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CyclingTips is a podcast that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.

CyclingTips is a podcast that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.


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CyclingTips is a podcast that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders.








UAE Tour, Nelson Vails, and SRAM's purchase of Time pedals

This week on the CyclingTips Podcast... Dane breaks down the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var and the UAE Tour, Abby has a few thoughts on the suspension of former Health Mate - Cyclelive team manager Patrick van Gansen, and we are all excited about Tao Geoghegan Hart's action towards diversifying the sport by funding a stagiaire spot on the Hagens Berman Axeon team. Mike Better calls up Nelson Vails, retired professional road and track cyclist for the USA and the first Black cyclist to...


Visors on road helmets are rad

On the CyclingTips podcast this week we discuss Tour de la Provence, the Bernal vs. Alaphilippe race up Mont Ventoux, and Clasica de Almeria. James has a thing or two to say about the response to Kevin Hart riding a road bike, more specifically, cyclists response to Kevin Hart's on-bike style. Caley and James finally have an outlet to debate whether or not we should all be waxing our chains. And finally, in the newly renamed tech segment, James breaks down the new e-bike act in...


The super tuck, Chris Froome's disc brakes, and Zwift cheating

This week on the CyclingTips podcast... Dane breaks down the news including Étoile de Bessèges and the new UCI rules. Opinions differ regarding the ban of the "super tuck". Matt de Neef makes a surprise guest appearance to talk about the Australian National Championships. Instead of a debate this week Caley, Ronan, and Shoddy respond in-real-time to Chris Froome's bike review, especially his take on disc brakes. And for Nerd Alert, Ronan chatted with Robert Chung about cheating on Zwift....


The most compliant kit, Cyclocross Worlds, and Shimano wireless news

This week on the CyclingTips podcast Jose talks everyone through Cyclocross Worlds and Dane breaks down EF's new kit as well as an actual road race that took place and races that will not happen. Shoddy squares off against James in this week's debate, mechanical vs. electronic shifting, please vote for the winner here. For "Nerd Alert", James calls upon you, the listeners, to help find a new name for this tech news segment. He then mentions the damage salt water can do to a bike, a...


Dumoulin's time off, CX World Cup, and Taya's rollerless chain

On this week's CyclingTips podcast there is a lot to discuss. From Tom Dumoulin taking a break from racing, the Olympic back-and-forth, the end of NBC Sports, and Dane's chicken nugget diet. As the winner of last week's debate, Dane squares off against Shoddy. The topic: best men's 2020/21 World Tour transfer. Who made the better argument? Vote for yourself here. Jose joins the podcast to discuss the final round of the cyclocross World Cup. For Nerd Alert, James is not convinced by Taya's...


What does Brexit mean for bikes?

After briefly discussing the impact Brexit is having on the cycling industry in an earlier episode of the CyclingTips podcast, Shoddy, Abby, and Ronan do a bit of a deeper dive into Brexit and bikes. First, Ronan spoke with Tony Connelly, European Editor for RTÉ News and Current Affairs, to go over the nuts and bolts of the situation. Next, Shoddy caught up with Joe Laverick, CyclingTips contributor and professional cyclist for Hagens Berman AXEON, who is currently navigating how he will...


The future of e-racing with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

This week on the Freewheeling Podcast Abby talked with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, professional cyclist for SD Worx and the first-ever esports cycling world champion, about everything from her ever-evolving cycling retreat Rocacorba Cycling, the future of esports, and being teammates with current world champion Anna van der Breggen. Listen to the full episode on the Freewheeling Podcast, wherever podcasts are found.


Annemiek van Vleuten at team camp, and a Peloton in the White House

In this week's CyclingTips podcast, Dane breaks down the news and Abby chats with Annemiek van Vleuten about her first Team Movistar team camp and her thoughts on 2021. With James off for the day, Shoddy is handed the reigns to Nerd Alert leading to a discussion of what kind of stationary bike Joe Biden should bring to the White House. This week also marks the start of a new segment on the podcast, a debate! Dane Cash and Caley Fretz square off to determine which Grand Tour in 2021 will be...


Hirschi's surprise transfer and a deep dive into PFAS

In this week's CyclingTips Podcast, Dane is back to go over all the news surrounding Marc Hirschi's move to UAE Team Emirates plus the news regarding the continued conversations around Wout van Aert's future contract, Trek-Segafredo and Bahrain Victorious Grand Tour rosters, and Team Cofidis's plan for a women's team. For a special Nerd Alert segment, James spoke with Sonya Lunder, the Toxics Policy Advisor for the Sierra Club, about PFAS.


