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5 Tips That’ll Inspire You to Try Bike Sharing. by Meghan Rabbitt. March 15, 2019. Boulder B-Cycle’s marketing, sponsorship and communications manager, share their best tips on how these bike-sharing systems work and what to know before trying one. These are heavy, three-speed bikes, says Crouse, which means they’re not the most.

You’ll probably be surprised the first time you try a bike-share bike: Thanks to their locking mechanisms, cargo baskets and built-in technology, they’re heavy about 45 pounds 5 Tips That’ll Inspire You to Try Bike Sharing. by Meghan Rabbitt March 15, 2019. In just about every major city, you’ll find bicycle-sharing systems — a service where bikes are available for shared use on a short-term basis for a set fee.

The concept is simple: You borrow a. Fortunately, the bike-sharing operators (BSOs), authorities, and even the community have been taking action to mollify the negatives associated with the service. You can play a part, too! Here are four simple things you can do to help contribute to a better bike-sharing experience for everyone.

1. Volunteer for a bike. It’s not easy to set up a bike share system. Some have been wildly successful; others are disasters and more are disasters waiting to happen. Cities are willing to subsidize transit and fix roads on the taxpayers nickel, but baulk at the idea that bike share systems should be anything but self-supporting. People complain that the bike stands are ugly and that the bikes clog the road, and that.

1) Be a bike-friendly community first. Your community should be bike-friendly first with a dense network of bike facilities such as cycle tracks, bike lanes, and trails. This network of bike facilities will enable bicycle riders and your future bike-sharing customers to easily and safely travel through your community by bike. 1. Use cautious turning.

Cyclists ride on the right side of the road, so you may hit an unsuspecting rider with a quick turn. Check your mirrors and be aware of blind spots before turning. While at a stop sign or red light, make a complete stop in order to let bikers pass. Use Hand Signals. Bicyclists should use hand signals to let drivers and other cyclists know where they’re going.

Stick your left arm out to your side to indicate a left turn. For a right turn, extend your right arm out to your side, or raise your left arm and bend it upward at the elbow. To stop, hold your left hand by your side pointing toward the ground. 5. London, England.

London’s bike share program started in 2010 and has grown enough to make this list. The London system used Vélib’ as a model, with Serco and the municipal government working together on the project to bring London’s bike share program to life. The program started with only 5,000 Barclays bikes, but now they have over.

A bicycle-sharing system, public bicycle scheme, or public bike share (PBS) scheme, is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a short term basis for a price or free. Many bike share systems allow people to borrow a bike from a “dock” and return it at another dock belonging to the same system. Docks are special bike racks that lock the bike, and only.

List of related literature:

Bike-share is a dead-simple idea that has revolutionized how we ride in cities.

“Ghost Road: Beyond the Driverless Car” by Anthony M. Townsend
from Ghost Road: Beyond the Driverless Car
by Anthony M. Townsend
W. W. Norton, 2020

One of the major success stories in this domain is bike sharing.

“Pro Spark Streaming: The Zen of Real-Time Analytics Using Apache Spark” by Zubair Nabi
from Pro Spark Streaming: The Zen of Real-Time Analytics Using Apache Spark
by Zubair Nabi
Apress, 2016

But in the tourist city, bike sharing is the choice of a lot of visitors.

“CIGOS 2019, Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnics, Civil Engineering Works and Structures” by Cuong Ha-Minh, Dong Van Dao, Farid Benboudjema, Sybil Derrible, Dat Vu Khoa Huynh, Anh Minh Tang
from CIGOS 2019, Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnics, Civil Engineering Works and Structures
by Cuong Ha-Minh, Dong Van Dao, et. al.
Springer Singapore, 2019

A recent study by Fuller et al. (2013) suggests the implementation of a public bicycling share program leads to a significant increase in cycling among people living in the installed area when controlling for weather, environment, and other individual variables.

“Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice” by Joe Piggin, Louise Mansfield, Mike Weed
from Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice
by Joe Piggin, Louise Mansfield, Mike Weed
Taylor & Francis, 2017

As a new business mode, sharing bicycle has a positive impact on the urban environment and transportation.

“Frontier Computing: Theory, Technologies and Applications (FC 2018)” by Jason C. Hung, Neil Y. Yen, Lin Hui
from Frontier Computing: Theory, Technologies and Applications (FC 2018)
by Jason C. Hung, Neil Y. Yen, Lin Hui
Springer Singapore, 2019

Take reasonable precautions: Always take your valuables—money, credit cards, camera—when you leave your bike; always lock your bike when you are away; and get to know your neighbors in camp and watch out for each other.

“Bicycling The Pacific Coast: A Complete Route Guide, Canada to Mexico, 4th Edition” by Vicky Spring, Tom Kirkendall
from Bicycling The Pacific Coast: A Complete Route Guide, Canada to Mexico, 4th Edition
by Vicky Spring, Tom Kirkendall
Mountaineers Books, 2005

To sum up, public bike sharing is in some places very successful, in others less so, or even a nuisance.

