Nerd Alert Podcast: Preventing mechanicals with pro wrench Brad Copeland

A deep dive into preventing ride or race-ending mechanicals and how to deal with them when things do go wrong.

by Dave Rome

photography by Scott-SRAM MTB Racing


For this episode, tech editor Dave Rome rang up mechanic to the stars, Brad Copeland. As the personal mechanic for former cross country mountain bike world champion Kate Courtney, Brad is incredibly detailed in ensuring his riders are able to consistently get to the finish line. The lessons here are just as applicable to everyday road and gravel riders as they are to those racing mountain bike world cups. 


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