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Video: What if bike tyres were made from ice? Someone actually tried it ...

Colin Furze, man behind the jet-powered Raleigh Shopper, is back with another insane video

This is perhaps the most insane bike video we’ve seen during 2014 – a bike that has ice for tyres, rather than rubber.

The film is the work of Colin Furze, who will be familiar to many of you through his jet-powered Raleigh Shopper video from last year.

His latest video sees him test those ice wheels over a variety of terrain – with what might best be described as mixed results.

Let’s just say there is a rather marked contrast in the ice-tyre equipped bike’s performance going uphill to when it is being ridden downhill, not to mention on an ice rink and a glacier …

Here’s the video, with the ‘making of’ clip showing the science behind it following below.



Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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