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Old 10-28-21, 01:48 PM
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GCN going recumbent?

GCN, the popular cycling YouTube channel are presenting more and more recumbent videos..



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Old 10-29-21, 12:27 PM
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If you can find 20 more like that, I'd say you're onto something ...
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Old 10-31-21, 05:34 PM
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A bit older GCN vidoes:


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Old 11-01-21, 11:50 AM
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So? They aren't going all out recumbent, but adding various styles that are not "proper" Diamond frame bikes. Open-minded in my thoughts.
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Old 11-04-21, 07:26 PM
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I don't see any recumbent bikes, just velos and a WTF IS THIS?
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Old 11-05-21, 01:04 PM
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Any extra publicity helps. I see a few older cyclists out here, and they are usually quite interested in my trike. Most will have a sit in it, and they get the point of being able to ride without risk of falling. Getting the word out to the younger crowd canít hurt either.
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I don't see any recumbent bikes, just velos and a WTF IS THIS?
In the "weird wacky and wonderful..." video, he races on a NoCom and even wins his heat.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
In the "weird wacky and wonderful..." video, he races on a NoCom and even wins his heat.
Yeah, not bad at all for someone who hasn't yet developed recumbent legs.
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Yeah, not bad at all for someone who hasn't yet developed recumbent legs.
It's not like he has no legs at all, IIRC he was a pro for a few years.Going up against the typical crowd of gray-beards riding trikes and touring bents, it's not surprising he'd win. I'm a little surprised he didn't do better in the 'fast' race.
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Looked like he had tough time "keeping his lines" in the "fast" race..
Enclosed 4-wheel used in the "fast" race seems to carry lots of excess weight.. maybe not as nimble as a 2-wheeler.

Maybe participating in two recumbent races in one day is a bit much.. even for an ex-pro.
He did mention that he was "out the front" for too long in the first race.
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Old 12-10-21, 02:39 PM
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The trouble I see happening with the GCN is eventually, they'll run out of subjects to talk about. Naturally, they'll have to add more content. Recumbents are almost a world in themselves. And GCN needs content.
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Old 12-12-21, 08:44 AM
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Not GCN, but still interesting to see solar powered e-recumbents in action on video.
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The trouble I see happening with the GCN is eventually, they'll run out of subjects to talk about.
Not as long as there's new products.
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