Introducing Red Bull’s Just Ride Podcast: Rachel Atherton Reflects on Her Family and Career
Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
by Downtime MTB
12h ago
This week we have something a bit different for you. At Downtime we’re all about the gravity side of things, but if you’ve ever fancied dipping your toe into the waters of other cycling disciplines then I’ve got a podcast recommendation for you, that’s hosted by none other than Eliot Jackson and Rob Warner. Just Ride from Red Bull sees Eliot and Rob jump into the worlds of BMX, gravel, road racing… they’ve even spoken to someone who circumnavigated the globe on a penny farthing! In each episode, Rob and Eliot are joined by a different guest from the world of cycling, to share crazy stories and ..read more
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Finding Your Authentic Self – Dan Griffiths aka Moonhead Media
Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
by Downtime MTB
1w ago
Today, I’m joined by Dan Griffiths, aka Moonhead Media, known for his stunning mountain bike photography. In this episode, we’re going beyond the photos, diving deep into Dan’s personal journey. From capturing those jaw-dropping moments to confronting the challenges of mental health, Dan shares his unfiltered story with us. We’ll hear how Dan’s journey has been marked by bold leaps of faith and unwavering trust in the universe. He’s been brave enough to go all in, following his passion and embracing the unknown with open arms. Prepare to be inspired as we dive into the heart of creativity and ..read more
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Your Biggest Mountain Bike Fitness Challenges Solved
Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
by Downtime MTB
2w ago
Today, I’m joined by Ben Plenge from the Strength Factory and we’re diving headfirst into the world of mountain bike fitness, tackling some of the most pressing questions from you, the listeners. From battling arm pump to fine-tuning your nutrition and hydration strategies, we leave no stone unturned. Join us as we explore topics ranging from race-day approaches to maintaining optimal shoulder health, and even how to tailor training for the younger riders out there. Plus, we’ll be delving into the realm of supplements, helping you find the must-haves and avoid wasting money. Whether you’re a s ..read more
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Fighting For His Life: Iago Garay
Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
by Downtime MTB
1M ago
Today I’m joined by one of the most stylish enduro riders on the planet, Iago Garay. Iago’s story is one of passion, perseverance, hard work and dedication. In this episode, we’ll explore the pivotal moments that shaped Iago’s journey, from his introduction to mountain biking to his unique story of how he turned professional and got his big break. We’ll also dive into the future of enduro racing, gaining valuable insights from Iago’s unique and positive perspective as a seasoned competitor. But perhaps most importantly, we’ll discuss Iago’s incredible resilience in the face of adversity, inclu ..read more
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Rémy Métailler’s Winning Formula, Riding Advice and More
Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
by Downtime MTB
1M ago
Today we’re sitting down for a long overdue catch up with mountain biking legend Remy Metailler. In this episode, we discuss the action from Hardline Tasmania, explore the dynamic between racing and the influencer culture dominating YouTube and social media, and unravel the intricacies of collaborating with partners in the industry. Along the way, we’ll also tackle the evolving landscape of enduro racing, the growing popularity of eBikes, and glean invaluable riding tips and advice from Remy himself. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Remy Metailler. You can wa ..read more
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That Amazing Run at Hardline Tasmania With Louise Ferguson
Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
by Downtime MTB
1M ago
Today, we’re diving into the adrenaline-fuelled world of Red Bull Hardline with none other than the fearless Louise Ferguson. Strap in as we explore Lou’s electrifying performance in Tasmania, where she pushed the boundaries of possibility and left an indelible mark on the mountain bike landscape. From saying no to her first Hardline invite, to being one of the first two women on the planet to complete a top to bottom Hardline race run, join us as we unravel the exhilarating tale of Louise Ferguson’s unforgettable ride at one of the most legendary events in the mountain biking calendar. Stay t ..read more
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Chasing Trail Bike Perfection: The Evolution of the Canyon Spectral
Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
by Downtime MTB
1M ago
Today I’m joined by Leo Malmeryd, the lead engineer behind the latest evolution of the Canyon Spectral. Leo will be sharing insights into the meticulous development process that brought forth this new iteration of the Spectral, as they take an evolutionary approach in search of trail bike perfection. But that’s not all – I’m hitting the trails with Jonny Matthews, to put the new Canyon Spectral through its paces. Together, we’ll compare its performance against its predecessor, which we both loved, unraveling the subtle yet impactful changes that Leo and his team have crafted. Get ready for a t ..read more
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Brad Simms’ Thrilling Ride from BMX to Mountain Biking
Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
by Downtime MTB
2M ago
Today, I’m joined by BMX legend turned mountain biker, Brad Simms. From his humble beginnings in BMX, Brad has carved a path with resilience and passion that continues to inspire riders around the globe. But Brad’s story is more than just about bikes; it’s about exploration, adaptation, and a spirit of adventure. Join us as we journey through Brad’s experiences. Discover the challenges, triumphs, and unexpected twists that have shaped Brad’s path, as he shares candid insights into his life on and off the bike. From riding with BMX legends to forging new connections in the mountain biking commu ..read more
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Crafting Champions: Inside the New Intense Factory Racing Team
Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
by Downtime MTB
2M ago
Today I’m joined by Joe Breeden and Olly Morris, the team owner and team manager for the new Intense Factory Racing team. We hear what led to Joe deciding to form the team and what his vision for Intense Factory Racing looks like. Joe, Olly and I discuss what it takes to create a high-performance environment, the meticulous selection of riders and staff and just how hard it is to get support in the current bike industry climate. What’s clear in this episode is the energy and passion that Joe and Olly have, providing great insight into the importance of not just the equipment you ride, but the ..read more
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Jordan Williams’ Dominating Debut – Inside His Rollercoaster First Season
Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast
by Downtime MTB
2M ago
Today I’m joined by Jordan Williams. Jordan began his elite career with an amazing win at the opening round in Lenzerheide. The season that followed would bring new challenges for Jordan that became invaluable opportunities for personal and professional growth. In this episode, Jordan shares candidly about the highs and lows of his season, from the exhilarating moment watching Loic’s split go red in Lenzerheide, to the challenges he navigated behind the scenes. We delve into his transition to a prototype bike for 2024 and his plans to come out swinging when we kick off the season in Fort Willi ..read more
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