Ellen Noble is one of the best cyclocross racers in the USA, and Alexey Vermeulen is one of the best time trialists in the country, so what the heck are they doing at the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road, and what have they learned coming from different disciplines into MTB? This episode is packed full of fascinating insights that will help us all appreciate and enjoy riding more!
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Dialed Health's Derek Teel joins Jonathan for a discussion on modern geometry, mixed wheel sizes, a a deep dive on nutrition, weight management and strength training for mountain bikers. Enjoy!
Jonathan and Steven cover news including the beautiful new Intense M29 and "interesting" YT Jeffsy 29 release, plus a great set of questions from listeners including crank arm length, oval chainrings, flats vs. clips, skinwall tires and getting more kids on bikes. Thanks for listening and enjoy!
Your questions answered on Christmas Eve by Jonathan and Steven. Enjoy, share and rate!
Topics covered include: Team Rumors 2019, bike race registration and bike test season, reliable droppers, the USAC conundrum, watches vs. head units, our favorite "cheap" bikes, ceramic coating vs. vinyl wrapping, our favorite bottom bracket standard (not what you think...), how to stop your fork from diving, best first MTB for roadies, fashion "rules" of helmets and eyewear, the strange utilization of removable cheek pads, cross-training for MTB, use cases for the Quarq Shockwiz, why a full suspension is better for Leadville, when should you replace your helmet, how to avoid hand and arm fatigue while riding and more!
Many of you are planning next year's big riding and racing plans, and we feel like in 2019 there is a race format for every type of rider. Keegan joined us as we went through each format of racing, how to train for them, what equipment you need, our favorite events for each genre, and pro tips for each. It's packed full of useful info, so enjoy, share and rate!
We’re back with an extra-long episode! Steven outlines his guide to discovering Mechanical Trail, team rumors, the outlandish Trust The Message fork, a discussion on Red Bull Rampage, OZ Trails Off-Road and why it was so hard on equipment, a whole bunch of listener questions, the Vorsprung Luftkappe, and why blinky lights are actually a good idea.
Designing, testing and producing a mountain bike is an enormously complex process. It delivers an end product that often times gets watered down by reviews to terms like “longer, lower, slacker”, and “modern geometry”, keeping the original intent and nuance of the bike occulted from the would-be buyer.
Yeti’s Peter “Stretch" Zawistowski has a way of making complex topics seem simple while still giving you all the detail you need to understand what goes into making a bike perform the way it does. This episode goes deep, then doses you with enough simplicity to make it all logical.
Listen, get smart, enjoy a convo with the one of the leading minds in bike engineering, and head over to our Instagram to see a diagram that Stretch worked up to illustrate the crucial datapoint of “mechanical trail”.
Riding in wet, slippery and muddy conditions is extremely tricky, and frankly, Steven and I aren't very good at it. So, we sat down with Geoff Kabush in his hometown of Squamish, BC after a very wet and rainy ride to learn what equipment changes and techniques help you ride better in the wet.