The Most Expensive Bike In The Tour de France? | GCN Tech Show Ep. 81

  • Published on Jul 18, 2019
  • This week on the Tech show we look at the most expensive bike in the Tour de France peloton, the truth behind the team Ineos Pinarello and some new bike tech from GH and Fizik.
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Comments • 812

  • GCN Tech
    GCN Tech  6 months ago +132

    Do you think the UCI should introduce a price cap on bikes?

    • h ep
      h ep 10 days ago

      Search "700c Gomax Wildfire" that is the cheapest price I've found.

    • Randy Sandoval
      Randy Sandoval 2 months ago

      If it keeps the price of products down, I’m down with that!

    • Daniel Day
      Daniel Day 3 months ago

      Yes. Let the talent of the racer showcase the talent while there is a cap on what can be spent in the bike.

    • Gavel
      Gavel 3 months ago

      Na, let the clowns spend 15k on their super duper bike while 6.5k bikes like the canyon still give them a run for their money.

    • Michael Kaye
      Michael Kaye 4 months ago

      Absolutely not.

  • Baz Adam
    Baz Adam 13 days ago

    Are you therefore suggesting that a normal person or average race driver could win races in Formula 1 if they had the best car?

  • Raff
    Raff 16 days ago

    I believe that bearing technology will be the answer to a faster ride. Let's face it they can make bikes as aerodynamic as a fighter jet but it's the rider that will never be able to overcome that wind catching sail position.

  • Fragotron McFarland
    Fragotron McFarland 20 days ago

    Fuck zimbobway

  • FIxt00l
    FIxt00l Month ago

    7:05 That much money for a messy, hairy chain?! No, thanks! xD

  • David Pierce
    David Pierce 2 months ago

    No offense. You guys suck. I'm unsubscribing.

  • Tony Franklin
    Tony Franklin 2 months ago

    Bought an unused end of season frameset from a Conti pro teams manufacturer/sponsor 5 years back for £430, they even threw in a new DA9000 FD for 20 sovs, with a combination of some ebay sniping, a deal on at Merlin for the later 9001 STIs plus a couple of v.lightly used bargains - top end bars and quality carbon tubulars) U got myself a top equipped full carbon machine for £1550 give or take a few pennies.

  • William
    William 2 months ago

    Bicycles are way way over priced. None of these bikes are worth the same as a brand new Toyota Corolla or top of the line BMW motorcycle. Just a complete rip off 10 000% mark up. Especially when I think I just bought a new but 2018 model Cannondale Super Six Evo with Dura Ace and carbon wheels for 1700 pounds.

  • Quentin Arundell
    Quentin Arundell 2 months ago

    'Most expensive bike'? Who cares ? interesting for once you muppets.

  • Bass Florida
    Bass Florida 2 months ago

    I can't imagine paying $12,000 for a Chinese made bike. Ok, Taiwanese...Much better

  • Cristian Guerrero
    Cristian Guerrero 2 months ago

    I agree GRAVELLY BIKE,that name should be on the bike you chaps are planning to build,wink, wink.

  • Jerry Avalos
    Jerry Avalos 2 months ago

    Bike depreciate wonderfully and if you know what to look for, you can find bikes that are astounding. From Ebay I picked up an all Dura Ace Trek Madone for a few hundred.

    • Jerry Avalos
      Jerry Avalos 2 months ago

      @GCN Tech Yes it was, just like people look to get the latest and greatest cell phone or gaming system, there are many cyclist that do the same.

    • GCN Tech
      GCN Tech  2 months ago +1

      Sounds like a great bargain

  • fire surfer
    fire surfer 3 months ago

    25:09 Pizza bike

  • Jiří Urbánek
    Jiří Urbánek 3 months ago

    Cannondale is the best

  • DK
    DK 3 months ago

    We pay for the sponsorship not the bike itself, is a commercial not riding for health, so is up to us as a smart consumer...

  • Tobytronic Cat
    Tobytronic Cat 3 months ago

    The crash @18:38: even the red fire hydrant looks shocked.

  • phishey
    phishey 3 months ago

    Hoenstly. These are really expensive, but on the other hand. If someone buys a car for 20 000 Ueors, so entry level kinda car; no one shrugs atll. It's completely normal. And then you have tons of people lately cashing out on 40 000 midlevel SUVs. In comparison, 10000€ for a bike isn't much. Sure, car's have secondary uses, but no one can tell me that people exclusively buy by the metric of usability. Looks, style, components is a factor. Granted, these buys aren't mean to commute to work, but for people who can really appreciate the craftsmanship and the time and money that goes into this. And if you can fully appreciate it, no one should judge you to take out a credit and finance one of these.

