This week on The Wrap, Anna is off at Tri Training Camp while Nathan holds down the hosting with special guests Greg Abbott (President of NeXT Esports) and Ard Kessels (Founder and Owner of Kogel Bearings).
From the beginning of NeXT Esports Greg looked to support his team with a laser focus on the needs of the indoor cycling discipline. Therefore, he reached out to Ard to find all the efficiency savings in watts he possibly could through drivetrain efficiency. Join the trio for a deep dive into all things efficiency and even some cash savings when it comes to indoor racing and training.
Finally, the three rate this week’s fashion in the field submitted by community member Nuile Batey with the UK-based Backpedal team kit. You can make your submission at zwiftcommunitylive.com/podcast
Here are the timings of all the topics which are chaptered out on the Youtube VOD above:
0:00 Music Intro
3:24 Hello & Show intro
6:10 Welcome guests intro to Kogel & NeXT
12:35 NeXT & Kogel differences in supporting Esports Athletes
19:45 Components for watt savings applications
32:45 Durability & speed tradeoff
42:50 So what’s the real gains in Watts?
48:05 All about the wax & chains
53:45 Wax & money savings!
1:01:48 NeXT look into 2023-2024 Esport Season – Nationals | Worlds
1:09:40 Fashion Rating with kit from Nile Batey submission- Backpedal
1:14:00 Closing thoughts with Ard & Greg
1:17:30 Coacher Corner with Alex Coh addition to website & upcoming week announcements
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