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Podcast host Jeff Barber, Editor-in-Chief at Singletracks.com, aims to inform and inspire with topics and interviews from the mountain bike world. Since 2015, we have been sharing weekly stories from under the helmets of the most inspiring and influential mountain bikers. Join us as we learn from top athletes, product designers, trail builders, coaches, mechanics, artists, and leaders in the mountain biking community. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/singletracks/support

Podcast host Jeff Barber, Editor-in-Chief at Singletracks.com, aims to inform and inspire with topics and interviews from the mountain bike world. Since 2015, we have been sharing weekly stories from under the helmets of the most inspiring and influential mountain bikers. Join us as we learn from top athletes, product designers, trail builders, coaches, mechanics, artists, and leaders in the mountain biking community. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/singletracks/support

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United States

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Podcast host Jeff Barber, Editor-in-Chief at Singletracks.com, aims to inform and inspire with topics and interviews from the mountain bike world. Since 2015, we have been sharing weekly stories from under the helmets of the most inspiring and influential mountain bikers. Join us as we learn from top athletes, product designers, trail builders, coaches, mechanics, artists, and leaders in the mountain biking community. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/singletracks/support

Language:

English

Contact:

800-815-6820


Episodes

Jeremiah Stone on Mountain Bike Skills, From Climbing to Jumping

2/21/2021
Jeremiah Stone is a mountain bike skill instructor who has taught hundreds of riders across the western USA with Ninja Mountain Bike Performance and the Sedona Mountain Bike Academy. He’s also a freelance trail builder and machine operator in addition to being a skilled rider. In this interview, we ask: Connect with Jeremiah on Instagram @vitabrevis and learn more at ridelikeaninja.com. --Keep up with the latest in mountain biking at Singletracks.com and on Instagram @singletracks ---...

Duration:01:19:06

Titanium Frames, Soft Tail Mountain Bikes, Mixed Wheels, Bikepacking, and Gravel: The Moots Interview

2/14/2021
Jon Cariveau is the head of marketing for Moots, the Steamboat Springs, Colorado based bike brand known for hand building premium, titanium bikes. Jon is a passionate rider and racer, and has been with the brand for 24 years, starting in the shop when Moots had less than half a dozen employees. Moots is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year so we look back at some of the brand's unique bike designs and product decisions over the years, starting with the YBB soft tail mountain bike...

Duration:00:58:23

Legendary Mountain Bike Trail Builder Tony Boone

2/7/2021
Tony Boone has been building mountain bike trails for more than 30 years, and literally helped write the book on the subject, contributing to IMBA’s Guides to Building Sweet Singletrack and Providing Great Riding. He established the first bike patrol in Colorado in 1989 and has been an active member of the Professional Trail Builders Association since 1995. Tony talks about the trail building and mountain bike scene in China, what it's like to work as a government land manager, and the...

Duration:01:14:43

How One Bike Shop Owner is Handling the Pandemic Bike Boom

2/1/2021
Earl Serafica is the owner of Earl’s Bike shop, a Specialized dealer located on the west side of Atlanta near the Georgia Tech campus and close to downtown. I first met Earl on a mountain bike ride several years ago, and he’s remained a good friend and tireless promoter of the local cycling community here in Atlanta. Earl talks about how the pandemic and surprising bike boom has affected business, and his approach to connecting with new and old customers. We also ask: Connect with Earl...

Duration:01:05:12

FKT Record Holder and Coach Rab Wardell Shares his Tips for Going Fast and Building Confidence

1/25/2021
Rab Wardell is a mountain bike athlete and coach living in Glasgow, Scotland. He recently set the fastest known time on the West Highland Way, a 96 mile off-road route connecting Milngavie and Fort William. In this episode, we find out what makes a Fastest Known Time (FKT) attempt different from other mountain bike races, and why Rab chose to challenge the FKT on the West Highland Way in Scotland. Rab outlines the steps he took to prepare his body and his gear for the attempt and shares...

Duration:00:56:57

MTB Instructor Simon Lawton on Teaching New Riders and Riding in Baja

1/18/2021
Simon Lawton is the founder of Fluidride, a world-class mountain bike instructional school that offers both online courses and in-person clinics around the world. We first spoke with Simon on the podcast in the summer of 2019, and spent some time catching up and learning what mountain bike skills clinics and instruction look during Covid-19. With so many new mountain bikers joining the sport in 2020, Simon talks about the opportunity for not just skills training but also educating riders on...

Duration:01:01:44

Fabio Wibmer Talks Confidence, Perfection, and Inspiration

1/11/2021
Fabio Wibmer is an Austrian trials rider and mountain biker with almost 6 million YouTube followers and is closing in on 1 billion views. He’s known for starring in videos like Wibmer’s Law, Fabiolous Escape 1 and 2, and most recently, Home Office. In addition to trials riding, Fabio is also a winning downhill and freeride mountain biker. In this episode, we ask Fabio how he got his start riding and talk about the athletes who have inspired him along the way. Fabio shares the source of his...

Duration:00:45:59

Fabio Wibmer Talks Confidence, Perfection, and Inspiration [Podcast]

1/11/2021
What does it take to become Fabio Wibmer? Listen in to find out! The post Fabio Wibmer Talks Confidence, Perfection, and Inspiration [Podcast] appeared first on Singletracks Mountain Bike News.

Duration:00:45:59

Dirt Lab: Creating a Grassroots Skills Park and Trail Building Playground

12/14/2020
Mat Stanke is a trail builder and board member of the Clinch Valley Trail Alliance in Oak Ridge, Tennessee outside of Knoxville. He and his club recently opened a new skills park called the Dirt Lab through a grassroots effort involving local businesses and community members. We talk about the vision behind creating the Dirt Lab bike park and how it differs from the natural singletrack trails that were already available to riders in the area. Mat walks us through approvals, funding, and...

