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The Pinkbike Podcast: Racing, Riding and Redbull TV with Eliot Jackson

Aug 11, 2023
by Henry Quinney  
Art by Taj Mihelich

Is there anything Eliot Jackson doesn't do?

Eliot is a man that wears many hats in the bike industry. Whether it's racing, running the Grow foundation or commentating on downhill - he certainly keeps himself busy. Alicia and I caught up with him in Whistler during Crankworx.

It turns out the photo I discuss isn't on Pinkbike. However, after some quick googling, I found the legendary speed tuck here. Credit to Fraser Britton for the great shot.

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  • 22 0
 a shredding rider, an amazing ambassador for the sport and a super nice guy. total legend!
  • 9 0
 Also one of the more knowledgeable commentators for sure!
  • 11 0
 @bikesandbeers: for sure. you can tell he is really involved with the athletes. he puts so much energy into supporting riders and making connections for others. very inspiring
  • 8 0
 Spoke to him after the 2016 at the World Champs in Val di Sole where his rear wheel exploded for no reason after a perfect landing of the Trentino jump. He is probably the most relaxed and genuinely friendly WC rider I'ver ever spoke with.
  • 9 0
 Elliot is one of those rare people where you can hear his smile in his voice. Seems like an awesome guy.
  • 2 1
 hear it from a mile a way
  • 9 0
 By far the best energy in an interview in a while, keep it up
  • 4 0
 Just to be clear, when I say stylish, I don't mean his wardrobe. I mean his smooth, MX influenced, smooth, floating, beautiful to watch style - not house slippers although that's cool.
  • 3 0
 Yo Eliot the LA pump track is so sick dude. I know it’s not officially open, but the community loves it. Albeit a lot of skater and scooter kids but it’s all good.
  • 2 0
 I mean, I’d say this totally correlates with the access issues Eliot was talking about.
  • 2 0
 Elliot has to be one of the best ambassadors for our sport that there has been! Really nice, super positive guy and somehow also really down to earth. This was a really enjoyable episode.
  • 1 0
 That was the best interview I've heard in memory. Elliot sounds so humble and accessible...yet wildly competent. Good stuff crew. Have him back often please.
  • 2 1
 I'm not sure if this is where to post this, and I don't mean to say that any of these presenters are bad at all. But where is Levy?
  • 2 0
 I think this one is my new favorite Pink Bike Pod. Not sure if it was because of Eliot or Alicia. Really big fan of both
  • 2 1
 One of the most stylish, if not the most stylish riders in the history of the sport and a super nice dude.
  • 6 0
 I remember when he used to race Sea Otter and other races while wearing house slippers and riding for yeti!
  • 1 6
flag ace9 (Aug 11, 2023 at 14:54) (Below Threshold)
 you're calling Elliot THE most stylish rider in the history of the sport? you must not know history
  • 3 4
 @ace9: It's called subjectivity or do you need a lesson in English? Go f*ck yourself Junior
  • 1 1
 @dguzzler: no thanks, dick guzzler
  • 2 0
 What's the photo of Elliot Henry is talking about? Anyone know?
  • 1 0
 There's a link now in the show notes above.
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