Nerd Alert Podcast
Nerd Alert Podcast
Nov 19, 2020
The fifth element - magnesium stages a comeback
Play • 1 hr 18 min

We’ve said before that we’re in a “golden age” of chain lube these days, with big advancements in recent months that not only reduce drivetrain friction but dramatically extend the lifespan of your components, too. We discuss the latest releases from CeramicSpeed and Silca — one for wet conditions, the other for dry — and make the argument for why they’re actually better bargains than you might think.

We’re also on the cusp of a potentially big revolution in frame materials, with magnesium finally emerging (after multiple attempts in the past) as a truly viable alternative to carbon fiber, aluminum, titanium, and steel. James chats with Bruno Maier, the president of “Super Magnesium” maker Allite Inc., to find out exactly why magnesium is so promising, and why this time around might be different than before. 

James has already reviewed the new Vaast gravel bike if you're interested in reading about that. 

Finally, we cap off this episode with another round of Ask a Mechanic — albeit, without our resident pro mechanic, Zach Edwards, who we were sadly stuck in a giant vat of tubular glue while we recording. How do you true a wheel without a truing stand? How long will that spare tube last in your saddle pack? Is it safe to use a cheap bearing press? Can you bend a steel frame back into shape after a crash? And why are any of us still taking mechanical advice from Caley? All of these answers and more await within, and maybe next time we’ll actually find that mute button on Caley’s mic.

