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The BikeRadar Podcast
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BikeRadar delve into the world of road and mountain biking to bring you the best tech content in cycling. Join the team for their monthly episodes and occasional bonus episodes.

Latest Episodes

Tech Talk - Why do derailleurs still exist?

Pretty much since the advent of gears on bicycles, the derailleur has been the dominant mechanism for shifting the chain between gears. However, being dangled by the rear wheel, exposed to the elements, is a risky place to hang out. Internal gear hubs and mechanisms have long been touted as the future of mountain bike drivetrains, yet have never had the impact they’ve promised. Why is that? And what could the future hold for gear shifting on mountain bikes – Seb and Tom discuss. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MIN4 d ago
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Tech Talk - Why do derailleurs still exist?

Do you really need more than one bike?

The ideal number of bikes to own is N + 1 is a popular saying among cyclists – with N representing the number of bikes you already own. But does the new breed of highly versatile, go anywhere road (or gravel) bikes mean that, really, one bike is all you need? Bikeradar’s Tom Marvin, Warren Rossiter and Rob Spedding try to work out if they need to buy more bikes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

31 MIN1 w ago
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Do you really need more than one bike?

Tech Talk - Suspension springs

Both your fork and shock rely on their spring to support your weight. This comprises of either a pressurised air spring, or a steel or titanium coil spring. While air springs dominate, for good reasons, it’s not a foregone conclusion as to which may work best for you. Technical Editor Tom Marvin and BikeRadar’s tech guru Seb Stott introduce you to both types, their pros and cons and, ultimately, which you should pick. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

26 MIN2 w ago
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Tech Talk - Suspension springs

Purism be damned, this is why we love e-MTBs

E-bikes; are they an industry conspiracy designed to sell you yet more bikes, or just another way to enjoy yourself out of doors? We’re certainly in the later camp and, in this week’s podcast, Matthew Allen, Tom Marvin and Jack Luke discuss their undying love for the most controversial subject in cycling. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 MIN3 w ago
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Purism be damned, this is why we love e-MTBs

Tech Talk - Mountain bike wheel size

Debates over wheel size in mountain biking seemingly never end. First there was 26” wheels, then 29er stormed on to the scene – their larger diameter finding fans in the XC world, but older geometries just didn’t work out when travel numbers grew. Then, out of nowhere the 650b wheel arrived and killed off 26” almost instantly. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

40 MINSEP 16
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Tech Talk - Mountain bike wheel size

Bike Shorts 01 | SRAM’s universal hanger, everlasting bottom brackets and farewell to tubulars

In the aftermath of the Eurobike trade show, BikeRadar’s Jack and Matthew discuss some tech highlights including SRAM’s solution to bent derailleur hanger woes and an exciting new bearing design from SKF. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

8 MINSEP 13
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Bike Shorts 01 | SRAM’s universal hanger, everlasting bottom brackets and farewell to tubulars

BikeRadar Monthly 05 | Road Tubeless, the what, why and how.

Mountain bikers have been rolling without tubes for over a decade, with less punctures, more speed and more grip, so why has it taken their skinny tyre’d brethren to ditch the tubes?Tom, Matthew and Jack discuss what’s happening in the world of road tubeless tyres. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

30 MINSEP 8
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BikeRadar Monthly 05 | Road Tubeless, the what, why and how.

Tech Talk - Linkage forks

If you've got a suspension fork on your mountain bike it's most likely to be a telescopic fork, whereby the stanchions slide in and out of your fork's lowers. However, the past year or so has seen a number of linkage forks come on to the market. Check out the associated article on BikeRadar.com for a full set of show-notes, with links to relevant articles and videos. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MINAUG 26
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Tech Talk - Linkage forks

BikeRadar Monthly 04 | Is it time to ditch 'The Rules'?

E'The Rules' are a set of maxims by which the keen road cyclist often feels he or she should live by. It could be argued as a tongue in cheek dig at the MAMIL who wants to emulate their road racing heroes, but there's some method in the madness because many of the rules are actually rather sensible. That said, there are numerous that clearly poke fun at the over-keen amateur cyclist, so we've picked a few of our favourites and delved deeper into their meaning. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

37 MINAUG 9
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BikeRadar Monthly 04 | Is it time to ditch 'The Rules'?

Tech Talk - Mountain Bike Geometry

In this episode, BikeRadar's technical editor Tom Marvin and technical writer Seb Stott cover the somewhat huge topic of mountain bike geometry. While Tom advocates for slightly 'smaller' bikes, Seb is definitely a fan of the super long and slack. Geometry is key in dictating how a bike rides - long, slack bikes tend to be calm, confident and fast, whereas shorter bikes might be a touch more agile and involving to ride. There's no right or wrong, but that's not to say that Tom and Seb don't have opinions on the subject. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

59 MINJUL 26
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Tech Talk - Mountain Bike Geometry

Latest Episodes

Tech Talk - Why do derailleurs still exist?

