38 episodes

The Bikerumor Podcast explores the "why" and "how" behind the bicycles, components, gear and tech we ride everyday.

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    • 3.9, 27 Ratings

The Bikerumor Podcast explores the "why" and "how" behind the bicycles, components, gear and tech we ride everyday.

    038 - Rahsaan Bahati shares how to make cycling more inclusive

    038 - Rahsaan Bahati shares how to make cycling more inclusive

    A couple of episodes ago, I interviewed my friend Christian about his experience as a black cyclist working in the industry. I invited him back to co-interview this week's guest, Rahsaan Bahati.
    Rahsaan's a multi-multi-multi-time national champion pro road racer who's been on some of the top, and most controversial, teams. In this episode, he shares how he got into cycling, his experience in the peloton and now leading a team, a foundation, and helping nurture the next generation of racers.
    If you're tuning in sometime in the future, we recorded this on June 9, 2020, about two weeks after George Floyd's murder sparked massive Black Lives Matter protests across the nation. In that light, we discuss Rahsaan's experiences as a black man racing and winning in a predominantly white sport, and wrap up with a few ideas on how all of us can help introduce a more diverse audience to the sport we all know and love so much…cycling.
    One quick note: about 5 minutes in Rahsaan's signal gets a little warbly, but it goes away within a minute, and you can still make out the conversation.
    Enjoy!
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    Hit like, hit subscribe, and hit play. Then just get out and ride! Got an idea for a guest? Click here to submit your ideas for who we should interview next!
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    • 44 min
    037 - Pro Downhiller Tahnee Seagrave recounts racing Fort William

    037 - Pro Downhiller Tahnee Seagrave recounts racing Fort William

    This weekend was set to host the Downhill World Cup at Fort William, Scotland. In the absence of racing, we caught up with an athlete who’s raced that track no fewer than 13 times over the last 8 years, a rider set to inspire a generation of aspiring downhill racers, the 2013 Junior World Champion, Tahnee Seagrave.
    We chatted with Tahnee on June 4th, at a time when she’s recovering from injury at her home in North Wales, contemplating the ever illusive 2020 race season. We talk about how she’s keeping herself busy with rehab during lockdown, her memories of racing Fort William and her new relationship with Canyon.
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    Hit like, hit subscribe, and hit play. Then just get out and ride! Got an idea for a guest? Click here to submit your ideas for who we should interview next!
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    • 35 min
    036 - A Conversation with a Black Cyclist

    036 - A Conversation with a Black Cyclist

    I'm recording this on Friday, June 5th, almost one week after the Black Lives Matter protests started and spread throughout the country. To say this is an interesting time in our history is an understatement. And to say I'm curious about where we go from here, equally so.
    I like asking questions. I like learning. And I like talking to interesting people. And this week, I got to do just that with my friend Christian.
    He's black, he's a cyclist, and he's been in the cycling industry for almost two decades.
    In this episode, we have a candid chat on his back porch about how he's feeling right now, what it's like being african american in a predominantly white industry, and more
    It's an awesome conversation, and I'm seriously stoked that I have friends like that who are open to having the conversations that matter. I sincerely hope you enjoy this episode. Hit us up on social and let me know what you think...we're @bikerumor on all the major platforms. And if you like, please share it with your friends.
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    • 29 min
    035 - Why is Budnitz Cycles shutting down?

    035 - Why is Budnitz Cycles shutting down?

    Budnitz Cycles is one of those brands that has definitely elicited strong emotions over the years, and they've made some beautiful bikes. So it came as quite a shock to me when they posted that they were shutting down. I wondered why, so I called Paul up to get the scoop.
    And his answer?
    Well, let's just say this conversation does not disappoint. It's short, just 20 minutes, but worth a listen. And his advice for wanna be entrepreneurs at the end is priceless.
    Real quick, before we get started, can you look at your podcast player real quick and hit Subscribe? Thanks, and if you dig this episode and the others, give us a five start review. That stuff really helps, more than you can imagine. Thanks!
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    Hit like, hit subscribe, and hit play. Then just get out and ride! Got an idea for a guest? Click here to submit your ideas for who we should interview next!
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    • 23 min
    034 - Mullet Cycles explains mixed wheel size mountain bikes

