5 More Hacks To Make Your Bike Even Faster

Published on November 19th 2018


Recently we gave you 5 completely free hacks to go faster on your bike, and plenty of you got stuck in with comments with more suggestions. Jon thought it best to do a part two, so here are 5 more hacks to go even faster on your bike! Subscribe: http://gcntech.co/subscribetogcntech The GCN Shop: http://gcntech.co/dr GCN Tech Uploader: http://gcntech.co/upload Slam your stem - A controversial one to start with. Getting low is a sure fire way to get some extra speed as you will be capturing less air with your upper body, and if really extreme you could end up looking like a downhill skier. Apparently, you could save up to 10watts in aerodynamic drag if you lower your stem by 20mm, and accordingly reduce the angle of your torso too. But, it’s not all plain sailing as you need to have the strength to be able to ride and hold the position too. And for those of you wanting to slam, any changes should be in very small amounts and over a period of time. Don’t do it all at once as it could lead to injury. Narrower bars - So you’ve slammed your stem and got nice and low at the front end. We’re not done though, oh no! We’re now going to reduce your frontal area, that means getting narrow. Traditionally riders would opt for handlebars that were roughly the same size as their shoulders. However, there's been a bit of a buck to that trend. Over the past 5 years or so we’ve seen more and more professional cyclists going for narrower handlebars, maybe a couple of cms narrower or even to the extreme of Jan-Willem van Schip a dutch rider who is using, wait for it, 32cm wide bars at the hoods. Have you got any other suggestions to make your bike faster? Let us know in the comments. 👇 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 - http://gcntech.co/dq Watch more on GCN Tech... 5 Hacks For Free Speed 📹 gcntech.co/freespeed 4kg Hyper-Bike Build 📹 gcntech.co/4kghyperbike Music: Epidemic Sound Smiles - Jones Meadow 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