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Alex Paton

Impressive sprinter - quite possibly the fastest member of the GCN team

Alex has raced since he was eleven years old and has represented Great Britain in cyclocross championships on several occasions. He’s most proud of winning the red sprints jersey at the Tour of Britain in 2018 and since retiring from the pro ranks back in 2020 he’s now turned his passion to all things tech and loves the mechanics and tiny detail of how things work. He still can’t fathom the inner workings of Ollie’s mind though.

In his own words Alex likes to think he’s cool - but admits he’s actually more of a nerd at heart with a passion for RC cars, having the aircon set to exactly 20 degrees and keeping all of his snacks to himself. Go on Alex, give us a bite of your Peperami.

Latest articles from Alex

Link to What to look for when upgrading your road bike’s disc brakes
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What to look for when upgrading your road bike’s disc brakes

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Link to Could Classified's Powershift hub spell the end of front derailleurs? – GCN Tech Show
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Could Classified's Powershift hub spell the end of front derailleurs? – GCN Tech Show

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Link to Tubeless inserts, short cranks and track tyres: GCN Tech Clinic
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Tubeless inserts, short cranks and track tyres: GCN Tech Clinic

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Link to How to replace a gear cable on a road bike
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How to replace a gear cable on a road bike

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More articles from Alex

Link to Why Alex Paton is ditching Dura-Ace for mechanical 105
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Why Alex Paton is ditching Dura-Ace for mechanical 105

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Link to How much does bike technology really boost performance? - GCN Tech Show
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How much does bike technology really boost performance? - GCN Tech Show

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Link to Narrow handlebars, perfect bike saddles and chain wax: GCN Tech Clinic
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Narrow handlebars, perfect bike saddles and chain wax: GCN Tech Clinic

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Link to Bike set-up at the Giro d’Italia: The end of slammed stems?
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Bike set-up at the Giro d’Italia: The end of slammed stems?

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Link to Is pro racing becoming too boring to watch? – The GCN Show
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Is pro racing becoming too boring to watch? – The GCN Show

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Link to Hot tech and bikes spotted at the Giro d’Italia
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Hot tech and bikes spotted at the Giro d’Italia

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Link to Dream Build: Alex Paton's custom Campagnolo build part 2
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Dream Build: Alex Paton's custom Campagnolo build part 2

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Link to How to prevent your bike from being stolen – GCN Tech Show
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How to prevent your bike from being stolen – GCN Tech Show

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Link to Calculating watts, café locks and CO2 flats – GCN Tech Clinic
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Calculating watts, café locks and CO2 flats – GCN Tech Clinic

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Link to Dream build: Alex Paton's Sturdy titanium bike with Campagnolo Super Record EPS
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Dream build: Alex Paton's Sturdy titanium bike with Campagnolo Super Record EPS

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Link to Are carbon fibre handlebars actually better than aluminium?
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Are carbon fibre handlebars actually better than aluminium?

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Link to How to avoid getting scammed when buying a used bike – GCN Tech Show
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How to avoid getting scammed when buying a used bike – GCN Tech Show

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Link to Hookless rims, rusty drivetrains and narrow bars: GCN Tech Clinic
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Hookless rims, rusty drivetrains and narrow bars: GCN Tech Clinic

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Link to Presenter Challenge: What’s the best bike we can buy for under £2,000?
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Presenter Challenge: What’s the best bike we can buy for under £2,000?

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Link to Carbon frames on turbo trainers, chain length plus tyres and inner tubes – GCN Tech Clinic
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Carbon frames on turbo trainers, chain length plus tyres and inner tubes – GCN Tech Clinic

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Link to Can you trust your power meter?
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Can you trust your power meter?

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Link to Is tech making racing too dangerous? – GCN Tech Show
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Is tech making racing too dangerous? – GCN Tech Show

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Link to Di2 groupset change, bike helmet cleanse and excess chain lube: GCN Tech Clinic
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Di2 groupset change, bike helmet cleanse and excess chain lube: GCN Tech Clinic

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