Podcast by SRAM and SimplyStu
SRAMcast - Chef Chris Cosentino
Most people know Chef Chris Cosentino from watching the Food Network. A judge on Top Chef, and a star on a long list of other shows on the network, Cosentino has become a household name among foodies. What fans of his cooking might not know, is that he absolutely loves cycling in all its many forms: Road, Mountain, commuting… he does it all. And he does it with a joy that is infectious. Get to know this celebrity SRAM Ambassador in our latest SRAMcast interview.
SRAMCast - SWLC Diversity Panel
For this special episode of SRAMcast we’ve partnered with Liv Cycling to share a panel discussion from the 2019 Sea Otter Classic. The event was titled, “A Seat at the Table” and included ambassadors, athletes, technicians, and engineers. Panel members discussed their views on the current state of diversity within the sport of cycling and how to expand it.
Panel members included:
SRAM Ambassador, Liv Racing athlete, and owner of, “A Quick Brown Fox dot com,” Ayesha McGowan.
Bike mechanic and service specialist at Ruckus Composites, Laura Solís.
Student, artist, and competitive free skier, Brooklyn Bell.
SRAM product design engineer, David Reyes.
SRAM ambassador and Liv Racing athlete, bike mechanic, and freelance designer, Sam Scipio.
And Giant Factory mountain bike team racer, Eliot Jackson.
The panel discussion was hosted by Brook Hopper from Liv Cycling and
SRAM Women’s Program Manager, Sara Jarrell.
SRAMCast - Rob English
NAHBS is right around the corner, and if you are betting on who's going to win awards, Rob English is the closest you'll get to a sure thing. He's a highly trained mechanical engineer (Master's Degree from Cambridge) and a very respected member of the framebuilding community. Yet, unlike many of his compatriates focused on modern steel bikes with classic design appeal, Rob's bikes are incredibly advanced and innovative. This approach got us wondering about the ideas behind these designs and we just had to learn more.
So we visited Rob at his home workshop in Eugene, Oregon for this special episode of SRAMcast. In our interview with Rob, we take a deep tech dive into his building methods and philosophy. This episode is for all the custom framebuilding nerds and fans of technology out there.
SRAMcast - Engineering XD & XDR Driver Bodies
We talk to SRAM engineers Anthony Madaglia and Henrik Braedt about SRAM's XD and XDR driver body types and why they were developed.
For a video explanation of XD and XDR, use the following link: https://www.sram.com/stories/sram-xd-and-xdr-driver-body-explained
SRAMcast - Gearing Revolution - SRAM's Anthony Medaglia
We talk to SRAM’s Road Drivetrain Chief Systems Engineer, Anthony Medaglia to learn why gearing has evolved to the point it is currently. We also discuss how it affects the riding experience, and what it means for the future of road drivetrains.
SRAMcast - Andrew Talansky
Andrew Talansky has history with SRAM dating back to his early days as an elite cyclist. A longtime fan of eTap, Zipp wheels, and Quarq power meters, Andrew reached out to us after he retired from road racing to partner with his plan to become a pro Ironman Triathlete.
Talansky raced as a top pro GC rider for nine years collecting impressive wins at the Criterium du Dauphine, the US National Time Trial Championships, and scoring top 10’s at the Tour de France, the Vuelta España, and the Amgen Tour of California.
We sat down with Andrew to talk about his switch to the Ironman format, learn how the adaptation to new training and racing is going, and to find out more about his long-term aspirations.