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Tyres – Are We All Doing It Wrong? | GCN Tech Show Ep. 25

– Welcome to the GCN tech show. – This week we’ve got folding
e-bikes, confirmed spy shots and an inflatable bike trailer. – Plus, tyres, are we all doing it wrong? – Don’t know, probably. – We’ll find out, won’t we. (upbeat music) – So Jon, what’s hot in tech this week? – Well, firstly Mavic
have basically revamped their top end wheel set
– the cosmic ultimates. This time basically adding
the welcomed addition of a clincher version which is also tubeless compatible and
that’s something which Mavic have worked really, really hard on in the last couple of years in fact so great to see that. – I see they’re also
updated the rear wheel especially the spokes which
now run from one end of the rim right the way through to the other side. – [Jon] Yeah – As opposed to used to
have which was the nipples down on the hub I think. – Yeah that’s right, yeah so
if you did have a little bit of a buckle you could just true it up so presumably with this bit of new tech expecting one bit of carbon
from one side to the other well they’ve done away with
twice as many spokes I suppose. – Yeah. – But also, how on
Earth would you true it? Anyway I dunno, but the
weight of them is impressive 1,300 grams a pair.
– Blimey. – Which for carbon
clinchers, I tell you what, that is low isn’t it. – That’s about half the
weight of the originals. – Yeah, no price as of
yet but they are due out in early 2019 so keep your
eyes peeled for those ones. – Do you think they’ll make the same noise as the originals? – Oh they were loud, weren’t they? Now completely unrelated
but timely relevant for football or soccer fans out there is an app that’s just been released, now Kodi was a startup
company that basically produced a mount for a smartphone that could also power light
as well as charging your phone while mounted onto the handlebars. And with this new app well I
think it could be pretty handy for those sports lovers out there. – [Chris] Yeah they’ve designed
an app that will help you keep track of the latest
scores in the World Cup whilst riding along on your bike. – It’s a nice safety idea
that isn’t it really, stop people grabbing a phone out or listening with headphones
which is even worse than that in my opinion. – I suppose it’s safer than having to look into your back pocket
but probably still keep your eyes on the road. – Yeah keep your eyes on the road and well we can’t take
too much about football on here can we, but anyway nice idea, maybe they will have a new
app which tells you things about the Tour de France as
that’s goin’ on, who knows. – That’s a cool idea, Jon. – Could be done, surely. – I’d use it. – Anyway more tech later. – I’ve been thinkin’ about tires Jon. – Go on then, you’re
probably on something here. – I think we’re all doing it wrong. And I think we could change some things and do it a little bit better. – All right, go on then. – Do you remember 19 millimeter tires? – Fondly, 140 PSI or nine or 10 bar. Pumped up, rock hard, all conditions, maybe if it was absolutely
torrential at the start line you just psst, let a
little bit out and you just carry on riding, absolutely fine. – And a last minute safety psst. – Yeah absolutely fine. – Do you remember then 21 mill tires? – Oh yes, I certainly do actually, yeah. – Front and rear specific sometimes. – Yeah different tread patterns, nice. – Do you remember when they
then progressed on to the, what became widely accepted 23 mill, for what 10, 15 years? – Yeah at least, great tires they were. – And now we widely accept 25
mills as being here to stay. – That is true actually
yeah I mean at the time they actually looked almost futuristic and you see someone
riding on these big tires I will admit I was one of those people who would look and just think that must be a touring cyclist.
– Yeah. – Or something like that. – I’ll never remember the
first time we had them was 2013 and just incredible in the
corners all of a sudden you just felt more confident. – Yeah, go on then, where
are you going with this? – So 28 mill, you see them
quite a lot these days. – Yeah you do
– It’s not rare, no. 32 mill fit almost all
bikes now especially with the era of discs fast approaching. – That is very true, yeah. I’ve got a feeling you’re
trying to talk me into something which I might not be that convinced about. – I kind of am, I don’t think
we’ve been playing around with our tire choice, our tire
width, or our tire pressures anywhere near as much as we could’ve been. – So you’re gonna suggest to
me that I’ve got to go out and buy a load of tires
of different compounds, for different weathers, and new wheels and I’m gonna get in so
much trouble at home, more than I’m in normally. Basically that’d what
you’re gonna put to me. – Pretty much, although maybe not. There are a few things that we can do. – Go on. – So, tire pressure. – Yeah? – Tire compounds, summer,
winter, you see a lot of guys that ride the same bike, the
same tires, the same pressures no matter what the weather,
no matter what the season. – Yeah see that to me
is not at all logical and doesn’t make any sense. – No, so how about you
have a set of summer tires and a set of winter tires?
– Yeah. Somethin’ I already do. – Maybe size up a little bit in the winter when the roads are wetter and slipperier. – Yeah, but why would people
at home wanna do that? – So, more surface area
on the tire, more grip, lower pressure, smoother
ride, more confidence, and more comfort on your road rides. – Yeah now that is something
actually I can totally and utterly recommend
because there’s nothing better than feeling confident,
especially in the wet because that’s when things
tend for many people out there to go a little bit wrong. – It is, and your tires
are the only contact patch for the road, it’s the
only thing holding you up so why rely on this tiny little
thumb print, or thumb print on the road when you could
have it slightly larger which would also give you more comfort. – Right okay so I’m still
feeling that I’ve got to go out there and buy more tires. – Okay you don’t wanna buy new tires, how ’bout you play around
with what you’ve already got? – That sounds good to me
actually because, you know for a lot of people out
there including myself if I’ve got to go out and spend
I don’t know how much money on some tires, I’d say 70
pounds on a pair of tires I wanna make sure they’re
the right ones, don’t I. So I wanna go home, put them on the bike and then go out and be great. – Okay it’s an investment,
it’s a lot of money to go out and buy new tires. But for free you could
pump up your current tires, head out to your local favorite descent, or a road with some really testing corners and play around with your tire pressures. – Cool. – Start with what you
currently use and then let out your last minute safety squirt like we talked about earlier,
make a note of the pressures as you adjust them and see how you feel. – That’s actually something,
sorry, in the past when someone suggested
to me a pressure gauge I would always sort of
dismiss it a little bit and think, well why on
Earth would you need that? Now, this is something which
Tom Lass always laughs at it’s the fact that I
have notebook that I keep all sorts of weird bits of information, with compatibility and things like that. So I guess, provided of
course it’s not raining, take out that notebook with you and a digital tire pressure gauge
because that’s how accurate you need it really.
– Exactly yeah. – This is what we’re looking
at here, it sounds silly and it’s overused, but
these marginal gains. So that’s actually where I
would take down these notes and figure out actually
that happy medium, isn’t it. Because if you go too
much one way or too much the other way you’re gonna
start getting bad feelings when you ride, aren’t you? – Yeah, you wanna avoid
your body feeling squidgy and bouncy when your tires
are soft, you wanna be a little bit above that but
at the same time you also don’t want to have your
tires rigid like wood and you don’t wanna feel
like you’re kinda skidding across the road. You wanna be in that happy,
that happy middle area. You may well already be there but if you haven’t experimented with it how do you know you’re getting the most from your current tires. – Yeah, now I remember
actually the year before I went to 25 millimeter tubeless
for racing I was on 23s and I had them pumped up 150 PSI, something ridiculous
like that which, you know we’re all guilty of doing.
– Yeah absolutely. – And I went around a corner
and I could feel the back end of the bike just kinda like
skipping out around this corner but then on the flip side, the
thing which really kind of, ’cause I don’t ride 28s
I know you do, you know you’re happy with them.
– Peak fun. – I ride 25s still, although
in the winter I do run a 28 on the back. But it’s that whole happy medium, isn’t it like I mentioned earlier
where your bike doesn’t feel that squidgy because ultimately
as soon as you put 28s on you start running a lower
pressure and you get that bouncing feeling. – You can, once you drop
down below, what 50 PSI, four and a half bar.
– Yeah. – You wanna avoid that.
– Yeah. And I mean you get that on the
cyclocross bikes, don’t you because obviously you’re
running such such low pressures but you hardly feel that
bouncing because you hardly ever ride on tarmac so. – That’s a fair point and
it’s gonna take a little trial and error to find the
place where you want to be, it is but time invested in playing with your current bike’s tune, as
it were is time well spent. – Yeah and I reckon
people can actually gain quite a lot out of
that, more than you know buying, I don’t know, the
latest pair of Arrow gloves or something like that because ultimately you are gonna have a smoother ride and it’s gonna get you
somewhere faster, isn’t it. – And you feel more
confident, more comfortable, it’s win-win. – What’s to lose? But anyway, what I really want
to know as ever is actually what the viewer’s doing,
are you someone who’s stuck in the dark ages or what
possibly a bit of retro using those skinny tires
still or 23 or, you know dare I say even narrower than that. I mean if anyone out there
is still using 19 millimeter tires on their road rides
please do let us know because I would absolutely love
to ride where you ride because the roads must be perfect. – Send us a picture. – Yeah, or on the flip side,
have you gone beyond 25s, which I absolutely love, have you gone 28? 32s I understand you ride in the winter. – Yeah 32 mill tires in the
winter, set up tubeless. I’m convinced you can
ride as fast downhill on a disc brake bike
in the middle of winter when it’s wet and greasy
as you can in the summer on your race wheels. – I think this is gonna call for some GCN does science at some point,
you might need to wear some motorbike leathers
because we’re gonna have to, maybe a few spills involved. But in all seriousness, yeah
let us know exactly what tire pressures you run and why
you make those choices and how you found out,
did you find out through, like I did, 150 PSI in
a 23 mill tubular tire, bouncing around the road? Or do you just love not getting
punctures and riding 32s? I think most of us found
out the hard way, didn’t we. – Sadly yeah. – Leave your comments down below. – Yeah. – Anything else new in
tech this week, Jon? – Well firstly, British
clothing brand Le Col have just launched a recycled
material cycling jersey which I think is absolutely fantastic. A few brands recently, they
have touched on similar things including team sky who will be taking to the start presentation at
this year’s Tour de France wearing a jersey made of
recycled ocean plastic material. – I’m sure they will
have a whale of a time. – Oh honestly who brought
him in here, puns like that. – Sticking with clothing for
a minute, Jon if you will. The Mavic Cosmic Ultimate GTX Raincoat. – Very nice, look at that. It’s got ShakeDry fabric
hasn’t it as well? – It has indeed and, for
those of us in the UK that have to use these
things pretty much every ride we go on only 95 grams. – Wow that’s very packable isn’t it. That’s the sort of, actually
I always carry something like that in my jersey pocket
most of the rides of the year in fact, because well we never know what’s gonna happen do we? – It’s almost guaranteed to rain on every ride you go out on. – The price, though, it
does come in at 310 pounds which is on the upper
end, really isn’t it, of cycle clothing. – It’s quite a lot, that, for a jacket and the price per gram is quite high. But I once heard someone say you can’t put a price on good kit. – You can’t indeed, you
know what if I could find the ultimate thing to keep
me dry and warm in the winter I would pay for it because.
– Well you’d have to. – Well yeah, exactly yeah. The amount of times I’ve
been stuck out there feeling absolutely miserable
and soaked through to the skin. – Yeah, I’m looking forward
to those days no longer being a thing. – Now Mavic, they have been extremely busy because Spyshot’s confirmed
that helmet spotted on the head of Vital Concept, back there
at the Crytomb’s Dophenae. – Yeah that has been release
too, so it’s gonna be called the Comete Ultimate, and I think that looks like a great
looking helmet actually. – It does, it’s a vast improvement over some of their previous
offerings, isn’t it, Jon. – Yeah there was one out there which I wasn’t a big fan of actually. – No, but look at those straps
around the ears as well. How do you think, do you think they slide, do you think they adjust? – I dunno, I’m really intrigued
actually it looks cool. I’ve never seen a helmet like
that, it looks like shoelaces that then have the middle
bits pulled through. – It’s almost like two helmets the way the front and the back kind
of separate there as well. Something for ventilation or is it air? – Dunno but anyway 210 grams,
or 215 grams, and 225 pounds so nice looking helmet coming soon. – Fast too. – Now onto a little bit
of protec, so the Swiss which recently finished
for a couple of stages at least the who squad of Trek Jegafredo took to the start line using,
wait for it, disc brakes. – [Chris] Finally, it’s about time. – It’s finally happened, hasn’t it. Now the weather out
there, it was pretty wet so I can imagine that that
probably helped influence their decision because not all pros are that easily convinced to
try different things are they? – No, but more consistent
braking and wet conditions, you know rim brakes and
carbon wheels have never been that great, have they? – No, despite people’s
claims really it’s still not as good as a normal, normal brake. – And also it would’ve been a
lot easier for the mechanics only having to look for one
type of wheel on the roof. Imagine that, in the rain getting out: is that a disc, is that a rim brake? – Fingers and thumbs. – Is that the axle it
would’ve been carnage. – Yeah you can imagine the
riders giving mechanics as well quite a hard time if they’re
all fingers and thumbs trying to sort it out. – Yeah, no I think it’s a good move. – Yeah I wonder though because,
say a couple of years ago if someone had said to
us, guys in the world tour they’ll be using disc brakes.
– Yeah? – We, I don’t think we
would believe it, would we? We’d just be like.
– [Chris] No. – [Jon] No, no impossible. – Go back five years when
Arrow bikes were first becoming a real, viable option
in all races you never would’ve considered putting discs on that. – I guess it’s quite hard, isn’t it because these pros
basically it is their job so it’s kind of like saying,
okay we know it’s your job but actually you’ve got to change your ways of working.
– Yeah. – That’s essentially what it is, isn’t it you’re gonna have to learn
to brake a little bit later for instance, that kind of thing so yeah I can understand the slow ingress into the peloton but. – But then there were also those
that were big fans of discs and they really wanted to push forward and have them in place.
– Yeah. – I guess some people
are open to new ideas whereas others perhaps aren’t. – Now for something completely different but I think a really
nifty little idea, this. So this is the B Turtle which basically is a tow-along caravan which is inflatable for your bicycle. So apparently it can attach
to any bike out there and then once you hitch up to your place where you want to stay then night you can simply inflate it
with a two-way hand pump or an electric motor. So I reckon with an e-bike, which I guess it would be compatible
with, you could probably hack the motor and use that
electric motor to pump it up. – [Chris] Could charge your phone too. – [Jon] Yeah and have a nice little sleep out in the wilderness. – [Chris] That looks cool,
I’d spend a weekend in that. – [Jon] Really?
– [Chris] Yeah. – [Jon] You’d be on your own. – Tow two behind a tandem, e-bike tandem. Two camping trailers.
– Yeah face them against each other. – I think I’d like it. – You’d be truly like really top and tail, you’d just be foot-on-foot
wouldn’t you, against ’em. – It works for me, Jon,
I would love one of them. – Here we are, you wanna give it a go then fair play to you. – Maybe Si should’ve taken
something out of this to Morocco for extra sleep. – Oh yeah, that’s right, yeah if you don’t fancy bivvying just get
one of the B-Turtles. – Next year Si use that.
– Yeah. Now another nifty little
invention is this from Peugeot who aren’t really the force
they once were within cycling but this the eF01. – I’m buzzing about this,
it’s an 18 kilo bike, a folding bike at that.
– [Jon] Yeah. – With a 30 kilometer range,
up to 20 kilometers an hour. I think it’s pretty cool. – Yeah, and it’s also got
what looks like a lefty style fork there, so it’s
just got one fork there. It does look pretty trick, doesn’t it. It looks really neat and
compact when you fold that up. Okay question.
– [Chris] Yes. – [Jon] Would you ride it to work? – I’d have to charge it 10 times as it’s a 300 kilometer
trip but potentially. – Yeah that’s a fair issue
actually, you’d have to learn to conserve the battery and
only unleash it, 20 K an hour, when really needed. – Small wheels too, Jon. – Yeah that is true yeah, it
would take a while to pedal that, wouldn’t it. – Just use my real bike? – Yeah, all right, yeah. Anyway I dunno, I don’t think I would, well no I would actually cause my ride’s 35 kilometers so yeah just 5 K. It’s bare soup less there pedaling along. – [Chris] I think it’d be pretty cool, it’s a cool looking bike. – [Jon] Yeah that is nice, isn’t it. – [Chris] A talking point at the pub. – And it’s unusual that
Peugeot, a car manufacturer. You know they stopped
making bikes, but anyway I guess where they see there’s
a sale well they’re gonna. – Yeah. – They’re gonna try to
go for it, aren’t they. – Another iconic bike from
Peugeot as they many years ago. – Well this one’s not quite iconic yet – Well give it time Jon. – Yeah I will, I’ll give it lots of time. Anyway, more tech for you next week. – Last week Chris and Si decided to induct to the wall of fame the
Tuneli Integrater handlebars, something which I’m gutted
I wasn’t here for last week. – They were pretty cool,
sadly we didn’t have a pair in to play with but I like them. – Yeah I reckon you probably would’ve sat, what with these guns.
– Yeah, steady. – Anyway this week then,
we’re gonna take it back to the same era actually
isn’t it of these bars. – Yeah in fact I had one of these on those Tuneli Integrater bars. – And guess what it is. – Shimano Flight deck, remember that Jon. – Yeah I do, yeah I
never actually owned one. And you had one. – I did, the little tiny
gray computer that boasted, “boasted” a large screen size.
– Yeah. – No buttons but you would
control them from the hoods. You had to neatly wind these little cables underneath your bar tape,
tear your bar tape off, pop them into the levers,
screw them in actually you had to take.
– Were they screwed in? – Yeah you had to take
your STI levers apart yeah. – I never knew that. – It’s a pretty cool piece of kit and then you’d have these little
buttons and you’d scroll through the settings, it
would tell you your cadence based on what gear you’re in.
– Yeah, I do remember that – Because there are
electronics inside the lever, pretty clever that. It would tell you your
speed but to get your speed you’d have to neatly wind the little, do you remember doing
that, winding the cable. – That was art, fitting bike
computers was an art wasn’t it before wireless ones came
along, it was an absolute art you’d have to get that
sensor and you’d wrap it around your gear or your
brake cable, anti cable, wrap it around then down onto the fork. And you just wouldn’t want
it to look bad, would you. Cause your mates would tease you. – It was easy to make it look bad though. – Really easy actually. – Normally if it looked
bad it was held together with stebler tape as well.
– Yeah. That’s how bad it could end up. Now these didn’t last
really that long, did they. They weren’t around, actually
that long from memory. – I think Shimano did a
few versions afterwards. – Right. – But they were not very
long after taken over by the dawn of the GPS computer. – Oh true yeah that’s because
you can’t really compete with that, can you? – No, nowadays we have
ANT plus, wifi, bluetooth. – Yeah, and I mean you can
even get your football results these days on a computer. – You can even get your text
messages, your phone calls, it all comes up on your wahoo. – But essentially, if it
wasn’t for the flight deck, who knows maybe we wouldn’t
have our GPS devices now on our handlebars. – Well that’s my thinking behind this, it was quite a forward
thinking design at the time. And if they hadn’t pioneered
and pushed on with this maybe these sorts of technology items wouldn’t have advanced. – Now pros were using these
as well, weren’t they. – They were.
– I’m sure they were, I’m sure I remember going into a bike shop and seeing a giant poster of,
I can’t remember who it was maybe Moser or someone like
that maybe had one on his bike but I don’t know if was just
on there a bit of advertising. But it was a cool bit of
kit, I never had one myself. – Aspirational piece of kit I think. – Have you still got it lying about? – I reckon if I was to dig
around I could probably find it. – Dig around, what do
you think at home viewers should he dig around or not
because I really want this to go in literally into
the wall of fame here. Anyway leave your nominations
as ever for the GCN tech wall of fame where
hopefully we will induct your nomination, let us know down there. – So last week put head-to-head were two new cyclocross bikes. So it’s the Canyon Inflight
AL, the aluminum one versus the BMC Roadmachine X. – This was our closest vote yet Jon. – I understand it was go on, first let me give you a little drum roll
and I want to know percentage but don’t let me know
the winner just yet so. (drumming on table) – 51% goes to.
– Go on. – The Canyon.
– [Jon] Wow. that is unbelievable, shows
how great those two bikes do look, doesn’t it. – There’s a lot of love for
those two bikes actually. – Because like Si did last week, the Inflight first, it did
get a few comments about that. – That kinky touch really. – But actually shows that
people must like it out there which I think is great, innovation. – Standing the test of
time, isn’t it, a year on. – Yeah, too right.
– It looks cool to me. – Blimey time does fly. But this week then let’s
put two race winning bikes head-to-head.
– Well that’s a good idea. – Yeah so first up is Tour
de Swiss winner Richie Porte and that’s his BMC.
– [Chris] I like the red. – [Jon] Very nice, red bikes
are faster, apparently. – [Chris] Turn tables. – Yeah very true but I think I know who you’re gonna vote for,
anyway that’s up against the Liv bike of the
Ovo women’s tour winner Corin Rivera of Team Sunweb.
– That’s a good choice there. See all I like big logos,
and it’s got good colors, black and white.
– Yeah. Tell you what I reckon this
one’s gonna be close too. – I think so. – As ever you know what to do, vote up there for your
favorite and next week we’ll reveal the winner and we’ll have two more head-to-head. Right it’s time for the
bike vault, the place where we rate your bike,
are they nice or super nice? – Yeah. – And we use this dreaded thing to announce the super nicest. Anyway what have you got
for me this week Chris? – Right then, comin’ up we
have Jake Wittaker’s Trek, look at that. Trek Madone Project one. Full Autegra group set
and that picture was taken apparently in Belfast in ME which is, I think that’s Maine isn’t it? – I think it’s the state
of Maine in the US. I’m sorry if I’m wrong there my geography isn’t quite up to date, well
I don’t think it’s changed the date, but anyways
not really that good. – Oh what’s that on the back of his saddle there Jon? – [Jon] That is, appears
to be a race number, that’s a big race number there isn’t it. – [Chris] That is possibly
the biggest race number, and I don’t mean the number, just the size of the placard it’s on. – [Jon] Yeah that is a big ol’, no I mean it’s a nice looking bike that and I do like it, I like
the sea in the background. – [Chris] I love the colors – Or is called a lake? But personally, I mean, this
is tough, this is really tough. – He’s ridden 180 miles
to take that picture. – [Jon] Yeah I know and
probably have the valve stems in crank position and
also I can’t see the stick holding the bike up. However, the one this that
is not doing it for me is that really really
large number on the back. – Oh sorry Jake, it’s not yours this week. – Yeah it’s a nice bike Jake, really nice. Right, what’s up next then? – Next up we have Tom
Charleston’s Ribble CGR with Shimano 105 Continental
Grand Prix four season tires. But what I like about this
bike is it’s takin’ in the Glencoe valley on
day seven of a nine day Lands End to Jon O’Groats,
those of you that don’t know what that is, that’s riding
from one tip of the UK to the other. – Yeah, something which is no easy thing to accomplish, is it?
– Not at all. – Especially with some of
the weather which we get. – No yeah rain every day. You’ll need your Mavic rain jacket – Yeah now Tom he’s from
Oxford in the UK and that, do you know what I think
that’s really well shot. – [Chris] I think it’s cool.
– [Jon] Yeah. – [Chris] The colors stand out. – [Jon] Yeah and it almost looks like, like it’s really hilly there, doesn’t it. – [Chris] Doesn’t it. Genuinely hilly. – [Jon] Yeah, not the sort of
place I’d like to go riding. – [Chris] What do you reckon Jon? – [Jon] No personally I
think it’s super nice. – [Chris] Super nice? Ring the bell. – [Jon] Yup, super nice. (bell ringing) – First time I’ve ever rang that bell. All right, go on who’s next up? – Up next we have our
friend Rammy from last week. – [Jon] Oh yes. – [Chris] Si and I
highlighted a few issues with the picture that we
think can be improved. – [Jon] So Rammy, good on him,
has sent in another picture. Now I did watch the tech show last week despite not being around
and well I think Rammy I’m afraid you could’ve done better again. It’s not very well lit is it, that bike? – [Chris] Oh Jon. Rammy’s
trying hard though. – [Jon] I know, I know,
poor ol’ Rammy, I mean the mountains in the background,
they’re really well lit aren’t they, I mean the peaks of them. But the bike itself is
a bit silhouetty for me. It’s a bit silhouetty, you know and those, yeah it’s just a it silhouetty. – [Chris] You know what
Jon, I love the colors, I love the fact that
he’s got purple decals on the wheels, and he’s
submitted two weeks in a row. I’m giving it.
– [Jon] Do you know what that is dedication actually, isn’t it. – [Chris] I’m giving it a super nice. – [Jon] And from my
understanding Rammy left quite a detailed email as well so. – [Chris] Come on, ring
the bell, go one then. (bell ringing) Yeah!
– [Jon] Nice one Rammy. All right next up then we have
got a bike from Paul right oh what a bike that is,
what is it a Collossi? – [Chis] That is, it’s a
Colossi track bike, looks cool. Second hand from Hong
Kong, a former Colossi team member none the less. – [Jon] That is a nice bike isn’t it. Now I am a big fan of track bikes being from a track cycle background. And yeah it looks spot on, doesn’t it. Now there’s only one thing
which I would change on this and that would be to change
the chain to a half link BMX one then if you get that rear wheel in nice and tight against the seat tube. But in all seriousness that is
an absolute beauty, isn’t it. – [Chris] That’s cool,
you know what I love most is those deep drop handlebars,
you don’t see bikes like that these days.
– [Jon] You don’t, no they really are really
angled down from the top already don’t they, you
know there’s no flat section whatsoever, looks like a
Misch Super type seat post. Anyway I digress, that’s
lookin’ nice for me. – [Chris] I’m gonna go
off on one thing Paul. – [Jon] Oh no. – [Chris] Please don’t turn it
into a single speed city bike leave it as a track bike she’s
beautiful just like that. – [Jon] Don’t let it get wet and dirty, just keep it on the
velodrome in Hong Kong. – [Chris] Super Nice? – [Jon] Super nice for me, yeah. – [Chris] Yes! (bell ringing) – Stunner. – Oh Jon look at this. All right that bell might
as well be thrown away. – Give me the bell. – Right, go on then, whose is it? – This is from Rich King. – [Jon] Richard King from Osaka in Japan. – [Chris] It’s a BMC TMR
01 custom painted white Campact Super Record EPS and
lightweight Thunder wheels. – [Jon] Wow. – [Chris] SRM power meter. – [Jon] I mean that, I have to say, if it was in black and
white I’d be all over that I’d be giving that
super nice all day long, but you can tell. – [Chris] What’s your issue here Jon? – [Jon] My issue is the
Celeste handlebar tap, the hoods, the saddle,
it looks even like the speed play pedals are also Celeste but do you know what, that’s custom painted. It’s things like that on a
BMC that doesn’t come cheap, does it. Those wheels, they’re like
king of bling as well. – Yes they are, everything
about that right for me. – I’m so torn with this
because if I say super nice I’m gonna get absolutely destroyed. You guys gave a super nice
last week to a Bianci, it was like a fluorescent sort of thing but in honesty that bike, it
looks quite a big bike as well doesn’t it? – [Chris] I am gonna wrestle
you for the bell here Jon. – [Jon] It’s in proportion,
I’ve got to say that. It’s a stunning, it’s a nice bike. There’s no bottle cages.
– [Chris] Even better. Look at the speed, it
just oozes speed this bike I just I can’t not give
this a super nice Jon. – [Jon] Yeah I just
wish it had bottle cages but in all honesty yeah
that’s a super nice bike. (bell ringing) I can’t believe, I cannot
believe that I gave that a super nice but. – Is it the end of an
era for Jon Cannings? – No definitely not, no. Keep doing those Biancis
they just don’t get through. – No more Celeste guys. – Only joking, they do get through. Right who’ve we got next,
this is Mickey Tejecks. – [Chris] Mickey Tejecks, yeah. Now that’s an unusual
looking bike, isn’t it. – [Jon] It is it’s a
real throughback to 1982 an Austro Demetalpina, you
weren’t even born then were you? – [Chris] I wasn’t born in 1982 no. – [Jon] I was, anyway so
they’ve got Suntour Cyclone 600 groupset, and the
crankset, read arralium brakes. It’s got a Mayard Atom 77 free wheel. Yeah they did have a Chris
King style sound on them because they were pretty loud. He got an XT rear mechanic. – [Chris] Yeah I’ve just
noticed that as well. – [Jon] With a 1432 I
mean they’re gonna go for some serious climbs on that. – [Chris] Yeah. – [Jon] It’s a really cool submission. – [Chris] It is yeah, it’s
the mountain bike vibe is turned off for me. – [Jon] Well it’s just
the photo, it could’ve been somewhere a bit more,
with all that writing and things like that
next to the back wheel. So it’s a nice for me. – [Chris] It’s a nice for me,
that’s a really cool shot. – [Jon] Yeah nice bike that.
– [Chris] Really cool bike. – Right final one this week is it? – End on a bit of a high? – Oh that is, yeah look
at that, that is a nice looking Ridley. – [Chris] We do like a bit
of cyclocross here don’t we. – [Jon] We do indeed yeah. – [Chris] And cross is always
coming, they keep telling us. – [Jon] Cross is boss apparently. It’s Robbie from London,
photo’s what is that taken in Kent apparently. Yeah I mean that, saran red one bike, it’s an absolute beauty, isn’t it. – [Chris] It’s cool,
and cross bikes are also always gonna look cool. – [Jon] You don’t see
many orange bikes, do you? – [Chris] You don’t, and I love orange it’s a cool color. – [Jon] Yeah, my favorite
color when I was a kid actually orange, orange and navy blue
bikes always looked good. Rubber bank, rubber bank map eyes. – Rubber bank on auger masters sorry. – [Chris] I think maybe
just, is there a tube? – [Jon] Yeah I think that’s
the only thing there is still. – [Chris] That’s an accident
waiting to happen, that one. – [Jon] Yeah and it
could be very dangerous. Yeah in all honesty I think it’s nice but it’s not super nice ’cause it’s just got a little bit of stirrup for me. – [Chris] Been tight on
it this week, haven’t we. – [Jon] We are yeah,
sometimes you’ve just gotta tighten it down a little
bit, what do you reckon? – [Chris] Yeah I think that sounds fair – [Jon] Yeah nice bike. Anyway, now you know what to do to leave your submissions for the bike vault send them to the email
address on screen right now. Include information about you, the bike, where you come from, where it’s been. All that sort of stuff
cause we love to include it. – What have we got this week coming up on the channel Jon? – Well on Saturday
we’ve got Darryl Impey’s Scott fore bike which I took a look at which was a nice looking
bit of kit that was. – Yeah? – On Sunday there’s an unboxing. Monday we’re in here for the maintenance. And on Wednesday back in
here for the tech clinic. Helping answering and
solving your problems. – And what’s on Thursday Jon? – Back here again for the GCN tech show. – Woop woop. – Yeah we absolutely love it. Now do remember as well to
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