Nerd Alert Podcast: Designing bikes when there’s no stock

With the cycling industry booming, Sydney-based materials engineer and bike designer Dave Musgrove weighs in on covid-19 related supply issues.

by CyclingTips

photography by Dave Rome

You’ve heard us talking about the supply issues currently facing the booming cycling industry, so this week we dive into what it’s like designing bikes when things are in such short supply. 

Our guest this week is Sydney-based materials engineer and bike designer Dave Musgrove, someone who’s deep in the industry and in touch with the industry’s Covid-related supply issues. From two year lead-times on certain components to slower and more expensive shipping, this conversation details why you may want to hold onto your existing bike for a little longer.

Dave Musgrove is the brand manager for Polygon Bikes in North America and Oceania, a consumer-direct bicycle manufacturer sold through

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