Chain Waxing, 1x Setups & Tubeless Rolling Resistance | GCN Tech Clinic

Clock00:00, Wednesday 24th May 2023

What’s the science behind tubeless tyres having lower rolling resistance? Should you get a 1x drivetrain if you spend 90% of your ride in the small ring? What size pot should you buy for waxing a chain at home? Alex is joined by Tom Sturdy to answer these questions and more on this week’s GCN Tech Clinic.

0:00 Intro
0:21 How do pro teams bed in new disc brake pads?
1:17 What size pot should I buy for chain waxing?
2:08 Why does tubeless have lower rolling resistance?
2:48 Should I account for air loss when pumping up tyres?
3:51 What’s the most aero water bottle position?
4:50 Should I get a 1x if I usually ride in the small ring?
6:08 Could you inflate tyres with hydrogen to save weight?

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