Is This The Biggest Bike Tech Innovation Of All Time? | Shimano Total Integration Game Changer

Published on June 13th 2021

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In 1990, Shimano changed road bike gears forever with the launch of the Shimano Total Integration system or, as it's better known, STI. Combining shifters with brake levers and moving away from down tube shifters changed the ways the pros raced and made road riding a lot more comfortable, ergonomic, and a little bit faster! In this video, Alex checks out what makes up an STI lever, and how they came about. In association with Shimano: www.shimano.com 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/5VL #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike Does your bike have STI levers? Let us know in the comments below! If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 https://gcn.eu/show439 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_VHS Hero - Lofive.wav ES_Drone Space 1 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Film Projector 1 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Film Synchronizer 136 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Slide Projector 5 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Space Whoosh Ascend 2 - SFX Producer.wav ES_Your Touch (Instrumental Version) - Particle House.wav ES_Would You Like to Be With Me - Isaac Elliott.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