The Mountain Bikes Apart Podcast: Mountain Biking Chat All Year Round
By Colin Gray | MountainBikesApart.com
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This UK Podcast, from MountainBikesApart.com, covers mountain biking in all it's forms. We talk biking trails and travel, for when you want to get out on your steed. We cover mountain bikes, biking kit and bike maintenance, for all your buying needs. And we chat about the races we're entering, race training, skills and general bike fitness. If you want a monthly dose of mountain biking talk, have a listen.
||CleanDream riding destinations and wrapping up the season | MBA Podcast S3 E13||We’ve arrived at the final show of season 3 of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast. It’s flown by, I think you’ll agree… In this episode, Colin and Tom discuss what’s left in the race...||15 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing the Hostile Worlds Podcast||Here at The Podcast Host we’ve been hard at work recently, creating a new highly-produced podcast. It’s called Hostile Worlds, an it’s an audio drama/space documentary hybrid. If that’s right up your street, or...||31 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNational Championship win and learning to jump | MBA Podcast S3 E12||It’s the penultimate episode of this season of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast! In this one, Tom talks about becoming the British National Mountain Bike Marathon Champion and we answer a question from Norbert...||28 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBike storage, epic adventures and standing on the pedals | MBA Podcast S3 E11||In Episode 11 of the Mountain Bikes Apart Podcast, Colin and Tom discuss bike storage, epic adventure rides and as always, try their best to answer another great question from one of our listeners,...||10 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCurrent training and where to find the best maintenance advice | MBA Podcast S3 E10||Episode 10 of the MountainBikesApart podcast is live. In this episode we talk through bike maintenance and where to find the best information, after a great question from one of our listeners. We also...||26 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUpcoming events and eating for energy | MBA Podcast S3E09||In episode 9 of the MBA Podcast, we kick things off as usual with an update on Tom’s upcoming race plans and talk a little bit about the events he’s doing. We also try...||6 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRacing updates and trends | MBA Podcast S3E08||Colin and Tom are back after a short break with episode 8 of the Mountain Bikes Apart Podcast. In this episode, we catch up with what Tom has been up to with his international...||27 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTraining tips & buying advice | MBA Podcast S3E07||Here’s episode 7 of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast. In this show, we talk about Tom’s upcoming races and how his training evolves as he gets into the middle of the racing season. We’ll...||2 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1x Drivetrains & What It Means To Be “Pro” | MBA Podcast S3E06||The latest edition of the MountainBikesApart podcast is here. In episode 6, Tom talks racing, becoming an Elite/Pro cross-country racer, we answer another great listener question and we have another audio comment sent in...||13 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSun, dropper seatposts and favourite trails | MBA Podcast S3E05||In this 5th episode of Season 3 of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, Colin and I have a good chat about winter training in the sun, dropper seatposts and returning to our favourite trails....||10 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMotivation, Vlogging and Manhood Protection | MBA Podcast S3E04||Here we are, already at episode 4 of season 3 of the Mountain Bikes Apart Podcast. Time is flying by… In this episode, Colin and I have a catch up on riding, the equipment...||2 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCyclocross Crash Course and Winter Training, with Owen Philipson | MBA Podcast S3E03||In this episode of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, I’m speaking to Owen Philipson of The Drum Up Podcast. Owen’s a mountain biker, a cyclocross racer and a bunch of other things that I...||17 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRacing Relentless 24: An Audio Account | MBA Podcast S3E02||In this episode of The Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, I have something a little different for you: the story of a race I competed in at the end of October last year. My brother...||16 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinter Training for Mountain Bikers | MBA Podcast S3E01||We’re back with another season of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast! This time around, for season 3, we’re going a little less formal. That means more conversations, more exploration, more just shooting the breeze...||4 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsk Us Anything, Part 2 | The MBA Podcast||In the final episode of the MBA Podcast, we answer few more of your listener-submitted questions! A big thanks to all of our listeners who submitted questions for the show. As mentioned last week,...||5 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsk Us Anything, part 1 | The MBA Podcast||In this penultimate episode of the MBA Podcast, we give some answers to your listener questions! Thank you to everyone who submitted questions for the show and we’re really looking forward to having some...||29 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTB Clothing Essentials (Lower Half) | The MBA Podcast||Moving on from the bike itself that we discussed in the last few shows, this episode we’re talking about the rider and what to wear whilst you’re on the trail. Clothing is one area...