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Apr 10, 2021

As much as we’d like to “stay in our lane”, sometimes circumstances compel us to venture outside of it, like right now.

The situation regarding trans rights in Arkansas may seem like a purely political topic, but it does actually affect the cycling community as a whole, so it’s worth all of us talking about it. What should be done here? What shouldn’t be done? How should you navigate the situation so you can decide for yourself?

There are no easy answers to this, but in this conversation with longtime cycling industry advocate (and PR/marketing veteran) Chris DiStefano, maybe we can all at least figure out a way to somehow move forward.

Here is one resource for a bit of guidance and information about what you can do to show your support for the trans community. 

Apr 6, 2021

This week on the CyclingTips podcast...

The team chats 2021 Tour of Flanders. The men's race featured controversy, heartbreak, and an unexpected winner. In the women's race, a clear favourite did not disappoint. 

For this week's edition of Nerd Nuggets James discusses the tyre + wheel choice of the Tour of Flanders winner. 

Mar 30, 2021

This week on the CyclingTips podcast...

Ineos dominated the Volta a Catalunya, sweeping the general classification podium.

There were also three WorldTour one-days for the men and two for the women. All five of the races featured interesting tactical choices by many of the top teams.

For Nerd Nuggets, James gets into Enve's new bike frames.

Mar 16, 2021

This week on the CyclingTips podcast...

We discuss Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico. Two fantastic weeklong stage races full of controversy, heartbreak, and wonderfully exciting wins. Abby quickly breaks down the Healthy Ageing Tour, and everyone looks forward to the last 15 km of Milan-Sanremo. 

Nerd Nuggets this week features Ronan Mc Laughlin answering some of the questions about Wahoo's newly reintroduced Speedplay pedals. 

Lastly, you can find Ostroy's Black Cycling Pioneers Resort Shirt here. 100% of the proceeds go to Ride Up Grades, let's get more kids on bikes!

Mar 9, 2021

This week on the CyclingTips podcast...

The whole crew is still excited about the men's and women's races at Strade Bianche over the weekend. Italian racing wasn't the only action, however. Paris-Nice is on, and Cavendish is (almost) back. 

James has even more power meter news to discuss, this time in the form of power meter...shoes? 

Mar 8, 2021

Happy International Women’s Day!

Over the past couple of years, the number of female-identifying cyclists has grown. More women are finding cycling, the joy and the freedom that accompanies hopping on a bike and taking off on an adventure. What continues to bring more women to cycling is the community, the friendships that develop around the bike.

To get a sense of where the cycling industry stands when it comes to female-identifying cyclists Abby chatted with two women who are immersed in the industry.

Elorie Slater, marketing manager of Pivot Cycles, has put a lot of thought into how to get more female-identifying riders on bikes. Through her experience at her bike shop and within the marketing world of cycling she has connected with other cycling companies to put aside their differences and band together to make cycling a more inclusive and welcome environment.

Luisa Grappone, an aerospace engineer for Hunt bike wheels, came to the cycling industry after working with aeroplanes. She has a unique perspective of being a woman in a male dominate field.

We at CyclingTips are proud to bring more women’s voices in front of the cycling world and continue to work towards growing cycling to include everyone who loves bikes, just like we do.

Mar 2, 2021

This week on the CyclingTips podcast...

There was a lot of races to discuss, between the Opening Weekend in Belgium, a small race in France, and the finale of the UAE Tour.

Dane and Abby debate the best transfer of the women's peloton.

For this week's Nerd Nugget segment James called up Jamie Milroy of DASH in the UK to talk about their bike subscription program. The concept of leasing instead of buying a bike is one that has been discussed on the podcast before, so we dive into it a little deeper. 

Feb 23, 2021

This week on the CyclingTips Podcast...

Dane breaks down the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var and the UAE Tour, Abby has a few thoughts on the suspension of former Health Mate - Cyclelive team manager Patrick van Gansen, and we are all excited about Tao Geoghegan Hart's action towards diversifying the sport by funding a stagiaire spot on the Hagens Berman Axeon team.

Mike Better calls up Nelson Vails, retired professional road and track cyclist for the USA and the first Black cyclist to win an Olympic medal, to chat about diversity in cycling. 

