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CyclingTips is an Australian-based 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 an Australian-based 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 an Australian-based 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

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English

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Episodes

The myth of N+1 and our need for more bikes

6/11/2018
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James Huang thinks you have enough bikes. Do you? For years we've believed in N+1, the equation that dictates that the correct number of bicycles to own is the number you currently own (N), plus one. But bikes are more versatile than ever, and that means maybe you don't need +1. Maybe N is enough. Plus, Neal Rogers and Caley Fretz break down the Criterium du Dauphine, including Team's Sky's dominant performance and Geraint Thomas' chances of riding for himself at the Tour de France.

Duration:00:43:11

New bikes at the Dauphiné, Dirty Kanza controversy, and ebikes on singletrack

6/6/2018
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The Dauphiné used as a final test for bikes and equipment before the Tour de France. So what have we seen? What does it mean? We run through the latest goodies from France. Then, we dig into the controversy that came out of Dirty Kanza last weekend. Kanza is the world's premier gravel event, and is growing rapidly. That's led to some growing pains. eBikes are coming. In many places, they're already here. James Huang and Caley Fretz sit down with two experts in the field to run through...

Duration:01:05:53

Undroppable Yates, Bernal's Tour debut, and old bikes made new again

5/22/2018
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We're back to our regular weekly episodes, and that means a return to the Giro d'Italia. The big TT was Tuesday — how did things shake out? Was Simon Yates' final weakness actually weak? Neal and Caley break down the last week of the Italian grand tour. Plus, reports suggest Colombian phenom Egan Bernal will race the Tour de France. Is that a good idea? And finally, a Nerd Alert in which James Huang rides an old road bike to see just how far road bikes have come (or not come, as the case...

Duration:00:44:07

Tour of California, Ep. 8: Team doc duties, Tim Johnson analysis, and Lachlan Morton's introspection

5/19/2018
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In this episode, Caley Fretz catches up with former pro Tim Johnson to break down the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California and analyze the top sprinters ahead of the Tour de France. Plus, a chat with Rally doctor Kelby Bethards about what it takes to keep his team moving and thoughts on form and ability from an introspective Lachlan Morton.

Duration:00:40:53

Tour of California, Ep. 7: The Queen stage

5/18/2018
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Egan Bernal and Katie Hall came into the queen stage of the Amgen Tour of California with the weight of expectation. Both delivered. In this episode, we break down the GC battles and chat with Hall and Bernal's chief lieutenant, Tao Geoghegan Hart to find out how they did it. Plus, a chat with the 20-year-old American who finished 7th, despite a flat tire in the time trial.

Duration:00:38:40

Tour of California, Ep. 6: Tahoe the decider and Kendall Ryan's big stuffed bear

5/17/2018
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Fernando Gaviria took his second stage win and Kendall Ryan took her first ever leader's jersey in Elk Grove, California on Thursday. Caley Fretz is on the ground at the race and chats with Ian Boswell about the speed of the peloton (he says it's faster) and Toms Skujins about his breakaway confidence and his victory solute. Plus he checks out a strider race for 3-year-olds. Then, Neal Rogers joins to dig into the GC picture, and how things might play out on the Tahoe stage. The men face...

Duration:00:49:44

Tour of California, Ep. 4: Do the Toms dance

5/16/2018
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Toms Skujins has now won three stages in four starts at the Tour of California. How does he do it? More brains than brawn, he says. And did he plan that victory solute? Not exactly. Neal Rogers and Caley Fretz and in California and break down Tuesday's attack-filled stage, then look ahead to the time trial in Morgan Hill, which could decide the race overall. We hear from Peter Sagan and his director Patxi Villa, plus Egan Bernal and stage winner Skujins.

Duration:00:15:01

Tour of California, Ep. 3: Egan Bernal, you are a good road rider

5/14/2018
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Yesterday, Egan Beran told us that he is, quote, "Not yet a good road rider." The first decisive GC stage of the Amgen Tour of California suggested otherwise. The Colombian talent spread his wings and flew away from the rest of the field. We catch up with the new race leader plus his teammate Teo Geoghegan Hart, Tour de France climber's jersey winner Rafal Majka, and Aussie Adam Yates to break down the stage. Finally, the first in a recurring series: Why are you here? The Tour of...

Duration:00:30:44

Tour of California, Ep. 2: The first sprint and 15 minutes with Egan Bernal

5/13/2018
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The first stage of the Tour of California ended, predictably, in a sprint. What did we learn from it? Who's leadout train is firing on all cylinders? Who needs to find their sprint legs? The best sprinters in the world are here, duking it out. Plus, a 15-minute sit-down with one of the brightest talents in the sport, Colombian Egan Bernal. He's introspective and has his feet firmly planted on the ground.

Duration:00:31:27

Tour of California, Ep 1: Race preview, and do wide roads matter?

