Sea Otter 2024 mountain bike round-up
The BikeRadar Podcast
by Our Media
3d ago
Sea Otter 2024, part trade show, part mountain, road and gravel festival, has just wrapped up. The beady eyes of George Scott and Jack Luke have been on the search for the best MTB kit at the show, and they bring you their top picks here. From fancy frames to brand new pedals, via a very fast set of tyres, the 2024 Sea Otter has provided the goods. Our team pushed out a lot of tech content on BikeRadar’s Instagram account, so you can catch up with even more here: https://www.instagram.com/bikeradar/ And, of course, there are a host of articles ..read more
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Sea Otter 2024 road and gravel round-up
The BikeRadar Podcast
by Our Media
5d ago
Sea Otter 2024 has landed, merging trade-show tech with bike-festival vibes. Our editorial duo of Jack Luke and George Scott are pounding the grounds of Laguna Seca Raceway to bring you the best bits. This podcast focuses on the best of the drop-bar tech seen on day one. Jack Luke almost lost his marbles when he spotted Ritchey’s new Montebello randonneur bike, and was blown away by 5Dev’s scuff-proof cranks. There also were some fancy bikes from the likes of Parlee, while the team got a hands-on look at the new Cane Creek Invert gravel fork that has certainly stirred up plenty ..read more
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Two endurance bikes from ENVE and BMC, a budget Shimano groupset and why Campagnolo’s power meter caught us by surprise | Road news show
The BikeRadar Podcast
by Our Media
1w ago
In today’s episode of the BikeRadar Podcast, deputy editor Jack Luke and senior technical writer Simon von Bromley discuss the latest tech news in road cycling.   Last week saw the launch of the new ENVE Fray and BMC Roadmachine – both endurance road bikes with an all-road slant. As well as sharing details of each new bike the pair discuss whether all-road bikes can really do double duty off and on the tarmac.   Next up, Jack and Simon discuss Campagnolo’s new HPPM power meter, and why it took the BikeRadar team by surprise.   Finally, this week’s podcast wraps with details abou ..read more
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Tech Q&A | Average chain life, touring on a road bike, derailleur drama and more of your questions answered
The BikeRadar Podcast
by Our Media
1w ago
In this episode of the BikeRadar Podcast, Jack Luke, Tom Marvin and Warren Rossiter answer questions sent in by you, our beloved listeners. From average chain life to describing the feel of tyres, the trio shares solutions for your burning tech questions.    Thanks to Steve Wilson, Nicolas Rogowski, Tom Parish, Owen Lockwood and everyone else for sending in your questions!   If you have any questions you want answered in a future episode, send them to podcast@bikeradar.com    https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/workshop/how-to-set-up-your-mountain-bike-suspension-v ..read more
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Paris-Roubaix tech highlights! Big tyres, bigger chainrings and more from the Hell of the North
The BikeRadar Podcast
by Our Media
2w ago
It's the morning after the night before and, with the dust settling on another edition of Paris-Roubaix, George, Liam and Simon sit down to digest this year's tech highlights. Big tyres, bigger chainrings, aero optimisations and even gravel bikes featured over the cobbles of the Hell of the North.   Got a question for the team? You can email us at podcast@bikeradar.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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What we learned testing 9 of the latest dropper posts – and the best revealed
The BikeRadar Podcast
by Our Media
2w ago
Dropper seatposts are near-ubiquitous on modern mountain bikes, but what separates the good from the bad, how do they work and what should you look out for when shopping for a new one?    Hot on the heels of a nine-way test, BikeRadar digital writer Nick Clark outlines the key buying considerations and spills the beans on the best and worst of dropper seatpost tech today.   He’s joined by BikeRadar MTB presenter Tom Law and deputy editor Jack Luke, who’ve each spent enough time swearing into a seat tube and fishing about for pesky cables to earn a spot in this episode.  ..read more
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Road bike tech the pros CAN'T have
The BikeRadar Podcast
by Our Media
3w ago
It’s easy to assume professional bike riders get access to the best kit available, but the reality can be very different.   From wild monocoque triathlon bikes through to ultra-light climbing bikes, long socks and myriad aerodynamic upgrades, there are many things pros simply aren’t allowed to use due to stringent regulations or sponsor restrictions.   In this episode of the BikeRadar podcast, two of the team’s keenest roadies, Simon von Bromley and Liam Cahill, discuss all these things and how they’d change the rules if they were in charge.   Learn more about your ad ..read more
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Our tips for Olympic XC gold – and why we’re stoked on XC in 2024
The BikeRadar Podcast
by Our Media
3w ago
BikeRadar’s XC fans Rach and Tom look ahead to the 2024 XC season. The first rounds are coming up shortly in Brazil and the summer’s Olympic Games are on the horizon. The past six months have seen a host of exciting, new XC bikes and tech being launched, so in this episode we discuss the latest race bikes as well as picking out who we think will take home the gold from the summer Games in Paris. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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5 MTB accessories you NEED (and 5 you definitely don't)
The BikeRadar Podcast
by Our Media
1M ago
Which accessories do you need for mountain biking and which don’t you need? We run through the five most important mountain bike accessories and reveal the five you don’t really need (though they may be nice to have). With over 70 years of cumulative MTB experience, Tom, Rob and Al know what makes our riding lives easier — and what doesn’t really make much difference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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What are Fastest Known Times and why are they so popular? FKT UK's Molly Weaver explains all
The BikeRadar Podcast
by Our Media
1M ago
Fastest Known Times (FKTs) are individual time trials raced over typically mixed-terrain ultra-endurance routes.   A long-established racing format in the thru-hiking and backpacking worlds, cycling FKTs have surged in popularity in recent years.    In today's episode of the BikeRadar Podcast, custodian of fastestknowntimes.org.uk and ultra-endurance racing legend Molly Weaver explains what FKTs are, their rules and how to take one for yourself.    Weaver turned pro in 2015, riding for Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling, before wrapping up her pro road career in 2018 ..read more
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