A mountain biking podcast channel featuring in-depth interviews with world class riders and cycling industry professionals.
Boise Bike Park Head of Maintenance - Dustin Zeis
Welcome mountain bikers! Thanks for tuning into The Inside Line podcast. Today I’m stoked to have Dustin Zeis on the show. Dustin is the reason the Boise Bike Park keeps its flow and runs so well throughout riding season. As Head of Maintenance, he's a Boise city employee blending his passion for riding bikes with building trails. In this episode, we discuss how he turned his love of getting two wheels off the ground into a full-time job.
If you have a public bike park or trails system in your area, make sure you thank the people that make it run. It’s such a great time to be a mountain biker with so many places to ride. Enjoy the show!
The Inside Line is proud to have jensonusa.com as a sponsor of the show. They have some fantastic holiday sales going on right now, so scoop up some gifts for you and your loved ones. Use coupon code insideline at checkout and receive 10% off qualifying items.
Even though winter is coming in, Maxxis tires still keep us gripping and ripping on the trails, no matter what the conditions. I’m back to a Minion DHR II front and Aggressor rear combo on my Santa Cruz 5010, and they’ve been nothing but fast and predictable.
Speaking of Santa Cruz, they offer free lifetime bearing replacements on all their full-suspension frames, and they’ve pledged 1 million dollars over 3 years to trail projects and groups through their Paydirt Fund.
Steel, American-Made, High-Pivot Enduro Bike - Evan Turpen, Contra Bikes - The Inside Line
Welcome mountain bikers. Today on the Inside Line, we have long-time friend and ripper, Evan Turpen on the show. Evan comes from Aptos, California, and grew up with the Post Office crew, racing and digging and shredding. Now, he’s set his sights on creating his own mountain bike brand, Contra, with a steel, American-made full suspension frame launching sometime next spring. We go deep into what it took to develop this bike, and a lot of this interview covers specific details of the bike itself, so if you want to see what we’re talking about, make sure you visit VitalMTB.com check it out.
The Inside Line is proudly presented by Maxxis Tires. Evan uses Maxxis tires on his personal bikes, currently running an Assegai front and Aggressor rear, both in Double Down casing. Hit up maxxis.com to see the full lineup.
JensonUSA.com supports the Inside Line and they’re celebrating their 26th year in business with an anniversary sale. Hit ‘em up, shop for bikes, parts and riding gear, and use coupon code “insideline” all one word at checkout to receive 10% off qualifying items.
Finally, Santa Cruz bicycles has pledged $1,000,000 over 3 years to trail projects and advocacy groups all over the world. hit up santacruzbicycles.com/paydirt to apply for a grant and to see which projects have already been approved!
Thanks so much, Evan! Let’s do some bike nerding!
Tech Talk - How RockShox Flight Attendant Came to Be
Last month, Vital MTB had the opportunity to head to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to meet with the crew from RockShox and get a first-hand look at their all-new automatic suspension system, Flight Attendant. We sat down with RockShox Brand Manager, Jon Cancellier and Rockshox Software Engineer, Joe Schoolcraft, to discuss what it took to develop Flight Attendant. We talked about why RockShox originally set out to create an automatic suspension system, how the mechanics of each Flight Attendant component functions, what factors were considered when developing the Flight Attendant algorithm, and we finally touched on where RockShox sees this new technology going in the future.
Our time in Colorado was filled with some awesome riding and provided the perfect opportunity to gain insight into what RockShox's goals were when developing Flight Attendant. We also experienced the trails and terrain that the system was tested on. Ultimately, we left with a great initial impression of how Flight Attendant can transform the pedaling efficiency of our mountain bikes.
Tyler McCaul - The Inside Line Podcast
Welcome Mountain Bikers, thanks for tuning into Vital MTB’s The Inside Line podcast. Our guest today is Tyler McCaul. We catch up with him at home in Southern Utah as he prepares for Red Bull Rampage coming up soon. TMAC shares details of his near career-ending injury, the challenging recovery process and how it’s changed his outlook on the capabilities of the human body. We talk all things freeride, his chops as a contest commentator and dabble in some old good times, too. Tyler, thank you for being our guest today.
The Inside Line is brought to you by Jenson USA.com. Use coupon code insideline (all one word) at check out and receive 10% off qualifying items.
Maxxis tires hook us up on the trail and for the show. Speed, grip and durability are what make Maxxis mountain bike tires the best.
Santa Cruz Bicycles has pledged $1,000,000 to trail-building projects and advocacy groups over three years. Their Paydirt Fund is helping get new trails built all over. Hit up santacruzbicycles.com/paydirt to see how your trail project can apply.
Enjoy the show!
Photo provided by Red Bull Content Pool
World Cup Downhill - Lenzerheide RAW Audio Interviews
Raw audio interviews from the 2021 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Thank you to SRAM for their support of our race coverage.
Interviews in order
Emilie Siegenthaler on Retiring
Myriam Nicole, Elite Women's Winner
Izabela Yankova, Junior Women's Winner
Loris Vergier, Elite Men's Winner
PA - Loris Vergier's mechanic
Jackson Goldstone, Junior Men's Winner
Tahnee Seagrave, Elite Women's 2nd place
Loic Bruni, Elite Men's 2nd place
Vali Holl, Elite Women's 3rd place
Thibaut Daprela, Elite Men's 3rd place
Amaury Pierron, Elite Men's 4th place
RAW Interviews - WORLD CHAMPS RACE
Enjoy the photos from Sven Martin, @maddogboris and Dan Hearn on Vital MTB.
A big thank you to RockShox for supporting Vital MTB's World Champs coverage.
Order of the interviews are as follows
Cecile Ravanel on behalf of Antoine Vidal
Cam Cole and Wyn Masters,
Arthur, the engineer from Commencal
Greg Minnaar (the same post-race interview you listened to in his standalone podcast)