Does Tyre Width Affect Braking Distance On A Road Bike? | GCN Does Science(ish)

Published on August 29th 2020

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How much does tyre width affect braking distance on a road bike? One of the biggest advantages to wider tyres that has made the cycling world adopt them, are lower rolling resistances. But does that mean they negatively affect braking distances? To find out Jeremy loaded a bunch of spare tyres, some brake pads and rode up and down a steep hill to see if a narrower tyre stops faster than a wider one. Subscribe to GCN Race Pass now, 100% Racing, By Fans, For Fans. https://gcn.eu/Racepass Check out the GCN App: https://gcn.eu/app Introducing our brand new GCN Castelli Pro Training Kit - Shop Now https://gcn.eu/49G Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: https://gcn.eu/49F #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike Would you buy wider tyres for better braking performance? Sign up to the GCN newsletter https://gcn.eu/3K7 Join our Facebook community: http://gcn.eu/FBCommunity 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 - https://gcn.eu/49E Watch more on GCN... 📹 How To Brake Like A Pro | https://gcn.eu/1hqVaFn Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring you the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside #cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing https://gcn.eu/Castelli Giro Helmets https://gcn.eu/Giro Pinarello Bikes https://gcn.eu/Pinarello fi’zi:k Shoes & Saddles: http://gcn.eu/fizikshoes and http://gcn.eu/fiziksaddles Mavic Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Mavic Enervit Nutrition: https://gcn.eu/Enervit Topeak Tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon Bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Pirelli Tyres: https://gcn.eu/Pirelli Orbea Bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Vision Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Elite Bottles: https://gcn.eu/EliteBottles Whoop Fitness: https://gcn.eu/Whoop Komoot: https://gcn.eu/komoot GCN Japan: https://gcn.eu/subscribe-gcn-japan GCN Italia: https://gcn.eu/GCN-Italia Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe GCN Tech - http://gcntech.co/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below