We talk our tech predictions for the bicycle industry in 2019 (including more tubeless tires and sustainable materials), how the peloton responds on words of former pro trying to relive his glory days at Paris-Roubaix, and railing against the claim that millennial cyclists are snowflakes.
Discussing visibility for women in cycling and sports, why road bikes sales are declining, how some cyclists have come to terms with having to break traffic laws, and the time it takes to commute to work may actually take less time than you think.
This episode is a mix of local, national and international news. The main focus is a discussion of Paris-Roubaix, followed by our thoughts on the situation in Big Sur, highlighted by recent media articles. This episode is sponsored by the CERVÉLO Belgian Waffle Ride.
The majority of our conversation involves a statement UCI made Wednesday afternoon that they would be suspending disc brakes on bikes in professional racing. This comes after a Movistar rider, Fran Ventoso, was severely injured during a crash at Paris Roubaix when he sliced his leg on a disc brake. We share our thoughts on disc brakes and its place in road racing.