Our Favourite Road Bike Tech From 2019 So Far | GCN Tech Show Ep. 69

Our Favourite Road Bike Tech From 2019 So Far | GCN Tech Show Ep. 69


(electronic sounds) – Welcome to the GCN Tech Show. – This week, we’ve got
some hot new aero shoes, new top secret tires, and your thoughts on road
bikes with suspension. – Not to mention your
upgrades and the bike vault. (upbeat electronic music) – Now it has been a quite quiet
week in the world of tech, but don’t worry, we’ve
got a couple of scoops for you this week. – Yeah, many of you will
have seen in the news that Victor Campenaerts
set a brand new hour record aboard Bikey McBikeface,
or the Flying Mustache, or whatever it’s called. – Actually, funny you should say that. I went on to Sporza, the
Belgian sports website, and the name that won the vote, so, you know, the majority vote wasn’t actually the Flying Mustache, or Moustache, but… – What was it? – I don’t know, I can’t remember now, it’s gone from my mind, but yeah, it wasn’t either of those names. – Well, anyway, even if you
did see that in your news, you may not have seen that Victor was actually using some hot new tech to get that record. Check out these Gaerne
shoes that he was using. – Ooh. I never know how you
actually say that name. – Yeah. – It’s gurn, gerna? – Gaerna. – Or gerna? I don’t know, I’m sure
someone will correct us, as ever in the comments, so please do let us know. Either way, they’re the G.Stilo and they’re a lace-up shoe. I’ve never actually used
a lace-up cycling shoe in all my years. – Yeah, I have, I like them. – Yeah, I always get worried
that they’ll come undone and go in the drivetrain, and get all tangled up. – It’s not happened to me. – No, you’re obviously good
at doing up your knots. Right, anyway, so they are
a lace-up shoe like I say, and there’s an aerodynamic covering, which is made up of stretchy fabric, which covers up those laces to try and get you through the wind just a little bit easier. Well, they worked for
Campenaerts, didn’t they? – Yeah, some of you may
be asking why use this and why not just put shoe
covers on your shoes. Well, the answer is quite simple, for UCI track events, you’re not actually
allowed to use shoe covers. So he has to have sort
of an aerodynamic feature built into the shoe. – Yeah, it’s an old rule that, isn’t it? Especially if you suffered from I dunno, cold feet syndrome or something. – Velodromes are normally
quite warm though, aren’t they? – They are, yeah, but you know, they try and get ’round the
rules a bit here and there. – Yeah. – Yeah, anyway… – More tech later. (electronic sounds) – Right, hot topic time, but first of all, we need to revisit last week’s hot topic, where we discuss suspension on road bikes, and are they a gimmick or not? And, well, we knew it was going to light up the comments, didn’t we? – We did, but we had some
really great comments from you guys so thanks for them. There’s some really rounded ones as well. So we’re gonna have a
quick look at some of them. unreal1066… – There we are, Battle of Hastings, bit of history for you there. – Yeah, he says, “The
first future shock bike “which I have, is brilliant.” So, presumably, this is, 1066, he owns one of the specialized Roubaix’s or maybe a Diverge, ’cause they have it as well. And he says, “A true five star bike.” – Five star. – “I’ve never thought it’s heavy.” And, “It would better
for me to carry less, “It would be better for me
to carry less on my ride.” – That’s a good point. – I mean, he’s someone who
actually has one of these bikes. – Yeah. – And well, he rates it, so. – Big fan of suspension on road bikes. – Yeah. – Who’s this, Jon Cobb? “We had the same debate on suspension “in the mountain bike world “at the start of the 90’s, “there were those that
were pro and against.” Well, Jon, I remember that pretty fondly, and I think all of us were
pretty pro to be honest. But either way, that’s your opinion. It says, “Nowadays it’s
pretty much the normal “to have a suspension trail bike.” Well yeah, I think I’m probably one of the only people out there
who doesn’t, actually. Well, I’ve got front suspension. Jon Cobb, though,
