Riding since the age of 13, Technical Editor Tom has ridden hundreds of bikes over the past few years, from aero race bikes to EWS-ready enduro rigs, with a fair few others in between. Most likely found in the woods practicing his scandi-flicks.