99 episodes

Dylan Johnson, Scott McGill, and Adam Saban, collectively known as The Bonk Bros, bring you a weekly fresh take on all the latest happenings in the world of bike racing. We banter on breaking news, hot topics, and steamy beef during this fun, low-key conversational show that is sure to bring the heat.

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    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

Dylan Johnson, Scott McGill, and Adam Saban, collectively known as The Bonk Bros, bring you a weekly fresh take on all the latest happenings in the world of bike racing. We banter on breaking news, hot topics, and steamy beef during this fun, low-key conversational show that is sure to bring the heat.

    Smashing Miles and Immunity, AI or Bust, and the Outlook Remains Bright for US XCO Racing

    Smashing Miles and Immunity, AI or Bust, and the Outlook Remains Bright for US XCO Racing

    Episode 99 - Smashing Miles and Immunity, AI or Bust, and the Outlook Remains Bright for US XCO Racing

    What up party people. No funny business with weird hand stuff this week because Dizzle wanted another crack at the YouTube intro so I get to revert back to my normal into routine and not worry about how goofy I look doing so. We’re talking DJ smashing so many miles, the only stone left unturned was bolstering his dainty immune system, Dizzle taking a play out of John McCarthy playbook and utilizing one of life’s greatest resources to generate some new merch that will be coming soon, and before we dive into listener questions we riff a bit on the latest in the world of American XCO mountain bike racing with the youngsters already solidifying their tickets to the Olympics. All that an more coming right up!

    If you have any questions or feedback for the show you can drop us a note at bonkbrospodcast@gmail.com or you can holla at ya boys on the Bonk Bros instas (@bonkbros @dylanjawnson @adamsaban6 @tylerclouti @raddaddizzle @scottmcgilljr). And if you haven’t already checked out all the offerings from our friends over at Dynamic Cyclist then get on it already with the discount code BONKBROS (all upper case) for a free 7 day trial and 10% off their subscription plans.  Oh one more thing, we’re bumping up the show release day to Thursdays (unless you’ve got that Patreon early release code) so now you can kick off your weekend celebrations a day early. Alright let’s get this party started.

    Patreon: http://patreon.com/patreon_bonkbros  

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    For more Dylan Johnson content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIf1xvRN8pzyd_VfLgj_dow

    Intro/ Outro music by AlexGrohl on Pixabay.com: https://pixabay.com/music/id-111445/ 

    Listener Question Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T37wGRLk6iYTCF6X_DQ9yfcaYtfAQceKpBJYR5W7DVA/edit?ts=642eb6d6

    The Following Was Generated Using AI And Should Not Be Held To The Higher Standards Of Sentient Beings - Riverside.fm

    Summary
    The conversation starts with a discussion about an AI-generated shirt and the difficulties of sharing it. They then talk about their current shirts and how the AI-generated shirt would be their new favorite. The conversation shifts to Dylan not sending his parents the shirts they requested and the possibility of regifting them. They joke about the number of moms who listen to the podcast. They briefly discuss running and cycling, including upcoming races. The conversation then veers off to a discussion about a cyclist named Thomas Decker and his alleged doping. The episode ends with technical difficulties and the hosts joking about it. The conversation covers various topics including designing merchandise, reviewing a retro video game logo, and discussing the Pan American Championships in cycling. They also touch on the selection process for the Olympic team and the performance of certain athletes. The conversation concludes with a discussion about collegiate cycling and former pro riders competing in collegiate races. In this part of the conversation, the hosts discuss various topics including Dizzle’s cycling achievements, bird encounters, training blocks, and ad reads. They also touch on DIY projects and bike maintenance. In this final part of the conversation, the hosts discuss showering after races, Silca products, and the best gravel bikes. They also answer a listener question about improving technical skills in gravel riding. The hosts provide advice on practicing skills and starting with larger tires. They emphasize the importance of understanding the physics of cornering and reading the terrain. The conversation ends with some lighthearted ba

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 98 - Pogačar’s Mix-n-Match Giro Kit, DJ’s Bike Fit Sorcery, Scott’s Return to Gravel, and The Traka 360… or is it the Traka 200?

