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Podcast: The return of a loved rim brake bike

First impressions on the variable sizing of Trek’s new shoes and much more.

It’s time for another episode of Geek Warning. Dave and Ronan are back to discuss the latest happenings in the world of cycling tech and what’s on their minds.

Ritchey and Factor have new bike (frame) releases that sit near polar opposites of the road market. Ritchey has brought back its well-loved Road Logic frames, while Factor’s Ostro VAM, a bike we’ve looked at before, is now officially official.

There are new shoes from Trek and Specialized, with the former leaving Ronan a little confused over what size his feet are. And Dave shares what’s on his mind (hint, tools), and then there’s a quick wrap of other interesting tech and industry news.

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5:03 – Ritchey Logic brings back its rim brake road frames
8:03 – Factor’s new Ostro VAM is now official and Ronan has built one
23:43 – Black Inc’s 1,270 g aero wheels
26:45 – Specialized’s new mid-price helmet and shoes
28:45 – Trek’s many new shoes, many new fits
41:45 – On Dave’s mind
46:58 – 4iiii’s new Pro 3+ dual-sided powermeter
50:40 – KMC gets into cassettes
52:05 – F+B Shift wheels bring thermoplastic carbon to a lower price point
54:52 – Giant Bicycles to be sold by Dick’s Sporting Goods

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