The Paceline Podcast #14

The Paceline Podcast #14

The UCI puts the brakes on disc brakes in the pro peloton. The Paceline goes over the claim of one rider that is at the center of this reversal and the lack of spine within the power structure of pro cycling.

An independent report out of Europe claims to have found motors in bikes used by professionals. Part of the report claims that team managers can remotely control the motors.

E-mountain bikes showed up in a big way at Sea Otter. The Paceline takes on the touchy topic of motorized bikes on dirt trails. Plus we here from the man helped legalize E-bikes in California.

Shimano has extended DI2 to its XT line. Padraig got a first look of the group and will tell you why this is the one for most mountain bikers.

And Fatty explains his cereal diet. Yes, you too can fuel your rides with a bowl full of flakes and milk. Get out your spoons, The Paceline goes cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.



Show Links:

Disc Brake Debacle by Padraig

Watch the report on motors discovered in bikes

E-Mountain bike race report

Shimano XT Di2 first look

Fatty’s cereal diet


Image: Rosana Prada, Flickr Creative Commons

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  1. Velociraptor

    “Traditionally all of the technical developments have been based on the requirements of pro racing.”

    Monsieur Dérailleur called and wants his history back.

  2. Les.B.

    So I was in my LBS, Bike Effect and took the op to check out brake discs. I touched the edge of a disc, and all I can say is I left with my finger bleeding profusely.

    But seriously folks…..

    A solution to discs slicing through human flesh seems so obvious and simple to me, I must be missing something. Just round the outer edge of the disc. Either by sanding, or a weld bead, or some other sort of metallurgical magic..

    As for your ‘cast, I’d like to thank you for the high standards. I am hearing-challenged (too many Greatful Dead concerts in my youth), and I listen to you in my car, which is not a great audio environment. But you all speak clearly and your recording engineer does an excellent job. With other ‘casts like “This American Life”, I have to often ride the volume control. Not with youse guys. It’s always clear, I hear every syllable.

    All this, while on 2 wheels!

    1. Padraig

      Thanks for the kind words on the podcast. The credit for our sound quality and broader production standards goes to Michael “Hottie” Hotten. Fatty and I both wanted it to be good, but Hottie is the one who makes it good. His day job is radio, and his knowledge is indispensable. Without him, I’d probably never have agreed to do a podcast.

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