Bikerumor Podcast
032 - ENVE explains pro wheel testing, hookless rims & more!

032 - ENVE explains pro wheel testing, hookless rims & more!

March 25, 2020

ENVE is pushing tubeless hard across all of their wheels and rims. And not just to all of us, but to their sponsored pro team riders, too. In this episode, we talk with them about how they tested their wider AR-series wheels with the pros. The process led to NTT deciding to use them not just for the cobbled classics, but wanting them for every race going forward!

We also talk about:

  • How a hookless rim design can work for higher pressure road bike tire applications
  • How and why they test so many different brand road tires before approving them for use on their rims
  • What those tests mean for future road tire development
  • What else is coming from ENVE for hookless, tubeless road rims

For more info on the hookless rim design and ENVE in general, check out their AASQ post, too. Huge thanks to Jake and Neil for joining us on the Bikerumor Podcast! To see their full lineup, head over to ENVE's website.

For full show notes, images showing how tubeless tires should fit onto rims and more, visit this episode's post here.

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031 - VanDOit explains Insulation, AC, heat, toilets & entertainment options

031 - VanDOit explains Insulation, AC, heat, toilets & entertainment options

March 7, 2020

In this episode, VanDOit’s cofounders talk about some of the most important parts of outfitting a custom van to handle any environment. We start off with insulation and sound damping, two things that can create real headaches for DIYers. We also discus A/C and heat, toilets and showers, and which other creature comforts you really need (or don't) to make your #Vanlife super sweet!

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030 - The Future of Gravel Racing, Part Two

030 - The Future of Gravel Racing, Part Two

January 25, 2020

We're back for part 2 of our Future of Gravel roundtable conversation.  If you missed the first one, I'd recommend catching that if you want to learn more about the history of some of the US's largest, most popular gravel races, and how they're making their races more diverse and getting more women involved. We have owners of Crusher in the Tushar, Dirty Kanza, Rebecca's Private Idaho, The Mid South, which was formerly known as The Land Run 100, SBT Gravel in Steamboat Colorado, and Pete Stetina, who's a pro racer that's just launched his own gravel ride event called Pay Dirt. All MC'd by gravel racer Yuri Hauswald in a casual setting, this episode kicks off with him getting Pete going on the subject of pros taking over the front of the pack.

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Next up, we'll return to our three part Van Life series with VanDOit to wrap up the conversation on how to  customize your own camper van, Sprinter or Ford Transit!

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029 - The Future of Gravel Racing, Part 1

029 - The Future of Gravel Racing, Part 1

January 24, 2020

Ready to get your gravel on? At this winter's ENVE Gravel Camp, they brought out several of the biggest names in gravel races. We round tabled with the promoters and owners of Crusher in the Tushar, Dirty Kanza, Rebecca's Private Idaho, The Mid South, which was formerly known as The Land Run 100, SBT Gravel in Steamboat Colorado, and Pete Stetina, who's a pro racer that's just launched his own gravel ride event called Pay Dirt.

MC-ing the discussion is gravel racer extraordinaire Yuri Hauswald, and he brings us through all the major topics affecting gravel cycling and racing today. Everything from why gravel is so hot right now, how they've built their races so big (or why they've chosen not to), getting more women to show up and how the industry can do better, and what effect it'll have when the pros really start showing up and crushing us mere mortals. It's a lot, running a hair over two hours, so we split this into two parts. If you want to know what the state of gravel riding and racing is, this conversation will both enlighten and entertain!

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028 - VanDOit explains everything about solar, battery & power for #Vanlife

028 - VanDOit explains everything about solar, battery & power for #Vanlife

January 14, 2020

In this episode, VanDOit’s mad scientist Jared McCauslin talks us through everything we ever wanted to know (and didn’t know to ask) about custom electrical systems for your camper van, Sprinter, Transit or whatever adventure vehicle you’re building.

We talk about the pros and cons of Solar Power, how and why to use it, what it will and won’t do, and how much you need for your adventure camper van.

They put about 400W on a standard install, and say it pays for itself in about year three by saving on battery replacements. More importantly, it helps keep everything electrical running efficiently, serves as a backup to make sure your car will start, and gives you enough juice to run a few conveniences in the evening.’