“Personally, I’m all for it. “After all, I live in the UK, “pretty much, all of our roads
could rival the cobbles.” Very good point that, isn’t it? – Yeah. – Our roads aren’t very good. – Henry Ashman said, “I think
suspending the actual bike “is probably a gimmick “as the major suspension parts are heavy. “I like the bits that add compliance “in the design of the frame, “or the leaf spring seat
post in my Canyon Endurace “as they’re light “and not very spongy when
you’re hammering along.” – Yeah, that’s a good point, actually. Have you ever used one
of those in the Canyons? – Yeah, I’ve got an Ultimate, and it’s got the same kind of thing. – Yeah, it’s a nice little
bit of kit that, isn’t it? And finally, Brent Mclean, “Just like disc brakes on a road bike, “I think suspension will
one day become mainstream, “as we all know most roads are uneven “and of course with the
occasional smooth asphalt.” – Yeah, well. It would be nice if they
just made nicer roads. – Yeah, really, really smooth roads. – I think, but, we’ll see. Thanks for your comments, but also we should point out, I think we should put in a correction for last week as well. – Yeah, yeah, yeah, you got
a lot of grief, actually, Ollie, in the comments. – Yes, there were a lot of comments… – I love it. – That rightly pointed out
that the NASA pencil pen story that I said was “Fake news, man!” – Yeah, I think it was
Sanjay Nema who said, “The anecdote about Russia
using a pencil in space “is an urban legend. “Graphite in space is a terrible idea “as graphite dust in zero
gravity can get anywhere “and it’s an electrical conductor. “So it will literally short any circuit “that even comes close to it.” – Should also point out that
I was going to correct Sanjay. It’s not actually
technically zero gravity, it’s a low gravity environment. Gravity exists everywhere. – Blimey, we’ve got some
great viewers, haven’t we? – Yeah, we do, yeah,
thanks for your comments. – All right, so this week, we’re looking at the best
tech releases so far in 2019, or well, certainly in our opinion, anyway. – Yeah, well, I think I’m gonna begin. – Go on. – Right, with virtual training and riding. I think this winter it’s really taken off. Obviously, you know, Zwift and other online virtual
training simulation things have been around for a few years now, and smart trainers as well. But I think this winter really took off. – Mm-hmm. – One of the reasons for that is more people have it now. Like more of my mates have it. They have smart trainers and stuff. So there’s kind of that
social element took off. We had a bad winter, so
I was on it quite a lot. – Yeah, we had snow, yeah. – Yeah, that one day. But yeah, I think that
more people embracing it, and it felt like it was
more of a community on there and I think that was really cool. Plus you can pick the world
you ride in on Zwift now. – [Jon] That’s always good, isn’t it? – [Ollie] Yeah. – And also it’s fair,
you mean, smart trainers, they’ve actually come down
in price a lot, haven’t they? Quality’s improved. Also smart rollers now, which I’m a big fan of. I really like the realistic feel of those, and well, let’s just put a
few things clear, though. When you do ride on them with your mates, it’s not just like
riding with them, is it? Because, there is that
social aspect, I suppose, if you typed away to them, but most of us are probably
a little bit too gassed out to actually do that, I reckon. But the good thing about it is if you’re one of these people who’s always late for group rides, or has a puncture each and
every time you agree to meet, well, you’re not gonna have those excuses, although I have heard of
someone using the old, “I’ve had a power cut. “I’m sorry, I can’t meet
you on Zwift today.” (Ollie laughing) Yeah, but either way, it
is great to actually see… – Power cuts do happen. – Yeah, sure they do. – The next big thing in
2019 for me is 12 speed. This could be the year of 12 speeds. So Campagnolo already had super
record 12 speed mechanical, but this year saw them finally
