What's The Best Stem Length For You? | GCN Does Science
Published on October 15th 2017
Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/q3 Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/q4 When road cyclists think about stem length, we tend to only take into account the effect it has on our position on the bike. But mountain bikers change stem length depending on the handling characteristics they want for their bike. So do different stem lengths change the handling of road bike? Dan and Si do some GCN science to find out. Testing three different stem lengths, 80mm, 110mm, 140mm, Dan and Si perform two different skill challenges, a 'suburban challenge' and a descending challenge. Will there be any difference in times between the stem lengths? Let us know what you think of the trend towards longer stems and smaller frames in the comments down below 👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/q5 Watch more on GCN... Why do pros slam their stems? http://gcn.eu/ProSlam 📹 How to perform a bike fit http://gcn.eu/bikefit📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com Music: Beat Them Up 3 - Jan Chmelar Beat Them Up 4 - Jan Chmelar Chicken Truck Race - Håkan Eriksson Dynamite Cocktail 2 - Stefan Netsman Dynamite Cocktail 3 - Stefan Netsman Rock The Casino 2 - Merlean About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic climbs of Alpe D’Huez and Mont Ventoux to the cobbles of Flanders, everywhere there is road or pavé, world-class racing and pro riders, we will be there bringing you action, analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. We show you how to be a better cyclist with our bike maintenance videos, tips for improving your cycling, cycling top tens, and not forgetting the weekly GCN Show. Join us on YouTube’s biggest and best cycling channel to get closer to the action and improve your riding! Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Alta Badia: http://gcn.eu/AltaBadia- // Maratona Dles Dolomites: http://gcn.eu/MaratonaDlesDolomites- Assos of Switzerland: http://gcn.eu/Assos KASK helmets: http://gcn.eu/KASK fi’zi:k shoes and saddles: http://gcn.eu/fizikshoes and http://gcn.eu/fiziksaddles Topeak tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Quarq: http://gcn.eu/Quarq DT Swiss: http://gcn.eu/DtSwiss Science in Sport: http://gcn.eu/SiS Orbea bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Trek Bicycles: http://gcn.eu/-Trek Vision wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Zipp wheels: http://gcn.eu/Zipp power2max: http://gcn.eu/power2max Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Continental tyres: http://gcn.eu/continental- Camelbak: http://gcn.eu/camelbak- The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Google+ - http://gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW Leave us a comment below!