BikeRadar Podcast Ep 5 | Why do bikes all look the same?

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<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/Screenshot-2019-07-10-at-15.42.14-75e8ea3.png?quality=90&resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/Screenshot-2019-07-10-at-15.42.14-75e8ea3.png?quality=45&amp;resize=1200,799 1200w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/Screenshot-2019-07-10-at-15.42.14-75e8ea3.png?quality=90&amp;resize=960,639 960w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/Screenshot-2019-07-10-at-15.42.14-75e8ea3.png?quality=90&amp;resize=720,479 720w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/Screenshot-2019-07-10-at-15.42.14-75e8ea3.png?quality=90&amp;resize=576,383 576w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/Screenshot-2019-07-10-at-15.42.14-75e8ea3.png?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/Screenshot-2019-07-10-at-15.42.14-75e8ea3.png?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-389492 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="Jack falling off a bike" title="Jack falling off a bike" /> <p>The <em>BikeRadar Podcast</em> is back, with Episode 5! This month tech ed Tom is joined by senior writer Jack and tech guru Seb to discuss the finer points of bicycle design, the cross-pollination of technology from mountain bikes to road and the ever-changing world of social media.</p>
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<div class="img-container img-container–landscape-thumbnail"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/bmc-podcast-c509bc0-e1562835621858.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=620,413&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/bmc-podcast-c509bc0-e1562835621858.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=728,484&amp;background=white 728w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/bmc-podcast-c509bc0-e1562835621858.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/bmc-podcast-c509bc0-e1562835621858.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/bmc-podcast-c509bc0-e1562835621858.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/07/bmc-podcast-c509bc0-e1562835621858.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-389493 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail img-container__image" alt="BMC road bike" title="BMC road bike pic for podcast" data-source-name="Matt Pacocha"></div>
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<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> BMC’s 2010 TeamMachine is one influential bike!</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"> <i>Matt Pacocha</i></span>
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<p>As ever, leave us comments, questions and suggestions!</p>
<h2>We want your feedback</h2>
<p>Given this is only episode 5, we’re still new to this Podcasting malarky, so, if you have time, we would really appreciate your feedback.</p>
<p>We’ve created <a href="https://forms.gle/iH8aNTY6QnuFM1mz8">a very simple, very short, totally anonymous survey</a>, so if you have a spare minute, please let us know your thoughts!</p>
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<h2>All the links you need</h2>
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<li><a href="https://www.uci.org/docs/default-source/equipment/clarificationguideoftheucitechnicalregulation-2018-05-02-eng_english.pdf?sfvrsn=fd56e265_54">Lugano Charter – UCI technical regulations – it’s quite the read…</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/features/weve-designed-the-mountain-bike-of-the-future/">We’ve designed the bike of the future!</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/features/the-ultimate-guide-to-mountain-bike-rear-suspension-systems/">The ultimate guide to rear suspension systems</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/features/10-of-the-best-performance-road-tires-lab-tested/">10 of the best road tyres, lab tested</a></li>
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<h3>Social media links</h3>
<p>There are loads of riders to follow on social media, but as mentioned in the podcast, here are some of our favourites.</p>
<p>On the road side of things, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/taylorphinney/?hl=en">Taylor Phinney</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mariannevosofficial/">Marianne Vos</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/lachlanmorton/?hl=en">Lachlan Morton,</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/ByvFxWvp-ha/">Lizzie Deignan</a>, and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/gregvanavermaet/?hl=en">Greg van Avermaet</a> are good follows, as are <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ef.educationfirst.procycling/">EF Education First</a> and incredible photographers <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ashleygruber/">Ashley Gruber</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jeredgruber/">Jered Gruber</a>.</p>
<p>We also find <a href="https://www.instagram.com/cat3memes/">Cat3Memes</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/gravel_tryhard/">gravel_tryhard</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/feedzonenews/?hl=en">Feedzone News</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/bicyclepubes/?hl=en">Bicycle Pubes</a> worthy of a giggle or two, from time to time.</p>
<p>We’re fans of State Bicycle Co’s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVYzXiEf3x0&amp;list=PL09Sputgo9X5wrc8zOzNZM-wuUCJZMZHx">Riding Fixed, Up Mountains, With Pros</a> YouTube playlist (as well as <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/bikeradar/featured">our very own</a>!)</p>
