What Should I Look For When Upgrading Bike Wheels? | GCN Tech Clinic

Published on June 1st 2022

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Should you pick narrow or wider tyres? What pressure is right for gravel riding? How hard is it to 3D print outdated parts? Alex is joined by Conor on this week’s Tech Clinic to answer your most pressing tech questions. 0:00 - Intro 0:15 - How can I replace a part that’s no longer sold? 1:21 - Do You Need To keep the Valve Caps For Tubeless Tyres? 1:55 - Do You Need A New Chain To Fit A Larger Cassette? 3:16 - Are Saggy Gravel Tyres Normal? 4:17 - What Should You Look For In A New Pair Of Wheels? 5:27 - Should You Use Narrow Or Wide Tyres? 7:01 - Will TT Bikes Start To Look Like The Hope Lotus? 8:01 - Is Pedalling Downhill Worth It? Useful Links: Adventure Documentaries, Exclusive Shows & Live Racing on GCN+: https://gcn.eu/plus Download the GCN App for free: https://gcn.eu/app Visit the GCN Shop: https://gcn.eu/NewGCNKit Join us at the Global Bike Festival: https://gcn.eu/global-bike-festival Join the GCN Club: https://www.gcnclub.com/ What would you like us to answer on next week's tech clinic? Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 Last Week's Tech Clinic 👉 https://gcntech.co/Spend1000 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 https://gcntech.co/EditorsChoice 📹 Watch the latest GCN Tech Show 👉 https://gcntech.co/GCNTechShow 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 Cristaux - Andre Aguado Milk - Cushy Small Trains - The Big Let Down Smokeshow - Jobii #gcntech #gcn #cycling #roadbike #techclinic #askgcntech 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. Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: https://gcn.eu/Castelli Giro Helmets: https://gcn.eu/Giro Pinarello Bikes: https://gcn.eu/Pinarello Zipp Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Zipp Topeak Tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon Bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Pirelli Tyres: https://gcn.eu/Pirelli Orbea Bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Vision Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Elite Bottles: https://gcn.eu/EliteBottles Whoop Fitness: https://gcn.eu/Whoop Komoot: https://gcn.eu/komoot Selle Italia: https://gcn.eu/SelleItalia SIS: https://gcn.eu/ScienceInSport Zwift: https://gcn.eu/Zwift Shimano Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Shimano Shadow Stand: https://gcn.eu/ShadowStand DMT Shoes: https://gcn.eu/DMT Muc-Off: https://gcn.eu/MucOff Watch our sister channels: Global Cycling Network - https://www.youtube.com/gcn GCN Racing - https://www.youtube.com/gcnracing Global Triathlon Network - https://www.youtube.com/gtn GCN Italia - https://www.youtube.com/gcnitalia GCN en Espanol - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Francais - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenfrancais GCN Japan - https://www.youtube.com/gcnjapan GCN Training - https://www.youtube.com/gcntraining Global Mountain Bike Network - https://youtube.com/gmbn GMBN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gmbntech Electric Mountain Bike Network - https://www.youtube.com/emb