Geek Warning: Dropped chains, dropped thumbs, and how to buy your first handmade bike

James Huang, Dave Rome, and Ronan Mc Laughlin are on hand this week to talk about Primož Roglič's dropped chain, Campagnolo’s new Super Record Wireless electronic road groupset, and new spokes from DT Swiss, among other things.

Our trio of diehard in-house tech geeks – James, Dave, and Ronan – are on hand this week to talk about the dropped chain that nearly derailed Primož Roglič’s Giro d’Italia, Campagnolo’s new (and outrageously expensive) Super Record Wireless electronic road groupset, fancy new spokes from DT Swiss, and our new comprehensive guide to buying your first custom bike.

Also, all three of us apparently have issues staying upright, Ronan has thoughts on disc brakes in road racing, and a PSA on hidden caffeine.

6:58 — Roglic’s nearly disastrous chain drop
20:37 — Campagnolo goes wireless and ditches the thumb buttons
43:40 — New high-end MTB spokes from DT Swiss
48:37 — The impending return of the Handmade Bicycle Show Australia
49:59 — The return of Matt Wikstrom!
52:10 — Dave fell down
53:41 — James fell down
54:43 — Ronan fell down
55:12 — Ronan has thoughts on road racing with disc brakes
1:00:03 — Seat tube angles aren’t always what they seem
1:02:20 — Ronan needs to start reading the fine print

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