Why Should I Avoid Cross Chaining? | Tech Clinic #AskGCNTech

Published on November 10th 2021


Wondering whether to opt for tubeless or tubular tyres, what to do about spongy brakes, or wanting a definitive answer to the age-old question of whether cross-chaining is actually that bad? You’ve come to the right place! Alex and Manon answer these questions and more in this week’s GCN Tech Clinic. 00:00 Intro 00:19 Should I use tubeless on a low-use bike? 01:20 Is there a cycling helmet comparison site? 03:05 Do my spongy tandem brakes need replacing? 04:25 Why is cross-chaining inefficient? 06:01 Why do I go faster downhill? 06:50 Can I replace a press fit bottom bracket with threaded? 07:33 How do I fix a broken front derailleur mount? 08:46 Will I get more range of movement from clipless road pedals? 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://gcntech.co/y7 #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike What tech questions do you have for Alex and Manon? Let us know in the comments below using the hashtag #AskGCNTech 👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 Extreme Weight Saving Bike Hacks! https://gcntech.co/HillClimbTech Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_A Nifty Piece of Work - The New Fools.wav ES_Berries & Lime - Gregory David.wav 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