What New Bike Tech Do We Want In 2019? | GCN Tech Show Ep. 53
Welcome. To the gcn, tech show and Happy. New Year everybody, a Happy, New Year indeed, well this week we've got new tires carbon, doraleous plus, some, coal nago shoes and what's. Gonna be hot in the world of tech in 2019. Or at least what. We want Jaeho yeah. Right. Well making a welcome, return in my eyes for 2019. Are the famous, green, treaded michelin cyclocross, tires now, these were actually discontinued, I think back in 2002. But, in, the interim, period we have in fact seen them, a couple of times used by riders most. Famously actually white van up 2017. He won the world cyclocross, champs, on board, a pair of really old tires, that he did in fact hack or botch for a pair of clincher ones onto, the carcass, of a Dugas tubular, there we are yeah pretty cool there's gonna be two tread patterns available, and right Michelin, has been really, clever gone in the naming of these, trade paths so there's gonna be mud for. Mud and, then, jet. For. Drier. Conditions. And. There's. Also going to be clinches, and tubulars available as well. I. Would - where you have to wait until, August or, September time, free. Cold yeah it's nice I just hope they've got a tubeless version, because well everyone's gonna be screaming out for a pair of cheapest ones let's face it right. Some serious bling no tech, this, act yeah, I got your pun but for Christmas thank you alright this is the new version, 2.0. Slf, motion, hyperspeed, oversized. Hyper, speed system, it's. Made from carbon, it looks incredible, and it's got 14 teeth and 18 teeth pulley wheels and it's actually they're designed, to actually reduce the drivetrain friction, as, well as being, compatible with up to a 32, - cassette, sprocket, it's got multiple spring, tensions, and well it's lighter and stiffer than ever before here and it looks incredible yeah it does. Before. We get onto this week's hot topic, why'd you do that Alan. Partridge, thanks. A couple of weeks back we had some really great comments, on our, tech show where we tried to build a bite with the most heritage, so, here. Are some of those yeah. Now press, the Chuck a regular, commentary in fact says Sturmey Archer was making hubs in 1902. Shimada. Was not founded, until, 1921. But does story actually qualify. For this project, they don't make Road components, and they were sold to Sun race in the year 2000. Then. Goes on to say just, build the damn bike with 12 speed Campagnolo, groupset doesn't get much more Italian, than a chalice Bianchi, with, a Campagnolo, build kit yeah. Yeah. It's good but then also a few, other people mentioned stomata so one of them is an fear leav, more who, said Sturmey Archer have been around since 1902. I just recently bought an integrated, Sturmey Archer cassette, and free hope to replace dura-ace, one forget, Romano and Compaq you're gonna have to use Sturmey. Archer drivetrain, and he put a link to steer, me Archie calm well, they're, still going they're still making hubs yeah I mean like I think when we came you, know to, actually talk about this projects, or you know imaginary. Project we were thinking about a Cobb. Group set I hear our minds but yeah that's exactly it you know you can have a bike a modern, fight with Sturmey Archer and of course plenty of I still do come with them yeah where you can build you'd get Sturmey Archer hubs front and rear you can make it a single speed bike alive one the internal, hub gears. Anyway. And, then we had Joe, Cavendish, losses feel like you missed an opportunity to highlight a pedal, stroke platform. System. Clip or click plus though worth mentioning, look for the clipless pedal, design I wager, yeah. Good point and yeah, we did miss an opportunity, you're right and I think look, is the way to go with the quickest pedal that they use. But it is a contentious. Point because there's a few different brands out there that lay claim, to being, the first purpose pedal so for example time also, claim on though if you're on their website they were the first, clipless pedal.
