Episodes
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...
Published 02/20/24
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...
Published 02/13/24
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...
Published 02/06/24
Today I’m joined by coach and newly appointed Norco Team Manager, Alan Milway. With years of experience coaching riders both in the gym and trackside at the World Cups, Alan boasts an unparalleled understanding of riders and their craft. We sat down last week to delve into the exciting roster changes for the 2024 downhill season, and trust me, there's plenty to discuss! Alan generously shares his insights on each move, along with some discussion of when and how to advise riders, adding...
Published 01/30/24
Today’s episode is supported by OneUp and I'm delighted to be joined by their Chief Technical Officer, Jon Staples. Together, we'll delve into the intricacies of designing OneUp's latest and most innovative products. We'll explore OneUp's unique approach to handlebar design, aiming to alleviate arm pump, and discuss the enhancements made to their already super popular dropper post, for the latest V3 model. Join us for valuable insights into product design and testing from a brand who seem to...
Published 01/23/24
Race seasons don’t get much more exciting than the one Jackson Goldstone had in 2023. This week we’re sitting down with Jackson to delve into the details of what actually went on. From intense rivalries and overcoming appendix issues to how he’s found a winning mindset, our conversation covers it all. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Jackson Goldstone. You can also watch this episode on our YouTube channel here. You can follow Jackson on...
Published 01/16/24
Welcome to Downtime Goes Downhill, a podcast mini-series that’s followed our journey in downhill racing, as well as chatting to some of the most knowledgeable experts in the world to help us get faster. Today I’ll be joined by Jordi Cortes from Fox suspension to get the ultimate advice on how to get your bike suspension setup amazingly well for you. Downtime Goes Downhill wouldn’t be happening without the support of some incredible brands. So a massive thanks to Canyon bikes, Fox...
Published 01/09/24
Today we are kicking off the new year with a great guest, Laurent Delorme, the mastermind behind the Specialized Gravity team featuring the formidable talents of Loic Bruni, Finn Iles, and Jordan Williams. In our conversation, Laurent unveils his journey into team management, providing insights into his path to success while overseeing some of the fastest riders on the planet. Delve into the strategies that Laurent employs to manage a team comprising fiercely competitive riders. Gain an...
Published 01/02/24
Welcome to Downtime Goes Downhill, a podcast mini-series that’s been taking you with us as we have a go at racing downhill at both a regional and national level. 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 and We Are One Composites wheels. This is episode eight, where we’ll be sharing what we’ve learned from...
Published 12/19/23
Today, I'm excited to have Noga Korem with us. Now, you're likely aware of the unexpected turn of events earlier this year when Noga was released from her contract with GT Factory Racing. In the spirit of transparency, I want to address that this episode initially included a few more details from Noga's perspective regarding the contract termination. However, due to the legal sensitivity of the matter and the challenge of reconciling differing accounts between both parties, I've made some...
Published 12/12/23
In a week where we heard that the GOAT, Greg Minnaar, will be leaving the Santa Cruz Syndicate after an incredible 16-year tenure, it feels fitting to revisit the conversation I had with Greg back in 2019. Given the influx of new subscribers since then and the the fact that this episode was no longer available on the podcast RSS feed, I felt it was the perfect opportunity to re-share our insightful discussion. Picture the scene: in 2019, Greg and I gathered in a cozy pub in Leeds, delving...
Published 12/06/23
Today I’m joined by Vero Sandler. Vero has had an interesting five years since she last appeared on the podcast, moving from downhill racing into the freeride mountain bike world. We chat about her move to Santa Cruz, competing in the X-Games Real MTB series and find out what it’s like to ride at Darkfest. Hear how Vero’s unusual childhood helped shape the creativity that she has today and why some of the best freeriders on the planet will be visiting her backyard next year. Vero also shares...
Published 12/05/23
Today I’m joined by Tahnée Seagrave. Tahnée has been through a lot over the last few years and we chat about some of those highs and lows. Hear how Tahnée got on at Red Bull Hardline and how she feels about taking part in the new Hardline in Tasmania. We discuss her concussion and recovery as well as her return from racing. Find out how Missy Giove helped Tahnée’s recovery and what it was like being called Nina Hoffmann on live TV. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this...