release the EPS version. And then, of course, SRAM, with their AXS, Red eTap groupset. – [Jon] Yeah, which is a real head turner, actually, isn’t it, that group? See, I like chainset, the integrated power meter, and then you’ve got that flat top chain, which I think looks great. – [Ollie] The chain looks so cool. – [Jon] Yeah, it looks mega, that. Not to mention the fact
that they’ve just released the Force Lever groupset, too. – [Ollie] Yeah, that
came as a surprise to me. I wasn’t expecting that to come out so soon after the Red, the Red groupset, but a welcome surprise. – [Jon] Yeah, lots of trickle
down technology there. – Yeah, but the big thing now is what are Shimano gonna do? – I don’t know, 12 speed, surely. – Well, the thing is, are they? I don’t know. Shimano is still 11 speed and so you’ve got the two
big groupset manufacturers, the two other big groupset
manufacturers on 12. – [Jon] Yeah, but Rotor have
got a 13 speed groupset. – [Ollie] Yeah, came out this
year as well, it’s exciting. – Yeah, and well, Shimano do
have that pattern, don’t they? For a 14 speed groupset
tucked away somewhere. So maybe they’ll just skip it altogether and just go straight up to 14. I don’t know. – Yeah, I don’t know yet if we’re gonna see something
from Shimano this year, but it would be nice to. – Keep your eyes peeled. – The interesting thing, though, is it must be a bit of a nightmare right now if you’re a neutral service, because you have to have Campagnolo, SRAM, and Shimano cassettes. You have to have 12 speed cassettes, You have to have 11 speed cassettes. You have to have disc brakes, rim brakes. And so all the wheels you’d have to carry. – Yeah, different rotor sizes. – Yeah, that’s true. Although I did speak to the Bora Mechanics about rotor sizes. This is an interesting development… – [Jon] Oh, I bet that was fun. – Yeah, we had a really
nerdy conversation. And they seemed to think that it’s gonna become
standardized in neutral service, that all the front rotor wheels
are 160 millimeter rotors. And all the rear wheels
are 140 millimeter rotors. ‘Cause that’s what most of the teams are sort of moving towards using now. So, it’d be interesting to see if that does actually become a standard. – Yeah, whenever I go to a race, I always have a look
around the pros’ bikes and see if anyone is using
the same size rotors, because in most, well
most conditions, I reckon, you can get away with it. A 140 on the front. But it makes sense and if
everyone does the same. I think, was it Taylor Phinney who was using a 140 on
the front in Roubaix, and all of his teammates
were using 160s or something? It was something very weird, like that, I think it was Taylor Phinney. It started being a bit
of a problematic issue. – He always likes to
be different, that lad. – Yeah, he’s a nice lad. Right, other tech now, the standout for me in terms of footwear, had to be those Specialized EXOS shoes that I saw at the Tour Down Under. When I saw them on the feet
of some of the Bora lads, and also some of the
Deceuninck Quick-Step Floors, I thought to myself, those look mega cool, I’m gonna need a pair of them. And while they look like
a football boot upper, and everything like that, and mega light, just 99 grams
for the laced up versions, which, when I told Adam Hansen, him of homemade carbon shoes fame, his jaw dropped. – [Ollie] You broke him. – [Jon] Yeah, he couldn’t believe it. – [Ollie] You cracked him. – Yeah, yeah, for once in my
life, I managed to crack him. And the Boa dial ones are just 150 grams. Great looking pair of shoes. – They are seriously nice looking. I think they’re gonna be very popular. – Very jealous. – Those, yeah, you’re
a 44 and a half, right? – 44. – 44, yeah, uh-huh. Anyway, there’s also been loads of really nice bikes come
out this year as well. And we’re not even at peak bike season. So normally we see loads of bikes launched at the Giro and the Tour. And we’re not quite there yet, so we’re excited to see what happens. But, so far this year, we’ve had, well, the Roubaix that we’ve already mentioned, with the Future Shock, which was a nice surprise. And then also the Pinarello Dogma FS with shocks as well. And last week, we had what? We had the Parlee RX7. – No, that’s a Mazda make. – RZ7. – Yeah, that’s the one. – But it’s very, very nice, nonetheless. And well, the Look 765 Gravel bike, which we’ve got video on. I did a first look at that as well, so first look at the Look. – Yeah, that’s not easy to say. Also, there was the Orbea launch with that new SRAM AXS Force