Finally, for or this week's Nerd Nuggets James talks about SRAM's purchase of Time pedals and what that might mean for the future of pedal-based power meters from the American component manufacturer. This Nerd Nuggets segment is also available on YouTube. 

Feb 16, 2021

On the CyclingTips podcast this week we discuss Tour de la Provence, the Bernal vs. Alaphilippe race up Mont Ventoux, and Clasica de Almeria. 

James has a thing or two to say about the response to Kevin Hart riding a road bike, more specifically, cyclists response to Kevin Hart's on-bike style.

Caley and James finally have an outlet to debate whether or not we should all be waxing our chains. 

And finally, in the newly renamed tech segment, James breaks down the new e-bike act in congress

In the podcast James mentions a way to help the e-bike bill move along, details can be found here

Feb 9, 2021

This week on the CyclingTips podcast...

Dane breaks down the news including Étoile de Bessèges and the new UCI rules. Opinions differ regarding the ban of the "super tuck". Matt de Neef makes a surprise guest appearance to talk about the Australian National Championships

Instead of a debate this week Caley, Ronan, and Shoddy respond in-real-time to Chris Froome's bike review, especially his take on disc brakes.

And for Nerd Alert, Ronan chatted with Robert Chung about cheating on Zwift. Can Zwift ever be a reputable form of competition? Chung has some thoughts.

Feb 2, 2021

This week on the CyclingTips podcast Jose talks everyone through Cyclocross Worlds and Dane breaks down EF's new kit as well as an actual road race that took place and races that will not happen.

Shoddy squares off against James in this week's debate, mechanical vs. electronic shifting, please vote for the winner here

For "Nerd Alert", James calls upon you, the listeners, to help find a new name for this tech news segment. He then mentions the damage salt water can do to a bike, a relevant concern given cyclocross worlds, Shimano's wireless plans, and Decathlon's secondhand store. 

Jan 26, 2021

On this week's CyclingTips podcast there is a lot to discuss. From Tom Dumoulin taking a break from racing, the Olympic back-and-forth, the end of NBC Sports, and Dane's chicken nugget diet. 

As the winner of last week's debate, Dane squares off against Shoddy. The topic: best men's 2020/21 World Tour transfer. Who made the better argument? Vote for yourself here

Jose joins the podcast to discuss the final round of the cyclocross World Cup.

For Nerd Alert, James is not convinced by Taya's new rollerless chain

Jan 22, 2021

After briefly discussing the impact Brexit is having on the cycling industry in an earlier episode of the CyclingTips podcast, Shoddy, Abby, and Ronan do a bit of a deeper dive into Brexit and bikes. 

First, Ronan spoke with Tony Connelly, European Editor for RTÉ News and Current Affairs, to go over the nuts and bolts of the situation.

Next, Shoddy caught up with Joe Laverick, CyclingTips contributor and professional cyclist for Hagens Berman AXEON, who is currently navigating how he will get to Europe to race. 

And finally, Ronan talked to Myles McCorry of Galibier, a cycling clothing brand out of Northern Ireland, to see how the new rules have impacted business. 

Jan 22, 2021

This week on the Freewheeling Podcast Abby talked with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, professional cyclist for SD Worx and the first-ever esports cycling world champion, about everything from her ever-evolving cycling retreat Rocacorba Cycling, the future of esports, and being teammates with current world champion Anna van der Breggen.

Listen to the full episode on the Freewheeling Podcast, wherever podcasts are found. 

Jan 19, 2021

In this week's CyclingTips podcast, Dane breaks down the news and Abby chats with Annemiek van Vleuten about her first Team Movistar team camp and her thoughts on 2021.

With James off for the day, Shoddy is handed the reigns to Nerd Alert leading to a discussion of what kind of stationary bike Joe Biden should bring to the White House.

This week also marks the start of a new segment on the podcast, a debate! Dane Cash and Caley Fretz square off to determine which Grand Tour in 2021 will be the most exciting. 

Jan 11, 2021

In this week's CyclingTips Podcast, Dane is back to go over all the news surrounding Marc Hirschi's move to UAE Team Emirates plus the news regarding the continued conversations around Wout van Aert's future contract, Trek-Segafredo and Bahrain Victorious Grand Tour rosters, and Team Cofidis's plan for a women's team. 

