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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.

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    • 4.6, 144 Ratings

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.

    Wowwing Wout and the Jumbo freight train

    Wowwing Wout and the Jumbo freight train

    Jumbo-Visma is on a tear. Can they hold on to that form? 

    Plus, we dissect the Tour of Poland crash, Dylan Groenewegen's level of fault, and what the race organizer should have done differently. 

    Transfer season is in full swing. What do the major moves mean for both the riders and their new teams?

    This week's Nerd Alert discusses the regional specificity of gravel tires, and the best way to find a tire that works for your part of the world. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The heightened chaos of Strade Bianche

    The heightened chaos of Strade Bianche

    This week's episode discusses the first major one-day of the re-started season, Strade Bianche, including insight from Trek-Segafredo's Toms Skujins on the heightened chaos inside a peloton racing every day like it might be the last race of the season. 

    Plus, we round up the latest transfer news, discuss Peter Sagan's future teammate, Nils Politt, and where Marianne Vos might end up next year. 

    This week's Nerd Alert is simple: We're hiring a tech writer. What sort of skills are we looking for? 

    • 50 min
    A COVID omerta, Mavic's woes, and threaded bottom brackets

    A COVID omerta, Mavic's woes, and threaded bottom brackets

    This week's episode runs through the first weekend of racing, including Annemiek van Vleuten's incredible run of wins and a spate of riders being pulled from the Vuelta a Burgos over coronavirus concerns. 

    In this week's Nerd Alert, we kick off with news from Mavic and its new ownership, then dig into threaded bottom brackets and why they're still not a cure-all for creaks. 

    • 53 min
    Inside the new Specialized Tarmac SL7

    Inside the new Specialized Tarmac SL7

    How do you take a bike like the Tarmac SL6 and make it even better? In this special episode, pun intended, we sit down with the engineers behind the new Specialized Tarmac SL7 to talk optimization, aerodynamics, integration, and lots more. 

    Thanks to Specialized for partnering with us on this episode, and for making the engineers behind the Tarmac available for whatever questions we wanted to ask.

    • 45 min
    13-speed Campagnolo and the great Froome debate

    13-speed Campagnolo and the great Froome debate

    This week we chat about e-racing's ability to lower barriers in Africa, debate whether Chris Froome should make Ineos' (sorry, Grenadier's) Tour de France team, and look into what a new freehub body from Campagnolo tells us about future groups from the Italians. 

    • 58 min
    Real Tour, virtual Tour, and ranking our mechanic skills

    Real Tour, virtual Tour, and ranking our mechanic skills

    Bike racing approaches, and with it plenty of bike racing-related news. We run through news from the Tour de France, La Course, and the Virtual Tour de France, plus dig into Chris Froome's decision to jump to Israel Start-Up Nation. 

    Then, a spirited debate: How do our podcast hosts stack up as home mechanics? 

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

AdamS4109 ,

Cycling podcast at its best

This is my favourite of all the many, many cycling podcasts out there. Funny, informative and honest, with a great range of spin-off pods available too.

Liitle Jeem ,

Knee warmers

That’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back! Otherwise, love the podcast. Keep it up.

Jedsonmcfarly ,

Haphazard, homespun....but great.

I stumbled across this podcast and the CT www on twitter a little while ago. And despite its flaws, the show has become essential listening for me.
The show is an odd concoction. And the presenter line up is an even strange mix..... Adenoidal and ever enthusiastic Caley Fretz leads the proceedings. Angry, tech nerd, James Huang is always keen to deep dive down some obscure gear wormhole at a moments notice. These two are supported by an odd assortment of characters including; ever so earnest, upspeaking, Australian, Ian Trelor. Annoying hipster and (self-styled) Gravel correspondent (?!?), Marshal Opal. Former pro cyclist Abigail Mickey who no matter what the subject, sounds fed up at the thought of having to be there and pass comment. And David Everett whose accent is unplaceable even to someone who lives in the North of England! The crew make no compromise to new or uninitiated cyclists or just the casual listeners. And often deep dive into the most obscure of cycling’s minutiae.
And all of the above is kind of what makes this such a good listen. The cast jump all over the place, never really seeming to stick to a script, with shows often darting from topic to topic. But because they obviously love their subject and clearly want to share this with the world, these flaws, imperfections and idiosyncracies don’t seem to matter.
A must-listen for all cycling fans!

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