Nerd Alert Podcast: Ronan’s crazy-light Everesting bike

Building a bike with generic components, Enve's new move, and whether bikes are being made too light.

by Dave Rome

photography by Phil Golston


Ronan Mc Laughlin joins us in this week’s Nerd Alert episode to go over the details of the hyper-optimized bike he used to shatter the Everesting record. Weight matters a lot here as you’d expect, but so does aerodynamics.

The conversation then returns to our regular format. Canyon’s precious container of new bikes is finally free from the grips of the Suez Canal, Enve announced its new custom carbon fiber road bike program, we question if we’re all worrying a little too much about weight (and paying the price as a result), and we finish up with a discussion of whether it makes sense to build your own bike from scratch using open-mold frames and parts since new bikes are nowhere to be found.

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