MTB Tech Talk | Why do derailleurs still exist?
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Pretty much since the advent of gears on bicycles, the derailleur has been the dominant mechanism for shifting the chain between gears. However, being dangled by the rear wheel, exposed to the elements, is a risky place to hang out. Internal gear hubs and mechanisms have long been touted as the future of mountain bike drivetrains, yet have never had the impact they’ve promised. Why is that? And what could the future hold for gear shifting on mountain bikes – Seb and Tom discuss.

 

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The Slow Ride: A Cycling Podcast
The Slow Ride: A Cycling Podcast
WideAnglePodiumNetwork
Ep_318 Cool Kids Table
This week we discuss the greatest rivalry of all time and the guy who tried to insert himself in the middle. The crash and the sprint heard round the world plus we pick our cycling cool kids table. Oh and the Giro. 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)
59 min
Cyclocross Radio
Cyclocross Radio
CXHAIRS LLC
Episode 204 | Beef Season, Beringen and Bern
With the battle for the ages between Wout and MvdP at Flanders still fresh in our minds, it could not go without saying that Beef Season continued full on. Micheal, Zach and Bill got together to dissect the aftermath and if the balance of power in the biggest beef of them all had shifted. We then moved on to break down the Ethias Cross race at Beringen and the EKZ CrossTour Bern race. Follow Micheal on Twitter at @landsoftly Instagram at @yeahyouride Follow Zach on Twitter at @theshoestar and instagram at @zacharyschuster 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. Subscribe to the Wide Angle Podium newsletter at www.wideangle.com/email. Check out the latest CX Heat Check 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 Instagram and Twitter. 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. 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 2 min
The Rouleur Podcast
The Rouleur Podcast
Rouleur Magazine
The Rouleur Longreads Podcast: The Wout Factor from Rouleur 20.7
“The ’cross background puts riders like Wout and Mathieu in an ideal position to fight for the win in the final of a Classic. They’re used to pushing top end power for an hour in a way most riders can’t,” says Merijn. “Explosive power is harder to develop than endurance. It’s also a mental thing: if you’ve learned to push yourself at a young age, it’s something that sticks with you. It’s very hard to pick up later if you haven’t got it.”  Some say cyclo-cross riders also have a better feel for the race. “You learn that riding ’cross – bike handling, positioning, timing,” says Wout. And with the constant micro-adjustments and anticipation, riders get better at gauging their effort, sensing when to push or hold back. “The racing is more instinctive, not just relying on power readings,” he says. One of the added challenges in the winter discipline has been the increasingly technical courses. “It’s great for the spectators, but shifts the racing more towards interval efforts, less steady state,” says Wout. “I’m more of a power rider and this recent development tends to favour lighter, more technical riders like Mathieu.” Of course, Wout has amazing skills, but Mathieu is nimbler. “It means usually having to chase him coming out of the bends.” Having Van der Poel as a rival meant there was never any room for complacency. In interviews, Wout’s trainer Marc Lamberts has said that it led to him forcing Wout’s development harder and earlier than he would if the Dutchman hadn’t been around. Wout would have had more time to grow into the under-23s. They pushed each other and now everyone else is suffering. Fully recovered from his horrific 2019 Tour crash, Wout van Aert is the most exciting bike racer in the world. Domestique, sprinter, climber, time trials, cyclo-cross and Tour de France stage wins - he can do it all The Rouleur Longreads Podcast brings you selected long form articles from the magazine, especially recorded for Rouleur. Don’t stop what you’re doing – do it while listening to the world’s best cycling writing. The latest in this series is ‘The Wout Factor’ by Olivier Nilsson-Julien, from Rouleur 20.7. Download the Rouleur app and use the code WOUTFACTOR to read the whole issue free of charge.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21 min
Successful Athletes Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
Successful Athletes Podcast - Presented by TrainerRoad
TrainerRoad
How a Pro Supercross Racer Trains with Justin Brayton – Successful Athletes Podcast 23
Justin Brayton is one of the best Supercross racers in the world and he uses cycling and structured training with TrainerRoad to achieve success. Learn how he uses principles of periodization, training intensity, stress balance and more to be one of the world's most elite athletes. * Justin Brayton on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/9534866 • Justin Brayton on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justinbrayton * Continue the discussion with Justin on the TrainerRoad Forum: https://bit.ly/31CaTPi ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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/3mcIBT6 * Train Together with Group Workouts: https://bit.ly/2TiEOHA * Get Started: https://bit.ly/2Ticm8V ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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: * What a typical season of Supercross is like * How Justin periodizes his training around his races * Staying safe and healthy while traveling for the Supercross season * Why Supercross is so physically demanding * How cycling training compliments Supercross racing * Why Justin chooses to train with structured training * How Justin uses TrainerRoad to help his Supercross * Justin’s total training volume in a week * How Justin fuels his training * Why racing supercross helps Justin’s bike handling * Justin’s plans for after Supercross ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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
57 min
Ask a Cycling Coach - TrainerRoad Podcast
Ask a Cycling Coach - TrainerRoad Podcast
TrainerRoad
Base Training Myths, Cycling Team Roles, MTB Stage Racing & More – Ask a Cycling Coach 281
What happens when you do high intensity efforts during base training, what it was like for Amber to be a pro domestique, and tips for beginner racers on their first year of racing and mountain bike stage races. Tune into Episode 281 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast for this and more! Find mentioned studies and products from this episode: TrainerRoad Forum ------------------------------------------------------------------ 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/33cAtM1 • Train Together with Group Workouts: https://bit.ly/3i7niAd • Get Started: https://bit.ly/3mZTetS ------------------------------------------------------------------ TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE • Off-season plans for the hosts • How to plan an off-season • First season tips for beginners • MTB stage race tips from Alex Wild • What it was like for Amber being a pro domestique • Warming up for Enduro and other short races • A guide to ERG mode • How often should you take the Ramp Test • Guide to getting strength training equipment • Training in bad air quality • Mid-ride bottle handling etiquette • Which power smoothing settings are best? • Do high intensity efforts ruin base training? • What is the goal of base training? • Can you race during the Base Phase? • Would you rather have a high FTP or sustainable power? ------------------------------------------------------------------ SUCCESSFUL ATHLETES PODCAST • iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/successful-athletes-podcast-presented-by-trainerroad/id1516326667 • Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9zdWNjZXNzZnVsYXRobGV0ZXMubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M?hl=en ------------------------------------------------------------------ STAY IN TOUCH 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
2 hr 3 min
The Cyclist Pod
The Cyclist Pod
Stephen Grant & Raya Hubbell - your Cycling Podcast hosts
Show 81 - Cycling Can Still Save the World
The Cyclist Pod is back; distanced but never distant! And we're speaking to Peter Walker; the author of the cycling book "Cycling can save the world". He also happens to be the Guardian's political correspondent. Cycling and politics? Does that mix? Listen and find out. But now, an apology. This short delay was down to some noteworthyly major tech hurdles; firstly, Raya was hacked. Like, held to ransom. Big time. Top social media honchos, the police, everything. We've never known lockdown drama like it. Secondly, our show had to be completely recorded after everything went AWOL. Hacked as well? No. Stephen can't work out how to use his new remote recording software and now it sounds like he's drowning. And if he does this again, then that's what'll happen when Raya next sees him in a pool. Note: the interview with Peter might be a little weird sounding. But then if you've not heard Stephen before, then you'll think that anyway. Hang on, isn't this a cycling podcast? Of course. So allow Stephen to introduce the best permanent British Audax/Sportive circuit. Open 24h, all year round, and it's free. Why isn't everyone doing it? Also, cue a money saving triathlon. We're full of ideas. And there's a Velominati that blows right up in your face. No, literally. The Cyclist Pod (c) Stephen Grant and Raya Hubbell sponsored by dhb www.cyclistpod.com Voices by Marcella Vincent / Produced by Stephen Grant and Jimmy Ward Music 'Zazie' c/o Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) / Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3
1 hr 18 min
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