Episodes

I’ve been riding the We Are One Agent 29er rims for a while now and I’ve been super impressed with how they ride, and how durable they are. When Dustin told me he’d managed to create new products that were an improvement, I wanted to find out more. So we got Dustin back on the podcast to chat about how they approached designing the new products, how they test, benchmark competitors, the challenges of having world class athletes on your products and much more. Give it a listen.

This episode of the podcast is supported by We Are One Composites. As a Downtime listener, you get 20% off everything listed on their website weareonecomposites.com until the end of March 2019, using the code ‘Downtime20’ at the checkout.

If you are enjoying the podcast, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free, and it means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can also find us on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and most of the podcast apps out there.

If you want to follow WeAreOne on instagram, then you can find them @weareonecomposites, or on Facebook @weareonecomposites

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Tom Caldwell of Caldwell Visuals joins me for a chat this week. If you’ve seen any of the ‘Slice of British Pie’ series, then you’re familiar with Tom’s work. We chat about how Tom got into filming, how he made it to where he is today, some stories from the filming of ‘British Pie’, plans for the future and much more.

This episode of the podcast is supported by The Strength Factory, and they are offering you 50% off your first month of their new ‘Complete MTB Programme’. All you need to do is to use the code ‘downtimefit’ at the checkout. Head to www.thestrengthfactory.uk/strength-and-conditioning-programming-service-mtb/ to find out more. You can also hear from their main man, Ben Plenge, in the 2 episodes he has recorded with us here and here.

This episode of the podcast is also supported by We Are One Composites, who are making awesome carbon wheels in Kamloops, Canada. I’ve been using their Agent 29er wheels for 9 months now and I’m a BIG fan! As a downtime listener, you can get 20% off everything listed on www.weareonecomposites.com by using the code ‘Downtime20’ at the checkout until 31st March 2019.

If you are enjoying the podcast, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free, and it means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can also find us on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and most of the podcast apps out there.

You can follow Tom on Instagram @tommyc_insta, on Facebook @CaldwellVisuals, or check out his Pinkbike blog here

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Photo – Will Eaton

Are tyre inflation systems the next step in improving the overall suspension performance of our bikes? In this episode, we get into the detail of one of the most promising and also misunderstood technologies to enter the mountain bike world for some time. I’m joined by Adam Krefting, the founder and inventor of CushCore for a chat. We talk about how a regular tubeless tyre system works, and interacts with our suspension. Find out how Adam worked to create a product that can improve on that, and deliver not only improved puncture resistance and rim protection, but also significant benefits in how the bike rides and performs. We get into the science behind this, and some of the testing that CushCore have done to show what is possible. If you’ve been tempted to try some tyre inserts, or are looking for ways to improve your bike without spending a fortune, then this episode is well worth a listen!

This episode of the podcast is supported by CushCore. You can find out everything you need to know about CushCore by heading to their website cushcore.com

If you are enjoying the podcast, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free, and it means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can also find us on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and most of the podcast apps out there.

If you want to follow CushCore on instagram, then you can find them @cushcore, or on Facebook @cushcore

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If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to www.facebook.com/groups/mtbperformance/ request permission to join the group and get involved!

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This week, we sit down for a chat with Ruaridh Cunningham. We chat about his background in World Cup DH racing, his recovery from some pretty serious injuries, the transition into Enduro World Series racing, along with some great tips based on Ruaridh’s own background in MTB coaching.

This episode of the podcast is supported by The Strength Factory, and they are offering you 50% off your first month of their new ‘Complete MTB Programme’. All you need to do is to use the code ‘downtimefit’ at the checkout. Head to www.thestrengthfactory.uk/strength-and-conditioning-programming-service-mtb/ to find out more. You can also hear from their main man, Ben Plenge, in the 2 episodes he has recorded with us here and here.

This episode of the podcast is supported by 661. As a downtime listener, you can get 25% off everything at www.sixsixone.com by using the code ‘downtimepodcast25’. Check out their great value Reset MIPS full face helmet!

If you are enjoying the podcast, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free, and it means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can also find us on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and most of the podcast apps out there.

