250 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

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    • 4.7 • 42 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.

    Chasing Trail Bike Perfection: The Evolution of the Canyon Spectral

    Chasing Trail Bike Perfection: The Evolution of the Canyon Spectral

    Today I’m joined by Leo Malmeryd, the lead engineer behind the latest evolution of the Canyon Spectral. Leo will be sharing insights into the meticulous development process that brought forth this new iteration of the Spectral, as they take an evolutionary approach in search of trail bike perfection. But that's not all – I’m hitting the trails with Jonny Matthews, to put the new Canyon Spectral through its paces. Together, we'll compare its performance against its predecessor, which we both loved, unraveling the subtle yet impactful changes that Leo and his team have crafted. Get ready for a thrilling ride as we explore the intersection of engineering prowess and real-world trail experience. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Leo and then at around 50mins you can hear mine and Jonny's experience on the trail.







    You can watch this episode on the Downtime YouTube channel here.







    You can check out the new Canyon Spectral on Canyon's website here.







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    Supporting Partners







    Shimano







    Shimano have launched an awesome new range of gravity focussed footwear that you can find at mtb.shimano.com. I've been using the highly acclaimed GF8 GTX which is a perfect flat pedal shoe for wet/cold conditions.







    We Are One Composites







    We Are One make incredible wheels, it's that simple. If you want some We Are One in your life, then for the month of February, Downtime listeners can get 20% off site wide (excluding bikes and frames) using the code 'DowntimeFebruary2024' at weareonecomposites.com.







    Canyon







    Check out Canyon's version of the perfect trail bike, the brand new Spectral, by heading to the Canyon website canyon.com.







    Patreon







    I would love it if you were able to support the podcast via a regular Patreon donation. Donations start from as little as £3 per month. That’s less than £1 per episode and less than the price of a take away coffee. Every little counts and these donations will really help me keep the podcast going and hopefully take it to the next level. To help out, head here.







    Merch







    If you want to support the podcast and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. We now also have local manufacture for most products in the US as well as the UK. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop.







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    If you want a bit more Downtime in your life, then you can join my newsletter where I’ll provide you with a bit of behind the scenes info on the podcast, interesting bits and pieces from around the mountain bike world, some mini-reviews of products that I’ve been using and like, partner offers and more. You can do that over at downtimepodcast.com/newsletter.







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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Brad Simms’ Thrilling Ride from BMX to Mountain Biking

    Brad Simms’ Thrilling Ride from BMX to Mountain Biking

    Today, I’m joined by BMX legend turned mountain biker, Brad Simms. From his humble beginnings in BMX, Brad has carved a path with resilience and passion that continues to inspire riders around the globe. But Brad's story is more than just about bikes; it's about exploration, adaptation, and a spirit of adventure. Join us as we journey through Brad's experiences. Discover the challenges, triumphs, and unexpected twists that have shaped Brad's path, as he shares candid insights into his life on and off the bike. From riding with BMX legends to forging new connections in the mountain biking community, Brad's story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the universal language of two wheels. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Brad Simms.







    You can watch this episode on the Downtime YouTube channel here.







    You can follow Brad on Instagram @brad_simms, find him on YouTube here, or on TikTok here.







    Podcast Stuff







    Supporting Partners







    Shimano







    Shimano have launched an awesome new range of gravity focussed footwear that you can find at mtb.shimano.com. I've been using the highly acclaimed GF8 GTX which is a perfect flat pedal shoe for wet/cold conditions.







    We Are One Composites







    We Are One make incredible wheels, it's that simple. If you want some We Are One in your life, then for the month of February, Downtime listeners can get 20% off site wide (excluding bikes and frames) using the code 'DowntimeFebruary2024' at weareonecomposites.com.







    Patreon







    I would love it if you were able to support the podcast via a regular Patreon donation. Donations start from as little as £3 per month. That’s less than £1 per episode and less than the price of a take away coffee. Every little counts and these donations will really help me keep the podcast going and hopefully take it to the next level. To help out, head here.







    Merch







    If you want to support the podcast and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. We now also have local manufacture for most products in the US as well as the UK. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop.







