BikeRadar Friday Shorts Podcast | Paris-Roubaix – the weird and wonderful

With the 2020 Paris-Roubaix race cancelled, we've delved into the archives to find our favourite ever bikes from the Hell of the North

BikeRadar Friday Shorts Podcast | Paris-Roubaix – the weird and wonderful

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.

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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.

Johan Musseuw from Belgium during the 1994 Paris-Roubaix. (Photo by Jerome Prevost/TempSport/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
A wide variety of bikes have been used to try and tame the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix over the race’s long history.
Jerome Prevost/TempSport/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

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