Podcast: The goldilocks of cycle clothing

Plus a trip around the world of tech news, including the return of Eddy Merckx, new Look Keo Blades, and plenty more.

There’s always something going on in the world of cycling tech. This week, James and Dave discuss a bunch of news items, what their favourite clothing is for shoulder season, and a little safety warning related to new tyres.

It’s been a busy week of tech news out of Europe and the UK. First up, the heritage brand of Eddy Merckx is back, but looking at the range today, it looks a lot like business as usual from when we last saw the name on downtubes.

French cycling brand Look has officially released its new Keo Blade pedals. Meanwhile, the two-speed hub maker Classified has updated the rims of its carbon wheels.

In the UK, Mason has a new version of the Definition aluminium dropbar bike. Plus we cover further news regarding Schwalbe, Holding, Wolf Tooth, and candles, yes, candles.

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.


5:25 – Eddy Merckx bikes are back
11:25 – Our obligatory segment related to chain waxing
16:50 – Look release its new Keo Blade pedals
22:30 – Picking one, our favourite shoulder-season kit (all disciplines)
34:45 – PSA on brand new tyres
40:20 – Classified’s own carbon wheels get lighter and wider rims
41:12 – Schwalbe consolidating its manufacturing
42:39 – Mason’s new aluminium dropbar bike
43:54 – Hovding files for bankruptcy
45:15 – Wolf Tooth ReMote Pro now in colours

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