Over the past year we've seen some bike makers step backwards in the technology that they're building into their bikes. However, we think that it could be taken another step further. We don't think anyone would ever complain about having a threaded bottom bracket, a 27.2 seatpost and a bar and stem which is easily adjustable and interchangeable should the desire strike them. In theory, the things listed in this video should actually be seen as upgrades as current bike tech can be slightly temperamental. 00:00 - Intro 00:25 - Gloss Paint 01:27 - Conventional Bar & Stem 02:37 - Integration... To An Extent 03:36 - 27.2 Seatposts 05:18 - Threaded Bottom Brackets 05:53 - 4mm Bolt Heads 06:36 - Outro Subscribe to Cycling Weekly here: 🤍🤍youtube.com/user/CyclingWeekly1?sub_confirmation=1 More at: Cycling Weekly: 🤍🤍cyclingweekly.com Facebook: 🤍🤍facebook.com/CyclingWeekly Instagram: 🤍instagram.com/cyclingweeklymagazine Twitter: 🤍twitter.com/cyclingweekly Email: cycling🤍futurenet.com #cycling #bikes #bicycles
Not-for-racing-road-bikes should accomodate full length mudguards ie have mudguard eyes.
This is why i still love my LOOK 585, gloss paint, standard bar and stem, 27.2 post, threaded BB, 4mm bolts, currently 6.85kg with Sram Red, and sweet FA integration = easy maintenance, just the way i like it.
Great presenter on the vid! Haven’t seen anyone as dynamic since Ollie left you. Re subscribed.
Totally with you on threaded bottom brackets.
The worst offenders in pushing these solutions looking for problems (GCN) would like their watchers to believe that a bike is actually like a mobile phone or maybe an AMD processor and each year the new model released makes such technological advancements, the old product will rapidly become obsolete . This isn't the case as at the end of the day it's a lump of metal (or carbon and metal ) and it has about as much technological sophistication as a tin opener .
Great video. I think you missed rim brakes
The only one I would challenge is the 4mm water bottle bolts. Some cages work better with button-head screws and those typically take a 3mm wrench. The ones that take a 4mm key are usually a cylindrical head style and the bottle can hit these, especially going in or out.
Totally agree. Thank you.
Matte paint looks like shit after awhile
Me? Gloss red Allez Elite circa 2008. 105, rim brakes.
2. Yes (+/- 8-16’ adjustable)
5. Agree 100% ‘Press fit’ .. really?
6. Oh c’mon….it’s been 4mm standard since forever.
Stop speccing 42 or even 44cm bars on 54cm and 52cm bikes.
Press fit bottom brackets are a deal killer for me. I’ve spent too much time finding a solution to creaks. If you don’t want to purchase an expensive bearing press you’re reliant on a local bike shop to try and fix it. I currently have a titanium bike with a T47 bottom bracket. If it starts to get noisy I can remove it with less expensive tools, clean, grease an torque it myself.
10 speed, rim brakes on Mavic Open Pro or Ambrosio Excelight (if you are not too heavy) rims, is all you need for most things. Bike tech nowadays is a heap of solutions looking for problems at the customers' expense and the manufacturers' profit.
Option for Rim Brakes
No. 1 is gloss paint? C’mon, man.
Yep,integrated cockpits are a triumph of style over substance,a fashion that needs rapid trip to the cemetery.
I don’t know why bikes come with a stock saddle. I think most people replace them with a preferred saddle straight away. Bikes don’t come with stock pedals, so you can’t really argue that the bike needs to be ‘functional’ when sold. There is nothing more frustrating in buying a bike than knowing I am spending money on a saddle that I do not want, not even for a little while. Just sell the same bike without a saddle and take saddle cost off the price tag.
I am with you on all of them..