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Nerd Alert Podcast

Mar 25, 2021

You’ve heard us talking about the supply issues currently facing the booming cycling industry, so this week we dive into what it’s like designing bikes when things are in such short supply. 

Our guest this week is Sydney-based materials engineer and bike designer Dave Musgrove, someone who’s deep in the industry...


Mar 19, 2021

James, Dave, Caley, and Zach discuss a wide range of topics in this week’s episode, like how much Speedplay’s revamped pedal lineup matters relative to the changes to its dealer service, whether MIPS really is a must-have when it comes to helmets given lingering questions over human scalps and hair, and what drastic...


Mar 11, 2021

Team Deceuninck-QuickStep and Bora-Hansgrohe — together with sponsors Roval and Specialized — have been doing a fair bit of experimenting with their wheels and tires over the past couple of years, gradually moving away from traditional tubulars to tube-type clinchers for time trials and tubeless clinchers for road...


Mar 4, 2021

Mathieu van der Poel didn’t let a little broken handlebar on his Canyon Aeroad keep him from finishing Le Samyn, a cobbled race in Belgium, but why did it break? And what’s up with the flexy seatposts on those bikes, anyway?

The Nerds share their thoughts on those topics and then look into a Specialized patent for a...