Can You Use A Carbon Road Bike On Gravel? | GCN Tech Clinic #AskGCNTech

Published on July 14th 2021

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Are carbon road bikes okay to use on gravel? Should you get new bikes serviced? How often should you charge Di2? Alex answers these questions and more on this week's Tech Clinic! 00:17 Is it okay to use a carbon road bike on gravel and how do I protect my frame? 01:28 Would it be worth upgrading the components on my 10 year old bike or should I get a new one? 02:39 How do I stop my carbon bars and allow stem creaking/clicking when I sprint? 03:59 Is "carbon fibre" a posh way of saying plastic? 05:05 Are there any glasses or visors to help with Schermer's Neck (neck muscle fatigue) when riding a TT bike? 06:29 What maintenance should I do after my bike gets soaking wet in a rainstorm? 07:24 The manufacturer of my new bike suggests I need to get an inspection after 300km, is this really necessary? 08:32 How often should I charge my Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset? 09:59 Is my first bike (Aerodynamic, 10kg, Shimano Sora) good enough, or should I look for a new bike? Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: https://gcn.eu/plus Subscribe: http://gcntech.co/subscribetogcntech The GCN Shop: https://gcn.eu/64D #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike Do you have a burning tech question? Leave it in the comments below using the hashtag #AskGCNTech and we'll answer it in a future Tech Clinic! If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 http://gcntech.co/canyonkom 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 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: https://gcn.eu/subscribe-gcn-japan GCN Italia: https://gcn.eu/GCN-Italia Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse Facebook - http://gcntech.co/gcntechfb Instagram - http://gcntech.co/gcntechinsta Twitter - http://gcntech.co/gcntechtweet Zwift: https://gcn.eu/Zwif