How To Test Your Bike To Make It Faster | GCN Does Science

Published on October 27th 2018


Working out how to make your position on the bike more aero can be really expensive. So Emma has some top tips on how to do your own, completely free experiments while out on the bike! Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Get exclusive GCN gear in our shop: In association with Controltech. We do love to do a bit of science here on GCN, but the problem with the tests we run, is that they tend to be quite case specific. So the results we find are probably only valid for us, on that day, riding that particular road, in those particular conditions. But you can actually run some really good tests and experiments by yourself, and get results that will help you go much faster. There are a number of things to take into account when planning an experiment: Variables Validity: Making sure you're measuring what you want to measure, and not something else instead. Repeatability: Perform the tests a number of times for each variable change, that way you can ignore any outlier results. Reliability: If there is more of a difference between the times for one variable than there is between the times for the two different variables, your test isn't very reliable. Measurement 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 - Watch more on GCN... 📹 Does Size Matter? Music: Epidemic Sound Seona - Ooyy Khandi - Ooyy Ganja - Ooyy Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /