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The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 18 – Are Electronics on Your Mountain Bike Good or Bad?

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The Pinkbike Podcast: Episode 18 – Are Electronics on Your Mountain Bike Good or Dangerous?

No, we’re not speaking e-bikes at this time. On the lengthy record of subjects that we riders appear to have robust, heartfelt opinions about, digital elements most likely sit nearer to the highest than the underside. Heck, scroll by way of the remark feed beneath a Di2, AXS, or Fox Live Valve article and also you’re more likely to discover a bunch of people that appear to consider that microchips and copper wires pose an over-priced existential risk to the game. And whereas we possible will not ever have to fret about synthetic intelligence selecting our traces for us, there is no denying that high-tech comes with a excessive value that is onerous to justify. Particularly when that new battery-powered thingy prices 4 occasions as a lot because the battery-less thingy you have already got that does the job simply wonderful. Hhmm, so what is the level?

In what became a little bit of a ‘Mike VS Mike‘ podcast, I make a case for digital elements whereas Kazimer makes an attempt to win me over by utilizing widespread sense. I am principally impervious to widespread sense, although, and I am additionally satisfied that electronics can supply us tangible benefits on the path, particularly sooner or later. In any case, this is not solely about at this time; it is about what is going on to occur method down the highway. Cable-operated drivetrains and analog suspension will proceed to get higher and will not even disappear, that is for positive, so why should not manufacturers examine extra superior options?

Kazimer votes for metal cables and analog suspension, whereas I am selecting a future that makes use of Bluetooth and batteries. Who do you agree with?

Obtainable on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, or wherever else you get your podcasts.

August sixth, 2020

Does anybody know the place I left my charger?

Hosted by Mike Levy (normally) and that includes a rotating forged of the editorial group and different visitors, the Pinkbike Podcast is a weekly replace on all the most recent tales from world wide of mountain biking, in addition to some frank dialogue about tech, racing, and all the things in between.

Earlier Pinkbike Podcasts
Episode 1 – Why Are Bikes So Expensive?
Episode 2 – Where the Hell is the Grim Donut?
Episode 3 – Pond Beaver Tech
Episode 4 – Why is Every Bike a Trail Bike?
Episode 5 – Can You Trust Bike Reviews?
Episode 6 – Over Biked Or Under Biked?
Episode 7 – Wild Project Bikes
Episode 8 – Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?
Episode 9 – Why Are We Doing a Cross-Country Field Test?
Episode 10 – Getting Nerdy About Bike Setup
Episode 11 – Are We Going Racing This Year?
Episode 12 – What’s the Future of Bike Shops?
Episode 13 – Are Bikes Too Regular Now?
Episode 14 – What Bikes Would Pinkbike Editors Buy?
Episode 15 – What’s Holding Mountain Biking Back?
Episode 16 – Who’s Your Mountain Biking Hero?
Episode 17 – XC Field Test Insider


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