Bikerumor Podcast
018 - GoPro tells how to make action videos worth watching

018 - GoPro tells how to make action videos worth watching

August 15, 2019

Ever wondered why your action cam footage never turns into anything remotely close to what GoPro pumps out? So did we, so we reached out directly to the source to find out what settings, mounts, accessories and other tricks they use to create such amazing action videos. In this episode, GoPro Senior Video Production Artist Nick Mitzenmacher explains it all, as well as tips on audio and the art of story telling. If you're looking to up your action video game, this is a must-listen episode!

Check out the full post on Bikerumor.com for links and a quick recap of the main settings and tips from this episode!

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017 - A casual conversation w/ Defeet & Shimano

017 - A casual conversation w/ Defeet & Shimano

July 25, 2019

This is one of our most fun conversation yet!

We invited Shimano's new road brand manager, Nick Legan, over to ride Greensboro's gravel on the new GRX mechanical group. DeFeet's sales & brand manager, Rob Dickerson, joined us, and we kicked things off with a ride over to Watt's bike shop for a couple beers. Then we all sat down for a roundtable discussion on aero socks, gravel groups, e-bikes and inclusivity, mixing and matching road and mountain bike groups, and a whole lot more. Want to hear what all sides of the industry think about all sorts of things? Hit play for an entertaining chat full of surprises!

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016 - Silca explains why tariffs are bad

016 - Silca explains why tariffs are bad

July 8, 2019

Want to know why the trade war with China and its tariffs are only going to send more jobs OUT of America? And why they'll make many of your bikes and components and accessories more expensive without doing anything to stimulate our home economy?

In this episode, Silca founder Josh Poertner tells us how he acquired and has rebuilt the legendary brand before we dive deep into how and why the tariffs are bad for business. There's more to it than you think, and it's created a situation that let's domestic materials suppliers gouge their customers, too. It's bad, but knowledge is power, and after hearing this, you  may rethink all those empty promises that come around in the next election cycle.

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015 - Shimano’s Nick Murdick explains everything

015 - Shimano’s Nick Murdick explains everything

June 15, 2019

During the new XT/SLX launch, we sat down with Shimano's North American Mountain Bike Product Manager, Nick Murdick, to discuss all the things. We opened it up to reader questions and got a TON of great ones, and Nick answers them all. And he gives us a complete masterclass on chain lube...you'll leave this knowing more than you ever thought you should about how to properly lube your chain, what to use, and how long it lasts. It's awesome!

Following the interview, we discuss some of other things you were asking about, like Microspline availability and Shimano's apparent problem with online retail pricing (it's not as simple of a fix as you might thing, and we explain why).

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014 - Apidura founder Tori Fahey unpacks her startup story

014 - Apidura founder Tori Fahey unpacks her startup story

June 10, 2019

As the gravel scene explodes, more and more riders are looking for longer adventures. And Apidura is right there with a bag for that, with arguably some of the best aesthetics on the market. In this interview, founder Tori Fahey (pronounced "fay") tells us where the inspiration to start the company came from, how they design the bags, and the challenges of launching and growing.

And Watts and Tyler give a few more hints as to our intro/outro voiceover's identity...see if you can guess who she is and we'll send you a pile of goodies!

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013 - Pivot’s Chris Cocalis goes off about mountain bike design

013 - Pivot’s Chris Cocalis goes off about mountain bike design

May 20, 2019

Pivot founder Chris Cocalis has some strong opinions about mountain bike design, and it shows through in the tight tolerances and high precision construction of his bikes. But how and why does he love pressfit bottom brackets so much when they're the bane of many riders' existences? Why does he thing we should be riding smaller frames? It's all here in this very entertaining episode, recorded from the launch of a new XC bike. For the full post, and to see the new bike, stay tuned to Bikerumor.com!

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012 - The super-mega Sea Otter 2019 tech recap!

012 - The super-mega Sea Otter 2019 tech recap!

May 9, 2019

In this episode, Zach, Greg and Tyler gather round the campfire and discuss the coolest new tech, gear, products and more from this year's Sea Otter Classic. Gravel was the big trend, but as we found out, it's a category that's growing, evolving, and (dare we say) segmenting! There was plenty more, from new cockpit trends, #Vanlife growth, more wheel options for every rider, and so much more! If you've missed anything from our leading Sea Otter coverage, this tech roundup will get you up to speed on all the top level trends you need to know...

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011 - Ibis tells MTB history like you’ve never heard!

011 - Ibis tells MTB history like you’ve never heard!

May 3, 2019

Ever wonder how some of the biggest brands got to where they are? Or where wide carbon rims came from? Wider tires? Full suspension carbon mountain bikes? In this interview, we sat down with Ibis co-founders Scot Nicol and Hans Heim and just let the tape run. This is without a doubt one of the most interesting interviews you'll ever hear, touching on everything from how Ibis Cycles got started to how so many of the things we ride today from so many brands all came to be. And most of it's from a guy you've probably never heard of, but he's been behind some amazing things!

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010 - How Jerome Clementz helped test Zipp 3ZERO MOTO wheels

010 - How Jerome Clementz helped test Zipp 3ZERO MOTO wheels

April 26, 2019

In this episode, Tyler sits down with multi-time EWS world champion Jerome Clementzto discuss how he and other top pro riders were instrumental in testing and designing the new Zipp 3ZERO MOTO mountain bike wheels. We dive deep, and Jerome doesn't miss a beat explaining the entire testing process, what worked and what didn't, and how the entire test program works to ensure Zipp ended up with a wheel that would withstand a season of World Cup level racing, but still be comfortable and practical for everyday riders like us. There's just a bit of static here and there, but bear with us, the interview's worth it.

