158 episodes

Cycle Systems Academy is a leading bike mechanic training school in Devon, UK and Online with https://www.cyclesystemsonline.com/ our pod has been a search for entertaining ways to educate all lovers of bike tech, with interviews, mechanical expertise and a bit of humour thrown in.

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    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

Cycle Systems Academy is a leading bike mechanic training school in Devon, UK and Online with https://www.cyclesystemsonline.com/ our pod has been a search for entertaining ways to educate all lovers of bike tech, with interviews, mechanical expertise and a bit of humour thrown in.

    Episode 159 - Shimano Linkglide with Mike Stead

    Episode 159 - Shimano Linkglide with Mike Stead

    While we all like to save money on bike components, having more longevity is especially important in 2022 due to continuing component shortages. As chains and sprockets have got narrower, and especially now electric motors are common, the time is ripe for a new type of drivetrain. 

    Does Shimano's new Linkdrive fit the bill? 

    Join Mike Stead and Sean to get the lowdown and to find out about a few other new products, including a carbon tubeless sealant. Yes, really.  

    • 50 min
    Episode 158 Back to Basics in Bern (1) (1)

    Episode 158 Back to Basics in Bern (1) (1)

    For the first time since 2007 and the formation of Cycle Systems, Sean is working for someone else. In this episode, he looks at the differences of bike shop life in 2022 to back then and shares what these changes in bike design mean for mechanics and consumers. He also gives a quick wish list of 'money no object' dream bikes. Never an easy selection to make, but as you might imagine, none of the bikes coming out of boxes make it!

    • 42 min
    Episode 157 Rider Safety and Bike Design, an Educated Rant

    Episode 157 Rider Safety and Bike Design, an Educated Rant

    This week Sean and John look at the trends in modern road bike design and their impact on carbon fibre design and manufacture. Specifically how this affects riders safety, both in the world tour and the Sunday club run. Based on an in depth discussion on this subject Sean has with Raoul Luescher from Luescher Teknik for Team Camp members, expect a bit of a rant!

    • 48 min
    Rider Safety and Bike Design, an Educated Rant

    Rider Safety and Bike Design, an Educated Rant

    Track 13 in Cycle Systems Academy.

    • 48 min
    Misha Sakharoff - Holisitc Health Engineer

    Misha Sakharoff - Holisitc Health Engineer

    Track 11 in Cycle Systems Academy.

    • 55 min
    Episode 155: Gary Blem - Life in the World Tour

    Episode 155: Gary Blem - Life in the World Tour

    As the Tour de France has just wrapped up and we get into the Tour de France Femmes, let's look back a few years and join Sean having a chat with Gary Blem, then Team Sky's mechanic assigned to Chris Froome. If you've ever wondered what life as a pro mechanic is like at the very top of the game and how to get there, this pod is for you. Join us next week for a look at Eurobike 2022.

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Hinchy1401 ,

Techie - but not too techie

A podcast for people who like to fettle with bikes.

The world's most affable grumpy scotsman John and the equally affable (but not grumpy or Scottish) Sean are both ex bike mechanics who most definately still keep their hands in. Using amusing banter to open the eyes of the masses to all things bike tech.

So far, the show has been a primer on a broad range of topics, but most have been based around bicycles with drop handle bars. Hopefully more MTB related topics will follow.

Less in depth than the equally entertaining Bike Shop Show; Tech 5 is perfect for anyone wishing to dip a toe in the art and science of looking after bikes without worrying about the conversation going over their heads.

Simon S-D ,

Simply Excellent

This is a great show. These guys a) know what they're talking about b) are passionate about it. The content is superb, with excellent explanations and tech at every level. I also appreciate the unbiased (albeit personal) recommendations of good and bad equipment from people who have used it or seen it used. Delivery is relaxed and entertaining (and a little less self-conscious than the guys have become on their other shows since going 'commercial').

Nhatherl ,

Great podcast

As a bit of a newbie to the road bike scene, this mixture of tech and humour has given me such a good insight into to sometimes confusing hardware side of the sport
Thanks guys, keep up the great work !!!

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