Hottest New Road Bike Tech | Taipei Cycle Show 2018

Hottest New Road Bike Tech | Taipei Cycle Show 2018



I'm here at the Taipei bike show which is Asia's largest cycling tradeshow I'm on the hunt for the hottest new cycling tech so let's go find it a cool new piece of tech here that's actually won an award at the Taipei Show so this is the zero drag silent hub from Foss worldwide and well I think I'm gonna show you what it does so I'm going to turn the pedal here nothing especially remarkable about that but when I stop turning the pedal and let it freewheel it's silent there is no freewheel ratchet sound so it has a special kind of free hub design where the ratchet is able to disengage and then go into silent mode as you can see here and because you don't have the added friction of that ratchets still engaged as you would in a traditional free hub mechanism there's much less friction and so that's why you can see this wheel it's just continuing to spin and maintain its inertia because it's now just running on the bearings and there's no drag there so that is what it's just continuing to spin I mean you could stand there all day I mean go make a brew come back and this should still be still be spinning for display purposes this rig doesn't have a full cassette on but you could fit a focus that on there still but it's really interesting to think that we'd be riding along with silent free hubs I mean you wouldn't be able to hear if someone was behind you and they were sat on your wheel just coasting they'd be silent stealth mode another really exciting product here at the Taipei bike show are these digi RIT's carbon chain rings now everyone loves a carbon chain ring they're quite possibly one of the most bling things you could put on your bike but in the past carbon chain rings have been kind of form over function and there is a tendency for them to be a little bit brittle flexible and for the teeth it's a splinter but did you reckon they've solved that problem with a brand new manufacturing process this really is quite innovative so using a heat compression molded technique they actually have the chain ring is a single carbon piece and the teeth are compression molded there and then cut out and machined but there's no structural weakness in the teeth as you would get on a traditional carbon chain ring but the interesting thing here is that they're not saying that this is a super super light chain ring which is what you might expect from a carbon chain ring in actual fact the main advantage of this kind of chain ring is its lateral stiffness and as a result did you writ reckon that these are really popular with track riders where there's huge amounts of torque and huge forces involved because I mean well after pick it up and show you one of the hottest new bikes at Taipei is this the look seven nine five blade RS arrow bike now this is looks latest arrow bike and it's got some really cool features so look as aim to make this more versatile and more comfortable than existing arrow bikes and one of the key areas it's done that is with the seat post so looks previous area bikes tended to have an integrated seat post that you had to cut to length and then you had a few little spaces on top to fine-tune your saddle height but this offered quite a few limitations if you want to travel your bike you couldn't take your seat pin out or if you wanted to sell your bike you know it limits you there as well so they've done away with that and they've got a traditional seat post that slides inside the frame they've also lengthened the effective seat post length as well which improves compliance and deflection of that seat bows to make it more comfortable but my favorite thing about the seat post is that the top of it here is actually adjustable and this means that you can alter before and after position of the saddle relative to the bottom bracket why is this important well it means that you can replicate a TT bike geometry on the road bike so what you could do is stick some tri bars on the front or you could get visions new cockpit and stick that on the front flip the seat post so the saddles more over the bottom bracket and then you've effectively converted your road bike into a time trial bike which you can convert it back into a road bike when you don't want it as a time trial bikes like two-in-one which is great like any cyclist I love a good pair of sunglasses but these new glasses from try I then or any old glasses oh no they've got a clever feature built-in so you may have noticed this little black bit here and that is actually a rear-view mirror so I can see what's behind me over my left hand shoulder how clever is that it's one of those things where people think how is no one thought of this before so the idea is it's like having a rear view mirror on a car or a motorbike and just makes it a little bit safer rather than having to always look over your shoulder you can carry on looking forwards and if you're in a part of the world such as the UK where we drive on the right do we drive on the right in the UK well we drive on the other side and you can actually get the mirror on the other side the glasses as well so interesting and they're available in well white or black but I think that's a really neat and simple idea and also as an added bonus if you're a secret agent these glasses are excellent for sporting if people are tailing you I think there's a guy over there sailing me those road cyclists often get accused of liking carbon-fiber everything well we do and this is the coolest carbon-fiber thing I've seen today this is a carbon fiber brake rotor right and it weighs just 42 grams let's put that into context a juror ace rotor that's also 160 millimeters weighs a hundred and nineteen grams so well that's about a third which is absolutely incredible and being carbon the makers also claim that it has another advantage over an alloy rotor which is that it doesn't deform as easily so you're not gonna walk this as easily as you would with an alloy rotor which is an interesting proposition indeed but how have they achieved this well the construction is made up of heat compressed layers but they've actually impregnated graphene powder into the resin and in doing so they reckon that this helps with heat dissipation over a standard carbon fiber which is well quite interesting but also there is a Kevlar layer that's on there as well which acts as a wear indicator so when the kevlar layer becomes visible and you've warned your breakdown then some small fluff starts to appear on the rotor and that is a sign that the rotors worn out and you need to replace it so this is a fresh row to this unworn and then I've got a test sample here of one that's been worn down and you can see the kevlar layer there I'd be really intrigued to try these out and see how they compare to an alloy rotor but part of me wants them to be really good because how awesome would my bike look with these on them I'm over at the two peak stand now to peak and masters when it comes to multifunctional gadgets and I love gadgets and they haven't disappointed me because they've got this which is called the – beep booster and it's a new cylinder that they've developed which is designed to help inflate tubeless tires so the way it works is you get any regular track pump and you pressurize this cylinder by connecting it up and then you take the cylinder off and you can inflate a tire so I'm going to do that now and show you it in action I've now got the charged cylinder in my hand with a hundred and forty psi banged in here so let's inflate and hopefully seat this tubeless tire with a big blast let's do it I was well I was expecting like a huge bang quite relieved that didn't happen but that was incredibly quick and easy how about just seated and inflated that tire yeah it's just on really smooth but it doesn't end there as I said multifunctional gadgets right so if I just release the rest of the air out of here I'm now going to take the nozzle off the top of the cylinder so I've detached the cylinder and the idea is that when you go out on a ride you leave the cylinder at home but you can take the nozzle with you because it doubles as a co2 inflator which is a really neat and clever idea I've put my co2 cartridge in there and the neat thing here is it's got the same nozzle on it as the micro booster co2 inflator that's a piec makes which I love because you can control the flow of the air as it comes out so look at this my my thumb's freezing like the terminator let's see 1000 yeah who's that this way Lloyd he's always hogging the camera I love a bling pair of carbon wheels and over at the vision stand they have a disappointment they've got their new 2019 wheels Plus this rather interesting disc wheel although there's not too much information on that yet I think it might be a prototype but the whole Metron range has been revamped for 2019 which is really cool so they've got new rim shapes completely new rims gone at the brake track that was found on the the one from last time and these are now disc specific rims there's a new shape and they've gone wider as well which is great because it helps the tire sit wider and is in line with the trend for wider tires also all the new wheels are going to be tubeless ready which is awesome and they're available for Shimano or compact free hubs and either six bolt or Center lock disc brakes oh my god mate that's absolutely beautiful I'm lost for words excuse me this is oh wow Wow this absolu stunner is the rhinoceros which is the top-of-the-range model from luxury italian brand paid amante now the first thing and most important thing you need to know about this absolute weapon is that it costs forty thousand dollars yep that's right forty thousand dollars now it's got actual gold leaf on this completely custom paint job but the frame itself is also completely custom and limited-edition so depending on the size you need that's the size that it will be made to but it's also got loads of amazing luxury components including a fully integrated arrow handle bar with a absolutely beautiful leather cover on it which is well straight out of the interior of any supercar Piedmont a actually have expertise in this area they actually make carbon fiber components such as wings and spoilers for cars such as Ferraris there's a lot to talk about on this bike so stay tuned for another video where I'll go into more detail on all the fancy bits on this absolutely beautiful machine I hope you've enjoyed our look at the hottest new tech here at the taipei bike show and stay tuned because we are going to be putting out more because there's so much here to see and if you've enjoyed this video and please give it a thumbs up and if you'd like to see more tech then why not check out the tech show and click here