Duration:00:39:19

A Case Study in MTB Tourism, with CAMBA in Wisconsin

11/23/2020
Ron Bergin is the Executive Director of the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association, also known as CAMBA, located in northern Wisconsin. The club is known for maintaining a well known network of mountain bike trails which host popular races and events including the Chequamegon Mountain Bike Festival and the Borah Epic. CAMBA recently worked with River Falls Research Center on a study linking trail visits to $7.8 million in economic impact within two surrounding counties. We learn how the...

Duration:00:46:11

Mountain Bike Training in the Time of Covid

11/9/2020
Ben Turits runs a coaching business and sports therapy practice called The Endurance Collective. He’s joined us a couple of times on the Singletracks podcast in the past, and we’re stoked to have him back to talk about strength and fitness training in the time of Covid. Pro and amateur cycling athletes alike have seen their 2020 race and training schedules disrupted, so we dig into the ways athletes are adapting. While our discussion is centered around the effects of the current pandemic,...

Duration:00:43:08

Fresh Gear and eMTB Advocacy News

11/2/2020
In this week’s episode, Gerow, Jeff, and Matt sit down to discuss the latest mountain bike news, starting with a question that seems to come up every few years: is this the golden age of mountain biking? We’ll talk about interesting new products including a linkage upgrade and a shippable, cardboard pump track template, plus we take a look at the short 2020 professional mountain bike race season. There’s also much to talk about in the world of e-bikes, from trail access to the latest take...

Duration:01:16:17

Chris Currie on Mountain Bike Suspension Design

10/26/2020
Chris Currie is a bike industry veteran with decades of experience in everything from retail and marketing to product design. His patented mountain bike suspension design, dubbed 3VO, is well regarded and is currently being used by Jamis Bikes in their full suspension bike line. Chris fills us in on what it takes to design and patent a brand new mountain bike suspension setup, and talks about what makes his approach unique. We also ask Chris to explain confusing but important terms like...

Duration:00:56:56

Our Favorite Mountain Bikes and Gear of 2020

10/19/2020
The Singletracks staff has tested a ton of gear this year, and this week we’re looking back at some of our favorites. Listen in to hear what impressed us about each of these items, from clothing and accessories to complete bikes. Some of the products covered in this episode: MTB components * TRP G-Spec brakes* Teravail Honcho tires * Schwalbe Magic Mary tires* Formula Selva R fork * Hope Fortus 30 wheels * Versus tires* MRP Raven fork * Ohlins TTXAir shock * And four more favorite tires...

Duration:01:18:16

How MTB Protection Works, with Dr. Chris Leatt

10/12/2020
Dr. Chris Leatt is the founder of the eponymous bike and moto protection brand based in South Africa. The company’s bike product line has expanded over the years to include helmets, pads, goggles, and even hydration packs, all designed with a focus on safety and protection. We find out how the Leatt company got its start, and what the brand is doing to help athletes stay safe. Dr. Leatt explains how everything from neck braces to helmets and body armor are designed to work, and offers...

Duration:00:43:42

How Tubeless Tires Work, with Stans President Mike Bush

10/1/2020
Mike Bush is the President of Stans, a brand whose founder Stan Koziatek pioneered the use of tubeless tires in mountain biking. Today the Stans brand designs and markets its own line of popular wheels and tubeless tire accessories to keep mountain bikers rolling. For most mountain bikers, tubeless tire sealant is basically magic, and Mike gives us one of the best explanations we’ve heard for how the stuff actually works. Of course tire sealant is just one piece of the inflation puzzle,...

Duration:00:50:12

Almost Everything you Need to Know About MTB Brakes

9/23/2020
Vittorio Platania is the marketing manager for the Formula group based in Italy, and he’s here to fill us in on everything we need to know about mountain bike brakes. We’ll discuss how hydraulic disc brakes work, and the factors that going into making a more powerful brake. Vittorio explains why brakes need to be bled, how hose selection plays into the overall system, and how rotor and pad selection can affect the feel of a brake. We’ll also get tips for braking and talk about potential...

Duration:01:03:51

Tinker Juarez Shares his Secret for Beating Mountain Bikers Half his Age

9/15/2020
David Juarez, known to mountain bikers around the world as Tinker, is a 2-time Olympian, 4-time 24 Hour Solo series champ, and Mountain Bike Hall of Famer from California. Long-sponsored by Cannondale, he’s been racing mountain bikes professionally for 31 years and continues to compete in ultra endurance racing at the highest level. Tinker talks about his BMX background, growing up in southern California, and his transition to cross country and later ultra endurance mountain biking. We...

Duration:00:53:27

How to Design a Mountain Bike, with Alastair from Redburn Design

8/31/2020
Alastair Beckett is a mechanical engineer and bike race mechanic based in the United Kingdom. His firm Redburn Design helps small bike brands expand “their product range through innovative and award winning product development and manufacturing process refinement.” Listeners may be familiar with one of Alastair’s most recent design projects, the new 161 enduro bike from the Privateer brand. We learn how frame designers like Alastair work with bike brands to create unique mountain bike...

Duration:00:54:05

The World of Mountain Biking, with Gareth from MTB Tribe

8/24/2020
In this episode we share an interview Singletracks podcast host and editor-in-chief Jeff Barber recorded with Gareth Beckett from the MTB Tribe podcast. Gareth and Jeff chat about the mountain bike industry, swap notes about how trail access works in the US compared to parts of Europe, and discuss general mountain bike culture. Be sure to check out the MTB Tribe podcast on iTunes and Spotify, or visit the website at mtb-tribe.com. This episode is sponsored by Boeshield (boeshield.com),...

Duration:01:12:07