For a special Nerd Alert segment, James spoke with Sonya Lunder, the Toxics Policy Advisor for the Sierra Club, about PFAS.

Jan 6, 2021

We are back with another episode of the CyclingTips Podcast! With Dane sitting out this episode Abby takes over the news segment (don't worry, it's only temporary). José breaks down all the cyclocross that happened over the holidays, and James discusses the impact of Brexit on the bike industry in the U.K. 

Dec 23, 2020

In this, the final episode of 2020, the CyclingTips Podcast crew get together to discuss the great and the not-so-great of what was, in general, a fantastic bike racing season...you know...minus the COVID. 

Dec 16, 2020

We begin this week's episode with a conversation about the cycling esports World Championships and cyclocross. 

Dane caught up with Cherie Pridham to discuss her new job with Isreal Start-Up Nation. 

Jose talked about sitting down with Stig Broeckx prior to the release of his documentary de Stig with English subtitles, available now for VeloClub members and next week for non-members.

And finally, James runs through the latest news in tech. Some chain lubes should be avoided, and news in drafting. 

Dec 8, 2020

For this week's CyclingTips podcast Caley, Dane, Abby, and Shoddy chat about Mark Cavendish and his situation next year, the new Team Sunweb plus more transfer news, and finally Cherie Pridham joining Israel Start-Up Nation for 2021. 

Shoddy walks us through his $200 winter kit challenge and contemplates what his next project should be. 

With James sitting out this episode we turn to the CyclingTips team in Australia who have been working on an exciting new project, coming soon to the CyclingTips youtube channel

Dec 2, 2020

On this week's CyclingTips podcast Dane does a deep dive into NTT's new name and new faces, as well as the riders who have moved on to different outfits for 2021. 

Then the gang discusses an article Caley Fretz wrote over the weekend regarding crash replays on live television. They are joined for the debate by a real live professional cyclist, Toms Skujins. 

The podcast ends with a Nerdy discussion of a new type of chain

 

Nov 17, 2020

Just to make sure you all listening are paying attention, we flipped the script for this week's CyclingTips podcast. 

To kick it off, James introduces the gang to the new Wahoo Element Rival, a watch that is a head unit for your wrist. The talk turns to why cyclists aren't more interested in such an item, and the importance of heart rate monitoring in training. Per-usual, Shoddy misses the good old days. 

Next, a discussion of Chloé Dygert and Canyon//SRAM's statements over the weekend regarding equality in bike racing, and doing better in the future.

And finally, a mini-season in review. From Grand Tours to the women's (lack-of) calendar, the gang chats about some of the major themes of the season, culminating in the suspension of Dylan Groenewegen. 

Nov 10, 2020

In today's episode of the CyclingTips podcast, Dane does a final rundown of the racing news. The Vuelta proved to be yet another exciting finale to a Grand Tour, so the gang discusses the contenders, the action, and more. 

Abby wraps up the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta, which ended in an exciting race for bonus seconds. 

Chloe Dygert makes a guest appearance to talk about her new team for the next four years and how she's feeling after the World Championships. 

And finally, James spent the entire podcast in a full-face helmet just for Nerd Alert. The discussion turns to whether or not full-face helmets are the future of road cycling. 

This week's episode is brought to you by NOBL wheels and their new lightweight road and gravel wheels. 

Nov 3, 2020

With some exciting Vuelta a España stages behind us, and some interesting Tour de France stages announced over the weekend, we've got a lot to chat about in this episode. Not to mention all the transfers we've neglected while racing was full gas! 

Plus, James has some thoughts about...cardboard...

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Oct 26, 2020

In this week's episode, we discuss the finale of the Giro d'Italia over the weekend, with a special appearance by the former Axeon Hagen's Berman soigneur, Reed McCalvin. Briefly, the Vuelta is discussed, as well as De Panne, the end of the one-days, and the end of the Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team. 

For Nerd Alert, James has thoughts about the skinsuit seen on Tao Geoghegan Hart on the final day of the Giro and a pair of new Oakley's seen on Chris Froome at the Vuelta. 

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