Cyclocross Radio
Cyclocross Radio
CXHAIRS LLC
Episode 216 | Euro Nationals and US Worlds Team
On this episode of the Cyclocross Radio Media Pit we discuss the national cyclocross championships that happened last weekend and then over-analyze the US World Championships team selection. Follow Micheal on Twitter at @landsoftly Instagram at @yeahyouride Follow Zach on Twitter at @theshoestar and instagram at @zacharyschuster Check out The CXHAIRS Bulletin from Zach and Bill at https://cxhairs.substack.com/. Give a CXHAIRS Bulletin gift subscription by going here: https://cxhairs.substack.com/subscribe?gift=true This episode is sponsored by Willa's Oat Milk! Find out more at www.willaskitchen.com. Enter the code CROSSHAIRS20 for 20 percent off your first order. Cyclocross Radio is part of the Wide Angle Podium network. Please consider becoming a member. Go to www.wideanglepodium.com/donate to learn more and contribute. Check out the latest CXs and Os and subscribe to the Wide Angle Podium YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/wideanglepodium Please subscribe to Cyclocross Radio and all of the Wide Angle Podium shows on Apple Podcasts, if that’s how you consume podcasts. Also, rate and review on Apple Podcasts, even if it’s not the way you consume podcasts. To keep up to date, follow @cxhairs on Twitter and the CXHAIRS Bulletin on Instagram at @cxhairsbulletin. Have a question, comment, complaint or general inquiry? Hit us up at feedback@cxhairs.com And don’t hesitate to call the helpline: 405-CXHAIRS (405-294-2477). Need coffee? (Trick question, you do). Check out our partnership with Grimpeur Bros and the amazingly tasty Hello Cyclocross Friends! Espresso blend. You can get these flavorful and possibly magical beans here: https://www.grimpeurbros.com/products/hello-cyclocross-friends-wap-espresso
1 hr 9 min
Zwiftcast
Zwiftcast
Simon Schofield
Ep 93: Peak Zwift, Coco is Cara! Zwift Power + all the Zwifty chat
A new episode for a New Year - and 2021 has dawned with, as usual, lots of Zwift news and developments for the Zwiftcasters to discuss.The trio start off with an exploration of the possible reasons why Simon’s very favourite pacer bot may have had an identity change. Coco is now Cara! But why? Simon has a theory. The podcasters move on to discuss the big new Peak Zwift - with more than 46,000 users on the platform concurrently the growth of Zwift over the past year can now be quantified, using this public metric. Up from a mere 16,000 concurrent users at the same point last year, Simon, Shane and Zwift celebrate the achievement whilst also exploring what it all means. Just in time for the Tour de Zwift’s six remaining stages, the game’s developers think they may have found a possible bug which could explain why some users (previously described by the chaps as “potato-owners”) have hit problems riding big events. Are potatoes off the hook? The Zwiftcasters chime in. A high profile departure from Zwift of a respected event organiser seems to have focussed some attention on the event management system - is a new hire at Zwift, combined with the drama of the departure, an answer to some of the gripes Event Organisers have? And Zwift Power has been having a tough time recently - Glen Knight, one half of the service’s inventors tries to shed light on what may be happening. Plus all the usual other Zwift news and chat! We hope you enjoy listening.
1 hr 25 min
The Slow Ride: A Cycling Podcast
The Slow Ride: A Cycling Podcast
WideAnglePodiumNetwork
SRP 2020 Mens Team Review
Look, it's 2021. We've all been a little preoccupied lately. This we the SRP is releasing a special mini-episode (a tight 20 minutes!) looking at the Men's WT teams in review. Come along for the ride, and we'll be back next week as normal! This podcast is supported by the generous and amazing donors to the Wide Angle Podium Network. Check out and support Willa's Oatmilk! SRP listeners can save 20% on their orders with the code SLOWRIDE20 The poddy is also supported by Grimpeur Bros. Specialty Coffee! Our custom WAP roasts are available now! Proceeds from each sale directly support WAP (and SRP)! It's a win-win! Check out grimpeurbros.com and pick up the BRAND NEW Viewer Mail roast or Cyclocross Friends espresso. Last butt not least; Miracle WAP Chamois Cream! Produced for us by our friends at Buckler Skin Care we've created Miracle WAP, the smoovest thing to hit the cycling scene since our podcast! “The tingle is the miracle”! Find us, and other fantastic cycling podcasts on the Wide Angle Podium Network, at wideanglepodium.com! Check out the brand new WAP app available in the Apple and Android app stores! You can listen to us in a variety of ways: Find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere great podcasts are found. Give us a review and rating! We'd appreciate it! You can email us at theslowridepodcast@gmail.com Find us on Twitter: The show (@theslowridepod) Matt (@Matt46292097) Spencer (@spencerhaugh) Tim (@thesuperrookie)
36 min
Bikes or Death Podcast
Bikes or Death Podcast
Patrick Farnsworth
Ep. 62 - Kait boyle, FKT on the kokopelli
On the morning of Christmas Eve 2018 Kait Boyle was at the height of her ultra endurance racing career, having won the 24 hour World Championship in 2018 and set a new record on the AZT 300. Her life would take an unexpected turn later that day when she was involved in a horrific vehicular accident that left her with a long list of injuries and a long path to recovery. Like many of you, I watch her social media feed for months as she dedicated herself to rehabilitation and ultimately back to fitness. * * * Almost a 2 years, and a pandemic later, she finally found herself at the top podium again. This time in the form of an FKT on the Kokopelli Trail. On Nov. 6th, 2020 Lael Wilcox, Kurt Refsnider, and Kait all met in Moab at the start line of the Kokopelli, each of them on ITT's with FKT's on the mind. Kait was able to finish with a time of 13 hrs, 7 mins, which was good enough to beat the long standing time set by Rebecca Rush by 25 minutes. In doing so, she answered 2 years of questions and uncertainty. She was equally rewarded for her hard work, perseverance, and PATIENCE. As a personal fan, I remember cringing seeing the gruesome pics from her crash and injuries. It was hard to watch, I can't imagine how hard it was to live. * * Pictures courtesy of Rugile Kaladyte In addition to her accomplishments on the bike she is also the Co-Founder of Bikepacking Roots, which supports and advances bikepacking, the growth of a diverse bikepacking community, and access to and the conservation of the landscapes and public lands through which we ride. Her contributions on and off the bike are both impressive and valuable to this community that we all love. It was great to share in this milestone with her and hear about her journey over the past couple of years. Kait, congrats on the FKT, and we look forward to rooting for you in future races. You can learn more about Kait on her website or follow her on social media. Episode Sponsors (check them out as a way to thank them for supporting this podcast) ~ GOODR Sunglasses ~ KUAT Racks Did you know? 1% of all store sales go to the Bikepacking Roots BIPOC Adventure Grant Program
50 min
Successful Athletes Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
Successful Athletes Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
TrainerRoad
+4.0w/kg with World Championship Competitor Jessica Kuepfer – Successful Athletes Podcast 35
Jessica Kuepfer is an accomplished multisport athlete that has used TrainerRoad to get faster for everything from criteriums to IRONMAN and Adventure Racing. Find out how Jessica trains for each of these disciplines, how she balances the training with her demanding career as a Communications Director for a national corporation, and what she does to improve in this episode of the Successful Athletes Podcast. * Continue the discussion on the TrainerRoad Forum: https://www.TrainerRoad.com/forum * Be a guest on the Successful Athletes Podcast: https://bit.ly/3ndvWjT ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT TRAINERROAD — CYCLING’S MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING SYSTEM TrainerRoad makes cyclists faster. Athletes get structured indoor workouts, science-backed training plans, and easy-to-use performance analysis tools to reach their goals * Build Your Custom Plan: https://bit.ly/3py8Yob * Train Together with Group Workouts: https://bit.ly/3aRSOlB * Get Started: https://bit.ly/34OL1RD ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ATHLETE INTERVIEWS THAT MAKE YOU FASTER The Successful Athletes Podcast dissects the preparation and execution of outstanding performances by TrainerRoad athletes. From world record performances to personal records and life changing health improvements, get an inside look at what it takes to get faster. * Subscribe to the Successful Athletes Podcast on iTunes: https://apple.co/2X0KEj2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Jessica’s work and training schedule • How Jessica got started with endurance sports • How she balances bike, run and swim training • What Jessica has learned from each discipline of endurance sports • How adventure racing makes Jessica a better triathlete • How Jessica used TrainerRoad to raise her FTP by over 60 watts • What Jessica isn’t good at in the training process and how she is improving • What nutrition principles does Jessica follow • How Jessica improves her recovery • What Jessica has learned about making the sport more inclusive • What are Jessica’s proudest accomplishments ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW TRAINERROAD * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrainerRd * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trainerroad/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainerRoad • Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trainerroad
51 min
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