    034 - Mullet Cycles explains mixed wheel size mountain bikes

    Ever wonder why people would run a smaller wheel on the back of their mountain bike? Or a larger fork and wheel up front and create what's affectionately known as a "mullet"?
    So did we, so we reached out to Mullet Cycles' founders to get them to explain the benefits of a mixed wheel setup. Handling is one of them, but there's a lot more to it than that.
    We also discuss the history of how bicycles came to be standard with two same size wheels, and why moto mixes smaller wheels front or rear depending on the application. We kick things off with some of their own history and why they started a bike brand specifically to make bikes with different wheel sizes.
    It's a fun conversation that may just have you considering a mullet for your next mountain bike!
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    Hit like, hit subscribe, and hit play. Then just get out and ride! Got an idea for a guest? Click here to submit your ideas for who we should interview next!
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    Keep tabs on all the latest bikes, wheels, components, gear and tech on The World's Largest Cycling Tech Blog by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 34 min
    033 - PUSH Industries on bike industry job opportunities

    033 - PUSH Industries on bike industry job opportunities

    These are tough times for many folks and industries, and the bicycle industry is no exception. But, after talking with PUSH Industries' founder Darren Murphy, we're seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.
    In this episode, we talk about how there are actually quite a few opportunities for growth, tons of jobs to be had, and how anyone can get into them. It's a bit of a random conversation, ranging from automation, modern manufacturing, jobs, and how they are personally handling the forced shutdowns during the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. But it's worth a listen to hear how you, or someone you know, could break into the cycling industry with a high paying job, great benefits, and work for some pretty killer companies!
    Find the Bikerumor Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, and through RSS, or wherever you listen to podcasts! Can't find it? Let us know which players you use so we can get them up to speed! And let us know who you want us to interview. Click that PODCAST link in the menu and send in your suggestions!
    WANT MORE?
    Hit like, hit subscribe, and hit play. Then just get out and ride! Got an idea for a guest? Click here to submit your ideas for who we should interview next!
    FOLLOW BIKERUMOR
    Keep tabs on all the latest bikes, wheels, components, gear and tech on The World's Largest Cycling Tech Blog by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
    FOLLOW TYLER
    Like us? Love us? Follow your host on social @tylerbenedict (FB // TW // IG)

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Frohickey ,

Love the show but please ask Silca to make you a soundmeter

Love all of your podcasts, especially the in-depth reviews and conversations with equipment makers (Pivot, Silca, Wolftooth, etc). But please get a decent soundmeter. Listening to podcasts is an exercise in rewinding to relisten to something that was muffled or turning down the volume because what was too soft is now too loud. It’s not just the Bikerumor podcast but others like Paceline, Cyclingtips, etc. I think all of these podcasts could use a good soundmeter so that the volume of the podcast is acceptable.
Other than that, keep up the good work. Do more interviews with people who make stuff.

Added. Just listened to the interview of Shimano. I loved the final part when you explained the online pricing situation and how ChainReactionCycles was hand-spanked by Shimano on their prices. I actually was buying from CRC and was wondering why I couldn’t buy Shimano parts from them while I’m in the US. You explained it. I’m not happy about it but at least it’s an explanation.

surlyoldman ,

Podfaded.

Yawn...

Propofol Pusher ,

Good podcast, but...

The quality of the content of this podcast is good to great, but the sound quality is horrible to barely acceptable. To begin with, the overall volume of this podcast is significantly lower than any other podcast I listen to. Worse yet, the volume of the host and the guest are rarely at the same level. To be able to barely hear one I have to crank the volume up so high that the other person is too loud. I’ve turned off multiple episodes well before they were over because I got too frustrated rewinding in a sometimes vain attempt to understand what someone said. This audio problem has been consistent whether played on my car’s stereo, headphones, Bluetooth speakers, or through my iPhone’s internal speakers. If not for the audio issues I would rank this podcast four stars.

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