But it’s about more than just the number of watts your solar panels can pump out. It’s also about the type of batteries you have. The most common battery types for custom vans are Lead Acid, Lithium Ion, or AGM. The latter is what VanDOit uses, and they all recharge and discharge at different rates, and in different ways. All of which can affect your ability to  power equipment inside the vehicle when you’re off grid.

There’s also a lot of talk about battery type, technology and rates of charge and discharge. Sound too geeky? Not if you want to make smart decisions about which appliances you choose for your van,  how you use them and ways to conserve power. We also talk about why Lithium Ion batteries aren’t always the best choice (they’re expensive, and require far more computer management to maintain), and why they use AGM Deep Cycle batteries.

We really go down the rabbit hole on this one, talking about everything from wire gauge and type, the differences between AC and DC power and how it’s used inside a camper van, how to properly use a generator, and more.

If you’re thinking about wiring your own custom van, this is a must listen because there is so, SOOOO much to consider. Even choosing the wrong type of wire can really mess things up down the road.

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027 - VanDOit, Part 1: How to build a custom camper van

027 - VanDOit, Part 1: How to build a custom camper van

January 6, 2020

Lovin' the idea of the #Vanlife but not sure where to start? VanDOit walks us through the entire process of building out your own custom camper van. In this episode, we talk about everything from choosing the right size van, gas vs. diesel, DIY vs. pro, how to get an RV loan on a custom van, where you can park and sleep, what options you need, and more. They even tell us what you need to watch out for if you're buying a used van as the foundation of your own conversion project.

This is just Part One! If you really want to geek out, be sure to find and subscribe to the Bikerumor Podcast on your favorite player. In Part Two, we go full geek on how to create the perfect electrical system for your camper van, discussing everything from batteries to solar to alternators and so much more. Seriously, our heads almost exploded by the end of that one. Part Three discusses all the creature comforts, insulation, paneling, and everything you put inside the van. It's a killer mini-series, stay tuned. And be sure to check out our VanDOit factory tour, too!

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026 - How Tifosi Optics started

026 - How Tifosi Optics started

December 16, 2019

Ever wonder how Tifosi Optics got started? And how they've grown against the juggernauts like Oakley, Smith and more? And outlasted efforts from Giro and Specialized to enter the cycling sunglasses game?

It's all here in this episode, where Tyler interviews co-founder Joe Earley about how he and his wife launched and have grown Tifosi into one of the largest sunglasses brands in specialty retail.

This episode originally aired as part of Tyler's entrepreneurship/startup podcast series, The Build Cycle. Check it that out on your favorite podcast player if you'd like to hear more startup stories from outdoor, cycling and adventurous lifestyle brands.

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025 - Megan Dean’s Marvelous Moth Attack!

025 - Megan Dean’s Marvelous Moth Attack!

November 1, 2019

For our final interview in our series on the people around the Philadelphia Bike Expo and SRAM Framebuilder Inclusivity Scholarship, we have the pleasure of speaking to my friend (and occasional Madison partner), the marvelous Megan Dean of Moth Attack. The most experienced of the builders in this series, Megan is also the least ornamental. Rather than focus on flare, Megan obsesses over handling and ride feel, fitting ride experience and bike to rider. As a result her bikes are clean, and her range of product tends to expand as her personal riding tastes do.

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024 - Fab Fabricator Danielle Schön of Schön Studio

024 - Fab Fabricator Danielle Schön of Schön Studio

October 29, 2019

Canadian builder Danielle Schön is all about growth. Like her colleague and hero, Julie Ann Pedalino, Danielle Schön of Schön Studio is a skill hoarder - she's always looking for new things to learn, master, and add to her evolving toolkit. But where Pedalino's path has lead her to computer aided design and CNC machining to realize her creative vision, Schön has skewed more visceral.

Her constant need for growth and personal development has helped her to build an impressive portfolio of work and technical chops - which she will discuss in detail in the podcast.

As a builder, the exciting thing for me is how she is a top notch fabricator first. Like other builders in this series, because she comes from outside the craft, Schön is freed from the dominant narratives and traditions around what a bike should be. As a result, Schön's solutions and construction can take unexpected and delightful turns. She deeply understands the opportunity of her material and her process - that is her guide.

