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Podcast: A pointless trend in what people carry

Plus the Geek Warning crew discuss what progressive geometry for road bikes would involve and what’s new in the week of tech

Welcome back to Geek Warning! In this week’s edition of the regular show, Ronan and Dave discuss why current road bikes may not be ready for emerging trends in seated positions. Later Ronan shares a PSA related to multi-tools that turns out to be more of a Pick One and a rant.

On the news side, the geeks discuss the new Cannondale Scalpel cross-country race bike. Pinarello has finally officially revealed its Bolide F HR that Italy will race on the track in Paris. There’s more 3D-printed tech to discuss in the hubs of Scope’s new and impressively light Artech wheels. And Dave gets excited at the chance to talk about Feedback Sports’ new Pliers Wrench tool.

As usual, the end of the episode is kept for a quick discussion of other interesting new things. There you’ll hear about Wahoo’s firmware update, another new Mirror saddle (the comfy 3D-printed type) from Specialized, and CeramicSpeed’s new OSPW RS derailleur cages.

Happy geeking!

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Time stamps:

4:25 – Cannondale’s new Scalpel is yet another 120 mm cross-country bike option
9:10 – Pinarello’s 3D-printed Bolide F HR track bike is now official
15:10 – More 3D-printed tech with Scope’s new Artech wheels
23:40 – Feedback Sports release a Pliers Wrench
28:00 – The limitations of modern road bike geometry is on Ronan’s mind
40:45 – A non-PSA that unexpectedly into a wider topic and Pick One about multi-tools
53:40 – A firmware update to Wahoo head units
55:15 – Specialized brings S-Works Mirror technology to the Phenom saddle
56:04 – Our thoughts on CeramicSpeed’s new OSPW RS
1:01:00 – Where much of the Escape Collective team will be next week

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