June 1, 2020
In this episode of the GMBN Podcast Martyn speaks with Nike Athlete and Instagram sensation Jake100, talking about how wheelies and riding bikes can bring communities together, the #bikelife scene, and his new project @downtoride
May 25, 2020
Sam Pilgrim is the special guest in this episode of the GMBN Podcast! Listen now as he and Martyn chat about his early career, becoming FMB Champion, and reaching a million subscribers on YouTube.
May 18, 2020
In this episode of the GMBN Podcast Rich is joined by none other than Gee Atherton. Listen now as they reminisce over school days in Somerset, chat about Gee's involvement with Dyfi Bike Park and Atherton Bikes, and Rich finds out if anyone has ever tried to split the Atherton family up.
May 11, 2020
Henry and Jordi Cortes of Fox talk all things suspension, the development of Fox's RAD program, geometry, and interpreting the suspension demands of world's best racers in this episode of the podcast. There were some technical difficulties due to the remote nature of recording this podcast, we hope they're not too distracting. Enjoy.
April 20, 2020
In this Episode of the GMBN Podcast Steve chats with the fastest man in Downhill mountain biking, Loic Bruni; about the current French domination of the sport, his massive crash in Fort William, his fondness of tight trousers, and more.
April 3, 2020
On the GMBN podcast this week we're joined by the G.O.A.T, Greg Minnaar. Listen now as we hear his thoughts on the COVID-19 situation and it's effect on the World Cup season, some of his stories of the circuit from back in the day, his involvement in the Honda team and development of the bike, and what he would be doing if his wasn't a mountain biker. Enjoy.
March 20, 2020
On this Episode of the GMBN Podcast Neil is Joined by Spanish Enduro Racer Iago Garay. Listen now as they talk about the COVID-19 lockdown in Spain, the effect on the bike industry, and the upcoming Enduro World Series.
March 10, 2020
Neil is joined by EWS host Ric McLaughlin on the GMBN podcast as we announce our partnership with them for the coming season! Listen now as they chat everything from Cross Country to Downhill, Mathieu Van Der Poel to Sam Hill, the Olympics and the year to come!
February 24, 2020
Martyn is joined by Oli Beckingsale in this episode of the GMBN podcast; a Cross Country rider who took part in the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympic Mountain Biking.  They discuss what it takes to become an Olympic Athlete, the change in the process and event over the years, and whether British Cycling is biased towards Track cycling.
February 10, 2020
On this episode of the GMBN podcast Henry is joined by Pole Bicycles founder and designer, Leo Kokkonen.  Listen now as they discuss progressive geometry, the lack of carbon in Pole's line up, and the direction of the mountain bike industry.  Follow Leo on Instagram here: @leo_kokkonen
February 3, 2020
This week on the podcast Henry is joined by EWS racer Greg Callaghan; listen now as they talk team changes, negotiating contract law as a mountain biker, getting used to new equipment, and making the switch from privateer to factory rider.
January 27, 2020
This week we sit down with Olly Wilkins to ask about him growing up in the UK’s famous Surrey Hills. Why has it produced so many UK pros? Does he ride illegal trails? Does the UK have a Dirt Jump scene anymore? What was the story behind Brendan Fairclough's CRAZY Rampage Backflip?- 🔈 Listen now to find out and more.
January 20, 2020
We welcome our latest presenter on this episode of the GMBN Podcast, Rich Payne,  former World Cup 4x and EWS racer. Listen now to find out his background, thoughts on the British MTB scene, the Enduro World Series, and life living in Jersey 🤘
January 13, 2020
In this episode of the GMBN Podcast we're discussing trends and fashion in the MTB industry. Is the latest kit and componentry really necessary? Are energy drink helmets trendy? Who is the most fashionable mountain biker? Listen now to find out.
January 6, 2020
This week on the GMBN Podcast - Henry is joined by Ben Cathro; a veteran of the downhill MTB scene known for his analysis and insight of World Cup Racing; being one of the tallest men in downhill; and, THAT skinsuit. Listen now as they discuss Ben's career and his plans for the coming season
December 30, 2019
As 2019, and the decade, draw to a close; Henry, Martyn, and Neil discuss who they think have been the best MTB riders of this decade. Who has had the greatest comeback? Who was the biggest game changer? Who had the most bad luck? Listen now to find out!
December 23, 2019
The last ten years have seen mountain bike technology advance rapidly. From geometry to tubeless tyres, the bikes we ride are a far cry from that available in 2009. In this episode of the GMBN Podcast; Steve, Doddy, and Henry discuss what they think has been the most influential MTB tech of the last decade🔧
December 16, 2019
In this episode of the GMBN Podcast; Henry, Martyn, and Neil sit down to talk all about risk. What does it mean to them? How do they measure up risk vs reward? Do they take risks in other areas of their lives? Find out all of this and more inside...
December 10, 2019
This week on the GMBN podcast we're joined by Joe McEwan of Starling Cycles. With a background in aerospace engineering, steel might seem like a strange choice of material for Joe's bikes; but there's reason behind it. Listen now to hear Joe's thoughts on frame manufacture, industry standards, and suspension kinematics.
November 25, 2019
This week Martyn Ashton and Neil Donoghue interview mountain biking’s biggest character Rob Warner to discuss commentating on live XC and downhill racing as well as his past, present and future projects 🤘
November 11, 2019
Join Henry, Chris, and special guest Steve Geall as they talk all things dirt jumping in this week's GMBN Podcast; from it's origins in BMX to riders making the transition to Red Bull Rampage
November 4, 2019
Henry is joined by our very own Martyn Ashton as they discuss his transition from motorbike trials to mountain bike trials, how trials skills can help on the trial, and how Danny Macaskill became such a sensation.
October 28, 2019
Henry is joined by World Cup racer and manager of Insync Racing, Harry Molloy, in this episode of the Mountain Bike Podcast presented by GMBN. They chat about what it takes to run a team, development and testing of bikes, and the influence of social media on sponsorship.
October 21, 2019
This week on the GMBN podcast Neil is joined by industry veteran Paul Aston to talk carbon rims, e-bikes, mullets, gearboxes, and more!
October 14, 2019
This week on the GMBN Podcast Henry is joined by Rob and Dale from Nukeproof to discuss whether all mountain bikes are created equal, the development of the modern MTB, and if mullet bikes are all that.
October 7, 2019
This week on the MTB podcast Henry sits down with Blake and Chris to discuss their freeride careers, thoughts on the sport, and where it has got them.
September 30, 2019
Henry and Neil recap all of the action from the weekends racing in Finale Ligure - The Enduro World Series Trophy Of Nations.
September 23, 2019
It's Adventure Week here at GMBN, so Neil sat down with Henry and Chris to chat about their recent rides. Both featuring high altitude but in two different ways.
September 16, 2019
Something a bit different on the podcast this week as Neil sits down with Sandy of The Trailhead to chat bikes, bike shops, direct sales models, and the importance of a local mountain bike scene 🤘
September 9, 2019
What an incredible weekend of racing! Henry is joined by Ex Cross Country racer Oli Beckingsale as they recap the action from a brand new venue. It's fair to say that Snowshoe did not disappoint.
September 2, 2019
Steve is joined once again by special guest Oli Beckingsale to chat about everything to do with this weekend's World Champs Race in Mont St Anne. From jersey designs of the past, to track evolution in both XC and DH and the one-off atmosphere of the Worlds competition, tune in and enjoy!
August 19, 2019
Neil is joined by Steve Jones in the shed as they discuss everything from Crankworx, the random tandem, and E-Bike Racing in the Alps.
August 12, 2019
Join Martyn and Neil in Whistler Olympic Village as they recap the action from a busy weekend's racing at the Lenzerheide World Cup Downhill and Cross Country and EWS Whistler.  Plus, Find out what the GMBN team are getting up to during Crankworx!
August 5, 2019
The UCI World Cup returns to the classic Italian venue of Val Di Sole. Neil Donoghue and Steve Jones recap all the action in this episode of the GMBN Podcast.
July 29, 2019
Our mountain bikes have changed drastically over the last decade, but how will they look in 2030?  In this Podcast our ex world cup Downhill mechanic, Henry Quinney, picks the brains of one of UK mountain biking’s most influential figures, Chris Porter.
July 22, 2019
Could a Mountain Biker compete at the Tour De France? Neil is joined by Si from GCN, a former pro Mountain Biker and Road Cyclist to chat about this years race and how multi talented riders like Van Der Poel, Schurter and Sagan compare.
July 15, 2019
World Cup Mountain Bike racing returned to a classic French venue and the racing was as hot as the weather. Neil is joined by Oli Beckingsale and Steve Jones to go through all the happenings.
July 8, 2019
Steve, Henry, and Doddy give you the run down of a busy weekend of mountain bike racing. Covering the EWS from Les Orres, France; as well as the World Cup Downhill and Cross Country from Vallnord, Andorra.
July 1, 2019
EWS racing returns in the Italian Dolomites at Val Di Fassa with plenty of hot topics on and off the race track. The return of Richie Rude, the departure of Martin Maes and the scorching hot form of Cordurier fill the news.
June 24, 2019
Neil, Martyn and Doddy are getting nostalgic about Mountain Biking, delving deep into 90’s bikes, racers and how the scene has matured since the early days in Marin County.
June 17, 2019
We catch up with Downhill racer, Freerider and all round super skillful Mountain Biker, Brendan Fairclough for a chat about bikes, videos, money, cars and other topics...
June 10, 2019
It’s back to back weekends for Downhill Mercedes Benz UCI MTB World Cup as the circus moves to Leogang, Austria. Neil and Steve talk about what happened and get sidetracked occasionally
June 3, 2019
The 2nd round of the 2019 Downhill Mercedes Benz UCI MTB WorldCup took place this weekend on the brutal track at Fort William, Neil and Martyn talk through the crashes, the mechanicals and some amazing runs.
May 27, 2019
Round 2 of the UCI Cross Country World Cup has just taken place in Nové Město, Czech Republic. Neil welcomes back Oli Beckingsale to pick his brains on overtraining, bike choice, the importance of a good start to the season, and the Cape Epic Endurance race. Two clear battles are emerging in the mens and womens fields; Kate Courtney once again beat Jolanda Neff to the post, whilst in the mens Nino Schurter returns to form to finish second behind jack of all trades Mathieu Van Der Poel. Will we see another clash at the next round in Andorra?
May 20, 2019
Neil is joined this week by ex pro Cross Country racer and Olympian Oli Beckingsale to chew the fat over the very first Cross Country World Cup race of the year in Albstadt, Germany.
May 13, 2019
This week on the GMBN podcast we're joined by Downhill and Enduro veteran Tracy Moseley. Chatting about her current role at Trek; making the switch from Downhill to Enduro; the growth and success of the Enduro World Series; the rise of the young guns in the EWS, and new Enduro venues for 2019! So what are you waiting for? Search ‘The Mountain Bike Podcast’ on: – Spotify – Google – iTunes And get set to sit back, listen and enjoy!
May 5, 2019
Hi and welcome to the Mountain Bike Podcast presented by GMBN, I am Neil Donoghue and I’m back, ready for round 2! For this episode we have an ex world cup race mechanic and the new GMBN tech presenter- Henry Quinney. Does spannering for some of the world’s fastest Downhill racers, like Tracey Hannah, prepare him for life at GMBN?
April 29, 2019
Welcome to the Global Mountain Bike Network’s (GMBN) all-new Mountain Bike Podcast for a casual chat with the experts of mountain biking about the biggest and best races on the planet, and much more!  Co-hosted by Neil Donoghue and Steve Jones, this first episode kicks things off an in-depth look at all the action from the first UCI World Cup Downhill race of the year: Maribor, Slovenia.
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