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Influential Car & Motorsport Technology In Cycling | The GCN Tech Show Ep. 71



How important is car and motorsport technology in the cycling world? Collaborations between car and bike brands are nothing new but have they changed the sport? This week on the Tech Show we also take a look at the brand new Shimano GRX groupset and some stunning new Giro d’Italia cycling shoes from Fizik.

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Ja Si
Ja Si
1 year ago

The new technology that will come over from the car industry will be automatic gear shifting. The gears will shift up or down based on sensing resistance.

ukdirector85
ukdirector85
1 year ago

The lightest of light entertainment

aleb gns
aleb gns
1 year ago

got a selle italia novus ferrari

Glen Larimer
Glen Larimer
1 year ago

John, you do such a fantastic job of pronouncing the Italian words – and I love the recent spot with you helping Chris with "Legnano" (try lasagna as a helper word) – but you need to get a handle on Battaglin. It's baht-tahl-YEEN – no hard "G"!

daAnder71
daAnder71
1 year ago

Giovanni Battaglin – say: "Joe-Vunnee Buh-tull-yeen".

Neil
Neil
1 year ago

What can the motor industry learn from cycling..? 1) massively greater efficiency from replacing the internal combustion engine with a biomechanical power source, 2) correspondingly massive reductions in CO2 emissions, 3) elimination of particulate matter, NO2 emissions, etc, 4) positive rather than negative effects of vehicle use on user health and wellbeing, 5) reduction of physical vehicular footprint by something like 95%, with corresponding benefits for congestion reduction, 6) massively increased safety for other road users, n), n+1), ….

Markus Patients
Markus Patients
1 year ago

A 80 thousand dollar Bugatti bicycle.. For the man who has almost everything…

Pat Brown
Pat Brown
1 year ago

…."ok, ring it"..

fai tsang
fai tsang
1 year ago

colnago bike is made by ZGL at china

Omar Tan
Omar Tan
1 year ago

I agree with Chris and would like to see a video on it! Go go GCN Tech!

Robert Graves
Robert Graves
1 year ago

Penske racing helped Trek with suspension development. Fox suspension covers all Motorsport an mtb Hayes brakes started with Harley Davidson

Chris Breen
Chris Breen
1 year ago

What about Harley Davidson, they made bicycles in early years.

Demetri Alexander Mamacos
Demetri Alexander Mamacos
1 year ago

Mirrors, we need to see behind us , clever mirrors, thats what we need from the car manufacturers

Jonas Lundberg
Jonas Lundberg
1 year ago

Volvo and POC have been working on communication between cyclist and car driver

Euan Pennington
Euan Pennington
1 year ago

It was bicycles, (or I should say tricycles), that first invented differentials, and cyclists lobbied the government of the day to finally begin paving roads, long before cars were invented…

Mr. H
Mr. H
1 year ago

MAKE THE BIKE VAULT GREAT AGAIN!

every bike is now practically a "super nice".

Mooneri
Mooneri
1 year ago

Tatu FTW!

Rob Ferguson
Rob Ferguson
1 year ago

A video on how far back you have to go to find the Dura Ace equivalent to modern Tiagra or 105 is an excellent idea! Would follow on well from your 105 vs Dura Ace video from a while back.
Love the channel, you’re producing quality content 👍

Marco Fabiani
Marco Fabiani
1 year ago

Jon, your pronunciation of Italian bike brands (Officina Battaglin?) is so bad my ears start bleeding when I hear it… Ask the guys from GCN Italia to teach you the correct pronunciations please!

Bas Vredeling
Bas Vredeling
1 year ago

I could use an engine temperature warning light on my bicycle.

JorritV70
JorritV70
1 year ago

For the transfurcase of the Koeningsegg Jecko they looked at the way a bike shifts

DonalOB
DonalOB
1 year ago

As others have said, John Dunlop developed the vulcanized rubber tore for his daughter's tricycle.

Also, the Bowden brake cable was developed for bike brakes, and later used for actuating many things, including in cars. Then cars upgraded to hydraulic brake lines. And now hydraulic brakes have come through to bikes.

