Why Rotating Wheel Weight Doesn't Matter: A Real World Cycling Experiment

Published on April 3rd 2021


Rotating weight on a bike's wheels, does it actually matter? Last year we made a video looking into the science behind heavy and light wheels for cycling, and it caused a bit of disagreement. Lots of fellow cyclists will tell you that you need lighter wheels because rotating weight is worth more than the static weight of the rest of your road bike. Ollie has come up with a simple real world test to see whether that is really the case. 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/5ry #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 Why Rotating Weight Doesn't Matter https://gcn.eu/Rotating Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Children Of The World (Instrumental Version) - Kadant Like Icarus We Fly (Instrumental Version) - Ethan Martin Love Machine - Coma Svensson Love of Mine (Instrumental Version) - Lvly Relax It's Only Me - Daniel Fridell Spin Me All Around (Instrumental Version) - Vividry Waterfalls (Instrumental Version) - Chris Coral 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/gcntechtwee