    Episode 98 - Pogačar’s Mix-n-Match Giro Kit, DJ’s Bike Fit Sorcery, Scott’s Return to Gravel, and The Traka 360… or is it the Traka 200?

    Episode 98 - Pogačar’s Mix-n-Match Giro Kit, DJ’s Bike Fit Sorcery, Scott’s Return to Gravel, and The Traka 360… or is it the Traka 200?

    What up party people. Sorry, I don’t know why I just did that. Apparently we’re putting these things back on YouTube now because so many of y’all requested to not just listen to our dreamy voices each week but you actually want to see our beautiful faces too. SO I didn’t want to look like Will Farrel and not know what to do with my hands but I think whatever I just did was actually worse. Anyways, we’re talking Giro updates and whatever in the hell Tadej has going on with his mix-matched kit, we answer some listener questions pertaining to DJ and the bike fit sorcery he has going on, Scott tells us about his planned return to gravel racing to try and upkeep his undefeated record, and we also touch on some happenings across the pond at the Traka 360 this past weekend. Or is it the 200? No one knows.

    If you have any questions or feedback for the show you can drop us a note at bonkbrospodcast@gmail.com or you can holla at ya boys on the Bonk Bros insta (@bonkbros @dylanjawnson @adamsaban6 @tylerclouti @raddaddizzle @scottmcgilljr). Alright let’s get it started already.

    Patreon: http://patreon.com/patreon_bonkbros 

    Silca (15% discount code: bonkbrosbikewash): https://silca.cc/?utm_source=Bonk+Bros&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=stripchip&utm_id=Bonk+Bros+Podcast

    Dynamic Cyclist (10% discount code: BONKBROS): https://new.dynamiccyclist.com/a/43703/xkYViFV8

    BOLT (15% discount code: BONKBROS15): BOLT Skin + Shaveboltshave.com

    For more Dylan Johnson content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIf1xvRN8pzyd_VfLgj_dow
    Intro/ Outro music by AlexGrohl on Pixabay.com: https://pixabay.com/music/id-111445/
    Listener Question Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T37wGRLk6iYTCF6X_DQ9yfcaYtfAQceKpBJYR5W7DVA/edit?ts=642eb6d6


    The Following Was Generated Using AI And Should Not Be Held To The Higher Standards Of Sentient Beings - Riverside.fm

    Summary
    The conversation starts with a discussion about asbestos in Scott’s grandma’s house. They then transition to talking about watching TV and Dylan’s lack of a TV. The conversation shifts to mountain bike tires and the high prices of certain brands. They discuss different tire options and their experiences with different brands. The conversation then moves to gravel racing and the upcoming BWR North Carolina race. They discuss the race date and Scott’s potential participation. The conversation covers various topics including the Unbound gravel race, heat acclimation, the Giro d’Italia, and the Troca gravel race. The hosts discuss the different routes of the Unbound race and the importance of knowing the gravel conditions. They also joke about Dylan’s lack of preparation for the race. The conversation then shifts to heat acclimation and the benefits of training in hot weather. They briefly mention the Giro d’Italia and Tadej Pogacar’s performance. Finally, they discuss the Troca gravel race and the confusion around the different distances. In this part of the conversation, the hosts discuss the Traka 360 race and its impact on participants’ preparation for the Unbound gravel race. They also talk about the Gravel Earth series and the need for race organizers to clarify the competitive distance and prize money. The hosts then shift to a discussion about the Bolt Shave razor and its weight, jokingly suggesting alternative names for the product. The conversation concludes with a listener question about Dylan’s bike fit. They also joke about sponsored ads and share their thoughts on cyclocross. In this final part of the conversation, the hosts discuss various topics including challenges at Unbound, carbon fiber striders for toddlers, VO2 max tests, golf, and t-shirt designs. They also joke about their own abilities and share funny anecdotes. The hosts mention upcoming merchandise and encourage listeners to send in t-sh

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Matt Beers Takedown at BWR Cali, DJ is the Modern Day Nostradamus of the Bike Industry, and Will Keegan Swenson Ever Get Tired of Winning?

    The Matt Beers Takedown at BWR Cali, DJ is the Modern Day Nostradamus of the Bike Industry, and Will Keegan Swenson Ever Get Tired of Winning?

    Episode 97 - The Matt Beers Takedown at BWR Cali, DJ is the Modern Day Nostradamus of the Bike Industry, and Will Keegan Swenson Ever Get Tired of Winning? 

    What up party people. Got the full crew in the studio this week and we’re talking BWR Cali and the savage solo effort from Matt Beers to take the dub. Scott breaks down his racing from Tour of the Gila, in typical Scott fashion. We riff about DJ predicting the demise of Stages Cycling on the last episode and all the responses we got when that came to fruition. And will Keegan Swenson ever get tired of beating up on all the domestic talent, I mean c’mon it’s got to get old at some point right? 

    Oh yeah, thanks for all the inquiries we got about the podcast production position after last weeks episode, it’s cool to have so many loyal fans interested in helping the boys bring the best product possible to y’all.

    If you have any questions or feedback for the show you can drop us a note at bonkbrospodcast@gmail.com or you can holla at ya boys on the Bonk Bros insta (@bonkbros @dylanjawnson @adamsaban6 @tylerclouti @raddaddizzle @scottmcgilljr). Alright let’s get it started already.

     

    Patreon: http://patreon.com/patreon_bonkbros  

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    For more Dylan Johnson content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIf1xvRN8pzyd_VfLgj_dow

    Intro/ Outro music by AlexGrohl on Pixabay.com: https://pixabay.com/music/id-111445/ 

    Listener Question Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T37wGRLk6iYTCF6X_DQ9yfcaYtfAQceKpBJYR5W7DVA/edit?ts=642eb6d6

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Redemption Episode ft. Sea Otter Recap, Tire Talk, and More

    The Redemption Episode ft. Sea Otter Recap, Tire Talk, and More

    Episode 96 - The Redemption Episode ft. Sea Otter Recap, Tire Talk, and More

    What up party people. Let’s just address the giant elephant in the room from the jump. Last weeks audio straight up sucked. I know it, you know it, and apparently every beer binging, cat loving internet troll also knows it too. Look, I did the best I could to try and salvage the entire episode while working with corrupted files but lesson learned, now I know to just scrap it rather than put out a dumpster fire episode like that again. Anyways, I had more time to work with yet another set of jank ass files this week so I’m coining this the redemption episode because after days of editing I was able to revive the final cut back to our usual standards (which fortunately that bar is already pretty low). We are actively seeking a replacement for myself so I can better spend my time and alleviate myself from all the hate mail and death threats from y’all hooligans (okay luckily there weren’t any actual death threats but damn it sure felt like it at times). SO if you’re listening and you think you have the skills to be a top notch producer and want to throw your application in the hat, you’ve got until end of day Sunday to drop us a note. We’re looking to hire someone stat. Let’s see, what else. Oh yeah, the episode. We’ve got Sea Otter recap, tire talk, and more coming right up.

    If you have any questions or feedback for the show you can drop us a note at bonkbrospodcast@gmail.com or you can holla at ya boys on the Bonk Bros insta (@bonkbros @dylanjawnson @adamsaban6 @tylerclouti @raddaddizzle @scottmcgilljr). Alright let’s get it started already.

    Patreon: http://patreon.com/patreon_bonkbros  

    Silca (discount code: crockpotanator4000): https://silca.cc/?utm_source=Bonk+Bros&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=stripchip&utm_id=Bonk+Bros+Podcast

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    For more Dylan Johnson content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIf1xvRN8pzyd_VfLgj_dow

    Intro/ Outro music by AlexGrohl on Pixabay.com: https://pixabay.com/music/id-111445/ 

    Listener Question Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T37wGRLk6iYTCF6X_DQ9yfcaYtfAQceKpBJYR5W7DVA/edit?ts=642eb6d6




    The Following Was Generated Using AI And Should Not Be Held To The Higher Standards Of Sentient Beings - Riverside.fm