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago

The similarities between supercar brands and the bikes they cross promote with is the absurdity of the existence of people with enough loose change in their sofas to actually buy them.

Plutocracy is the similarity. And envy for the small people.

Guy Polson
Guy Polson
1 year ago

My first good bike was a Peugeot

Presta chuck
Presta chuck
1 year ago

9 speed Dura-Ace is still a much better user experience than the latest Tiagra. Tiagra is a better value than ever before, but in spite of the cog count, Dura-Ace 7700 is still much more dialed.

Maik Pauli [OnkelDoerte]
Maik Pauli [OnkelDoerte]
1 year ago

Opel (Vauxhall) was once the biggest bicycle manufacturer in the world. And they started to produce cycles again under their brand Opelit.

Philip Kerpen
Philip Kerpen
1 year ago

Absolutely agree with Chris. Maybe the new Tiagra doesn't win out on weight, but on everything else it's gotta be miles better than a 20 year old Dura Ace. As long as we don't account for the Nostalgia factor of course…

Jules Gouder de Beauregard
Jules Gouder de Beauregard
1 year ago

Ferrari now work witch Bianchi (a specialicima) but what Ferrari don’t want people to know is that they use the countervail carbon in there f1 car.

beeble2003
beeble2003
1 year ago

10:24 Holy, crap, that Bugatti bike looks HORRIBLE. It looks like it was made out of plywood. In the 1960s. By a furniture designer.

Robin V
Robin V
1 year ago

built in gps!

Andy Stone
Andy Stone
1 year ago

Nice to see the 3 missing spanners back on the tool wall! 👍 😜

darwin ernest cruz
darwin ernest cruz
1 year ago

When we think about most of the things we wish to be on our bikes it almost always leads to integration. Maybe a bike where you don't need to buy separate parts? Has a power meter, indicators, gps, speedometer, etc. whatever it is. Just one whole bike, with everything you need. Takes away the fun though.

Julian Cromwell
Julian Cromwell
1 year ago

Not a fixie fan, but how can the second bike have had so much spent on it and look so 'not different'? The spec of the B'Twin is great in the first place for the money. It appears to have had a clean, rebuild and respray, thats all… So its the first bike for me all the way…

Sasha Tromsa
Sasha Tromsa
1 year ago

an ABS system of some sort would be nice on the bikes, I guess

Alan Wood
Alan Wood
1 year ago

Not sure about dura-ace v tiagra, but my 2017 11spd 105 is definitely better than my 1st generation dura-ace 10 spd (2003?)

limyohwan
limyohwan
1 year ago

id guess the boardman bike and the mclaren venge is where there actually was the most input from the car manufacturers as both were sort of pioneers of their respective designs.

tripinfool
tripinfool
1 year ago

Biggest contribution, and less glamorous than metals and materials is the supply chain management that enables the manufacturing and distribution of bikes. The production scales of complex vehicles couldn't happen if every single part was manufactured on site. The components that come together at the assembly line are coming from OEMs that are offsite. The scalability and flexibility of assembly lines relies on being able to establish and manage the supply chain. Not as sexy as carbon, resins, and metallurgy, but a lot of actuarial maths 😉 The car industry is the progenitor of what we now refer to as… Read more »

paul howell
paul howell
1 year ago

ferrari did indeed make the lugs for colnago

Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis
1 year ago

Campagnolo magnesium wheels used to come on Ferrari cars. Campagnolo won metal industry award from the development of the magnesium casting. That technology lead to Campagnolo doing come casting for NASA. I had Campy wheels on my Mazda and it made a remarkable improvement over the aluminum wheels that came on the car. It took 7 lbs / 3 kg off each wheel.

Ben Fields
Ben Fields
1 year ago

Submit your bike to the bike vault, get a story about a toilet break. super nice? Seriously though, thanks for the love!

Fabien LEVITE
Fabien LEVITE
1 year ago

Peugeot still make some bikes, from urban to road ones. And you have the collaboration between Porsche and Storck.

Dave Patton
Dave Patton
1 year ago

Seems everything applied to cars was invented first for bicycles. Pneumatic tires, alloy wheels, gears and gear ratios, etc.

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