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Geek Warning: The next frontier of XC race tech

Dave Rome and mechanic-to-the-stars Brad Copeland get geeky on subjects from new tools and new 1x road chainguides to XC race tech and the woes of modern road bikes.

For this week’s Geek Warning, James and Ronan were en-route to Eurobike, and so Dave was left talking to himself. After he submitted a three-hour rambling episode about his colour-coding preferences for hex keys, the team suggested that he record a new episode with Brad Copeland.

In the episode, Dave and Brad chat about a lust-worthy new tool from Abbey Bike Tools, Wolf Tooth’s new LoneWolf 1x Road chainguide, and the next frontier of XC race tech. Of course, Brad and Dave also share what’s on their mind, and there’s a PSA that’s likely relevant to many.

You can listen on iTunesSpotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Or click play below.

Of course, we have more over on the whole Escape Collective podcast network.


3:38 – The biggest things at E-urobike
10:03 – Abbey’s biggest tool yet
19:23 – 1x chain guides for road
26:30 – Bike selection and other tech at the World Cup in Leogang
43:30 – What’s on Brad’s mind? Road Tubeless.
51:30 – What’s on Dave’s mind? You can probably guess.
57:42 – PSA to check those cables! 

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