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Designing for adventure: How framebuilders are changing bikes for rougher roads

Episode Summary

Wrapping up our first series, we've taken a trip to visit The Bicycle Academy in Frome, Somerset, to chat all things bike. The team there is best known for teaching frame building courses, and are masters of bike design across all disciplines. After geeking out about how custom bikes - and the industry in general - is changing, we also chatted to one of their alumni, framebuilder Adeline O'Moreau of Mercredi Cycles.

Episode Notes

What trends are we seeing in bike design? Can one-bike-to-do-it-all really work? Is there a sweet-spot for tyre width? What is the future of off road bicycle design?

Chatting to Tom and Jack from the Bicycle Academy and framebuilder alumni Adeline O'Moreau, we discussed the change in bike design and builds over the last few decades, and how rider demands and trends are changing the way we build and ride bikes.

Check out more from our guests:

The Bicycle Academy https://www.instagram.com/thebicycleacademy/

Tom Sturdy https://www.instagram.com/sturdycycles/

Jack Watney https://www.instagram.com/luftcycles/

Adeline O'Moreau https://www.instagram.com/m_rcredi/

Why not have a go at the route from this episode from Frome, Somerset, taking in Longleat Estate to Shearwater Lake trails. You can find it on our komoot account here:

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Cover art thanks to Hannah from Yoke Creative and Tim Wilkey (design)

Music by Vegyn - https://plzmakeitruins.bandcamp.com/