Does A Bike Throw On The Finish Line Really Make A Difference? | GCN Tech Clinic

Published on August 25th 2021

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Can you use degreaser to clean braking surfaces? Has Ollie crashed recently? Why do road bikes even have drop bars? All these questions and more are answered by Alex and Manon in this week's Tech Clinic! Time Stamps: 0:20 - Does a bike throw on the finish line really make a difference? 1:12 - Can I use degreaser to clean brake rims and pads? 1:48 - Why do bikes have drops if they're less aerodynamic? 2:37 - Has Ollie crashed recently? 3:26 - Why does my new bike feel strange under power? 4:45 - Will moving my saddle position help me with my pedal stroke? 6:16 - Where should slow riders ride on the velodrome if there are lots of pace lines? 7:10 - Can I drill a hole in my bike to get rid of water? 8:13 - If I change from Shimano Ultegra Di2 to Shimano 105 mechanical, what parts can I keep? 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/6in #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike Have you got any burning tech questions? Let us know in the comments below, and we'll feature you on a future show! If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 Ultrafondo Bike Check! - https://gcn.eu/6io Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_Zone Out - Daniel Fridell.mp3 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