Should Your Bike Cranks Spin Freely? | Monday Maintenance

Published on April 19th 2021

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The crank on your bike should spin. Right? Well, sometimes! While reduced friction is paramount for drivetrain efficiency when cycling, making you go faster for the same effort, Alex takes us through a few maintenance scenarios where you don't want your cranks to spin quite so freely! 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/5zg #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike Do you do the 'spin test' when you fit a new bottom bracket? 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... 📹 Does Size Matter? | How Crank Length Affects Performance On The Bike? - https://gcn.eu/5zh Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_City of Mine (Instrumental Version) - Snake City ES_Satisfaction - [ocean jams] 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