Custom Cycling Tech: Hot Or Not? | GCN Tech Show Ep. 31

Published on August 2nd 2018

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Jon and Chris are back in the workshop to host the 31st GCN Tech Show. This week we talk all things customised tech, extra jersey pockets, multi-coloured tyres and of course, the bike vault. GCN Summer Sale - Enjoy Up to 50% Off: http://gcntech.co/84 Subscribe: http://gcntech.co/subscribetogcntech Subscribe to GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/gcn-en-espanol Check out the GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/Lu Submit your photos and videos with our new uploader http://gcntech.co/upload What’s hot in the world of tech this week? Trek has launched an Emonda ALR 4 and ALR 5 disc, and they follow the same design as the carbon offerings in the Emonda family that are out there already. These are built from 300 series Alpha aluminium tubes that are hydroformed into shape and then joined using “Invisible Weld Technology” so from a first look you could be confused for thinking the frame is actually carbon. This year's Tour de France has got us thinking just how much we love customised kit! Almost every rider seems to have their own personalised touch on the bike these days. That wasn’t really something you saw as much of in the past. And whilst I actually think it is a really neat touch, how has it become so mainstream? Bahrain Merida also used their Aero Number holder again at le Tour. Which looks to be made by their clothing sponsor Sportful. The panel is essentially a thin mesh layer on the outside of the pockets, which the numbers can then be inserted behind and held neatly. Tom Dumoulin was nearly in an embarrassing situation at the TDF final time trial, as he misplaced his world champs TT skinsuit. There was a panicky phone call to team kit supplier Etxeondo, at 9.30 in the morning, they made a replacement by hand! and by 2pm Dumoulin had a brand new one delivered. The joys of being just 45 mins drive away from the factory I guess. What’s your opinion? Do you like custom tech, do you have any yourself? 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/7t Watch more on GCN Tech... Bernal's Pinarello X-Light 📹 http://gcntech.co/bernalpina 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