Well hello 2021! We are back.

We are back with another episode of the CyclingTips Podcast! With Dane sitting out this episode Abby takes over the news segment (don't worry, it's only temporary). José breaks down all the cyclocross that happened over the holidays, and James discusses the impact of Brexit on the bike industry in the U.K.


The 2020 CyclingTips

In this, the final episode of 2020, the CyclingTips Podcast crew get together to discuss the great and the not-so-great of what was, in general, a fantastic bike racing know...minus the COVID.


de Stig, Cherie Pridham, and news in drafting

We begin this week's episode with a conversation about the cycling esports World Championships and cyclocross. Dane caught up with Cherie Pridham to discuss her new job with Isreal Start-Up Nation. Jose talked about sitting down with Stig Broeckx prior to the release of his documentary de Stig with English subtitles, available now for VeloClub members and next week for non-members. And finally, James runs through the latest news in tech. Some chain lubes should be avoided, and news in...


2021 season continues to take shape, the Australian CyclingTips team checks in

For this week's CyclingTips podcast Caley, Dane, Abby, and Shoddy chat about Mark Cavendish and his situation next year, the new Team Sunweb plus more transfer news, and finally Cherie Pridham joining Israel Start-Up Nation for 2021. Shoddy walks us through his $200 winter kit challenge and contemplates what his next project should be. With James sitting out this episode we turn to the CyclingTips team in Australia who have been working on an exciting new project, coming soon to the...


A new type of chain and the crash replay debate

On this week's CyclingTips podcast Dane does a deep dive into NTT's new name and new faces, as well as the riders who have moved on to different outfits for 2021. Then the gang discusses an article Caley Fretz wrote over the weekend regarding crash replays on live television. They are joined for the debate by a real live professional cyclist, Toms Skujins. The podcast ends with a Nerdy discussion of a new type of chain.


Pro cycling’s grand experiment

In the finale of our Rapha Roadmap series, we speak with Dave Brailsford, Simon Mottram, Tiffany Cromwell, and Mitch Docker about the accidental experiment that was the 2020 road season. What did we learn?


Head units for your wrist and Groenewegen’s suspension

Just to make sure you all listening are paying attention, we flipped the script for this week's CyclingTips podcast. To kick it off, James introduces the gang to the new Wahoo Element Rival, a watch that is a head unit for your wrist. The talk turns to why cyclists aren't more interested in such an item, and the importance of heart rate monitoring in training. Per-usual, Shoddy misses the good old days. Next, a discussion of Chloé Dygert and Canyon//SRAM's statements over the weekend...


Full-face road helmets are the future

In today's episode of the CyclingTips podcast, Dane does a final rundown of the racing news. The Vuelta proved to be yet another exciting finale to a Grand Tour, so the gang discusses the contenders, the action, and more. Abby wraps up the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta, which ended in an exciting race for bonus seconds. Chloe Dygert makes a guest appearance to talk about her new team for the next four years and how she's feeling after the World Championships. And finally, James spent...


What Tour de France 2021 stages are we already excited about?

With some exciting Vuelta a España stages behind us, and some interesting Tour de France stages announced over the weekend, we've got a lot to chat about in this episode. Not to mention all the transfers we've neglected while racing was full gas! Plus, James has some thoughts about...cardboard...


Tao Geoghegan Hart as a 15-year-old

In this week's episode, we discuss the finale of the Giro d'Italia over the weekend, with a special appearance by the former Axeon Hagen's Berman soigneur, Reed McCalvin. Briefly, the Vuelta is discussed, as well as De Panne, the end of the one-days, and the end of the Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team. For Nerd Alert, James has thoughts about the skinsuit seen on Tao Geoghegan Hart on the final day of the Giro and a pair of new Oakley's seen on Chris Froome at the...


The TCRcast: Chatting with the engineers behind the Giant TCR

Giant’s ninth-generation TCR family follows in the footsteps of other major players in the industry in that it now adds a generous dose of aerodynamic shaping to its previously light-and-stiff formula. However, the family of carbon fiber frames has also gone on a diet, gains a newly refined geometry, and — of course — has room for bigger tires, all while still retaining its superb stiffness and composed ride quality. We sat down with two of the engineers behind the bike for a deep dive on...