BikeRadar Podcast Ep 5 | Why do bikes all look the same?

All road bikes look identical, all mountain bikes look different. Why's that then? Plus, we talk cross-over tech and social media influencing

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The BikeRadar Podcast is back, with Episode 5! This month tech ed Tom is joined by senior writer Jack and tech guru Seb to discuss the finer points of bicycle design, the cross-pollination of technology from mountain bikes to road and the ever-changing world of social media.


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All the links you need

Social media links

There are loads of riders to follow on social media, but as mentioned in the podcast, here are some of our favourites.

On the road side of things, Taylor Phinney, Marianne Vos, Lachlan Morton, Lizzie Deignan, and Greg van Avermaet are good follows, as are EF Education First and incredible photographers Ashley Gruber and Jered Gruber.

We also find Cat3Memes, gravel_tryhard, Feedzone News and Bicycle Pubes worthy of a giggle or two, from time to time.

We’re fans of State Bicycle Co’s Riding Fixed, Up Mountains, With Pros YouTube playlist (as well as our very own!)

When it comes to the world of dirt, there are dozens worthy of a follow. Pro riders, such as Brendan Fairclough, Olly Wilkins, Cécile Ravanel, Wyn Masters, Kaos Seagrave, Kade Edwards, Rachel Atherton, Loose Dog Lewis, Yoann Barelli and Amaury Pierron are great. We also like Squids on Tour, Mad Dog Boris, Sven Martin, Manon Carpenter and Ben Cathro.

Finally, if you really want to follow our stable of accounts, look out for BikeRadar, MBUK Magazine, Cycling Plus, Jack Luke, Seb Stott, Aoife Glass, Joe Norledge, Mildred Locke, Matthew Allen and Tom Marvin.

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