  • Kirk Norris
    Kirk Norris 3 months ago

    What in the hell does Biggie Small mean here?

  • Oziel Albarran
    Oziel Albarran 3 months ago

    I thought they would be more

  • Evander Fisher
    Evander Fisher 3 months ago +8

    Hey I’m from Zimbabwe 🇿🇼😂🙌🏾

  • Thomas S
    Thomas S 3 months ago

    3600 for the dura ace Set? What??

  • Robert Bodnar
    Robert Bodnar 3 months ago

    27:00 -- hey, guys, could you rate & say something about this customising

  • brad hunt
    brad hunt 3 months ago

    No put a limit. We want the best legs winnin the race, the best tactics and suffering winning the Tour not technology/money. I still hate Fignon losing the tour by 8 seconds only bc Lemond had aero bars.

  • Jeff Olstad
    Jeff Olstad 3 months ago +40

    I would be more interested in the least expensive qualifying bike.

    • h ep
      h ep 10 days ago

      700c Gomax Wildfire

    • Muammar Gibran
      Muammar Gibran 2 months ago

      I think Cube is one of the least expensive brands running in Tour.

  • David Wills
    David Wills 3 months ago

    I'm a novice so, $15,000 to $30,000 Infeelnisna bit much. Of course if you have deep pockets like like that, then by all means. Lol Like any other sport it comes down the athlete. I personally would hate to lose a race to a cyclist who spent far less money than I did on my own cycle.

  • 45amunique
    45amunique 3 months ago

    That tank is a gas hulk

  • Nqaba Ntombela
    Nqaba Ntombela 4 months ago

    Yes price limit

  • Sills71
    Sills71 4 months ago +1

    Everyone of those frames is made in China and costs less than $500 to make...

  • Gringoling
    Gringoling 4 months ago

    dura-ace is a big fail lol, im not paying 200+ for a Loose Ball hub

  • Brian Calvery
    Brian Calvery 4 months ago

    "Super Nice" for a bike with the plastic chainring guard? 😞

  • DeepBreath
    DeepBreath 4 months ago

    "Torquey" and "Pokey" comments on the tank made me laugh so hard

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  • Tom Tom
    Tom Tom 4 months ago

    I think a show about the best bike you could build for 5k would be a great watch.

  • TheMcspreader
    TheMcspreader 4 months ago

    For the budget conscious rider are you not better to choose a few last year's discounted bits to go faster for less. I don't use a road bike so much these days but I put a last year DTSwiss fork on my old Orange hard tail a few years ago and it was utterly transformed for about £300 v £900 retail. I'm still using it for overnight rides in the hills and it's great for the downhill run home at speed but it's just about done now as the seals are a bit tired.

  • Luke Thompson
    Luke Thompson 4 months ago

    While the Bike Vault was pretty nice this week, I do have to nitpick on that last entry. You made no mention of the tread positioning on that Sherman MBT. Clearly you are indeed making up the rules as you go.

  • S Lit
    S Lit 4 months ago

    The guy on the Right has to keep cutting the Guy on the Left off...STFU BIG MOUTH

  • Bob Zuidema
    Bob Zuidema 4 months ago

    What I think you did an incomplete comparison and that's a pitty... probably the ignored teams didn't pay the necessary fee to get mentioned otherwise it might be what to be expected after October 2019... ;-)

  • João Fidalgo
    João Fidalgo 4 months ago

    Bmc lamborghini wasnt 25000€?

  • Sext Empiric
    Sext Empiric 4 months ago

    Thanks for the background brainwash music. I shouldn't watch it just before going to the bed.

  • Eneriko Ramulo
    Eneriko Ramulo 5 months ago

    Do u have second hand bikes?

