Does Size Matter? | GCN Tech Investigates The Best Disc Brake Rotor Size For A Road Bike

Published on January 31st 2021


Braking is an important aspect for safe and fast cycling, but just what is the best sized disc brake rotor to use? Is bigger actually better? Will larger disc brakes slow you down faster? Hydraulic disc brakes are a contentious topic in cycling, but they are becoming increasingly popular amongst cyclists and manufacturers alike for their reliability in bad weather and great performance. Alex and Ollie swap between 140mm and 160mm rotors and measure their stopping distances from 40kph to find out.... Check out the GCN App: Subscribe: The GCN Shop: #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike Which rotor sizes would you prefer to use? If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 Why Ollie Chose Rim Brakes | Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Air Ratchet 4 - SFX Producer Air Ratchet 5 - SFX Producer Air Ratchet Rev 1 - SFX Producer Air Ratchet Tighten 8 - SFX Producer Animal (Instrumental Version) - Suffer City Animal Crackers - Justnormal Clean Cut - Bonkers Beat Club Heart In Hand (Instrumental Version) - Wellmess (1) Luminescent Waves - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist Palisades - Gregory David Silhouette (Young Community Remix) (Instrumental Version) - Cacti Take Out - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist Wizards at the Circus - Mac Taboel 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 -