What Accessories Do I Need For My New Road Bike? | GCN Tech Clinic #AskGCNTech

Published on October 13th 2021


How much time can you save climbing without water? Why Don't bikes have an oil reservoir? How can you tell if your carbon bike is cracked? What do I need for my new road bike? Alex answers all these questions and more in the GCN Tech Clinic! 0:00 Intro 0:15 Does bottle weight make much difference on climbs? 1:15 Why don't bikes have oil sumps like cars do? 2:27 How can I tell if my carbon frame has cracked? 3:30 How can I stop my saddle tipping every time I go over a bump? 4:40 Does a narrow bar outweigh the aero gains by making the bike unstable? 6:18 Why don't pro cyclists use wet specific tyres like F1 cars do? 7:54 What accessories to I need for a new bike? 8:44 Does it weigh more if a battery is fully charged compared to half charged/does spitting save weight? (?!) We've noticed that the first question was answered in last week's GCN Tech Clinic, at least now Toon Van Bruggen should definitely know the answer! Sorry! 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/6yL #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike Do you have any burning questions for the Tech Clinic? Ask in the comments below with #AskGCNTech, and we'll get back to you in a future show! 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 Set Up Speedplay Cleats 👉 https://gcn.eu/6yM Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_Zone Out - Daniel Fridell 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