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    Maurice Tierney, Dirt Rag Co-Founder and Publisher Shares the Story of the Mag [Podcast]

    Maurice Tierney, Dirt Rag Co-Founder and Publisher Shares the Story of the Mag [Podcast]

    Maurice and his partner Elaine started Dirt Rag back in 1989. For decades the magazine documented the sport and for many carried with it the very soul of mountain biking.







    Maurice talks about how mountain bike gear and culture has evolved over the past three decades, and his recent decision to cease operations at the iconic publication.







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    • 48 min
    Kate Courtney on Training, COVID19, New Bike Sponsor, and Inspiring Young Mountain Bikers [Podcast]

    Kate Courtney on Training, COVID19, New Bike Sponsor, and Inspiring Young Mountain Bikers [Podcast]

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    In 2012, Kate was the first American woman to win a UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Junior title. Then in 2017, she won the Under 23 World Cup Overall title. In 2018, she won gold at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, and then the next year she took the overall UCI Mountain Bike World Cup title. Recently, Kate was named to the 2020 Olympics team for cross country mountain biking.

















    This episode is sponsored by Boeshield (boeshield.com), makers of Boeshield T-9, a lube designed to waterproof your bike chain, lubricate cables, and prevent rust with its unique and effective all-in-one formula. This month Boeshield is giving away a free prize pack to a lucky listener! Visit singletracks.com/Boeshield to enter — open to anyone the contiguous United States, no purchase necessary.









    Singletracks: I’ve got to start off by asking you how this Coronavirus thing is affecting your training with all the races and everything sort of up in the air at this point?







    Kate Courtney: Absolutely. I think it’s a tough time for all the cyclists, especially those who are very excited for the 2020 Olympic year, but it’s just an added challenge that we have to adapt to. I think there’s a lot of really positive parts of it. I personally love training at home and I have the chance now to put in a good strength block, make sure I’m healthy, eating good food, and of course getting out on my bike. Right now we’re still allowed to ride outside, so that’s a huge, huge bonus, but I’m prepared to ride indoors if that becomes necessary or if in any way that could help reduce the risk for other people.







    Right now, we’re okay to be out in our open spaces, which is great. I think while it can be a really difficult time in terms of adjusting training and planning for goals in the future, it’s also been one, where our community has really come together, and for me it’s been great to connect with cyclists that are going through this and dealing with it and finding creative ways to adapt our training and know that we will be ready when we finally do get the chance to line up again.







    Singletracks: That’s great. Well, have you had to change your training plans, in terms of when you’re going to peak and when you need to recover and that sort of thing?







    Kate Courtney: In some ways. I’m a bit lucky in that I automatically qualified for Tokyo, so I have been really basing my season and my training around that July date, which of course we know is in question and we’re waiting to see what the best course of action is going to be with that. In terms of my training, it still is to peak for that one event, and for that I’m pretty grateful but of course for the next few weeks where we’re not racing and not quite sure what the next event will be that we’re targeting. It’s basically just a holding pattern, so getting some volume on the bike, getting some volume in the gym but not training too hard is actually giving me something we need to think about, because when the races are finally announced and the time does come, you want to be healthy and strong and ready to put in a really big top end block and get to the start line ready for those fast paced races.







    Singletracks: Well, the story goes that your dad got you into mountain biking at an early age and I know a lot of mo...

    • 38 min
    Niner President and Co-founder Chris Sugai Interview [Podcast]

    Niner President and Co-founder Chris Sugai Interview [Podcast]

    photo: Ian Hylands / Niner Bikes







    Chris Sugai is the co-founder and President of Niner Bikes, a brand which was an early adopter of the now ubiquitous mountain bike wheel size. Over the years Chris and Niner have worked with incredible athletes, produced countless innovations, and generously supported the International Mountain Bike Association.







    We get the inside scoop on how Niner got its start and talk about the current state of the mountain bike wheel size debate. Chris talks about building a culture and a brand, and what’s changed now that Niner is part of a larger parent company. We ask about gravel bikes and also what’s next for the bike industry.