“Bicycling Science, fourth edition” by David Gordon Wilson, Theodor Schmidt, Jeremy J M. Papadopoulos
from Bicycling Science, fourth edition
by David Gordon Wilson, Theodor Schmidt, Jeremy J M. Papadopoulos
MIT Press, 2020

In cities around the world, bike sharing is becoming more and more popular as a quick way to get from one place to another within a small area.

“Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too” by Beth Terry
from Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too
by Beth Terry
Skyhorse, 2012

The use of bike-sharing systems (BSSs) is one possible approach to addressing these problems.

“Practical Machine Learning for Data Analysis Using Python” by Abdulhamit Subasi
from Practical Machine Learning for Data Analysis Using Python
by Abdulhamit Subasi
Elsevier Science, 2020

GOOD: Bike Sharing.

“The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing” by Lisa Gansky
from The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing
by Lisa Gansky
Penguin Publishing Group, 2010

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  • I think my mistake was, not trying first going handle free, then suted gradual direct cross grip, I just left both handl, left arm arond the seat hanging usual, and i took glt arm m left handle ight away, what disbalance, mo what feeling, and even hand free speed confidence was taken for that perhalar do, now i think i should have been like xpaking both arms simultaneous, to avoid balance unevennes though not ight away without reading the centr of gravity alignment of

  • I like cycling since I was little but at the time I wasn’t introduce to the sports of cycling. As I grew up,I saw the 2012 London Olympics where I watch wrestling,cycling (track,road and mountain bike) and other sports,as well. The love for cycling build up from there and at first I was cycling as a way of commuting but then the fun starts as I watch tours. Afterwards I saw Paris Roubaix and Milano San Remo and from there I started cycling competitively. The biggest inspiration in cycling for me is Tony Martin. I saw him during the world’s time trial. There is not much to say but this is all that had me going in the first place. I would give it all to finish Paris Roubaix and Milano San Remo. All I need now is a coach. Besides that,a team. Great video!

  • poll the audience: in general, is turning one way more difficult than the other for most people? I ask because I get nervous descending when the road curves to the left but not to the right. I thought it was because it was towards the opposite direction of traffic (USA) but I started riding mountain and notice I have a bit more anxiety with left hand turns than right hand turns. Is it just me?

  • Hey,
    I am from Belgium so sorry for my bad English,
    But I start on my first bike on my 4jears to proof to my dad i can ride on my bike without
    help and without extra weels because my dad was Pro cycling on paralympics (claude vancoillie)
    on 2010 he dead en i start to bike races to honor my dad. tis year its my 5th year I race.
    PS I love your show

  • I never do a training ride in the rain anymore. Despite my trying to clean my bike off and dry it quickly afterwards I went through a group set super fast. My current no rain group set has lasted about 5 times longer!

  • Graeme Obree inspired me to ride the velodrome I took to the track like fish to water and I will never ride anything that’s not a fix gear bike I was 14 now 21 and for the winter I do short track speed skating both sports are awesome

  • Thanks to you guys I now wash my bike(s) regularly, I’ve indexed the gears properly (I can’t understand how I managed to go for rides without proper indexing), I’ve confidently changed parts and upgraded (the hybrid is now a cyclocross/winter bike). Looking forward to next year for the local sportive (165km of glorious Norwegian nature)!

  • It is so cute watching Matt and Si look like an old married couple arguing over the cake. Sorry Bertie, looks like Matt has found someone else.

  • I found climbing addictive, that sense of satisfaction that you have conquered this hill at certain % gradient and elevation, with extra motivation when I get to the top watching the sun rise. The social aspect of it also motivates me, it could be the postride coffee or meal with a bunch of friends, I guess the fitness just comes naturally. Buying a very expensive bike and/or components also make me wanna ride more to get more out of my dollar, although there is a long way before I could reach my $1/km aim.

  • I am extremely new to the sport. Had a friend who kept asking me to go riding with him a few months ago. He offered to let me use his old bike and I got hooked! I bought my own bike a couple weeks later, nothing special, but a good beginners bike for now. And have started commuting to work once a week. I want to move that up to every day soon as long as the weather is not bad, and I also want to do my first 100 mile ride this year. I have about 90lbs to loose and I cant think of a better way to do it. GCN has been a fantastic resource!

  • 1976 got my first geared bike 3 speed:( but then the movie Breaking away came out in the late 70’s and I’ve been hooked since!

  • I brought a diamondback hardtail mountain bike last October getting out discovering new places really helped with my anxiety also helping my fitness I’m currently looking for my 1st Road bike and carnt wait to get one and get going on some longer distances

  • In my opinion, unless you are serious racer, 105 is good enough. It’s good quality and has solid performance. I don’t think you would get much out of the higher end ones unless you are a hardcore rider.

  • Absolutely love this guy, I am a beginner getting into mtb with an interest in trails however I have zero skills on a bike.. So the advice here is awesome! Cant wait to get my new bike, try some of this and impress my missus

  • Ahhh!!! I requested this video when it was 95°F in Colorado the toward the end of the 2015 racing season. But it makes sense you guys made a motivational video in the dead of winter. Other motivators I’ve found very inspiring: Look at your friends’ Strava achievements. Browse the upcoming season’s calendar and envision how you want to go in those races. Plan and commit to an away race, Gran Fondo or Tour. Lastly, buy some new gear. My new Cervelo S2 arrives in 2 weeks and I can’t wait to do that wonderful machine justice!

