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Maybe GCN could talk a bit about cycling physiology e.g how one's HEART and not the legs is the most important part of anatomy and how spinning a smaller gear increases one's AEROBIC VS ANAEROBIC effort?.
Or maybe just something on cycling physiology??
Instead of double wrapping you could always just use slightly thicker tape?
I would LOVE to ride his "instrument of torture" that's visible in those Spandex Shorts. Nice vid also ;P
does anyone think he sounds like the cat in the old "Charlie says " public information ads. as sampled by The Prodigy…??
I've got 25s on mine and always fill upto 120psi and (touchwood) I've never had a puncture and I'm 85kg!! Yes the ride feels a little solid but I prefer it that way. Though having said that I feel I can get away with it as I'm convinced there's too much flex in my frame (giant defy composite) great for all day comfort but too flexible when giving it full beans on a sprint!
Use triple-thick rubber tubes one size wider than your tire. Run pressure at 80%-90% your normal. (I usually run 85psi or so in 23c tires.) No pinch flats and a smooth ride. Also, steel = comfort over other materials. End of.
are there a solution for a seatpost stuck inside the frame????
Is anyone else completely shocked about how low he runs his tire pressure? 85 psi and 70 psi. That to me seems like there would be so much road contact and drag… Thoughts anyone?
What I like to do is shorten my layback. It saves you money so you don't have to buy a new stem which can be expensive. So by shortening your layback, you will be able to adopt a less aggressive/more comfortable position on your bike. Try it. It works
One of my issues is when holding at my drops for too long is that my wrist starts to hurt, is it because im holding them wrong or my body position is incorrect?My Frame is a Cannondale Slice 08 58CM (TT Frame)Bars: FSA Compact SLK Carbon 44cm (I think too wide for me, my sholders measure at 42.3cm)Stem: 90cmSaddle: Fizik Arione K3Height: 5' "9.5Weight: 129 LbsIm also very flexible, when stretching my legs from standing up im able to touch the floor with my palmsUsing Fizik Test im a Snake with a fleixble spineThank you!
I get lower back pain whenever I ride for 2 hours or more and I think it's because the handlebar is too low but mine cannot go any higher since I'm missing some "rings" to add or whatever they are called. Is there some other way to eliminate those pains?
As always, great adviceAfter sciatica (2 weeks flat on back) some 6 years ago, I could not get comfortable on any bike. I still rode 15/20 miles but that was my limit!After recent career change, I started commuting (15 miles) and no matter what folk say, my road bike (TCR Advanced) just never felt safe or comfortable and after 3 days in a row (90 miles), I could hardly walk upright.So I bought the FastRoad Comax… what a difference. Both are carbon, M/L, geometry very similar, but 4 days in a row and NO back ache at all! I have altered the TCR to match the FastRoad pretty close, yet still back and pelvis ache on TCR after a short weekend ride.The only thing left to change is the saddle. I cant believe it will make such difference, but who knows.Will update once tried.
do you have any frre bike?
Matching saddle width and sit-bone width using a tool is a good start and helps most people get comfortable.http://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/9815/is-it-possible-to-measure-your-sit-bones-at-home
To make my road bike more comfortable, I usually sit it in front of the television, turn the ceiling fan on medium, and open a few windows, but only if it isn't too chilly outside. This has been beneficial thus far…
I just gotta say thank you for making such high quality content.
do you have any of your video in English or Chinese subtitle so that my friend in China could watch and understand your great video better
I ride a 23 tire continental s2 4000 I weigh 180lbs, is 90psi to low for me or should I bring it up to 115psi? Still trying to find my sweet spot, I'm in Orlando fl. Thanks guys!
Could You make a video abut seatpost and their setback (exp : 25mm,16mm or zero setback) and how seatpost setback impact comfort ????????
pubic hair strand @ 3:19?
which is why i have a flat bar set up
Your balls kind of look weird?
my god, this guy's vocal fry is unbearable. it sounds like i'm listening to a california girl complain about a restaurant's lack of gluten-free sushi.
