Is This The Future Of Drivetrain Tech? | GCN Tech Show ep.178

Published on May 20th 2021


Bicycle drivetrains have remained unchanged for decades. Yes, advancements like electronic gears and oversized pulley wheels have improved things, but the basic principle of a cassette and chain have been around for years. So, when Ollie & Alex read about New Motion Labs new chain design that could be several percent more efficient than a traditional drivetrain, they were particularly excited. In this week’s GCN Tech show, we’re talking about the future of drivetrain technology! Get involved with this week's GCN Tech Show over on the GCN App! Which of these drivetrain innovations is the future? Have your say! 👉 This week's upgrades: This week's Bike Vault: Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: Subscribe: The GCN Shop: #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike 00:00 Intro 00:30 Last week’s poll 00:56 The future of drivetrain technology 10:20 This week’s poll 10:36 Hot Tech! 16:57 Screw riding up grades… 20:39 Bike Vault Do you think the days of mechs and chains are numbered? 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... 📹 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_Arcade Romance - ELFL.mp3 ES_Gave It All We Got (Instrumental Version) - Tommy Ljungberg.mp3 ES_I Just Bought the Sunset for You - par.mp3 ES_Melody Low Sad - SFX Producer.mp3 ES_Muddy Buddies - Jerry Lacey.mp3 ES_Music Orchestra Drama - SFX Producer.mp3 ES_Projectando - Don Bacilon.mp3 ES_Voice Clip Male 376 - SFX Producer.mp3 ES_News To Me 1 - Jon Bjork.mp3 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / 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: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - Zwift: