A lot of new bikes come with a spoke guard or spoke protector, commonly referred to as a ‘dork disc’. This plastic disc can help to protect the wheel spokes should you drop your chain, but many people, Ollie included, think it’s ugly and unnecessary. Here he shows you the proper way and a bodge way to remove a dork disc from your bike. Chapters: 0:00 Intro 0:34 What is a dork disc? 1:14 How to remove a dork disc Useful Links: Adventure Documentaries, Exclusive Shows & Live Racing on GCN+: 🤍gcn.eu/plus Download the GCN App for free: 🤍gcn.eu/app Visit the GCN Shop: 🤍gcn.eu/summersale30 Join the GCN Club: 🤍🤍gcnclub.com/ What other maintenance videos would you like to see us make? Let us know in the comments below! 💬 If you liked this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up 👍 and share it with your friends! Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 How To Tune Your Freehub To Be Loud Or Quiet 👉 🤍youtu.be/5Lyos2r_nSg 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 🤍gcntech.co/EditorsChoice 📹 Watch the latest GCN Tech Show 👉 🤍gcntech.co/GCNTechShow 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 FLACO - Azucares Doing the Twist - OTE #gcntech #gcn #cycling #roadbike #bike #maintenance #bikemaintenance #howto #bikelife Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / 🤍🤍bettiniphoto.net/ Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech is the only channel you need for all things bike tech – past, present and future. Simply put, we’re obsessed with tech: we seek out and showcase the best in bikes, components, tech, accessories, upgrades and more from races and events, tech shows and product launches across the globe to bring you the best in road bike technology. We’ve also got great maintenance videos to help you get the most from your bike; pro-bike tours from all the biggest races; special features and the weekly GCN Tech Show. We also take a deeper look into the future of cycling, apps, smart tech and virtual riding. Join us on the channel and the GCN App to submit your content, vote on the latest tech and keep abreast of exciting new trends. Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: 🤍gcn.eu/Castelli Giro Helmets: 🤍gcn.eu/Giro Pinarello Bikes: 🤍gcn.eu/Pinarello Zipp Wheels: 🤍gcn.eu/Zipp Topeak Tools: 🤍gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon Bikes: 🤍gcn.eu/-Canyon Pirelli Tyres: 🤍gcn.eu/Pirelli Orbea Bikes: 🤍gcn.eu/Orbea Vision Wheels: 🤍gcn.eu/Vision Wahoo Fitness: 🤍gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: 🤍gcn.eu/-parktool Elite Bottles: 🤍gcn.eu/EliteBottles Whoop Fitness: 🤍gcn.eu/Whoop Komoot: 🤍gcn.eu/komoot Selle Italia: 🤍gcn.eu/SelleItalia SIS: 🤍gcn.eu/ScienceInSport Zwift: 🤍gcn.eu/Zwift Shimano Wheels: 🤍gcn.eu/Shimano Shadow Stand: 🤍gcn.eu/ShadowStand DMT Shoes: 🤍gcn.eu/DMT Muc-Off: 🤍gcn.eu/MucOff Watch our sister channels: Global Cycling Network - 🤍🤍youtube.com/gcn GCN Racing - 🤍🤍youtube.com/gcnracing Global Triathlon Network - 🤍🤍youtube.com/gtn GCN Italia - 🤍🤍youtube.com/gcnitalia GCN en Español - 🤍🤍youtube.com/gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - 🤍🤍youtube.com/gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Français - 🤍🤍youtube.com/gcnenfrancais GCN Japan - 🤍🤍youtube.com/gcnjapan GCN Training - 🤍🤍youtube.com/gcntraining Global Mountain Bike Network - 🤍youtube.com/gmbn GMBN Tech - 🤍🤍youtube.com/gmbntech Electric Mountain Bike Network - 🤍🤍youtube.com/embn
I bent my hanger powering up a short hill on a 400k ride. At 300 km I shifted my rear derailleur into my rear wheel which ended my ride (at 1am) and did almost $300 worth of damage. New Campy Chorus rear derailleur and a rebuilt wheel. That's why the dork disk is there. I will never remove one again.
Wouldnt have one near my bike. Cube doesnt seem to provide them anyway, whcih is great. They look cheap, nasty, the break and tells people you´re an amateur.
Haha should never happen. Just look at any grand tour. These guys have all the best equipment and the best mechanics and their chains go all over the place it’s not supposed to. 😂
I wonder why it’s necessary to make inexperienced and non-tech riders feel like they are dorks? Not all cyclists are elite riders.
I didn't want to remove it from my hybrid bike, but it started making noises like if it was scrubbing against the cassette for unknown reasons. I couldn't figure out why and I honestly didn't try too hard, it was easier to remove it by just breaking it and so I did.
I just smile when I see someone sporting that dork disc.
If you need to watch a video to learn how to take it off you should probably leave it on
you don't need to take the wheel off.... `PHD ffs
Hey man! Don´t take World Of Warcraft as a Dork thing!! :D I love bike, but also I love WoW man! :D
Let be realistic, no ones is going to spend $100+ on park tools to remove the disk. Breaking it off IS the correct way, lets not over complicate things.
I thought manufacturers already put on dork discs on road bikes called disc brakes? Thats what i call dork disks, absolute noobs buy them and have them thinking they are an upgrade :) can't wait for them dorks to bite on this comment
"You don't need a dork disk if your bike is set up properly is a little bit like saying, "We don't need traffic signals because drivers should know the rules of the road."
This is an absolute important video!!
Great video as usual. I have a totally unrelated question. What is the colour of Ollie’s bike called?
I have one of these on my 30 year old Dawes and I do Know how to set up my gears. Just happy being a Dork
I would suggest that the person judging someone else over a bit of plastic is in fact, the dork.
Couldn't be bothered removing it from my new bike. You can hardly see it behind the monster 1x cassette........
Back in the early 90's dork disks came in bright neon colors