GCN's Dodgy Crystal Ball - Predictions For 2019 | The GCN Show Ep. 312

Published on January 1st 2019


Happy New Year! To get you through the morning after the night before, we’ve got four predictions for the year ahead, a bumper edition of hacks and bodges and an exciting new challenge for Lloydy! What will we see in our crystal ball(s)..? Fan Kit Winter Sale - Get Up to 40% Off: https://gcn.eu/14C Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: https://gcn.eu/14B Subscribe to GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/gcn-en-espanol Submit your content with our new uploader: http://gcn.eu/upload Join our Facebook community: http://gcn.eu/FBCommunity With 2019 now officially upon us, we thought we’d be so bold as to make 4 predictions for the cycling world this year, and see if you lot agree with us. That’s right, we’ve got two each. I shall get us started. I predict that the gap between the equipment the pros use and the equipment the rest of us use will increase massively this year. Every piece of equipment the pros use is designed with performance in mind, to go as fast as possible for the power that they put in. Unfortunately, that speed often comes at the expense of comfort. And I think that many of us are coming to the conclusion that, for the type of riding we do, comfort is top priority. Are you sure that this isn’t just a sign that you’re basically middle aged now? Well, it could be, but I still think I’m right. Because unless you’re pinning a number on and competing, do you really need to be slammed, with your 25mm tyres pinging along at 120psi, and a skinsuit that needs the help of two other people to actually get it on? I take your point. The only reason I use an aero helmet these days is to keep the rain off my head. Exactly, so whilst the pros and their teams will continue to search for the smallest of advantages with their equipment, the rest of us will be on bikes and in clothing that have more of an emphasis on comfort, durability, and above all, versatility, even if it is at the sacrifice of a small amount of speed. 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/14A Watch more on GCN... 📹 Emma's Hour Record https://gcn.eu/emmashour Music: Epidemic Sound & Cue Hakan Eriksson - Dazed Victor Olsson - On The Farm 2 Sebastian Forslund - Moshpit Madness 3 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/