We also discuss the mindset required to race, how he trained to stay at the top, and why he retired from enduro racing. Watts had the week off, so Zach joined Tyler to discuss how we test products at Bikerumor, what we're thinking when we head into a product launch, and other aspects of reviewing new components. Lastly, we talk about why single-wall fat bike rims aren't really the same as what Zipp launched.

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009 - Carl Strong explains gravel bike geometry

009 - Carl Strong explains gravel bike geometry

April 19, 2019

Legendary frame builder Carl Strong says there is no such thing as a gravel bike. Or, rather, any bike can be a gravel bike. It all starts with tire selection. From there he explains how the rest of the bike's geometry falls into place and what you need to consider when choosing the right drop bar bike for your riding style. Whether it's road, all-road, gravel, or touring, Carl explains what the geometry numbers mean and how they affect a bike's handling.

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008 - Ted King shows his sweet, sweet gravel roots

008 - Ted King shows his sweet, sweet gravel roots

April 4, 2019

In this episode, we talk with Ted and Laura King about their new gravel race, Rooted Vermont. Coming up later this year and already more than half sold out after opening registration on April 1, they talk about what's special about riding in Vermont. And maple syrup. They love their maple syrup. So we talk about that. A lot.

And we talk about what all the pros do when they retire if they're not putting on their own event. Apparently European pros tend to have a very different career track than U.S. pros. Head over to Bikerumor.com for the show post with links to the event and more.

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007 - Paul Component celebrates 30 years!

007 - Paul Component celebrates 30 years!

April 2, 2019

Paul Price celebrates 30 years of running Paul Component Engineering with new green anodized parts, but they won't last. So, why? And what parts have been his biggest successes? His biggest flops? What's coming down the pipeline from them? Why isn't there an "S" on the end of "Component"? We ask all that and more in this interview with Paul while at NAHBS 2019.

Also, we're running a little contest...so, listen throughout to see how you can win a sweet prize!

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006 - DH pro Adam Brayton goes mental

006 - DH pro Adam Brayton goes mental

March 26, 2019

Once you've been at the top of your game, it's a hard thing to reconcile with yourself when things start to slide. What do you do when you can't seem to get back on top? How do you deal with others beating you at your own game?

That's the topic of conversation with Adam Brayton, a pro downhill racer who's had some very impressive World Cup finishes. But the last couple years have been tough, so we talk about how he deals with that mentally and emotionally. And how he's prepared himself to come back faster, stronger and better than ever for 2019. We also dig into his sponsors a bit, and how he helps them with development and testing.

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005 - Mavic trolls our comments

005 - Mavic trolls our comments

March 19, 2019

Everyone loves the Bikerumor comments, but what if they could be better? What if they could better unite riders everywhere with the people behind the brands?

Well, they could. They can! And in this episode, we talk with Chad Moore of Mavic's global marketing team about how they handle comments on their posts, why they respond (and why they might choose not to), and what we can all do to encourage more brands to join the conversation. So, hit like, hit subscribe, and hit play. Then just get out and ride!

Further reading: Check out these links for some of the things we mention in the episode:

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004 - Specialized’s Mike Sinyard tries to cure our ADHD

004 - Specialized’s Mike Sinyard tries to cure our ADHD

March 7, 2019

Kids these days. They're all over the place, but they're always on their phones. Or struggling to keep up in our factory farm classrooms whose tighter and tighter budgets continually restrict exercise, recess and other outdoor, active opportunities that would keep their brains fresh.

Enter Specialized, where founder Mike Sinyard is building his legacy with the Specialized Foundation and its efforts to introduce mountain bike programs to schools to get kids right again. Or, at least, clear their heads so they can go into the classroom fresh, focused and ready to learn. They're not just funding the bikes, but also the research, and it's promising. But does it require bikes? Would any exercise do? Does it have to be about Specialized? Tune in and find out as Sinyard explains what they've learned and where it's headed!

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003 - Polartec says you have poop in your jersey

003 - Polartec says you have poop in your jersey

March 7, 2019

Why does your fresh, clean jersey stink the second you put it on? Is there any way to ever get rid of that "permafunk"? Is there any way to prevent it?

To find out, we spoke with Polartec CEO Gary Smith to see what we can do about it, why it happens, and if there's any hope short of just burning it. He shares with us some the yarn and material technology that keeps the funk from forming in the first place, plus other fun stuff about technical garments that you may not have known. Like why there's poop in your jersey.

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002 - Don’t give Wolf Tooth any ideas

002 - Don’t give Wolf Tooth any ideas

March 7, 2019

Think you have a great idea for a new bike component? Want to share it with a brand and hope they make it? Or, better yet, partner with them and share the glory? And maybe the reward?

Wolf Tooth Components would like you to slow your roll. And please don't just send them your idea.

In this episode, we talk with WTC co-owner Brendan Moore about how they come up with ideas, how they deal with customer ideas and submissions, and how you can go about sending them (or any other brand) your idea the right way. Yes, there's more to it than just thinking something would be cool and sketching it out on a napkin.

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001 - Bikerumor Podcast: Let’s Ride!

001 - Bikerumor Podcast: Let’s Ride!

March 7, 2019

Ever wonder how people come up with the ideas for the things we ride? Why bikes and components are the way they are? What goes on inside the heads of the engineers, designers, marketers and owners of the cycling companies? So did we, so we started interviewing them. On the Bikerumor Podcast, we'll share these stories, interviews, and our own thoughts on the state of the industry. All hosted by the lovable duo of Bikerumor.com founder Tyler Benedict and Revolution Cycles NC owner Watts Dixon.

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