However. I do believe look is older than time when you dig into it and I think if we're gonna go really old and traditional there's, probably a brand, I don't know what leotard or something, like that you still make. Toe. Clips tar pedals yes oh yeah leave I love checking out those comments though yeah thanks very much for all your comments and keep them coming the, tires was definitely, a big debate on the air tires I. Think. I'm. Not going down that road again. Well. It's 2019, and, what we thought to ourselves we, want to see what new tech we're most excited about in 2019. What's on the horizon or, what would we like to see yeah, so myself and John have, thought about this but we also reached out on social media to, you guys to ask if you had any suggestions of things you'd like to see hey you know what I think it's. 2019, right, we need a name, for our loyal fans and, contributors. On the GTN tech show what your a thing yeah definitely, how about how about this tech. Squadron. Done. Right. So if you've got any suggestions of stuff you'd like to see in 2019. You. Know to do let's know in the comments section below. Tech. Squadron. Scramble. Yeah. Something like yeah, what's up you'll see Wow 2019. Or 2019, as you say I don't, see more of a suggestion boy yeah. Where is he I dunno, how. About. No. No, I'd also like to see the return of the lightweights. Because last year was the arrow disc Strikes Back wasn't it let's face it yeah I very. Much every bike, every, week there was a new era of disparate, by. I'd. Like to see lighter bikes but at the very least a, narrow, disparate, buy that's. Light because. I mean I love my Trek Madonn its rapid, yeah. It's an amazing bike but it, is a bit heavy well I have to say you, don't tend to really notice that apart. From when you, go in a a really, steep hill, yeah, now something else I'd like to see actually is more sophisticated coatings. On our bikes and equipment, so well, help them last a little bit longer and what, more importantly easier to clean yeah, so what he's free, as when I was riding over. Christmas. One, of my friends that was riding with he's, a bit karna and he, had covered his bike in, a ceramic coating that. Was well a car product but, what this did was it created a really hydrophobic. Coating, on the frame which, meant that it was really hard for dirt and water to stick to it so if some dirt did stick to it then as soon as he rinsed it with a hose pipe he just came off straight away and, say more sophisticated, coatings. On bikes, and equipment would, just help me keep them much closer much cleaner yeah, so one does it you know the cyclocross for, eternity, haven't sort of I don't know come up with using this on their bikes because well if, it's gonna have less mud clumping, on the downtube and stuff like that it's gonna make the bike hell, of a lot lighter wouldn't it yeah I think more, a much, improved surface, technology is applied in bike frames and bike paths could be a really cool thing that I'd love to see more of in. The future I can't imagine the groups that manufacturers, really taken on board though can you think. That everything would last longer wouldn't they would tell me that's. A very cynical view John but, Alastair. Happy happy just having it on my frames keeping, my frame cleaner yeah I have seen it actually before now had a clothing manufacturer made a pair of shorts, made up some special material, and they, were pair of white shorts they rode through some mud and one, half was made out of this mud. Repellent fabric and the other half wasn't and well they had one butter cleaner than the other. Well, there you go what, arms yes if we had from viewers, right well the viewers from from. Tech squadron, yes that's right yeah from the squadron. Assemble right well. First up there Matt's paniolo. I like that one obviously, like to compact how, about a digital screen built into the tops of the handlebars, so no need to bolt on a computer. Automatic. Chain loop I already got one of those Scott or made one new thing yeah. Yeah. Ideal, for long distance riding, Matt says a universal. Standard being used for bottom bracket, oh well, that would just be a dream Matt let's face it dare. To dream John, and the. Final one probably one of my absolute favorites quality. Electric, socks that just eat your toes as opposed to the poor quality electrics. GOx yeah just heat your ankles. All. Right who else we got Russ, Bainbridge, yeah he wants to see a Shimano, 105.
Electric. Group set yeah, well. I mean I think everyone wants to see that don't they I wonder how long it'll be before we, see that I don't mean trickles down the, other thing we'll ever see. But. As ever we want you to still get involved so let us know what you want to see in 2019. Down there in the comment section because well we've, got quite vivid imaginations, but tech squadron, away. Vivid, earth than us. Time. For more tech now, if, you want to show people that you're a cyclist, even. When you're not wearing lycra, then you can wear a GCN hoodie available, in the gcn shop, alternatively. This, new product might. Be of interest to you, yeah now admittedly I'm a part-time, sneaker, head these days but, these new shoes from Adi - there's two new pairs they've, teamed up with Colin Argo and I think they look brilliant. It's a subtle little nod to the cycling. Community out, there and the white trim stars well they use the same red that the Colin Argo