Used Top-Spec Bike vs. New Mid-Spec Bike - Which is Better? | GCN Tech Clinic

Published on December 1st 2021


A second-hand top end bike that’s a few years old can make for a compelling option when trying to save money, but is it a false economy? Does the direction of your tyres matter? Can power meters be removed from one crank arm and attached to another? Why does my head unit say my speed is dropping when I start pedalling? All these questions and more answered in this weeks GCN Tech Clinic with Alex. 00:18 Can I remove a power meter from one crank arm and epoxy it to another? 01:52 Should I re-mount my tyres or is it safe to ride them mounted backwards? 03:11 Is there an aerodynamic benefit to using different rim depths front and back? 04:36 Why does my speed drop when I start pedalling? 05:52 Is it better value to buy an old superbike second hand or a new mid range bike? 08:05 How can I support my bike to work on it when it won’t fit the clamp on a bike stand? 09:38 How can I tell if my seatpost is compatible with carbon oval rails? 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 Don’t forget to drop all of your tech questions in the comments section below with #AskGCNTech so we can find them! 👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 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. Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: Giro Helmets: Pinarello Bikes: Zipp Wheels: Enervit Nutrition: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Pirelli Tyres: Orbea Bikes: Vision Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Elite Bottles: Whoop Fitness: Komoot: Selle Italia: Zwift: Shimano Wheels: Shadow Stand: DMT Shoes: Muc-Off: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: YouTube: GCN: GCN Japan: GCN Italia: GCN en Español: GCN auf Deutsch: GCN en Français: GCN Training: GCN Racing: GMBN: GMBN Tech: EMBN: Leave us a comment below