Tag: bearings

How To Clean Your Bike | GCN Tech’s Perfect Bike Wash

– It’s that time of year, where in the northern hemisphere we start to say goodbye to the winter months and instead get better weather. And with that in mind, there’s no better time, let’s face it, to actually clean up your bike so it’s looking and working just like new, or as close as […]

Direct Mount vs Standard Mount Rear Derailleur | GCN Tech Clinic #AskGCNTech

(intense music) – Welcome back to the GCN Tech Clinic, I’m sure you all know the drill by now, what it’s all about, but if you don’t, here’s a little reminder. So if you’ve got yourself a bike-related problem, so something’s not working, something’s annoying you, you want to know how something works possibly, leave […]

How To Adjust Cup & Cone Wheel Bearings On Your Bike – Maintenance Monday

– Cup and cone bearings. Believe it or not, they’re not actually a thing of old, because there are a lot of high-end wheel sets and hubs that still come fitted with that type of bearing. Now their competitor, the cartridge bearing, once they wear out, you just simply remove them and fit them using […]

Evolution Of Mavic Bike Hubs

– Okay, so if I just hold this wheel up, I’m sure that many of you will be able to observe the fact it’s a Mavic wheel. Mavic, of course, is a name that’s synonymous with cycling. Its iconic black and yellow branding has been everywhere throughout the sport. Now although, these days, Mavic actually […]

GCN’s Cheap Bike To Super Bike Upgrade Challenge – The Finished Bicycle!

– The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The GCN Cheap Bike, which I’ve gradually been transforming into something which hopefully is going to resemble a Super Bike in terms of performance. But hey, I’ve got Chris Opie to do that tough work for me. But many of you will remember how this bike started […]

5 Completely Free Hacks To Make Your Bike Faster

(dramatic music) – Now it could well be that you’ve come to a part of your training where it’s simply not going to plan. Or maybe you’ve just reached maximum peak performance, and you still want to go faster. It’s time for plan B. The marginal gain game. Let’s look then at five ways on […]

How To Make Your Bike Survive Winter | Winter-Proof Your Road Bike

(intense drum beat) – Winter is a time we should embrace our riding and not hibernate, and by that, I mean unless the weather is, well, truly apocalyptic, then there’s no reason why you can’t still get out and ride. But in winter, the roads are typically dirtier, wetter, saltier, and darker than they are […]

Super Bike Vs Hyper Bike: Can You Go Faster If You Break The Rules?

(intense dramatic music) – [Narrator] In 2018, GCN made a hyper-bike. A bike that ripped up the rule book and then burned it. (flames crackling) But after that video a key question remained. Is a hyper-bike actually any good? – [Ollie] Honestly we didn’t know. So we’ve gone and built another one. Only this time […]