GCN Tech's Ultimate Guide To Bike Wheels | Which Is Right For You?

Published on June 5th 2021


Wheels are one of the best bang-for-your-buck upgrades you can make on your bike. Upgrading to a lightweight wheelset can make you spritely like a gazelle up your local hills, an aerodynamic wheelset can be all the difference when you're travelling at high speeds on the flat. Buying the right wheels for your steed can be complicated, disc brake vs rim brake, tubeless vs clincher, quick-release vs thru-axle, all of these choices are important to get right. Ollie is here to save the day, with a comprehensive guide on different types of wheels and what you should be able to get for your money! 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/5TG #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike Have you upgraded your wheels? What do you prefer, aero or lightweight? 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. 👍 Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 What's The Ideal Depth For An Aerodynamic Wheel Rim? - https://gcn.eu/5E3 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_Wave - [ocean jams].wav ES_Fresh STEMS MELODY - Yellowbase.zip ES_Lil Critterz - Justnormal.wav ES_Scootaloo - Jobii.wav ES_Spaced - [ocean jams].wav ES_W's & Bankroll (Instrumental Version) - Iso Indies.wav ES_Automate - [ocean jams].wav 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