31 episodes

What is the Average Watts Podcast you ask. Well, as cyclists we measure our fitness by power output, or otherwise known as WATTS. Watts are the measurement that separates us mere mortals from the pros. Average Watts is a podcast where an average cyclist with average watts, sits down for 1-on-1 conversations with cycling pros, ex-pros and industry professionals.

The Average Watts Podcast Rob Griffin

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What is the Average Watts Podcast you ask. Well, as cyclists we measure our fitness by power output, or otherwise known as WATTS. Watts are the measurement that separates us mere mortals from the pros. Average Watts is a podcast where an average cyclist with average watts, sits down for 1-on-1 conversations with cycling pros, ex-pros and industry professionals.

    Episode #30 Mike Levy Pinkbike Editor

    Episode #30 Mike Levy Pinkbike Editor

    In E30, I chat with Pinkbike Editor Mike Levy. I had a blast getting to have a coffee shop style chat with Mike to learn a bit about his adventures in cycling, as well as what goes into being one of the best bike editor/reviewers in the industry. One of the things I found interesting was how Mike spends a lot of time on his gravel bike. Like most of us riding bikes is a release and Mike is no different and rides a gravel bike to escape the mountain bike.
     
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    • 58 min
    Episode #29 Paul Cusick with SPINERGY WHEELS

    Episode #29 Paul Cusick with SPINERGY WHEELS

    In Episode 29, I chat with Caul Cusick who is the Marketing Manager for Spinergy Wheels. In this episode Paul walks me through the origin of the company and the direction they are headed, in todays ever changing bike industry.

    Paul also gets into the tech, where I learn about where the wheels are made, and the tech behind their PBO Fiber Spokes,  as well as their new 44 hub.

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    • 52 min
    Episode #28 Taylor Lideen 2021 Unbound XL Champion

    Episode #28 Taylor Lideen 2021 Unbound XL Champion

    In episode 28, we bring back Taylor Lideen. Taylor sat down with me just days after winning the 2021  Unbound XL formerly known as the Dirty Kanza. Unbound XL is a 350 mile self-supported ultra endurance gravel race in Emporia Kansas.

    Taylor was our first guest and then filled in as a cohost for the "Quaranteam series". 

    In this interview, Taylor talked about adversities he faced prior to the race which includes mental illness, as well as injuries. Taylor also talks about the race, his bike setup, and where this race falls into his race resume.

    You can look at his Instagram @tlideen and web site www.taylorlideen.com and see some of the photos.

    Current sponsors:
    Shimano
    Pivot Cycles
     Stan's NoTubes
     Maxxis Tires
    Redshift sports
    Infinit Nutrition


    Average Watts Podcast supporters and sponsors:

    As ALWAYS the AWP is powered by 4iiii Power Meters

    Tifosi Optics, discount code for 15% off: averagewatts

    AWP kits are provided by Jakroo Custom Apparel

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode #27 Setfano Barberi

    Episode #27 Setfano Barberi

    In E27, I chat with Stefano Barberi. Stefano is a professional mountain biker and gravel racer. Stefano was born in San Paulo, Brazil and started his career as a mountain biker but switched to road racing shortly after moving to the USA. After a lengthy career as a professional road racer, Stefano made his way back to the mountain bike. Now Stefano is known for racing endurance mountain bike and gravel races all across the world.

    This episode is packed full of cool stories during his time as a professional road racer and how he found his way back to the mountain bike.
     
    You can find out more information about Stefano on his social feeds,  Instagram & Facebook.

    Current sponsors:
    Kenda Tires
    The Black Bibs
    Starlight Apparel
    Fizik
    ALBA Optics
    LEM Helmets
    ESI Grips
    Xpedo Pedals
    Handup Gloves
    Flow Formulas
     
    Phil Gaimon worst retirement ever - Video
    The Fat Cyclist - Video

    Average Watts Podcast supporters and sponsors:

    As ALWAYS the AWP is powered by 4iiii Power Meters

    Tifosi Optics, discount code for 15% off: averagewatts

    AWP kits are provided by Jakroo Custom Apparel

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode #26 Travis McCabe

    Episode #26 Travis McCabe

    In E26, I chat with Felt Bike's newest Gravel Pro, Travis McCabe. Travis is an American former professional cyclist, who rode professionally between 2013 and 2020, for the Team SmartStop, Holowesko Citadel Racing Team, UnitedHealthcare, Floyd's Pro Cycling and Israel Start-Up Nation teams.

    I met up with Travis  shortly after he made the announcement that he signed with Felt Bikes, and  would be turning his sights to the gravel scene. Travis joins a very long list of ex-road pros who have turned to the gravel scene. Other notable pros: Ted King, Peter Stetina, Colin Strickland, and TJ Eisenhart.

    Travis currently rides for: Felt Bikes, Shimano Gravel, FSA, First Endurance

    Career Highlights:
    4x stage winner The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah  ('18, '17, '16)

    3x stage winner Le Tour de Langkawi  ('19, '17)
    stage winner Colorado Classic  ('18)
    stage winner Herald Sun Tour  ('17)

    2nd Philadelphia International Cycling Classic  ('16)
    Winston-Salem Cycling Classic  ('14)

    2x stage winner Tour of the Gila  ('19, '16)

    2nd stage  Amgen Tour of California  ('19)

    2x 2nd stage  The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah  ('19, '18)

    3x 2nd stage  Colorado Classic  ('18, '17)

    You can find more information about Travis at the following:

    Instagram

    Twitter

    Facebook

    Strava


    Links:
    Chino Grinder Gravel Race

    MT Lemmon Gravel Race


    Average Watts Podcast supporters and sponsors:

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode #25 Rose Grant

    Episode #25 Rose Grant

    In E25, I chat with Juliana's newest Pro, Rose Grant. Rose is a 5x US Mountain Bike Marathon National Champion.

    In this ever changing world, Rose switches from the Stan's Pivot Team which dissolved in 2020, to Juliana,  for 2021-22.  This is a big move for Rose, who admits she doesn't like change. But with Santa Cruz and Juliana due to release a new version of their very popular Blur in 2021, this has the potential of being an very exciting partnership.   

    I met up with Rose at the Cactus Cup , on the heels of her 4th place over all placing at this season's opening race. Rose and I have a very relaxed and candid conversation where we talked about her times at Stan's Pivot, her transition to Juliana, as well as life, family and her passion for baking .

    Rose currently rides for: Juliana, Sram, Maxxis Tires, Reserve, Smith, ESI,  Bikeflights, Camelbak, GU, Cleary, Wahoo.


    Career Highlights:

    5X Mountain Bike Marathon National Champion 
    2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2019
    4X World Championship National Team member
    2015, 2016, 2017 & 2019
    Leadville 100 MTB Champion
    2019
    2nd Place Isreal Epic Stage Race
    2019

    1st Place Belgium Waffle Ride-Cedar City, UT
    2020

    You can find more information about Rose at the following:

    Instagram

    Wep Page

    Facebook

    Recipes with Rose


    Average Watts Podcast supporters and sponsors:

    As ALWAYS the AWP is powered by 4iiii Power Meters 
     
    Tifosi Optics, discount code for 15% off: averagewatts

    AWP kits are provided by Jakroo Custom Apparel 
    Spinergy Wheels, discount code for 10% off: Spin10

    • 1 hr 2 min

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