11 Useful Cycling Hacks!



Save time, save space and do a few things you never knew you could with Matt and Dan’s top 11 cycling hacks.

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From opening a wine bottle with a track pump, to packing your cycling kit correctly and saving a bunch of space, here are some of the most useful practical, and time-saving cycling hacks that we have learned over the years.

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34 thoughts on “11 Useful Cycling Hacks!

  1. Manav Mody February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Who else thinks dan looks like Rhett from gmm

  2. r_r polo February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Im really big fan of GCN umm cant i get some tips for you guys Can't i convert my folding bike to a Folding racer bike?

  3. Waqid Janjua February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Plastic band? Rubber band Dan the man

  4. Sila Gi Mampos February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Use the valve adapter as a valve cap. Firstly u will protect ur valve as its made of metal. Secondly, u dun really need to find it deep in ur saddle bag or ur jersey, as it will always be on ur wheels.

  5. Ganesh Jadhav February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Funny story I once put my undies in the oven to dry due to heavy rain, bone dry, later when I put it on it was comfortable, seconds later I stretched and undies got shredded, not funny in front of the in laws.

  6. Slashley gibbins February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    That word 'hack' is shite

  7. Curt Andrews The Avid Cyclist February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Gluing a layer of gator rim tape to inside of the tire to help prevent punctures a flats.

  8. Han Lockhart February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    2:07 And then the bottle opens- explosively.

  9. Rancho Luna February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    It's not easy now to get newspapers…

  10. Left Brained Idiot February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Whats a newspaper?

  11. Sergio Perrotto February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    you can also dry your shoes by cutting a small hole (big enough to fit a hair dryer head) into a cardboard  box you got a furnace to quickly dry your shoes. 🙂

  12. John Harrington February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks I was trying to find out how to fold my bibs

  13. Damian Haywood February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    TIRE! WTF You mean TYRE.

  14. MikeyLindsey'sAdventures February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I put shammy lotion in these

    bottle tops
    hobby knife or dremel
    hot glue

  15. saul gonzalez February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    ok ok ok but why bikers have suck ugly hair cut? i mean just look at yourself in the mirror

  16. h4rrison Ll0yd February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    What country are you in

  17. blingblong1 February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    dont like the quiet voice and blaring beep. level audio or somethin

  18. Jimmy Dresbach February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I always find myself revisiting older videos just for the fun of it and noticed I had a hack for one of your hacks! Once on a mountain ride with my brother, he got a flat. I always carry a pump, so it shouldn't have been a problem. What I didn't know, though, was that my brother's bike was Presta valve and that my pump was exclusively Schrader and on top of that, I didn't have my handy-dandy adapter! I got the bright idea to cut the very tip off of one of his Presta stem caps and was able to secure my Schrader pump onto that to get enough air in it to make it the remainder of our ride and back to my wagon.

  19. JerryTortoise February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    At the beginning, i thought you were going to say "lets talk about that"

  20. Helen Stevens February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I know it's an old one, but I got ideas out of this and a laugh – thx guys.

  21. Pav Bryan February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Amazing!

  22. notrelevant 2 February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I often squeeze my toothpaste from the bottom, much better than the other way round. Also, "Diapers", "Tire", "Ass" not sure where these American guys are from in the States but if you listen carefully you can just about detect slight British accents. So long y'all

  23. jhun mendoza February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    drying wet shoes at the back of an air conditioning unit is also good!

  24. Talvinder Bains February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    1:59 Hey Presta.

  25. Charles Bessette February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    why cut the top off of water bottle off to store stuff? keep the fucking lid on dumbasses

  26. Charles Bessette February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    those were the dumbest hacks ever

  27. Axel Ericson February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    On the presta to schrader valve conversion.. Take the cap of your presta valve that you get when you buy tubes but never under any circumstances can ride with, cut of the top of it and you have the same thing for free. Doesn't work as good of course, but it'll get you there and you probably have it with you on your spare tube anyway.

  28. donkykóng February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    what about a tampon? or a radiator?

  29. Pagamer SC February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    can you sell me your gcn bottle o give me one thx

  30. Chris Hart February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    That poor GCN Bottle 🙁 It could have been in my mailbox!

  31. DJ P February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    3:24– What a waste of a perfectly good GCN bottle! I could have won that!! 😉

  32. Lucho Portuano February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    awesome channel. Thank you for the tips!

  33. Corie Holden February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    "tip to keep white bar tape clean get some gloves" seriously ha

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