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Geek Warning: SRAM Apex goes wireless, Commencal gets into gravel, a big BB blowout, and Ronan’s big bike ride

On this week's episode, the crew talks SRAM’s new Apex AXS wireless electronic groupset, Commencal and gravel, exploding bottom brackets, Ronan Mc Laughlin's latest ride, and more ...

On this week’s Geek Warning, SRAM’s new Apex redesign brings AXS wireless electronic shifting to the masses, but there’s also a new mechanical version, and it’s all 1×12 – and we’ve got all the details. Commencal has announced its first gravel bike that’s “not just another gravel bike” (even though it mostly is), RockShox’s Flight Attendant automatic electronic suspension is coming to XC, someone lost something in Lenzerheide, and Ronan outlines some of the tech decisions from his recent record-setting ride in Ireland.

Finally, is UDH coming to road bikes now? (Hint: yes, it is).

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12:45 – New SRAM Apex!
31:30 – Commencal gets into gravel
37:33 – RockShox’s updated SID spotted in the wild
43:46 – A big oops on the start line in Lenzerheide
48:17 – Ronan optimizes everything for his 15-hour time trial
1:02:15 – SRAM’s UDH is now coming for road bikes, too


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