Geek Warning: Lateral thinking, a new way to consider chain wear

The geeks discuss the latest Trek Madone, their favourite bib shorts, issues with heart rate straps, and plenty more.

In this week’s episode of Geek Warning, Escape Collective’s tech editors Dave Rome and Ronan McLaughlin get lost in thought and go well over the magic hour. Hit play to hear whether Trek’s move to turn two race bikes into one is a decision based on performance or business, whether lateral chain wear is a measurement we should be considering, what we look for in bib shorts, and what possessed Ronan to do a nearly 20-hour-long ride.

Of course, the geeks also talk about other new products just released, including Wolf Tooth’s entry into mini pumps, Wahoo’s new heart rate strap, and Willier’s latest road bike. Enjoy!

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Time stamps

3:00 – Trek goes all-in on the new Madone
21:30 – Wilier’s new climbing bike
31:30 – Abbey Bike Tools introduces a less thought way of measuring chain wear
44:20 – RIP Jurgen Falke
45:10 – Ronan’s big ride is on Dave’s mind
55:30 – Picking one bib-short
1:02:30 – Wahoo’s new heart rate strap, will this one last?
1:09:40 – Wolf Tooth gets into mini pumps with internal storage
1:13:30 – Bossi’s new Grit titanium gravel bike
1:14:20 – MADE Australia is this weekend, while Ronan is heading to the Tour and Eurobike

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