It's safe to say that all of us have at least one or three guilty pleasures, things that we're into but maybe we'd rather not broadcast to the world. You know, like how you can't stop watching Bachelor in Paradise. Or drinking fizzy energy drinks at 7am. Or insisting that Erector Set-looking linkage forks are surely the future. Wait, that's just me? Today's episode sees us put our guilty pleasures out on the table to be judged by all.
Kazimer's list includes sugar, e-bikes, and napping, while Sarah Moore admits to loving top-40 music, driving to the trailhead, loving loamers, and making the odd assumption that we're probably all guilty of. I'm happy to say that I probably skid too much, spend too much time on Zwift, and ride short-travel bikes too much, while UK Content Manager James Smurthwaite is Mr. MTB TMZ, enjoys a chill ride, and can watch roadies pedal for hours or get sucked into the YouTube vortex.
What are some of your guilty pleasures?
THE PINKBIKE PODCAST // EPISODE 42 - MOUNTAIN BIKING'S GUILTY PLEASURES
January 20th, 2021
"I'm just shuttling my e-bike up to a loamer that ends at the gas station so I can buy candy to eat while watching reality television all night."
Hosted by Mike Levy (usually) and featuring a rotating cast of the editorial team and other guests, the Pinkbike Podcast is a weekly update on all the latest stories from around the world of mountain biking, as well as some frank discussion about tech, racing, and everything in between.
Previous Pinkbike PodcastsEpisode 1 - Why Are Bikes So Expensive?Episode 2 - Where the Hell is the Grim Donut?Episode 3 - Pond Beaver TechEpisode 4 - Why is Every Bike a Trail Bike?Episode 5 - Can You Trust Bike Reviews?Episode 6 - Over Biked Or Under Biked?Episode 7 - Wild Project BikesEpisode 8 - Do We Need an Even Larger Wheel Size?Episode 9 - Why Are We Doing a Cross-Country Field Test?Episode 10 - Getting Nerdy About Bike SetupEpisode 11 - Are We Going Racing This Year?Episode 12 - What's the Future of Bike Shops?Episode 13 - Are Bikes Too Regular Now?Episode 14 - What Bikes Would Pinkbike Editors Buy?Episode 15 - What's Holding Mountain Biking Back?Episode 16 - Who's Your Mountain Biking Hero?Episode 17 - XC Field Test Insider Episode 18 - Electronics on your Mountain Bike: Good or Bad? Episode 19 - The Hardtail EpisodeEpisode 20 - MTB Conspiracy TheoriesEpisode 21 - Stuff We Were Wrong AboutEpisode 22 - Does Your Riding Style Match Your Personality?Episode 23 - Grim Donut 2 is Live!Episode 24 - Why Even Buy a DH Bike?Episode 25 - Fall Field Test Preview Episode 26 - The Three Most Important Mountain BikesEpisode 27 - The World Champs Special Episode 28 - All About Women's BikesEpisode 29 - Freeride or DieEpisode 30 - Would You Rather?Episode 31 - Wet Weather Riding Tips & TricksEpisode 32 - What Needs to Change in the Bike Industry?Episode 33 - Behind the Scenes at Pinkbike AcademyEpisode 34 - Grilling Levy About Field Test Trail Bikes (and His Bonspiel)Episode 35 - Story Time - Stranger Than FictionEpisode 36 - Grilling Kazimer about Field Test Enduro BikesEpisode 37 - The 2020 Privateer Season with Ben CathroEpisode 38 - Editors Defend Their 2020 Best-Of PicksEpisode 39 - Predicting the Future of Mountain Biking Episode 40 - The Pinkbike Awards! Episode 41 - Racing Rumours and Team Changes
Also, why would anyone feel guilty for riding a bike just to ride. The whole 'I need to jump, skid, drift, whip everything on the trail' is super lame.
It's a guilty pleasure (overbiking) and I like it.
Clay is soil that is comprised of very fine mineral particles and not much organic material.
Any advice for bringing a dog on a ride? I'm not sure what the safest way to bring a dog, or how to get him started. He's large enough and fast to ride alongside me, but I don't know what's the best way to train him to follow me on my bike. Any recommendations?
or is that just the people around where I live that do this???
What will be the next market trend?
Fat bikes,plus bikes, e-bikes, gravel...they all were niches brought to mainstream by the marketing,so can anyone predict what's next?
Thanks for the podcasts,really help on the long hours at the night shifts at work.
32 inch front wheels will be the next thing for sure. It's probably gonna start with Greg Minaar and maybe some XC riders, then it will become the norm (for tall riders at least)
also, trying to hate xc riding... selling my bikes, taking the piss on the guys(buddies, friends) I know who do xc.... but, secretly, knowing that I live in the flats and a gravel or an bike would be much more appropiate for my regular riding; then there's the acceptance, buying again an xc bike, using for the spring to early summer... then starting to dislike the xc riding and bikes again.. and the cycle keeps repeating.
Unpopular opinion: watching most XC skiing is more fun than most World Tour cycling. Sprints on skis skis > bunch sprint finishes on skinny tires.
Question: At what point is suspension just worn out? How many miles/years, even with keeping up on service? It definitely seems to have an operational life.
Sarah - take your love of nerdy sport watching to the next level (read as: my level) and watch biathlon racing. Everything that's great about XC skiing with added suspense. Spoiler: the Norwegians still win.
We all enjoy the media coverage for DH (some more than others (Sarah)) and I even am starting to like the XC races more.
Do you think we’ll ever get as good media coverage for Enduro (EWS)? Is it the logistics of such a large course that is holding the coverage back?
I don't own one yet, but I've spent enough time on them to see where they can be fun...
Feels good to stretch the hip flexors out and do what's natural. I've pushed my bike up ALLOT where there was no other option, so it feels quite good.
Plus on my Cube with short chainstays, the chainline is just soo crooked on the 52 tooth cog that it feels like all my energy is just grinding away my chainrig teeth instead of moving me forward
Mountain biking guilty pleasure: Stopping for a bit too long to get my Instagram shot right
Maybe time for a new page..... Pink’E and the Bike’E E-Bike reviews!
Longevity of Carbon Frame VS Aluminum frame please discuss.
My long time favourite (live) band!
no metal though ;D
try Disilliusion - back to the times of splendor
that album has been on my daily playlist for at least 2 years, very melodic, very complex, a joy to discover.
Sad thing is, there is no new album, i guess it just felt like it's the best they could do and moved on....