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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.
Interbike has brought the industry to our hometown, and Jeff Cayley of Worldwide Cyclery joins us for a casual discussion on overlooked details shuttling, why bike shops aren't dead and what we need to do, Park Tool's controversial law suit, the future of bike trade shows and festivals, why SRAM eTap Eagle has not been released yet, and the polarizing paint job of Steven's new Jekyll 29. Enjoy and share!
Steven is back with the new Jekyll 29, we talk about the best race we've seen in years, Yeti's new SB150 and SB130 bikes, and answer your questions on everything from protecting your frame to mixing brake pad and rotor brands. Tune in and share!
It's World Championships weekend, and after talking to some of the athletes, I realized the logistics of international competition are rarely understood by us average punters, so we called up Team USA's Keegan Swenson on the eve of World Championships to learn about the event, this year's XCO course and how Keegan is preparing for a World Champs PR. Enjoy!
This week's podcast features a conversation with Yeti Cycles' Geoff Kabush and Jonathan, taken from an episode of TrainerRoad's Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
The discussions covers everything from equipment and nutrition, to training and technique, plus one awesome story about the massive Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming and an Olympic pin.
Tune in and enjoy the nerdery!
Supporting a racer is more complex than you think, and despite a racer's best efforts, a bad crew can ruin an otherwise perfect race day. Episode 59 has everything we've learned from crewing races and supporting racers, along with our thoughts on the latest product releases and racing action. Enjoy!
We're back with answers to your questions on how to make cheap brakes better, cornering technique, fast rolling vs. grippy tires, trail bike choices and 13 other questions! We are going to try to make question episodes more frequent, so keep submitting to MTBpodcast.com, and we'll try to answer all!
What happens when a pro mountain biker becomes an event organizer? You get great races, but you also get a very knowledgable perspective on event organization. Steven and I are like most of you in that we don't understand event organization well enough, so we grilled Clint with our questions and came away wiser. Tune in and get smart!