What Makes A Super Bike So Super? | The GCN Tech Show Ep.15

Published on April 12th 2018


We're back for the GCN Tech Show! This week we're talking super bikes, what actually makes them so, well, super? As always we've also got loads of brand new tech for you to have a look at as well! Subscribe: http://gcntech.co/subscribetogcntech The GCN Shop: http://gcntech.co/2h Following on from our videos at the weekend where we pitched our super bike against a mid range bike to see just how they stack up out on the road, we thought we’d tackle the question of just what makes a super bike so good. For me, you don’t have to have a super bike to get super bike feel. I love my cross bike which admittedly is more expensive than our mid range bike, but it’s not absolutely top of the range. Apart from the Zipp wheels. And the GCN handbuilt bike weighs a lot more than a carbon road bike, but it still feels great to ride, the geometry makes it feel fast, even if the average speeds I maintain are still slower than when I’m on my Canyon Aeroad. I do think though that while you don’t need to spend money on a super bike to get super bike feel, you do need to spend a bit more than our mid range AND then get yourself a nice set of carbon wheels. And yes the difference in feel is big enough to justify the extra expense if you are able to afford it. We've also got extra sprockets, aero chainsets, carbon wheels, alloy rims and and a load of Paris-Roubaix tech. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcntech.co/2i Watch more on GCN Tech... Mid Range Vs Super Bike http://gcntech.co/midvsuper 📹 Geek Edition http://gcntech.co/midrangegeek 📹 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 goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that matter. GCN Tech is utterly obsessed with seeking out and showcasing the best in bikes, tech, products and upgrades. Everywhere. Every week. From news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GCN Tech Show, pro bikes, set-up tips and more, we geek out over the tiny details that can make the big differences to you. With years of racing and industry expertise, we also bring you instructive maintenance videos to hone your mechanical skills, as well as behind the scenes factory tours and in-depth analysis of kit chosen by the pro peloton to keep your finger on the pulse of cycling’s latest technological innovations. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on mountain biking tech. Facebook - http://gcntech.co/gcntechfb Instagram - http://gcntech.co/gcntechinsta Twitter - http://gcntech.co/gcntechtwee