5/12/2018
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The Amgen Tour of California kicks off Sunday and we'll record daily episodes all week for our beloved podcast listeners. This is the first: A preview of the week to come, in which we hear from top GC contender Tejay van Garderen and sprinter Caleb Ewan. Plus, everything is bigger in America, including the roads. How does that affect the racing? We chat with the pros to find out.

Duration:00:24:08

Dispatch from Israel and pro racing with no front derailleur

5/9/2018
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The Giro d'Italia kicked off in Israel last weekend. What was it actually like? What did it mean to Israeli cyclists, and what did it mean to Palestinian cyclists? Matt de Neef filed a dispatch with answers. Neal Rogers and Caley Fretz break down the racing of the first week and look ahead to the first GC battle on Etna. This week's Nerd Alert includes a chat with Aqua Blue's mechanic about racing at the highest levels of the sport without a front derailleur.

Duration:00:47:29

Your Giro d'Italia guide and a road tubeless rant

5/2/2018
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The Giro d'Italia is about to kick off and we run through the key stages, evaluate the major contenders, and discuss the unique opening weekend, the first ever partenza outside Europe. This week's Nerd Alert sets off with a small rant from James on the bike industry's inability to set its own tubeless standards, then morphs into a discussion of e-bikes on trails, and is topped off with an analysis of Vista Outdoor's announcement that it will see a number of its bicycle brands. Did the...

Duration:00:31:04

The coolest things we saw at Sea Otter

4/24/2018
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This week's episode comes to you from the grounds of the Sea Otter Classic, which is quickly becoming the go-to show for forward-looking bike tech. We run through the coolest tech from the festival and get some insight from SRAM into where the industry is headed. It's not all Sea Otter, though. We're back in Boulder for the second half of the show to chat Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Lotto Soudal's team troubles, and the origins of CyclingTips itself with CT founder Wade Wallace.

Duration:01:10:22

Roadside repairs and the secret to Amstel Gold

4/18/2018
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There are tools and skills you need to bring on every ride — what are they? This week's Nerd Alert tackles roadside and trailside repairs. But first, Amstel Gold was won by Michael Valgren in exactly the same way that he won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. What's his secret? Is the new Amstel finish better than the old one? Time for some debate.

Duration:01:17:45

We have Roubaix fever and there is no cure

4/10/2018
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Paris-Roubaix did not disappoint. This year's edition was chaotic, beautiful, and terrifyingly difficult. As it always is. We break down Peter Sagan's win, the mistakes QuickStep made, and chat with Niki Terpstra and Taylor Phinney on the velodrome's infield. This week's Nerd Alert focuses on Sagan's unique bike, his crazy mid-race stem adjustment, and the special models pros get to use.

Duration:00:41:40

Who will win Paris-Roubaix?

4/7/2018
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On the eve of cycling's hardest one-day race, Caley Fretz and Neal Rogers discuss a muddy recon day, breaking QuickStep's dominance, Peter Sagan's chances, who might go home with the cobblestone trophy.

Duration:00:16:49

In a Tesla at the Tour of Flanders

4/3/2018
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This week we're coming to you from the fields of Flanders, just hours after the Ronde. Caley Fretz and Dave Everett chat about the race, marvel at Belgian bike culture, lament bikes lost in canals, and dream of hearty stew. Plus, Caley has a dispatch from his ride in one of EF's Tesla team cars during the race, Koen De Kort talks about recon rides, and — Nerd Alert — Trek-Segafredo's technical director Matt Shriver talks about bike setup for Flanders and Roubaix.

Duration:00:23:20

Flanders and frame compliance

3/28/2018
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As tires get bigger and pressures decrease, is frame compliance really all that important anymore? Doesn't comfort just come from your tires? James Huang sets out to answer that question in this week's Nerd Alert. But first, it's Flanders week. Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem are in the rearview mirror, and De Ronde looms. Who's looking good? Who isn't? Can anyone beat back the strongest QuickStep team we've seen in years? It's not all cobbles, though. The Volta a Catalunya saw a battle of...

Duration:01:15:01

The danger of driverless cars and the beauty of Milan-San Remo

3/20/2018
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A driverless car hit and killed a woman walking her bike across a road in Tempe, Arizona last weekend. The incident is a reminder that autonomous vehicle technology is still in its development phase, and reopened questions as to whether such vehicles are truly ready for public roads. We chat with advocate and journalist Peter Flax about the coming wave of autonomous vehicles. But first, Milan-San Remo! The first monument of the year was last Sunday, and Neal and Caley break down the...

Duration:01:05:46

Cold weather clothing, SRAM's e-Eagle, and a racing roundup

3/14/2018
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Winter turns to spring, summer turns to fall, and cyclists the world over have to figure out how to dress for the transition. This week's Nerd Alert picks the best clothing for the often cold, variable weather of shoulder seasons. Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico are now behind us, and Milano-Sanremo is just ahead. What can the first two major stage races of the year tell us about the coming classics season? There's a long list of injuries and illnesses that will affect the coming...

Duration:01:23:46