Downtime - The Mountain Biking Podcast
By Downtime MTB - An Average Mountain Bike Rider
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On the Downtime Podcast, we speak to athletes, trainers, mechanics and many others, to take us behind the scenes of downhill and enduro mountain biking, and give you some hints and tips to help you improve your own MTB riding. Give it a listen and we're confident you'll find something to help you go faster and have more fun on your mountain bike! Don't forget to subscribe, give us a review, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with new episodes.
||ExplicitRatboy to Man, the Story So Far – Josh Bryceland||There’s something special about Josh Bryceland. Ever since he arrived on the mountain bike scene he has brought something unique to the party. His laid-back attitude, incredible style, huge grin and unmistakable looks have proved...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Science of Enduro – Lewis Kirkwood||Not only is Lewis Kirkwood a talented bike rider with a history in both XC and Enduro racing, and some time on the EWS circuit, but he is studying for a PhD in ‘Performance in...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding Enduro – Chris Ball||Enduro has been a huge area of growth in the mountain bike world over the last 5 or so years, and the Enduro World Series has been at the centre of it. We sat down...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehind the Scenes at the UCI – Simon Burney||We’ve got something a little bit different for you in this episode. With the first round of the UCI Downhill World Cup taking place this coming weekend, I thought it would be good to get...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChallenging for the Top Step – Troy Brosnan||Troy Brosnan from Canyon Factory Racing joins us for this episode of the podcast. Troy finished the 2017 season in second overall, and went into the last round with a chance of taking the overall....||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Sharp End of Enduro – Jesse Melamed||Jesse Melamed joins us fresh off the plane from the first two rounds of the 2018 Enduro World Series. If you’ve been following the series then you know that these were two incredibly different and...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Hunt for the Podium – Greg Williamson||The podium of a world cup downhill race is the aim for many riders, and with only 5 places, it’s a pretty exclusive club. Greg Williamson has been so close taking 6th place finishes, and...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Racing Feel Normal – Adam Brayton||It’s the second part of this weeks double bill, this time with Mr Gas2Flat himself, Adam Brayton. Adam made big changes to his training when he started working with Jonny from Fit4Racing, and those changes...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Importance of Intensity – Jonny Thompson from Fit4Racing||A few weeks ago I was privileged to be invited to join Adam Brayton on one of his training sessions with Jonny Thompson at Fit4Racing, based in the beautiful Lake District. Within 5 minutes of...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCy Turner of Cotic Bikes on Modern Mountain Bike Geometry||For our first sponsored episode, Cy Turner of Cotic Bikes joins us to chat about modern bike geometry, his views, and why long, low and slack works when it's done right! Cy is a long time friend, as we studied together at University,||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWomen’s Mountain Biking Special – Hanna Jonsson||March 8th 2018 is International Women’s Day and to celebrate that, we’ve put together an episode with Hanna Jonsson, a mountain biker and journalist, to chat about the state of women’s mountain biking today. The...||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29 - At the top of the game - Aaron Gwin||Getting guests for the podcast is pretty much the hardest part, so when I got an email in my inbox from Aaron Gwin saying he’d be stoked to come on the podcast, I was pretty...||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28 - Neko Mulally Returns!||As it’s our 1st Birthday, and Neko’s 25th Birthday, we thought we would put together this bonus episode for you all. Neko was one of our first guests, and it was great to catch up...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27 - The Mental Side of Mountain Biking - Olly Morris||A lot of you have asked for more information on the mental side of mountain biking, and this weeks guest is well positioned to give some great insight into that side of things. Olly Morris...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#26 - Jerome Clementz||Jérôme Clementz has been at the forefront of enduro mountain biking for a long time, and was the first ever Enduro World Series champion, taking the title in 2013. We recorded this episode at the end of 2017,||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#25 - Remi Gauvin||For episode 25 we have former DH racer turned EWS pro, Remi Gauvin from the Rocky Mountain Urge BP Rally team. Remi had an awesome first season as a full time pro racer, finishing 8th overall in the Enduro World Series, with a 5th place in Whistler,||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGet Fit And Strong For 2018 - Ask The Coach Special||Want to get fit and strong in 2018? Then this is the episode for you! Ben Plenge from MTB Strength Factory joined us to answer your questions. We tackled the main themes that came up,...||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#24 - Jamie Nicoll||Welcome to our first episode of 2018!! I'm excited to be back bringing you more from the world of Mountain Biking! Our first guest of the year is the adventurer Jamie Nicoll. I find Jamie a really inspirational guy,||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChristmas Special – Davi from the HKT Podcast||We’ve got something a bit different for you for this Christmas special episode. One of the inspirations for me to start the Downtime Podcast was listening to what Davi was doing with the HKT Podcast....||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#23 - Gowaan Gals||Bex Baraona and Martha Gill are two of the top Enduro racers on the planet, with Martha taking the 2017 Under 21 Enduro World Series title. Together, they are the Gowaan Gals, bringing fun to the sport, pushing their own limits,||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConcussion Special||Concussion is something that as a mountain biker, we are fairly likely to experience at some point. There are potential detrimental effects of repeated concussive events, and yet this is not really something which has...||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22 - Jack Reading||We're back, and this time we have Jack Reading from One Vision Global Racing joining us. Jack lives near to me, so I was able to pay him a visit, sit on the couch with him and his dog, and have a good chat about riding bikes!||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#21 - Miranda Miller||2017 Downhill World Champion Miranda Miller joins us for a chat in episode 21. I got in touch with Miranda before the 2017 season started to ask if she would be willing to come on...