  • Something I teach and make all my students master is braking with just front brake so if you need to brake while in a group and you’re drinking or eating you only have one hand on the bars and one brake available so now you have the skills and know the force needed to still maintain control without this skill people tend to panic and bad things tend to come into your and other riders future.

  • If you think way back to last year (Dec. 26 to be exact) Matt Stevens was showing us his Scott Addict which weighed in just over the UCI limit. “Although I do hang my head in shame, if I took the time to saw off the stem, which I PROMISE YOU I WILL DO as a Christmas present to myself…” ( 1:08 into the video, if you’re wondering). The stem has not been sawed off. Promises were made, Matt Stevens.

  • This might sound weird but what got me into cycling was a manga (Japanese comic series) called Yowamushi Pedal. It was the story of a high school cycling team. I thought it was so cool that I started riding my dad’s “regular” bike and watching cycling videos on youtube. Thats when I fell in love with the sport. BTW I highly recommend that manga:)

  • Thank you for this video. I was suffering with my hands even on 30km rides. So I watched this and tried one of the tips. I dropped the ego and raised my bars. Only by a 10mm spacer but it made all the difference. My hands were not sure and amazingly I discovered my drops. Before I had struggled to stay in the drops for more than a couple of km but today I did a 50km ride with a load of time tucked in!

    Thanks for the tips.

  • “hoping for the other to send a text to call off the ride”. Get real, Matt. They didn’t have texting when you were out riding. More like waiting for a mate to send a carrier pigeon or message over the telegraph.

  • But experienc says that at school, i was thin Cause i used to cyden 8 kn near regularly, but never was able to ride, holding cross handle I mean right hand tor left handle and vice versa

  • A lot can be said for that eating thing. I’ve taken to riding my bicycle as a way to reach restaurants that I want to try. Especially when they’re downtown, it is much more enjoyable to ride my bicycle than to find a parking place or pay for valet parking.

  • I been riding bicycles since I was 5 and I still ride them till I can’t ride anymore. When it comes to bicycles, I wish America would sell them cheap like Europe does.

  • Watching Matt and the boys, how much fun it looked etc, made me want a road bike. Had no prior interest in cycling as a sport. Do now.

    That was last July. Went to Dales in town and got a sweet Defy.

    Best purchase I ever made.

    Thanks GCN, for inspiration, motivation, and a good laugh. Fitter than I’ve ever been.

  • Another great video. Thanks.
    May I also suggest [as a motivation technique] keeping a log, or journal, or writing a list of your trips on the kitchen wall. So you can then relive your adventures and remember how fantastic you felt as you climbed up Winnats Pass and feel all warm and fuzzy again.

  • I don’t think it’s necessary for someone who ‘needs to be motivated’ to motivate himself. I will ride just because I’d love to ride.

  • Saddle setback is crucial is taking excess weight off the hands. The further back the saddle the less weight will be borne by the hands as your centre of mass is taken further behind the bottom bracket. Of course with all fit parameters there is a compromise set back to be reached as too far back can cause other problems but I would look at saddle set back before looking at handlebar height.

  • .50 i bummed out of a ride 1st thing, as i knew a big band of rain was gonna come over the country and I was RIGHT! #rainydays on andriod 😉

    2.00 ‘thats quite beautifull isnt it’: no its not lmao..

  • I’ve recently started riding my first kickstandless bike, and it’s so weird to lean it! I just lean it on a tiny tree, which never scratches it, but I use the frame haha. It’s only there for like 3 seconds tho bc I just have to shut my storage door to get it out and I don’t ride to shops.

  • +GlobalCyclingNetwork For some motivation isn’t a problem, but otherwise this is helpful! Please can you do a video on how to stay motivated, halfway around a ride?

  • If only there was a proven way, that maybe some sort of covering or garment, could be used to protect the hands from road shock and that numbness that comes with constant contact with the handlebar? Maybe has padding that protects the palms of the hands? I know something like that could also protect the hands, in the case of accidentally falling off of your bike, and taking a nasty tumble. It could very well protect your hands from abrasions and “road rash” in case you slide on the road after falling? These garments on the hands could also help with a nagging pain that one gets from a long ride, in the shoulders? Maybe one could employ pillows? Just tie wrap pillows to the handlebars? I know…. you could put 3 or 4 wraps of handlebar tape to the handlebars? make them nice and fluffy for the bare hands? Oh wait…………… I see something………. looking at past videos of professional bike racers in the Tour de France.. they are wearing what looks like gloves on their hands. What a novel, and albeit unique way to accomplish protecting their hands from long enduring races! They are professionals, with team support of physicians, etc. they must know something on the matter? But hold on….. I see all the GCN presenters or hosts all riding barehandedly, and complaining about pains to their hands? Is it now fashionable to ride without gloves? I would think the next thing to go would be not wearing a helmet?

  • I’m getting swept up by heavy trucks/lorries on the highway roads. It gets even more difficult if there’s a crosswind. So even quickly grabbing a bottle with one hand to have a sip is a chilling thrill.

