We’ve just launched our podcast, the Electric Bike Action Podcast. We will be interviewing luminaries of the e-bike industry, including experts on battery technology to push our bikes to the limits! So far we’ve interviewed Andrew Juskaitis of Giant Bicycle, Eddy King, Chad Loyd from Hi-Power Cycles, Professor Jeff Dahn of Dalhousie University, and Ravi Kempaiah. Eddy talks about how e-bikes helped him recover from a serious spinal cord injury, Chad talks about the fun stuff HPC makes, Jeff Dahn is the foremost expert on lithium-ion batteries, and Ravi has set three world records on e-bikes and will soon be working with Jeff. A new episode comes out weekly, you can find it on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please subscribe, and if you like it, give us a rating and review. Pro tip: in some podcast listening software, like Podcasts on iOS, you have the option to play interviews back at 1.5x. This is something we do a lot when listening to podcasts, it makes it go faster (without changing the pitch), and you can get the information more quickly. The post CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST appeared first on Electric Bike Action.
22 riders head to Fort William hoping for a spot on the Mob.( Photos: 6 )
BikeRadar‘s Tech Talk podcast series is back and in Episode 5, technical editor Tom and technical writer Seb dig deep into the ever-changing and never-ending debate on what diameter wheel you mountain bike ‘should’ have and how wide the tyres mounted to your wheels might be. Debates over wheel size in mountain biking are seemingly endless. First, there were 26in wheels, then 29er stormed on to the scene and the larger diameter found fans in the cross-country world, but older geometries just didn’t work out when travel numbers grew. Then, out of nowhere, the 650b wheel arrived and killed off 26in almost instantly. The Bontrager XR4 Team Issue tyres look plenty beefy enough for a trail bike. Trek In the background, 29ers started working nicely in longer travel bikes, while plus-sized and fat tyres also entered the market. Eventually, things settled down, with wider 29in wheels dominating bikes designed to go fast, while 650b retained its place in the ‘fun’ trail and enduro bike market, and shared the honours in downhill. Then, in 2019, the Mullet truly arrived: 29in at the front, 650b at the back. Why? Let Seb and Tom talk you through the what/why/how of the latest mountain bike wheel size drama. Tom’s long-term test bike, his Santa Cruz Chameleon, is being run as a mullet bike. Steve Behr The links you need How does wheel size really affect performance What’s the fastest tyre size for mountain biking? Are 27.5+ bikes faster than 29ers? We’ve got a new series – Bike Shorts! While Tech Talks is a six-part series (another episode in four weeks time!), and our BikeRadar Podcast comes out every two weeks, we now have a very brief, weekly news-based podcast called Bike Shorts. Be sure to try and catch 10 to 15 minutes of the latest and greatest news with views every Friday. Download via Spotify or iTunes We want your feedback We’ve created a very simple, very short, totally anonymous survey, so that we can learn more about what you do and don’t like about our podcasts. We’d love to hear your thoughts. How to listen to the BikeRadar Podcast If you want to download the BikeRadar Podcast to your iPhone, you can find it on iTunes, alternatively, it can be streamed via Spotify and all the other usual podcast services. Previous BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast episodes BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast Ep 1: Fork Offset — all you need to know BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast Ep 2: Mountain bike suspension dampers BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast Ep 3: Mountain bike geometry BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast Ep4: Linkage forks Previous BikeRadar Podcast episodes Episode 1 – Cycling Plus‘ Bike of the Year Special (Spotify/iTunes) Episode 2 – MBUK‘s Trail Bike of the Year Special (Spotify/iTunes) Episode 3 – The BikeRadar Podcast | How do £10k bikes even exist? (Spotify/iTunes) Episode 4 – The BikeRadar Podcast | SRAM versus Shimano, and more! (Spotify/iTunes) Episode 5 – The BikeRadar Podcast | Why do all bikes look the same? (Spotify/iTunes) Episode 6 – The BikeRadar Podcast | Is it time to ditch ‘The Rules’? (Spotify/iTunes) Episode 7 – The BikeRadar Podcast | Road tubeless – the what, why and how (Spotify/iTunes)
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In Episode Two, Pete Matthews takes a break to talk about taking breaks, there's another installment of Rapid Fire Responses, and Pete shows you how to make his Trail Pops.( Photos: 2 )
In this episode of In Between The Races, we follow Danny Hart of the Madison Saracen Factory team from the moment he crosses the line in Vallnord to the dying seconds before his race run in Les Gets. In Between The Races is a series of videos, brought to you by Shimano, that follows the lives and the thoughts of the athletes when they are outside of the tape. In these videos you’ll get to know the riders and how they deal with racing back to back races; what goes through their minds, what are they doing when the spotlight is dimmed, when the pressure is off? How do they maintain their levels of performance? Or how do they turn things around?
Watch the bonus episode and see who the winners of the five GoPro prize packs are.( Photos: 2 )
The new Rapha Outskirts collection encompasses a range of new product categories previously unseen from the brand including, of all things, a silk wind shirt designed for riding in hot climates. Developed in collaboration with Lachlan and Angus Morton — of EF Education First and generally ridiculous long-distance adventuring fame — the collection is inspired by the pair’s latest adventures around Vietnam. The full lineup encompasses a load of new products, but here are our three highlights from the Rapha Outskirts collection . Rapha Outskirts Technical Reflective Patch Jacket This hardwearing cotton jacket has a cut that’s said to suit cycling. Rapha The Outskirts Technical Reflective Patch Jacket is a cotton twill jacket that is covered with reflective embroidered patches. These patches are inspired by the tour the Morton’s undertook through Vietnam. The jacket has a ‘trucker-style’ fit, though the armholes have been positioned higher than a regular jacket to ease movement on the bike. Large pockets for stashing Instagram accessories and an adjustable hem complete the jacket. £220 / €260 / $295 / AU$385 Rapha Outskirts Tie Dye Wind Jacket The silk jacket is designed for hot and humid environments. Rapha A tie-dyed silk wind jacket was the last thing we ever expected to see Rapha produce. Said to provide the perfect balance between “comfort and protection in the humidity of Vietnam”, this super-light jacket is designed explicitly for riding in hot conditions. That said, we think it’ll also double up nicely as a suitably snazzy number for sipping a (low calorie) negroni on a (windy) balcony. An “adaptive dyeing process” is used to create a totally unique pattern on each jacket. A corded collar, dropped shoulder, rear pockets and reflective details are used to make the jacket more suitable for cycling. £180 / €215 / $250 / AU$315 Rapha Outskirts Core Cargo Bibs Rapha’s cargo shorts have been in its line for some time now. Rapha Rapha’s cargo bib shorts — which have been in its line for some time now — feature mesh pockets on the outside of each leg to provide another spot to stash away items on long-distance rides. The limited-edition Outskirt Collection version of the shorts borrow the same tie-dyed accents for its straps as seen on the rest of the lineup. £145 / €175 / $105 / AU$255 The full Rapha Outskirts range can be seen on the Rapha website, where you can also watch the latest episode of Rapha’s Outskirts series, which is genuinely worth a watch.