Why Graphene Bikes Haven't Taken Over The World | GCN Tech Show Ep. 47

Published on November 22nd 2018

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Welcome to the GCN Tech Show. This week we’ve got electric commuter bikes with their own names like Adam and Hannah, tyre trimming, some very nice bikes that belong to you, plus our talking point - what happened to graphene? Black Friday Shop Range: http://gcntech.co/dx Subscribe: http://gcntech.co/subscribetogcntech GCN Tech Uploader: http://gcntech.co/upload Schindelhauer is launching 4 urban e-bikes at the start of 2019. The names of the bikes are people's names so there is nothing fancy here! We’ve got Adam with a MAHLE rear hub motor, and Karl, Heinrich and Hannah all use Bosch mid frame motors. Hannah incidentally will have a step-through frame design. Plus Karl will be the world's first single speed bike with a Bosch motor! Graphene can be described as a single layer of graphite. It was discovered by two Russian scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester It’s an allotrope of carbon, other allotropes include diamond, coal, buckminsterfullerene and carbon nanotubes. Although some products claim to feature graphene its important to understand it isn’t in a large scale sheet, as our imagination may suggest. They aren’t built from graphene in the traditional sense. Most commercially available graphene looks like a black powder and it is small amounts of this black powder that are incorporated into the carbon fibre resin in the case of Dassi or rubber compound in the case of Vittoria Corsa G+. What we have therefore is composite materials, that contain graphene. What applications would you like to see graphene used for? 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. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - http://gcntech.co/dw Watch more on GCN Tech... Japanese Keirin Racing 📹 http://gcn.eu/Keirin 4KG Hyper-Bike 📹 http://gcntech.co/4kghyperbike Music: Epidemic Sound Tipsy Hunter - Daniel Gunnarsson I Play Colors - Justnormal Feriado - Martin Landh Peaceful Heartbreak 2 - Per-Anders Nilsson Speak EZ - Matt Large Guitars De France 2 - Stefan Netsman 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 cycling tech. Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse Facebook - http://gcntech.co/gcntechfb Instagram - http://gcntech.co/gcntechinsta Twitter - http://gcntech.co/gcntechtwee