Nerd Alert podcast: High-end aluminum bikes and dropper posts for everyone?

Plus, ever wonder what word sets off Zach?

by Abby Mickey

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Things have been a little wacky in the road bike world lately, with Specialized launching a new Allez Sprint high-end aluminum race bike that’s both heavier and more expensive (but potentially better?) than the one it replaces, dropper seatposts in pro racing, and bikes that positively laugh in the fact of that 6.8 kg UCI weight limit (how about 3.3 kg instead?).

Plus, ever wonder what word sets off Zach? Yeah, we were a little surprised, too. Add in another round of Ask a Mechanic, and you’ve got the makings of yet another fantastic episode of Nerd Alert.

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