||23 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTB Clothing Essentials (Upper Half) | The MBA Podcast||Moving on from the bike itself that we discussed extensively in the last few shows, in this episode we’re talking about the rider and what to wear whilst you’re riding. Clothing is one area...||17 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTB Gadgets and Recording Your Ride | The MBA Podcast||In this episode of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, we look at the gadgets you’ll want to bring with you on your ride. Tools like GPS devices and even basic cycle computers can be useful...||1 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s in your bag? | The MBA Podcast||We’re back with another episode of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast. In this edition of the show, we’re talking gear and everything you might need to take with you on a ride. The last...||25 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe MTB Drivetrain | The MBA Podcast||Welcome to another episode of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast. In this episode, we’re discussing the mountain bike drivetrain, which like the name suggests, is what drives the bike forward! The drivetrain includes everything...||11 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMTB Frames Explained | The MBA Podcast||We’re back with another episode of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, and this time, we’re talking about the central piece of the bike, and that’s the frame. There are a few different options open...||5 7 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA guide to MTB Wheels | The MBA Podcast||In this episode in our beginner mountain bike series on the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, Colin and I talk about MTB wheels and the many variations that are now available. Wheels are obviously a...||27 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaddle and Seatpost Setup | The MBA Podcast||In this edition of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, we move on to the third part of our series of podcasts for new and beginner mountain bikers. Here, we’re discussing saddles and seatposts, which...||20 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFundamentals of bike handling | The MBA Podcast||In this episode of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, we start a series of podcasts for new and beginner mountain bikers. In this first part of the series, we look at laying down some...||13 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDialling in your MTB Cockpit | The MBA Podcast||In this episode of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, we move on to the second episode in our series of podcasts for new and beginner mountain bikers. In this edition, we talk about different...||7 6 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFuelling Your Long MTB Ride | The MBA Podcast||In this episode of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, we talk about how to stay fuelled on your long or even all-day MTB rides. Now that the weather is improving, it’s a great time...||16 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest MTB Trails in Scotland and Northern England | The MBA Podcast||In this edition of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, we let you know about some of our favourite local trails. We talk about what you’ll find there, what some of the pros and cons...||3 5 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMountain Biking Pedals & Shoes | The MBA Podcast||In this episode of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, we discuss arguably one of the most important contact points on your bike, which are the pedals. With a few different types of pedal on the...||27 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPacking Your Bike for International Travel | The MBA Podcast||In this episode of the Mountain Bikes Apart podcast, Colin and I have a good chat about heading to another country with your mountain bike. Why travel with your bike? So why would you...||12 4 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Informative and enjoyable
Just started to get back into Mountain Biking after 15 years focused on Sea Kayaking. Feel like a novice again! Did a quick search for podcasts and stumbled upon Colin’s offering. Listened to most of the back catalogue over the last week or so and found the podcasts to be very informative and really enjoyable to listen to.
Colin Gray, the host, has a great ‘broadcast voice’, nice manner about him and oozes a love of all things mountain biking. He is obviously very experienced but at no point do you feel you are being talked down to. He comes across as genuinely keen to help, educate and pass on his passion for mountain biking.
The podcast (and associated website) is aimed at beginners, upgrades and improvers and Colin hits his target audience and aims perfectly. The episodes I have listened to have covered a broad range of gear, maintenance, technique, location and activity topics all covered with a decent level of depth without becoming too technical and geeky.
Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended. Keep up the good work Colin.
This podcast is awesome. It has fantastic information on all aspects of mountain biking. From bikes, trail reviews, mountain bike components and related equipment.
You would be silly not to download and subscribe to this podcast it's free and there is something for everyone!
It is educational, fun and interesting to listen to as it's delivered in a friendly manner, also adding personal touches to his content.
It keeps me very entertained though my day working outdoors and also gives me great motivation (no that I need any) to get out on my bike either on my own or with a group of mates.
Cheers keep up the great work Josh
Top Show - 5 Stars
You can really hear and feel Colin's love for mountain bikes. I totally love this podcast. Always leaves me inspired to get back out there on my bike!