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VeloNews Tech Podcast

Technical Editor Dan Cavallari hosts the VeloNews Tech Podcast: Bicycle industry experts discuss complex topics related to bicycle construction and design, and Cavallari distills them down into easily understandable terms. 

VeloNews Tech Podcast! Ben Delaney and Betsy Welch went to the Mid South Gravel Race and slogged through a full day of muddy conditions. In this epsiode, they join Tech Editor Dan Cavallari to talk about the gear they were glad to have, and what they could have left at home. And of course, we talk tires!

TUBELESS TESTING PARIS-ROUBAIX! In this episode, I chat with Neil Shirley from Enve about his recent trip to northern Spain. He worked with NTT Pro Cycling riders Michael Gogl and  Edvald Boasson Hagen to find the ideal tubeless tire and rim combo specifically for riding Paris-Roubaix. 

Gravel bikes have gone soft! By which of course we mean suspension has become a stable in some form or another on most gravel bikes. Flexing seatposts, decouplers, and even full-suspension designs have all aimed to make gravel riding more comfortable.

But is it necessary?

Tech editor Dan Cavallari talked with VeloNews editorial director Ben Delaney to get his take on the gravel bike he has tested over the years. Does Ben think suspension is here to stay?

And Cavallari chats with Zack Vestal from Niner Bikes to get deeper into the design considerations behind the MCR (Magic Carpet Ride), the first full-suspension gravel bike to hit the market.

We are certainly living in strange times, and Alison Tetrick, like other professional athletes, is stuck in a holding pattern to see if and when the race season might resume. But she's not sitting by idly; Tech editor Dan Cavallari chats with Tetrick about her training during the Covid-19 era, what gear gets her through recovery, and why she carries a whiskey flask at every race.

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