Nerd Alert Podcast: Broken handlebars and flexy seatposts

The Nerds discuss the great handlebar fiasco of Le Samyn and more on this weeks Nerd Alert Podcast.

by Abby Mickey

photography by Cor Vos


Mathieu van der Poel didn’t let a little broken handlebar on his Canyon Aeroad keep him from finishing a cobbled race in Belgium today, but why did it break? And what’s up with the flexy seatposts on those bikes, anyway?

We share our thoughts on those topics and then look into a Specialized patent for a wacky flexy seatpost design of its own. And is the wait finally over for power meter pedals for Shimano SPD-SL pedal fans? It sure looks that way.

Last but not least in this week’s episode, we bring back the “What Bike Should I Buy?” segment to discuss the ultimate one-bike solution — or if it even exists.


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