Should You Switch Your Bike's Front And Rear Tyre Around? | GCN Tech Clinic #AskGCNTech

Published on May 12th 2021


Should you switch your bike's front and rear tyres around? Are deep section carbon wheels more fragile than shallow aluminium rims? Could Apple Air Tags be the answer to stopping bicycle theft? All of these questions, and more, answered in this week's GCN Tech Clinic!  

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00:00 Intro
00:16 How do you approach an unavoidable pothole?
01:11 Could Apple Airtag be used for bike tracking and anti-theft?
02:35 Why does my indoor trainer have so much resistance?
04:05 Should you swap your rear tyre to the front when it’s worn slightly?
05:10 Are deep section wheels more fragile?
06:41 How should you clean your bike after riding on dusty, dry roads?

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