Nerd Alert podcast: A little honesty goes a long way 

Discussing the latest in the world of cycling tech.

by Dave Rome

photography by CyclingTips



It’s time for another Nerd Alert podcast group show. This week the original cast of James Huang, Dave Rome, and Caley Fretz get together to chat about the latest in cycling tech.

Roval has finally cleared the air on why its earlier Rapide CLX and Alpinist CLX wheels weren’t tubeless-compatible when they launched in 2020, and while the final outcome is positive, it would’ve been nice if it hadn’t also come with a healthy dose of obfuscation for the past two years.

We also give Wilco Kelderman a lesson in how bikes work, speculate about Campagnolo’s mysterious new wheels spotted at the Giro, discuss some new hardware developments at Zwift (or lack thereof, as the case may be), and reveal why you shouldn’t wash your bike like Peter Sagan. 

And we finish with the always-present Ask a Mechanic segment.

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