9 episodes

On the Changing Gears Podcast powered by SRAM, you'll hear from amazing athletes from around the world who are inspiring others, challenging themselves, and making change that counts.

The Changing Gears Podcast SRAM

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On the Changing Gears Podcast powered by SRAM, you'll hear from amazing athletes from around the world who are inspiring others, challenging themselves, and making change that counts.

    Ep. 08 - Christopher Blevins

    Ep. 08 - Christopher Blevins

    Christopher Blevins (he/his/him) started in BMX at five years old and raced around the country until he was 16. At 12 years old, he started racing mountain and road alongside BMX, which is only natural for a kid growing up in Durango to do. In 2019, he decided to focus on mountain biking with an eye on the Tokyo Olympics. He hopes the rest of his career is one of adventure and connecting with people through the sport he loves. The biggest win of his future career would be in helping kids discover the bike for all it can be.
    In this episode, Christopher and DZ talk about Christopher’s early years racing BMX, his Olympic experience and future Olympic goals, Christopher’s new venture: Stilspoke, and his involvement in Outride, Silver Stallion Bike and Coffee, and Protect Our Winters.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Learn more about Stilspoke. Support Outride. Check out Protect Our Winters. Silver Stallion Bike and Coffee. Catch up with Christopher on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter.Learn more about SRAM here.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 07 - Sven Nys

    Ep. 07 - Sven Nys

    Sven Nys (he/his/him) is a former professional cyclist competing in cyclo-cross and mountain bike. With two world championships, seven world cups, and over 140 competitive victories, he is considered one of the best cyclo-cross racers and remains a prominent figure in cyclo-cross.
    In this episode, Sven and DZ talk about how he got into biking, Sven’s transition from racing to coaching, his son’s racing success, and The Sven Nys Academy which aims to develop the next generation.
    Catch up with Sven on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, or his website.
    Learn more about SRAM here.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 06 - Braydon Bringhurst

    Ep. 06 - Braydon Bringhurst

    Braydon Bringhurst has been passionate about bike riding since his childhood, and now as a husband, father, and mountain bike rider, he finds great joy in sharing his love for two wheels with other people. As co-founder of the Boise Mountain Bike 
    Festival, he aims to break down walls between cycling groups and celebrate the common joy of riding bikes. In his most recent project, and biggest one to date, a film called ‘8600FT,’ Braydon attempts to climb the infamous “Whole Enchilada” trail. He hopes this film will show some of the processes of overcoming challenges in our lives.
    In this episode, Braydon and DZ talk about Braydon’s background in pole vaulting, his introduction to filmmaking, the motivation that a great film can create for the audience, and much more!
    Watch Braydon’s film, ‘8600FT’. 
    Catch up with Braydon online on Instagram or at the ‘8600FT’ website.
    Learn more about SRAM here.

    • 29 min
    Ep. 05 - Rebecca Rusch

    Ep. 05 - Rebecca Rusch

    Rebecca Rusch (she/her) is the “Queen of Pain” with a heart of gold. She is a seven-time World Champion and well-known in the ultra adventure and endurance realms for nearly three decades, the first person inducted into both the prestigious international Mountain Bike Hall Of Fame as well as the inaugural class of the Gravel Cycling Hall of Fame, her status as a fierce competitor and inclusive influencer motivates millions during the Vietnam War.
    In this episode, Rebecca and DZ talk about not being defined by gender roles, starting the Be Good Foundation, and pedaling the Ho Chi Minh trail to discover the crash site where her father was shot down 40 years earlier.
    Learn more about and support the Be Good Foundation here. 
    Watch the film ‘Blood Road’.
    Sign up for Rebecca’s Private Idaho Event.
    Catch up with Rebecca online on YouTube, Instagram, or her website.
    Learn more about SRAM here.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 04 - Alistair Brownlee

    Ep. 04 - Alistair Brownlee

    Alistair Brownlee is a lifelong athlete and professional sportsman, passionate about encouraging others to live healthily. He is the only triathlete ever to retain an Olympic title, winning in both London 2012 and Rio 2016. With Jonny Brownlee, Alistair started the Brownlee Foundation to help get more young people introduced to swimming, cycling, running, and triathlon.
    In this episode, Alistair and DZ chat about starting the Brownlee Foundation, his scariest moment on the bike, bonking during Ironman Kona, and how to motivate and inspire a community.
    Learn more about and support the Brownlee Foundation here. 
    Catch up with Alistair on Instagram or LinkedIn.
    Learn more about SRAM here.

    • 28 min
    Ep. 03 - Sarah Swallow

    Ep. 03 - Sarah Swallow

    Sarah Swallow (she/her) is an adventure cyclist, organizer, route developer, and advocate. As a representative for the sport, she shares the knowledge she gains from her experiences and promotes cycling as a positive tool for well-being, community connection, and relating to the natural landscapes we travel through.
    In this episode, Sarah and DZ chat about her introduction to gravel riding, starting the now-infamous Ruta Del Jefe, the Borderlands Humanitarian Crisis, and much more.
    Learn more about the Ruta Del Jefe here. You can catch up with Sarah on her website or on her Instagram.
    Learn more about SRAM here.

    • 29 min

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