  • A good cue as well as keeping you elbows bent/relaxed is to think about tuckin your elbows in towards your body. This has/should have the effect of engaging your pec muscles and relaxing your shoulders. It should then also trigger you external obliques to engage which means your core is engaged and supporting you. Activated external obliques also mean that your erector muscles in your spine can relax which should help deal with any lower back pain you might be experiencing. Its all about engaging the internal rotators to generate internal tourque in the body.

  • I had and XC bike that got stolen today… that was my.beloved storm comp 27.5 i had months of training on that bike and all of.my hardwork to become a pro cyclist got shattered… it was my only bike… and of anyone can help me.. that would be the cycling community search me on fb Rizjan Fantillan…:'( thank you!

  • …. I know from personal experience this is a problem w/ multiple solutions. I had this problem on my roadbike and MTB/Hybrid bikes. After adjusting my road-bike… stem height/length and angle of the drops… but the final solution was “Buzz-kill” Harmonic Balancers in the ends of my “drops” as I ride on a lot of “tar/chip” roads that send lots of vibration up the front stem tube (…. and I do ride a Domani 5.2…). For the MTB /Hybrid it was the “grips”… they have “palm pads”… what is important here is your wrist angle… the grips need to be orientated so the the “palm pad” is the same as your fore-arm angle to the handle-bars. This means the “palm pads” are angled up by (20-30*) to take the pressure off of your wrists… this means you can use a “soft” grip and just “push” the handle-bars… gently… try it out, but everyone is different…

  • I was keen on cycling before but then when I did my work experience at the UKs biggest bike store, Wheelbase, it really pumped up my love for cycling, along with GCN videos!

  • Riding where it’s 95% hills – as I do – makes sitting up completely impractical. I suspect that the best answer probably is varying one’s weight from hands to core. This will take practice.

  • Love cylcling videos just what I need to get it going the blood I love it. I always watch these before I go out and get my body moving. I always watch one of these, and then put up my heavy playlist like Delta Parole, Three Days Grace, System and then I just go haaaaard!!!! Tactic hasnt let me down yet.

  • Not hands, but strangely get pins and needles in my right foot after about 30+ miles? Can you do a vid on feed comfort to..? Thanks. ��������‍♂️����

  • One of the GCN videos they used WD40 as both degreaser and lube. Do you recommend this and if so would it fall under wet or dry lube?

  • I always find the best way for me to stay motivated is joining monthly challenges on apps like strava it just gives you that motivation to ride and complete the challenge

  • with what PSI in front? I get numb hands after an hr or so despite doing most of these tips.. Running 25c up front at 70psi and 28c in the rear at 90psi

  • On the drops id let my wrist drop in toward stem and kind of lock out the joint which cut off circulation and gave me pins and needles. I make sure i keep wrists neutral like a fist now and problem solved

  • Replace the chain before time! Never mind the extra wear it put on other parts. If that thing snaps under extreme acceleration your going to have a really bad time, and wipe out, no matter how good you are at somehow avoiding the floor.
    This very nearly killed me when it happened to me and slid me into the next lane.

  • Could you please make some day a video about buying your first road bike? That’d be really great since your channel makes a lot of people interested in cycling and we want to get into this world (with a bit of your help)!

  • In 2016 I was suffering badly with pins and needles in my hands. Tried to fix as you discuss. Unfortunately I discovered that I had a circulation issue that required emergency surgery. All fixed by a RCA stent

  • Best bit of handling advice I’ve been given is doing the Figure 8 exercise and I was told “look wherever the you want the bike to go and it’ll follow where your head is facing” works a charm when first learning tight slow cornering. Awesome video guys!

  • I kept getting thicker gloves with more padding to solve this and it wasn’t working. One day I forgot my gloves and went out and it helped a ton, now I ride with no padding gloves and it helped a lot.

  • I would think every tyre has the presssure listed on the actual tyre depending on size and other factors. Mine says 60PSI yet you advise 70 or more.

  • Here is a tip on how to get great bike handling skills: Start riding at 3 years of age and just keep at it. Around 21 year you will get there:):)

  • Fashion/trend is a problem here, folks think if they’re buying a road bike they need to have two feet of seat post out and the stem slammed. What they perhaps don’t realise is that pro riders usually choose a frame one or even two sizes smaller than normal because they’re stiffer, riding a small frame obviously means they need to have loads of seatpost showing. For us plebs/mortals riding a proper sized frame with less of a drop between saddle and bars will massively reduce pressure on the hands, more than anything else.

  • If you feel numbness and tingling in your hand and fingers, especially the ring finger and pinky, it may not be caused by pressure on your

    hands. It could be that your nerves coming from the cervical region of your spine (C3 & C4) to your hands are being pinched by tense neck

    muscles. This certainly could be related to bike fit rather than muscle tension under stress. Check reach and bar height (body angle and

    neck position). Hank said relax your shoulders, and that’s good advice. I say drop your shoulders to open up the neck region. To relieve the

    numbness and tingling should it occur, take the affected hand and reach behind your back, as if you were removing something from the jersey

    pocket on the opposite side, and hold it there for 20-30s. This move stretches the whole length of the nerve path coming from your neck. I

    find it more effective than lowering your arm and shaking your hand, i.e. trying to “shake-it-out”.

