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Podcast: The biggest gear stories of the year

New groups from Shimano and SRAM, fast tires in various configurations, and a shout out to bike shops.

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In with the new, and out with the old!

In 2021, that meant in with more electronic groups, and out with shifting cables.

On the top end, new 12-speed semi-wireless Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra groups were big news, and the more affordable Rival eTap AXS group in SRAM’s third-tier slot was also worthy of praise.

What else made the list of the biggest gear stories of 2021? Tune in and check it out.