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


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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

Tom Sturdy

Jack Watney

Adeline O'Moreau

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 -

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