Pretty much since the advent of gears on bicycles, the derailleur has been the dominant mechanism for shifting the chain between gears. However, being dangled by the rear wheel, exposed to the elements, is a risky place to hang out. Internal gear hubs and mechanisms have long been touted as the future of mountain bike drivetrains, yet have never had the impact they’ve promised. Why is that? And what could the future hold for gear shifting on mountain bikes – Seb and Tom discuss. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Tech Talk - Why do derailleurs still exist?

Do you really need more than one bike?

The ideal number of bikes to own is N + 1 is a popular saying among cyclists – with N representing the number of bikes you already own. But does the new breed of highly versatile, go anywhere road (or gravel) bikes mean that, really, one bike is all you need? Bikeradar’s Tom Marvin, Warren Rossiter and Rob Spedding try to work out if they need to buy more bikes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

31 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Do you really need more than one bike?

Tech Talk - Suspension springs

Both your fork and shock rely on their spring to support your weight. This comprises of either a pressurised air spring, or a steel or titanium coil spring. While air springs dominate, for good reasons, it’s not a foregone conclusion as to which may work best for you. Technical Editor Tom Marvin and BikeRadar’s tech guru Seb Stott introduce you to both types, their pros and cons and, ultimately, which you should pick. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

26 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Tech Talk - Suspension springs

Purism be damned, this is why we love e-MTBs

E-bikes; are they an industry conspiracy designed to sell you yet more bikes, or just another way to enjoy yourself out of doors? We’re certainly in the later camp and, in this week’s podcast, Matthew Allen, Tom Marvin and Jack Luke discuss their undying love for the most controversial subject in cycling. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

29 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Purism be damned, this is why we love e-MTBs

Tech Talk - Mountain bike wheel size

Debates over wheel size in mountain biking seemingly never end. First there was 26” wheels, then 29er stormed on to the scene – their larger diameter finding fans in the XC world, but older geometries just didn’t work out when travel numbers grew. Then, out of nowhere the 650b wheel arrived and killed off 26” almost instantly. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

40 MINSEP 16
Comments
Tech Talk - Mountain bike wheel size

Bike Shorts 01 | SRAM’s universal hanger, everlasting bottom brackets and farewell to tubulars

In the aftermath of the Eurobike trade show, BikeRadar’s Jack and Matthew discuss some tech highlights including SRAM’s solution to bent derailleur hanger woes and an exciting new bearing design from SKF. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

8 MINSEP 13
Comments
Bike Shorts 01 | SRAM’s universal hanger, everlasting bottom brackets and farewell to tubulars

BikeRadar Monthly 05 | Road Tubeless, the what, why and how.

Mountain bikers have been rolling without tubes for over a decade, with less punctures, more speed and more grip, so why has it taken their skinny tyre’d brethren to ditch the tubes?Tom, Matthew and Jack discuss what’s happening in the world of road tubeless tyres. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

30 MINSEP 8
Comments
BikeRadar Monthly 05 | Road Tubeless, the what, why and how.

Tech Talk - Linkage forks

If you've got a suspension fork on your mountain bike it's most likely to be a telescopic fork, whereby the stanchions slide in and out of your fork's lowers. However, the past year or so has seen a number of linkage forks come on to the market. Check out the associated article on BikeRadar.com for a full set of show-notes, with links to relevant articles and videos. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

33 MINAUG 26
Comments
Tech Talk - Linkage forks

BikeRadar Monthly 04 | Is it time to ditch 'The Rules'?

E'The Rules' are a set of maxims by which the keen road cyclist often feels he or she should live by. It could be argued as a tongue in cheek dig at the MAMIL who wants to emulate their road racing heroes, but there's some method in the madness because many of the rules are actually rather sensible. That said, there are numerous that clearly poke fun at the over-keen amateur cyclist, so we've picked a few of our favourites and delved deeper into their meaning. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

37 MINAUG 9
Comments
BikeRadar Monthly 04 | Is it time to ditch 'The Rules'?

Tech Talk - Mountain Bike Geometry

In this episode, BikeRadar's technical editor Tom Marvin and technical writer Seb Stott cover the somewhat huge topic of mountain bike geometry. While Tom advocates for slightly 'smaller' bikes, Seb is definitely a fan of the super long and slack. Geometry is key in dictating how a bike rides - long, slack bikes tend to be calm, confident and fast, whereas shorter bikes might be a touch more agile and involving to ride. There's no right or wrong, but that's not to say that Tom and Seb don't have opinions on the subject. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

59 MINJUL 26
Comments
Tech Talk - Mountain Bike Geometry