Nerd Alert Podcast: An unhealthy obsession with chains

by CyclingTips


Welcome to the CyclingTips Nerd Alert podcast!

Although we’ve done all-tech podcasts in the past, the new Nerd Alert will now come to you on a more regular basis — every other week — and will be co-hosted by global tech editor James Huang, Australian tech editor Dave Rome, editor-in-chief Caley Fretz, and professional mechanic Zach Edwards, who owns and operates Boulder Grupetto in Boulder, Colorado.

For this initial episode, we discuss in detail the key findings in Dave’s most recent tech feature, which dives into Adam Kerin’s incredibly exhaustive research on chain efficiency and durability. Which chains last the longest, and which ones aren’t worth the extra money? What’s the most economical way to keep your expensive drivetrain running smoothly? And what are our hosts’ favorite chain lubes?

All this and more can be found in this week’s episode, and be sure to subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

But in all seriousness, Dave really does have an unhealthy obsession with bicycle chains.

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