    Newsletter







    If you want a bit more Downtime in your life, then you can join my newsletter where I’ll provide you with a bit of behind the scenes info on the podcast, interesting bits and pieces from around the mountain bike world, some mini-reviews of products that I’ve been using and like, partner offers and more. You can do that over at downtimepodcast.com/newsletter.







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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Crafting Champions: Inside the New Intense Factory Racing Team

    Crafting Champions: Inside the New Intense Factory Racing Team

    Today I’m joined by Joe Breeden and Olly Morris, the team owner and team manager for the new Intense Factory Racing team. We hear what led to Joe deciding to form the team and what his vision for Intense Factory Racing looks like. Joe, Olly and I discuss what it takes to create a high-performance environment, the meticulous selection of riders and staff and just how hard it is to get support in the current bike industry climate. What’s clear in this episode is the energy and passion that Joe and Olly have, providing great insight into the importance of not just the equipment you ride, but the environment in which you do it. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Joe Breeden and Olly Morris.







    You can watch this episode on the Downtime YouTube channel here.







    You can follow the team on Instagram @intensefactoryracing, on YouTube here and at their website, intensefactoryracing.com.







    Podcast Stuff







    Supporting Partners







    Shimano







    Shimano have launched an awesome new range of gravity focussed footwear that you can find at mtb.shimano.com. I've been using the highly acclaimed GF8 GTX which is a perfect flat pedal shoe for wet/cold conditions.







    We Are One Composites







    We Are One make incredible wheels, it's that simple. If you want some We Are One in your life, then for the month of February, Downtime listeners can get 20% off site wide (excluding bikes and frames) using the code 'DowntimeFebruary2024' at weareonecomposites.com.







    Patreon







    I would love it if you were able to support the podcast via a regular Patreon donation. Donations start from as little as £3 per month. That’s less than £1 per episode and less than the price of a take away coffee. Every little counts and these donations will really help me keep the podcast going and hopefully take it to the next level. To help out, head here.







    Merch







    If you want to support the podcast and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. We now also have local manufacture for most products in the US as well as the UK. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop.







    Newsletter







    If you want a bit more Downtime in your life, then you can join my newsletter where I’ll provide you with a bit of behind the scenes info on the podcast, interesting bits and pieces from around the mountain bike world, some mini-reviews of products that I’ve been using and like, partner offers and more. You can do that over at downtimepodcast.com/newsletter.







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    Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook a href="https://www.facebook.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Jordan Williams’ Dominating Debut – Inside His Rollercoaster First Season

    Jordan Williams’ Dominating Debut – Inside His Rollercoaster First Season

    Today I’m joined by Jordan Williams. Jordan began his elite career with an amazing win at the opening round in Lenzerheide. The season that followed would bring new challenges for Jordan that became invaluable opportunities for personal and professional growth. In this episode, Jordan shares candidly about the highs and lows of his season, from the exhilarating moment watching Loic’s split go red in Lenzerheide, to the challenges he navigated behind the scenes. We delve into his transition to a prototype bike for 2024 and his plans to come out swinging when we kick off the season in Fort William. Tune in as we gain insights into the mindset of a champion, the resilience required to overcome setbacks, and the determination to pursue excellence in the face of adversity. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Jordan Williams.







    You can follow Jordan on Instagram @jordanwilliams17.







    Podcast Stuff







    Supporting Partners







    Shimano







    Shimano have launched an awesome new range of gravity focussed footwear that you can find at mtb.shimano.com. I've been using the highly acclaimed GF8 GTX which is a perfect flat pedal shoe for wet/cold conditions.







    We Are One Composites







    We Are One make incredible wheels, it's that simple. If you want some We Are One in your life, then for the month of February, Downtime listeners can get 20% off site wide (excluding bikes and frames) using the code 'DowntimeFebruary2024' at weareonecomposites.com.







    Patreon







    I would love it if you were able to support the podcast via a regular Patreon donation. Donations start from as little as £3 per month. That’s less than £1 per episode and less than the price of a take away coffee. Every little counts and these donations will really help me keep the podcast going and hopefully take it to the next level. To help out, head here.







    Merch







    If you want to support the podcast and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. We now also have local manufacture for most products in the US as well as the UK. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop.







    Newsletter







    If you want a bit more Downtime in your life, then you can join my newsletter where I’ll provide you with a bit of behind the scenes info on the podcast, interesting bits and pieces from around the mountain bike world, some mini-reviews of products that I’ve been using and like, partner offers and more. You can do that over at downtimepodcast.com/newsletter.







    Follow Us







    Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments.







    For everything video, including riding videos,

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Breaking Down the Downhill Team Moves: Insights from Alan Milway

    Breaking Down the Downhill Team Moves: Insights from Alan Milway

    Today I’m joined by coach and newly appointed Norco Team Manager, Alan Milway. With years of experience coaching riders both in the gym and trackside at the World Cups, Alan boasts an unparalleled understanding of riders and their craft. We sat down last week to delve into the exciting roster changes for the 2024 downhill season, and trust me, there's plenty to discuss! Alan generously shares his insights on each move, along with some discussion of when and how to advise riders, adding variability to your bike time and much more. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Alan Milway.







    You can follow Alan on Instagram @alanmilway. You can checkout Alan's awesome gym benches and future products at milwayperformance.com.







    Podcast Stuff







    Patreon







    I would love it if you were able to support the podcast via a regular Patreon donation. Donations start from as little as £3 per month. That’s less than £1 per episode and less than the price of a take away coffee. Every little counts and these donations will really help me keep the podcast going and hopefully take it to the next level. To help out, head here.







    Merch







    If you want to support the podcast and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. We now also have local manufacture for most products in the US as well as the UK. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop.







    Newsletter







    If you want a bit more Downtime in your life, then you can join my newsletter where I’ll provide you with a bit of behind the scenes info on the podcast, interesting bits and pieces from around the mountain bike world, some mini-reviews of products that I’ve been using and like, partner offers and more. You can do that over at downtimepodcast.com/newsletter.







    Follow Us







    Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments.







    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 follow it. Episodes will get delivered to your device as soon as it’s available and it’s totally free. You’ll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/follow. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there.







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







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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Talking Tech With OneUp’s Jon Staples – Handlebar and Dropper Design

    Talking Tech With OneUp’s Jon Staples – Handlebar and Dropper Design

    Today’s episode is supported by OneUp and I'm delighted to be joined by their Chief Technical Officer, Jon Staples. Together, we'll delve into the intricacies of designing OneUp's latest and most innovative products. We'll explore OneUp's unique approach to handlebar design, aiming to alleviate arm pump, and discuss the enhancements made to their already super popular dropper post, for the latest V3 model. Join us for valuable insights into product design and testing from a brand who seem to have mastered the art of elegant design. So, it’s time to sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with OneUp's Jon Staples.







    You can see OneUp's entire range over at oneupcomponents.com. You can also find them on Instagram where they are @oneupcomponents.







    Podcast Stuff







    Supporting Partners







    This episode is supported by OneUp Components. You can check out their entire range of dropper posts, handlebars, tools, guides and other awesome gear over at oneupcomponents.com.







    Patreon







    I would love it if you were able to support the podcast via a regular Patreon donation. Donations start from as little as £3 per month. That’s less than £1 per episode and less than the price of a take away coffee. Every little counts and these donations will really help me keep the podcast going and hopefully take it to the next level. To help out, head here.







    Merch







    If you want to support the podcast and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. We now also have local manufacture for most products in the US as well as the UK. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop.







    Newsletter







    If you want a bit more Downtime in your life, then you can join my newsletter where I’ll provide you with a bit of behind the scenes info on the podcast, interesting bits and pieces from around the mountain bike world, some mini-reviews of products that I’ve been using and like, partner offers and more. You can do that over at downtimepodcast.com/newsletter.







    Follow Us







    Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments.







    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 follow it. Episodes will get delivered to your device as soon as it’s available and it’s totally free. You’ll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/follow. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify,

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

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One of the best MTB podcasts

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

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Easy to listen

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

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Always on point

Great resource and source of inspiration for the MTB community.

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