Should I Wear Cycling Gloves? | Ask GCN Anything About Cycling

Should I Wear Cycling Gloves? | Ask GCN Anything About Cycling

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Does my FTP vary between indoor and outdoor training?
How do I improve my sock game?!
Gloves or no gloves?
Should I yell when passing other cyclists for safety?
Why do pros train behind a scooter?
Can I use alloy brake pads on carbon rims?
How do you crash?
Do helmets degrade over time?
What sort of training should I do for my first race?

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  1. Torres London on June 27, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    #Torqueback Once you put a new chain on your road bike, how long (distance is probably more relevant), before you lube it. At that point, should you completely remove the original lube or just clean & apply lube of choice?

  2. Andy Charlton on June 27, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Crashing. Judo training? Learn how to fall safely. I know it’s different with a bike between your legs, but must help.

  3. Andy Charlton on June 27, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Crashing…. maybe take Judo lessons to learn how to fall?

  4. Hairy Paul NR707 on June 27, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    #torqueback #SockGame Proper woolen kilt socks with 3 inch fold-over. Topping out 2 inches below the knee for me – but then again I am a Hairy Scotsman that rides all weathers Offroad XC, DH and Mud-Blasting in Scotland.. Style is a very low priority – grin – Keep up the good work Folks!

  5. Davardo666 on June 27, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    I like to Use A mirror when cycling on my own to catch a glimpse what’s behind what type would you recommend

  6. Brendan chen on June 27, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Hey man !! I ride at my MTB bike had an kinda offroad tyres its pretty much good for my country but my best at that tyres while riding is 30 kilometers
    What to do to add more kilometres ???

  7. ForgottenKnight1 on June 27, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Weird. When I do indoor, I’m so focused, I don’t struggle at all with the trainer. Outside … lots of distractions. Cars, kids, wind, sounds.

  8. padappaikumar on June 27, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Which type of road bike can be use for 20km race

  9. cactipus on June 27, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    yes! I need gloves for my mountain because I ride constantly and the amount of calyces on my hand is,well,there are alot.

  10. Sean Miller on June 27, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Recently bought my first road bike, now looking at cycling clothing… which turns it is quite expensive!!! What is the best clothing to buy and where is the cheapest stuff! Thanks, love the vids guys!!

  11. Aiaiaii z on June 27, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    But with gloves its alot much more grip expecialy when ur on the hoods and ur heands and everything is swety.. it sometimes feel like u could slip of ur hoods 🙁

  12. Jm Legaspi on June 27, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    What is the review of shimano claris group set #torqueback

  13. Matthew Cycling on June 27, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    After running on shared cycle paths where cyclists pass way too close, I always say "Passing" as I approach slower cyclists and pedestrians

  14. Rob in Canada on June 27, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    You have to be PRETTY foolish not to wear gloves when you ride a bike! Your hands are the first things to try to break the fall!! Then,when your hands are fucked up,you can’t do anything!!

  15. spocksleftball on June 27, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    I didn’t know I was crashing until halfway through it. I wish there were a way to anticipate my reaction, lol

  16. ftbrad on June 27, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Do you now know more about cycling from creating content for GCN than you did as a pro-riders?

  17. James Pheysey on June 27, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    #torqueback when is the best time of year to buy a new bike? Thanks

  18. Hugo Brown on June 27, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Hey GCN. What speed are the pros doing when they cross the finish line in a high speed sprint? Sagan etc… My first year cycling since I was 14.

  19. John Citizen on June 27, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    I had a crash two weeks ago, I was riding along happy as larry, the next split second I was on the deck. It’s similar when I had a motor bike crash. So no, in my experience, for me, I have no time to think about doing anything, I just hit the deck and wait for the pain to kick in.

  20. John Pace on June 27, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Best question was easily the one on how to crash! I spent 2 weeks in Army Airborne School learning how to fall. Something to think about.

  21. Roger Honacki on June 27, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Do you think the eetop and eenut from eecycleworks would be a safe way to reduce the weight of my bike?

  22. Rhiad Marhes on June 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    But Simon what do you say when someone passes you? I usually just curse.

  23. Bubble on June 27, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    My sweaty hands slipped off the bars one day. Wasn’t pretty.
    Been wearing gloves since then.

