Are Gearboxes the Future for Road Bikes? | GCN Tech Show Ep. 205

Published on November 25th 2021


Shifting is an integral part of cycling (fixie riders aside!) as we need to optimise the gear we’re in for the terrain we’re riding. Some mountain bikes have now started using gearboxes in place of cassettes and derailleurs, so we've been wondering if this could be the future of changing gear on road bikes? We’ve got this and all your favourite weekly segments on this week’s show! Castelli Unlimited Giveaway 👉 This Week’s Poll: Are gearboxes the future of road bikes? Vote on the GCN App! 👉 This Week’s Upgrades: Pub Bike vs Gravel Crusher Vote for your favourite on the GCN App! 👉 This Week’s Bike Vault: Cervélo S5 - Specialised Tarmac SL6 Expert - Kona Dr Fine - Wilier Triestina Imperiale - Trek Domane AL3 - Storck Aerfast.3 Comp Disc - Cortina - Vielo V+1 Alto - Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: Subscribe: The GCN Shop: #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike 00:00 Intro 00:30 Last Week's Poll 00:57 Main Talking Point 06:09 This Week's Poll 06:23 Hot Tech - Part 1 08:27 Castelli Unlimited Competition 08:58 Hot Tech - Part 2 16:02 Screw Riding Up Grades, Buy Upgrades 20:09 Bike Vault Would you consider a road bike with a sealed gearbox? 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. 👍 Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 Superbike Vs E Bike: What Makes You Faster? - Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_English Breakfast - Jobii.mp3 ES_Blurred Out - Yomoti.mp3 ES_Siamese Sea - Molife.mp3 ES_Putting It Out There - The New Fools.mp3 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech is the only channel you need for all things bike tech – past, present and future. Simply put, we’re obsessed with tech: we seek out and showcase the best in bikes, components, tech, accessories, upgrades and more from races and events, tech shows and product launches across the globe to bring you the best in road bike technology. We’ve also got great maintenance videos to help you get the most from your bike; pro-bike tours from all the biggest races; special features and the weekly GCN Tech Show. We also take a deeper look into the future of cycling, apps, smart tech and virtual riding. Join us on the channel and the GCN App to submit your content, vote on the latest tech and keep abreast of exciting new trends. GCN Japan: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - Zwift: