68 episodes

Hosted by Russ Roca of PathLessPedaled, this podcast is for bike nerds with interesting conversations with interesting people in the bike biz. Topics include bikepacking, bike touring, small bicycle focused businesses, social media, gravel grinding and the future of bike culture.

The Path Less Pedaled Podcast - Contemporary Bicycling Culture Russ Roca / Path Less Pedaled

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 147 Ratings

Hosted by Russ Roca of PathLessPedaled, this podcast is for bike nerds with interesting conversations with interesting people in the bike biz. Topics include bikepacking, bike touring, small bicycle focused businesses, social media, gravel grinding and the future of bike culture.

    Austere Manufacturing -Making a Bikepacking Buckle

    Austere Manufacturing -Making a Bikepacking Buckle

    We interview with Uriel from Austere Manufacturing to talk about designing a bikepacking specific buckle!  So nerdy  Support the podcast by going to : https://pathlesspedaled.myshopify.com/ or join us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/pathlesspedaled

    • 35 min
    What if Skynet Designed Bikes? (Interview with Ignite Components)

    What if Skynet Designed Bikes? (Interview with Ignite Components)

    We talk with Ian from Ignite Components about "generative design" where an algorithm creates organic, Aliens-esque  optimized forms and how he uses it for bike component design.  Support the podcast by going to : https://pathlesspedaled.myshopify.com/ or join us on Patreon at http://patreon.com/pathlesspedaled

    • 46 min
    Bicycles Need a ReBrand (Chris from Propel Bikes)

    Bicycles Need a ReBrand (Chris from Propel Bikes)

    Chris Nolte is the founder of Propel bike shops specializing in transportation focused e-bikes as well as a Youtuber.  We discuss the challenges of rebranding the bicycle in North America away from just riding for sport.

    This podcast is made possible by Arkel.  Find your perfect bike bag with their new online bag finder! https://tinyurl.com/bd9eep5z

    Support independent content! Team Supple members get 15% off of Arkel products! Patreon.com/pathlesspedaled

    Original Interview: https://youtu.be/2QNmjJTvQYs

    • 54 min
    The 90s Mountain Bike Whisperer - Old Shovel

    The 90s Mountain Bike Whisperer - Old Shovel

    Rob (aka Old Shovel on Youtube) is the 90s mountain bike whisperer.  In this interview we talk about the idea of a "restomod", get tips for buying a 90s mountain bike, as well as debate some pros and cons.

    This podcast is made possible by Arkel.  Find your perfect bike bag with their new online bag finder! https://tinyurl.com/bd9eep5z

    Support independent content! Team Supple members get 15% off of Arkel products! Patreon.com/pathlesspedaled

    Original Interview: https://youtu.be/2QNmjJTvQYs

    • 57 min
    Rivendell without Grant? A Tour with Grant Petersen

    Rivendell without Grant? A Tour with Grant Petersen

    We get a tour of Rivendell HQ from Grant Petersen and talk about bike design, the bike industry and what Rivendell looks like without him.

    This podcast is made possible by Arkel.  Find your perfect bike bag with their new online bag finder! https://tinyurl.com/bd9eep5z

    Support independent content! Team Supple members get 15% off of Arkel products! Patreon.com/pathlesspedaled

    • 36 min
    Bicycles and Watercolors with Maria from Art-Toolkit

    Bicycles and Watercolors with Maria from Art-Toolkit

    We talk with Maria, a watercolorist who has traveled on many scientific expeditions about bicycling, art and how she started the business of Art-Toolkit.com

    Support independent content! Patreon.com/pathlesspedaled

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Cyclican ,

The podcast is back!

Russ, so glad you’re doing the podcast again. I’m a nightshifter and love listening to podcasts in the middle of the night or when I’m out on the road; so much more portable than videos. Please think about more bikes and bourbon segments. 😉

RUNBIKECOFFEEBEER ,

Rivendell! And welcome back Russ!

Russ, I’m thankful you got sponsorship to be able to add podcasts back too! Really appreciate your humility and willingness to approach the heros of paths less pedaled.

thskadow ,

Informative and Insightful Cycling information

Russ and Laura are a real inspiration. Travel adventures by bike, reviews of equipment and interviews. I I learn something new with every show. A must listen if you are a recreational cyclist that bikes for the fun of it but takes it serously.

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