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E-Bikes – The Future with Dave Atkinson

This month’s podcast sees Sean and John get some schooling about eBikes from the man with weapons grade knowledge of them – Dave Atkinson editor of http://ebiketips.road.cc/  After a very enjoyable and informative chat with Dave recently with his http://road.cc hat on, we now delve into the dark arts of electric assist mode pedalling (beyond cheating in cyclocross championships or French amateur races)  Now we know many of you just don’t see the point in these bikes. The man, the legend, Stuart from www.bikefix.co.uk told Sean this week he hopes he dies before they really take Read More...

CSA Podcast: Tour Tech 2018 with Dimitris Katsanis

For our latest podcast, Sean is joined here by the legendary, but rarely interviewed, Dimitris Katsanis. Once in a while we manage to rope in a true giant of the bike industry to have a chat with us – and this time we are so thrilled that it was Dimitris – a man who has literally shaped what a bike is in 2018.  From early aero optimisation in his racing career through to cooking a carbon frame for the Olympics in his Read More...

CSA PODCAST SHORT – TdF Tech with Dimitris

CSA PODCAST SHORT Cycle Systems and Velocast team up again to talk to DImitri Katsanis about Tour de France Tech. They are in good hands, as Dimitris is the Team Sky road and time trial bike designer. Listen HERE  Read More...

CSA PODCAST SHORT – TdF Tech with Dimitris part 2

For the second week of the 2018 Tour de France, Sean speaks again to Dimitris Katsanis after his Pinarello F10 crosses the line in front for the 1st summit finish of the race. We talk cobbles and mountains and the tech needed to tackle them. We also see if the reason Mark Cavendish is out of the Tour is the fault of his bike or his legs! Click HERE to listen Read More...

CSA final TdF Podcast – Thumbs Up for Geraint Thomas

For the final weekend of the 2018 TdF (where did the time go?) Sean and John are joined again by Dimitris Katsanis of British Cycling and Pinarello fame in their final TdF podcast this season. As bike designer for Team Sky, Dimitris talks is through optimising time trial bike optimisation for hilly and technical courses, the future of road bike design and of course we talk all things Tour de France after the final, action packed week. You can listen to this great pod HERE Read More...

Mike Stead from RoadCC – Podcast on Cable Tech

This week John is back and is joined by Sean and RoadCC’s Mike Stead for another podcast episode.  Also know as @tweetymike on twitter, Mike is a Kiwi living in Scotland and is a long term mountain bike race promoter and trail builder as well as a professional mechanic with his own business and a reviwer for kit on www.road.cc He’s been bugging us for ages to do a show on cable tech, no naturally we’ve pout him off for as long as Read More...

Road Bike Technology PODCAST with Dave Atkinson from Road.CC

Road Bike Technology In the latest pod we begin to prep for Get Your Skills Dialled 2018 Module 3 – Road Bike Tech.Sean and John had a great chat with Dave Atkinson from Road.CC the UK’s leading road bike website. Inspired by some twitter chat about 1x groupsets on road bikes Sean, John & Dave delve into what’s out there at the moment on the road bike scene, and why it’s hard to score any bike these days at 4/10! Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for Read More...

Campagnolo 2018 with Graeme Freestone-King

In what Velocast’s John Galloway called “some of the best tech content ever”, Sean from Cycle Systems speaks to Graeme Freestone-King from Velotech Training all about Campag 2018. Graeme provides a fantastic overview of all new tech and how to service it, and specifically focusses on three key areas: The ergo power levers EPS electronic groupsets The new Campag road disc brakes Of course he also sums up brilliantly how everything ties altogether. The geek out on wheel tech in particular is stunning! Even Read More...

Charlie Kelly Recalls Riding Repack and Other Stories

Our latest is an absolute cracker – and Sean is more than a little bit thrilled to announce Cycle Systems’ podcast this week – an in depth interview with the legendary Charlie Kelly – one of the founders of the mountain bike. You can listen in full HERE. In Charlie’s own words, “a strange bicycling event called “Repack” changed mylife, starting in 1976, when the first downhill off-road race tookplace on a road a few people called “Repack” road, just outsideFairfax, California. I Read More...

Latest PODCAST! Suspension Tuning with Plush

Latest Podcast with Mat Clark from Plush Suspension After 3 weeks of ‘Get Your Skills Dialled 2018’ lessons we are very proud to welcome Mat Clark from Plush Suspension for a follow up chat on the latest episode of Cycle Systems’ podcast. Mat was only really getting warmed up by the end of the last one, and as you’ll hear, he has so much hard earned knowledge to share with you he really needs his own show.I have learned so much from Mat Read More...