groupset as well, wasn’t it? Which is, you know, a 2020
bike launched already. – [Ollie] Yeah, but… – There’s still more to
come, though, isn’t there? What’s your favorite so far? – I think, I really like
the look of the Parlee. – [Jon] Yeah, it’s quite cool, isn’t it? – But the interesting is is, all the bikes we’ve
seen launched this year are all disc brake bikes. – [Jon] That is true. – Which, our prophecy back in 2018 that we did towards the end where we were told by FSA that rim brakes are gonna become extinct. Certainly looking that way. – And if FSA do happen to know
this week’s lottery numbers, please do let us know. (Ollie laughing) – Anyway, this list of
our top tech of 2019, is by no means a definitive list. – Oh, no. – They’re just some highlights
that we’ve thought of. So, you know, whatever
you’ve seen, let us know, what your favorite bits of tech
so far have been this year. And let us know in the comments section. – Yeah, also, let us know what you think is gonna be released in
the remainder of this year. – Yeah. – If you’ve got a crystal ball, well get looking into it. – Or what next week’s lottery numbers are gonna be as well. – Anyway, get involved. (electronic sounds) Right, we’ve got some exclusive hot tech news now, haven’t we? – We do indeed. Check these out. We’ve got our hands on the
first production samples of some brand new tires from Continental. And the big news here is that they’re Continental’s
first gravel specific tires. Now we don’t have all the details, but we, well, here’s what we do know. – Yeah, like Ollie says,
they are gravel specific, 700 C, and they come in
a 40 millimeter width. And get this, tubeless ready too. And also made from that
famous black chili compound. – Yeah, so a very… – (sniffs) Does smell good. – Premium tire from Germany. Prior to this, Continental focused mainly on Cyclocross tires, and so hasn’t made something this wide for 700 C wheel
that’s gravel specific. When I was in Oman, I was using a pair of 35 millimeter
Continental offroad tires, and as good as they were, I definitely could have made use of these. – Yeah, well, for those gnarly descents that you were railing, or, that’s what they say, isn’t it? – Yeah. – Yeah, something like that. – It was pretty rad. (Jon laughing) – Apparently these aren’t
the only tires in the range. We don’t have any more details, but maybe, just maybe,
there’s gonna be a 650 B, and well, who knows, maybe some fancy colored side walls too. I’d quite like that. – Yeah, ’cause we do know that
this isn’t the full range. And that is something that
I’d really like to see. I love tan sidewalls or cream sidewalls. – Cream sidewalls, cream? – That’s what some people call them. – Yeah, well, is that to go
with your Bentley or something? Or whatever you drive? – Yeah, my walnut dash. – Yeah, but, I’m excited about these. It’s long overdue actually. – Yeah, and also we can see, that well, the two we’ve got here are different tread patterns as well. So, this one’s got like
smaller knobs on it. – Yeah, it’s almost like
for sandy riding, isn’t it? – Yeah, yeah, and that one’s got… – It’s got some, yeah,
almost like sand pattern in the middle and then some
bigger knobs on the edges. – Yeah, I think more
details are yet to emerge, so stay tuned, stay tuned for that. But I can’t wait to give ’em a go. I wanna get ’em on my Canyon Grail. Get out there. – Well, now Ollie’s got
his grubby little hands on something this week, haven’t you? – I have, right. I love aero tech. You all know this. Yeah, there’s a small company
in the UK called Rule 28, who make aero socks, okay. And these have become very popular. You’re seeing a lot of
cyclists using them, a lot of trackies using them, a lot of people who race. – A lot of road riders