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    • 35 min
    Mountain Bikes and Beer with REEB Cycles and Oskar Blues Brewery [Podcast]

    Mountain Bikes and Beer with REEB Cycles and Oskar Blues Brewery [Podcast]

    Oskar Blues is known primarily as a beer company, but the brand also has a big toe in the mountain bike world with the Reeb bike brand based in Lyons, Colorado. We geek out about beer with senior marketing manager Aaron Baker and also hear from Reeb sponsored rider Jeff Lenosky who fills us in on all the different bikes in the line.







    In addition to the bike and beer brand, Oskar Blues also operates a bike shop in Longmont, Colorado and a place called Reeb Ranch with access to some of the best mountain bike trails in Dupont State Forest near Pisgah. The company opened a second brewery in North Carolina near the Pisgah National Forest about 8 years ago and also puts on popular events each year.















    This episode is sponsored by Mountain Biking Park City.







    As the world’s first IMBA Gold Level Ride center since 2012, Park City, Utah is a premier mountain biking destination. What makes Park City a gold-level ride center? For starters, the immediate area boasts a diverse variety of trails spread across 450 miles with everything from paved commuting paths for a family-friendly ride to aggressive cross-country rides like the Epic Wasatch Crest trail. Combined with magnificent scenery, numerous bars and restaurants, world class accommodations, free public transit and a wide range of entertainment options, it’s no wonder Park City was awarded gold.







    Experiencing Park City, Utah has never been easier. And, there’s never been a better time than now. Arrange your stay, rent a bike, and book a guide, by visiting mountainbikingparkcity.com.

    • 51 min
    Rebecca Rusch on Facing Challenges, Doing Good in the World [Podcast]

    Rebecca Rusch on Facing Challenges, Doing Good in the World [Podcast]

    photo: Corey Rich/Red Bull Content Pool







    Rebecca Rusch is a 7-time World Champion in cycling, adventure racing, and cross country skiing events, a best-selling author, and a passionate community activist. She’s also an Emmy award winner for her documentary Blood Road which highlights the problem of unexploded ordnance in Laos that her Do Good foundation is working to solve.







    In this episode we dive into the life equations Rebecca has figured out like “blood flow = brain flow” and “passion = payoff,” and how these apply both on and off the bike. Rebecca shares how she approaches challenges, talks about why gravel riding is so attractive to all types of riders, and tells us about what her foundation is doing to help others around the world.







    We also ask Rebecca to weigh in on why women’s performance in ultra endurance events is more evenly matched with men than in other sports, and what it’s like riding for her new sponsor, Liv/Giant.







    Learn more about the Be Good foundation and keep up with Rebecca at rebeccarusch.com

















    This episode is sponsored by Boeshield (boeshield.com), makers of Boeshield T-9, a lube designed to waterproof your bike chain, lubricate cables, and prevent rust with its unique and effective all-in-one formula. This month Boeshield is giving away a free prize pack to a lucky listener! Visit singletracks.com/Boeshield to enter — open to anyone the contiguous United States, no purchase necessary.

    • 47 min
    Everything You Need to Know About Mountain Bike Clothing [Podcast]

    Everything You Need to Know About Mountain Bike Clothing [Podcast]

    Ryan White is the senior product designer at cycling apparel company Pactimo based in Denver, Colorado. He studied industrial design at Wentworth Institute of Technology and has been designing soft goods for almost a decade.







    In this episode, we dig deep into the design decisions that go into creating clothing that mountain bikers want to wear. If you’ve ever wondered why mountain bike apparel costs as much as it does, or what the true benefits are to wearing jerseys and shorts designed specifically for biking, this show will answer those questions and more.







    Learn more at Pactimo.com. This podcast was not sponsored, influenced, or directly supported by Pactimo in any way.







    Let us know if you’d like to hear more episodes like this one where we talk shop and geek out about gear!







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    • 58 min

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