Is 3D-Printed Titanium The Future Of Bikes? | GCN Tech Show Ep. 282

Published on May 18th 2023


Carbon fiber is dead. Okay, we admit thatโ€™s a bit extreme, but are its days of being cyclingโ€™s wonder material coming to an end? Alex and Manon are joined by framebuilding guru Tom Sturdy for a deep dive into 3D printing and the process of making titanium bikes. We also have news of a new Pinarello mountain bike, speedy boy all-condition tyres, and a whole lot more!

00:00 Intro
00:42 Tom Sturdy
01:28 What is 3D printing?
03:25 Benefits of 3D printing bike parts
04:45 Cost comparison with carbon fiber
06:12 Methods of making titanium bikes
08:00 Shifting to titanium from carbon fiber
09:50 Different printing processes
11:22 Optimising the process
13:08 Customised geometry
14:30 Could a bike be fully 3D-printed?
17:35 Will 3D-printed titanium replace carbon?
19:02 New GCN helmet partner! 
19:47 Pinarello XC mountain bike 
21:17 Elite water bottle steriliser 
22:21 Pirelli P-Zero Race 4S tyres
23:28 Q36.5 kit
26:06 Peloton bike recall
26:37 Park Tool bottom bracket tool
27:15 Comments of the Week
32:02 Bike Vault

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