Dude what happened to your balls ??
Trump needs a compact bar
This was a video about bikes? All I saw was… well never mind
I watch these videos for the crotch shots, no homo though.
An excellent channel, clearly shown and filmed beautifully)))
Can you recommend a good shoe I have SiDi nowI think they're too small toes are jamming in front
def love having a soft flexible saddle like the one he's got there, kinda acts like a hammock for your …. self
colorblind on or what?
Interesting. Carbon bars transmit less vibration while carbon seat rails transmit more vibration. HHHMMMMM????
I like my stock giant OCR 2600 road bike. I dont feel any need to customize it. Yes i adjust the saddle height, but besides that i am competeting with people having a 5 time expensive bikes with additional customization.
you'll have someone's eye out with that if you're not careful !!
3.48 nice info, never considered the rails.
5.31 nice suit, is this a summer gcn edition?
Another GCN video that just convinced me I need to upgrade something on my bike that is totally fine but not 100% ergonomic for me….oh lord
roids shrunk yo ballz
If your bike came with 23c tires, is it possible to mount 25c tire or even a 28c?
Modern brake hoods are far longer and flatter than old styles, putting hands cm farther forward; also, brands differ, older Campy being 1-2 cm shorter than Shimano. Hand ergonomics are radically improved over 45+ years back. Many modern racers don't even wear gloves on long rough stages, helped as much by better fit than frame exotica; the old "Albatross" look must have felt awful, and eliminated only the most masochistic from bicycle racing. Bar material is largely a placebo effect; alloy bars that flex are deathtraps, and tires account for more than 95% of the damping effect attributed to carbon bars.
Hey @GlobalCyclingNetwork I had my bike fit done professionally and I've still been having really bad upper back pain in my rhomboid muscles. Just recently I had my handlebar raised a tad. Any idea what could be causing this?
I find road bike saddles EXCRUTIATING!!! Spesh for a new rider. Wish there was a saddle shop where u could test them all out
Is it possible to know what make of handlebars you are using? It is not top secret, is it?
better bikes, bigger ….
nah thats gay.
what psi you runnin in your jockies?
about sitting on a MTB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8B3FuGrNUs
The bulge.. lol
You are still bent over holding your head up and that is supposed to be comfortable? And what is with the sock shoved into your spandex?
Si looks invisible camouflaged by his surrounding and his clothing
In order to achieve mall these need to spend a lot of time on fitting the bike with someone who understands .
…didn't know about handle bars having variables of reach and drop. Thanks GCN!
I like so much your channel, but I have a problem because i'm from Colombia so I speak spanish and I learn a littlebit of English, when I see your videos I understand almost everything but sometimes I get lost, so I want ask you guys if u can put subtitles at least in english so if I missunderstand a word you say I be able to know what did u said. Thanks
dammit, I always learn something from these excellent videos: tyre pressure pertinence here is ably described. MAGIC !
some times i feel my left nut getting pushed in? any tips?
I would really appreciate if you could suggest me hacks for a straighter and wider handlebars…..
I have compact aluminum handlebar and I'd like to change it to carbon. But. After that I also want to mount aerobars on it. Is it possible for carbon handlebars?
More video about bike fit please
Hey GCN guysThanks again for a cool video.Could you please mention the pressure in Bar or Pascals in addition as most of the world doesn't use "pounds per square inch (under normal earth gravity)".That would help a lot not always having to switch to a calculator.Thanks again for the video and maybe you will take this in consideration
I´ll be 40 this August. So, my lower back claims some rest. I´ve shorten mine tem from 100 to 80 and I´ll change hanbdlebar or a Specialized hover. with 1,5 cm gain in height. If I nedd to go aero I´ll just fo to the drops, and I hope I still can cycle till my last days.
I am 5'-11" and i am riding Specialized Tarmac Comp 2006 model. My road bike's stock stem is 110 mm and i am no comfortable. I feel pain on my backbone and my neck while riding. I want to change my stem. Which size will be better for me.
give me a road bike!!
