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On the Downtime Podcast, we speak to athletes, trainers, mechanics, brands and many others, to take us behind the scenes of the world of downhill and enduro mountain biking, inspire you and give you some hints and tips to help you improve your own MTB riding. Give it a listen and we're confident you'll find something to help you go faster and have more fun on your mountain bike! Don't forget to subscribe, give us a review, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with new episodes.

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On the Downtime Podcast, we speak to athletes, trainers, mechanics, brands and many others, to take us behind the scenes of the world of downhill and enduro mountain biking, inspire you and give you some hints and tips to help you improve your own MTB riding. Give it a listen and we're confident you'll find something to help you go faster and have more fun on your mountain bike! Don't forget to subscribe, give us a review, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with new episodes.

    6th in the World With a Day Job – Charlie Murray

    6th in the World With a Day Job – Charlie Murray

    Charlie Murray is a super talented up-and-comer from New Zealand. He definitely made his mark on the Enduro World Series and World Cup downhill circuit last season. Charlie even dabbled in the e-Bike World Champs. Which, despite running out of battery mid race, has paid off pretty well for him, as you’ll find out in this episode. Charlie provides great insight into what it takes to get inside the top 10 of the EWS, while still holding down a day job. We talk about training, mindset, the importance of looking after yourself and much more. Charlie has some great stories to tell, so hit play and have a listen to this episode with Charlie Murray.







    You can follow Charlie on Instagram @murraycharles and on YouTube here.







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    Misspent Summers







    Misspent Summers is a group of incredibly talented people who love riding bikes. They have just released their 2020 mountain bike yearbook, Meltdown. It’s a work of art, packing 240 pages with incredible photos and writing. Which serves as a memory of some of the good times that 2020 managed to provide. It’s a great read and a beautiful addition to any coffee table. Also, given how unique 2020 was, it really is a piece of history. I’m stoked to say that they even asked me to write a little article for it, which is a massive honour. So that’s in there for you to read too.







    You can get your own copy by heading to misspentsummers.com/meltdown and as a Downtime listener, you can get yourself a lovely free Misspent Summers wall calendar with your copy of Meltdown until the end of March using the code ‘meltdowntime’ at the checkout.







    Canyon Bikes







    This episode is supported by Canyon Bikes. Canyon has just updated their eBike range, and they now all feature the amazing Shimano EP8 motor, providing 85Nm of torque. They’ve also launched a brand new model, the Torque:ON with 180mm travel, 63.5 head angle and a playful ride for all your gravity needs, without a chairlift or a shuttle. If that’s a bit much then there’s the 150mm Spectral:ON that will enable you to cover much more ground on your trail rides, and the 130mm Neuron:ON and hardtail Grand Canyon:ON too. What’s even better is that they are currently in stock in most countries. If they aren’t in stock with you, then they will be soon and you can sign up for a notification on the Canyon site. So if you’re interested in an eBike this year, then head over to canyon.com now and check them out.







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    If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We’ve got sweatshirts and hoodies too!







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    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Reality Of Chasing the World Cup Dream – Stefan Garlicki

    The Reality Of Chasing the World Cup Dream – Stefan Garlicki

    Stefan Garlicki is a South African World Cup racer with a crazy story that we can learn a lot from. We chat about Stefan’s horrendous injuries which pushed him to the point that he suffered from PTSD and panic attacks. Stefan has worked hard super hard on his recovery, and part of that has even led to him learning to backflip!







    We also find out what it’s like to come from South Africa and learn to race in Europe. Stefan gives some great insight into the dedication it takes to work your way up the World Cup ranks. Chatting with Stefan personally gave me some really great perspective on things, and helped me focus on what’s important. I hope you enjoy listening to what he has to say. So hit play above and listen to this episode with Stefan Garlicki.







    You can follow Stefan on Instagram @stefangarlicki.







    Supporting Partners







    Canyon Bikes







    This episode is supported by Canyon Bikes. Canyon has just updated their eBike range, and they now all feature the amazing Shimano EP8 motor, providing 85Nm of torque. They’ve also launched a brand new model, the Torque:ON with 180mm travel, 63.5 head angle and a playful ride for all your gravity needs, without a chairlift or a shuttle. If that’s a bit much then there’s the 150mm Spectral:ON that will enable you to cover much more ground on your trail rides, and the 130mm Neuron:ON and hardtail Grand Canyon:ON too. What’s even better is that they are currently in stock in most countries. If they aren’t in stock with you, then they will be soon and you can sign up for a notification on the Canyon site. So if you’re interested in an eBike this year, then head over to canyon.com now and check them out.







    Podcast Stuff







    If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We’ve got sweatshirts and hoodies too!







    For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast.







    Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. You’ll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you’re there, why not join our newsletter, to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more.







    If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to www.facebook.com/groups/mtbperformance/ request permission to join the group and get involved!







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    • 1 hr 27 min
    REWIND – Josh Bryceland – Ratboy to Man, the Story So Far

    REWIND – Josh Bryceland – Ratboy to Man, the Story So Far

    Downtime is 4 years old today, and I wanted to mark that in some way. My most popular episode ever, with the one and only Josh Bryceland, was about to drop off the end of the podcast’s RSS feed. That means that the only place you’d be able to find it is on my website, and it’s still so popular that I wanted to make sure people can access it easily. So I’ve remastered it, and re-released it for everyone to continue to enjoy. So if you’ve listened before, hopefully you’ll enjoy listening again, and if you’ve never heard this episode, then you’re in for a good hour and a half.







    If you were hoping for a new interview with Josh then I’m sorry to disappoint. If you’re keen to hear from Josh again, then maybe comment on my instagram post for this episode and tag him in and we’ll see if we can make it happen!







    Here’s what I said before last time around…







    There’s something special about Josh Bryceland. Ever since he arrived on the mountain bike scene he has brought something unique to the party. His laid-back attitude, incredible style, huge grin and unmistakable looks have proved infectious, and as a result, he’s earned a place in the heart of many of us.







    In the off-season of 2016, Josh announced that he would be leaving the downhill world cup behind, much to the shock and dismay of his fans. However, Josh wasn’t going away, in fact, anything but! 2017 saw a more enlightened Josh making forays into the Enduro World Series, Crankworx, and Fest Series, as well as being involved in multiple filming projects, and creating more fresh content with the 50to01crew. All this meant we got to see more of that infectious grin than ever before.







    But how did we get here? Where did it all start? What really drove the decision to leave downhill, what’s next, and what does Josh think about the state of mountain biking today? These questions have been on my mind for some time, so when I got the opportunity to visit Josh on his houseboat, moored in a quiet marina on the outskirts of Manchester, I jumped at the chance.







    Josh popped on the kettle and we sat down with a cup of tea (with hemp milk, of course) for a good old-fashioned chinwag. In a wide-ranging conversation and the most in-depth interview with Josh so far, we cover his childhood, riding with Peaty, sports psychology, winning the world cup overall title, why he decided to quit downhill and plenty more. So grab a drink, sit back, relax and listen to the story of Ratboy’s journey so far.







    You can also find Gamble over on RedBullTV here.







    Podcast Stuff







    If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We’ve got sweatshirts and hoodies too!







    For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast.







    Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. You’ll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Phil Atwill – Back on the Podium, Back on Propain

    Phil Atwill – Back on the Podium, Back on Propain

    Phil Atwill has had a rough couple of years with some pretty nasty injuries that have made repeating that Lenzerheide 2017 podium a big challenge. However, at the final round in Lousa last year he stuck it into 5th place. We sat down to find out about that journey back to the podium. We chat about his move to Greece, filming for Gamble, injury, the move back to Propain and plenty more. So hit play above and listen to this episode with Phil Atwill.







    You can find Phil on Instagram @phil_atwill and his YouTube channel is here.







    Here are some of the videos we mentioned. Life in Greece – The Bowls, Route 43, Flow State. You can check out the two young riders who Phil has bought onboard over on Instagram @soctaris.zocos and @girogos.pan.







    You can also find Gamble over on RedBullTV here.







    Supporting Partners







    Canyon Bikes







    This episode is supported by Canyon Bikes. Canyon has just updated their eBike range, and they now all feature the amazing Shimano EP8 motor, providing 85Nm of torque. They’ve also launched a brand new model, the Torque:ON with 180mm travel, 63.5 head angle and a playful ride for all your gravity needs, without a chairlift or a shuttle. If that’s a bit much then there’s the 150mm Spectral:ON that will enable you to cover much more ground on your trail rides, and the 130mm Neuron:ON and hardtail Grand Canyon:ON too. What’s even better is that they are currently in stock in most countries. If they aren’t in stock with you, then they will be soon and you can sign up for a notification on the Canyon site. So if you’re interested in an eBike this year, then head over to canyon.com now and check them out.







