Fast Vs Practical Bike Tech - Can You Have It Both Ways? | GCN Tech Show Ep. 272

Published on March 9th 2023


Rim brakes vs disc brakes, dropper posts, groupsets… when you want to go fast on the bike, there are lots of things to consider. However, going faster comes at the cost of practicality. But is it worth it? Conor and Manon discuss on this week’s show, as well as bringing you some tech news from Classified, new Most Desirable Bike in the World polls, and, of course, the Bike Vault!

00:00 Intro
00:30 Most Desirable Bike in the World
03:32 Speed vs Practicality
07:52 Snacks of the Week
09:32 Orbea Gain competition
10:06 Hot Tech
17:48 Comments of the Week
19:23 Bike Vault

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Most Desirable Bike in the World:
Cannondale SystemSix vs Scott Foil RC 👉
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Most Superniced Bike of the Week:
Ribble Endurance SL Disc 👉

This Week’s Bike Vault:
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 8 Di2 👉
Ridley Fenix SLiC 👉
Cervélo P5X 👉
Marin Headlands 👉

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