  • Who did the stack and reach graphics? There are no arrows to show which one uses the vertical and which the horizontal measurement. Very misleading and ambiguous to the inexperienced that would benefit most from these measurements.

  • A long time ago, my coach told me to keep my baby fingers out slightly when riding on the hoods. This actually works to keep the hands relaxed. Try it!

  • Thanks for the tips; I’ll definitely try them. I’ve been struggling with numbness/soreness for years. Within half an hour my right hand becomes numb and by 2 or 2.5 hours into my ride my right hand is extremely painful to touch. I’ve experimented with a number of different variables but I’ve found moving my hands around the bars often helps the most. Just a question re: 28C tires. I’m running a pair of them what would the recommended PSI be?? I usually pump them up to 100psi but maybe that’s too much…

  • The most comfy bar tape I’ve ever used, was ITM cork tape, with a second layer of cloth tape over it, and then a coating of shellac to bind them together and provide water proofing.
    Unfortunately I took it off recently because the double bar tape setup weighed about 100 grams and I’m trying to get my bike illegally light.

  • Definitely rotate hand positions on a long ride. I failed to do so and wound up temporarily paralyzing my hand. It’s called ulnar neuropathy which is a muscular palsy caused by gripping your bars too hard in the same position for too long. Mostly it is due to putting too much weight on your hands/wrists. Hank is absolutely correct; rely more on your core. If you are getting sore hands, it is likely because you are getting whole-body tired and are falling back on bracing yourself through your arms onto your bars. Take a break. Or at least shift hand position for awhile. And for godssake stop leaning on your bars! It took me 3 weeks to regain full functioning of my hand.

  • I’d always used “hoods” to refer to hands on the shifters and “tops” to refer to the bar close to the stem. Is this a regional thing?

  • Wearing gloves with gel padding really makes a difference. Doubling the bar tape becomes useless.
    Choose gloves in the right size: you should be able to remove them effortlessly. Otherwise they can cut off the blood circulation at the fingertips.

  • Tubeless tyres, double wrapping and a redshift stem made a huge difference in damping out road buzz for me. The stem was the biggest game changer.

  • IMO, numb hands (as opposed to sore hands) is usually caused by pressure (weight distribution) and even more by wrist angle. Blood flow can be constricted and nerves can be pinched. When bending elbows/engaging the core, focus more on doing this to change your position in a way that straightens up your wrists. Secondly, think of a light touch on the bars. All the padding and shock absorption in the world won’t get you very far if your upper body weight is resting solely on the pads of your palms. put as little weight as possible on your hands barely touching the bars at all. Lastly, and this will seem counterintuitive, ride without gloves, or get gloves with NO gel padding. They can be hard to find for road bikes, but many mountain bike gloves are pad free. Without the gel padding, you’ll be more likely to change position more frequently and much less likely to rest all your weight on your hands.

  • yes please. Blake is great teacher. if he thinks that his trials are appalling then he should come and look at mine. my trials are terrible. i can barely do any of those things except for the last one. this is why i need videos like this. to help me be better at mountain biking. =)

  • This is just superb, been searching for “how much does it cost to fix bike gears” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Viyackson Yenacob Review (just google it )?

    Ive heard some decent things about it and my brother in law got excellent success with it.

  • I got a cheap mountain bike for £10 from someone selling it on facebook, just for commuting to places at first, then I got a newer nicer mountain bike for my birthday in 2013/2014 I cant remember, that got me into cycling more for fun even in the rain!, and then I was out one day, must have been fate because I got on a couple of wrong busses that day and ended up outside this cycling shop, decided to go up to the window to have a look and saw this shiny road bike in the window being sold for half price due to it being the last years stock and fell in love with it!, every week since then I went and paid off more and more until I could pick up that bike and since then I have loved cycling on the road and the canal tracks near me, hoping to do some sportives this year and join a club!

  • Protect yourself from the ‘Rona with these Bike Mask!

  • Stoppies are where u stop on ur front wheel with ur brake and endow are nose manuals I think Blake got them mixed up please correct me if I’m wrong

  • I tired once in middle of roll, and crashed immediately like earthquake m bike, laura blood cell told Some one of his legitimate did, I thought why not me

  • I like the tip on maintaining cheap components over buying expensive ones. 105 will work perfectly if properly maintained. I’d say you could put 105 under a pro rider in a grand tour and they wouldn’t notice if they didn’t read the logo. 

  • i would LOVE to learn all of those tricks but there is one problem…i dont have mtb bike����and i cant wait to buy one, IF that ever happens ��

  • Back in the 60’s hood we did wheelies on our 10-speed Schwinn racers. I had a 27″ Continental in purple. Paid $107 including tax. I think that’s less than the front fork on this trick.

  • I never imagined that we are supposed to wash our bikes. I’ve always thought we should avoid water as much as possible because of rust.

  • I don’t drive my car no hands why would I cycle no hands? It annoys me that cyclist around me ride no hands, I have to ease off and backaway should they hit a pot hole or rock and fly over the bars. I have to assume they are not serious or skilled and just attempting to look cool.

