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Geek Warning: Is new Shimano GRX enough?

There is a lot to discuss on this week's podcast.

It’s just a regular week in May, but you can bet the bike industry is its usual buzz of activity. James Huang and Dave Rome offer some strong thoughts related to Shimano’s latest release of GRX Di2. There’s chat about Felt clawing its way back into the spotlight. Of course the geeks can’t ignore the return of Kona Bikes. And there are rumblings that the old Interbike tradeshow may be coming back, too.

We’ve got custom bikes on our minds. We fail at picking one saddle. And there’s a PSA for all. The episode wraps with a round-up of new wheel-related things from Reynolds, Zipp, Roval, Chris King, and Hunt.

And then James shares his own news. Indeed this is the last episode you’ll hear James’ voice as he hangs up his digital gauge.

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Time stamps:

2:00 – Shimano GRX 12-speed Di2
16:40 – Felt’s new VR endurance road bike
20:25 – Kona is back!
25:45 – Is the Interbike tradeshow coming back?
30:40 – On our mind: would we buy our own fully custom bike?
43:25 – Pick one: saddles
56:45 – You get accustomed to things being crummy
1:01:10 – Talking new wheel-related things from Reynolds, Zipp, Hunt, Roval, and Chris King
1:11:30 – James’ heart sinking news (tear emoji)

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