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Podcast: Specialized and Giant have very different takes on what makes the ideal endurance road bike

The Geek Warning crew discusses the new Specialized Roubaix and the new Giant Defy Advanced ...

Specialized announced its latest Roubaix and Giant launched its fifth-generation Defy Advanced this week, but while they’re both “endurance road bikes”, they could hardly be more different.

We’ve also got a new aero all-rounder from Ridley, fancy 3D-printed titanium derailleur hangers, new indoor developments from Wahoo and Zwift, a whole day of hour records, thoughts on the UCI’s minimum weight limit, and a word of caution to maybe not trust that little map on your GPS computer *too* much.

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


6:55 – A Specialized Roubaix, but no Cable Cobbler (yet)
21:45 – More endurance road bikes and Giant’s new Defy fills a gap.
32:20 – Silca has derailleur hangers with holes in them
38:45 – News from Wahoo with special guest, GPLama!
52:22 – A quick mention of Zwift things
54:50 – Ridley replaces the Helium SLX
1:01:30 – A new testing facility at MIPS
1:03:43 – There’s a day of Hour Records and Ronan is very excited
1:05:50 – The UCI weight limit is on Ronan’s mind
1:11:14 – A PSA that James and Dave hadn’t considered.

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