100 episodes

In this show, Andrew sets out to pick apart the habits, routines and strategies that Top Athletes and Industry leaders use to reach the pinnacle of cycling. Including their early beginnings, bouncing back from adversity, and candid untold stories from life on the road. As a professional international downhill mountain biker, and now commentator, Andrew “ Needles “ Neethling brings 18 years of experience in all aspects of the Cycling Industry.

MOVING THE NEEDLE : The Andrew Neethling Podcast movingtheneedle

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    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

In this show, Andrew sets out to pick apart the habits, routines and strategies that Top Athletes and Industry leaders use to reach the pinnacle of cycling. Including their early beginnings, bouncing back from adversity, and candid untold stories from life on the road. As a professional international downhill mountain biker, and now commentator, Andrew “ Needles “ Neethling brings 18 years of experience in all aspects of the Cycling Industry.

    #123: Crankbrothers Fort William Review Show 2024.Sven Martin join the show.

    #123: Crankbrothers Fort William Review Show 2024.Sven Martin join the show.

    The 2024 World Cup Downhill racing is here and Sven Martin is my co-hosts for this episode of Bench Racing. We will cover the season and bring you Review episodes after each race throughout the year. We break down the first Rd in Fort William, Scotland
    This series is brought to you by Crankbrothers. Be sure to check out all the latest HERE 
    Other Episode Sponsors:
    AG1
    AG1 is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit drinkAG1.com/movingtheneedle
    MANSCAPED
    If you head over to MANSCAPED.com and use code " movingtheneedle" you'll get an exclusive 20% off and free shipping on your order. That's right, 20% off! So whether you're moving the needle in life or moving the needle on the trail, do it with style, precision, and the MANSCAPED Lawn Mower 5.0. Your jewels will thank you!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    #122: Crankbrothers World Cup Downhill MTB Preview Show 2024.Sven Martin and Alan Milway join the show.

    #122: Crankbrothers World Cup Downhill MTB Preview Show 2024.Sven Martin and Alan Milway join the show.

    2024 World Cup Downhill racing is here and Sven Martin and Alan Milway are my co-hosts for this episode of Bench Racing. We will cover the season and bring you Review episodes after each race throughout the year. We break down the upcoming 2024 season with a preview show including the riders to watch for 2024, rule and broadcast changes, and random bits of info and gossip.
    This series is brought to you by Crankbrothers. Be sure to check out all the latest HERE 
    Other Episode Sponsors:
    AG1
    AG1 is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit drinkAG1.com/movingtheneedle
    MANSCAPED
    If you head over to MANSCAPED.com and use code " movingtheneedle" you'll get an exclusive 20% off and free shipping on your order. That's right, 20% off! So whether you're moving the needle in life or moving the needle on the trail, do it with style, precision, and the MANSCAPED Lawn Mower 5.0. Your jewels will thank you!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    #121.Chris Seager: Deathgrip 2 World Exclusive! From humble filmer to getting featured on Netflix. Navigating MTB stars and the industry.

    #121.Chris Seager: Deathgrip 2 World Exclusive! From humble filmer to getting featured on Netflix. Navigating MTB stars and the industry.

    Chris Seager, better known as Seags to the MTB industry has grown up as a humble filmer to now regarded as one of the top filmers of this new generation. Teaming up with Brendan Fairclough and Clay Porter to bring you Deathgrip 1 which featured on Netflix,  they are now about to release the sequel Deathgrip 2. Learn all about filmmaking, getting it on Netflix, and the inside scoop into the MTB stars of our sport. 
    Episode Sponsor:
    AG1
    AG1 is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit drinkAG1.com/movingtheneedle
    MANSCAPED
    If you head over to MANSCAPED.com and use code " movingtheneedle" you'll get an exclusive 20% off and free shipping on your order. That's right, 20% off! So whether you're moving the needle in life or moving the needle on the trail, do it with style, precision, and the MANSCAPED Lawn Mower 5.0. Your jewels will thank you!
     
     

    • 1 hr 50 min
    #120. Anka Martin:Downhill to Enduro to multi-stage racing.Riding for causes bigger than yourself, epic tales from her journey in MTB. Life lessons and everything in between.

    #120. Anka Martin:Downhill to Enduro to multi-stage racing.Riding for causes bigger than yourself, epic tales from her journey in MTB. Life lessons and everything in between.

    Anka Martin has had an incredible and unique career in Mountain Biking. Anka started MTB in her twenties and then turned Pro competing in Downhill on the world stage. She transitioned to Enduro MTB in the early years notching up podiums and some incredible finishes in multiple stage races.  She did not stop there, completing multiple Cape Epic races and riding the full length of New Zealand, self-assisted over 15 days. Anka has raised tons of money for great causes and is a role model to the younger generation. Enjoy this great conversation with too many life lessons to name them all here. 
    Episode Sponsor:
    AG1:
    AG1 is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit drinkAG1.com/movingtheneedle
    ODI:
    Drawing on over 40 years of experience of producing performance-driven grips and feedback from their extensive network of top riders across the globe, ODI and the Reflex grips have been engineered to reduce impacts and vibration being passed on to the riders’ hands to allow you to ride more with less pain and fatigue. Learn more at: http://www.odigrips.com/
     

    • 1 hr 34 min
    #119. Dakotah Norton: Humble beginnings to earning your way to the top of the sport of Downhill.

    #119. Dakotah Norton: Humble beginnings to earning your way to the top of the sport of Downhill.

    Dakotah Norton had a late start to his Downhill career but that is not holding him back. Humble beginnings to World Cup Podiums and Multiple US National Titles. This conversation does not disappoint and covers the role the mental side plays in the sport among many topics. Norton has earned his spot in the sport. Uncover the secrets behind his rapid rise in the mountain biking scene, as we explore the pivotal moments, challenges, and triumphs that have shaped Dakotah's career.
    Episode Sponsor:
    AG1
    AG1 is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit drinkAG1.com/movingtheneedle
    ODI:
    Drawing on over 40 years of experience of producing performance-driven grips and feedback from their extensive network of top riders across the globe, ODI and the Reflex grips have been engineered to reduce impacts and vibration being passed on to the riders’ hands to allow you to ride more with less pain and fatigue.
    Learn more at:
    http://www.odigrips.com/
     

    • 2 hrs 18 min
    #118. HARDLINE Review with Sven Martin supported by Crankbrothers

    #118. HARDLINE Review with Sven Martin supported by Crankbrothers

    Sven Martin is my co-host for this episode of Bench Racing.  We will cover the season and bring you Review episodes after each race throughout the year.  We break down RED BULL HARDLINE held in Tasmania 


    This podcast series is brought to you by Crankbrothers.


    Crankbrothers is synonymous with the DH racing circuit, and last year celebrated 13 years in a row of Elite World Champs wins with the Mallet DH pedal! And it’s not just pedals; Crankbrothers has been adding to their product offering over the last few years and now has a whole host of podium contenders in their shoes, riders like Benoit Coulanges, Bernard Kerr, Luca Shaw, Troy Brosnan, Camille Balanche, and many more


    Episode Sponsors: 
    MANSCAPED
    If you head over to MANSCAPED.com and use code " movingtheneedle" You'll get an exclusive 20% off and free shipping on your order. That's right, 20% off! Do it with style, precision, and the MANSCAPED Lawn Mower 5.0. Your jewels will thank you!
    AG1 
    Athletic Greens are going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit drinkAG1.com/movingtheneedle.

     

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

UK Mountainbiker ,

Great podcast. The insider view.

Needles’ experience allows for a very well informed approach to his guests. Excellent. How about a Chris Porter Geometron Bike’s / Mojo Rising interview Andrew? His contributions to bike tech, especially geometry have been massive.

RadDad360 ,

Deaks!

Just listened to your chat with Ben. Loved it. So good to hear him speak about his time as a marine and how he’s used the lessons he learned to help him forge his path outside on civi street. His attitude is spot on and so good to hear. 🤙🏻🤙🏻🤙🏻

Rich the racer ,

Andrew loves a tough question

Great listen Andrew likes to get down to business with every guest.

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