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We delve into the MTB world, talking to athletes, trainers, mechanics, brands and more, to bring you all the best insight that will inform and inspire you, and help you ride your bike faster, have more fun, and find out about more about the characters behind the sport that we love.
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Today I’m joined by Ben and James from Misspent Summers to talk about what’s going on in enduro and downhill world cup racing. Between us, we’ve experienced both disciplines online and on-site this season, so we thought we’d get together to share our thoughts on the coverage and the racing. We also wanted to cover some of the more persistent rumour…
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Alright, round four in Val di Sole is in the books and we are over halfway through the season already. Tune in as we find out how the Black Snake evolved over a wet and wild week and what went down come finals day. The 2024 season keeps on giving and Val di Sole was no exception. So sit back, hit play and listen to this Val di Sole World Cup post-r…
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Alright, we’re back to back and heading to Val di Sole this weekend for one of the most demanding tracks on the circuit. How will riders ensure they are recovered and ready to go, what does this year’s version of the track have in store for us and are we entering a new era of dominance. We cover all that and more. So sit back, hit play and listen t…
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Today I’m joined by YT Industries’ Product Development Manager, Frank Dörr to talk about their brand new Tues MK4 downhill bike. How do you take a race winning bike and improve on it, with the pressure of knowing you have 2x World Champion, Vali Höll joining the team. How do you balance the functional vs the aesthetic requirements and how do you ma…
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Alright, this weekend we’re back in Leogang, a track the riders know well, with historically tight margins. The weather has swung between sunshine and storms all week, giving the riders constantly changing track conditions to deal with. Keeping it rubber side down has been a challenge. As always, we were treated to incredible racing and I’m joined …
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Today’s episode is a little different. If you’ve listened to the podcast for a while, you’ll know that it’s very much not about me, but today it is. For a while now, Neko has been telling me that he thinks people would like to know more about me. I guess for some of you, you’ve heard my voice for years now and I’ve not shared a whole lot about myse…
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Alright, we’re back in Leogang, a track the riders know well, where margins are tight. Will electronic suspension enable those that have it to find the previously illusive perfect setup for this track of differing styles? Is Hardline the best preparation for a World Cup and how are riders that haven’t been racing since Poland keeping sharp coming i…
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Today we’re joined by We Are One founder and CEO, Dustin Adams to hear all about their incredible downhill bike and the Momentum Project, their approach to taking the bike World Cup racing. We’ll dive deep into the high-stakes world of downhill racing, exploring the relentless pursuit of speed, cutting-edge technology, and the innovative spirit tha…
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This is the second episode in our series which is supported by Fox, where I’m given access to their suspension guru and race team manager, Jordi Cortes, and each episode we’ll be joined by one of Fox’s roster of incredible athletes, to find out more about them and dig into their performance at the races and how they’ve worked alongside Fox to get t…
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Today, we’re joined by the one and only Oisin O’Callaghan. Oisin was thrust into the limelight when he joined the YT Mob and took the big win at the first time of asking, becoming your 2020 junior world champion in Leogang. From then on, Oisin’s been on a bumpy road of ups and downs which would definitely be enough to rattle most people’s confidenc…
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Alright folks, World Cup Downhill is back for round two in the brand new venue of Bielsko-Biala in Poland and this is your Maxxis tyres post-race show, where I'll be joined by Neko Mulally and Olly Morris to dig into what went on. The track developed all week long and the rain definitely made things tricky. But the riders rose to the challenge and …
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Welcome to Downtime Goes Downhill, a podcast mini-series that’s bringing you along for the ride, as we have a go at racing downhill.Downtime Goes Downhill wouldn’t be happening without the support of some incredible brands. So a massive thanks to Canyon bikes, Fox suspension, Wahoo Fitness, Fox clothing and protection, Maxxis tyres, Magura brakes a…
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Today, we’re joined by fan favourite, Eddie Masters. We’ll be chatting to Eddie about his 2023 season and the injury he picked up in Loudenvielle. Eddie shares his thoughts on the current state of enduro and downhill and what he’d like to see in the future. Why wasn’t he racing Hardline and will we see him at more in the future? As always, Eddie br…
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Alright folks, World Cup Downhill is back for round two in the brand new venue of Bielsko-Biala in Poland and this is your Maxxis tyres pre-race show, where I’ll be joined by coach to the stars, Chris Kilmurray to get the inside line on what to expect. So sit back, hit play and listen to this Poland World Cup pre-race show with Chris Kilmurray.Supp…
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Welcome to Downtime Goes Downhill, a podcast mini-series that’s bringing you along for the ride, as we have a go at racing downhill.Downtime Goes Downhill wouldn’t be happening without the support of some incredible brands. So a massive thanks to Canyon bikes, Fox suspension, Wahoo Fitness, Fox clothing and protection, Maxxis tyres, Magura brakes a…
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Today, we’re joined by world champion, world cup overall winner and winner of round one of the 2024 season in Fort William, Vali Höll. From dominating the 2023 World Cup season to making significant off-season changes like moving out of her parents' home and heading back to YT, Vali gives us an exclusive peek into her world. Tune in as we explore w…
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What a way to start the season. Fort William didn't disappoint and brought us a brutal track and incredible racing. We also saw some exciting new technology on the race track for the first time. There's a lot to discuss as the covers were finally pulled back on the 2024 World Cup downhill series. So sit back, hit play and listen to your Maxxis Tyre…
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This is the pilot for something a little different, where I’ll be supported by Fox suspension and given access to their suspension guru and race team manager, Jordi Cortes, and each episode we’ll be joined by one of Fox’s roster of incredible athletes, to find out more about them and dig into their performance at the races and how they’ve worked al…
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Today, we’re joined by athlete, presenter and podcaster, Andrew Neethling. We’ll be diving into Andrew's remarkable journey, from his professional career to the invaluable lessons he gleaned from his father, shaping his path to success. Discover how Andrew navigated the challenges of reaching the top of his sport on a shoestring budget, and why a r…
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Alright folks, after that long winter we are finally going world cup racing again and this is your Maxxis tyres pre-race show for the opening round of the downhill world up in Fort William, where I’ll be joined by coach to the stars, Chris Kilmurray to get the inside line on the unique demands of Fort William and we’ll be talking about who we’re ex…
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Today, we have the privilege of welcoming Benoit Coulanges to the show. Benoit embodies dedication and commitment, embarking on an 11-year odyssey with a clear goal: to take a World Cup victory. Throughout this time of ups and downs, challenges and successes, Benoit has remained laser focused on his target. We'll journey back to his incredible silv…
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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…
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Today, we're joined by Katy Winton. In this episode, Katy opens up about her journey through burnout, the unexpected end of GT Factory Racing, and the reality of trying to find a team in the current economic climate. But fear not – Katy's resilience shines through as she shares how she’s navigated these challenges and changes and found fulfilment o…
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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 jou…
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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-d…
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