4 New Wonder Materials That Can Change Cycling | GCN Tech Show Ep. 54

Published on January 10th 2019

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Welcome to the GCN Tech Show - this week we have the first smart bike integrating Amazon Alexa, 4 new hi-tech wonder materials that could revolutionise cycling, as well as your upgrades and the bike vault. Subscribe: http://gcntech.co/subscribetogcntech The GCN Shop: https://gcntech.co/9X GCN Tech Uploader: http://gcntech.co/upload This Week Jon is out in Australia for the Tour Down under in search of the latest World Tour Bike Tech… So stay tuned for our 2019 World tour bikes guide which is coming soon. In other news, UK Retailer Halfords has unveiled the world’s first connected smart bike with access to Amazon Alexa. It’s called the Cybic and the head of Halfords is quoted as saying “We’ve seen innovations in alternative commuting go from strength to strength and after electric bikes, we predict that the next big trend for commuters will be smart bikes.” This look at future tech got us thinking, so here are 4 new high tech and very exciting materials that could have a big impact on cycling in the future. This is a patented lightweight fabric made from 100% stainless steel mesh with a solar selective coating. The fabric is excellent at absorbing heat in the form of UV Light and is very good at conducting and dispersing that heat throughout the entire material. It is said to offer a huge amount of insulation for very low bulk - so you can imagine why applications in winter cycling kit could be very exciting. The makers reckon it has 25% more insulation than a traditional jacket! It’s flexible too. Hang on though. If it uses sunlight to get warm, is it really cold in the dark? Apparently not, when the sun goes down it can use your own body heat to insulate you. But it is able to thermoregulate to stop you overheating and dissipate excess heat. This isn’t science fiction either. Back in 2016, a general purpose outdoor jacket utilising this tech met its funding target on IndieGoGo. What new material do you think could change cycling? Do you know of any we haven't mentioned? Let us know in the comments below.👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - https://gcntech.co/9W Watch more on GCN Tech... Conti GP5000 Unboxing 📹 https://gcntech.co/unboxinggp5000 Chris' Orbea Orca Aero 📹 https://gcntech.co/opiebike Music: Epidemic Sound Crowd Teens Cheer 9 - SFX Producer Harp Wind Chimes - SFX Producer Museums Guided Tours 1 - Magnus Ringblom I Play Colors - Justnormal Trumpet Charge - SFX Producer Feriado - Martin Landh Turn The Page (Instrumental Version) - Alexander Bergil A Magical Evening Begins - Gavin Luke Glamorous Housewives 8 - Magnus Ringblom Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that matter. GCN Tech is utterly obsessed with seeking out and showcasing the best in bikes, tech, products and upgrades. Everywhere. Every week. From news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GCN Tech Show, pro bikes, set-up tips and more, we geek out over the tiny details that can make the big differences to you. With years of racing and industry expertise, we also bring you instructive maintenance videos to hone your mechanical skills, as well as behind the scenes factory tours and in-depth analysis of kit chosen by the pro peloton to keep your finger on the pulse of cycling’s latest technological innovations. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on cycling tech. Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse Facebook - http://gcntech.co/gcntechfb Instagram - http://gcntech.co/gcntechinsta Twitter - http://gcntech.co/gcntechtwee