Tag: components

History – Design Behind the Bike (1/5)

The history of the bicycle from its origins to the bike as we now know it can be traced back to the 1800s. The impact of this machine on worldwide society is without doubt and this impact continues to grow. Well the design of the bike seemed fairly straightforward and simple over a hundred years […]

Bike Talk – Loris Vergier about his Santa Cruz 29er | SHIMANO

Hi, this is my new beast… …a brand new Santa Cruz 29er. We’ve tried to adapt it to fit big wheels. We’ve changed the angle a little bit. It has a full Shimano set up. We have 203mm disc brake rotors… …to try to slow the beast. And a Saint transmission. We’ve tried to adapt […]

Painting A Bike Ourselves | Cheap Bike To Super Bike Ep. 2

– In a previous episode, I found and collected the cheap bike, which I’m gradually going to be turning into a super bike. And I’ve stripped it down, as you can see. And by doing so, I was able to get a good look at the frame and forks to make sure that everything was […]

Creak Or Click? Six Ways To Fix Your Noisy Bike

[High Intensity Music] – Picture it; you’re riding along, enjoying the sunshine, taking in the views. And all of a sudden, what’s that you can hear? It’s a creak, it’s a click. Basically, as soon as that noise comes, it’s likely to annoy you and anyone else who you’re riding along with. So today, let’s […]

Dübendorf CX course check with Lukas Flückiger | SHIMANO

We are here in Dübendorf, where the cyclocross world championships takes place. Right now everyone is on their training laps, checking out the course. So is Lukas Flückiger, the Swiss pro rider. Let’s follow him and let’s see what he thinks about the track. – Two months ago I had the feeling it’s super flat… […]

Determining the Force Normal on a Toy Car moving up a Curved Hill

– Good morning. Bo, please read the problem, and Billy, please translate. ♫ Flipping Physics ♫ – A 0.453-kilogram toy car moving at 1.15 meters per second is going up a semicircular hill with a radius of 0.89 meters. – Mass equals 0.453 kilograms. Tangential velocity equals 1.15 meters per second, and radius equals 0.89 […]

Mathieu van der Poel – A born champion | SHIMANO

When everything is going fine, it’s always fun of course. But when it isn’t going fine, it’s sometimes a struggle. There are days, you just do not want to ride. But for me going out for a cyclo-cross ride is always fun… …riding my cyclo-cross bike. But, like I just described my week… …only one […]

Rémy Absalon – Make Your Mark | SHIMANO

We started mountain biking with my brother a long time ago. My brother rode with my neighbours. They said to my parents: ‘Julien is good, he should race cross country’. He started like this and I followed after that. With all disciplines of mountain bike… …with trial, downhill and cross country. It was hard to […]

Bike Talk – Mathias Flückiger’s Radon Jealous | SHIMANO

Hi guys, this is my new bike: the Radon Jealous. And I’ll now show you some details. As you can see, the bike is equipped with a full Shimano XTR groupset. I prefer normally a single ring in the front. For example a 36T. When it’s a little bit steeper then a 34T is the […]

Can We Turn A Cheap Bike Into A Super Bike? Ep. 1

– Following on from our cheap bike versus super bike videos on GCN I thought to myself, can I turn a cheap bike into a super bike but within a budget? Now what am I gonna do with this? Well obviously I’m gonna upgrade the components on it as well as maybe making it look […]