What Are The Advantages / Disadvantages Of A Steel Frame? #AskGMBNTech

Published on March 13th 2023


Welcome back to another episode of Ask GMBN Tech, where we try to answer all of your complex, scary, niche, and technical questions about mountain bikes and MTB-related tech! โฑ Timestamps ๐Ÿ‘‡ 00:00 - Intro 00:42 - Is it possible to change the brake levers of my SRAM Code RSC? They come with a two-finger lever but Iโ€™d prefer to have a 1 finger lever like the Magura option 01:47 - How about maintaining a steel full sun bike like a Starling Cycles. What are the advantages/ disadvantages of a steel frame? 04:13 - I just serviced my shock, a Fox X2, and found the eyelet bushings quite stiff, even after cleaning and lubrication. Am I losing performance? Is it worth upgrading to a Fox roller bearing or an Enduro needle-bearing kit? 06:10 - Is it easy to change a cut fork tube to a long one? Is it safe after? 07:53 - Iโ€™ve got a Fox 36 Elite Performance 170mm and I canโ€™t get anywhere near full travel. What can I do? 09:37 - Is the 31.8mm diameter handlebar about to die off? I was recently shopping at a local bike shop and was surprised to see they didnโ€™t have many options left? 11:36 - Iโ€™m running a SRAM Guide T 180 on the rear and its Sh****t, should I upgrade to a 203 or just get a better brake? 13:33 - Can I put 27.5โ€ tubes in a gravel bike tyre? (Question is getting cut as was a previous show) 14:20 - My bike came with a 175mm crank, would there be a difference if I switch to 170mm? Useful Links: Watch #shorts on GMBN ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://gmbn.eu/GMBNshorts Submit your Photo and Video to us ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://upload.gmbn.com/tech Spring SALE - Up to 50% Off! ๐Ÿ›’ ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://gmbn.eu/SpringSALE23 Shout Outs: https://gmbn.tech/CurtisBikes https://gmbn.tech/RideFoxGlobalDistributors Do you have an MTB-Tech-related question for us here at GMBN Tech? Use the hashtag #AskGMBNTech with your comment for a chance to be featured on the channel! ๐Ÿ‘‡ Watch more on GMBN Tech... ๐Ÿ“น Are You On The Right Fork? ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://gmbn.tech/WhatForkDiameter ๐Ÿ“น Watch our Editorโ€™s Choice Playlist ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://gmbn.tech/editorschoice ๐Ÿ“น Watch our weekly show ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://gmbn.tech/TechShowPlaylist121 ๐ŸŽต Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound Zone In - Daniel Fridell Das Hotel - Sugoi Jazz by Night - Martin Landstrom Unconscious Relation - This Other Space #AskGMBNTech #GMBNTech #GMBN #MTB #MountainBiking #BikeMaintenance #QandA The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the worldโ€™s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community โ€“ and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/Canyon Nukeproof Bikes: http://gmbn.eu/nukeproof Orbea Bikes: https://gmbn.eu/Orbea Park Tool: http://gmbn.eu/ParkTool Smith Helmets & Eyewear: https://gmbn.eu/Smith Crankbrothers Pedals: http://gmbn.eu/crankbros Shimano Footwear: https://gmbn.eu/ShimanoShoes Ergon: http://gmbn.eu/ergon Vittoria Tires: https://gmbn.eu/Vittoria FSA: http://gmbn.eu/fsa Spank: https://gmbn.eu/Spank Topeak: http://gmbn.eu/topeak Garmin: https://gmbn.eu/Garmin Peaty's Products: https://gmbn.eu/Peatys Wahoo: https://gmbn.eu/WahooTraining Komoot: https://gmbn.eu/Komoot Worx Power Tools: https://gmbn.eu/Worx CamelBak: https://gmbn.eu/CamelBak Watch our sister channels: Global Mountain Bike Network - https://youtube.com/gmbn GMBN Racing - https://gmbn.eu/GMBNracing Electric Mountain Bike Network - https://www.youtube.com/embn Global Cycling Network - https://www.youtube.com/gcn GCN Tech - https://www.youtube.com/gcntech GCN Racing - https://www.youtube.com/gcnracing Global Triathlon Network - https://www.youtube.com/gtn GCN Italia - https://www.youtube.com/gcnitalia GCN en Espanol - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenespanol GCN auf Deutsch - https://www.youtube.com/gcnaufdeutsch GCN en Francais - https://www.youtube.com/gcnenfrancais GCN Japan - https://www.youtube.com/gcnjapan GCN Training - https://www.youtube.com/gcntrainin