actually using them, hey? – Yeah, because they do offer a measurable aerodynamic benefit on the lower leg. – Yeah. – Now, they’ve got a new product out, which are these aero gloves. Now, just looking at them here, they might not look anything special, until you put them on. Check this out. – A former hand model in his
previous career, Ollie was. – Check this out, right. I don’t have really freaky,
weird little fingers. – No, he’s a pianist, long fingers. – But what they do is, they’re specially cut, these gloves, so that when you’re holding
onto your extensions or your handlebars, this is all like a single thing that. That’s pretty interesting design. – Because the wind just goes over it. – Quite a novel idea. So I first saw these as
a prototype, spied them. Our mates who Wattbike were using these when they were doing the pursuiting. And they were sort of, I said, “What are those?” And they were like, “Oh, nothing.” – Hid them away. – But now, they’ve just come out and you can actually get them, so that’s pretty cool, isn’t it? – Yeah, Victor Campenaerts. He could’ve gone faster
with that aero record. – He should’ve had a
pair of these on, yeah. – Yeah. – Yeah. – They got a pair of mitts as well, that are similar sort of deal, but I think these are the freakiest. I like those the most. – Nice, right then, more tech next week. (drilling sound) (bicycle bell) – It’s now time for Screw
Riding Upgrades, Buy Upgrades. Where you submit media. That’s a good umbrella term, isn’t it? – Yeah, it is, yeah. – Of your upgrades. Before and after is best. For the chance to win the ultimate prize. Well, it was the Capron, then it was the Ass Saver, and now we’ve got a new prize. We’ve upped the ante. It’s this. The Camelbak Eddy water bottle, so that you can stay perfectly hydrated, whenever you’re upgrading. – Yeah, it’s ideal actually, because right now in the UK, it’s absolutely, blisteringly hot. – It’s warm, isn’t it? – Yeah, it’s reached double figures. – Yes. – Yeah, anyway, so last week then, we did change that prize from the Capron to the Ass Saver and well, the winner
was Craig from Doncaster and that Ribble upgrade. (cheers) – [Ollie] Good ol’ Craig. – Yes, get in touch with us, Craig. – Worthy winner. – Yeah, and you’re going to get your ass, well, saved, from now on. – You are. – Yeah, anyway, let’s go then, to the contenders for this week. – To win the Eddy water bottle. Water sold separately. – Yeah, tell you what. Okay, first up this week is Cameron from Victoria Park, Bath, in the UK. That is literally a stone’s
throw from here, isn’t it? I can throw pretty far. – Yeah? – Yeah. Anyway, Cameron loves
the look of aerobikes, especially the new Cannondale SystemSix, but he can’t afford one. A £230, eBay bargain, Trek Speed Concept 2.5, needing some tender loving care, new Prime wheels, Vittoria Corsa Speed G
Plus 23 millimeter tires, Ultegra R8000 and some Zipp Service
Course bars and stem. And voila, modern-looking aerobike for a fraction of the cost. Pay the penalty and wait a bit, but that’s nothing compared
to how cool it feels to ride, especially when you see yourself in the shop windows over Cardiff. There’s the original. – [Ollie] So that’s just a TT bike, an old T, like what a Lancer? – Bit of an monstrosity
to be perfectly honest, all those cables, higgledy-piggledy, spaghetti junction at the front. Moving on. Boom! – Wowzers. – Yeah, exactly. Look how good that looks. – He has turned that into
an aerobike, hasn’t he? – Yeah, that looks absolutely,
it’s funny, isn’t it? ‘Cause it’s like a slight
sloping top tube, downwards. – Optometric chainrings as well. – Yeah, they look wild and
wacky, don’t they still? – Yeah. – That is a nice looking
bike, isn’t it that? That’s a big old upgrade,
look at it before. – Do you know what, I’ve seen one, I’ve seen that done a
couple of times before where someone’s taken an old TT bikeframe, and turned it into and aero road bike. I think that’s a really cool thing to do. – [Jon] I’m a big fan of that. – [Ollie] Yeah, it’s cool, man. – It looks absolutely spot on. Just cut in that steer, oh no. Not B`ike Vault. Right then. So, there we are. That’s Cameron. – Well, a bit of a local derby this week, because Cameron is up against David from Bristol, a mere stone
