Roughly a decade after problems first started surfacing with its bonded aluminum road crankarms, Shimano has finally issued an official recall for certain Ultegra and Dura-Ace models – and we have some thoughts on the matter. SRAM is also making its long-awaited entry into the e-MTB scene with its new Powertrain system, Specialized wants people to start thinking about e-bike performance a little differently, X marks the spot for Pinarello, and there’s some dodgy stuff going on out there when it comes to ultralight road wheels.
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5:16 – Shimano’s bill has finally come due
22:35 – SRAM is now entered the e-MTB game
27:45 – How much does e-motor efficiency matter?
32:05 – Pinarello’s new endurance road bikes
40:31 – Canyon sure does like its CP0018 three-piece integrated cockpit
46:28 – Ignore those ETRTO rim dimensions at your own peril
51:50 – Introducing Ronan’s new podcast: Performance Process!
55:58 – Dave has gone down the eMTB rabbit hole
1:00:01 – Should MTB rims switch to Schrader valves?
1:04:22 – Ronan’s view on aero gains? Testing, testing, testing
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