Geek Warning: Not peaked, gravel is still growing

Plus Brad and Dave chat methods for removal of stuck cranks.

A lot has happened in the world of cycling tech over the past week. The Dauphiné has teased new bikes getting dialled in for the Tour. While Unbound has shown that gravel tech is still progressing at a rapid rate, including wider tyresnew 1x drivetrains, and aero-shaped suspension.

There’s a full cast of geeks to chat about it, with Ronan Mc Laughlin tuning in to discuss what’s new in the road space, while Dave Rome and new-old voice Brad Copeland discuss the rest.

Of course the geeks discuss something on their mind which should prove helpful for anyone with a stuck crank. The episode closes with tech news including Fulcrum’s new Sharq wheels, a new gravel race handlebar from Pro, a well-priced mountain bike shifter upgrade from SRAM, and more.

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Time stamps:

4:26 – A swarm of new road bikes are coming from Canyon, Willier, Pinarello, and more
24:00 – A corrections corner
24:51 – New tech seen at Unbound Gravel, including things from SRAM, wider wheels, aero Fox suspension, and new bikes
42:20 – On our mind: stubborn crank bolts and methods for overcoming them
55:00 – Bianchi’s ribbon-cutting ceremony has us giggling
58:20 – Fulcrum’s new wavy-shaped Sharq wheels
1:02:40 – Pro Bike Gear’s new Discover Aero Carbon handlebar for better GRX integration
1:08:10 – SRAM’s new Pod Rocker upgrade for AXS

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