Mexico, did and. I think they look absolutely pretty, we get matching pairs. Yeah. It's. Now time for, screw. Riding, upgrades, by upgrades where you submit pictures, of your bikes or equipment and show us before, and after how, they've been upgraded, for, a chance of winning the most coveted prize of, all the gcn. Capron. Where is it mate I. Can't. Find it what I've done with it I, swapped, it for this gold, chocolate coin oh. That's. Not very nice what with the squadron that's alright we'll get one in time for, the we, need to deliver one out alright okay I'll get another one okay. That's all well and good then well anyway let's recap. The squadron, then two weeks ago we, had Alfredo's. Persia up against Magnus's, red, Reynolds, restored, beauty, and well. 67. Percent of the votes it was, the. Per show so well done get in touch with us on face, we, can arrange a delivery of the Cape front not, the Gold Cup what's, too late he's already gone on me yeah. Anyway, right let's have a look then at the first submission. For this week, well. Fred. From New, Jersey who. Wanted a smart trainer, but did not want to waste a perfectly fine, existing, product, so. Fred did some wizardry, and added a Bluetooth, and a mt+ resistance, control, and made, his existing. Turbo trainer compatible. With Swift as, well as his own iPhone, app it. Works so well that Fred did the same to his wrong as to fair, one yeah, fair one Fred I mean look at that he's. I mean I don't like what he's done with it really but look at that for a set of rollers. Right. Go, on who's, Fred up against well Fred, is. Up against, Tim from, a Royal Wootton, Bassett I'm gonna, do an offensive, posh accent, for Tim sorry if you don't have an offensive posh accent, Tim but. Yeah. Tim is from Royal, Ambassador, in, Wiltshire, in the UK they. Don't. Tim. Bought his bike for 80 pounds. For his partner, and it needed some TLC, tender. Loving care Tim went to work and stripped it down resprayed. It and the only color, that would do pink. Converted. It into a single speed and this, was created, the lol. Oh I mean it's a smart idea now it is nice, isn't it white Shane is I like. That I think it looks really good I'm not normally, a fan of pink bike you said that before I remember, you ain't your, words just like you ain't that gold corner, I've also said, I'm, not a big fan of white. Tires however, I admire. What tim has achieved and, I like his color, coordination, of the chain the saddle, the tape, the tires the rims the hoods pedals. Is I mean his cables, the, cables is, everything. He's. Been on a pink. White mission, and he's succeeded. It anyway both, up there next week the, winners will get announced, and you okay prom. Right. Bike of the week time and well, this is the part of the show where we put two bikes that we like to look off heads, ahead and the squadron, that's right you like you get to vote for which is your favorite, so this have a little recap a couple, of weeks ago we had the special, eyes of an Evander, breagan in a really limited edition, colorway. And that was up against another really. Limited edition, bike and that was a giant. That, was well a Tom duel and special edition but painted in a van got inspired. Kind of way what, was the winner well 67%, of the views or, votes rather was under. Britain specialized I. Didn't. Really like that, it's. Mucky I like both of them but van der brains was yeah, anyway. Right we got this week them well this week it's a custom, paint special. Yes so, we've got a bike from, Ally of fact creations he's a good. Guy. And very, talented at custom paint jobs but one that, stood out for us was this custom, painted Pinarello dogma, he, did recently there has an amazing, finish on it but it also has this really cool honeycomb. Pattern. Effect, on the inside of the stays and, the forks, new we put in it against well, Ally.
Is Up again it's tony spray, good, afternoon, yeah, yeah, I don't this Tony's real name but, anyway Tony has sprayed at this bike and it's a BM scene it's got chameleon. Style paint effect which you're a big fan of I do believe and, what it's got gold leaf detailing. In the logo, as well as a gold leaf houndstooth. Style, design on the top shoe there so we've got well honeycomb. Versus, hangs tooth so, well hangs to spend they say tooth tooth, every, night he said it but. Anyway usually gonna be ally or Tony. Yeah. I really, don't know readout, are, you decide yeah both up there squadron. Right. You know what moment this is only it's. The bike bolt so. You know what I'm gonna do don't you squadron. Oh I'm gonna do cameraman. Knows what I'm gonna do I know what I'm gonna do. 19. You decide how it's said right anyway let's crack on first. One this we actually tell squadron, first of all how, did they get their bike into the bike bolt. Right. First. Up this week is Magnus. In Malmo, in Sweden, ever been not. Only. Hands. Unlucky. Right it's, this specialized, bench custom, painted, with a zip SL, sprints then bars zip, wheels as well at, the moment old take was 67, hundredths, but well. Magnus says they're looking to get eater or di2 in the future, what, I that they don't need it no. They need it does it my thighs my it's, great-looking bike is a look, at Road, hay. Bales look. At the hedges look at that bike beautiful. Depth, of field, yeah into, that image like. While I little past normal, matching. Balls as well any mustache, but the, tan sidewalls, are doing, it for