throw away from Bath. – Yeah, there we are. Another stone being thrown
this week, isn’t it? – Yeah, David bought this four years ago as his girlfriend’s first road bike for just £175. – Ooh. – And, you know, well, look at that. It’s nice, isn’t it? After many training rides, it was time to upgrade it in preparation for a 330 kilometer Epic. They spent £513 pounds. A very precise sum there. And many hours. – Must be a bookkeeper. – Yes, or an accountant. – Yeah. – And now, the classic frame is ready for many more kilometers. It rides like a dream. and David thinks it beats
your cheap bike superbike. – Hmph, David. – So. – David, David, David. – There you go. – Let’s have a look then,
at what David’s got. – There’s his Pinarello. – Yeah, there it is. – Bit of a chunky saddle on there. – Yeah, bit of a downward
pointing angle on that saddle. – He needs to fix that, yeah. All right, let’s see what he did to it. – All right, for his girlfriend. Well, water bottle cage is taken off. Not gonna hydrate you very well on that 330 kilometer ride, is it? – That’s true, actually. – Yeah. – Haven’t thought that through, David. Very nice Vision wheels on there. – Yeah. That’s exactly what I use, isn’t it? Yeah. Still trying to beat me, are you, David? – Yeah, he’s just copying you. You’re an influencer. – Imitation, flattery, and all that. – 105 is min, isn’t it? – Yeah, it looks very, very good. – [Ollie] For what it costs, that’s good. – Yeah, it’s a good
upgrade that, isn’t it? Yeah, it’s good at 513 pounds on the dot, on the nail. Yeah, I dunno. – Changed the brakes as well. That’s gonna make a big difference. – [Jon] Yeah. – [Ollie] That’s nice, that. I like that a lot. – Anyway, who’s it gonna
be, Cameron or David? Bath or Bristol? You decide, vote up there. And someone will get the new water bottle. Lucky. – Water sold separately. (electronic sounds) – Bike of the week time now, and last week we had the battle of the suspension road bike. We put up the new Specialized
Roubaix with the Future Shock against the new Pinarello Dogma FS with it’s adaptive front
and rear suspension. And the winner… – Go on. – Was… the Roubaix. (crowd cheers) – Wow, how much did it win by? – 52% again. – That’s weird, something
weird is happening. – Why is it always 52%? – Why is it always 52%? I don’t know, and I almost
don’t want to know why. – Jon, the people have spoken, let it go. – I know, I know. – Let it go. – Let them all go. – Anyway what, what’s up this week? – Okay, right, I’ve
decided, this week, Ollie, just to mix it up a little bit, we’re not gonna have bikes this week, for people to vote on. Instead, we’re gonna
have probably the thing which people ask for most, the free hub sound check, so… – I like, I like this. – We’ve got two absolute crackers. I was annoying everyone in the office with my spinning round hubs, and it was tickety-tick. And people were, well,
disrupted, let’s say. Right, so anyway, we’re
gonna have, first up, is the sound of the Vision free hub, so have a little listen. (free hub spinning sound) Okay, and that’s up against the DT Swiss Star Ratchet mechanism. Here we go. (free hub spinning sound) Ooh, two pretty contrasting
free hubs there, isn’t it. – I do like free hubs, so… – Yeah, I do like ’em too. – Right, well, it’s not up to us, though. – No. – Let us know which one you prefer, which one you think is the best. – Up there. Will it be 52% again? – Probably. – Probably, gotta be, isn’t it? (electronic sounds) Right, it’s now time for the Bike Vault. The moment of the show
where we rate your bike either nice or super nice. Ollie, tell them though, how do they get their
bike into the bike vault? – Well, Jon, that’s really easy. All you have to do is submit pictures of your bikes using the uploader, the link to which is in
the description below. – Yeah, and if it’s nice, well, we say it’s nice, and if it’s super nice… (rings cow bell) We ring the bell, like that! We wake Ollie up! Because well, we’ve had a