  • This is just superb, been searching for “why does bike chain keep coming off?” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Viyackson Yenacob Review (should be on google have a look )?

    Ive heard some great things about it and my colleague got amazing success with it.

  • after a ride should your release some pressure of the tires? Is this only usefull when not riding for a certain period, lets say serveral weeks?

  • Corollary to the raising handle bars bit if mucking about with the spacers isn’t practical, lower your seat, even just a couple millimeters. For example, I developed numb hands several days into an Albany to Buffalo NY ride around Rochester. Lowering the seat 2 or 3 mm made the difference, putting just a bit more of my weight on the seat and not on my hands.

  • Practicing bunny hops with stones more like rocks? It is not a good idea to put yourself in a do or die situation in the name of practice. How about a speed bump or a white line for starters?

  • Thank you. I don’t have any of those products but thanks to this video I now know I should and even better I know where and how I should use them. Thank you Simon

  • Spraying water all over your bike seems to do it more harm than good, just keep the moving parts clean. Frames can be covered in mud and it won’t do anything.

  • How do you guys keep the brushes you clean the bike with clean? I find the oil and grease just clogs up whatever brush I use and it just smears the grease over even the pedals if I try cleaning them. 
    Degreaser doesn’t even seem to clear it off the brushes either:l

  • Brilliant advice with “Can You Afford That Bike?” I have a saying; “If you can’t afford to crash it on Sunday and replace it on Monday, then it’s too expensive.”

    Too many cyclists own bikes they can’t afford to maintain without pain.

  • On an MTB bike I suffered from numb thumbs too. Bought a pair of cycling gloves and problem solved. Cusion the ride and spreads the pressure over a larger surface. My wife suffers too (on a city E bike) she rides in the country. But she is anxious and grips the handle bars too firm. You start your video with that, so I will show it to her as she needs a neutral person to convince her from not doing that. Thanks for showing that.

  • I find that this channel is a pretty good source of motivation keep up the good work! (p.s. how about sending Matt to a retro race like the Eroica? He’s even got the gear already in his garage!)

  • Numbness can be from gloves that are too tight. I now buy gloves that feel too large. After a couple of washings, they are fine. No more numb hands.

  • First of all, thank you for your excellent videos and advices. I have learned a lot. 
    Second. I like a lot your taste of music on your videos. What is the name of this song?
    And last, I would like to say that all of you are a motivation to be a better rider. 
    Hope to meet you someday. 
    Greetings from Sonora, Mexico.

  • @Global Cycling Network how did you guys like those schwalbe one tubeless tires? I have used Pro4 and 4000s if that helps for reference

  • Can someone help me please.. I am 214pounds 6,1… I got a single speed road bike and I do 25+ miles on it… But I feel like the tire pressure is not right.. On the tire it say do not inflate more than 70 psi.. But that not that they said in this video… I do it to 80 or 85 sometimes.. Am scared I am doing something wrong… Anyone can help me please?? Do I go to the 100+ psi like they say or keep it at 80??

  • With all the trickle down technology, even the entry level groupsets (at least at the 10 speed level) are pretty damn good.  The current Veloce in my experience is just as good as the Centaur (and the fact that they are discontinuing Centaur and keeping the Veloce speaks to that) and the current Tiagra (4600) is just as good as the 6600 Ultegra, maybe better since my 4600 shifters don’t eat cable quite like my 6600 shifters did.  The next iteration of the Tiagra may even be better than the 6700/7900 groupset and at a fraction of the cost! 

  • What inspired me, well, I had a knee injury for about 3 years. So i resorted to cycling because it didn’t hurt. Then I found GCN, now I’m hooked.

    2:53, for a moment I thought he said a girl. But no, goal.

  • saddle setback is also somethn to look at….if too far will cause u to reach and put your hands in a the wrong position causing pain in hands and nuts

  • one handed in a group or race, keep one hand on the hood. I got caught drinking with one hand on the bars but not brakes, the pack slowed, and with no braking possible handle bar on right side hit the buttox of the rider in front of me, somehow didn’t go down or crash someone else out. been in many races, rides, packs, 1st time it happened. I consider it a miracle i didn’t crash, i was all over the road trying to get back control. in a group i discipline myself to keep a hand on the hood just in case.

  • I am sooo good at mountain biking now because of u and I have a hard tail but really want a dual suspension you’ve really inspired me, Thanks Sam

  • Once my brother tried to teach me some bike handling skills for riding in a group. I’m NOT recommending the way he taught me.

    We were riding side by side with me against the curb down a major road coming into Bristol, we had loads of cars blasting past us, which it’s self wasn’t a problem but then came to trick. We both let go of the handle bars and were cycling hands free side by side, and then he gently moved towards my bike so that handle bars hit very very gently and he just kept repeating, all the time without either one of us touching the handle bars.

    I think the cars were going about 40mph as they past us. And I had a couple of inches between my wheels and the curb.

    Just to be clear this is not something I would recommend anyone do, because it’s a bit dangerous, but if you want to do something really dangerous and completely stupid that might get you seriously hurt then give it a go.

    However if you want to improve your bike handling skills then cycle on some rollers.