me they're, ingenious. Use of the helmet as well as, a stand. On the a gold chain gold chain or chain. Yes. I, like they like the fit like the bars yes a big fan of that step I mean what one slight, little criticism, is the angle of the crank arm, yeah and although the position of the valves, but sometimes, these things so. I mean the first rule of bike vault is there are no rules of Python, no well we make up the rules as we go along but there are rules to make a breath as we I mean that's a super nice yeah it's super nice for me. Yeah. Well. Don't Magnus you know what. Water starts, right who's up next next up we've got neither, from, Penn yang in Malaysian, and not Penn you know that sorry that's the South Korea. Penang. In, Malaysia and this is his giant, SCR. 2016. Obviously. He's. A Chris Froome fan and he's. Got the through little rhino, on the down shoe, had she joined the sky logo as well. And. All that sister no I mean that's that's someone, yeah, who that's. Clearly new, bands total, pride and joy I mean he he's. Very proud of that and yeah he knows how to shove, it in his best light and that's yeah that's what he's done yeah he's. Obeyed the rules you know he's got there I look, at bow a little bit of cranks, is he's, taking his saddlebag, off of his bottle yeah, sir. And he is. A sky fun and proud yeah, really yours well that shoot the background I like that personally. For me that's getting super nice cuz I've done really well over the image yeah super, nice. So. So far right, go on in who's up next next. We have Steven from Singapore, who sent in his coram a puma with what looks to be all. Tegra. 6. 5100. Yeah draw, a 7700. But. One thing I do know is. It's. Got those specialized, try spokes on there the, same ones that Graeme Obree yeah. Very well, with yeah, Lance use them, yes why. Six you think isaac tech i absolutely. Love that, yeah. I wrapped by I remember I worked in a bike shop long Saturdays, when I was at 1516 and they had one of those hanging up in there going, that way to touch it's a piece of history and, it's like looking by I also.
Appreciate, How he's lined up the try spokes perfectly, as well mmm-hmm it's. Cycling history yeah for me now as a secret yeah super nice for me. For. A clean street this. Baldwin. Use the yellow one of those and they on the track set, the hour record then in Bordeaux, they. Before the Tour de France 190, I know that. Anyway, right. Tim. From Sweden up next with this early 90s steel Bianchi, made it with a modern twist Campagnolo. Sent all groupset era wheels yeah I really, like this one, actually I really like that it looks great. Works. Well you like the color I don't mind the cart people. I'm not going down that road I don't mind the color I just wish that that might come with different cars. I've, gotta go your life and you see like that color yes. Or on it yeah yes all right okay I know. What you're getting that right. It. Looks really good actually with those black components, on there I think it looks good. As a quick release. Oh. Yeah, on the brake yeah yeah that white little button on the camera, neolos. Leavers. That's been undone, or pushed in so the levers gone out in front. So. That kind of lets it down especially for a bike ball image yeah, isn't it nice, yeah. It's gonna be a nice nice. Right, then find out well come. Look, at this beauty. Right who is it then well, Olivier, of the pearl in Qatar. Oh honey, has, his specialised s-works bench with. Custom, it's custom painted it's got R&B wheels, dura-ace. Di2, THM. Crank seriously, bling carbon, chain rings a Berk. Saddle, and look, exact, SRM. Pedals. Wow. Gums. Side was what they have a specialized turbo, car yeah yeah nice, I'm, liking, that a lot especially in that chrome I mean lightweight bottle cages phase, I mean those I think us the nicest, bike I've seen so, far this year that's so, far this year's the first episode but yeah I like me I'm like wait you've sold dying isn't apps well there's only one thing for it Denali no wait wait wait what. The. Valves. Are too, long, oh, so. They ha, well. There. We are it's, a nice and. It's a nice roommate who must, try harder. But. You know what to do if you want your bike to go into the bike vault then, use the uploader tool found in the description, below and submit, pictures tell us about you your bike where, you're from and well, in the, case of Olivia don't use longer valves, and necessary, Riley. It's. Nearly time for the end of the show but next week we're going to do a rundown, of all the new pro bikes for the 2019. Season. I'm really excited especially, for, Cavs, VMC. Time machine yeah, it's always good innit a new year and all the new bikes the riders get specially enough to swap their own teams and such like anyway only I better go makes I'm off to the tour down under next week yet it sucks to be me Australia. Here I come. Yeah, that's, gonna be rubbish, yeah you're going though it takes a long time to, get there but before you go you, should head, over to the gcn, shop and get yourself one. Of these, cam, coolers, to help keep your frothy, cold come on Ian Darren. Under I'll just take this one, you candy but they are on sale at the moment in the gcn shop oh cool oh it's, not fosters. Or a castlemaine but yeah that will do anyway I know, if you want to see another great video hype licking down here for Ollie's Trek, Madonn tro bike and here. If your. Mercs. Think you've customized, yeah nice.