    Podcast Stuff







    If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We’ve got sweatshirts and hoodies too!







    For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast.







    Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. You’ll find all the links you need at a href="https://www.downtimepodcast.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Rémy Métailler Talks New Bikes, YouTube, Drones and More

    Rémy Métailler Talks New Bikes, YouTube, Drones and More

    Rémy Métailler is an incredible rider, who’s moved his insane skills from Whistler Bike Park to finding gaps on the steeps around Squamish, and he’s documenting it on his huge YouTube channel. Rémy has recently signed with Propain Bikes, so we chat about that move. We cover his channel, his use of affiliate links and how that’s helping him make better content. We also chat about riding with racing drones, how Yoann Barelli made him crash, and plenty more. So hit play above and listen to this episode with Rémy Métailler.







    You can find Rémy on Instagram @remymetailler and his YouTube channel is here.







    The drone company that we mention in the podcast is on Instagram @flowmotionaerials.







    Supporting Partners







    Canyon Bikes







    This episode is supported by Canyon Bikes. Canyon has just updated their eBike range, and they now all feature the amazing Shimano EP8 motor, providing 85Nm of torque. They’ve also launched a brand new model, the Torque:ON with 180mm travel, 63.5 head angle and a playful ride for all your gravity needs, without a chairlift or a shuttle. If that’s a bit much then there’s the 150mm Spectral:ON that will enable you to cover much more ground on your trail rides, and the 130mm Neuron:ON and hardtail Grand Canyon:ON too. What’s even better is that they are currently in stock. So if you’re interested in an eBike this year, then head over to canyon.com now and check them out.







    Podcast Stuff







    If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We’ve got sweatshirts and hoodies too!







    For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast.







    Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. You’ll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you’re there, why not join our newsletter, to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more.







    If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to www.facebook.com/groups/mtbperformance/ request permission to join the group and get involved!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Fabien Barel’s 2020 Review, Ultimate Trail Bikes, 2021 and More

    Fabien Barel’s 2020 Review, Ultimate Trail Bikes, 2021 and More

    Fabien Barel clearly has a huge passion, energy and deep understanding of our sport. Today we’re catching up with Fabien on the 2020 season and finding out how he feels his enduro and downhill teams got on. He shares some tips on how to increase your peak speed on the bike. We chat about his thoughts on the evolution of the do it all trail bike, and where he sees that going in the future. We also get Fab’s thoughts on the 2021 season and what we’ve got in store. So hit play above and listen to this episode with Fabien Barel.







    You can find Fabien on Instagram @fabienbarel.







    Supporting Partners







    Canyon Bikes







    This episode is supported by Canyon Bikes. If you’re thinking about a new downhill bike for the 2021 season and beyond, then the Canyon Sender is well worth a look. My favourite day of riding from the whole of last year was on that bike. It’s an incredibly capable downhill bike with world cup level spec for the same price as a lot of mid-spec trail or enduro bikes. I found it really easy to get used to, which is helped by the fact that’s it’s so light. It’s also the quietest bike I’ve ever ridden. I’m not the most talented rider, but it enabled me to ride those trails with confidence, always knowing that the bike had my back. If a new downhill bike is on your list, then head over to canyon.com now and check them out.







    We Are One Composites







    This episode is supported by We Are One Composites. We Are One have been big supporters of what I’m doing from the start, and for that I’m really grateful. They also make amazing carbon fibre wheels which are hand made in Canada, and have recently added their DaPackage bar and stem to their line up. I’m running their Faction 29er rims on my bike, and they look and feel amazing. They’ve managed to find the sweet spot between stiffness and compliance, making a wheel that tracks, but doesn’t feel harsh to ride.







    They’ve got a whole line up of wheels, so there is always something to suit your needs. Head to weareonecomposites.com and check out what they have to offer. If you’re tempted, then as a Downtime listener, they are offering you 15% off during January. All you need to do is enter the code ‘2021herewego‘ at the checkout.







    Podcast Stuff







    If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We’ve got sweatshirts and hoodies too!







    For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast.







    Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s avail...

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