You can follow Ruaridh on Instagram @rc_mtb

Ruaridh does a bit of coaching at Dirt School, take a look at their website www.dirtschool.co.uk

If you want some vegan cooking inspiration, then check out the book that Ruaridh mentioned, Thug Kitchen at www.thugkitchen.com/books

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Photo – Matt Delorme

Hope Technology is 30 years old this year, and we sit down with their 5th employee, and head of Sales & Marketing, Alan Weatherill. We chat about how Hope got started, how it grew to what it is today, some of the projects along the way, and much more. We also tell you how to become amongst the first members of the general public to take a tour of the Hope factory, so hit play and give it a listen.

This episode of the podcast is supported by Hope Technology. You can find out everything you need to know about Hope by heading to their website hopetech.com. If you’re interested in a factory tour, then drop them an email on info@hopetech.com.

If you are enjoying the podcast, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free, and it means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can also find us on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and most of the podcast apps out there.

If you want to follow Hope on instagram, then you can find them @hopetech, or on Facebook @hopetech

If you want to represent, and show your support for the podcast, then get yourself a t-shirt, hoodie, sweatshirt or mug from downtimepodcast.com/shop

If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to www.facebook.com/groups/mtbperformance/ request permission to join the group and get involved!

You can check out our back catalogue of amazing episodes at downtimepodcast.com/episodes

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This week, we sit down for a chat with Ben Arnott, the mechanic for the YT Mob and engineer at Chromag Bikes in Whistler. We chat with Ben about how he made it onto the World Cup circuit, his thoughts on suspension set up and tyre pressure, his toolbox, the future of mountain bike geometry and much more.

This episode of the podcast is supported by 661. As a downtime listener, you can get 25% off everything at www.sixsixone.com by using the code ‘downtimepodcast25’. Check out their great value Reset MIPS full face helmet!

This episode of the podcast is also supported by The Trailhead Bicycle Company in Shrewsbury, UK. The Trailhead is an awesome bike shop, with a great team of staff, headed up by main man Sandy Plenty. We released an episode with Sandy last year which you can find here. The local bike shop is an important part of our riding communities, so please make sure that you support yours!

You can find The Trailhead Bicycle Company at www.thetrailhead.co.uk on Instagram @the_trailhead_bicycle_co and you can find Sandy here @sandy_plenty

If you are enjoying the podcast, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free, and it means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can also find us on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and most of the podcast apps out there.

You can listen to the episode with Jordi from Fox Suspension here

You can follow Ben on Instagram @wheelsarnott

Check out the pressure gauges Ben mentioned here, and here

Support the podcast by getting yourself a t-shirt, sweatshirt, hoodie or mug from downtimepodcast.com/shop

If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to www.facebook.com/groups/mtbperformance/ request permission to join the group and get involved!

You can check out our back catalogue of amazing episodes at downtimepodcast.com/episodes

Photo – Isac Paddock

This week, we talk to YT Mob rider, Angel Suarez. We chat about Angel’s background in motocross, how he’s dealt with his past injuries, the successes of his 2018 season, plans for 2019, and much more… Hit play and give it a listen.

This episode of the podcast is supported by YT Industries. You can check out their updated 2019 range at yt-industries.com. If you want to find out more about the training camps that Angel talks about in this episode, then you can find all the information that you need at yt-mob.com

If you are enjoying the podcast, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free, and it means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can also find us on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and most of the podcast apps out there.

If you want to follow Angel on instagram, then you can find him @angelsuarezdh

You can follow YT Industries @yt_industries and the YT Mob @yt_mob

Please help us out and show your support for the podcast by getting yourself a t-shirt, or mug from downtimepodcast.com/shop

If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to www.facebook.com/groups/mtbperformance/ request permission to join the group and get involved!

You can check out our back catalogue of amazing episodes at downtimepodcast.com/episodes

Photo – Isac Paddock

This week, we talk to Tony Seagrave, father to Tahnée and Kaos, head of FMD Racing, and half of MarshGuard. We discuss Tony’s background growing up riding BMX in London, his decision to move the family to Morzine, how the kids got into racing, the challenges of running a team, and much more… Hit play and give it a listen.

