Top Tips For Travelling With Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Published on August 30th 2021


Like them or loathe them, hydraulic disc brakes are here to stay in road cycling. Their improved power and modulation, particularly in the wet, outweighs the weight penalty for all but the most dedicated weight weenies and even the pro peloton overwhelmingly use hydraulic disc brakes in 2021. While the performance gains of discs are widely accepted, there are a few things you’ll need to know about setup, maintenance and travelling with them, that differ from your old rim brakes. In this video, Alex takes us through a few top tips for travelling with disc brakes and in particular hydraulic disc brakes on your road bike. 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 Do you have any other tips for travelling with hydraulic discs? 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... 📹 How To Fit & Set Up Shimano Road Bike Hydraulic Disc Brakes | GCN Tech's Full Setup & Installation - Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_The Riddle of the Record - Dusty Decks.wav ES_Alarm Buzzer 1 - SFX Producer.wav 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: