103 episodes

Hey, I'm Kyle. You might have seen us on Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook. Dirt bikes are a passion of mine. I focus mainly on the off road and enduro segments of our sport because that is the riding me and my friends focus on. Think of this as an extension of the more than 700 videos found on YouTube. Here we talk all things related to off road and enduro style dirt bike riding. With topics ranging from full dirt bike reviews, gear reviews, riding tips, and other general non-sense, we have the off road rider covered.

Dirt Bike Channel Podcast Kyle Brothersen

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    • 4.9 • 326 Ratings

Hey, I'm Kyle. You might have seen us on Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook. Dirt bikes are a passion of mine. I focus mainly on the off road and enduro segments of our sport because that is the riding me and my friends focus on. Think of this as an extension of the more than 700 videos found on YouTube. Here we talk all things related to off road and enduro style dirt bike riding. With topics ranging from full dirt bike reviews, gear reviews, riding tips, and other general non-sense, we have the off road rider covered.

    Ep 100 - Electric Dirt Bikes, and Factory Suspension - Sam Bennion Interview

    Ep 100 - Electric Dirt Bikes, and Factory Suspension - Sam Bennion Interview

    Order your Parts from this link to support DBC!
    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/l/Dirt-Bike-Channel?ref=1017
    Sam Bennion returns to the show and we will discuss, and solve, all the biggest problems and features in dirt bikes today!

    - Is the KTM 500 the best all around dirt bike for EVERYTHING?

    - Electric Dirt Bikes - are you in or out?

    -  Factory Suspension - is this worth it?
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Ep 99 - 2022 Sherco 250 SE Factory First Impressions

    Ep 99 - 2022 Sherco 250 SE Factory First Impressions

    Order your Parts from this link to support DBC!
    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/l/Dirt-Bike-Channel?ref=1017
    Great to have another Sherco!
    There is something about the way they sound
    Gravely - older - sounds kinda like my old CR250R
    MotoXperts jetted the thing before it left the shop! Who does that???
    Likes
    This 250 feels more like a 300 - yesterday I was lugging the crap out of it on the trailssimple, carb bike, not many frills... Just runsStarts Really fast - that is a breath of fresh air after coming off some of the other bikesFeels really agile in the front end even though the forks are pretty low in the triple clamps. I could raise them even more and get it to feel even lighter. Since I'm running Mnt single track this summer, I might try that since generally the speeds are slower there.Comes with factory installed radiator fan - great! It runs a lot when riding the slower stuff, don't get to program when it comes on, but it also shuts off when the ignition stops. Good.Don't like as much
    I honestly think the suspension is valved a touch stiff for the really rocky nasty stuff - it's more in line for faster desert stuff, but the geometry feels like it's designed to go slowVibrates a lot more than the counterbalanced Austrian bikes - you get used to it though.Clutch feels heavier than on a KTM/Husky/GasGas bike. Finger fatigue More of a cramped feel in the cockpit. I think it would be great if you are 5'10" and under. I'm 6 feel and it feels too small.Pegs take getting used to, but I installed the Fastway pegs and they create another problem with my feet - pressure pointDon't like the Michelin tires that come on the bikeGrip compound is hard for me. I will likely try to find some short bar risers to get a little more comfort therehas great bottom end power, but seems to sign off quicker, or get flatter quicker than my KTM 250 XC. Fuel petcock is in a weird spotSupport the show

    • 34 min
    Ep 98- 2022 GasGas EC300 Full Review

    Ep 98- 2022 GasGas EC300 Full Review

    Here is my website.  You should check it out!
    https://dirtbikechannel.com/
    Order your Parts from this link to support DBC!
    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/l/Dirt-Bike-Channel?ref=1017

    In this podcast we go over the Great, the Good, the Needs Improvement, and the Misses of the 2022 GasGas EC 300.  Hope you enjoy!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dirtbikechannel)

    • 35 min
    Ep 97 - All Kid Bike - Helping The Foundation of All 2 Wheeled Sports

