RoadBikeReview’s top 10 most viewed videos of 2016

Tech tutorials, insane race footage, and Peter Sagan the lumberjack

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Most bikes come stock with 170mm, 172.5mm or 175mm depending on frame size.

Most bikes come stock with 170mm, 172.5mm or 175mm depending on frame size.

1. Does Crank Length Matter?

In cycling circles, it’s one of the most hotly debated questions. Does crank length really matter — and why? Our friends at the Global Cycling Network went into the test lab to find out, measuring both peak power output and sustained threshold power with various crank lengths. Watch the video here.

This race is virtually flat — sort of.

This race is virtually flat — sort of.

2. Amazing On-bike Video Footage Goes Inside Paris-Roubaix

There is nothing in sport that quite measures up to the chaos and carnage that is Paris-Roubaix. And outside of riding the race yourself, there’s no better way to understand the madness then to go along for a virtual ride via this on-board race video courtesy of Velon CC. Hold on tight and watch the video here.

Sometimes it’s the easy stuff like keeping your bike clean and properly lubricated that can make the biggest difference.

Sometimes it’s the easy stuff like keeping your bike clean and properly lubricated that can make the biggest difference.

3. Five Ways to Make Your (Current) Road Bike Faster

How fast you go on your bike mainly comes down to fitness. But there are also ways to get faster that don’t require more intervals or expensive component upgrades. Here are five ways courtesy of our friends at the Global Cycling Network. Catch the video here.

How much faster is Orbea’s new Orca M Limited compared to Pedro Delgado’s 1985 Vuelta winner?

How much faster is Orbea’s new Orca M Limited compared to Pedro Delgado’s 1985 Vuelta winner?

4. How Much Faster are Modern Bikes?

No doubt the humble bicycle has undergone massive technological change in the last couple decades. But has all that carbon fiber and electronic componentry actually made bikes faster? Check out this showdown between the new Orbea Orca M Limited and Pedro Delgado’s 1985 Vuelta a España winning Orbea.

Click, click, click.

Click, click, click.

5. How to improve Your Gear Shifting

Nobody likes a slow shifting bike. Here is how you can improve yours.

Total destruction.

Total destruction.

6. Crushing a Carbon Frame in a Trash Compactor

In order to receive a new warranty frame, some manufacturers require the damaged one be replaced. Art’s Cyclery might have taken that a little far by using a trash compactor, but the results are awesome!

A clean bike is a happy bike.

A clean bike is a happy bike.

7. How to Make Your Road Bike Last Longer

It’s a fact of life these days: Bikes are not cheap. So after you’ve plunked down your hard earned cash, best to look after your investment. Maximize lifespan with these tips.

Before the UCI stepped in with rules for hour record bikes, this was one of the steeds to took on the 60-minute test.

Before the UCI stepped in with rules for hour record bikes, this was one of the steeds to took on the 60-minute test.

8. Top Five Weirdest Road Bikes of All Time

Bike design has always been a bastion of creativity, some of it contemporary, some downright crazy. These five off-the-wall two-wheeled creations fall squarely in the coo coo camp.

There ever changing bottom bracket, a source of headaches and creaking for cyclists the world over.

The ever changing bottom bracket, a source of headaches and creaking for cyclists the world over.

9. Bottom Bracket Standards Explained

The notion of standards in the cycling world has reached comical status. Whether it’s mountain bike wheel sizes, hub widths, road bike brakes, or bottom brackets, the only thing that is standard is consumer confusion. In this video the Global Cycling Network gang do their best to explain one of the most confusing conundrums — the bottom bracket.

Sagan the lumberjack?

Peter Sagan the lumberjack?

10. Peter Sagan’s Secret Training Regimen

How did Peter Sagan become the cycling superstar he is? Hard training of course. But maybe not the kind of training you think.

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