long weekend, haven’t we? Well, not us two specifically,
but just in general. Right, anyway, let’s crack on then. With the first bike this week, and it comes in from Manan in the Gandhi Manda,
Guwahati, Assam India. I do hope I’ve pronounced
those names correctly. – [Ollie] I think that
was spot on there, Jon. – [Jon] Yeah, anyway, he writes, “This is Manan’s Scott Speedster 40. “First ride on it.” And that, that is a beauty, isn’t it? Ooh. – [Ollie] I do like that sort, it’s sort of reminiscent from the I am days. I am cycling with the thought of… – [Jon] Yeah – [Ollie] The navy and
the orange or whatever. I do like that color scheme. Look at that backdrop. – [Jon] And, nice bit of sun flare. Yeah, oh, that’s beautiful, actually. – [Ollie] He’s done well there. – Yeah. Manan, I personally, I think that’s a fantastic looking bike. – [Ollie] Yeah, it’s very smart. – [Jon] Look at the backdrop. – [Ollie] And he’s done the valves. – [Jon] Yes. – [Ollie] Come on, he’s done the valves. – [Jon] Yeah, the cranks, everything. – [Ollie] Yeah. – It’s spot on, yeah. I can’t fault it. – No, he’s done a good job
there, no excess steerer. – No. – Oh, yeah, top. – Manan, super nice. (rings cowbell) All right, Ollie, who is next? Where’ve we got to? – [Ollie] Is that the Brows? That’s the Brows. One of my favorite climbs, this. So Jack, well, is his name Jack? – [Jon] Or is it Jacques? – [Ollie] Jacques. In the south of France, with his Orbea Mitis, Euskaltel. Well it’s Euskaltel colors as well. Extra points for that, I reckon. – [Jon] Yeah, it’s a
nice looking bike that. – [Ollie] Cool, yeah. Bought it for just £200. Replaced, his upgrade,
it’s an upgrade as well. – [Jon] Blimey! – [Ollie] Very sort of
negative downward pointing stem there as well. – [Jon] Yeah, bit of steer. Quite a bit of steer though, popping out though, isn’t there? – [Ollie] Yes, yes. – [Jon] It looks to be
quite a small cassette on the rear too. – [Ollie] Does he get
extra points for that? – [Jon] Yeah, yeah. Tough. It’s tough that. And well, Ollie recognized the climb. – [Ollie] Yes. – [Jon] And also, I
like those saddle bags. That’s one of the Physique ones, isn’t it? That pops into the
little clip on the back. Big fan of that. – Very neat those, yeah. I mean, the wheels aren’t
slightly aligned, you know, but, you know, sometimes I do let things go. I think the, well the
first rules of Bike Vault is there are no rules. Except there are. – Yeah, but we make ’em and change ’em. Don’t we? All the time. – Yeah. What are you thinking, Jon? – [Jon] Well personally, I think it’s, I can’t, yeah I know
there’s that bit of steerer. I know, I know. But I don’t think you
can let that go, can you? – [Ollie] No. – Nice bike, Jack. Right next up, we have got someone called Doctor from Santa Cruz in California. – [Ollie] Doctor Who? – [Jon] I’m not falling for that. The photo is taken at the
Natural Bridge’s State Beach. It’s a Zeus Super Kronos
1980’s vintage bike. Have a look at that, Ollie. – [Ollie] Yeah. – [Jon] Ooh, valves lined up. Logos are lined up. Big chainring. Look at all the gerilim
on that chainring as well. Look, that’s been drilled out. The ol’ pilladrill. – [Ollie] Well you got a lotta time on your hands, aren’t you? When you’ve got a time traveling machine. So… yeah. – We didn’t even set that one up either. That personally… – I think it’s really nice. And the bar tape’s pristine, isn’t it? – Yeah, yeah. And it’s just period correct. Other than, I guess, you
know, the Mavic Open Pro rims. – [Ollie] Do you know what as well? I like the little matching straps that match the bar tape and the frame and the pedals. That’s really smart. – [Jon] Toe straps do
look good, don’t they? – [Ollie] Period grip bottle cage. – [Jon] Ah, it’s a
great looking bike that. – [Ollie] Super nice. – Yeah, yeah, it’s super nice. (cowbell ringing) Well done, Doc. Right, Ollie, who’ve we got next? – [Ollie] We have got Mo. I wonder if he works in a tavern. Anyway, he’s from Andover in Connecticut. In the US of A. And he’s got his Specialized Venge. Ultegra with it on as well there. It’s nice. Look at that. Nice Vision. I like that Vision chainring. – [Jon] Yeah, he’s got a Vision crank on there as well, doesn’t he? The ol’ Trimax one. – [Ollie] Yeah, and his Blueprint
