SRAMcast #14 - Rob English of English Cycles
NAHBS is right around the corner, and if you are betting on who's going to win awards, Rob English is the closest you'll get to a sure thing. He's a highly trained mechanical engineer (Master's Degree from Cambridge) and a very respected member of the framebuilding community. Yet, unlike many of his compatriates focused on modern steel bikes with classic design appeal, Rob's bikes are incredibly advanced and innovative. This approach got us wondering about the ideas behind these designs and we just had to learn more.
So we visited Rob at his home workshop in Eugene, Oregon for this special episode of SRAMcast. In our interview with Rob, we take a deep tech dive into his building methods and philosophy. This episode is for all the custom framebuilding nerds and fans of technology out there.
SRAMcast #13 - Engineering XD & XDR Driver Bodies
In our latest episode of SRAMcast we talk to SRAM engineers Anthony Madaglia and Henrik Braedt about SRAM's XD and XDR driver body types and why they were developed.
SRAMcast #12 - Gearing Revolution
How did drivetrain gearing design end up where it is today? How has it affected the riding experience? Where might drivetrain gearing go in the future? Daniel Slusser interviews SRAM’s Road Drivetrain Chief Systems Engineer, Anthony Medaglia in the latest SRAMcast to answer these questions.
SRAMcast #11 - Andrew Talansky
Andrew Talansky has a history with SRAM dating back to his early days as an elite cyclist. A longtime fan of eTap, Zipp wheels, and Quarq power meters, Andrew reached out to us after he retired from road racing to partner with his plan to become a pro Ironman Triathlete.Talansky raced as a top pro GC rider for nine years collecting impressive wins at the Criterium du Dauphine, the US National Time Trial Championships, and scoring top 10’s at the Tour de France, the Vuelta España, and the Amgen Tour of California. We sat down with Andrew to talk about his switch to the Ironman format, learn how the adaptation to new training and racing is going, and to find out more about his long-term aspirations.
SRAMcast #10 - MotoGP Racer Cal Crutchlow
British MotoGP racer, Cal Crutchlow, is best known for his motorcycle racing exploits, but you might be surprised to learn that he’s also a huge fan of cycling. The CWM LCR Honda professional logs hundreds of miles a week on his road bike in the off-season. He’s built like a climber but his quads look to be those of a WorldTour sprinter.SRAM’s Stephan Hirsch spoke with Cal in the LCR Honda CASTROL garage at the Austrian Grand Prix. During their conversation, Cal discussed the role of cycling in his training and offered his thoughts on some of the technological crossover between road cycling and MotoGP.
SRAMcast #9 - Axeon's Jonny Brown and Christopher Blevins
Axel Merckx’ Hagens Berman Axeon team is arguably the strongest U23 development team in the world and regularly graduates riders into the WorldTour ranks. A couple of the team’s riders, Elite US National Road Champion — Johnny Brown, and reigning U23 US National Cyclocross and Elite US Mountain Bike Short Track Cross Country champion — Christopher Blevins, sat down with us to discuss the challenges of young rider development, sibling rivalry, making team mechanics angry, and even poetry. SRAM PR Specialist, Daniel Slusser spoke to Brown and Blevins at the Axeon team camp in Calabasas, California just prior to the start of the racing season.
SRAMcast #8 - Jonny and Alistair Brownlee
After achieving phenomenal success in ITU Triathlon racing with a few world championship titles between them—plus clinching four Olympic medals in triathlon—including two Gold, one Silver, and one Bronze medal in the Rio and London games, Jonny and Alistair Brownlee are ready to open a new chapter in their triathlon racing careers. Get to know triathlon’s most exciting brothers and get up to speed on where they are headed next in this episode of SRAMcast.
SRAMcast #7 - Axel Merckx
Get to know retired pro cyclist Axel Merckx and how he's preparing U23 pros for the WorldTour with his Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team in our latest episode of the SRAM podcast.
SRAMcast #6 - Chas Christiansen and Nico Deportago-Cabrera
Chas Christiansen and Nico Deportago-Cabrera are professional cyclists of a different sort. Chas is a bike messenger in San Francisco and Nico is a bike messenger in Chicago. So these guys have mastered the art of urban riding. Yet their cycling adventures don’t end there. Cycling, for Chas and Nico, is a 24/7 lifestyle. Get to know these atypical road pros in the latest episode of the SRAM Podcast.
SRAMcast #5 - Ted King
Ted King may be retired from WorldTour racing, but he isn’t slowing down. King just chalked up his second Dirty Kanza 200 gravel race title and is enjoying every minute of his “retired” pro status. SRAM PR Manager, Michael Zellmann, spoke to Ted at SRAM’s Chicago headquarters earlier in the year to learn more about Ted’s journey to this point and find out where this charismatic racer is headed next.