    Ep 97 - All Kid Bike - Helping The Foundation of All 2 Wheeled Sports

    https://allkidsbike.org/

    Strider Education Foundation started in 2017.  
    Mission of All Kids Bike
    Why the program is important.
    ·              ¾ of kids in the US wont ride a bicycle even once this year.
    ·              Importance of Balance https://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/11/prweb10178397.htm
    ·              Health of population
    How do schools get the program? (Steps)
    ·              cost
    ·              How funds are raised
    ·              whats included
     National Ambassadors (what they do, who they are)
    Importance of learning to ride for the motorcycle/offroad community.
    ·              Bike riding is the 1st rung on the ladder.
    ·              If kids don’t learn to ride a bike and develop that love early they wont ride motorcycles.  
    ·              This will drastically effect trails and riding area availability for future generations less demand = Less trails
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dirtbikechannel)

    • 54 min
    Ep 96 - Cold Weather Riding Tips - Don't Freeze

    Ep 96 - Cold Weather Riding Tips - Don't Freeze

    Being cold on a ride can really dampen things.  I can think back in a number of rides when the cold really took the fun out of things.  Most of the time, this happens at the beginning or the ending of a day.  We have some real challenges:
    early morningslate eveningsHigh elevation amplifies the temps swingsUsually soaked with sweat throughout all my clothingreally slow parts with high heart rate where body generates a lot of heatThen a really fast section that makes me feel totally hypothermicthen followed by another slow section to keep me from freezingTorso - Lots of small layers that are easy to remove and put back on.  Easy to store in your pack.

    Here are some I really like:
    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/riding-gear/fly-racing-lightweight-long-sleeve-base-layer-shirt-p?ref=1017



    Gloves - 
    Here are a couple of great options:

    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/riding-gear/100%25-brisker-gloves-p?ref=1017
    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/riding-gear/fox-racing-legion-thermo-gloves-p?ref=1017


    Bottom Layers
    I've gotten in the habit of wearing  base layers on my legs even in the summer. Helps to prevent chaffing of my legs with the knee guards or knee braces I'm wearingMoisture wicking in the summera little extra insulation in the winter.  but I don't do more than one layer so that I'm not getting bunch up issues.  I don't find that I lose a ton of heat out of my lower body
    Good Winter pantshttps://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/riding-gear/fly-racing-lightweight-base-layer-pant-p?ref=1017

    Boots
    I used to think that I should make an extra attempt to keep my feet dry when it's cold.  Don't drop them in a river.  while this is a good idea, my socks are COMPLETELY SOAKED when I get back to the truck most of the time because of sweat... so I don't worry about it as much anymore.   I just keep a fresh pair of socks back at the truck to change into. 


    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dirtbikechannel)

    • 30 min
    Ep 95 Strength Training For Dirt Bikers (rebroadcast) - Bill Hannon Interview

    Ep 95 Strength Training For Dirt Bikers (rebroadcast) - Bill Hannon Interview

    Here is a rebroadcast of an episode we did a couple of years ago about getting stronger with strength training and what that might do for us.

    Let's do a thought experiment.  Imagine what your life would be like if you were the same size and weight, but you were 10 times stronger than you are now.  Everything you do would be easier.  Picking up the kids, getting groceries, doing chores around the house, and yes... riding your dirt bike would be easier.  You would be more durable, have less aches and pains, possibly prevent injuries, all while looking and feeling better about yourself.

    When Bill Hannon reached out to me with this thought experiment, he hooked me for a chat.  Of course we don't want to become NFL linebackers, but could many of us stand to become a little stronger?  I know I could.  Bill is a mechanical engineer turned strength and conditioning coach, oh and he's a dirt bike rider too.  That gives him a unique perspective on this subject.  I hope you enjoy the conversation.

    Follow Bill online -
    Instagram - @engineered_strength
    https://www.engineeredstrength.com/
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/dirtbikechannel)

    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
326 Ratings

326 Ratings

T4387 ,

Love it!!

Keep up the great work! Your show is such a good thing to listen to. It makes my work day go so much better because we are taking about riding, even when I’m at work!! Couldn’t be better. Keep them coming, and don’t stop doing what you’re doing Kyle!

EddieP805 ,

Well done Kyle

I've been listening since the beginning and I want to say great job with this podcast. It just keeps getting better. Just listened to your interview with Dr. Dom about the mental benefits of riding dirt bikes. Wow! It was good, and maybe my favorite to date. I love the bike and gear reviews but, I find your interviews are really beneficial to me. Oh, the behind the scenes podcast was interesting as well.

Update. Just listened to episode 74. Baby steps. This really hit home for me and will inspire me to challenge myself each time I ride!

Thanks for the hard work! Keep em coming.

slamdog69 ,

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