Check out the full post on Bikerumor.com for gorgeous photos of Schön's custom bicycles!

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023 - Framebuilder Jackie Mautner’s Breadwinner is Untitled

023 - Framebuilder Jackie Mautner’s Breadwinner is Untitled

October 24, 2019

By day, Jackie Mautner is the mild-mannered production manager at Breadwinner Cycles, working alongside Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan and honing bread and butter frame building brazing and finishing skills at their secret North Portland production compound/cafe.

But after school? Jackie applies that level of craftsmanship to her side project, Untitled Cycles, a space she has been developing for her own exploration and to make room for collaborations. Coming at cycling and building frames from the perspective of a fine artist and architect (as well as with the experimental flare of a hardcourt bike polo enthusiast), Jackie is not burdened by having to adhere to dominant narratives within cycling that often put a given bicycle style or type in a rigidly defined box.

As a result, Jackie's bikes are really fun to look at and absorb. She plays with levels of fidelity in the holistic structure of the frame, creating moments to appreciate from the dropout and joint level to bilaminate and structural themes that pull lines and detail across the entire frame and bike. Sounds vague? Good. You should be listening to Jackie describe it anyway.

And with that, meet the second builder headed to the Philadelphia Bike Expo as part of the PBExSRAM Framebuilder Inclusivity Scholarship: Jackie Mautner.

She's the new kid in town.

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022 - Framebuilder Julie Ann Pedalino outdoes herself

022 - Framebuilder Julie Ann Pedalino outdoes herself

October 15, 2019

Amongst framebuilders, there are those that other frame builders look up to for inspiration, and gaze upon with admiration. While relatively young in the game, Julie Ann Pedalino's intricate and artful designs truly take bicycle construction to a new level. They're equal parts fun and function, with some absolutely mind-blowing details. And attention to detail. This is one episode you definitely need to click over to the full post on Bikerumor just to check out all the photos of her latest show bikes:

https://wp.me/p75C1p-WzO

This episode is part of Anna's takeover, featuring female builders, leaders and doers as we head into the 2019 Philly Bike Expo. Stay tuned and hit subscribe to check out the first two before these, and catch the rest!

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021 - Brooklyn Fowler explains SRAM’s Inclusivity Scholarship

021 - Brooklyn Fowler explains SRAM’s Inclusivity Scholarship

October 9, 2019

This is the second installment in a series of podcast interviews with the folks around the Philadelphia Bike Expo and SRAM Inclusivity Scholarship. In this episode, we chat with one of the key players in bringing this project to be, Brooklyn Fowler of SRAM.

Brooklyn is best described as a powerful undercurrent in an industry that values big waves. They are one of those folks in cycling that you may not know but whose impact you have certainly felt. In addition to being one of the most technically knowledgable folks in the cycling industry in the world, Brooklyn has also been an enthusiastic and passionate advocate for the rider and mechanic experience. They have been a central, though behind-the-scenes, figure in stoking grassroots efforts to facilitate inclusivity in the cycling industry and are an important touchpoint for many.

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020 - Bina Bilenky’s Philly Bike Expo…for the people!

020 - Bina Bilenky’s Philly Bike Expo…for the people!

September 27, 2019

Bina Bilenky is what you would call a real, deal bicycle industry lifer. She grew up sorting, organizing, and cleaning shop at Bilenky Cycle Works, her father's (Stephen) bicycle company. As she grew up, she worked her way through the administrative side of the company, taking orders, keeping things organized and herding Bilenky's famous shop cats, professionally. While traveling around the US promoting Bilenky Cycle Works, Bina and Stephen saw an opportunity for an east coast show, one that would be designed to be a public bicycle exhibition with a deliberately broad-reaching bent.

Thus, the Philadelphia Bike Expowas born - and since year two, the show has been in the very capable hands of show organizer, director, and current owner Bina Bilenky.

For the full episode show notes, click here.

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019 - Ayesha McGowan shifts the conversation toward more representation

019 - Ayesha McGowan shifts the conversation toward more representation

August 29, 2019

Ayesha McGowan, also known as A Quick Brown Fox, is the first mainstream African-American female pro cyclist. And she's racing for more than just podium spots...it's about #RepresentationMatters. As the saying goes, just showing up is half the battle, but in her case, being present means having a presence that other people of color can relate to. She lets them envision themselves on the starting line, in the peloton, and, occasionally, on the podium.

In this episode, we talk about why representation, diversity and inclusion matters. Not just in cycling, but of course that's our focus. It's a great conversation, and an important one that we hope you'll listen to all the way through...and then share it with as many friends and cyclists as you can.

You can check out more of Ayesha's videos and podcast, and support her racing via Patreon, from her website. Follow her on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram, or check her blog here.

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018 - GoPro tells how to make action videos worth watching

018 - GoPro tells how to make action videos worth watching

August 15, 2019

Ever wondered why your action cam footage never turns into anything remotely close to what GoPro pumps out? So did we, so we reached out directly to the source to find out what settings, mounts, accessories and other tricks they use to create such amazing action videos. In this episode, GoPro Senior Video Production Artist Nick Mitzenmacher explains it all, as well as tips on audio and the art of story telling. If you're looking to up your action video game, this is a must-listen episode!

Check out the full post on Bikerumor.com for links and a quick recap of the main settings and tips from this episode!

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017 - A casual conversation w/ Defeet & Shimano

017 - A casual conversation w/ Defeet & Shimano

July 25, 2019

This is one of our most fun conversation yet!

We invited Shimano's new road brand manager, Nick Legan, over to ride Greensboro's gravel on the new GRX mechanical group. DeFeet's sales & brand manager, Rob Dickerson, joined us, and we kicked things off with a ride over to Watt's bike shop for a couple beers. Then we all sat down for a roundtable discussion on aero socks, gravel groups, e-bikes and inclusivity, mixing and matching road and mountain bike groups, and a whole lot more. Want to hear what all sides of the industry think about all sorts of things? Hit play for an entertaining chat full of surprises!

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016 - Silca explains why tariffs are bad

016 - Silca explains why tariffs are bad

July 8, 2019

Want to know why the trade war with China and its tariffs are only going to send more jobs OUT of America? And why they'll make many of your bikes and components and accessories more expensive without doing anything to stimulate our home economy?

In this episode, Silca founder Josh Poertner tells us how he acquired and has rebuilt the legendary brand before we dive deep into how and why the tariffs are bad for business. There's more to it than you think, and it's created a situation that let's domestic materials suppliers gouge their customers, too. It's bad, but knowledge is power, and after hearing this, you  may rethink all those empty promises that come around in the next election cycle.

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015 - Shimano’s Nick Murdick explains everything

015 - Shimano’s Nick Murdick explains everything

June 15, 2019

During the new XT/SLX launch, we sat down with Shimano's North American Mountain Bike Product Manager, Nick Murdick, to discuss all the things. We opened it up to reader questions and got a TON of great ones, and Nick answers them all. And he gives us a complete masterclass on chain lube...you'll leave this knowing more than you ever thought you should about how to properly lube your chain, what to use, and how long it lasts. It's awesome!

Following the interview, we discuss some of other things you were asking about, like Microspline availability and Shimano's apparent problem with online retail pricing (it's not as simple of a fix as you might thing, and we explain why).

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014 - Apidura founder Tori Fahey unpacks her startup story

014 - Apidura founder Tori Fahey unpacks her startup story

June 10, 2019

As the gravel scene explodes, more and more riders are looking for longer adventures. And Apidura is right there with a bag for that, with arguably some of the best aesthetics on the market. In this interview, founder Tori Fahey (pronounced "fay") tells us where the inspiration to start the company came from, how they design the bags, and the challenges of launching and growing.

And Watts and Tyler give a few more hints as to our intro/outro voiceover's identity...see if you can guess who she is and we'll send you a pile of goodies!

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013 - Pivot’s Chris Cocalis goes off about mountain bike design

013 - Pivot’s Chris Cocalis goes off about mountain bike design

May 20, 2019

Pivot founder Chris Cocalis has some strong opinions about mountain bike design, and it shows through in the tight tolerances and high precision construction of his bikes. But how and why does he love pressfit bottom brackets so much when they're the bane of many riders' existences? Why does he thing we should be riding smaller frames? It's all here in this very entertaining episode, recorded from the launch of a new XC bike. For the full post, and to see the new bike, stay tuned to Bikerumor.com!

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