Nerd Alert Podcast: Electronic shifting is what people want, but is it what they should want?

The Nerds discuss SRAM's decision to go all in on electronic shifting.

by Abby Mickey

photography by James Huang


The Nerds have an awful lot of tech news to talk about this week, such as SRAM’s recent decision to seemingly go all-in on electronic shifting, the ins and outs of two big high-end wheel introductions, the unmentioned pitfalls of fully internal cable routing for everyday enthusiasts, and some big changes for DT Swiss’s workhorse hubs.

There’s also been yet another push in the drivetrain friction front from Silca that uses… diamonds? Finally, we debate the ideal gravel bike in a What Bike Should I Buy segment for a new gravel rider on a “flexible budget.”


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