This episode of the podcast is supported by Cotic Bikes. You can listen to our previous episode with Cy from Cotic here. I’ve been riding a Cotic FlareMAX for 6 months now and I absolutely love it. If you want to add a FlareMAX to your life then head to www.cotic.co.uk/product/flareMAX and if you add the code ‘downtime’ to the ‘anything else’ box at the bottom of the order page, then you’ll get a free 35mm stem worth £39 on orders placed before the end of February 2019. Also check out Cotic on Instagram @coticbikes

This episode of the podcast is also supported by The Trailhead Bicycle Company in Shrewsbury, UK. The Trailhead is an awesome bike shop, with a great team of staff, headed up by main man Sandy Plenty. We released an episode with Sandy last year which you can find here. The local bike shop is an important part of our riding communities, so please make sure that you support yours!

You can find The Trailhead Bicycle Company at www.thetrailhead.co.uk on Instagram @the_trailhead_bicycle_co and you can find Sandy here @sandy_plenty

If you are enjoying the podcast, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free, and it means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can also find us on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and most of the podcast apps out there.

If you want to follow Tony and the FMD Racing crew, then you can find him on Instagram @fmdracing

Tony’s recommendation to improve your performance was to spend some money with Chris Kilmurray from Point One Athletic, their team coach. You can find him here.

Please show your support for the podcast by getting yourself a t-shirt, or mug from downtimepodcast.com/shop

If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to www.facebook.com/groups/mtbperformance/ request permission to join the group and get involved!

You can check out our back catalogue of amazing episodes at downtimepodcast.com/episodes

Photo – Dan Hearn

This week, Jonny Thompson from Fit4Racing is back. His previous episode on how to maximise your offseason was our second most popular episode in 2018 (listen here), and this time he’s back with a DH and an Enduro specific workout to help you move towards the start of the race season and bring some more speed, power and endurance into your training. This time we’ve got scaling options for most of the exercises so you can tailor the workouts to the right level for you. Jonny has also made a video of the movements we discuss in the episode, so you can make sure you’re doing things right, and there are pdfs that you can download, print out, and take to the gym with you. You can watch the video on the Fit4Racing YouTube channel, or towards the bottom of this post, where you’ll also find the downloadable pdfs.

To find out more about Jonny and Fit4Racing, you can use the following links,

Website www.fit4racing.com

Instagram @fit4racing

Facebook @Fit4racing

YouTube Fit4Racing

There are some great free resources there to help support your training! Also, as a Downtime listener you can get 50% off your first month of any Fit4Racing training programme. Just head to their website www.fit4racing.com, select your programme and use the code ‘downtime50’ at the checkout.

Help us keep this podcast free by getting yourself a t-shirt from downtimepodcast.com/shop

If you are enjoying the podcast, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free, and it means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can also find us on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and most of the podcast apps out there.

If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to www.facebook.com/groups/mtbperformance/ request permission to join the group and get involved!

You can check out our back catalogue of amazing episodes at downtimepodcast.com/episodes

Here are the pdfs for these 2 workouts…

Check out the video that goes with this episode here….


Photo – Peter Ostrowski

This week, we talk to another one of the sports biggest characters, Eddie Masters. We chat about his approach to life, his racing career so far, what it’s like being a team manager, what helped him get to the podium in 2018 and much more. So sit back, hit play, and enjoy this wide ranging chat with Eddie Masters.

This episode of the podcast is supported by The Trailhead Bicycle Company in Shrewsbury, UK. The Trailhead is an awesome bike shop, with a great team of staff, headed up by main man Sandy Plenty. We released an episode with Sandy last year which you can find here. The local bike shop is an important part of our riding communities, so please make sure that you support yours!

You can find The Trailhead Bicycle Company at www.thetrailhead.co.uk on Instagram @the_trailhead_bicycle_co and you can find Sandy here @sandy_plenty

If you are enjoying the podcast, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free, and it means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can also find us on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio and most of the podcast apps out there.

If you want to follow Eddie, then you can find him on Instagram @edmasters

The Hangover, the video that Eddie made for the Whistler Dirt Diaries, is here

Please show your support for the podcast by getting yourself a t-shirt, or mug from downtimepodcast.com/shop

If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to www.facebook.com/groups/mtbperformance/ request permission to join the group and get involved!

You can check out our back catalogue of amazing episodes at downtimepodcast.com/episodes

Photo – Boris Beyer