Saddle is a prostate pounder.
hes carrying a Dynamite when cycling
my wife is only 5'9" she uses higher and shorter stems as well as compact handle bar and moved her seat forward by 1 inch she now has no problem with sore back and she does 100 km a day on her 2018 Giant Propel Advanced Pro Disc !
How do you bring your stem down more or lower
I replaced my old (cast?) aluminium seat post with a new one for lightness and appearance. I was pleasantly surprised at the dramatic improvement in road damping too.
Ignore fashion, fit ‘rules’ and what the pros ride. Get comfortable on your bike., so you can spend lots of time on it. Be scientific about it. Dont worry about how the bike looks. You shouldnt be looking at it while you ride! If your ride partners make fun of you find new ones!!
Thank you. Good advice!
I know this is an old vid but what is Simon's shoulder width and what size stem does he run?
I swapped my saddle out for a sofa. Bike is comfy AF now
Good lord , Freddy Mercury would have been proud of that Lycra costume.
Just get a professional fitting from a sports physio specialising in bike fitting.It’s not just the bike that needs tweaking!! The things discussed on this vlog are simply finishing touches.
Aero is to get more narrow not boulder shaped
Amazing what a few minor adjustments can do to make your ride more comfortable! Longer rides, more miles, better experience! Love it!
What have I to adjust when it hurts at the lower back?
I just ride a full suspension mountain bike with drop bars, no saddle, and 19c tires. Best of all worlds!!
But what about the saddle hight? It's way up your anus! I don't want that on my bike! Wouldn't you need to adjust that? Plus when you said saddle, you only talked about the handlebar stem instead. That position would be the most important, I would think. You might as well be riding upside down at the hight your's is! I bet you'd be good at riding down walls!
Cycling is not for short people, even if you have the right sized bike. You're still not going to go as far as fast comfortably.
Do a video for short riders.
My hands are extremely tiny, like it's smaller than someone a third of my age. I'm 28 but my hands are smaller than a 7 year's (or younger).
So why is a carbon handlebar more comfortable but a carbon saddle isn't? Why would there be such a difference?
Talk about the hight of the saddle more. That's the most important for being comfortable & posture.
Raising the stem isn't going to bring them back, it's going to..well you know….raise them! 🤦
Do a video on short people with short arms, legs & small hands? Should they even be riding a bike?! Can they go professional? Do bike companies make bike frames/drop handlebars that are really short? Is it possible to adjust your bike so it'll work for the short uneven parts of your body without messing up the rest of the bike? Can you shorten the foot pedal bars? Can you put the stem back instead of up? (I need it more than 6 inches back but not taller).
Your back posture is horrible. Unless you're imitating people doing it the wrong way, I think you need to work on your posture the most.
You should be able to balance a straight stiff board on your back, that's how you know you have the right posture. Tie it on you, get on the bike & ride a little to test it. If you can't ride like a normal cyclist & it's extremely uncomfortable, then you need to work on your posture (exercises, surgery, stretches, etc).
But what if your back is naturally hunched?
More Spokes. Look at touring bikes and takes some cues it you are suffering. Can always be temporary until core improves. Don't let fashion dictate. Non straight forks and more spokes on my old steel, ride all day. Both moderns, a carbon and alloy not so set up identical. Better for newbies to make a racy touring bike IMHO. Spa, Thorn…..people do big mileages loaded on those every day. Lower back injury here, old steel bike with 32 spokes and curved forks lets me do more miles than my two moderns, slower of course but still getting fitter.
Wasn't it for the UCI's blindfolds back in 1934, a video about this topic would last less than one minute…
I love you wearing a kit for this!!! Don’t listen to the haters, love this, you look the part
That dick print though 🙃
If you take the banana out of the front of your pants, I'm sure that will fix everything. How did you get that in there as tight as those pants were? Wow!
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