||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#20 - Mick Hannah||Mick Hannah joins us for episode 20, fresh of an amazing but frustrating second place at the Downhill World Championships in his home town of Cairns, Australia. We chat to Mick about his background in riding, his career so far,||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 - Ash Smith||The man behind the Trans-Provence 6 day stage race in the French Alps, Ash Smith, joins us for a chat in episode 19. Ash is at the forefront of putting together unique and exciting mountain bike itineraries,||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 - Ines Thoma||Ines Thoma from Canyon Factory Racing joins us for a chat in Episode 18. Ines in nearing the end of another successful season of racing at the Enduro World Series, and other major enduro events. We talk about how she got into mountain biking,||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#17 - Phil Atwill||Phil Atwill from the Propain Dirt Zelvy team joins us for a chat in episode 17. Phil has had a season full of ups and downs, from his best result to date, to a season ending injury. He talks us through it all,||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 - Katy Curd||When I interviewed Tracy Moseley earlier in the year, and asked her who else I should speak to, she didn't hesitate in putting me in touch with Katy Curd, who she firmly believes is one of the most talented riders from the UK.||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#15 - George Brannigan||George Brannigan of the Commencal Vallnord DH team joins us for a chat in episode 15. Unfortunately George's race season is over due to a collarbone injury picked up when riding as a forerunner at the French National champs, but from talking to him,||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 - Kenta Gallagher||Kenta Gallagher of Polygon United Ride joins us for a chat in episode 14. Kenta has a really interesting background, having been a professional cross country racer from a young age, competing on the world...||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 - Manon Carpenter||2014 World Cup series and World Champion Manon Carpenter joins us for a chat in episode 13. We talk about her winter of recovery, and what it takes to come back from injury, her approach to riding with control, her move to the Radon team in 2017,||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrans-Provence Special - Part Two||Ever wondered what it would be like to race the Trans-Provence? How hard is it? How do I get entered? What sort of training do I need to do? What should I expect when I get there? Is it as good as everyone says? Well wonder no longer,||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrans-Provence Special - Part One||Ever wondered what it would be like to race the Trans-Provence? How hard is it? How do I get entered? What sort of training do I need to do? What should I expect when I get there? Is it as good as everyone says? Well wonder no longer,||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 - Ben Plenge||Ben Plenge from MTB Strength Factory joins us to talk about all things strength and conditioning. We cover training specifics for different age groups, when and how to rest and recover, how to taper for...||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 - Nigel Reeve (Canyon Factory Racing)||Head mechanic for Canyon Factory Racing, Nigel Reeve, joins us for episode 11. Nigel is responsible for Mark Wallace’s bike, as well as generally looking after the Canyon pit set up at the World Cup...||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#10 - Greg Minnaar||For our 10th episode we were really lucky to be able to get some time with Greg Minnaar of the Santa Cruz Syndicate. We sat down with Greg on the morning of Friday practice at...||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFort William Special – Part Two||We spent this weekend in Scotland, at the Fort William round of the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup. While we were there, we managed to chat to a number of the top riders to...||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFort William Special – Part One||We spent this weekend in Scotland, at the Fort William round of the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup. While we were there, we managed to chat to a number of the top riders to...||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#9 - Tahnée Seagrave||Tahnée Seagrave joined us just after the Lourdes round of the downhill world cup, to talk about how that race weekend went, her use of journalling and mini goals, Fox testing, Fort William, how to warm up for a world cup race, and much more.||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 - Katy Winton||In episode 8, Trek Factory Racing's Katy Winton joins us for a chat. Katy is currently sitting in 3rd place in the Enduro World Series, and shares her story of how she got there. We talk about her transition from XC to Enduro,||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 - Jordi Cortes||Jordi Cortes, the head bike suspension tuner from Fox, joins us for Episode 7. Jordi is in the thick of it at downhill and enduro races, looking after lots of the pros, as well as...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 - Tracy Moseley||Multiple world champion Tracy Moseley joins us for episode 6 of the Downtime Podcast. We talk about some of the changes in the sport over her 20 year career, her transition from downhill to enduro, the details of some specific training sessions,||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 - John Hall||In this episode, we talk to John Hall, mechanic to Aaron Gwin from the YT Mob. John tells us what it takes to make sure that Aaron has the fastest bike on the planet, and we cover topics like the importance of consistency, how OCD can be helpful,||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 - Bex Baraona||In this episode we chat to enduro privateer and podium hopeful, Bex Baraona. Bex talks to us about allsorts, including how she funds her season, her training, the importance of core strength, race nutrition, her approach to a race weekend,||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 - Justin Leov||Our guest for this episode is Canyon Factory Racing's Justin Leov. We talk to Justin about how to read and learn trails, tips he's received from Fabien Barel, how to approach a sighting lap, the recent Canyon training camp,||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#2 - Neko Mulally||Our guest for this episode is the YT Mob's newest recruit, Neko Mulally. We talk about getting his new bike set up, having Aaron Gwin as a team mate, chainless world cup runs, beer sponsors, having your own bike park, and 29er downhill bikes!||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 - Chris Kilmurray||So here it is, our first ever episode, and what a guest we have for you! Chris is coach to a number of the guys and girls at the top level of both downhill and...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Cheers from Panama!
Loving this podcast!
You guys should do something along the lines of not overdoing things like fancy drivetrains or looking up to the finest carbon for casual riders,
The MTB rabbit hole can drag you in so easily that we forget to be grateful for what we have
Weekly Bike Nerd Fix
What a great podcast for those of us who love the sport. I especially love the personal stories of the top pro’s and how they got into the sport, and how they stay at the top of their game. I look forward to a new one every week.
A proper podcast.
Many podcasts - ironically - don’t let the interviewee say much. Rather, the interviewer often interrupts and goes on with drivel.
The Downtime podcast allows for the interviewee to say what they’ve to say. Then, properly thought out follow-up questions ensue.
Job well done.
Give it a listen if you’ve not yet!