  • This is really helpful. I always get stuck on the removing my hand thing. I ride a heavy cargobike a lot, so when I get on my road bike I freak out because it is so light. I know I need to practice this on the road bike for sure. This year I am challenging myself on only ride a bike for a year. I am documenting the challenge on my own channel. You can check it out at ‘fit aussie sista’ if you are interested.

  • It was very funny for me to see someone explain taking your hands off the bike. I don’t even remember when I learned to do that. I must have been 10 years old when I learned to do that.

  • Two of the five skills I’ve yet to master are riding hands free and the bunny hop, but I am determined to master them. I think it might be easier on my hybrid. This idea of being clipped in adds a little to the fear factor.

  • wtf? 0:43 left under right over the helmet straps… trying to get everyone to like you? by the way under the helmet straps is the right way to go (can be done easily while riding with just one hand)

  • Tip to manual: I could barely get my wheel off the ground and it was so annoying. I could wheelie and everything but could never manual. So I got an old cheap pink bike from my sister, which was pretty small. It had a really low seat and so I started using that. I went on the road for a while and just practiced the two movements, that make the L shape. I then started speeding it up and trying to get good technique. I was already getting improvement but wasn’t going all the way up. So then I started really loading down the bike and pushing down the pedals and then pushing back. You’ve almost got to kick the pedals out when you transfer your weight backwards. The straighter your legs are the further back you go if you have good technique. Then if you go to far you bend your knees or touch the break. Hope this helps

  • There is no circumstance in which club riders ever need to take both hands off the bars, especially with the state of UK roads. I grew out of doing this in my teens.

  • You have missed the important points of riding no hands:

    1. On a road bike, the riding position has your upper body leaning forward.

    2. To be able to ride no handed in the leaning position requires lower back muscles and core stabilization developed only after many miles of riding.

    3. One of the main difficulties of riding no handed on a road bike is the transition from upper body leaning to upper body vertical.

    4. The best way to learn how to ride no handed is on a city bike where you are not leaning forward and the transition is minimized.

  • 0:46 left side of the glasses over the helmet strap, right side of the glasses under the strap. Thats how you look pro. No for real, make sure you only tease, not heckle your partner when taking videos. Poor Alan.

  • I have a reconstructed hand from a previous accident. I find that gel under the bars plus padded gloves work well. Re riding MTB those of us old enough and wise enough to remember and still use bar ends have two hand positions to choose from.�� Agree on wider tyres with lower pressure. My winter bike is a Specialized Roubaix on 28 mm tyres and has a super comfortable ride. Moving hand positions is also a good way to limit numbness/ pain as mentioned.

  • But theres 1 guestion that i want to know, when you wheelie you want the seat up and when hou want to do bhops etc you want the seat to ne lower so what is the solution for it?

  • 1st riders definitely have differing athletic ability. Not just power and endurance. So some need far more practice then others. Things like riding no handed is second nature to some I did so as a 7 year old for as long as I wanted to and could turn too. Now it comes in handy when I want to zip up a windbreaker while riding or throw my hands up in victory!

    I might suggest doing some XC trail riding. I will up you handling skills in many ways.

  • I’d like to see a video on how to “hop” a bike for those of us who ride on flat pedals with unattached shoes. Any ideas where to find that?

  • First started riding in the bad old days of the 60’s, down tube changers and the great era of Raleigh and Carlton cycles. Then came girls and all beer. Returned to the fold in the late 80’s. Hooked from then until the naughties with early MTBs and road bikes. After nearly another 10 years and fully hooked again. Trying to regain my youth, maybe, but absolutely love it again. Living abroad makes it easier with the weather being much sunnier. Regrets, yes wish I’d never stopped and missed those last 10 years. So having lost 25 kgs in weight to help the new me keep on cycling, I can only say once in your blood always in your blood. Looking forward to the next 20 years. Keep Calm and Cycle ON, and ON and ON and ON and……………………..

  • Excellent tips GCN. Core is key I think, for me anyway, that and bars at the right height I prefer the Gravel to Road posture, using the drops on straight sections where it feels safer to use them, occasionally shifting hands around on the hoods, and occasionally taking one hand off the bars. Like the GCN Crew, I tend not to wear gloves.

  • You get good at riding one hand/no hands when you realize you don’t steer the bike with your hands/handlebars… but rather you control the bike with your hips.

  • When my bike is on the trainer you don’t see it very much. Towell’s everywhere in attempts to keep the extreme amount of sweat off of it. Speak from experience as front wheel is trainer wheel and bearings are seized up, crank bearings and head tube bearings been replaced due to my neglect.

    Now as for the chain and proper lubing, umm I am not very good at that.

    Spare tire and wheel on trainer (turbo), same tire for the last 6 years and still holding up. It is not a trainer tire either, yet one that I had chosen to replace from being a road tire.

    Nice video

  • I practice bunny hops on speed bumps. You should pick low ones in case you don’t lift your bike in the air at all. Nothing is going to happen with your bike. Firstly you will not jump, just feel bump softer than usual. With practice you will jump over it easily. It’s a funny thing that I’ve mastered this skill on road bike and was not able to do it at all on mountain bike

  • i’ve started doing the majority of my recovery rides on the rollers. works on my pedaling and i can practice riding one/no handed.