SLR 60 millimeter wheels. – [Jon] Look at that bar tape. I tell you what, Mo’s a tall person. Look how much seat post there is. – [Ollie] There’s a
lot of seat post there. – [Jon] Big headtube. – [Ollie] Yeah, that is… – [Jon] Bar tape looks good. – [Ollie] Curious with the, he’s got one of those fabric bottles on that’s like a cageless bottle, but then it cages well. – [Jon] Yeah, it’s throwing
me off a little bit. – [Ollie] That’s like,
what’s going on there? – [Jon] Yeah. The valves aren’t lined up. Now we’ve gone through this, haven’t we? How many times? Dozens. – [Ollie] Yeah, but he has
got his tires logo’d correctly up with the valves. – [Jon] Yeah, I suppose
they’re just slightly off. Also, ingenious use of the water bottle, propping up the bike using the non-drive side pedal; however, your pedal could
well have some grease on it that you could then be ingesting whilst having your refreshment. – [Ollie] Safety first. Do you know what? I think he’s got double
wrap bar tape there as well. – [Jon] Yeah, it’s pretty thick. – [Ollie] What do you reckon, Jon? I like that bridge. – I do, I do. There’s so many good things about it. Do you know what? I think it’s probably super nice. Probably, I say. But I’m waiting for you really to either crush Mo’s dreams or… – I’m in a good mood. Super nice. – Super nice it is. (cowbell ringing) Well done, Mo. We’ll pop into your tavern at some point. Right then, the next one, well final one even, is Manuel from Luxembourg. Apparently this is an old railway tunnel which is now a bike path. We got some of those in Britain as well. – [Ollie] Yeah, they’re good, yeah. – [Jon] In fact, I could
easily be mistaken for that being in Britain. Either way, it’s a Bianchi,
or Bianchi, Intenso. People love to correct
the pronunciation on that. It’s in that, well, a red color. Got SRAM Red and Force it looks like. What’s that chainset? It’s been debadged, hasn’t it? Looks like an FSA one. – [Ollie] That crankarm looks
like it’s made outta Blu Tack. What’s going on there? – [Jon] Think it’s just a color. There’s a lotta color
coordination being done here. So we’ve got the inline seat post. That’s white. Stem’s white. Hoods are white. – [Ollie] White hoods. – [Jon] Yeah, you don’t… Haven’t seen that for a while. Quite a lot of spaces above the stem too. – [Ollie] Yeah. – [Jon] Some of the
original Rover wheels there. The valves are lined up, but they’re not at the
six o’clock position. They’re at the kind of five o’clock, half past four position. – [Ollie] Sometimes we
can let that go though. – [Jon] Yeah, we can, yeah. Matching bottle cases, matching saddles. – [Ollie] It’s a very
distinctive bike this, isn’t it? Top marks for color coordination. – [Jon] Yeah. – [Ollie] I mean he’s obviously had a plan and he’s stuck to it. And I admire that. – Manuel, that’s a nice looking bike that. I think it’s a super nice. – You think? – Yeah. – I think it is as well. – Yeah, I think it is, because of all the coordination and matchy-matchy stuff. – Thought gone into it. – Right, I’m gonna give it a ring. (cowbell ringing) Like Ollie said at the start if you want your bike to
go into the bike vault make sure you use the uploader tool found there in the description and then who knows? Maybe you’ll get in. And please line up those valves. Makes sense, doesn’t it? – I always forget to do it. – He does. And granny gear. – Yeah. It’s ’cause I’m always in the granny gear. (electronic sounds) – Right there we are. Nearly time for the end of the show, but don’t worry because in the next week we’ve got loads more great content coming up for you. Including Ollie takes a look
at the new Look gravel bike. – Yeah, ebike as well. – Oh, yes, you do like that, don’t you? – Yeah, and also Si’s been bike packing, doing the North Coast 500. So we got some videos
coming out about that and the kit he’s been using. – Yeah, so do stay tuned on
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