Published 11/28/23
Today I'm joined by Dakotah Norton. Dakotah had his best season ever in 2023 and had the pace to take wins at multiple venues. Hear Dakotah’s thoughts on this season and his time with Intense. We chat about bike setup, the challenge of training at world cup speeds without taking unnecessary risks, how he’s found a way to enjoy racing and much more. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Dakotah Norton. You can follow Dakotah on Instagram @daknorton and on...
Published 11/21/23
Alright, today I’m joined by Aaron Gwin to catch up on what he’s been up to. Hear about his experience in the commentary booth, why he bought Windrock Bike Park, if he’ll be racing next season and plenty more. There’s some great insight in this episode and I really hope you enjoy listening. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Aaron Gwin. You can follow Aaron on Instagram @aarongwin1 and find Windrock Bike Park @windrockbikepark. Supporting...
Published 11/14/23
Today I’m joined by Neko Mulally to talk all things Frameworks. With a limited batch of 100 of the bikes going on sale tomorrow, Neko and I sat down for an in-depth chat about the project. You’ll hear how Neko has taken his experience from racing and translated that into designing and developing the Frameworks downhill bike. Hear who was involved to make this dream a reality. How much will the bikes cost, what specs will be available, how do you get hold of one and heaps of listener questions...
Published 11/07/23
Today we are going behind the scenes of the development of the new YT Jeffsy mk3 with founder and chief visionary officer, Markus Flossmann and product development manager, Frank Dörr. We chat about what the Jeffsy aims to be and what the challenges were to bring that to life. Hear about the crazy launch videos, how much goes into some of the smaller details of the bike that you’ll probably not notice, why they have carbon and aluminium options and which one you might prefer. We also talk...
Published 10/31/23
Welcome to Downtime Goes Downhill, a podcast mini-series that’s taking you with us as we have a go at racing downhill at both a regional and national level as well as chatting to some of the world’s best to help us and you ride bikes down hills faster. 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 and We Are One...
Published 10/26/23
Today, I’m joined by Strength Factory head coach, Ben Plenge. Ben firmly believes that being a better human will lead to you being a better bike rider. We discuss how taking a simple approach of being 1% better each day can lead to building positive habits that when done consistently will help you improve both physically and mentally and ultimately lead to you being a better rider and having more fun on your bike. Ben offers thoughts on what sort of things you should be trying to do, how you...
Published 10/24/23
Welcome to Downtime Goes Downhill, a podcast mini-series that’s taking you with us as we have a go at racing downhill at both a regional and national level and in this episode, bringing you advice from some of the best in the world to help us and you, to perform better. This time by perfecting your process. 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...
Published 10/17/23
Today I’m chatting to Darcy Wittenburg, owner, director and producer at the awesome Anthill Films. We hear how Darcy got into film making and how things have progressed from the Collective, through to Anthill Films being born. Hear how some of their incredible scenes were made and what it was like to be responsible for telling Stevie Smith’s story. We also get some insight on their incredible new film, The Engine Inside, talk about the current state of mountain bike film making and plenty...
Published 10/10/23
it’s time to check-in with Neko Mulally and Olly Morris to chat all things World Cup finals. What an insane race on an amazing track in Mont-Sainte-Anne, with heaps for us to talk about. The riders that performed, the pressure for those chasing titles, track invasions and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup post-race show with Neko Mulally and Olly Morris. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and...
Published 10/09/23
We're heading to Mont-Sainte-Anne this weekend for the final round of the 2023 World Cup. Join me and Chris Kilmurray to find out about the demands of the Mont Sainte Anne track, if the cold is going to impact the riders, if it's going to snow and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup pre-race show with Chris Kilmurray. Supported By Maxxis Tyres Maxxis is synonymous with performance and racing and is the winningest brand in the history...
Published 10/03/23
Today I’m having a catch up with We Are One Composites’ main man, Dustin Adams. We Are One are at the forefront of carbon fibre technology in the mountain bike world. We chat about their downhill bike project and some of the technology that’s coming from that work. Hear Dustin’s thoughts on how the bike industry dealt with the COVID bike boom. You’ll also hear about some of We Are One’s upcoming products and plenty more. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with...
Published 10/03/23