We discuss the new SRAM group, how gearing may make a difference, Milan-San REMO, and Scicon dropping Astana. Cast: Mike Friedman, Chad Hartley, Tim Strelecki, and Robert Curtis.
The Road Is Dead Podcast is based on what happens when people visit a bicycle business and get to talking. Topics can range widely from riding, road cycling enthusiasts, cyclocross racing, gravel racing, road racing, professional and amateur racing, grassroots cycling and events, industry discussions and trends. While based in the greater Chicagoland area regular guests are from all over. Main focus is on US domestic cycling. Guests range from Pro cyclists, industry veterans, race promoters and announcers, to just cool people that walked in. Passionate discussion you won't hear in the cycling media - we don't tow company lines and we're not afraid to discuss rumors, tell you when something is bad, or otherwise do something the others would avoid.
The crew dives in to the disqualification Kristen Faulkner from her third place finish at Strada Bianche for wearing a continuous glucose monitoring device and the implications for limiting more electronic data infusion into the sport. Do domestic teams really need radios for criteriums? Also testing a new segment - favorite pro rider of the week. Cast: Mike Friedman, Leah Sanda, Tim Strelecki, and Robert Curtis.
A large cast this week, talks about all sorts of things from Iliac artery issues to dealing with the discomfort that comes from demanding performance from your body. Cast: Chad Hartley, Debbie Dust, Leah Sandah, Mike Friedman, Tim Strelecki, Robert Curtis.
We talk about SRAM's new Force AXS launch, the temporary halting of NRS, and classified hubs tested in the pro racing. Cast: Barron Gira, Leah Sandah, Mike Friedman, Tim Strelecki.