  • Matt Locascio
    Matt Locascio 5 months ago +1

    5,000$ is a lot, id do 1 massive gear, comfy seat, and cup holders, and just ride like hell

  • Mae Virtudazo
    Mae Virtudazo 5 months ago

    I like it! Payakap

  • Ka ran
    Ka ran 5 months ago +1

    Price cap on bikes should be max £25000 or no limit and min £13000 because I want see what they are able made😆

  • Andrew C
    Andrew C 5 months ago +1

    Did you guys run a cat through the gears?
    Everyone knows that for a Pinarello you must use a microfiber cloth for the last stage of a wipe down ;)

  • rob98652
    rob98652 5 months ago

    #askgcn How about a feature on race radios? How much do they weigh, what is their range (i.e. are solo attacks after climbs "out of touch" for long), etc.

  • Steven Perry
    Steven Perry 5 months ago

    You can always find a good deal if you look hard enough... "Trek has no knowledge of the sale of any team bikes to purchase drugs," Trek said in a statement issued earlier this month.". -2010

  • Mike Polen
    Mike Polen 5 months ago

    Notice these are the most expensive...not fastest. See Cruzbike Vendetta (

    • Casualguy 939
      Casualguy 939 5 months ago

      @Mike Polen Yep, I hear ya. Kinda like how electric cars were passed up decades ago for petrol cars by the auto industry because they wanted to get as much out of them as possible before having to eventually go electric.
      Triathletes are looking at ways to shave seconds off their times, but can you imagine if recumbents were allowed in triathlons? Make a separate category for them, but I say let them ride recumbents.
      I saw one guy, the developer of the Bird of Prey bike, do an event and while the bike could be tweaked to make it more comfortable, it too was a pretty fast bike.

    • Mike Polen
      Mike Polen 5 months ago

      @Casualguy 939 That explains, to a small degree, why they are not more prevalent in the market, not why they are banned by regulation from UCI/USAT etc... It is as if only a small part of the bicycling world has can see these wonderful, far more comfortable, faster, and in many ways safer bicycles. The rest of the world is stuck in some UCI declared "frozen since 1 Apr 34" myopic view of bicycle design. Imagine if aircraft design had been frozen after the Piper Cub...

    • Casualguy 939
      Casualguy 939 5 months ago

      Public perception. A few guys realized recumbents were faster than DF bikes and carried the baton for a very long time, making them old men, fast old men, but the damage was done. Riders didn't start out on recumbents when they were young, and were less than eager to switch because of their pride and ego. IOW, no one wants to be looked at as the old man on the funny bike ;)

  • Andis Aboltins
    Andis Aboltins 5 months ago

    talk about mopeds and you get dislike..

  • Dušan HRUŠKA, jr.
    Dušan HRUŠKA, jr. 5 months ago

    Please, for the future, put your right side of the not fitted glasses down to your ear. It will look much better and also much professional...

  • Marius Van Deventer
    Marius Van Deventer 5 months ago

    No! Why...?

  • mike holt
    mike holt 5 months ago

    Be great to see a champion win TDF using a just a grands worth of bike with all the usual team back up against all the top teams, riders and their mega machines.

  • Mike de Garry
    Mike de Garry 5 months ago

    AG2R are not on the Merckx 525, they are riding the Stockeau69.

  • Scott in Texas
    Scott in Texas 5 months ago

    I’m disappointed you guys didn’t include the Schwinn Apple/Orange Krate in your discussion. Now that is a classic bike style that should be on the tour, so much cooler than todays bikes!

  • E F
    E F 5 months ago +2

    You guys should have included the Team Cofidis Kuota one of the more affordable bikes in the pro tour

  • James Knight
    James Knight 5 months ago

    How do you submit your bike? Is there a bike vault e-mail address?

  • rayred74
    rayred74 5 months ago

    hahaha - all that cash and it doesn't even have suspension LOL

  • Gnarly Waves
    Gnarly Waves 5 months ago +1

    you missed out pinarello bolide

  • Cecil Williams
    Cecil Williams 5 months ago

    Great show, you guys are always entertaining. However, I can't believe no one else has brought up the obvious elephant in the room here; the maximum muzzle velocity of the M48 Patton Tank 90 mm gun is just less than 3800 Feet Per Second, NOT meters.

  • BirdArvid
    BirdArvid 5 months ago

    So, loads of tech is trickling from F1 into bikes. Fantastic, since F1 is a dull parade of "who's got the biggest budget" and bike races are super-exciting!

    • Len James
      Len James 5 months ago

      These guys really shouldn't of said that. Auto racing is restricted to some degree...engine,frame and weight.

  • Juan Diaz Molina
    Juan Diaz Molina 5 months ago

    What about the price of the Bianchi?