Make your road bike look PRO by cutting the steerer tube. This video has the advice you need whether you have a carbon or aluminium steerer.

Subscribe to GCN:
Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop!

If you look at a pro cyclist’s bike, you’ll see that they always have cut steerer tubes. Let’s face it; no-one wants to have a large protrusion above their stem. Only cut your steerer tube if you have settled on your position on the bike!

To fix this, you’ll need to cut the steerer tube. It’s a daunting job, but provided you have the right tools; a hacksaw and a cutting guide, you’ll be able to get that pro look.

GCN’s pro tip is to leave enough for a 5mm spacer on top of your stem.

Watch more on GCN…
How To Service Your Road Bike Headset ?
How To Set Your Reach ?

Buy NEW GCN cycling kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop:

Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /

About GCN:

The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic climbs of Alpe D’Huez and Mont Ventoux to the cobbles of Flanders, everywhere there is road or pavé, world-class racing and pro riders, we will be there bringing you action, analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. We show you how to be a better cyclist with our bike maintenance videos, tips for improving your cycling, cycling top tens, and not forgetting the weekly GCN Show. Join us on YouTube’s biggest and best cycling channel to get closer to the action and improve your riding!

Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling

Thanks to our sponsors:

Alta Badia: // Maratona Dles Dolomites:
Santini cycling kit:
KASK helmets:
fi’zi:k shoes and saddles: and
Topeak tools:
Canyon bikes:
Science in Sport:
Ass Savers:
Orbea bikes:
Trek Bicycles:
Vision wheels:
Zipp wheels:

YouTube Channel –
Facebook –
Google+ –
Twitter –
GCN newsletter –

Leave us a comment below!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *