Discussions, interviews, news, and anything related to Cross Country mountain biking. XCO, XCC, local races, UCI World Cups, fat biking, even cyclocross, it’s all fair game.
PFP is back racing it seems, and a race report of a fat bike competition gone all wrong. Mountain Bike Action magazine has abandonded XC entirely, 1991 memories, and stop with the gift lists!
XC Eliminator racing? Is that still a thing? Are the Black Friday deals worth it? Elite racer Elisabeth Brandau from Germany, what happened to her? Dangerholm has jumped the shark, Silca is cool, all kinds of random stuff...and a quick summary of a great race weekend up in Michigan.
Another round of doom and gloom for the bike industry is upon us it seems. Who else is going down the toilet? And what can be done to a bike if a race is going to be muddy? Sram Transmission wheel changes, the World Cup Schedule is weird, old racing stuff is odd, and all kinds of good XC info in this one.
Random XC goodness this week. Ingrid components out of Italy, Supercaliber nonsense? Iceman disaster story, Puck still killing it, Little Sugar 100K, Jose Ulloa gone for 18 mos...and more.
Lots of racing talk this time. Mont St. Anne is a wrap, great racing. Luca Schwarzpower's test bike is probably the real thing, even some mention of, gulp, Tyler Hamilton...most definitely NOT a XC racer.
Did Rebecca Henderson really graduate from Harvard? Is GCN lying? Cannondale has cool new paint, but I had that same paint 30 years ago, Puck rules, Joland is gonna rule, and more Snowshoe chats.
Are XC racers getting older and older? Apple sponsoring a bike team, using flat bar gravel bikes for xc racing...Olympic test event come and gone, Snowshoe is here, can the U.S. riders hit the top steps? and all kinds of other XC related news.
The final fate of the world champ's course revealed, and yes even Baywatch got into the mtb scene in 1993, 3 hour World Cup races, Keegan Swenson doesn't win every race after all, the Olympic test event is upon us and some killer mechanical shifters that might make me ditch my AXS...
Great weekend of racing in France, even without full participation from PFP, Neff, Nino and a few others. The US ladies kicked butt, Koretzky absolutely killed it, and some talk about a killer new video posted about Tomac and Zapata Espinoza, and the history of the Yeti C-26.
Ep. 09 - Olympic Test Event details, Luca is the man!, Redbull show, meh, Radios in XC Racing? and more...
Lots of racing stuff this week, specifics about the Olympic test even in Paris coming in 2 weeks, RedBull Beyone the Line episode 2 is out, Sam Gaze had to bail from the Vuelta after 1 week, OKK Huttwil was pretty good, Kate Courtney looked great, Gear talk about stupid products, and some 1991 World Champs info that was pretty amazing.
World Cup brief discussion, and realization that the men and womens top 4 or 5 positions are SO close, that anyone could win the overall for real, not just hyperbole. Did you realize most downhill pros ride ebikes the majority of the time when not racing? Really? Hmm...and the early 90's World Cups were pretty cool for various reasons...let's discuss!
The World Cup resumes this week, so some pre-race talk, is MVDP racing or not? Annika Langdvad back at the top, Avancini retires, Keegan Swenson is HOT, Berd spokes are cool and much more.
Breaking the cast up into multiple easy-to-digest segments:
1. Interesting Tidbits - pre-riding a course and trying new tire and shock pressures.
2. Racing News & Wives - Busy, busy weeks ahead for racing, talk about current UCI and World Cup Rankings, US racing talk, and Pan Am Games coming to US in 2024?
3. Hot and Not So Hot - Brief discussion on how Discovery/GCN+ has done so far.
4. Changing Gears - Lots of protos and spy ...
Recent 5th place, first non-Colorado racer at the US Nationals Short Track, constant top finisher of the big 3 midwest races, Ore2Shore, Chequamegon, Iceman Cometh, and more. Also very dedicated to Cross racing, and spent some time in Europe this past CX Season, and is a high-school teacher on top of it all. Highlight video clips of this interview to be posted on our YouTube channel shortly.
Team Canada is having a fantastic World Champs and kudos to all involved. Trek finally releases Gen 2 of the Supercaliber, and I question a few choices. Also discuss the XCC controversy with Tom Pidcock, and some interesting events at the Champs that I didn't realize existed. Check it out!
The Marathon Worlds are done and dusted. XCO racers win the rainbow stripes. Does the U.S. have no male Elite XC racers for real? A mudfest of a local race, and man it's not cheap to race anymore. Shout out to Weck Auto Group (www.wagdealer.com).
On tap for this one is the rarely discussed MTB Hall of Fame and it's upcoming induction livestream, New '24 products such as SID forks, and the almost ready for primetime Trek Supercaliber Gen 2. Also debuting a segment called Late to The Party where the Sram Eagle AXS system is dissected a bit, more World Champs talk, and a few other random ramblings.
The very first podcast dedicated to cross country (XC) mountain biking. Races, equipment, interviews, world cups, US races, riders, you name it. It's for the XC MTB Enthusiast.
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