    Summary

    The conversation starts with a discussion about audio quality issues and technical difficulties. They talk about clearing cache and browser history, and the challenges of using different browsers. They then move on to discuss listener feedback and the importance of audio quality in podcasts. The conversation shifts to a discussion about a recent gravel race, with a focus on the performance of different riders and the quality of their tires. They also talk about the results of the race and the performance of the hosts. The conversation revolves around the lack of live coverage and accurate race results in the cycling industry. The hosts discuss the frustration of not being able to follow races in real-time and the unreliable nature of race results on platforms like Athlinks. The conversation ends with a discussion about tire choices for gravel racing. The conversation covers various topics including bike weights, Sea Otter tech, prize money in cycling, and listener feedback on audio quality. The hosts discuss the discrepancy between the claimed revenue of the Lifetime Grand Prix series and the relatively low prize money. They also explore the idea of offering a larger prize purse to attract top-level riders to events like Unbound. They also answer a listener question about what to do when you forget your cycling shoes on a remote ride. The hosts share their opinions on waiting in the car, riding in road shoes, or riding in Crocs and socks. They also briefly discuss flying with bikes and offer tips on packing and protecting the bike.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Sea Otter Classic Preview and Such (The Corrupted File Episode...)

    Sea Otter Classic Preview and Such (The Corrupted File Episode...)

    Episode 95 - Sea Otter Classic Preview and Such

    LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    What up party people. The recording was a little disjointed with half the crew traveling to Sea Otter and I was scrambling to make it home from a whirlwind of a few days of engineering work up in Minneapolis so excuse any interruptions as a result. So yeah, we’re talking Sea Otter and such. 

    If you have any questions or feedback for the show you can drop us a note at bonkbrospodcast@gmail.com or you can holla at ya boys on the Bonk Bros insta (@bonkbros @dylanjawnson @adamsaban6 @tylerclouti @raddaddizzle @scottmcgilljr). Alright let’s get this pod started already.

    Patreon: http://patreon.com/patreon_bonkbros  

    Silca (discount code: crockpotanator4000): https://silca.cc/?utm_source=Bonk+Bros&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=stripchip&utm_id=Bonk+Bros+Podcast

    For more Dylan Johnson content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIf1xvRN8pzyd_VfLgj_dow

    Intro/ Outro music by AlexGrohl on Pixabay.com: https://pixabay.com/music/id-111445/ 

    Listener Question Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T37wGRLk6iYTCF6X_DQ9yfcaYtfAQceKpBJYR5W7DVA/edit?ts=642eb6d6



    The Following Was Generated Using AI And Should Not Be Held To The Higher Standards Of Sentient Beings - Riverside.fm

    Summary

    In this conversation, the hosts discuss various topics including recording logistics, cooling mechanisms in cycling, the NCL and Denver Disruptors, the Live Golf league, American success in cross-country mountain biking, and the use of bad words in the podcast. They also touch on the idea of loft and its opposite. The conversation covers various topics including the NCL (National Crit League) drama, the use of water cooling in races, and the potential benefits of dumping water on oneself during hot races. The hosts also discuss the idea of bringing as much water as possible to dump on the body during a hot race like Unbound. They touch on the concept of the NCL being similar to the Lifetime Grand Prix and the challenges faced by NCL riders now that the league has shut down. The conversation concludes with a lighthearted discussion about golf and the rules and attire associated with the sport. Scott discusses his recent charity ride and the Redlands race. The conversation then shifts to the performance of the Legion team and Scott’s upcoming races. They also talk about the Amstel Gold race and the use of AI in training advice. The conversation covers various topics including legal issues, bike races, fantasy leagues, and gambling. The hosts discuss the Sea Otter Classic and make predictions for the race. They also talk about roadies vs. mountain bikers and the challenges of different courses. The conversation ends with a discussion about the hosts’ personal experiences with racing and their picks for the race. The conversation revolves around the upcoming Sea Otter Classic mountain bike race and the decision to recon the start. The hosts discuss the course layout, potential bottlenecks, and the challenges of the race. They also speculate on their own performance and make predictions for their finishing positions. The conversation then shifts to the topic of rider safety at races and the differences between mountain bike and gravel races. They discuss the treacherous nature of some courses and the need for event organizers to prioritize safety. The hosts also touch on the topic of bike sponsorship and the decision to ride a mountain bike or a gravel bike for certain races. The conversation concludes with plans for future races and the logistics of attending them.