21 Comments on "Hottest New Road Bike Tech | Taipei Cycle Show 2018"


  1. No links on where to buy these products not even the rear view glasses whats the point in making a video like this with no links pointless.

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  2. I thought of that rear view mirror integrated with glasses few years ago, but I didn't do anything about it. Damn, I could make a small fortune.

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  3. Juicy Deep section wheels are always a favorite – Want to see more of the Anti Lock brakes- can be a new trend in downhill safety

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  4. GCN needs to review value for money road bikes under certain prices like £1000, £1500 etc. On a regular basis instead of so much time spent on stuff most of us cannot afford. I’m looking to buy a road bike for under £1200 and it now dawned on me that after watching hundreds of GCN videos, I still don’t have the information I need.

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  5. Wait, at one point, when talking about an integrated seat post, you said "if you ever wanted to sell your bike" I'm sorry but I lost you there mate. Not quite understanding. The four words "to sell your bike" don't make any sense to me. Please explain.

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  6. A $40,000 road bike is The DUMBEST THING I’ve heard I of in a while (and I own a Cervelo).

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  7. Just playing catch up with this channel. Didn't browse all the comments but those brake rotors @ 6:02 you showed off use the same technology they use in F1 and Endurance racing cars brake systems. Nice to see car racing tech trickling down into bicycling.

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