  24. Josef Melkus on June 27, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Is better buying the cheapest Zipp (brand) wheels or some non-brand wheels for same price?

  25. Harrison Neyland on June 27, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I’ll volunteer for the crash video because I am new to cycling but have fallen more than 10 times and haven’t broken anything……….. yet.

  26. DJWolves97 on June 27, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Gloves? It’s all about avoiding the "snow paws" tan lines

  27. Rex on June 27, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    #torqueback Just got my first bike and want to know how I can improve my stamina. I tire easily. Any helpful tips guys?

  28. Roger Honacki on June 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Here In Los Angeles on the bike paths, Saturday looks like freeway traffic – with skateboarders, cyclists, and pedestrians. Here’s some tips: I choose my volume based on my speed, and try to use a tone of voice that doesn’t panic other cyclists. I use the form ‘pass left’ because it gives both intent and direction. Make sure your hands are on the brakes and speak clearly, calmly, and firmly with enough time to evaluate and react, watching for riders who wobble. If my closing speed is high, I say ‘pass left in 5,4,3,2,now’ to give more warning as I approach and avoid startling inexperienced riders. Most riders will thank you if it’s clear safety is your intent.

  29. staminapromos on June 27, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Why the hell are you so obsessed with socks and games?
    If you’re worried about your socks then you really do just need to get out and ride more

  30. David Powell on June 27, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Now that’s a good video guys! keep up the good work.

  31. Aravind R on June 27, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I have triban100 roadbike I want to go faster but I don’t. Please tell some instructions to increase my speed

  32. Tariq Alam on June 27, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Go green dadu 😈

  33. M Sab on June 27, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    My palms get sweaty immediately and gloves keep me in control esp on drop bars

  34. Albert Friend on June 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Should you padded shorts to when commuting to college

  35. IMAAD MANIAR_008 on June 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    can a road bike have different tyres.

  36. Puro on June 27, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    I ride my CX bike anywhere and I meet MTB people all the time, if I don’t tell them that I am passing I will be stuck behind a slow train of MTB’s for a while, I’ll rather ring my bell and go past.:D

  37. Nicholas Sorensen on June 27, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I was going pretty fast down some trails when I hit an obstacle and got flung across to the other side. I actually had enough time to remember to tuck and roll as to not injure myself too much. It’s crazy what adrenaline can do

  38. NightCore Lunatic on June 27, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I have question

  39. Keith Brown on June 27, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I love cycling but I’m not about to acquire a power meter anytime soon. How then can I improve my FTP. What does an FTP workout look like ?

  40. Joshua Doubell on June 27, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Hi GCN. When is the best time of day to train, in terms of improving fitness?

  41. Greg Kisinger on June 27, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Wearing gloves is a must…how else am I to wipe my runny nose in the cold?

  42. Alexander Unwin on June 27, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    #TorqueBack what are some of the best pieces of kit to bring on your basic ride and does the kit change for cyclocross or mountain biking?

  43. viva la pachanga!! on June 27, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    well i been using the same helmet for 5 years and i don’t intent to buy another one unless i really need to.

  44. Aiaiaii z on June 27, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I always trie to warn ppl.. i like to say dzin dzin.. whitch in my countrie is humeanmade sound for bike bell 😀

  45. Lotta Mansfield on June 27, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Has there ever been a dead heat in a stage of the Tour de France? #Torqueback

  46. Graham Lynch on June 27, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    #torqueback cadence or heart rate? I want to get a bit more training out of my commute and can’t afford a powermeter (and I’m not at that sort of level). Would it be worth investing in a cadence meter or heart rate monitor or just stick to trying to improve my overall time?

  47. jalm6868 on June 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    I studied how to crash from skateboard videos on crashing and it saved me when I crashed at 30 mph.

  48. Aiaiaii z on June 27, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Could one of u do like atleast 20km timetrial with average over 40kmh? I looked at my local segment and i saw few number above 40.. and thaught.. well thats some slipstreamers ther for shure.. but as it turned out it was ITT race there and those were individual speeds.. 44kmh for 24 km :0

  49. Chris 987654 on June 27, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Just below main calf bulge. You need a very good reason to deviate from white, and black is never acceptable.