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The Bikerumor Podcast explores the "why" and "how" behind the bicycles, components, gear and tech we ride everyday.

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The Bikerumor Podcast explores the "why" and "how" behind the bicycles, components, gear and tech we ride everyday.

    043 - Panaracer talks gravel, and an MTB comeback!

    043 - Panaracer talks gravel, and an MTB comeback!

    If you're in the industry, chances are pretty good you know Jeff Zell, Panaracer's go-to guy for, well, just about everything, really. So he's the perfect guest to talk about how Panaracer went from one of the earliest brands making legit mountain bike tires, to leaping into the gravel bike category and owning it for quite some time before the rest of the industry caught up. We also talk about how Panaracer is trying to get back on the trails with some fresh designs... and how they develop those new mountain bike tread patterns.
    If you've ever wondered what goes into making a bike tire design and how frame and suspension design plays into that, along with a little bit of Panaracer's history, this is a great one! Oh, and if you haven't seen them, Panaracer continually offers limited edition colors in their gravel tires, and they're always updating the sizing options to meet modern riders' needs on those glorious dirt roads we're all loving so much right now.
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    • 36 min
    042 - Industry Nine geeks out on hub design

    042 - Industry Nine geeks out on hub design

    Get ready to geek out on how the bearing size, ratchets, pawls, and overall hub designs and spoke interfaces all impact your hub's durability and overall wheel's performance.
    Our guest is Jacob McGahey, VP of Industry Nine, and with four generations of hubs to talk about, this is an in depth look at what they've learned about torque, longevity, materials, and so much more.
    We also chat about the business side of things, their insane growth even before the pandemic, the current COVID supply chain situation, and how they're still growing more than 50% annually!
    Check out the full show notes here for more pics and links to the tech stories we discussed:
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    • 51 min
    041 - How Swytch Bikes hacked their e-bike conversion kit

    041 - How Swytch Bikes hacked their e-bike conversion kit

    Swytch Bike founder Oliver Montague has a few stories to tell, both interesting and quite entertaining…especially when we get to his factory visits.
    The Swytch e-bike conversion kit allows you to turn almost any bike into an electric assist e-bike, using a front wheel hub motor and lightweight battery pack that clicks onto a proprietary mount that couldn't be easier to use.
    This interview isn't so much about the tech and the product, although we do cover that. It's more about how Oliver started the company by using Chinese e-bike kits and random parts to help others convert their bikes and, after hacking together hundreds of different combinations, figuring out a better solution and then launching a company to make it real.
    Whether you like e-bikes or not, this one's a really fun conversation about how things work behind the scenes.
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    Thanks a ton, and until next time, keep the rubber side down!

    • 35 min
    040 - Why is Harley Davidson launching e-bikes?

    040 - Why is Harley Davidson launching e-bikes?

    When none other than Harley Davidson launches an e-bike brand, we have to wonder how they're going to complete? What's makes Serial 1 unique, and how will they translate the Hog culture into pedal-assist bicycles?
    Yes, they raised a few eyebrows when they announced they were launching a electric bike brand, but one look at the designs shows they've done their homework.
    In this episode we'll talk about how Serial 1 president Jason Huntsman's aerospace experience working on the space shuttle, and his e-mobility efforts at Ford, led him to Harley Davidson, and now, leading their e-bike efforts at Serial 1.
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    • 34 min
    039 - How COVID-19 affects a cyclist's heart health

    039 - How COVID-19 affects a cyclist's heart health

    Everything a cyclist needs to know about COVID-19 and their heart health, long term effects, and how quickly they can resume riding and training.

    • 58 min
    038 - Rahsaan Bahati shares how to make cycling more inclusive

    038 - Rahsaan Bahati shares how to make cycling more inclusive

    A couple of episodes ago, I interviewed my friend Christian about his experience as a black cyclist working in the industry. I invited him back to co-interview this week's guest, Rahsaan Bahati.
    Rahsaan's a multi-multi-multi-time national champion pro road racer who's been on some of the top, and most controversial, teams. In this episode, he shares how he got into cycling, his experience in the peloton and now leading a team, a foundation, and helping nurture the next generation of racers.
    If you're tuning in sometime in the future, we recorded this on June 9, 2020, about two weeks after George Floyd's murder sparked massive Black Lives Matter protests across the nation. In that light, we discuss Rahsaan's experiences as a black man racing and winning in a predominantly white sport, and wrap up with a few ideas on how all of us can help introduce a more diverse audience to the sport we all know and love so much…cycling.
    One quick note: about 5 minutes in Rahsaan's signal gets a little warbly, but it goes away within a minute, and you can still make out the conversation.
    Enjoy!
    WANT MORE?
    Find the Bikerumor Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and through RSS, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Can't find it? Let us know which players you use so we can get them up to speed! And let us know who you want us to interview. Click that PODCAST link in the menu and send in your suggestions!
    Hit like, hit subscribe, and hit play. Then just get out and ride! Got an idea for a guest? Click here to submit your ideas for who we should interview next!
    FOLLOW BIKERUMOR
    Keep tabs on all the latest bikes, wheels, components, gear and tech on The World's Largest Cycling Tech Blog by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
    FOLLOW TYLER
    Like us? Love us? Follow your host on social @tylerbenedict (FB // TW // IG).

    • 44 min

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