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<p>When it comes to the world of dirt, there are dozens worthy of a follow. Pro riders, such as <a href="https://www.instagram.com/brendog1/?hl=en">Brendan Fairclough</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/odub_23/?hl=en">Olly Wilkins</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ravanel_mtb/?hl=en">Cécile Ravanel</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/wynmasters/?hl=en">Wyn Masters</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/kaosseagrave/?hl=en">Kaos Seagrave</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/kade_2000/?hl=en">Kade Edwards</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxM93L3hBXZ/">Rachel Atherton</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/loosedoglewis/?hl=en">Loose Dog Lewis</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/yoannbarelli/?hl=en">Yoann Barelli</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/amaurypierron4/?hl=en">Amaury Pierron</a> are great. We also like <a href="https://www.instagram.com/squidsontour/?hl=en">Squids on Tour</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/maddogboris/?hl=en">Mad Dog Boris</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/svenmartinphoto/?hl=en">Sven Martin</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BxHvERaBp9B/">Manon Carpenter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ben_cathro/?hl=en">Ben Cathro</a>.</p>
<p>Finally, if you really want to follow our stable of accounts, look out for <em><a href="https://www.instagram.com/bikeradar/?hl=en">BikeRadar</a></em>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mbukmagazine/"><em>MBUK</em> Magazine</a>, <em><a href="https://www.instagram.com/cyclingplus/?hl=en">Cycling Plus</a></em>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jacquelucque/?hl=en">Jack Luke</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/seb_stott_on_bikes/?hl=en">Seb Stott,</a> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/silverstrange/?hl=en">Aoife Glass</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/jimmytheexploder1/">Joe Norledge</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mildredlocke/">Mildred Locke</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/matthewcballen/">Matthew Allen</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/tommarvin1/">Tom Marvin</a>.</p>
<h2>How to listen to the <em>BikeRadar</em> <em>Podcast</em>
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<p>If you want to download the <em>BikeRadar Podcast</em> to your iPhone, you can find it on <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/bikeradar-monthly-02-sram-or-shimano-battle-groupsets/id1461106709?i=1000441491104">iTunes</a>, alternatively, it can be streamed via <a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/6ere0SEdzoj4a4pI9q2Dcf">Spotify</a> and all the other usual podcast services.</p>
<h2>Previous <em>BikeRadar</em> <em>Podcast</em> episodes</h2>
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<a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/bikeradar-podcast-1/">Episode 1 – <em>Cycling Plus</em>‘ Bike of the Year Special</a> (<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/6aLvE13Bge7WC7AWbiR3LS?si=Rg6LZGRrRqGinJtE4uKHxQ">Spotify</a>/<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/cycling-plus-bike-of-the-year-special/id1461106709?i=1000436456121">iTunes</a>)</li>
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<a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/bikeradar-podcast-2/">Episode 2 – <em>MBUK</em>‘s Trail Bike of the Year Special</a> (<a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/7M96zuMyt5OWlv83PwjMwg?si=oUeQ0t8_SW-Hk7URSc9RmA">Spotify</a>/<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mbuks-trail-bike-of-the-year-special/id1461106709?i=1000437715716">iTunes</a>)</li>
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<a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/bikeradar-podcast-3/">Episode 3 – The <em>BikeRadar</em> Podcast – How do £10k bikes even exist?</a> (<a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/5NbmsbZyu0SbhCdaRCF9dr">Spotify</a>/<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/first-bikeradar-monthly-super-bikes-helmet-tech-e-road/id1461106709?i=1000438618151">iTunes</a>)</li>
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<a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/bikeradar-podcast-ep4-sram-or-shimano/">Episode 4 – The BikeRadar Podcast – SRAM versus Shimano, and more!</a> (<a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/6ere0SEdzoj4a4pI9q2Dcf">Spotify</a>/<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/bikeradar-monthly-02-sram-or-shimano-battle-groupsets/id1461106709?i=1000441491104">iTunes</a>)</li>
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<h2 class="mceTemp">Previous <em>BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast</em> episodes</h2>
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<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/bikeradar-tech-talk-podcast-1-fork-offset/"><em>Bik</em><em>eRadar Tech Talk Podcast</em> Ep 1: Fork Offset — all you need to know</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/news/bikeradar-tech-t%E2%80%A6spension-dampers/"><em>BikeRadar Tech Talk Podcast</em> Ep 2: Mountain bike suspension dampers</a></li>
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