    • 53 min
    World Tour Crashes, Gravel Bikes at Paris Roubaix, BWR Utah Mishaps, and DJ and Scott are Local Bullies

    World Tour Crashes, Gravel Bikes at Paris Roubaix, BWR Utah Mishaps, and DJ and Scott are Local Bullies

    Episode 94

    What up party people. We had to record this one super early Monday morning so Scott could catch a flight to Cali for Tour of Redlands so if you’re a Patreon supporter this show is hitting y’alls earholes an extra couple days in advance. The conversations got a little off topic at times but for the most part we’re talking gnarly World Tour crashes, another absolute domination performance at Paris Roubaix, Dizzle’s BWR Utah mishaps, and would someone call the bully police on Scott and DJ already for beating up on another contingent of juniors and middle-aged weekend warriors at their local races again.

    If you have any questions or feedback for the show you can drop us a note at bonkbrospodcast@gmail.com or you can holla at ya boys on the Bonk Bros insta (@bonkbros @dylanjawnson @adamsaban6 @tylerclouti @raddaddizzle @scottmcgilljr). Alright let’s get this pod started.

    Patreon: http://patreon.com/patreon_bonkbros  

    Silca (discount code: crockpotanator4000): https://silca.cc/?utm_source=Bonk+Bros&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=stripchip&utm_id=Bonk+Bros+Podcast

    For more Dylan Johnson content: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIf1xvRN8pzyd_VfLgj_dow

    Intro/ Outro music by AlexGrohl on Pixabay.com: https://pixabay.com/music/id-111445/ 

    Listener Question Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T37wGRLk6iYTCF6X_DQ9yfcaYtfAQceKpBJYR5W7DVA/edit?ts=642eb6d6



    The Following Was Generated Using AI And Should Not Be Held To The Higher Standards Of Sentient Beings - Riverside.fm

    Summary
    In this conversation, the hosts discuss their recent race experiences and the topic of crashes in professional cycling. They also touch on the potential impact of injuries on upcoming races and the debate around race safety. The conversation revolves around the topic of tire choice for the Paris-Roubaix race. The participants discuss the importance of tire width and the trade-off between aerodynamics and rolling resistance. They debate whether wider tires are faster on the cobbled sections of the race and the significance of bottom bracket height. The conversation also touches on the use of gravel bikes in the race and the performance of the Israel Premier Tech team. The participants share their opinions on the optimal tire size for the race and the need for experimentation. The conversation covers various topics including the Roubaix bike, the race on Saturday, hanging out with Myron, tactics in the race, the performance of Sophia Gomez Viefane, the Canadian mafia in cycling, and discussions about VO2 max and age group categories. The hosts also mention listener questions about tire inserts and winning the sprint at Unbound. In this final part of the conversation, the hosts discuss various topics related to mountain bike racing and nutrition. They address questions about tire choice, carb consumption during long races, sodium intake, and the use of Morton bicarb. They also touch on the legacy of Lance Armstrong.

    Chapters
    00:00 Race Experiences and Performance
    13:11 Crashes in Professional Cycling
    19:46 Introduction to the Tire Choice Debate
    21:04 Gravel Bikes and Israel Premier Tech
    22:08 The Optimal Tire Size for Roubaix
    30:39 The Trade-Off Between Aerodynamics and Rolling Resistance
    38:39 The Need for Experimentation in Tire Size
    40:40 The Roubaix Bike and Its Versatility
    42:23 Recapping the Race and Hanging Out with Myron
    43:15 Tactics and Frustrations in the Race
    47:47 Impressive Performance by Sophia Gomez Vienna
    48:04 The Rise of the Canadian Mafia in Cycling
    50:43 VO2 Max and Age Group Categories
    53:51 Exploring Tire Inserts
    58:06 Strategies for Winning the Sprint at Unbound
    01:01:26 Optimizing Tire Choice for Mountain Bike Racing
    01:02:03 Carb Consumption and Sodium Intake for Endurance Races
    01:03:41 Exploring the Use of Morton Bicarb in Racing
    01:05:02 The Pros and Cons of Lace-Up Shoes for Cycling
    01:06:06 Tips and Techniques for Waxing Bike Chains
    01:08:54 The Legacy of Lance Armstrong: A Complex Perspective

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

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Funny on the bike nerd level

Show about riding and racing gravel and XC mountain bikes at the highest North American level hosted by 3 pro racers/coaches that don’t take themselves too seriously to kill the joy of riding. F

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