  • Do carbon frames have a life expectancy? That is, would you be concerned about the integrity of carbon with age? Other a a Wahoo climb, any idea how I can remove my front wheel on the trainer? I use a towel but would prefer not to have my carbon wheel exposed to sweat

  • Figure 8 is what I should do, because I tend to hit front mudguard with toe.. I need to burn the correct way of doing it in my body.

  • I was gonna wait to post this on the pro team kits 2016 vid I’m sure you guys will be making soon but I can’t wait. When will GCN be updating their kit? It looks great as is but you guys must be competitive with BMC on longest standing unchanged kit.

  • The way to improve your bike handling just about all of these five are messing around in a car park like a kid on their new bike on boxing day. Hours and hours of time on the bike doing nothing much more than messing about with your mates….

  • Tip for the winter: you can do almost all of these in an underground car park. Practising bike handling skills without getting wet and cold.

  • Hah! Strips of bar tape under the hoods. I though I’d tried everything but I’ll give this a go as the hoods seem to be my default riding position. Thanks for the tip.

  • I prefer tennis balls cut in half rather than stones. Running over half a tennis ball is less likely to send someone down to the ground and they are easier to see than stones.

  • Leaving my bike outdoor in the dry/hot summer is the most ruining thing I could ever do to my bike. I live in a hot country and 45 deg C is just a usual summer day.
    Hand grips got melted, body paint cracked, tires went flat, and a few more things had to be replaced.

  • Common sense has to apply:
    1. Don’t take hands off the bars in heavy winds
    2. No figure of 8’s on ice
    3. When riding with James, beware the attack if riding no-handed on the bars

  • How about changing your Bolts and your drivetrain every 5000k. It’s much more particle than using dry an wet lube. First Tipp I would give is never use your race equipment for training

  • Hehe…I Committed all those sins Coming from a BMX as a kid and my first road bike being a fixed gear conversion, I Never lubed or cleaned any of those bikes; not once.

  • Hi Hank, at the very end of this brilliant tips vid, you mentioned that you run your tyres at 80psi. What is your opinion on the likelihood of picking up more punctures at 80psi without having to use say the likes of Gators. Ed

  • Service by professionals at a bike shop once or twice a year is a great way to maintain a bike in tip-top condition.It is worth the money.Personally speaking.

  • I definitely felt like I might be damaging my bike the way I left it in transition at last weekend’s triathlon—the first with my new bike. What’s the best way to leave a road bike (not TT) in transition? Most, I saw, were using brake/gear levers has a hook into the transition bike rail, but I found that actually made it really hard to pull the bike out, slowing me down and also probably causing some damage to the brake lever as it gets pushed outward in a way it’s not supposed to.

  • Speaking of variety and mixing it up etc. how about you guys do a bike overnighter somewhere? Either to an inn, or gasp…..camping out for the night somewhere???

  • I sweat alot, thats why I dont use a smart trainer, since I love my bike, instead for indoors bought an ergometer that I wrap completely into towels.

  • I chewed up my rear skewer when I ran my bike on the indoor trainer. Went out and bought a cheap extra one just for the trainer. Wish I had known.

  • Throw out the lube, and start waxing your chain. Molten SpeedWax. Best stuff ever. Repels dirt, and water. Do it 1x a month or so, increased protection, more watts, etc… Only “downside” is an increased drivetrain noise but I promise you it’s not bad at all. Love waxing the chain.

  • Feel like I’m ruining my bike when it’s on the trainer. Seems to have a lot of movement from the seat post and back. Carbon frame.

  • Most disgusting is those commercial devices that ‘collect’ sweat. I rather drape an old towel on the floor under the bike and another over the handlebar and top tube. <<

  • That jersey Matt is wearing while eating cake is motivational, and a bit sci-fi futuristic. Nothing like a new kit to get one out cycling. I recently ordered my first ever windproof jacket, which will give me no excuse to skip cycling on cold and windy days.

  • I’m am trying to buy a bike in the next day or so. I found a full suspension I also found a hard tail. I don’t kno much about bikes most my rideing will be city rideing. Is a full suspension gonna be that much harder for commuting than a hard tail?? If someone could help me with this?

  • necessity, cost and neil jose carleton got me into road bikes. I borrowed a road bike from mate in scotland and it felt amazing, the position and the speed was totally different from mountain bikes. My love of the sport stemmed from there

  • I’ve done figure of 8s around a set of goal posts at a local park. I got strange looks at first, and rather more hilarity when I tried to turn to tightly, discovered how significant my toe overlap was and almost careered myself into the post!

  • Brilliant video! Thanks for the detailed lessons. I have none of those skills atm but am willing to give it a shot! Thanks again! Cheers. Al

  • Saddle angle is also a huge part of hand comfort. I used to ride with my saddle tilted downward to take pressure off my sensitive bits, but a saddle with a center relief channel is a much better way to solve that problem. Then you can level it off and not feel like you’re sliding forward all the time onto the handlebars.

  • I broke my collarbone on my first month of mountain biking stoppieing. Im still mountain biking even though i have only made a 90% recovery because I ripped up two ligaments