150 episodes

On the Downtime Podcast, we speak to athletes, trainers, mechanics, brands and many others, to take us behind the scenes of the world of downhill and enduro mountain biking, inspire you and give you some hints and tips to help you improve your own MTB riding. Give it a listen and we're confident you'll find something to help you go faster and have more fun on your mountain bike! Don't forget to subscribe, give us a review, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with new episodes.

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast Downtime MTB

    • Wilderness
    • 4.7 • 33 Ratings

On the Downtime Podcast, we speak to athletes, trainers, mechanics, brands and many others, to take us behind the scenes of the world of downhill and enduro mountain biking, inspire you and give you some hints and tips to help you improve your own MTB riding. Give it a listen and we're confident you'll find something to help you go faster and have more fun on your mountain bike! Don't forget to subscribe, give us a review, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with new episodes.

    Tracey Hannah – An Amazing World Cup Career

    Tracey Hannah – An Amazing World Cup Career

    Tracey Hannah is a mountain biker who has had a career full of the highest highs, and the lowest lows. We chat about everything, from having a four year break after her first World Cup season and dealing with horrific injuries, to competing in a home World Champs and an incredible battle for the overall. So hit play below and join me for a chat with Tracey Hannah.







    You can follow Tracey on Instagram @littletrace13.







    Supporting Partners







    Cotic Bikes







    Cotic have just launched their brand new 150mm travel 29er, the Jeht, and it promises to be a whole lot of fun. A tweaked droplink platform gives more seatpost insertion and a wider range of adjustability. Combine that with their infamous ‘longshot’ geometry and traction rich ride feel, and you know this is going to be an incredible ride.







    There is a limited number of UK made launch models available now, and pre-orders are open for the Taiwan made version which arrives early in 2021. If you want to find out more, just head to cotic.co.uk.







    Podcast Stuff







    My webstore is BACK! It’s brand new, with new designs, lower prices and faster shipping. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We’ve now got sweatshirts and hoodies too!







    For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast.







    Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. You’ll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you’re there, why not join our newsletter, to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more.







    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!







    Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes







    Photo – Andy Vathis

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Jamie Edmondson – A Breakthrough Season

    Jamie Edmondson – A Breakthrough Season

    Jamie Edmondson came to most people’s attention when he took a podium at the last round of the World Cup in Lousã. However, his climb to the top steps of the sport started way before that. We chat about his early race career, his challenging junior years, what it takes to go privateer, how knowing Ben Cathro comes in handy and much more. So hit play below and join me for a chat with Jamie Edmondson.







    You can follow Jamie on Instagram @jamie_edmondson.







    Supporting Partners







    NF







    NF stands for Needs Factory, and the name comes from their design philosophy of making products that have everything you need, but nothing more and nothing less. That philosophy can clearly be seen in the riding pants, where they have decided to use an elasticated waist… no zip, no fastener, just a simple solution that’s incredibly effective.







    I’ve been riding in their DP3 pants and I have to say they’ve hit this one out the park. The fit is great, the elasticated waist is so simple and so comfortable. They just work!







    If you want to support a small family business making meticulously rider-focussed clothing in an ethical way, then NF is the brand for you… Head to ridenf.com to find out more and use the code ‘downtime‘ up until the end of 2020 for 10% off your order.







    Podcast Stuff







    My webstore is BACK! It’s brand new, with new designs, lower prices and faster shipping. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We’ve now got sweatshirts and hoodies too!







    For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast.







    Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and 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 find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you’re there, why not join our newsletter, to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. It’s full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more.







    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!







    Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes







    Photo – Seb Schieck

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Eddie Masters Quarantine Catch-Up

    Eddie Masters Quarantine Catch-Up

    Alright, it’s time for a quarantine catch up with the one and only, Eddie Masters. We will be finding out how his season went, hearing about his get fit quick plan, chatting World Cup and EWS racing in general, team rumours, hotel room marathons, the state of World Cup downhill and plenty more. So hit play and join us for a catch-up.







    You can follow Eddie on Instagram @edmasters.







    Supporting Partners







    The Strength Factory







    If you want to make the most of smashing the trails next spring and summer, then now is the time to be putting in the work. The Strength Factory can help make sure you’re ready in the most time-efficient way with their Complete MTB Programme.







    As a Downtime listener, you can get $20 off the 8 week foundation part of the programme, until the 23rd November, by using the code ‘downtime‘ at the checkout. Just click here to check out the programme.







    If gym access is an issue, then you can get their Bodyweight MTB programme for a one off fee of £16 by heading here.







    Privateer Bikes







    Part of The Rider Firm family, Privateer Bikes was formed after they grew frustrated with the idea that progressive design meant premium prices. Deciding a different approach was needed, they sought to combine race-ready geometry with rider-focused features, to ensure frames live up to their namesake and can handle seasons worth of abuse.







    Developed with Top-20 EWS rider Matt Stuttard and the Enduro World Series in mind, their 161 race bike, features 161mm of rear travel and forward-thinking geometry to descend as fast as possible, whilst reducing fatigue with a low effort climbing position. Under Matt’s skilled piloting, the 161 has already proven itself capable of Top 10 finishes. Learning from this, the more trail orientated 141 followed closely, offering a ride more suited to those without the Alps in their back garden, but still want something capable of the odd local enduro or two.







    You can check out everything Privateer have to offer, including the awesome 161 and 141 by heading over to privateerbikes.com.







    Podcast Stuff







    My webstore is BACK! It’s brand new, with new designs, lower prices and faster shipping. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We’ve now got sweatshirts and hoodies too!







    For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.youtube.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Lousã World Cup Post-Race Show

    Lousã World Cup Post-Race Show

    This weekend it was Lousã World Cup which hosted the final two rounds of the 2020 season. I’m joined by Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally to chat about the racing. We cover all the important things, like what was Loic doing with his fork, will Greg race next year, and did the weather really change the results? So hit play and join us to chat about this years Lousã World Cup.







    The link to enter a sweepstake to be in with a chance of winning Neko’s jerseys and custom painted helmet is here. Also, why not check out Grow Cycling Foundation here.







    Supporting Partners







    The Strength Factory







    If you want to make the most of smashing the trails next spring and summer, then now is the time to be putting in the work. The Strength Factory can help make sure you’re ready in the most time-efficient way with their Complete MTB Programme.







    As a Downtime listener, you can get $20 off the 8 week foundation part of the programme, until the 23rd November, by using the code ‘downtime‘ at the checkout. Just click here to check out the programme.







    If gym access is an issue, then you can get their Bodyweight MTB programme for a one off fee of £16 by heading here.







    Privateer Bikes







    Part of The Rider Firm family, Privateer Bikes was formed after they grew frustrated with the idea that progressive design meant premium prices. Deciding a different approach was needed, they sought to combine race-ready geometry with rider-focused features, to ensure frames live up to their namesake and can handle seasons worth of abuse.







    Developed with Top-20 EWS rider Matt Stuttard and the Enduro World Series in mind, their 161 race bike, features 161mm of rear travel and forward-thinking geometry to descend as fast as possible, whilst reducing fatigue with a low effort climbing position. Under Matt’s skilled piloting, the 161 has already proven itself capable of Top 10 finishes. Learning from this, the more trail orientated 141 followed closely, offering a ride more suited to those without the Alps in their back garden, but still want something capable of the odd local enduro or two.







    You can check out everything Privateer have to offer, including the awesome 161 and 141 by heading over to privateerbikes.com.







    Podcast Stuff







    My webstore is BACK! It’s brand new, with new designs, lower prices and faster shipping. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit,

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Inside Privateer Bikes – The Development of the 161

    Inside Privateer Bikes – The Development of the 161

    Today we are going inside Privateer Bikes. We are joined by their MTB Brand Manager, Sam Meegan, and Redburn Design’s Ali Beckett to chat about the development of their enduro bike, the 161. We chat about where Privateer Bikes came from, their progressive approach to geometry, the challenge of designing for optimum value and plenty more. You’ll hear more about their brand new 141, and where the brand is heading next. So hit play and join me for a look inside the exiting new brand that is Privateer Bikes.







    Links







    Website – privateerbikes.com







    Instagram – @privateerbikes







    Supporting Partners







    The Strength Factory







    If you want to make the most of smashing the trails next spring and summer, then now is the time to be putting in the work. The Strength Factory can help make sure you’re ready in the most time-efficient way with their Complete MTB Programme.







    As a Downtime listener, you can get $20 off the 8 week foundation part of the programme, until the 23rd November, by using the code ‘downtime‘ at the checkout. Just click here to check out the programme.







    If gym access is an issue, then you can get their Bodyweight MTB programme for a one off fee of £16 by heading here.







    Privateer Bikes







    You can check out everything Privateer have to offer, including the awesome 161 and 141 by heading over to privateerbikes.com.







    Podcast Stuff







    My webstore is BACK! It’s brand new, with new designs, lower prices and faster shipping. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We’ve now got sweatshirts and hoodies too!







    For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast.







    Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and 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 find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you’re there, why not join our newsletter, to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. It’s full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions,

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Your Winter Fitness Blueprint – With Ben Plenge From The Strength Factory

    Your Winter Fitness Blueprint – With Ben Plenge From The Strength Factory

    Today I’m joined by Strength Factory’s Ben Plenge. Ben was responsible for our most popular episode of the year when he joined me in January to help you stay fit and make sure you can still shred when you’re 70. This time we sat down to talk more specifically about how to put together your winter fitness blueprint, to give you the best chance of smashing the trails when spring and summer roll back around.







    We chat about motivation, creating a foundation, the importance of breathing and much more, so hit play below, give it a listen and boost your winter fitness gains.







    Links







    Website – thestrengthfactory.uk







    Programme – Complete MTB Programme







    Supporting video material – head here







    MTB posture video – head here







    Previous episode – How To Shred Until You’re 70 (and Beyond)







    Supporting Partners







    The Strength Factory







    If you want to make the most of smashing the trails next spring and summer, then now is the time to be putting in the work. The Strength Factory can help make sure you’re ready in the most time-efficient way with their Complete MTB Programme.







    As a Downtime listener, you can get $20 off the 8 week foundation part of the programme, until the 23rd November, by using the code ‘downtime‘ at the checkout. Just click here to check out the programme.







    Cotic Bikes







    Cotic has got a knack for making fun and outrageously fast bikes, and that carries over into their hardtail range. Both the BFe and the Solaris delivery that perfect balance of fun and capability that Cotic are well known for. The BFe is the do it all trail slayer, and the Solaris is probably the one for you if you’re more into the longer and slightly less hardcore rides, although it can definitely still handle a bit of rough!







    Cotic’s hardtails have been so popular this year that they have been selling out each batch before they even arrive. So if you want to spice up your winter riding with an awesome hardtail, then you need to get on it now. Just head to cotic.co.uk to find out more.







    Podcast Stuff







    My webstore is BACK! It’s brand new, with new designs, lower prices and faster shipping. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://www.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Goose Master Loose ,

One of the best MTB podcasts

Love this show, amazing guests and real nice chill format. So informative and well worth a listen.

Staghunter1 ,

Easy to listen

Great show, good interviews. Very easy to listen to with not too much extra unimportant chat

GMuzz76 ,

Always on point

Great resource and source of inspiration for the MTB community.

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