CyclingTips is a podcast that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.
Would you lease a road bike?
This week on the CyclingTips podcast...
There was a lot of races to discuss, between the Opening Weekend in Belgium, a small race in France, and the finale of the UAE Tour.
Dane and Abby debate the best transfer of the women's peloton.
For this week's Nerd Nugget segment James called up Jamie Milroy of DASH in the UK to talk about their bike subscription program. The concept of leasing instead of buying a bike is one that has been discussed on the podcast before, so we dive into it a little deeper.
UAE Tour, Nelson Vails, and SRAM's purchase of Time pedals
This week on the CyclingTips Podcast...
Dane breaks down the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var and the UAE Tour, Abby has a few thoughts on the suspension of former Health Mate - Cyclelive team manager Patrick van Gansen, and we are all excited about Tao Geoghegan Hart's action towards diversifying the sport by funding a stagiaire spot on the Hagens Berman Axeon team.
Mike Better calls up Nelson Vails, retired professional road and track cyclist for the USA and the first Black cyclist to win an Olympic medal, to chat about diversity in cycling.
Finally, for or this week's Nerd Nuggets James talks about SRAM's purchase of Time pedals and what that might mean for the future of pedal-based power meters from the American component manufacturer. This Nerd Nuggets segment is also available on YouTube.
Visors on road helmets are rad
On the CyclingTips podcast this week we discuss Tour de la Provence, the Bernal vs. Alaphilippe race up Mont Ventoux, and Clasica de Almeria.
James has a thing or two to say about the response to Kevin Hart riding a road bike, more specifically, cyclists response to Kevin Hart's on-bike style.
Caley and James finally have an outlet to debate whether or not we should all be waxing our chains.
And finally, in the newly renamed tech segment, James breaks down the new e-bike act in congress.
In the podcast James mentions a way to help the e-bike bill move along, details can be found here.
The super tuck, Chris Froome's disc brakes, and Zwift cheating
This week on the CyclingTips podcast...
Dane breaks down the news including Étoile de Bessèges and the new UCI rules. Opinions differ regarding the ban of the "super tuck". Matt de Neef makes a surprise guest appearance to talk about the Australian National Championships.
Instead of a debate this week Caley, Ronan, and Shoddy respond in-real-time to Chris Froome's bike review, especially his take on disc brakes.
And for Nerd Alert, Ronan chatted with Robert Chung about cheating on Zwift. Can Zwift ever be a reputable form of competition? Chung has some thoughts.
The most compliant kit, Cyclocross Worlds, and Shimano wireless news
This week on the CyclingTips podcast Jose talks everyone through Cyclocross Worlds and Dane breaks down EF's new kit as well as an actual road race that took place and races that will not happen.
Shoddy squares off against James in this week's debate, mechanical vs. electronic shifting, please vote for the winner here.
For "Nerd Alert", James calls upon you, the listeners, to help find a new name for this tech news segment. He then mentions the damage salt water can do to a bike, a relevant concern given cyclocross worlds, Shimano's wireless plans, and Decathlon's secondhand store.
Dumoulin's time off, CX World Cup, and Taya's rollerless chain
On this week's CyclingTips podcast there is a lot to discuss. From Tom Dumoulin taking a break from racing, the Olympic back-and-forth, the end of NBC Sports, and Dane's chicken nugget diet.
As the winner of last week's debate, Dane squares off against Shoddy. The topic: best men's 2020/21 World Tour transfer. Who made the better argument? Vote for yourself here.
Jose joins the podcast to discuss the final round of the cyclocross World Cup.
For Nerd Alert, James is not convinced by Taya's new rollerless chain.