Podcast: Shedding mud and our favourite eyewear 

Plus, the new, the interesting, and the dumb in the world of tech news.

A quieter week in the world of tech news means Dave and Ronan have more time in this week’s episode of Geek Warning to ramble about what’s on their minds, their favourite eyewear, and servicing pedals.

Princeton Carbon Works has released the fifth iteration of its Wake 6560 wheels. Perhaps best known as the wheel company used by Ineos Grenadiers over their sponsor-correct Shimano options, Princeton continues with its wavy rim design, plenty of colour options, and a whole lot of choice in hubs, too. As we discussed, the 28.2 mm external width is narrower than we thought we’d see on a new aero-focussed hoop. 

We chat about the saddle that’s already received too much attention. The SaddleSpur is undoubtedly a silly saddle.

Well-priced and easy to install, the Asssavers Win Wing has been updated. The new version is stronger, more subtle, and now with paint-protecting stickers. As Dave and Ronan discuss, this one is likely an excellent option for keeping your kit clean, but it won’t do much for pleasing anyone riding behind you. 

Raleigh UK, owned by the Accell Group, has been “restructured”, or, more specifically, greatly consolidated into its parent company’s operations. It’s yet another sign of the tough times facing the bicycle industry. 

Sure, Black Friday is good for a deal, but we’re all for the companies using the day of consumerism to promote something more positive. Ortlieb is just one example, with its repair week offering 40% off repairs for any of its bags that fall outside of the five-year warranty period. 

All that and plenty more in this week’s episode.

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3:00 – New Princeton Carbon Works 6560 wheels
11:05 – A silly silly saddle
15:22 – Asssavers improves on an interesting fender
22:20 – Accell Group massively downsizes its investment in the UK
25:03 – Ortlieb doing Black Friday in a way we’re happy to discuss
28:09 – Ronan has Tear-Offs on his mind
36:23 – What we’ve been testing
45:05 – Pick One, the eyewear edition
53:48 – Your pedals need love, too

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